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The Week in Review: Cameron Wins in Surprise UK General Election

After two months of hard fought campaigning, Britain’s Conservative Party won the UK General Election today with a majority vote. Incumbent David Cameron will lead Britain for another five years.<p>It was a strong night for the Conservatives; eventually winning 331 seats, five above the 326 minimum …

Why the UK election matters to the rest of the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Oh, how analysts worried ahead of UK elections.<p>They were certain voters would fill Parliament with extreme political factions making it tough to form a new government, much less keep one together.<p>They feared the election would reshape Britain's global role, having ripple effects around the …

How to Fly Like a Pro

(Photo: Getty Images/E+)<p>Ever wonder what the pros know that you don't? How they get the best seats, save time and money, and avoid hassles? We've queried travel writers, industry insiders, and other ultra-frequent flyers to get their tips, sometimes from things they've learned the hard way--so you …

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Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

After months of seeing the stunning entries in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, it's finally time to announce the winners! Out of more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world, Marko Koroec took home the grand prize for his amazing photo of a dramatic storm cloud. …

Travel Photography

Did These Earthworks Work?

In these days of Google and Wikipedian certainty, it may seem like our world has few mysteries left. We know how henges were built and there aren't …

Chicken with Buttered Snap Peas and Tender Lettuces

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Cooked lettuces? Yes—but barely. When they hit the pan, they’ll pick up flavor from the chicken drippings, gently wilting and taking on the buttery sauce.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, cut into 10 pieces<p>Kosher salt …

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A Ridiculous Rule Is Allowing 'True Detective' To Go Up Against 'Breaking Bad' At The Emmys

Among its 12 nominations, the series received nods for both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series.<p>While that sounds fair, both shows were incredibly talked about in the past year receiving high praise from critics and fans …

Here Are The 2014 Nominees For The News And Documentary Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 2014 nominees for the News and Documentary Emmys on Tuesday.<p>PBS led the way with 43 nominations, followed by CBS with 42; ABC with 19; HBO with 15; NBC with 13; CNN with 9; and the New York Times with 7.<p>There are 43 award categories …

The 5 Soda Commandments

There is a lot going on in the world of soda, like the Diet Coke Flirt Machine in London, and the 146-flavor Freestyle vending machine. There’s …

NASA's Zombie Spacecraft Learns to Fire Its Engines

As the presumed-dead probe hurtles toward Earth, the deadline for saving it looms.<p>The quest to save the ISEE-3—a long-lost NASA probe launched in the disco era and abandoned in the dot-com boom—might just succeed. Late last week, the amateur scientists and engineers working to salvage the probe hit …

Is IBM Making Plans For The End Of Silicon?

As chips get smaller, chipmakers investigate new methods and materials.<p>Since the computer age began, microchips have consistently been shrunk to smaller and smaller sizes. Moore’s Law, articulated in 1965 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicts, fairly accurately to date, that the number of …

How to Use Stone Fruit Pits

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to stone fruit, it's what's on the inside that counts.</i><p>Around …

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A lawsuit isn't what really killed NCAA Football; the lack of a playoff did

Once every month or so I make a run to the GameStop in North Wilkesboro, N.C. to trade in some old discs and maybe pick up a new one. I popped in to get <i>EA Sports UFC</i> a couple weeks ago and noticed a row of <i>NCAA Football 14</i> — last year's game, despite the number in the title — sitting on the …

Army to replace 9mm pistol with more reliable gun packing better 'knock down’ power

The Army wants to retire its supply of 9mm handguns and replace it with a more accurate and user-friendly model that also will provide soldiers with more “knock-down” power.<p>Army officials say their inventory of more than 200,000 semi-automatic Beretta M9 and Sig Sauer M11 pistols has become …

23 Summery French Recipes for Bastille Day

From bistro steak to clafoutis, 23 summery French recipes to celebrate Bastille Day (July 14) or any day<p><b>Bastille Day is a great excuse to have a Frenchie dinner party or picnic.</b> Heck, even if you're not celebrating the symbolic end of the French monarchy, these summery recipes will evoke that …

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

A drive through the sticky Florida heat into Alton Road in Miami Beach can be an unexpectedly awkward business. Most of the boulevard, which runs north through the heart of the resort's most opulent palm-fringed real estate, has been reduced to a single lane that is hemmed in by bollards, …

Watch Dogs' reputation system will tell how much Chicago hates you

Ubisoft shared more details on <i>Watch Dogs</i>' reputation system in a post on the Ubi Blog today, in which players can gauge how the citizens of Chicago feel about protagonist Aiden pierce — is he a guardian angels to unseen dangers, or a menace to all?<p>Chicago residents have their own feelings on how …

Losing Kinect Could Make Xbox One More Powerful

It’s a whole new day for Microsoft and the Xbox One. The company announced that it would be selling the console without the Kinect yesterday, in a submissive but ultimately necessary move that brings it to price parity with Sony's smash-hit PS4 at $399. It’s surely a tough move for all those …

Assassin's Creed Can Actually Teach You A Thing Or Two

<i>Assassin's Creed</i> is a lot of things: blockbuster entertainment franchise, beautiful open-world murder simulator, inspiration for rock climbers the …

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Watch Dogs Goes Gold

Open-world game has been in development for over five years.<p>No more delays for Watch Dogs, as Ubisoft announced today that the open-world game set in …

Assassin's Creed Pack Announced for Ghost Recon Phantoms

A new crossover pack is combining two Ubisoft franchises.<p>A new item pack for 109114" target="_blank">Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms released …

How To Get Your Xbox Live Gold Membership Refunded

Did you buy a whole year of Xbox Live Gold just to watch HBO Go on your Xbox? Then you were probably miffed to find out that it'll soon be free to do …

Xbox

Killzone: Shadow Fall gets new free map, The Canyon

<i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i>'s latest map, The Canyon, is now available for download, developer Guerrilla Games announced today.<p>Set in the Helghast capital of Pyrrhus City, The Canyon consists of the decaying remnants of the city's palace. The Helghast have adapted the structure for a new purpose: pumping …

Nintendo Releasing an Android Tethering App in Japan

Finally, Japanese gamers can visit their friends' Animal Crossing towns from anywhere<p>Nintendo will release a 3DS tethering app for Android users in …

Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …