Ryan Vincent Downing

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Enterprise Tech

20 eerie photos that show just how polluted China's air has become

In March, Chen Jining, the country's minister of environmental protection, said that while China cannot hold back on efforts to address the pollution, the turnaround is not going to be immediate.<p>On November 9, the country was once again blanketed in acid smog from burning coal, breaking the record …

Pollution

First World Problems

Dateline-November 12, 2015-Somewhere off the coast of Oman-Yes, I know it's exotic but I will tell you, the importance and opportunity of such a trip is not lost on me. My wife and I work hard for it. And when you work hard, you want to play hard... or at least get out of your comfort zone. I know …

Britain declared Iran safe for travel. Here’s how I figured that out years ago.

The name “Iran” alone may lead many in the West to imagine an enraged mob on the streets of Tehran, chanting scary slogans about America, Britain, or …

Middle East

The 17 Worst Types of Airplane Passengers

The takeaway: don't be one of these people.<p>We've all been there: stuck for hours next to the worst airplane passenger on the history of the Earth, …

Republican Debate Recap: Candidates Play It Safe

<i>Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate largely cemented the candidates’ positions in the race, teeing up a continued battle for the GOP nomination. CNN Politics Executive Editor Mark Preston lets us in on who had the best night (Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie) and who had the worst night</i> …

Jennifer Lawrence Says Guys Are 'So Mean' to Her and Never Ask Her Out

Gentlemen, would one of you please volunteer as tribute and ask Jennifer Lawrence out on a date this Saturday night?<p>The "Hunger Games" star is busy promoting the final film, and she just gave a very candid interview to Vogue. She talked about serious and silly things, as usual, involving her film …

Amy Schumer

Tug Of War Over Obama's Clean Power Plan Takes Center Stage In Colorado

The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan has divided the states. It requires carbon emission reductions from power plants, and more than two dozen states have sued to stop it. But many others are in favor. This tug of war is playing out in Colorado and could head to the state Supreme …

Clean Power Plan