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North Korea’s A-Bomb Is Deterring U.S. First Strike, Russia Says

North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons is preventing the U.S. from launching a first strike against the rogue nation, Russian Foreign Minister …

Food and Wine

Keep on top of what's happening in Australia's culinary scene, including events and the best food and wine travel experiences.<p>From the humble latte …

Australia

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For Singapore, F1 race gets tourism back on track | News Home | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore will be counting on its marquee Formula One race to help make up for a 30 percent drop in Chinese tourists this year.<p>Fans take photos in the pit during a pit walk ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix night race September 18, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su<p>The three-day event, …

6 things to feel hopeful about if you like Mother Earth (and one lost cause)

If you care about the environment, it’s easy to get frustrated these days. No matter how hard you try to be part of the solution — from personal …

The Best Cruises of 2014

The cruise industry has taken a publicity hit in recent years following some high-profile accidents and ship malfunctions. The subsequent media frenzy has left a lot of travelers wondering whether taking a cruise is a smart idea.<p><i>Victoria Herring/ Flickr</i><p>The truth is that now may be the best time to …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

NDP's Tom Mulcair to make energy policy power play

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair will tell a luncheon audience in Ottawa Wednesday that a New Democrat cabinet would abandon the power to overturn decisions by …

Canada

Why Is Everyone Getting Naked? Rashida Jones on the Pornification of Everything

<b>So making your private parts public is now cool—and expected? Actress and writer Rashida Jones did not get that memo.</b><p>This fall I was hanging out with my sisters, catching up on pop-culture stuff. We watched some music videos, looked at a few Instagram accounts, and checked out blogs. And amid the …

David Mirvish’s proposed complex by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry and David Mirvish’s tall order in Toronto

David Mirvish owns the nicest Tim Hortons in Toronto – or at least the space it's in.To find it, visit the corner of King and John downtown; walk up the century-old stone steps, turn left and enter a long loft space. Here the Tims tables and donut cases rest under a ceiling of Douglas fir the …

Shell Canada's Jackpine oilsands mine expansion plan has received the go-ahead from Ottawa, despite the federal environment minister's view that it's "likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects." http://cbc.sh/AgGKXhD Do you agree with the minister that the effects of the expansion are justified in the circumstances?

Meet The Planet Astronomers Say 'Shouldn't Be There' http://huff.to/18snX51

Who’s afraid of the big, bad weed? Canada

Well, British Columbia, it looks like you'll be hiding your joints for a while yet. In the foreseeable future, otherwise law-abiding citizens will be forced to huddle around basement bongs, away from the prying eyes of the police. Suburban moms and dads will continue lurking in the backyard around …

A new solar lamp offers African villagers an alternative to toxic kerosene. About 590 million Africans live without an electrical connection. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/new-solar-lamp-offers-villagers-alternative-to-toxic-kerosene-1.2450157 What do you think of this new innovation?

Oilsands Strategy Presentation Indicates 'Worst-Case Scenario' Has Come To Pass

A strategic analysis carried out in 2010 for the oilsands identifies a “worst-case scenario” for the industry that appears to have come to pass.<p>In a …

Canadian government clears Shell to expand Jackpine project | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government has granted approval for Royal Dutch Shell Plc to expand its Jackpine oil sands project in northern Alberta, a move that could boost production at the site by up to 100,000 barrels a day.<p>Canada’s environment minister said in a statement late on Friday …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

Imposing, Eye-Catching And Mysterious: The Running Wall Residence

The <b>Running Wall residence</b> in Kerala, India by <b>LIJO RENY Architects</b> is built more as a fort house that reminds us of the Great Wall of China. The …

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves | Colossal

<p>Recently completed for display at Dylan’s Candy Bar during Art Basel Miami, these towering architectural creations of the world’s most famous art …

World Wonders

Visiting the Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Arriving in the Republic of Georgia for the first time, I was greeted warmly, "<i>America! Welcome! You are always welcome in Georgia!</i>" One night later, I was on an overnight train from Batumi to the capital, Tbilisi, drinking cognac with three Georgians and toasting to International Women's Day. …

Is bicycling a civil rights issue?

Quick answer: Yes. But make sure your actions are actually on the side you want them to be.<p>I’ve been writing for some time about bicycling and …

Cultures of the South Pacific: New Zealand to the Solomons

Join us for the inaugural voyage of the <i>National Geographic Orion</i>, following in the wake of Captain Cook from New Zealand’s North Island to the …

The Top Best Places to Visit in Belize

Belize has become one of the top travel destinations in the world because of its spectacular and intriguing attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, gigantic blue hole, white sandy beaches, numerous cayes and islands, pristine rainforests and jungles, abundant wildlife, eclectic and colorful …

Jaisalmer: The Most Magical Place in India?

India can be a scary place. Especially when you book a flight without doing your research.<p>We didn"t originally have India on our itinerary, but when I spotted a $50 ticket from Kuala Lumpur, I figured the opportunity was too good to pass up. It was only after I pressed "confirm" that I realized how …