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A Quick Guide to Japanese Etiquette

<b>Japanese etiquette can often seem daunting to a traveller. Our quick guide highlights a few key customs to bear in mind.</b><p>Manners are of great importance in Japan, and although some customs, such as not littering, are a given for most travelers, others might not be so obvious. Despite the array of …

McDonald's politely declines Burger King's offer of world peace

Yesterday, Burger King sent McDonald's an open letter proposing that the two fast food chains team up to create a hybrid "McWhopper" burger to celebrate Peace Day on September 21st. Burger King suggested that the "ceasefire" would take place at a single pop-up shop halfway between the corporations' …

LG debuts ‘Rolly’ universal, rollable Bluetooth keyboard

In a press release early this morning, Korean tech giant LG announced that it wants to grab a bigger share of the mobile accessories market. It wants to do so with Rolly Keyboard, a wireless, portable, rollable universal keyboard. Opened, it forms a four-row keyboard with close-to full size keys. …

Sea levels will rise, experts warn, and 'it's not going to stop'

Here's one trend California is behind on: rising sea levels.<p>For the last 23 years, ocean levels around the world have climbed by about 3 inches on average, and NASA scientists say the sea will continue to rise as warming temperatures cause ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica to melt.<p>But …

Obi Worldphone SF1 and SJ1.5 launched by former Apple CEO - super unique and affordable

Any sub-$200 smartphone worth its salt must come from a Chinese company, right? Former Apple CEO John Sculley is trying to change that perspective by co-founding Obi, a Silicon Valley-based company that has just announced a couple devices that will definitely turn heads and keep wallets healthy. …

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Meet the New Rookie Chicago Cubs

Kovler Lion House, at Lincoln Park Zoo, is home to an important pair of siblings. Born June 26, the Red Panda cubs are the first of their kind born …

Masai Giraffe Calf ‘Smiles for the Camera’

The Virginia Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a baby Masai Giraffe on July 23. The yet-to-be-named male calf was born to five-time mother Imara …

Around The Universe: Ariane 5 Launch, New Horizons Reaches Pluto, And Jupiter Has A Twin

Taking a look back at the past seven days of breathtaking discoveries and images being gathered from space, this week’s Around The Universe features stories on the Earth, the space station, Ceres, Pluto and beyond.<p>Around The Universe is here to highlight a few of the coolest images, discoveries, …

Hawaii Schools Short On Teachers -- Again

Elton Kinoshita did everything he could think of last year to find enough qualified teachers to fill all the unexpected vacancies at Lanai High and Elementary School.<p>The second year principal scoured state Department of Education applicant lists, talked to substitute teachers about working full …

Dog Buns Are Adorable But Dangerous

A new doggie styling trend isn't the safest way to give your pet a new look. Right now on Instagram it's all about the #DogBun. Though the pups …

Tonkey The Shar-Pei From Edmonton Is The Cutest Thing On The Internet

This Edmonton puppy may #breaktheinternet.<p>Tonkey, a bear coated shar-pei, has rocketed to fame in recent weeks, after her adorable squishy face …