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Best US Coastal Hikes: Escape The City Hiking 10 Of America's Best Seaside Trails (PHOTOS)

Looking to escape the city this summer? Get away from the urban grind and enjoy some of the stress-relieving benefits of nature with a relaxing weekend trip exploring some of the country's most scenic coastal destinations by foot.<p>Ranging in length and difficulty level from one-mile walks around the …

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

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Apple reportedly testing slow-motion camera for future iPhone

Code hidden inside of Apple's latest iOS 7 beta may reveal a major camera feature in development for an upcoming iPhone. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, Apple is testing a feature that allows users to shoot video in slow motion, using high-speed video capture to provide an increased level of detail. By …

Dropbox Now Has 175 Million Users, Up From 100M In November 2012

“Today is about making life easier for all of you” said CEO Drew Houston to launch his company Dropbox’s conference. The company now has 175 million users, up from 100 million in November 2012. DBX also saw the launch of several new APIs for the 100,000 apps on the Dropbox platform<p>The platform, in …

The Great Wall of Texas: How the U.S. Is Repeating One of History's Great Blunders

Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.<p>Reuters<p>Before their empire fell, the Romans built walls.<p>They began by erecting barriers along the border following the death of the Emperor Trajan in 117 A.D., notably Hadrian's …

FBI nominee Comey explains role in Bush administration decisions on waterboarding

James Comey, President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told senators Tuesday that he thought waterboarding interrogation techniques used to try to get information from al Qaida prisoners held at Guantanamo were “awful” and illegal.<p>But Comey insisted that the 1994 …

Mexico Is Now A Fatter Country Than America

In 2008, 32.8% of Mexican adults were obese, compared to 31.8% of American adults.<p>(A tiny island in the South Pacific called Nauru still tops the list as the world's fattest country, with an adult obesity rate of 71.1%).<p>The rise in obesity rates is not surprising as more Mexicans move into …

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Fugitive tweets 'catch me if you can'; caught

Being a fugitive has its excitements.<p>Why, I try to run away from myself every day, and that can be quite twisted fun.<p>However, should you be on the run from the law, the rules of the playground don't quite apply. It's best not to lurch onto your chosen social network and offer a condescending …