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How to get the most out of Google Maps when you’re traveling

Of all the travel apps that exist to improve any trip, Google Maps isn’t normally one you hear people raving about.<p>After all, Google itself is so embedded to our quotidian tech lives, we scarcely think of it as having a specialist application to something as exciting as travel. But when you go …

Maps

These Disney Bakery Cakes Are Straight Out of a Fairytale Wedding

Disney has unveiled several dazzling cakes created by their team of talented bakers for one of life’s most magical events: your wedding day.<p>The …

Walt Disney Company

George Will Says Donald Trump Now 'Nation's Worst President'

“After the president’s full-throated support of the grotesque, he should be icily shunned by all but his diehard collaborators,” Washington Post …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sets record for best-selling NASCAR die-cast in final Cup Series season

The paint scheme Dale Earnhardt Jr. had in his final Cup Series start was a hit with fans, who purchased die-casts of the car in record numbers.<p>Surprise, surprise: Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the top-selling die-cast car in 2017, according to Lionel Racing, NASCAR’s official die-cast producer. …

Motorsport

In Stephen Piscotty trade with Oakland, Cardinals show grace rarely seen in baseball deals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The St. Louis Cardinals obtained the potent hitter they desperately needed when they traded for outfielder Marcell Ozuna in one of the winter meetings’ biggest deals.<p>And yet it was another move that earned them widespread admiration.<p>In a business where decisions are almost …

Alex Cobb

A Giant Roller Coaster Through the Rocky Mountains

When we founded UrbanDaddy, we did so on the principle that whenever we heard about a giant roller coaster opening up in a giant mountain range, we …

Trains

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

Trump's Top Environmental Nominee Has an Application Full of Plagiarized Answers

Cut and paste.

Clean Technology

Van Allen Belt Mystery Solved With Student-Built Satellite

Oh, that Van Allen Belt—online crackpots love to use Earth’s belt of radiation to bolster their Moon landing conspiracies, suggesting it could be too …

Physics

A New Type of Steel Kills Bacteria With Nanospikes

In an age when bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best antibiotics and the words “E. coli” can shut down your favorite local …

E.coli

The Queen’s unusual jet lag remedy and 13 more of her fascinating travel habits

Queen Elizabeth II, officially the most widely travelled head of state in history - if anyone has a polished coping strategy for jet lag, surely it is she.<p>Perhaps surprisingly it's barley sugar, sold in the form of boiled sweets, along with unspecified homeopathic remedies, according to an …

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques

A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the …

Cancer

Brand new Pacific island is a whole lot like Mars, and scientists are excited

It’s not often that a whole new chunk of land just comes jutting out of the ocean, but that’s just what happened with a new island in the South …

GOP tax plan could bring big New Year's surprises

Republicans want their changes to go into effect Jan. 1.<p>American taxpayers may get a jolt on New Year’s Day when new tax rules — including some sudden tax increases — take effect just days after Republicans hope to pass their overhaul and have it signed into law.<p>In an effort to juice the economy …

Republicans

The Most Romantic Destination in Every U.S. State, Mapped

With Christmas coming up, there's really no better time to show your loved ones how much you care about them. And you want to share a new experience …

5 Chrome extensions for improving your focus at work

The internet is a rich, diverse and utterly distracting experience. If you work on a computer, which an increasing number of people do, you know it’s not hard for some shiny digital object to catch your attention and draw you away from what you’re doing.<p>We’ve shown you extensions that can help …

What one of the Street’s top strategists is predicting for 2018

When Brian Belski speaks, investors should take note: The chief investment strategist at BMO Nesbitt Burns has a successful track record in recent years for accurately forecasting the market.<p>Last year, his base-case forecast target for the S&P/TSX composite index at the end of 2017 was 16,000 and …

Investing

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

25 Free Things to Do on Your Next Visit to Los Angeles

Tourists flock to Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but there’s so much more to this SoCal city beyond …

Travel

New Yorkers: The Guy Fieri-Inspired Pub Crawl FieriCon Invades This Weekend

Normally it’s the government who warns the public about an impending threat, whether it be a natural one like a coming snowstorm or a hurricane, or a …

Ice Cream

Roast Sweet Potatoes and Gussy 'Em Up Like Never Before

Growing up, my family’s go-to, special-occasion sweet potatoes were, most likely, a lot like yours: a silky, creamy casserole topped with a whole mess of sugar. Usually, this means mini-marshmallows. At my parents’ house, it was a thick, crunchy layer of candied pecans. That casserole appeared at …

Scientists have a new theory on how the Chernobyl disaster unfolded

A new theory on the Chernobyl disaster could shed fresh light on the world’s worst nuclear accident.<p>In an article published in the journal Nuclear Technology, scientists argue that the first of two explosions reported by eyewitnesses was a nuclear, not a steam explosion, as is widely thought. …

Chernobyl

The Monster Star That Refuses to Die: Could Antimatter Be Fueling Its Supernovas?

The idea behind the death of a massive star is relatively straightforward: It gets old, runs out of fuel, collapses under gravity and then explodes …

Universe

Scientists Have Identified The Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in The Brain

With huge implications.<p>Most of us know the feeling of being unable to distract ourselves from a particular thought, however much we might want to. …

There’s so much going on in this breathtaking new Hubble photo you could stare at it for years

NASA has lots and lots of hardware floating around in space, orbiting planets, and cruising around Mars, and when it wants to show off its …

Astronomy

7 things you peak at in life after age 50, according to science

It's in the back nine of life, for instance, that people have the best body images and can best pick up on others' emotions.<p>In case you're worried the prime of your life is rushing past you, here is some evidence the best is still yet to come.

Mathematics

From fishing to climbing: The best California state parks for all types

Nearly 300 state park units dot the varied landscape of California – that translates to about 1.6 million acres of protected land and the wildlife contained therein.<p>From the granite spires of Castle Crags to the pink and purple hills of Anza-Borrego, each state park offers unique natural delights, …

National Parks

36 Hours in Hamburg, Germany

Germany’s second city is a watery wonder, teeming with architectural marvels, restaurants and cultural charms, including a shimmering new concert hall.

Hamburg

Stay out of the hurricane belt on Grenada

The tranquil haven of Grenada is grandiose during hurricane season. One of the Caribbean’s least visited islands is a lush paradise of landscape, …

American Airlines

Volcanoes helped topple ancient Egyptian empire, study finds

Sun-choking debris cast off by volcanoes more than 2,000 years ago starved headwaters feeding the Nile river and hastened the downfall of ancient Egypt’s last kingdom, researchers claim.<p>Eruptions in the 3rd and 1st century B.C. — including one of the biggest blasts in the past 2,500 years — …

Ancient History