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Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Why Airlines Hate Hidden City Ticketing (and Maybe You Should Too)

You've probably already heard the David vs. Goliath "hidden city airfare" story that's been all over the news.<p>Briefly, a sweet-faced 22-year-old tech whiz kid in his spare time designed a website called Skiplagged that shows people how to cheat the airlines out of revenue using an insider strategy …

14 amazing cruises setting sail in 2015

7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Lessons are learned every day -- or at least they should be. Whether positive or negative, life is full of daily experiences that change us and affect us. Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you …

Russia sets itself on collision course with FIFA

Russia, host of the 2018 World Cup, stands in breach of FIFA statutes after its league voted to incorporate three clubs from Crimea in the third division.<p>The governing rules of the world federation, by which the Russians are bound, lay down that clubs may transfer from one national jurisdiction to …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

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Caracas chaos: Venezuelan general on the run

Death in the streets, rationing by fingerprints and a general on the run: how oil-rich Venezuela has descended into chaos<p>The instructions were straight from the pages of a thriller. We were to park our vehicle in an underground car park, leave behind our mobile phones to avoid tracking, walk …

Silk Road 2.0 'Hack' Blamed On Bitcoin Bug, All Funds Stolen

The same bug that has plagued several of the biggest players in the Bitcoin economy may have just bitten the Silk Road.<p>On Thursday, one of the recently-reincarnated drug-selling black market site’s administrators posted a long announcement to the Silk Road 2.0 forums admitting that the site had …

Vitamin E Might Help Slow Alzheimer's Early On

Alzheimer's is a disease without a cure, and the available treatments only slow its progression for a bit. Now there's evidence vitamin E may help hold it at bay, at least for people in the early stages of the disease.<p>The finding, though inconclusive, is a bit of a surprise. Vitamin E has gotten a …

Medical journal: 'Case closed' against vitamin pills

Vitamin industry and some researchers disagree that 'enough is enough' when it comes to supplement studies.<p>The latest studies on vitamins have some medical experts saying "case closed" — it's time for most consumers to stop wasting money on multivitamins and other supplements, because they have no …

North Korea 'summons business people from China'

<b>North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, says a South Korean report.</b><p>Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of Mr Chang, who was in charge of economic ties with China.<p>Mr Kim has been pictured by state media for the …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of seabed dumped on top of it.<p>Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

The Other Questions Raised by Seymour Hersh's Syria Scoop

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"Obama did not tell the whole story" on Bashar al-Assad's alleged involvement in a chemical weapons …

Viagra Might Help Menstrual Cramps

Reforms in Cuba seen as changing country's values

It's not dog-eat-dog. Not just yet.<p>But as more and more islanders go into business for themselves under President Raul Castro's economic reforms, the ethos of capitalism is increasingly seeping into Cuban daily life, often in stark conflict with fundamental tenets of the Cuban Revolution.<p>These days …

Skyrim modder lands dream job ... on Destiny

A modder who spent 2,000 hours creating a<i>Skyrim</i> mod in order to snag a development job at Bethesda has been rewarded in an unexpected way. Bungie has hired him to work on <i>Destiny</i>.<p>Alexander Velicky spent a year building the impressive <i>Skyrim</i> mod Falskaar (pictured). At the time he said his work was …

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you could be sitting in his office in the Memory Assessment and Research Centre at Southampton …

Obamacare on the Ropes? Liberal CNN Host Actually Tells Obama It’s Time to ‘Start Panicking’

Liberal CNN host Piers Morgan, who self-admittedly agrees with the “principle” of Obamacare, slammed President Barack Obama’s Thursday press conference on the health care law, calling it an “utter disaster.”<p>In a previous tweet, Morgan pointed out that “considerably more Americans signed a petition …

12 great current-gen games you didn’t play, handpicked by industry pros

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>Wow. It’s been one heck of a console generation: games like Mass Effect, Uncharted, Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed.<p>But for every triple-A hit, we …

Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage

President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked.<p>"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation …

T-Mobile users can now send MMS messages to Google Voice numbers

As it prepares to launch Google's Nexus 5, T-Mobile is throwing a bone to users of another service from Mountain View: Google Voice. Your Google Voice number can now receive MMS messages from T-Mobile subscribers. The company becomes only the second wireless provider to enable MMS support. But like …

A New Look At An Old Epilepsy Drug Yields Treatment Clue

About one-third of people with epilepsy aren't helped by existing drugs.<p>But a commonly prescribed medicine used for almost 50 years to treat the disorder has revealed new information about how the disorder works that could lead to improvements in treatments.<p>That drug, valproic acid, is used to …

Speaking a second language delays dementias, even in the illiterate, study finds

There’s more evidence that speaking a second language can delay the onset of dementia later in life — this time in a population where even illiterate people reaped the benefits of being bilingual.<p>Conducted in Hyderabad, India, the largest study of its kind so far found that speaking two languages …

There Are (Probably) Billions of Earth-Like Planets in the Universe

New research, courtesy of NASA's Kepler telescope, suggests that there's no dearth of pseudo-Earths.<p>"When I began searching for exoplanets," Geoff Marcy told me last year, "everybody said I was crazy." Back then—in the 1990s, when "planet hunting" was new and, as its name might suggest, somewhat …