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The American fear-mongering machine is about to scare us back into war again

Did you know that the US government’s counterterrorism chief Matthew Olson said last week that “there’s no credible information” that the Islamic State (Isis) is planning an attack on America and that there’s “no indication at this point of a cell of foreign fighters operating in the United …

Stonehenge researchers discover site is much larger than previously thought

Stonehenge stood at the heart of a sprawling landscape of chapels, burial mounds, massive pits and ritual shrines, according to an unprecedented survey of the ancient grounds.<p>Researchers uncovered 17 new chapels and hundreds of archaeological features around the neolithic standing stones on …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Real-life Bravado Banshee from Grand Theft Auto up for sale

Remember the Bravado Banshee that West Coast Customs built last year to promote <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>? Given away by GameStop, the woman who won it says she's better off with money to send her two kids to college than with a race car, so now you can steal buy it on eBay.<p>Based on a 2006 Dodge Viper …

Doing It Right in the Dominican Republic

With sounds of the surf lapping at the harbor next to La Yola restaurant, I tucked into my curried lobster with gusto. Though dining on an over-fished creature, I didn’t feel the least bit guilty. That’s because I knew that the local fishermen were given lobster houses in exchange for a commitment …

10 Places Where You Can Cook With Famous Chefs

<i>By Drew Lazor CNTraveler.com</i><p>We all know how to eat when we travel -- but what if you want to cook, too? Get a hands-on education from some of the country's top chefs at these cooking shops and demo kitchens, and consider your next dinner planned.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Cook with Chefs<p><i>More from Condé Nast</i> …

10 First-Class Airplane Seats That Are Nicer Than Your Apartment

As some airlines gut their frequent flyer programs, increase fees and cram more seats into coach, others are pushing the boundaries of flying luxury with of over-the-top first class suites.<p>Airlines are betting that these opulent accommodations will drive up profit margins and yield greater revenues …

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Jony Ive 'Is A Much More Controversial Figure' Inside Apple Than People Realize, Says Apple Author

No matter what you want to believe about Apple, there is no denying that Jobs was the keystone that held Apple together. It was his vision for what consumers would want that led the company's success for 14 years.<p>With Jobs gone, Apple needed someone to fill the void. But Jobs' talents were so …

Pope Francis to mafia: repent or 'end up in hell'

Pope Francis has made his strongest attack to date on the mafia, telling organised crime bosses they will end up in hell if they do not "convert" and give up their lives of "bloodstained money [and] blood-stained power". In an echo of John Paul II's appeal to mafia dons to renounce their "culture …

Russia moves to consolidate control over Crimea

Russian forces moved Saturday to consolidate control over Crimea.<p>Six Russian special forces' armored personnel carriers broke through the gates of Belbek Airbase, firing warning shots into the air, a spokesman for Ukraine's Ministry of Defense in Crimea, Vladislav Seleznev, told CNN.<p>One journalist …

WhatsApp: Your Data Is Safe With Us, Even From Facebook

WhatsApp, the standalone messaging app that Facebook purchased last month for $16 billion, is not in the business of data collecting.<p>The company, …

Apple's cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c goes on sale in Europe and China

The rumors are true, Apple is launching an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c. After internal documents from German carrier O2 clued us into a new variant of Apple's mid-tier phone, carriers across Europe have now begun taking orders for it. UK operator O2 and French provider SFR are offering the handset …

Designer L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger's girlfriend, found dead - CNN.com

L'Wren Scott, a noted fashion designer and girlfriend of musician Mick Jagger, was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday, March 17, according to a law enforcement official. She was 49.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger and her fashion<p>L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger and her fashion<p>L'Wren Scott, Mick …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Google Faces Lawsuit Over In-App Purchases by Kids

Last month, Google made an adjustment to its Play Store to let users know whether an app features in-app purchases or not, perhaps a shot at trying to raise more awareness for consumers.<p><i>Headline image via Adam Berry/Getty Images</i>

An Attempt To Understand Watch Dogs' Graphics Downgrade

While it’s fantastic that Watch Dogs has a new release date at last (May 27th), the story trailer that accompanied the announcement yesterday is drawing a fair bit of criticism from those who think the delay has made the game look worse, rather than better.<p>Forum posters on NeoGAF specifically have …

There's No Way The '300' Sequel Will Do Better Than The Original This Weekend

The (not-so) sequel to 2007's "300" is expected to take in $33-$40 million opening weekend. While it should command the box office over DreamWorks Animation's "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" flick, that's about less than half of "300" which took in $70.9 million.<p>The original Zack Snyder-directed film …

On International Women's Day, do we know what academic success looks like?

Every year International Women’s Day provides a good occasion to reflect on women’s lot, past and present. A moment, perhaps, to consider those spectacularly successful women who have won the Nobel Prize. In the last decade across the three science prizes that amounts to a grand total of five: Ada …

The Magic of Seaside Resorts in the Off Season

I was laying on the beach after a nice swim and was reading a book trying to get some tan. But I wasn't relaxed like the rest. I was wishing for a little less people, more refreshing sea and a few degrees less, so I could actually finish a sentence in my book without having to search for shade. I …

10 Mobile Features That Travelers Most Want From Hotels

The mobile feature that hotel guests want most is the ability to quickly find basic information like Wi-Fi prices and what time the breakfast buffets …

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The ski gear that could save lives

As prime avalanche season approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, experts are pointing to the benefits of avalanche airbag systems – but the FAA prohibits them.<p>When a nearly 200ft-long slab of snow cut loose from the side of Cowboy Mountain in Washington State’s Cascades on 19 February 2012, 16 of …

Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Gets Into the Chinese Hotel Business

Karl Lagerfeld will soon add “hotel” to his list of design conquests now that he has signed a deal to design a 270-room signature hotel in Macau. The …

BaT Exclusive: 1964 Corvair Monza Spyder Turbo 4-Speed

This 1964 Corvair Monza Spyder (chassis 40927w182000) has been owned by the seller since 2011, during which time he has added about 1000 miles. He …

Apple's Next Big Acquisition Should Be Here

In short order, the sale of Nokia’s mobile phone division to Microsoft will be official. What’s left of the Finnish company is basically two businesses: One that provides mobile network infrastructure and one that provides mapping services, called Here. Apple should pay Nokia whatever it takes to …

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

Frank Horvat's best shot: the seedy side of 1950s Paris

In 1956, a New York agency asked me to do a sexy story for a US "men's magazine" about the nightlife of Paris, where I was living. I was 28 and had little money, so was glad to accept. I headed for Place Pigalle and asked nightclub doormen if they would let me in to photograph the girls in their …