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If you've ever tried to travel with your bicycle, you know the process can be...challenging. The two wheels that once seemed so …Somerset
The Art Institute of Chicago built a life-size rendition of his popular painting, Bedroom In Arles. The room is available for rent on Airbnb as of …Airbnb
Australia's Hamilton Island might be the gateway to Heart Reef, but the Whitsundays’ largest island is a lovers’ paradise unto itself. Here are just …Luxury Lifestyle
While Valentine's Day is now celebrated in many countries around the world, the holiday isn't the only—or even the oldest—devoted to a day of love. …Korea Travel
After polling citizens, the European Union has announced its findings.
In December, the United Nations named Norway the best country in the world for …Travel (UK)
Interest in space—and the exploration of it—has peaked like never before. From virtual reality that will transport viewers to Mars to the glider that …Mars Mission
Valentine's Day may be most commonly associated with feelings of love and romance, but there's really no wrong time to tell people how you feel. From …Croatia
Traveler contributor Mariana Barrera Pieck recently road-tripped Iceland alongside New York-based photographer Zach Hyman and filmmaker Fernando …Iceland
Federal protection now covers 1.8 million acres of California desert.
California just got a whole lot cooler: the Golden State gained three new …Joshua Tree National Park
From hand-pulled espresso shots to the sleekest wine bar in town, the neighborhood has become a destination to savor.
New York used to be the city …Restaurants
Souvenirs aren't just mementos from a trip; they tell a story about the people, place, and time in which we're traveling. Learn the stories behind …Ocean Liners
Are you struggling at school, or hoping to master a new skill? Perhaps you’d like to earn some extra money as a tutor? An app created by two computer science students at the University of California, Riverside might be just what you need. Sultan Khan and Haasith Sanka’s ‘Scholarly’ app won first …UC Berkeley
The graphene supercapacitor is capable of charging up to 1,000 times faster than a normal battery.
Since a pair of Russian scientists won the Nobel Prize for discovering graphene in 2002, scientists have raced to find a more efficient way to make it. Among them were Ric Kaner and Maher El-Kady, two …Electric Vehicles
Why do we remember some events, places and things, but not others? Our brains prioritize rewarding memories over others, and reinforce them by replaying them when we are at rest, according to new research from the University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience, published Feb. 11 in the …Life Sciences
Just as world travel is contributing to the Zika virus epidemic spreading through Latin America and into North America, so too is world traffic in bee colonies fueling a worldwide bee epidemic.
The finding comes from a study by UC Berkeley and Exeter University biologists of the spread of the …UC Berkeley
Long before dating sites, a pair of economists delved into the question of matchmaking, and hit upon a formula with applications far beyond …Programming
Qualcomm Inc. on Thursday plans to announce a cellular chip that can transmit a billion bits of data a second, hoping to bring mobile users speed comparable to today’s most advanced wired services.
The company said its forthcoming Snapdragon X16 modem chip can let smartphones or other mobile devices …Qualcomm
JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia opened dozens of businesses to full and partial foreign ownership on Thursday, advancing President Joko Widodo’s efforts to liberalize and draw more investment to Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
Officials announced they would open up 35 business sectors to 100% foreign …Indonesia
TransCanada Corp. on Thursday posted a hefty quarterly loss on the back of an expected charge related to its denied Keystone XL pipeline project, though operating results still came in ahead of expectations and the company raised its dividend.
Calgary, Alberta-based TransCanada, which is taking …Thomson Reuters
Every month for years, Heidi Cornell-McKenna paid $8,000 to her elderly neighbor in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. In exchange, she earned the right to buy the woman’s house when she died. Her neighbor died at age 100, and Ms. Cornell-McKenna closed on the house last February.
Adam Solomon and …Manhattan
Q: I want to buy a mechanical watch and don’t want to seem like I don’t know what I’m talking about. Can you help?
A: A mechanical watch, which is powered by a tiny, complex engine called a movement—as opposed to a quartz watch powered by a battery—is a fascinating object to own. (Watch brands, from …Luxury Lifestyle
In luxury real estate, love is cheap and sex sells.
An analysis of roughly 1.6 million home listings found that lower-priced homes were most likely to have the word “love” in property descriptions, while homes priced in the millions of dollars were most likely to have “sexy” and “seductive” in the …Luxury Lifestyle
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Marc Eckõ, founder of Complex magazine, restored this 1886 granite-and-limestone house on 32 acres, and commissioned two marble rhinoceroses for the garden. The home has seven bedrooms, eight full baths and five half-baths, and a stone tower with a bar. Agents: …Limestone
Neanderthal DNA present in modern-day humans plays a role in our risk for depression, skin lesions and nicotine addiction, according to a new study.
Since the first Neanderthal genome was sequenced in 2010, and traces of Neanderthal DNA were found in modern humans, researchers have wondered what …DNA
The most valuable player in today’s NBA isn’t a guard or a forward or a center. It’s all of the above. The new prototype is someone who plays not one position but every position.
That’s a huge problem for most teams, though, because players like that basically don’t exist. They are so few and far …Kevin Durant
IT’S NO SECRET that Americans are pet-crazy. Between food, doggy day care, cat tuxedos and everything else, we spent an estimated $60 billion on our animals last year, according to the American Pet Products Association. Our pets are like our children—which may explain why leaving them in the house …Animals
After decades of searching, scientists Thursday announced they have directly detected gravitational waves for the first time, caused by a cosmic clash of black holes so violent that its shock waves rippled the ethereal fabric of space and time across a billion light years of distance.
Confirming …Albert Einstein
Alphabet Inc.’s Google will expand how it applies Europe’s right-to-be-forgotten rule for search engines, bending to demands from privacy regulators.
In coming weeks, Google will remove links from all of its global search sites when a user in a European Union country searches for information about a …Google
Is the U.S. headed for recession? The markets suggest so.
With Thursday’s selloff, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down 14.5% from its all-time high last May. Yields on risky bonds continue to climb, while investors have sought safety in U.S. Treasurys, sending those yields lower. And oil …Recession
In the two years between resigning as secretary of state and launching her presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton personally received $4.1 million in fees from financial institutions for closed-door talks that attendees described as friendly and light.
Today, the speeches have become an issue in her …Wall Street