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Airbus has a secret flying-car project called Vahana

The European aerospace giant Airbus recently unveiled its secret flying-car project dubbed Vahana — a single-manned, autonomously piloted aircraft that can take off and land vertically. Cue the <i>Jetsons</i> references!<p>The concept drawing of Vahana should look familiar to anyone who follows the …


100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

But narrowing it down to just movies, you can put a good dent in some classics, if you have the right guide.<p>Well, that's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we put together the 100 movies streaming on Netflix you have to watch …


Hong Kong has the world's longest escalator system, and thousands take it to work every day

One of the first things you notice when visiting Hong Kong is its hilliness. Then you notice the escalators running up those hills.<p>The city is home to the longest outdoor escalator system in the world — the Central to Mid Levels Escalator system. The escalator system was built in 1993 as a solution …

Hong Kong

Will the skyscrapers outlast the pyramids?

Egypt’s pyramids were the skyscrapers of their day – and they are still standing 5,000 years later. Do today’s tallest buildings stand a chance of outlasting them?<p>The cracks first emerged in April. By 29 June 1995, a vast network of fissures spanned the entire fifth floor ceiling of one of Seoul’s …


The purrrfect cuppa: Taipei's best cat cafes

Taiwan is famed for its delicate teas and the capital, Taipei, teems with excellent cafes. The past decade has seen a craze in cat cafes (or cat coffee as they’re known in Taiwan). A cafe qualifies if it has one or more cats strolling – or more likely dozing – on the premises.<p>We’ve padded the …


17 Cobblers, Crumbles, Crisps, and Buckles That Make Us Want to Eat All the Berries and Crumbs

With so many berries to choose from, why not make a cobbler, crisp, crumble, or buckle? Here are 18 so good you'll want to dig well below the crumbly top layer and polish off the whole thing.<p><b>When someone shows up to a party with a truly beautiful berry cobbler,</b> crumble, buckle, or crisp, our jaws …


Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures


63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

Pop, rock, rap, country, and R&B for June, in no particular order.

Pop Punk

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …


How your eyes betray your thoughts

According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does suggest that there is a kernel of truth in this saying: it turns out the eyes not only reflect what is …

The Brain

This Huge Work of Street Art Looks Like a Hole to the Center of Earth

There’s a new portal to hell in Paris.<p>If a screaming-fast meteor were to punch a hole through the planet, you might get a scene resembling this new piece of street art in Paris.<p>The virtual abyss, whose cliff “walls” are rimmed with hellish red akin to incandescent rock, was made by Germany’s 1010, …

17 Iconic Music Couples and The Songs They Inspired

From "Drunk in Love" to "I Got You Babe"...<p>From "Drunk in Love" to "I Got You Babe," we're looking at the most prominent couples in the music industry and the hits inspired by their love <i>and</i> heartbreak.

Jennifer Lopez

Angelina Jolie Turns 40

New York City

Students' end of year artwork – our favourites so far

As part of our new Students Express series, we asked you to share your end of year artwork with us. The Guardian’s picture editor Roger Tooth selects some of his favourite contributions submitted before 26 May.


Can Silicon Valley Fix Women's Fashion?

“Fashion tech” companies like Stitch Fix are using algorithms and personal stylists to sell women the priceless commodity of confidence — but who’s left out?


Thousands Gather for the Centuries-Old Appleby Horse Fair

For hundreds of years, members of the travelers community in the United Kingdom have gathered by the thousands in Appleby-in-Westmorland, in Northern England, to sell and trade horses and celebrate as a community. During the loosely organized event, horses are washed, displayed and run for buyers …

Family Travel

President Obama plays with Ella Harper Rhodes, daughter of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, in the Oval Office today.

Pictures of the Week 6.5.15


Outdoor Decorating Ideas for the Summer

Summer means barbecues, patriotic celebrations, and idle hours spent lounging in the sun. Is your backyard ready? Spruce up to your outdoor space with these lighting ideas, table settings, and decorative touches big and small. Trust us, they are all Good Things.<p>Start with these Asian-inspired …

American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown


Funeral for Beau Biden in Delaware


14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …


60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …


Photographer follows his bride to the altar in stunning wedding photos

Another amazing journey. More amazing pictures to celebrate it.<p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann and his longtime girlfriend Natalia Zakharova rose …


10 unexpected candidates for song of the summer

iggy who?<p>Music always sounds better during the summer, providing the perfect soundtrack to those sunny afternoons spent sipping tall Margaritas on a boat. Give these 10 under-the-radar songs a listen when you’re tired of bumping this season’s major players, like Fetty Wap’s unstoppable “Trap …

The $5 Billion Battle For The American Dinner Plate

Investors in startups like Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and Plated are wagering hundreds of millions of dollars on the idea that dinnertime is just too hard to manage. As meal-kit startups spring up like so many mushrooms, Fast Company investigates the boxed-meal phenomenon and how it will change the …

Chamber of Commerce

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.


On the Red Carpet at The Tonys

Award Shows

Anish Kapoor Redecorates Versailles’ Gardens

The British-Indian artist is causing a stir at the royal château with large modern sculptures on the famed ‘tapis vert’<p>Mr. Kapoor created “Sectional Body Preparing for Monadic Singularity” (2015) especially for the exhibition, which runs from June 9-Nov. 1. Visitors can walk inside the …