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A villa built on the roof of a 26-storey residential block in Beijing, China, may be demolished by authorities. http://t.gu.com/nSk20 According to local media, the villa has been under construction for the past six years and comes complete with fake rockeries and landscaping that could easily be passed of as a scenery spot. But unless the owner can provide documents showing it's legally built, it will be teared down within 15 days, Chinese authorities said. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Elon Musk unveils San Francisco-LA 'Hyperloop' idea

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1002000/1002180_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534419686_b182fa49502d539ae2d60e5fa81f646f<p><b>US-based entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled his proposed near-supersonic "Hyperloop" transport concept to link Los Angeles and San Francisco.</b><p>The …

Los Angeles

'Safe' Doses Of Sugar May Still Pose Health Risks

If you think it takes a lot of sugar to mess with your body, a new study out in <i>Nature Communications</i> today may challenge that belief. The research reported that when mice were fed a diet of 25% added sugar, the females died twice as often as those fed regular diets, and males were less likely to …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Alfredo Moser: Bottle light inventor proud to be poor

<b>Alfredo Moser's invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach.</b><p>In the last two years …

Nobel Prize

The 10 strangest job interview questions of 2013

Have you ever been at a job interview where the interviewer threw a curveball at you? Or do you, when you hire, often ask unusual …

Employment

Britain's digital economy is "massively underestimated"

A new report, produced by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and commissioned by Google, reveals just how important digital …

Digital Economy

The number of wireless-broadband subscriptions rose by 14% last year among the members of the OECD, a mainly rich-country club. At the end of 2012 these countries had an estimated 781m subscriptions, of which 85% were standard mobile broadband; satellite and fixed terrestrial wireless systems accounted for less than 1% http://econ.st/18Fav30

The world's best alternative theme parks

Yes, you might have visited Six Flags and Disneyland in all its iterations (in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and come 2015, Shanghai).<p>But what about all the other weird and wonderful theme parks out there? Here's a small selection of delightfully different theme parks, to give your travels an offbeat …

Why McDonald's Employee Budget Has Everyone Up In Arms

As the saying goes, everyone should have a budget.<p>No matter how much or how little you make, a budget will help you reach your financial goals, right?<p>Possibly with that idea in mind, McDonald's decided to teach its employees how to create one. But in doing so, the company may have inadvertently …

AeroVelo's human-powered helicopter bags $250,000 Sikorsky Prize

We're sure AeroVelo team members think every sleepless night and pedal push are worth it now that they can add the prestigious $250,000 Sikorsky Prize to their pile of bragging rights. They've completely demolished all the requirements needed to win the human-powered helicopter competition during …

Green and back

VISITORS to America this summer will find their money does not stretch quite as far as on previous trips. The dollar has risen this year against a …

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Tom Bannister Checks In on Branded Web Video

By Fast Company Staff3 minute Read<p>Does Alex Trebek shave against the grain? Does Karolina Kurkova use SPF 125? These are the do-or-die details …

Arrested Development