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The train graveyard at the 'edge of the world'

Melbourne-based photographer Chris Staring captured a series of stunning photos of the train graveyard, known locally as the 'Cementerio de …

Trains
Productivity
Turkey

Senators ask Trump EPA chief pick to disclose energy industry ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on the U.S. Senate's environment panel on Wednesday asked President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency to disclose his ties to the energy industry ahead of his confirmation hearing early next year.<p>The six senators sent a letter …

Fidget Cube for restless workers rocks Kickstarter, attracts gobs of money

The Fidget Cube is a cube at heart, but it also has plenty of features designed to keep your fingers occupied when you just can't hold still.<p>Your desk is your sanctuary at work. It's where you sit (or stand) and while away your employment hours. Maybe you're really good at holding still. Or maybe …

Kickstarter

Here's How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse

Too much inequality and too few natural resources could leave the West vulnerable to a Roman Empire-style fall.<p>This article is from the archive of our partner<p>Few think Western civilization is on the brink of collapse — but it's also doubtful the Romans and Mesopotamians saw their own demise coming …

'Neural network' spotted deep inside Samsung's Galaxy S7 silicon brain

<b>Hot Chips</b> Secrets of Exynos M1 cores spilledSamsung has revealed the blueprints to its mystery M1 processor cores at the heart of its S7 and S7 Edge …

Samsung

Twelve of the most harrowing accounts from the Nauru files – in pictures

The Nauru files document in chilling detail what day-to-day life is like inside the Australian-run detention centre on the remote Pacific island. From traumatised children drawing dark pictures to a woman suffering the indignity of pleading for basic medical supplies – from the harrowing to the …

Australia

15 fun things you can do with your smartphone photos to preserve memories

Creative smartphone photo products<p>1. A monthly magazine<p>The Recently app turns photos from your camera roll (iOS for now) into an 8x11” magazine that you receive on a monthly basis. You can include either 50 or 100 photos in each magazine, and along with copies for yourself, you can also send issues …

Even Broke, Mark Twain Traveled in Style

In 1895, a bankrupt Mark Twain embarked on a round-the-world speaking tour to pay his debts. It worked, but what we remember are his funny, acerbic travel notes.<p>Celebrity perks usually amount to a few comped bottles of champagne or courtside tickets. A British railway once set aside 35 miles of …

Travel

Mapped: Every single Game of Thrones filming location

The idea that tourists will flock to the filming locations of the latest blockbuster movie, or must-see TV drama, can sometimes feel a little far-fetched. How many really sped to Albuquerque after watching Breaking Bad? However, when it comes to Game of Thrones, so enthralling is the fantasy world, …

The 50 Most Beautiful Vacation Rentals in America

15 Breathtaking Campsites In Canada You Need To Visit This Summer

These spots will make you one happy camper.<p>1. Berg Lake Campground in Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia<p>Mount Robson Provincial Park is bursting with adventure and stunning views. The campground is located across from the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Set up …

The Cheapest Days to Fly for Summer Travel

If you have plans for summer travel, it’s time to start thinking about booking those flights. And CheapAir has analyzed and calculated the cheapest …

Travel

The World’s Most Beautiful New Museums

Architectural marvels from New York City to Shanghai.<p>Spain’s powerful Botín family, longtime bankers and philanthropists, hired Renzo Piano to build …

6 of the coolest boatels in the world

Whether it's great design or scenic views that float your boat, Liz Connor rounds up the best hotels at sea to book this year

Luxury