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Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365

50 Best Albums of 2013

Vampire Weekend cut the cute and raised the stakes, Kanye assaulted our ears, Bowie shocked the world and Miley tossed a dance-pop party grenade<p>50<p>The …

Venice by night...

Tag: Design Travel

Shopper’s Diary: No. 56 Shop on the Cornish Coast<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Escape to the Hinterland: 12 Vacation Rental Homes in Germany<p>by Meredith …

No Cake For You: Saying 'I Don't' To Same-Sex Marriage

There were a few snickers when a Colorado state judge ruled that a baker has to produce wedding cakes for gay couples even though he opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds.<p>A cake? What's the big deal?<p>But the decision, handed down late last week, is just the latest slice in a debate that has …

What Megyn Kelly Gets Really Wrong About Religion

Megyn Kelly said some pretty dumb stuff on Fox News about Jesus (dumb by Megyn Kelly's low standard, not by Fox News' geologic standards) yesterday. She claimed that he was "white" and that "just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change." Which is ironic, because that …

Religion Is Changing, So Why Not Science?

We are witnessing an era of unprecedented changes. Environmental, political, economic, and informational, just to name a few. The boundaries that separate humans seem to be coming down as globalization proceeds. These changes can be positive or negative, as some political and economic occurrences …

Consciousness

Associated Press News

Marks and Spencer apology over alcohol and religion

Marks and Spencer has apologised after a worker in a London store politely referred a customer trying to buy alcohol to another till.<p>The retailer said it had failed to follow its internal policy of trying to find suitable roles for staff whose religious beliefs restrict food or drink they can …

Green Oil: Scientists Turn Algae Into Petroleum In 30 Minutes

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are claiming success in perfecting a method that can transform a pea-soupy solution of algae into crude oil by pressure cooking it for about 30 minutes. The process, called hydrothermal liquefaction, also works on other streams of organic …

Target challenges report that hackers stole PINs in data breach

Target maintains that shoppers’ personal identification numbers (PINs) are safe following a data breach that affected more than 40 million customer credit and debit cards in November and December.<p>But one report says otherwise.<p>On Wednesday, Reuters cited an anonymous payment executive “familiar with …

In Wake of Delivery Delays, Amazon Offers Gift Cards to Customers

Amazon announced Thursday that it would offer a form of restitution to its aggrieved customers after shipping problems prevented orders from being …

eCommerce

Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year

2013, year of the fake: Our love affair with viral Internet hoaxes

All of a sudden, it seems, it has become the year of the hoax. From a server faking a homophobic message, to a self-righteous airplane passenger passing notes to a non-existent "Diane," to a supposed Google employee berating protestors, stories that appear to be true but aren't are suddenly …