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9 reasons to visit Guizhou, China's next big travel destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of China's fastest-growing provinces , Guizhou has been steadily upgrading its offerings and is now one of the most promising travel destinations in the country.<p>From jaw-dropping superlative achievements to some of the most breathtaking scenery in China, here are nine reasons you should …

China

Angkor's 'modern history' with France reveals the politics of art

If somebody says "Angkor", most of the people think of a grandiose complex of strange ruins somewhere in Asia, partly hidden in the jungle. But Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is much more than that. It is widely considered to be among the world's most magnificent architectural masterpieces — …

Art

How many migrants in your country? Probably fewer than you think

Italians are the worst in the EU at over-estimating the proportion of immigrants living in their country, a new report claims.<p>Respondents to a Eurobarometer survey claimed around a quarter of Italy’s population were foreign born.<p>But official Eurostat figures show the proportion of immigrants in the …

18 of the greatest photographs from 125 years of National Geographic

Travel Photography

Chefs reveal the foods you should never order at a restaurant

When it comes to dining out, we may all have our personal preferences, but who better to give insider tips on what <i>not</i> to order at a gourmet restaurant than the chefs themselves?<p>INSIDER spoke with several professional chefs to ask their opinion about the food you should never order in a restaurant …

25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go ... with no human help<p>Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful …

Artificial Intelligence

“I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling”

In recent days, I’ve spoken with a half dozen prominent Republicans and Trump advisers, and they all describe a White House in crisis as advisers struggle to contain a president who seems to be increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods.<p>At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is treating a potential war like a reality show cliffhanger

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump hosted his top military brass and their spouses for dinner at the White House on Thursday night. The group posed for a photo. Then this exchange with reporters happened:<p><b>Trump</b>: "You guys know what this represents? Maybe it's the calm before the</b> …

Donald Trump

The Guardian view on Catalonia’s referendum: the Spanish state has lost

Police brutality has ignited the political crisis. Can Madrid and the pro-independence movement find a way forward?<p>Spain is in crisis, and its prime minister appears to be in denial. The run-up to Sunday’s referendum on independence for Catalonia made it clear that the country was in trouble. But …

Europe

Cézanne unmasked: the shattering portraits that blew Picasso and the Paris avant garde away

He painted his wife without lips. He painted his friend with a spinal deformity. And he painted himself as a ghost in a top hat. Paul Cézanne’s unflinching portraits, coming to Britain this autumn, didn’t just astonish Picasso and his disciples. They changed art for ever<p>In Paris at the dawn of the …

Art

Alt-right finds a new hero: ex-Googler James Damore

SAN FRANCISCO — The alt-right has an unlikely new martyr in the culture wars: A Harvard-educated engineer in the heart of Silicon Valley.<p>In the days since James Damore published a memo questioning Google's efforts to create a more welcoming environment for women, African-Americans and Latinos — …

Silicon Valley

Incredible farming skyscraper could fight poverty and feed the world

This incredible skyscraper is more than just eye candy—its modular and farm-integrated design was created to fight world hunger and poverty. …

17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

Cooking

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

InterAct

Steve Bannon: 'We're going to war in the South China Sea ... no doubt'

Only months ago Donald Trump’s chief strategist predicted military involvement in east Asia and the Middle East in Breitbart radio shows<p>The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the …

Donald Trump

When a Foreign Government Interfered in a U.S. Election — to Reelect FDR

From fake news to covert ops, aspects of Russia’s alleged efforts to boost Trump echo tactics pioneered in 1940.<p>Covert intelligence operations, propaganda, fake news stories, dirty tricks—all were used in a foreign government’s audacious attempt to influence U.S. elections. It wasn’t 2016; it was …

Hudson Valley

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

Europe’s largest port–threatened by rising waters and a loss of its major industry–has reinvented itself as a playground for innovative thinkers who are trying to create a resilient city of the future.<p>When Helly Scholten makes dinner, if she needs a tomato or squash or an onion, she heads …

Urban Planning

The Best-Designed Design Books Of The Year

There are books, well-designed books, and well-designed design books. Here are the ones that make great gifts.<p>Books are the perfect gifts, hands down. You don’t have to gamble on size and style, as with clothes. You aren’t gifting something useless, frivolous, or purely decorous (read: easily …

Infoporn: the 30 cities on the edge of disaster

<b>Click here to explore the graphic above in more detail</b><p>Cities can cope with high income inequality, natural disasters or booming populations - but …

Container home by Ecosa Institute

Living Rooms

This is why Brexit was an utterly futile attempt at curbing immigration in Britain

This is because Britain is yet to negotiate the terms of the Brexit, and needs a unanimous vote from all 28 EU members on any of its demands.<p>It is highly unlikely that they will agree to Britain shirking off the Freedom of Movement Act.<p>The country needs to keep some of the most lucrative elements …

Putin is 'essentially trolling the US' by complimenting Trump, and the Brexit vote explains why

First, the presumptive Republican nominee suggested in December that he'd welcome deeper relations with Russia if he won the White House. Then, the Russian president praised Trump as "very talented" and said that he was an "absolute leader of the presidential race."<p>Trump responded that it was a …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Twilio went public yesterday and raised $150 million (£109 million).</b> Its stock price soared more than 90% in its first day of trading.<p><b>2. New data shows that Uber drivers make even less money than previously thought.</b> BuzzFeed interviewed drivers in several US cities to find out out how much …

Twilio IPO offers valuable lessons for tech startups

The tech company’s journey reminds other new businesses to set out with the end in mind – and stick to your plan<p>Stepping through the right funding milestones at the right pace takes a special kind of tech company. The big finish line for a startup is the initial public offering (IPO), and the …

Startups

14 Great Inspirations of Balcony Modern Interior Design

The balcony became a favorite room when relaxing with family. Makes a nice balcony is not difficult, can make a balcony with curved or flat shape in …

Interior Design

London, Paris, New York: a tale of three mid-century cities – in pictures

Uniting three major 20th-century photographers – Wolfgang Suschitzky, Dorothy Bohm and Neil Libbert – a new exhibition presents the beauty, streetlife and social contradictions of three world capitals from the 1930s to the 1960s

France

The Observer view on Donald Trump

It’s time to tell the ugly truth before it’s too late<p>Now that what once seemed inconceivable has happened, what are Americans who care about their country, its hard-won values and its leading international role going to do about it? The prospect that Donald Trump will secure the Republican party’s …

Donald Trump

Tesla made a major bet to stand out from the competition — and now it might backfire

They're very fast, they can all but drive themselves, they can be summoned from a garage with no one at the wheel, and they are routinely improved by software updates over-the-air that allow owners to go to sleep and wake up with a new car in the driveway.<p>Everyone in the auto industry now …

Tesla