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Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

What makes a terrible airport (and what would make an amazing one)

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation's history and continued impact on travel. Here we take a look at what makes a terrible airport - and what would make an amazing one.<p>You can find …

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How Google’s new Moto X will transform the smartphone landscape—and threaten Google’s partners

Google has finally unveiled the Moto X “superphone” that the company has been teasing for months. As predicted by the many leaks that preceded today’s announcement, the Moto X is not an ultra high-end Android smartphone intended to go head-to-head with the top phones from Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony. …

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The Rio 2016 Olympics: sun, sea and absolutely no swimming

One year after the London 2012 Olympics, the gates to the east London site have reopened to reveal the new Queen Elizabeth Park, the first tangible piece of the two-week sporting circus' promised legacy. You would think the architects behind the Olympic masterplan might be able to breathe a sigh of …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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Inca Child Sacrifice Victims Were Drugged

Mummy hair reveals that young victims were heavy users of coca and alcohol.<p><b>Three Inca mummies found near the lofty summit of Volcán Llullaillaco in Argentina were so well preserved that they put a human face on the ancient ritual of capacocha—which ended with their sacrifice.</b><p><b>Now the bodies of</b> …

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Eight Things to Know Before Moving to Beirut

<i>by MacKenzie Lewis</i><p>Mine is a classic love story, really: girl meets boy in bar. Girl and boy spend a few nights together. Girl moves to Beirut.<p>It’s …

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The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …