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The 6 Most Important Cruise Ships Launched in 2015

Some 23 million travelers are expected to take a cruise in 2015, according to the Cruise Lines International Association—and in turn, there are dozens of new ships making their maiden voyages. Find out the biggest launches of 2015.

Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is coming in early 2016

The first virtual reality headset to make waves finally has a full release date.<p>The Oculus Rift headset will be available as a full product at retail …

Virtual Reality

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Costa Rica

15 Presidential Campaign Ads From the Past

A look at old campaign posters and flyers before television and social media dominated America’s presidential elections.

Why Amazon paid for 2,000 employees to take classes in things like airplane mechanics and nursing

But Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes a pretty unique approach in providing career help to its employees at the company's fulfillment centers, where Amazon's orders get packaged and shipped.<p>Since 2012, Amazon has offered a program called "Career Choice," where the company pays 95% of tuition for its …

IBM Is Stumbling Its Way Into the Future

The problem with being a tech giant is that, no matter how hard you try to charge into the future, you’re always weighted down by the past. And …

Mysterious Radio Bursts Are Indeed Coming From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

New research clears the reputation of these distant signals<p>In 2001, the Parkes Radio Telescope picked up an extremely energetic burst of radio waves that lasted a mere five-thousandths of a second. Since then, astronomers have found several more so-called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, and even …

Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

There was no one moment when Jon Stewart knew it was time for him to leave what he describes as “the most perfect job in the world”; no epiphany, no flashpoint. “Life,” he says, in the lightly self-mocking tone he uses when talking about himself, “doesn’t really work that way, with a finger …

Comedy

Solar power will soon be as cheap as coal

<i>This post originally appeared at Ensia.</i><p>Inside a sprawling single-story office building in Bedford, Massachusetts, in a secret room known as the Growth Hall, the future of solar power is cooking at more than 2,500 °F. Behind closed doors and downturned blinds, custom-built ovens with ambitious names …

Fortune.com

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Apple ResearchKit could open up a whole new era of clinical trials

When Apple announced, last year, that it was developing a watch that had the functions of a medical device, it became clear that the company was eyeing the $3 trillion health care industry; that the tech industry sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth. Apple’s recent announcement …

Watch how quick it is to vote in the most advanced democracy on earth, Estonia

In Estonia, it takes voters less than a few minutes to vote for president on their mobile phones. The technology for super-quick electronic voting exists, but its available in only a few countries around in the world.<p>Estonia’s Prime Minister explained in a YouTube video how easy it is to …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan civilization, according to new research.<p>Scientists from Rice University and Louisiana State University found evidence in Belize’s Great Blue Hole, a …

Archaeology

China quietly joins Asia's currency wars to avert deflation

China is exposed like a sore thumb as countries devalue on all sides, from Russia, to Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia<p>China has for the first time warned openly about the excessive strength of the Chinese yuan, a sign that the country may be shifting its exchange rate policy as deflation takes hold …

Amelia Earhart plane fragment identified

A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.<p>New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum …

Why Ex-Employees Might Just Be Your Company's Biggest Threat

Back in July, customers of the “Once Upon a Vine” wine shop in Richmond, Virginia, received a very strange edition of the shop’s email newsletter: instead of praise for the 2011 Merlots, the newsletter contained a cryptic note about someone being fired for “bad customer service”.<p>As Richmond.com …

The Incredible Story Of Japan's Groundbreaking Bullet Train

Over the past half century, the Bullet Train has become inextricably linked with the nation and the people it has served so diligently. Since its debut in 1964, the Shinkansen has grown from a single line connecting Tokyo and Osaka to lines linking all parts of the country. These days, the BBC …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From September 2014

From third-party keyboards to boutique e-commerce, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in September.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>SwiftKey<p>With the launch of iOS 8 last month, a number of third-party …

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

By Austin Mann<p><i>As with any smartphone in 2014, there's no more important feature than the camera. It's what we use to take photos with our friends and families, how we remember what we ate and what our kids looked like way back when.</i><p><i>The camera has always been one of the iPhone's most impressive</i> …

MH370: Sonar Reveals Secrets Of Sea Floor

The hunt for missing Malaysian plane MH370 has revealed unsuspected secrets about the Indian Ocean, including underwater volcanoes and trenches dating back up to 100 million years.<p>High-resolution sonar has found no clear signs of the plane’s wreckage, but instead discovered a wealth of unexpected …

Philippines volcano: Thousands flee as Mayon spews lava

<b>Thousands of Filipinos have fled their homes on the northern island of Luzon after the Mount Mayon volcano began to spew lava.</b><p>The authorities are forcibly evacuating villagers living within 6km (4 miles) of the crater, about 330km south-east of the capital, Manila.<p>Residents in the 6-8km zone are …

GIF Keyboard for iOS 8 Is the App You've Been Waiting For

Get ready Internet, animated GIF keyboards are coming to iOS.<p>When iOS 8 was first revealed earlier this year, the game-changing feature that had many …

Enough With the Free Food, Already. Millennials Want Opportunity and Fair Pay

With the impending exodus of Baby Boomers from the workplace over the next decade and the insurgence of Millennials into it, Millennials are expected to make up roughly 75% of the workforce by 2025. That’s why it’s essential that winning organizations figure out what makes Millennials tick. So …

How To Delete Your Own Nude Photos From Apple's iCloud: A Step-By-Step Guide

You probably heard by now about the nude celebrity photos circulating the internet, with the hacker allegedly responsible saying he got the photos from Apple's iCloud.<p>You may be thinking, "I'm not a celebrity. No one would be interested in my naked or otherwise embarrassing photos."<p>That could be …

Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie | US & Canada

The received wisdom comes to us from all directions: Poverty rates are declining and extreme poverty will soon be eradicated. The World Bank, the governments of wealthy countries, and - most importantly - the United Nations Millennium Campaign all agree on this narrative. Relax, they tell us. The …

Best Tours in North America 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Vermont: Locavore Trail</b><p>Eating local is arguably the Green Mountain State religion, and this Vermont-based outfitter has scouted the best bounty in its backyard for a unique itinerary that has you touring the country’s only independent organic seed …

A Look Inside The Most Insane College Gyms

Universities one-upping each other with increasingly lavish rec centers make for some eye-popping workout porn.<p>When Louisiana State University was designing its new $58 million recreation center recently, it was partly with an eye toward besting its Southeastern Conference rival, Auburn University, …

The Faceless Army: Filipino Call Centers

As each business day begins in New York City, Wall Street becomes flooded with expensive cars and designer suits. Meanwhile, as the sun sets in …