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New App Fights Jet Lag

Whether returning from a trail running trek through the Italian Dolomites or a hiking journey through the Balkans, jet lag can leave a sour taste after even the best vacations. Now, scientists have found a way for travelers to quickly reset their internal clocks.<p>A new study published in the journal</i> …

Drill, Baby, Drill

AS THE MORNING SUN creeps over a distant ridge, Charles Ray, America’s ambassador to Valsura, picks his way down a rocky hillside and into a dry creek bed to wait for his rescuers. He has chosen the wrong shoes for a desert excursion—black leather oxfords—but this makes sense. He didn’t plan on …

The Coldest War

WE WERE MARCHING up a strip of shattered rock laid out between two streams of the purest white, frozen highways extending in great ripples toward the head of the Siachen Glacier—the largest alpine glacier on earth, nearly two trillion cubic feet of ice. The air was frigid and the light crackled …

The Devil on Paradise Road

Thirteen miles of two-lane blacktop connect the fir-and-cedar forests of Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park’s ranger headquarters, to Paradise, the mountain’s 5,400-foot subalpine playground. Technically, it’s a section of Washington’s State Route 706, but locals know it as the Paradise road. …

The Cult of Belize

OF ALL the odd and magical places in the world, Belize is surely one of the magically oddest.<p>Tucked between Guatemala, Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, this tiny country lives a charmed life. In 24 years of independence, Belize (formerly British Honduras) has established itself as one of the world's …

The Rise of the Tick

I’m tailing a Ford pickup truck along the eastern bank of the Connecticut River. When we reach a sign for Lord Creek Farm, the pickup turns off the road and I follow up a dusty driveway. We park in the shadow of an enormous red horse barn, next to paddocks full of jump gates, where riding lessons …

Africa: How to compete? Get those containers moving | North Africa

The Africa leg of the World economic forum (Wef) hit cape Town on 8-9 May and launched the global competitiveness report.<p>Globally, the picture is not …

Fight for Somalia turns town to dust | Somalia

<b>Elasha Biyaha, Somalia</b> - In a town not far from Mogadishu, vehicles slow to a crawl to negotiate the potholes that dot the town's only tarmac road; ownerless donkeys wander about, scavenging for food; once-elegant villas with shining rooftops are now abandoned, with overgrown vegetation taking over …

Seychelles cells: The Somali pirates 'jailed in paradise'

<b>There are more than 1,000 convicted Somali pirates in prisons around the world. Some of them end up in a UN-funded jail on the tiny island nation of Seychelles.</b><p>The Indian shopkeepers along the beach have never heard of the prison at Montagne Posee, but a villager tells me to drive above a deep …

Square Cash tipped to make splitting the check email-simple

Mobile payments provider Square has launched an PayPal rival, Square Cash, offering a straightforward way for individuals to exchange small sums …

The first GIFs? Prehistoric rock carvings become 'animated' under sunlight

Prehistoric human artwork is simple but breathtaking, as anyone who has seen some up close or in movies such as Werner Herzog's 2011 documentary <i>Cave of Forgotten Dreams</i> can attest. But now archaeologists say that there is more to it than meets the eye: a group of rock carvings in the Italian Alps …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

11 DIY Dining Tables to Dine in Style

Many people’s lives revolve around food, entertaining, and sitting down to a wonderful nightly family dinner. So why should your dining table, the …

Gigaom | How to make Twitter the ultimate news ticker

Advertisement<p>It’s been a tumultuous several weeks for Twitter, Reddit and the social web, during which we’ve seen both its great potential and …

This Copyright Bill Could Help Small Business Owners, Girl Talk, Service Members, and the Blind

In Tomorrow's Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer

A 3-D printed drone is shot down by insurgents near a far-flung base manned by the U.S. military. Within hours, a small lab dropped onto the base by …

GadgetellSolutions Media

26Jul/18<p>There are multiple departments within a retail organization, so which are most important? If we’re equating worth to cost — i.e., the annual …

Pick your poison: messaging will be fragmented, expensive, or locked-in

Moves from Google this week don't bode well for chat apps<p>The hottest space in mobile tech right now is messaging, with all the apps that let you skip past high-priced SMS and send texts for free (or very cheap). Just this week, we've heard that BlackBerry Messenger will soon work on iPhone and …

Google lets you make your own maps with Maps Engine Lite Beta

Maps are handy items, especially when made to provide specific information that would be otherwise hard to visual or utilize, such as the specific …