David Atamari

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The Japanese island with lightest, fluffiest snow known to humankind

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido is renowned for having vast quantities of the lightest, fluffiest snow known to humankind. In its snowiest years, resorts such as Niseko, Rusutsu and Furano can receive up to 17m of the white stuff. To put that in perspective, the annual average of perennial …

For Barcelona, Tourism Boom Comes At High Cost

On a mild, sunny afternoon, hordes of tourists stroll down Barcelona's famous tree-lined pedestrian avenue, La Rambla. They love it — the weather, the tapas, the laid-back bohemian vibe. One tourist from Australia says he's visited Barcelona 12 times in 10 years.<p>But the city doesn't always love …

Visiting Hong Kong for the first time? Here’s what you need to know

Visiting Hong Kong for the first time? Here’s what you need to know<b>Visiting Hong Kong for the first time? Here’s what you need to know!</b>While one of …

New Zealand Will Give You a Free Trip If You Agree to a Job Interview

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>The tech industry in Wellington, New Zealand, is actively looking to recruit tech experts from …

New Zealand

Donald Trump sees the future in coal. China sees the future in renewables. Who’s making the safer bet?

In Donald Trump's vision of America, some parts of the country's future look a lot like its past. Exhibit A: his promise to revive the flagging coal industry.<p>Meanwhile the world's other economic giant, China, which now uses more coal than any other country on Earth, is moving sharply in the …

Fossil Fuels

Competing with the iPhone's specs is harder than it seems

It’s a common fallacy, convenient to Apple, to think that the iPhone maker doesn’t care about specs. Oh, they’re too busy sticking cigarette stubs into people’s ears, those Cupertino types, to mind the nerdy feeds and speeds of their phones. The iPhone is behind the Android curve on almost every …

Space probe finds 72 new objects near Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you think of Earth, do you see our bright blue planet floating out in the vast darkness of space? Maybe you imagine the ring of satellites and spacecraft circling the planet.<p>But do you see the space rocks that could plunge into our planet, causing major destruction?<p>NASA does.<p>It's using …

Real-Life 'Asteroids': ESA Mission Aims to Shoot Down Space Rock

NASA and the European Space Agency begin design work this month on a mission that amounts to a real-life version of the classic game "Asteroids": After a lander settles down on a passing pair of space rocks, a second satellite will be fired at them like a giant bullet. But this is no game — a great …

Space

Sears: Why the troubled chain's vendors are worried

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp.’s deepening financial troubles have forced insurers and banks to raise the cost of guaranteeing payment to vendors, rattling the retailer’s supply chain as the company heads into the key holiday season.<p>A woman walks by stoves in the appliance section at a …

Australia inflation gauge shows broad slowdown in September: TDMI

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A private gauge of Australian price pressures showed inflation at its slowest in almost a year in September amid a broad moderation in goods and services costs.<p>A pedestrian looks at a Sydney retail shop displaying homewares for sale September 11, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray<p>The TD …

Rivals Burger King And McDonald's In Black Burger Face-off In Tokyo

In Tokyo, the heart of global food and fashion trends, residents are flocking to Burger King outlets to try the recently-launched ‘Kuro’ (black) burger with its gourmet black buns, black cheese and black sauce. The limited-edition item was introduced in mid-September to mark Burger King’s five …

According to a new estimate, Paris could be yours for $965 billion

If Paris were on sale, it could be yours for $956 billion. That, at least, is the price tag suggested by French historian Patrice de Moncan’s new book <i>Que Vaut Paris?</i> <i>(How Much Is Paris Worth?</i>), published in France this month. Written together with the head of the French National Real Estate …

France