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Uruguay Begins Its First High Season With Legalized Marijuana

Christmas in Uruguay marks the start of the high season. That could sound like a giddy little pun on the fact that marijuana is now legal here, but …

7 Spectacular Hotel Breakfasts

Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day. But while its pragmatic benefits aren't lost on most, what of its more indulgent possibilities? Thankfully, the best hotels in the world guarantee morning spreads that are meant to impress as much as sustain.<p>From brioche French toast with …

Netzbetreiber verzichten auf das Geld der Anwohner

Stromtrassen-Ausbau Netzbetreiber verzichten auf das Geld der Anwohner<p>Aktualisiert am 23.12.2013-18:11<p>Wie bricht man den Widerstand gegen neue …

CyanogenMod surpasses 10 million install milestone

The last few months of 2013 have been pretty big for the CyanogenMod team. After announcing that it was becoming its own company, the group confirmed …

Shaking the 8-Ball: Apollo 8's Alternative Mission Profiles

<i>Want to (sort of) relive Apollo 8? In honour of the 45th anniversary of this awesome flight, I’ll be live tweeting major mission events, complete with relevant images and video clips, starting with crew ingress at 4:58 am EST on December 21! Follow me, @astVintageSpace, for a</i> …

Space Exploration

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

Defense Department Holding First-Ever ‘Afghanistan White Goods Sale’

For years, department stores endured the winter doldrums with “white goods” sales that would lower prices on refrigerators, washing machines and …

10 Holiday Traditions Around the World

For those of us blessed (or cursed) with incurable wanderlust, the allure of an unexplored city or destination is hard to resist. But, this time of year, what I crave is tradition and a deep-rooted sense of home.<p>I asked ten of my most trusted friends around the world about their favorite winter …

Audi adding 11 new models, focus on CUVs and fullsize luxury

A press release celebrating Audi's delivery of 1.5 million vehicles this year contains almost a passing reference to the future of its lineup: Audi will add 11 models, expanding from 49 models to 60. The news was delivered at the Audi Forum Ingolstadt during the handover of an A3 Sportback to its …

Christmas Chromosome Crackers

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without chromosomes. At least that’s what the Royal Institution thinks and it’s difficult to gainsay their logic. So they've put together an advent calendar of chromosomes, all 24 of the human ones — numbers 1 to 22 along with X and Y. Instead of an unhealthy …