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Searching for Wi-Fi on One of Russia’s Oldest Train Cars, Platzkart

There’s nothing like leaving the money-slicked city of Moscow. It’s hard to say goodbye to a hotel bed fat with feathers, the clean-shaven doormen who smell like tangerines, and the heaps of glistening, orange caviar. Here, I bleed rubles from my bank card: Thanks to a bevy of sanctions, I get to …

Bow Ties

Art nouveau swept across Europe around the turn of the 20th century and was embraced by architects, graphic and interior designers and artists. Here are the best cities in Europe to get a flavour of its most impressive buildings<p>Art nouveau was the curvilinear, nature-inspired style that dominated …

Art Nouveau

8 Shows to Watch If You're Still Not Over Downton Abbey

The Elder Scrolls Legends -- "We're Getting Closer to Showing It"

Bethesda is "getting closer" to talking about and showing more of its free-to-play collectible card game The Elder Scrolls Legends--but the company isn't ready to do that just yet.<p>Marketing executive Pete Hines shared the update on Twitter in response to a fan who said they were going to spend …

GDC 2016: Watch 20 Minutes of Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Gameplay

A radical open world action game.<p>IGN played the opening of Platinum Games' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, including the first …

Eternal data storage demonstrated in nanostructured glass

The quest for high-density immutable storage has taken a big leap forward thanks to "Superman crystals" developed by scientists at the University of …

Defiant Saudi Arabia says it can handle low oil prices 'for a long, long time'

If you are waiting for Saudi Arabia to save the oil market, don't hold your breath.<p>The country will not cut production and give up its market share in order to prop up prices, the chairman of Saudi Aramco said at the World Economic Forum in Davos<p>"We are not going to accept to withdraw our …

Oil

Lithium-oxygen breakthrough clears the air for boosted batteries

Boasting an energy density similar to that of gasoline, lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries may one day prove the panacea for the range-anxiety …

Charred Salsa Verde: The One Salsa to Rule Them All

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>This is my favorite salsa, hands down, and that's coming from someone who <i>loves</i> salsa. Smoky, spicy, sweet, bright, and complex, this is the one salsa to rule them all. If there were a Mexican restaurant on my desert …

This Startup Wants To End Adblock Plus’s “Raping and Pillaging” Of Online Publishers

Websites are freaking out over billions in lost revenue and starting to fight back, but there are still legit reasons to block ads.<p>This January marked the 10th anniversary of Adblock Plus, a browser plug-in that banishes ads from web pages. It isn’t the only ad blocker; but Adblock Plus dominates, …

Games/Apps: Mortal Kombat X from $25, Batman Arkham Knight from $15, iOS freebies, more

<b>Update (1/22 4:15pm):</b><p>Amazon has the POWER A DualShock 4 Dual Charger + a USB cable for <b>$17.90</b> Prime shipped (Reg. up to $35).<br>• Prima Games is offering <b>50% off</b> official digital game guides right now using code <b>SNOW50</b> at checkout. That brings your total down to just <b>$5</b> on these, which is the lowest price …

Listen: Paranoid drug traffickers smuggling marijuana while stoned call 911 on themselves

Two paranoid drug smugglers high on cannabis wrongly believed they were being chased by the police so called 911 on themselves<p>A pair of paranoid drug smugglers got so high when smuggling marijuana they called 911 to report themselves.<p>Leland Ayala-Doliente, 22, and Holland Sward, 23, were travelling …

Thousands of birds found dead along Alaskan shoreline

<b>(CNN) —</b> As he walked on a beach in the western Prince William Sound town of Whittier, seabird biologist David Irons was startled when he saw hundreds of white lumps on the black rock beach.<p>They were dead seabirds, in what he would discover were likely record numbers, a sign the ecosystem was being …

Was Dubai’s Address Hotel Built to Burn?

