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How to use iMessage special effects

Over the years the iPhone's Messages app has evolved from a relatively simple messaging program to a sophisticated tool complete with special effects.<p>…

Турецкая и казахская компании хотят построить ТПУ в Москве

<b>МОСКВА, 17 ноября — РИА Недвижимость.</b> Казахская Meridian Capital и турецкая Enka подали заявки на участие в конкурсах на право застройки ТПУ в …

Google Translate

Japan to fund Nepal tunnel

A new road tunnel in Nepal will provide a key transport link from the country's capital, Kathmandu. The 2.5km tunnel will be Nepal's first and should …

Natural Disasters

Tunnel work likely to be completed by June 2017

In the month of August alone, the contactor digs more than a kilometre of the tunnel<p>Sep 11, 2016-Melamchi Drinking Water Project, one of the …

Video: How a double-deck highway is built inside the Seattle tunnel — with enough concrete for 9 football stadiums

Seattleites caught up in the twists and turns and starts and stops of Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, might lose sight of the fact that trailing …

Urban Design

Onde Gravitazionali

• Invited audience members <b>will follow you</b> as you navigate and present<br>• People invited to a presentation <b>do not need a Prezi account</b><br>• This link expires <b>10</b> …

Check out the world's longest tunnel — it's 35 miles long and it connects Switzerland and Italy

Tunneling and track-laying for the 35-mile NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel has been completed, making it officially the longest tunnel in the world, surpassing Japan's 14-1/2-mile Seikan Tunnel.<p>Swiss authorities held a media day inside the tunnel in October to announce that most of the technical work for …

Trains

Three California Gold-Rush Towns Worth Visiting

Floyd Øydegaard won’t let me leave his bookstore.<p>He’s talking to two fellow bearded reenactors and me about Lincoln’s outhouse.<p>“You see, he used a barrel so his coattails could hang off the back edge,” Øydegaard says, his lips smacking with excitement. “He was such a smart man.”<p>The 19th century has …

18 stunning photos from the night the Berlin Wall came down 26 years ago

The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to divide East and West Berlin. Constructed by the eastern, Soviet-ruled portion of the city, the wall was meant to keep Western "fascists" from invading the East — but it also served as a barricade to those Easterners attempting to migrate to the West, capitalist …

Germany

Scientists and mathematicians test higher on autism spectrum, says Cambridge University

Academics really are wired differently, testing higher on the autism spectrum which makes them better at 'systems thinking'<p>For people baffled as to how scientists and mathematicians come up with such novel ideas, a new study suggests they are higher on the autism spectrum making them far better at …

How far do planes fall during turbulence – and where in the world is it most common?

Turbulence is the most common cause of injury to air passengers: in the US alone there are an estimated 58 injuries each year due to turbulence, and yesterday (June 18) 26 people were hurt, including four seriously, after turbulence struck a China Eastern flight from Paris to Kunming Changshui …

Jet Stream

Tips From a Flight Attendant

Flight attendants are the face of the airlines. It's their job to ensure that your flight is as pleasant as possible. They go out of their way to ensure our travel is uneventful. (By the way, uneventful is preferred. Incidences, delays, and other events before, during and after flights make for a …

What's in a name? For Metro's tunnel machine, it may be a famous woman in history

The enormous drills that dig subway tunnels don't usually generate much excitement.<p>But Los Angeles County transportation officials hope to make a recent equipment acquisition—called a tunnel boring machine—a little less, well, boring.<p>The 8.5-mile, $2-billion Crenshaw Line that will link Baldwin …

20 photos that will make you want to travel to Budapest

The results were based on millions of ratings and thousands of comments from over 128,000 travelers.<p>This year, Budapest, Hungary, ranked as the second-best city in the world, right below Florence, Italy.<p>We decided to take a deep dive into Hungary's capital city, which is known for its rich culture, …

European Travel

Alberghi diffusi: i migliori in Italia per una pausa relax

Immaginate per un attimo di potervi fermare: niente più auto ovunque, niente confusione, niente posti affollati, niente luoghi artefatti. I …

21 free things to do in Boston

Bostonians pay notoriously high prices for baseball tickets and real estate. But fortunately, budget travelers can experience the best of Boston without paying a cent. Here’s the scoop on 21 free (or nearly free) things to do, see, hear, eat, and even drink.<p>1. Follow in the footsteps of …

New England
Scott Pruitt

The origins of… ellipses, commas, and other punctuation marks

Everyone is now expected to add punctuation when writing, but that wasn’t always the case. It took centuries for the English language to build up the list of rules that has now become commonplace. Here’s a brief look at how we came to use these well-known punctuation marks.<p><b>Colons, commas, and</b> …

Language

Waterloo and the End of Napoleonic War

Two hundred years ago, a bloody battle in Belgium—50,000 casualties in one day—put an end to the Napoleonic era even as it perpetuated the idea of …

Travel back in time to New York City

City links: A city ready to bare all, a Tardis to 1920s New York and the successes and failures of urban cycle schemes feature in this week’s best city stories<p>This week’s top city stories from around the web take a look at bike share schemes facing trouble, an addictive interactive mapping project …

New York City

John Nash obituary

Nobel prizewinning mathematician whose life was depicted in the film A Beautiful Mind<p>The American mathematician John Nash, who has died aged 86 in a taxi cab crash in New Jersey, made his public mark as the subject of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind. In his discipline, he gave his name to the Nash …

Mathematics

The five rude emails you send every day—and how to stop

<i>This post originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow the author here.</i><p>Even the most likeable and well-mannered among us can still look like jerks in an email. Writing an email that comes across just like you do in person is a fine art.<p>During a conversation, you adjust your tone, facial …

Self-help

Red Fox

About the Red Fox<p>Red foxes live around the world in many diverse habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. They also adapt well to human environments such as farms, suburban areas, and even large communities. The red fox's resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation …

Short break in Bangkok: 3 tailored itineraries

Bangkok has a reputation as an intimidating city. So much so that many travellers decide to give it a miss – or at least short shrift – en route to the islands or up north. But if you've got a day or two to spare, we strongly recommend stopping by to get a taste of Thailand's cosmopolitan capital. …

Asia Travel

Parks and recreation: fun things to do in New York City's green spaces

When the sweat's dripping down the back of your neck and the sirens and concrete canyons get all too much, New York's parks offer up open skies and flat, green – <i>ahhh, just gimme some –</i> space. Central Park may be the lungs of the city, but when summer rolls around, festivals, gigs, games and …

New York City

19 Ways To Unlock The True Power Of Dropbox

The blue box is hiding some mad tricks. Think Dropbox is just good for backups? Think again.<p>☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️<p>Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage platforms on the web. It has a simple interface and syncs well across devices, which is probably why it's a crowd favorite.<p>But if you're only …

Bamboo Mathematicians

In the late 1960s, a species of bamboo called <i>Phyllostachys bambusoides</i>–commonly known as the Chinese Mainland Bamboo or Japanese Timber Bamboo–burst into flower. The species originated in China, was introduced to Japan, and later into the United States and other countries. And when I say it …

Nestlé boss wants to bottle more water in drought ravaged California

Nestlé claims critics have exaggerated the effects of its bottled water production in the state which is experiencing a drought unprecedented in modern times<p>A senior Nestlé executive said he wants to increase bottled water production in drought-stricken California despite calls for the company's …

Snorkeling

Quel che la politica non ha mai capito di Keynes. E cosa ci resta da fare

scritto da Roundmidnight il 12 Maggio 2015<p>Quando a <b>Ugo La Malfa</b>, noto esponente del partito Repubblicano, proponevano una legge, un’idea per in …