Mikayla Housman

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Chat apps surpass SMS for the first time, study finds

Messaging apps are proving enormously popular across the globe; WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum recently solidified that point by claiming that his company's service has grown even bigger than Twitter. If that wasn't enough to give mobile operators pause, a new study from Informa may do the job. The …

Next-gen Xbox may turn your room into the game using special projector

At this point, it seems like Sony’s and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles are just more powerful iterations of the current boxes. Sure, the PlayStation 4’s graphical capabilities are impressive, but I was hoping for something a bit more futuristic from it.<p>Enter Microsoft’s IllumiRoom projector …

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Money Buys Happiness and You Can Never Have Too Much, New Research Says

Richer countries are happier than poor countries. And richer families within richer countries are happier, too.<p>Reuters<p>Americans have a peculiar conviction that the one thing money can't give us is satisfaction. <i>You can't buy happiness</i>, we've all been told. "Mo Money Mo Problems", Biggie concurred. …

Apple to release OS X 10.9 with new power-user features, more from iOS later this year

OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed “Cabernet,” will focus on various “power-user” enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources. Unlike operating system updates such as OS X Leopard and OS X Lion, OS X 10.9 will likely not be an overhauled approach to how the …

Fast & Furious 6 Final Trailer - Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson

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If you were to rename Iceland, what would you call it?

That simple question was the premise of the latest tourism promotion campaign by Iceland, to drum up interest in the tiny country’s dramatic …

Canada and the U.S. just can't make high-speed rail work

For short-haul trips there’s nothing better than a good train to get you from one city centre to the next. A few weeks ago I spent about 10 days …

On your bike: the ultimate travel toolkit for cyclists

We love bikes: there’s a certain sense of freedom to be had from jumping onto a saddle and moving by the sheer strength of your own two feet. There’s also a certain romance in settling into the rhythm of pedalling, the drive train propelling you along the road ahead. Aside from the bike, there's a …

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The fragile ecosystem in Baja California that's under threat from a Spanish resort chain

I was scuba diving in Mexico in the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, a 27.5-square-mile ecosystem with an unusual history and an uncertain future. At …

Sudan's historic treasures get at $135 million lifeline from Qatar

The Sudanese tourism minister Mohamed Abdul-Karim Al-Had, disclosed that Qatar is offering $135 million in a joint Sudanese-Qatari project to …

Op-Ed by Richard Branson: Defeat terrorism through travel

What a wonderful reaction from marathon runners, supporters, businesses, charities, government and people all over the world in supporting those …

Government travel warnings do more harm than good, says Richard Branson

Foreign Office travel advisories do more harm than good, claims the Virgin founder.<p>Sir Richard Branson has launched a scathing attack on the Foreign …

Ethiopian Airlines first to get Dreamliner airborne after six-month grounding

Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday resumed flying Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner passenger jets three months after the globe fleet were grounded over the …

Cycling is the new golf: Business travel industry, are you listening?

Traditionally, business associates would get to know each other over a round of golf. But road cycling is fast catching up as the preferred way of …

National Geographic Magazine

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Wynn Resorts profit on the rise thanks to Vegas bump, but Macau growth slows

Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company run by billionaire Steve Wynn, reported first-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates, helped by gains in …

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Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Flute

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The Seven Most Incredible Telescopes In Existence

The biggest, smallest, and most robotic stargazing tools.<p>When China completes its newest telescope project in 2016, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), it will have a dish nearly half the size of a country (OK, only the world's smallest country, Vatican City, but …