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Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity

You know it when it happens: All of a sudden, everyone on the Internet is talking about the same thing. What does it mean for the future of information?<p>Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and simultaneously began …

Mark Zuckerberg shows off Facebook's internet lasers

Most of us use Facebook to show off a new car, an engagement or a particularly notable lunch, but Mark Zuckerberg does it a bit differently. In a Q&A session yesterday Zuckerberg referenced his company's plans for using lasers to connect more areas to the internet, and today he posted a few …

Internet

Save the Trees, Save the People

A new study shows that conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon are linked to lower rates of some diseases.<p>In <i>The Lorax,</i> Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s conservation parable, after an entrepreneur comes to town and chops down all the tufty truffula trees to make onesies, he gets fully reamed out …

Ecology

Liberland, the world’s newest micro-nation, is already a leader in nation branding

Not a single state has officially recognized the Free Republic of Liberland, the world’s newest self-declared country. But with a bright yellow flag in the ground, the Czech politician and former financial analyst Vít Jedlička staked his claim on a 7-square-kilometer (2.7-square-mile) patch of …

10 Gorgeous European Places You've Never Heard Of

You may think you know Europe's wonders from back to front. But newsflash: you don't. As with any well-trodden destination, the continent boasts a number of tucked-away treasures that would make even the most experienced traveler swoon.<p>The continent brims with uncrowded venues, like the islands of …

Immigration tops agenda for UK voters - CNN Video

From the White Cliffs of Dover, CNN's Isa Soares explores the hot button issue of immigration and how it will impact the UK election.

The Finnish Town That Went on a Diet

In the province of North Karelia, an unorthodox doctor defied conventional public-health wisdom to successfully overhaul regional cuisine and improve heart health.<p>In 1972, an international team of academics identified a new and terrifying public-health crisis. In a far eastern province of …

Public Health

Take A Stunning Drone Tour Of The World’s Largest Cave

This world had remained completely untouched until just 5 years ago. Now you can explore it from the convenience of your comptuer.<p>To get inside the massive Son Doong Cave in Vietnam–the largest known cave in the world–you have to hike through a dense jungle, strap on a harness, and rappel down 260 …

Wet puppies shake themselves dry - in pictures

Shake Puppies by Carli Davidson is a new book that captures freeze-frames of puppies aged from four weeks up to a year-old as they try to dry their soaked fur. The speedy motion is slowed down using a high-speed camera to capture every wiggle

Meet The Photographer Who Has Shot Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race For 34 Years Straight

And there's no Alaskan event more thrilling than the Annual Iditarod Race, which pits dog sled racers, known as "mushers," and teams of 16 sled dogs against each other in a slog across more than 1,100 frozen miles of Alaskan wilderness.<p>Schultz began photographing the event in 1981 and become the …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

Cars that drive themselves starting to chat with each other | Reuters

DETROIT (Reuters) - An Acura RLX sedan demonstrated an unusual way to tow another car this week: the vehicles were not physically attached. The second car drove itself, following instructions beamed over by the first in a feat of technology that indicates a new stage in automation is happening …

China's Huawei profit jumps on smartphones, U.S. asks Hua-who? | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd posted an over 40 percent rise in annual operating profit as the Chinese telecom equipment maker expanded its presence in emerging markets, countering reduced revenue growth hit by accusations of cyber-espionage.<p>The logo for Chinese phone maker Huawei …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Nissan's BladeGlider: an electric sportscar fit for a superhero

It's the Batmobile, it's a <i>Star Wars</i> Starfighter, no it's <i>actually</i> Nissan's BladeGlider. This is the Japanese company's futuristic electric sportscar design that's built with speed in mind. It has a carbon fiber-covered body that's shaped like a rocket with a narrow nose and a wider rear. Beyond its …

Bought in 2009, currency’s rise in value saw small investment turn into enough to buy an apartment in a wealthy area of Oslo<p>This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that …

A Portable Bluetooth Speaker That’d Look At Home On “Mad Men”

“The last 25 years of consumer electronics have been mostly dominated by a design aesthetic I think you could classify as futuristic or techie,” says Adam Schwartz, cofounder of the company Otis & Eleanor. “Just because you’re working in new technology doesn’t mean your design has to look like a …