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A windfall to beat Skyfall? Spectre sets sights on Bond box office record

The latest James Bond film is the spy franchise’s 24th instalment, and may offer enough stars, spectacle and sinister villain to become its most successful<p>The trailers have offered tantalising glimpses of helicopter chases, fire-emitting cars, seductive women and an even more darkly troubled …

Box Office

Is World War Three between China and the West inevitable?

It should be a strategic priority to nurture and strengthen the group of regional powers directly affected by Chinese behaviour<p>On one of Margaret Thatcher’s trips to Beijing in the 1980s, Charles Moore tells us in his recent biography, the Chinese leadership hoped to pressure Britain over Hong …

Correction: CIA-Brennan Emails story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 22 about the release of CIA Director John Brennan's personal emails, The Associated Press reported erroneously that …

13 Luxury Hotels Taking Sustainable Dining to a New Level

At this all-inclusive Relais & Châteaux property in rural Vermont, chef Nathan Rich maintains a garden on-site, works with local farms, and even …

Luxury Lifestyle

Climb or Die

As I sat in a tree in the Amazon, I wondered whether I would live or die. My life rested in the hands of two guides that I barely knew, and who were only about 27 years old. I only met my "official guide", Jose, four days prior but the other guide had just paddled us in a canoe from the riverboat …

Zombie white dwarf star caught destroying an orbiting planet

It's the first time astronomers have found a planet around a white dwarf<p>More than 570 light years away in the constellation Virgo, a disintegrating planet orbits around a white dwarf — the leftovers of a yellow star after it died. The cause of the planet's demise is the zombie star itself; the …

Universe

Watch Out for Malicious Wi-Fi Connections at These Popular Tourist Destinations

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>Think twice about logging onto Wi-Fi while vacationing in popular locales. A new analysis found that travelers at highly trafficked tourist attractions are increasingly at risk from malicious Wi-Fi networks.<p>The study, which was conducted by mobile threat defense company …

Shell game: New species of Galapagos giant tortoise identified

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a new species of giant tortoise on the Galápagos Islands, using genetic data to determine that a group of 250 of the slow-moving grazing reptiles was distinct from other tortoise species residing in the Pacific archipelago.<p>The newly identified …

A first look at the ad-free YouTube Red subscription service

Would you pay $9.99 a month for a souped up YouTube?<p>At an event in Los Angeles this morning, YouTube unveiled its newest offering, a subscription service called YouTube Red. For $9.99 a month subscribers get to watch videos ad-free, save videos to watch offline, and keep videos running in the …

A new Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile is bad news for US aircraft carriers

But that balance might be starting to shift in East Asia, an area of increasing strategic concern to the US. In a time when China wants full control of the disputed South China Sea, Beijing has developed a potential carrier-killer: an anti-ship missile called the Dong Feng-21 (CSS-5) that could …

Garmin Releases Three New Exercise Watches To Keep You Unflabby

Another day, another fitness device that can track your distance, pace, heart rate, and nag you when you don’t exercise. This time we have the Garmin 230, 235, and 630, three great smartwatches with exercise freaks in mind.<p>The 230 and 235 have colorful screens and the 235 includes built-in heart …

wearabletech

Secure in Iran deal victory, White House is gently mocking its opponents

From the moment negotiators signed off on a sweeping accord designed to limit Iran’s<p>nuclear program, theWhite Housewent to work to ensure thatCongresscould not derail it.<p>Now with victory all but certain, and<p>Republicansfacing a surprise internal rebellion over tactics, PresidentObama’s team moved …

Climate change legislation approaches pivotal showdown with oil industry

California Democrats’ push to curb emissions and promote clean energy would alter how the state does business and change the way residents live<p>With only a few days left in the current session of the California legislature, an aggressive political and public relations fight between the oil industry …

Climate

Boeing shows off its portable drone-killing laser

Boeing has been researching ways to disable drones with lasers for a while now, and this week, the defense contractor released new footage (below) of its Compact Laser Weapons System: a portable, tripod-mounted device that can burn a hole in a UAV or a quadcopter in seconds. The system is …

Doctors Without Borders says a Bollywood film may be putting thousands of its workers at risk

<i>This post has been updated with a new statement from MSF.</i><p>Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)—also known as Doctors Without Borders—is considering taking the makers of a newly released Bollywood film to court.<p>The medical humanitarian organisation has alleged that the Hindi film <i>Phantom</i> has references to …

Disease

Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

10 National Geographic Photographers Give Thanks for the Photos That Changed Them

Picture Stories<p><i>As a new photo editor at</i> National Geographic<i>, I was eager to learn more about the photographers we work with, many of whom I haven’t met in person. In honor of Thanksgiving, I asked ten of them to share an image that they were especially thankful for having taken – one that had</i> …

Best Travel Apps for 2015

From helping you to plan an adventure to sort out transportation in a new city, this year’s list of best travel apps will inspire you to get you off the couch and book those plane tickets. For last year’s hottest travel apps, click here.<p><b>1. Instagram</b><p>This popular social media platform just surpassed …

Knightsbridge

Why it's a bad time to buy a house

House prices predicted to fall next year amid higher interest rates and tougher mortgage rules<p>Britain's booming housing market will cool down next year as looming interest rate rises and tougher mortgage rules trigger the first fall in <b>house prices</b> since 2011, according to a leading economics …

Quick Workouts in Just 20 Minutes

When time is short, quick workouts will keep you fit.<p>Holidays are certainly joyous, but family gatherings, holiday parties, and office functions can bump running right off your to-do list. Fortunately, you don't need to run for hours to maintain your fitness during this busy time of year. The …

Marathons

Eight Reasons to Sip on Coffee

A cup of joe jolts your mood, reduces disease risk, and adds a kick to workouts.<p>A morning cup of coffee is a must for many runners. It wakes you up, energizes your workout, and—how can we say this nicely?—gets your systems moving, too. But there's more reason to indulge in that second or third cup. …

Coffee

David Cameron tries to woo voters with discount starter homes

David Cameron says first-time buyers under the age of 40 are to be offered 20 per cent discounts on 100,000 new homes if his party wins a national election<p><b>Prime Minister David Cameron</b> pledged on Saturday to build <b>100,000 new homes and offer them to younger first-time buyer</b><b>s</b> at a 20 per cent discount …

RT @johnoceallaigh: Just another superyacht with its own helipad and helicopter. You encounter quite a few at the Monaco Yacht Show. http://t.co/Kut0mjl52W

Why You Need to Reconsider the Power of the Humble Checklist

If you think using checklists are not for you, think again.<p>I was surprised that the "Checklist Manifesto" didn't have more of an impact.<p>The book, which came out about four years ago, argued--correctly--that checklists are a wonderful way to make sure you don't overlook anything, and that it is true …

Productivity

Three Glens, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire: hotel review

An ultra-green new guesthouse in Scotland has our vegan eco-warrior shouting for joy, but there’s plenty to please style junkies and carnivores, too<p>Stand aside, all ye hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses that claim to be off the beaten track, for Three Glens has upped the stakes: it is completely off the …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Season 1 Episode 3 Review

<i>Anghus Houvouras reviews the third episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D…</i><p>Spoilers ahead, obviously…<p>Coulson’s a robot. The world’s hottest hacker …