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Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …

Federal Judge Declares NYC's 'Stop and Frisk' Program Unconstitutional

Judge rules NYPD's controversial practice can continue with added reforms, oversight.

Russian "Propaganda" Law Will Be Enforced During Olympics, Interior Ministry States

The latest volley in the conflict over Russia's anti-LGBT propaganda law.<p>WASHINGTON — Russia will enforce its anti-LGBT propaganda law at the Sochi Winter Olympics, the country's Interior Ministry announced in a statement Monday — conflicting with a statement issued late last week by the …

4 Ways Obama Administration Wants to Revamp Justice System

During his confirmation hearing to become the nation's top law enforcement official, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed, "We have to be tough, we …

Forbes top schools list highlights debt, costs

Forbes' magazine's list of America's Top Colleges for 2013 is notable for what's not in the top slot: an Ivy League school.<p>The distinction of being number one this year goes to Stanford University (alma mater of Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer). The number-two school is Pomona College, a small liberal …

The Costa Concordia's Insurer Will Pay Over $1 Billion for Italy Disaster

Insurance industry payouts related to last year’s sinking of cruise liner Costa <i>Concordia</i> have continued to rise and are likely to top $1.1 billion as …

Global Business Travel on Track to Reach $1.12 Trillion, Says GBTA

Business travelers worldwide are expected to spend $1.12 trillion in 2013, a 5.4 percent increase over last year, according to the Global Business …

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here’s this week’s:</b><p>You don’t have to be a …

How to take a MatadorU course for college credit

Although MatadorU is not currently college-accredited, Michael has shown that students can indeed study travel journalism at the U and earn college …

Travel Writing

Orchha, a living medieval town

This Indian town wrapped in legends of feudal chivalry and romance packs more history into every square metre than even Agra or Udaipur.<p>Orchha, a tiny town in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, takes you completely by surprise with its medieval ambience. Instead of the drab concrete …

India

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Beaches

High Intensity Interval Training Abs Workout

Shares 58K<p>The benefits of interval training are many, including: increasing endurance, improving acceleration and speed, and burning more calories in …

Stir-fried Garlic and Sriracha Shrimp Recipe

Although this recipe calls for head-on shrimp, peeled and deveined shrimp will work just as well too.<p><b>Read more: Bar Bites: Stir-fried Garlic and Sriracha Shrimp</b><p>Ingredients1 tablespoon juice from 1 lime1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce1 teaspoon brown sugar1 tablespoon canola oil4 medium cloves garlic, …

Filet Oskar (Steak with Crab and Hollandaise)

Heat 2 cups butter in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-low heat. Skim and discard film from surface. Pour clarified butter from pan into a bowl, leaving …

Recipes

Sparkling Ink

When it comes to dinner, I like to improvise. The story of this dinner began with almost empty fridge with not much more than leeks, bacon and jarred …

Grilling: Beer-Marinated Chicken Tacos Recipe

Each week Joshua Bousel drops by with a recipe for you to grill over the weekend. Fire it up, Joshua!<p>I've covered beef and pork tacos before, so the next logical step in my taco journey was chicken. I've always had my eye on this one particular recipe for beer-marinated chicken tacos, partly …

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