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Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

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Blockchain

The art of Obama: A painting a day

As the presidency of Barack Obama draws to a close, so too does the work of an artist who has followed the US leader's daily life for eight years.<p>Rob Pruitt has painted a single image for every day of Mr Obama’s time in office. That’s nearly 3,000 paintings.<p>Every one of those works is now on …

Art

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise incapable of movement. A humanoid machine appears at your side, bowing to its task with ceremonial formality. With a brisk sequence of motions, the machine removes a large panel …

Singularity

The Desperate Battle to Destroy ISIS

A SWAT team of Iraqis, all of whom have suffered at the hands of terrorists, join the fight to retake Mosul—and plan to exact revenge.<p>I. Up the Tigris<p>When the campaign to expel the Islamic State from Mosul began, on October 17th, the Nineveh Province <i>SWAT</i> team was deployed far from the action, in …

The eight ultimate North American road trips handpicked by car experts revealed

If you’re planning on hitting the road in North America, an illustrated guide has been created to show eight ultimate road trips that you can take.<p>The trip routes have been personally researched, hand-picked and collated by WeBuyAnyCar.com, the UK’s largest car buying service.<p>The idea behind the …

Australia predicts dramatic fall in iron ore prices

<b>Shares in Australian mining companies have fallen after the government forecasted a dramatic decline in iron ore prices.</b><p>The government forecast an iron ore price of $46.70 a tonne by 2018, almost half the current level of $80.<p>The current price is supported by resurgent demand from China.<p>But the …

The Best Month To Go

Your month-by-month guide to the hottest destinations, from Cuba to Croatia.<p>With the chilly months fast approaching, we round up the best European …

NASA’s Next Missions Will Blow Our Minds

Despite reduced funding, the agency is forging ahead after Juno’s successful entry into Jupiter’s orbit—searching for Earth-like exoplanets, planning …

Happy 75th Birthday, Bob Dylan: Pictures

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Russia preparing to test-fire 'Satan 2' - a nuclear weapon so powerful it could wipe out an entire country in seconds

THIS terrifying doomsday weapon is likely to strike fear into the hearts of Western military chiefs, as current missile defence technology is totally …

The Book of Bernie: Inside Sanders' unorthodox faith

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nobody would mistake Bernie Sanders' stump speech for a sermon. When making moral arguments about income inequality or climate change, he's more likely to quote statistics than Scripture.<p>Though raised Jewish, Sanders says that he is "not particularly religious," nor is he a member of any …

The Hell After ISIS

Even as the militant group loses ground in Iraq, many Sunnis say they have no hope for peace. One family’s story shows why.<p>Falah Sabar heard a knock at the door. It was just before midnight in western Baghdad last April and Falah was already in bed, so he sent his son Wissam to answer. Standing in …

Islam

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared.<p>This is a time period, about 56 million years ago, when something mysterious happened — there are many ideas as to what …

Climate Change

EU deal gives UK special status, says David Cameron

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How a man accused of million-dollar fraud uncovered a never before seen, secret surveillance device

The Dragnet<p>How a man accused of million-dollar fraud uncovered a never before seen, secret surveillance device<p>By Russell Brandom | Illustrations by Cam Floyd<p><b>On May 6th, 2008,</b> a package containing $68,000 in cash arrived at a FedEx store in Palo Alto, California. The bills had been washed in lantern …

How to Unlock Netflix’s Hidden Categories

Ever get frustrated with the limited options that Netflix offers you when you log onto the home page? There are thousands upon thousands of TV shows …

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

The only affordable retirement for most Americans isn’t in America

Christine Schofield, mother of three, disappeared the day after the Bowl-A-Thon: February 13, 2012. She’d co-chaired the annual fundraiser with Holly Riordan at the Brunswick Zone in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge. The Grand Prize at the auction was a wheelbarrow full of wine bottles, which …

The water wars are coming: Civilization will never survive climate calamity

Delegates from 200 nations are convening in Paris for a climate summit. It should be treated as a peace conference<p>At the end of November, delegations from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris for what is billed as the most important climate meeting ever held. Officially known as the 21st …

America's 10 Best Summer Road Trips for 2015

With gas prices predicted to remain at travel-tempting lows, 2015 is destined to be the summer of the road trip. Around the country, new additions are spicing up classic routes, and important anniversaries are being celebrated along dedicated drives. Add in a few itineraries inspired by summer …

9 American Road Trips You Must Take

<i>By Fiona Moriarty</i><p>The road trip is as American as apple pie, and in 2015, some 60 percent of Americans plan to take a road trip of at least 50 miles. So, if you're going to take a road trip, you might as well make it an epic one. Here are nine American road trips you'll never forget.<p><b>California State</b> …

14 Road Trip Games Adults Will Actually Enjoy

Before tablets and podcasts, we used games to keep us entertained. For your next road trip, try some of these games to keep you going along the way.<p><i>All images courtesy of Thinkstock.</i>

12 best American road trips

Slide 1 of 14<p>Whether you’re retired or just adventurous, you probably love a good road trip. You don’t have to drive far to find a great road in the …

A Map of Literature's Greatest American Road Trips

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”<p>The greatest road trips in American literature’s history have been painstakingly chronicled in a handy map form. From Kerouac’s iconic highway-faring opus <i>On The Road</i>, to <i>A Walk Across America</i>, <i>The Lost Continent</i> and <i>Roughing It</i>, …

On the road: mapping the great road trips of American literature

Cheryl Strayed killed time at a small casino adjoining a Reno bus station at 4am, pack still strapped to her back; Jack Kerouac went down the mountain between Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Benson, Arizona, “with the clutch in and the motor off to save gas”; Bill Bryson drove through a landscape of …

Literature

​This interactive map crams in American literature's greatest road trips

People love road trips. Some like 'em more than others. And some like them perhaps a little bit <i>too</i> much. This interactive map from Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez crams the locations mentioned in twelve road-tripping books including Mark Twain's <i>Roughing It</i> and Jack Kerouac's <i>On the Road</i>. That …

Literature