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Chinese woman's body found in elevator after crew improperly cut power

The discovery of a woman's corpse in an elevator in the Chinese city of Xi'an has led to the detention of an elevator maintenance crew who improperly cut off power to the elevator a month ago without checking if anyone was inside<p>In a statement posted Saturday, the Gaoling district government said …

Polish man raises wild squirrel after rescuing him as a baby

A Polish man rescues and raises a wild squirrel after it falls out of a tree as a baby<p>A resident of Szczecin in Poland has recalled how he came to befriend and keep a pet squirrel.<p>Speaking to Poland's TVN, Tadeusz Lubiarz said that while walking his dogs one day he felt something fall.<p>Fearing the …

Why Aircraft Carriers Still Matter (To China)

<b>Republished with permission fromreal clear defense</b><p><b>Question:</b> Which statement most accurately describes China's only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning?<p>1. <i>It is an important symbol of national pride to Chinese citizens 2. A small training carrier posing no threat to US carrier strike groups in the Pacific</i> …

The DeanBeat: 10 predictions for the game industry in 2016

The video game business is unpredictable. But if you can predict the trends with a reasonable degree of accuracy, your company can gain a big advantage. And sometimes, the process of making predictions can sharpen your thinking.<p>That’s why I am trying once again to predict what will happen in games …

Ori and the Blind Forest has the most powerful opening to any game in 2015

It's unforgettable, and not enough of you have experienced it for yourselves<p><i>Every year the Polygon staff chooses 10 excellent games to award our Game of the Year honors, but that means some games we love don't quite make the cut. As with last year, we're running a series of opinion pieces by</i> …

Apple wants Samsung to pay another $180 million for copying its design

For five Samsung phones sold after 2012<p>Apple is demanding Samsung pay an additional $180 million in the companies' long-running patent dispute. The request comes less than two weeks after Samsung finally agreed to pay Apple $548 million in accordance with the original verdict. But now Apple says …

McDonald's tests putting mac and cheese on its menu

Want some mac and cheese with that Big Mac?<p>McDonald's (MCD)is experimenting with a limited roll-out of mac and cheese, a tried-and-true comfort food that recently appeared on McDonald's menus.<p>McDonald's is offering mac and cheese in only 18 restaurants in the Cleveland area of Ohio, which has …

Steam had a major glitch that gave users access to each other's accounts

Steam, the online market for PC games, experienced a major glitch on Friday.<p>Steam users who logged in were getting access to other users' accounts. We've also seen reports on social media that some people were able to make purchases with other users' credit cards.<p>In fact, simply visiting the Steam …

Post-Christmas boom in e-books expected to fade

When it comes to the business of books – a staple of under-the-tree gifting – there are actually two Christmas stories.<p>The first – for physical books – ramps up throughout December and ends by Dec. 25. In Canada, a typical week sees about 700,000 books sold. But, in the weeks before Christmas, that …

2014 Was a Record Year for Skyscrapers, and That Could Be Bad News

It's been a very, very tall year. In fact, 2014 actually broke the existing record for the number of skyscrapers completed over a year, with 97 new …

DGT Architects' A House for Oiso aims to "capture the essence of Japan from all ages"

Parisian office DGT Architects aimed to condense the architectural history of Japan's houses into a single home with this elevated timber volume …

Why It's Wonderful To Make Friends With People Who Enjoy Being Alone

You don’t need to feel bad because you enjoy being alone. Time to yourself isn’t antisocial, it’s good for you. Some people (namely introverts) need …

Stormtroopers - the world's biggest army?

<b>In the Star Wars universe, Stormtroopers are the armour-clad foot soldiers of the Empire - hundreds (perhaps thousands) can be seen in the films, gamely battling the Rebellion. But how many Stormtrooper toys exist in our world? Are they the biggest secret army on Earth?</b><p>This question is more …

Articles about take peek inside beachside enclave modernist masterpieces on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect's tour of Fire Island's modern beach houses offers an exclusive look inside works by Horace Gifford, Harry Bates,...<p>From a lavishly green living room to a penthouse inspired by the California coastline, the Pacific Heights residence is...<p>This striking and dramatic home hails from the …

Articles about dull stucco home becomes modern california oasis on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christian Rice Architects transformed a Spanish-style dud into a lofty, contemporary gem.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Southern California often conjures up visions of sun, sand, and surf—but for the …

Declassified: US secretly told Japan that USSR downed Korean Boeing in 1983 by mistake

Back in 1983, the US secretly informed Japan that a Korean Air Boeing-747 was downed over the Soviet Union by mistake, a declassified document …

Alibaba is investing $1.25 billion into a Chinese food delivery company

The report, citing unidentified sources, said Alibaba will obtain a 27.7 percent stake in Ele.me, becoming its biggest shareholder.<p>Officials at Alibaba could not be immediately reached for comment.<p>Ele.me, which roughly translates as 'Hungry Now?', is part of a trend in China for what is known as …

Book Review: Body of Truth

My friend’s husband once said I’d be a great catch if I would just “lose a little more weight.”<p>I was surprised by his comment, particularly since he …

Book Reviews

Even now, with it finally being released, the amount of attention that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gotten is hard to comprehend. The film is …

CITI: China is about to pull everyone into a 2-year 'global recession'

Economists at Citi put out a scary research note this week laying out their views on the Chinese economy and how it'll affect the world.<p>Chief economist Willem Buiter now thinks the most likely scenario is one in which China tugs the world into a "global recession."<p>Buiter and Citi are not defining a …

Check out the world's longest tunnel — it's 35 miles long and it connects Switzerland and Italy

Tunneling and track-laying for the 35-mile NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel has been completed, making it officially the longest tunnel in the world, surpassing Japan's 14-1/2-mile Seikan Tunnel.<p>Swiss authorities held a media day inside the tunnel in October to announce that most of the technical work for …

Northern Italy

The Top 6 Travel Trends You'll See in 2016

Pack your bags (and drones) for South America, the next travel hotspot, according to our travel specialists.<p>“Because of the recent peace deal between the government and left-wing guerrillas, travel to Colombia will steadily pick up.” <i>–Tyler Dillon, Butterfield & Robinson</i><p>“Higher global temperatures …

'Daddy's Home' review: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell faceoff surprisingly sweet

It's OK if you're skeptical about the Will Ferrell vs. Mark Wahlberg vehicle "Daddy's Home." The trailers have showcased obvious, lowest common denominator humor that doesn't look too promising. But the reality is that the film, directed by comedy vet Sean Anders, is much funnier than it appears — …

16 Eye-Popping Statistics You Need to Know About Visual Content Marketing

Visual content marketing is one big trend you need to embrace. And for good reason.<p>One marketing trend that’s impossible to ignore is the growing …

8 Popular Tourist Attractions That No Longer Exist

Being popular isn't everything. After 20 years of housing chewed-up gum, the beloved Seattle’s Gum Wall got a thorough cleaning in November. The …

San Francisco

Poor Nations Are Poor Because of the Lack of Capitalism, Not Because of Capitalism

Why are the wealthiest nations so much richer than the poorest nations? Harvard’s Ricardo Hausmann explains what’s behind global inequality and …

Economics

Why You Have Mixed Emotions, Even at Happy Times

Think about the happiest moments in your life, whether with family, on your own, or enjoying a huge success at work. In all honesty, as good as those …

‘Where does India fit in the new Russia-China partnership?’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived to Moscow on Wednesday for a two-day visit, just one week after India’s Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) …