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North Korea's antique airplane could be its most dangerous weapon yet

Amid escalating tensions with the United States, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tested out a seemingly laughable, but key part of his arsenal.<p>Footage recently emerged of North Korea paratroopers jumping out of what seems to be two 70-year-old Antonov An-2 transport aircrafts.<p>While the concept of …

Military

These charts show that London is in a housing bubble and it's going to pop any second

Bill O'Neill, head of the UK investment office at UBS Wealth Management, said in the UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index that London property prices have surged so quickly that they're now more or less completely detached from earnings.<p>This may not sound like anything new but for the first time in …

Housing

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

Condo owners in Panama tell Trump: You're fired!

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The directors of the Trump Ocean Club met July 28 on urgent business. They needed to fire Donald Trump.<p>The building's residents and condo owners had invested in the namesake, a 70-story waterfront tower along Panama Bay, on the strength of Trump's reputation. But during the four …

GOLDMAN: Here are the 21 cheapest stocks in the market

They also expect some stocks outperforming others.<p>In their new quarterly chartbook for clients, Goldman Sachs' David Kostin and his team identify the stocks offering the most upside relative to Goldman analysts' price targets.<p>We went through the list and compiled the top 21 stocks, all with over …

Investing

How much screen time should your children get a day?

Certainly, one of the most pressing questions for today’s parents and their children has to be how much “screen time” to allow. The growth of mobile devices and kid-focused apps have significantly increased the number of hours that kids spend in front of screens, and untold amounts of parental …

Kids

We're Pumped Up About Visiting Pluto After Seeing This NASA Video

In July, New Horizons crosses the next great frontier in our solar system<p>Mankind is about to visit one of the strangest places in our solar system. Out beyond Neptune, the Kuiper belt is home to hordes of cold, lumpy worlds—some of which are large enough to have their own moons, but none of which …

Space

Jason Statham: 'Do I want to be the next James Bond? Absolutely'

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig on Spy: 'When it works, it works like jazz'<p>Read more<p>“If someone wants me to jump off this balcony,” says Jason Statham, nodding to the window behind him, “and land on a crash pad, that’s a piece of cake for me.” We’re only on the first floor of a Mayfair hotel, but …

Movies

One Man’s Dogged Search for Amelia Earhart

Teacher has spent $50K trying to prove the aviator didn’t crash into the Pacific -- and instead landed on a tiny island.<p>At a gathering of researchers near Seattle, a piece of Amelia Earhart’s plane is reverently passed hand-to-hand around a conference table. The authenticity of the artifact is …

Bone Eating 'Zombie' Worm Has Been Around For 100 Million Years

It chowed down on sea turtles and plesiosaurs<p>When a whale dies in the ocean, its carcass sinks slowly to the seafloor, becoming a smorgasbord for many different kinds of marine creatures. One of the weirdest of these opportunistic scavengers is a group of worms known as Osedax, a genus of …

Zoology

Bronze-age skeletons found in India show civilisation believed in reincarnation

5,000-year-old remains of family excavated in one of world's earliest urban settlements reveal new clues about ancient Harappan Indus culture<p>Archaeologists believe they have uncovered the remains of a 5,000-year-old Bronze Age family who died believing they would be reincarnated.<p>Their remains were …

Pro-Vaccine but Afraid to Vaccinate: Inside One Family's Doubts

Daughter's disability left a legacy of wariness for Los Angeles household.<p>She and her husband, Michael Beglinger, 51, live with their three children in Los Angeles, where a measles outbreak has pushed some parents to extremes in a heated debate over vaccination.<p>The area is one of a few pockets …

Here's the real difference between Google Now, Siri, and Cortana

<b>Wait, what? Voice recognition engines</b><p>Yeah, that's where we'll start, because guess what -- if your virtual assistant is unable to understand what you're saying to it with a very high degree of success, then the frustration alone will drive you away from using it and turn it into a useless product. …

Google Now

Learn Five Guys Burgers' Customer Service Secret: Systematize Surprise And Delight

Being a customer service consultant is not, in spite of what some people think, like being a “smile consultant,” or a “be nice or else!” consultant. Although great customer service is visibly dependent on employee smiles, it lives and dies based on the smiles it creates in customers. And those are …

Customer Experience

Dame Maggie Smith's Best One-Liners From Downton, As Told By Gifs

Happy birthday Dame Maggie Smith -- or should we say Lady Grantham? The Dowager Countess turns 80 on Sunday and though her "Harry Potter" days are over, we thank our lucky stars we can still get our weekly dose of her sharp wit and biting humor when "Downton Abbey" returns for its fifth season on …

Chickens are closely related to dinosaurs, and other insights from the new bird family tree

Using statistical techniques to handle genetic data, scientists are learning new things about our fine feathered friends<p>Flamingos and doves are more closely related than they look, a new genetic analysis of birds shows. That's not all: chickens are close relations of dinosaurs, and genetic patterns …

Video game pioneer Ralph Baer dies aged 92

It's a sad day for gamers: Ralph Baer, one of the cornerstones of the early video game industry, has died at 92. Details of his passing aren't immediately available, but there's no question that gaming would be very different without him. He co-developed what would become the first home game …

What a letter from 1855 can teach us about startups today

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Public domain<p>In 1855, Daniel McCallum wrote a letter to his bosses at the New York & Erie Railroad. McCallum had risen …