A horrific fire engulfed a luxury skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates on New Year’s Eve and there’s reason to believe lax codes might have …

Inside Chefs’ Fridges, Europe: What Michelin-Starred Masters Really Eat at Home

You can tell a lot about someone’s personality by looking in his or her refrigerator. There are the messy types with an unkempt hodgepodge collection of groceries; the busy types with nothing but milk and bread; the OCD types with forward-facing labels and neatly stacked fruits and vegetables. The …

Onions

Xbox One/PC Cross-Platform Game Gigantic Delayed to 2016

Changes are afoot for Xbox One and PC game Gigantic and the team making it.<p>Developer Motiga has announced that the free-to-play game has been delayed to 2016, while the studio itself has cut 16 jobs as a result. These updates were shared as part of a studio blog post.<p>The Gigantic delay comes in …

Chile beach becomes grave for 337 beached whales

One of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded discovered by observation flight over fjords in Chile's southern Patagonia region<p>The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever …

Discovery in car led to house search where bomb-making laboratory was found, while two more people were caught in car with submachine guns<p>Hungarian anti-terrorist police have said they detained four people last week heading to the capital with explosives in their car and found a bomb-making …

Extremism

Australia paid people smugglers to turn back asylum seeker boats – Amnesty Intl

Boats

Notre Dame's C.J. Prosise injured in win over Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Notre Dame senior running back C.J. Prosise left Saturday's win over Pittsburgh in the first half with a neck and shoulder injury …

Looted Syrian artifacts appear in London antique markets

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Angelina Jolie Confirms That She and Brad Pitt Have Problems Just Like the Rest of Us

Oh, good.<p>Hillary Clinton's running for the highest office in the land. Angelina Jolie's more concerned with the *box* office. But both of them are in the same boat right now—one called the RMS Relatable.<p>In an interview with the <i>Telegraph</i>, St. Angie said that she and husband Brad Pitt are not immune …

Is the Romance Dead? Why Buddymoons Are the New Honeymoons

After their secret Bel Air wedding, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux jetted off to Bora Bora for a romantic honeymoon. All was right in the world—Rachel Green finally had her happily ever after. Except the newlyweds shared that oh-so-intimate part of the wedding—the honeymoon—with friends like …

Weddings

Low-cost S House nears mass production

As we previously reported, it's been a long road to get the S House project to this stage. The current pre-market prototype comprises a concrete …

Widow of Texas jogger allegedly killed by ex-college football player commits suicide

The widow of a Texas jogger allegedly killed earlier this month by a former college football player took her own life over the weekend, sheriff's officials said.<p>KDFW reported that 54-year-old Patti Stevens was found dead Sunday at her home in Sunnyvale, east of downtown Dallas. Neighbors told the …

Syria Wants Russian Businesses To Help Rebuild Country, As Assad Considers 'Resignation'

Syrians want Russian multinationals to help rebuild the country, once (and if) the smoke clears. At least this is the view from Russian politicians with skin in the game.<p>“(Syrian leader Bashar) Assad specifically stated that when rebuilding Syria the Syrian people will rely on Russia’s help. He …

Middle East

US worries Russia would cut undersea data cables in a conflict

Many military commanders will tell you that it's wise to cut the enemy's lines of communication. However, the US is concerned that Russia may take this advice one step too far. The <i>New York Times</i> understands that Russia is positioning submarines and spy ships near hard-to-reach segments of undersea …

Russia

PicoBrew Unveils ’3-D Printer for Beer’ With Recipes From Top Micro-Brewers

You’ll soon be able to make brand-name beer on your kitchen counter, nearly as easily as you can make a cup of coffee.

Dow Jones

Ditch The Faux Hoverboard And Commute With Gi FlyBike, A Foldable Electric Bike

Forget electric skateboards and faux hoverboards. One startup is trying to convince commuters to stick to the good old-fashioned bicycle. Meet the Gi FlyBike, a folding electric bike that can travel up to 40 miles on one charge.<p>The bike, which is now available on Kickstarter, will also be for sale …

Electric Bikes