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Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in December

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December:</b><p>Ring in 2014 with thousands of your closest friends for <i>three days</i> at <b>Edinburgh</b>‘s <b>Hogmanay</b> (December 30-January 1). Scotland’s biggest New Year’s party …

49ers New Billion-Dollar Stadium Gears Up for Traffic Mess; Appeals Made to Local Businesses

Though it is scheduled to open a year ahead of schedule, the San Francisco 49ers' $1.2 billion new stadium is still working out how it will prevent a …

College Bowl Predictions: Projecting Winner of Every BCS Game

The full slate of BCS games to conclude the 2013 campaign was announced on Sunday night, rewarding 10 programs for their elite efforts over the course of the season.<p>Although the first major playoff game—the Rose Bowl—doesn’t kick off until New Year’s Day at 5 p.m. ET, it’s not too early to start …

NFL Week 15 picks: Predictions for all 16 games

With just three weeks left in the regular season, the playoff races around the NFL are heating up. Who did our NFL staffers pick to win in Week 15?<p>Coming off possibly the most entertaining week of the NFL season, this week's schedule doesn't appear to be as good, at least on paper. There aren't any …

World Cup 2014 Gossip Roundup

The draw has been made, and the 2014 World Cup now feels closer than ever.<p>Over the following slides, we deliver a roundup of all the latest news and gossip concerning next summer's tournament in Brazil.<p>Read about Fabio Capello writing off England's chances, how Fernanda Lima caused a stir in Costa …

Rivals continue roster shenanigans

The San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks rivalry continues to burn with a potential rubber match looming in the postseason.<p>The teams have long been …

Giant blob of hot rock hidden beneath Antarctica's ice

Science News<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A big, hot blob hiding beneath the bottom of the world could be evidence of a long-sought mantle plume under West Antarctica, researchers say.<p>The possible hotspot — a plume of superheated rock rising from Earth's mantle — sits under Marie Byrd Land, a broad dome at West …