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Arctic heating up at twice as fast as rest of globe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world -- triggering a "massive decline in sea ice and snow," according to a new federal report.<p>On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 11th annual Arctic Report Card, which compiles data from 61 …

What happens when airport cleaning staff stop picking up after us, in horrifying photos

Cleaning up after other people is a thankless, invisible job, and now we know what it looks like when those cleaners get fed up: Barcelona’s El Prat Airport.<p>Travelers arriving to Barcelona in the past few days were greeted by astounding heaps of trash at the airport, due to a five-day cleaning …

Gifting Equity in a Home

<b>Updated November 2017</b> — Preserving family tradition and effective tax planning may not often intersect. But when parents give the equity in a home to …

dna Tech Reads: From China's high-speed unmanned sea vessel to NASA's world record breaking satellites

<b>1. China develops high-speed unmanned sea vessel</b><p>China has developed a high-speed, intelligent unmanned sea vessel which can be used for a host of …

Vancouver Average House Price Plunge Is Largest On Record: BMO

The average price of a house sold in Vancouver saw its largest-ever drop in August, in the wake of B.C.’s new foreign-buyer tax — but before tougher …

The 20 Most Inspirational Non-Architecture TED Talks for Architects

For more than 3 decades now, the annual TED Conference and its many affiliated events have served as an important platform for, as their tagline puts …

Michael Phelps set to win 22nd Olympics gold as Tutton, Renshaw and Wallace qualify for finals

• Rio Olympics 2016, day five<br>• Can Michael Phelps beat 2,168-year-old Olympic record?<br>• Max Whitlock wins bronze in dramatic all-round gymnastics final<br>• How British swimming was transformed after London 2012 disappointment<br>• Britain's Rio Olympics medal tally rises quicker than at London 2012<br>• Officials attempt …

Swimming

3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.<p>A Belgian-led team reported Monday that it's discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star less than 40 light-years away. It's the first time planets have …

Universe

Kate Winslet breaks silence on Titanic raft ending: 'He could have actually fit'

Star of third highest-grossing film of all time voices agreement with fans who felt Leonardo DiCaprio’s character died unnecessarily<p>Related: Did Winslet want DiCaprio to die in Titanic? – the Dailies film podcast<p>Avatar and then Star Wars: The Force Awakens ousted James Cameron’s 1997 weepie from …

James Cameron

Film Review: Tarantino's bloody latest is a panoramic affair

There's been lots of chatter about "The Hateful Eight," Quentin Tarantino's "chamber Western," going back to what might be called "pre-pre-production."<p>After an early draft of the script was leaked, Tarantino sued and said he wasn't going to make the film; then he changed his mind and did make it. …

Madonna's photo war: Battle over her son goes from courtroom to Instagram as singer trades online pictures with her ex's new wife

The battle over their teenage son became a war of the picture album for Guy Ritchie and Madonna on Sunday.<p>The former couple traded photos on the …

The 10 Most Expensive Cities In The World For Expats

We bet you didn’t think the capital of Chad would be in there.<p>Mercer looked at over 200 cities around the world, and compared them and their currencies to these two reference points. The list was then worked out by looking at the costs of things that expats in these cities typically spend their …

Hong Kong

Movie Review - Tomorrowland (2015)

<b>Tomorrowland,</b> 2015.<p>Directed by Brad Bird.<br>Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Thomas Robinson, Raffey Cassidy and Hugh Laurie.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>A former …

The Ride of His Life

After an epic drama of destruction and redemption—worthy of, say, a Marvel super-hero—Robert Downey Jr. is figuring out what he’s learned. Exhibit A, in theaters this month: The Judge, the debut feature from the production company Downey has started with his wife, Susan. At the Malibu home he …

Nixon Unbound

Though Richard Nixon’s reign was cut short by the Watergate scandal, his first term was on many fronts a triumph. In an adaptation from their new book, which draws on 3,700 hours of Nixon’s White House tapes, two historians reveal the 37th president as crisis manager, geopolitical strategist, and …