Shayan Ahmad

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The world’s most extreme runways

From the Himalayas to the Maldives, some landings can inspire awe – while others bring about terror.<p>Long lines, terse agents, overpriced food and delays – in the world of travel, airports are notorious for being necessary obstacles standing between travellers and their final destinations. But …

So many things wrong with Qatar World Cup 2022

So FIFA has decided to move the 2022 World Cup from the summer to the Northern Hemisphere winter to avoid daytime temperatures in Qatar that regularly hover around 106 degrees.<p>Well, good for them.<p>Of course if they had simply consulted an almanac — or even a thermometer — before voting to place the …

National Geographic Travel

How 5 Entrepreneurs Made Billions, Lost It And Made It Back Again

It’s difficult enough to make a billion bucks – and even harder to earn it back once you have lost it. But several members of the Forbes Billionaires list have made a ten digit fortune not once but twice. Among them, Iceland’s Thor Bjorgolfsson, who returns to the ranking this year for the first …

The U.S. Has No Defense Against A Russian Nuclear Attack. Really.

The Obama Administration is proposing that the United States spend about a billion dollars per week in the fiscal year beginning October 1 to defend Afghanistan, Iraq and other nations against various threats they face. That’s how much money is in the Pentagon’s request for “overseas contingency …

Geopolitics

18 Amazing Images From NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

If you see a spectacular image of a galaxy far, far away, chances are it comes from one telescope. Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been hanging out 350 miles above Earth’s surface, capturing the wonders of the universe removed from Earth’s hazy atmosphere. Hubble brings us some of the …

Then and now: Images of our changing planet

From building goliath dams that harness great rivers, to the natural construction of new land by volcanic activity, our planet is in a state of …

Football gives New Yorkers its best pitch

<b>Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Derek Jeter, and David Villa.</b><p>The odd-one out is of course the latter, Spain's talismanic striker, known more for his ability to hit a football into the back of the net than for knocking a baseball out of the park.<p>Yet it was Villa, and ten of his new teammates, who were …

Friday features a total solar eclipse, a supermoon and the spring equinox

The moon is about to block our view of the sun. It’s known as a total solar eclipse and on Friday millions of people in Europe, Northern Africa and …

The 9 Best Cheap and Warm Destinations to Visit This Summer

1 of 9<p>Bali, Indonesia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 9<p>Barcelona, Spain<p>3 of 9<p>Belize<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 9<p>Cape Town, South Africa<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 9<p>Dominican …

Five ways for English football to improve in Europe

After a dismal effort by Premier League sides in this season's Champions League, Jeremy Wilson offers some solutions<p>Introduce a mid-season break<p>A well rehearsed subject but, when so many leading managers tell a similar story about the potential benefits, it is surely time to listen. The need is …

Virginia governor orders inquiry after black student is arrested and bloodied

Virginia's governor has ordered an investigation into a black University of Virginia student's arrest after photos and video of the student's bloodied face went viral on social media.<p>In a video taken outside a popular bar in Charlottesville early Wednesday, the bloodied student can be heard calling …

This Wind-Powered Commuter Ferry Is Built Like A Racing Boat

Its high-tech wings cut dirty diesel consumption by 40 percent<p>For all their convenience, most commuter ferries are dirty machines. A high-speed one burns 6,600 gallons of fuel a day, on average. Multiply that by the number of passenger boats on a busy waterway, like San Francisco Bay, and you’ve …

Is ISIS Building A Drone Army?

As U.S.-led coalition forces confirm they shot down an ISIS drone this week, experts warn the extremists could soon adapt the technology for battle …

Lionel Messi is too good for the Premier League

What we learned: Lionel Messi would waste his talent in England and four other talking points from Barcelona's 1-0 win over Manchester City<p><b>Messi is too good to play in England</b><p>During the winter of his discontent with Luis Enrique at Barcelona, speculation was rife that Lionel Messi might be looking …

What you have to earn to be rich in cities across the US

Being rich may be a state of mind, but it’s also a factor of location. In the US, the amount you have to earn to be in the top 5% of earners in a city varies widely depending on where you live.<p>In San Francisco, for example, a top-5% earner makes $423,171 per year according to 2013 US census data, …

Income Inequality

Islamic State blamed for Tunisia attack after killing of Libyan cell leader

Twenty people were killed after gunmen attacked Tunisia's national museum including French, Polish and South African tourists<p><b>Up to 17 tourists killed in Tunisia as hostages freed by counter-terror forces - latest</b><p><b>Islamic State</b> militants were blamed on Wednesday night for a <b>massacre of 20 foreign</b> …

Extremism

Burmese Pythons Chowing Down on Everglades Rabbits

Native mammals are unlikely to rebound while pythons are present, a study suggests.<p>Pythons in the Everglades have a taste for rabbits, and a new study finds that the invaders' voracious appetites are to blame for pushing native mammals out of large areas of the wetlands.<p>Some of the Burmese pythons …

The first spacewalk was 50 years ago and was almost a disaster

It is 50 years since humans first encountered space — not Sputnik's first orbit, nor Yuri Gagarin's first spaceflight — but the first time a crew …

11 of the world's most incredible journeys

Up for an extraordinary expedition? Whether by foot, car, boat or train, these adventures will fire up your wanderlust<p>1. Trek with creature comforts, …

These NASA Photos of Space Station Crew Landing Are Simply Amazing

NASA captured some amazing photos of three International Space Station crewmembers returning to Earth after a 167-day space mission.<p>In one of the …

Space Exploration

72 Hours in Saba

The trip to Saba gets interesting before you even set foot on its soil. Its tiny airport sits on a plateau between a jagged coastline and sharply …

Fossilized whale bone in African desert holds clues to human evolution

A 22-foot beaked whale that apparently took a wrong turn up an African river about 17 million years ago may offer clues to the climate-change forces that shaped human evolution.<p>Lost for more than 30 years, the fossilized beak with part of the jaw bone helps determine that the East African Plateau …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t …

Self-improvement

Cyclone Pam: Aid agencies race to help Vanuatu victims

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1152000/1152615_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531329431_19670811e99192fe702ea80aef9ffbc4<p><b>Vanuatu's president has told the BBC many of his people are homeless after the "monster" cyclone that ravaged the Pacific island nation on …

Natural Disasters

NYCFC debut at Yankee Stadium was not pitch perfect but gives much ground for optimism

After a false start with fans struggling to get inside, New York City FC's first home match at Yankee Stadium was a success, now they must keep up the momentum<p>You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the first impression from New York City's inaugural MLS match at Yankee …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Foreign soccer stars no longer putting down MLS

When Chivas USA folded after last season, it seemed like the perfect "Get Out of Jail Free" card for talented striker Erick "Cubo" Torres. Without a U.S. team to play for, he could return to his hometown of Guadalajara and rejoin the Mexican league club that loaned him to Chivas USA in the first …