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WH communications director stepping down

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House communications director Mike Dubke is leaving the administration, he said Tuesday, amid swirling speculation about a possible Trump staff shakeup.<p>He told CNN Tuesday he submitted his resignation on May 18 but offered to stay until the end of President Donald Trump's …

English Heritage in the dock over plans for Clifford's Tower in York

The first surprise came in February 2015 when the people of Cornwall woke up to find someone had carved a face into the rock below Tintagel Castle. Was it the act of vandals, determined to desecrate the most ancient and spiritual of all Cornish places, the very home of King Arthur? In fact, it …

Archaeology

Rick Steves: Why you should visit Europe in winter

Every summer, Europe greets a stampede of sightseers. Instead of jumping into the peak-season pig pile, consider planning a trip for the off-season — generally that means November through March. Here are some things to know when planning a winter trip:<p><b>It's cheaper:</b> Off-season airfares are often …

Want To Live In The Arctic Circle? Build Your House Inside A Solar Geodesic Dome

That's what this Norwegian family did.<p>The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To …

Arctic Circle

Best and Worst Health and Fitness Apps For 2017: Nike, Map My Run, Under Armour Which is Better?

As 2017 begins, so do people’s resolutions on health and weight loss. There are many apps out there to help people with their goals, but some might …

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country?

As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. Our government believes in the value of immigration, as does the majority of the population. We took in an estimated 300,000 newcomers in 2016, including 48,000 refugees, and we want them to become citizens; around 85% of …

Canada

10 German children's books classics you can read in English

Discover these classics of Germany's children's literature. Beware: Some of them do not end as well as Disney's fairy tales.<p>Breaking into the …

Books

The fascinating life of Google founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page

The quirky, soft-spoken computer scientist cofounded Google and now runs its parent company, Alphabet.<p>So how did he get to where he is today? Here's his story.<p><i>Jillian D'Onfro contributed to an earlier version of this story.</i>

Silicon Valley

The Type of Man Most Likely to Make Women Orgasm, According to Science

It may be near impossible to whittle the female orgasm down to an exact science. But researchers from the University of Albany have uncovered some …

Sexuality

World's First Solar Panel Road Opens In France

French officials have opened the world’s first solar road in the region of Normandy, unveiling a 1-kilometre-long (0.6-mile-long) route covered in …

Solar Panels

11 Wine Regions You Have To Visit In Europe

There are so many reasons why we all travel – to see the sights, to spend time with loved ones, for work, to relax… the list goes on and on. One of …

The 19 cheapest cities in Europe to rent an Airbnb

Since millions of Europeans have opened their homes to strangers on the website, we've teamed up with Airbnb to find out the European cities with the cheapest rates.<p>Looking at cities with at least 200 listings, Airbnb found bargains all over the continent in the likes of Slovakia and Poland, as …

European Travel

The most important stories in advertising, December 8

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. AP<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>2. Facebook's growth boom shows no sign of slowing.</b> That's according to a top analyst who spoke at our Ignition conference.<p><b>3. In the wake of criticism over fake-news on its platform,</b> …

How lobbyists made breakfast 'the most important meal of the day'

Until very recently, common wisdom held that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. We’ve anecdotally tied all sorts of ills to a failure to sit down to a “complete breakfast.” But health research has proven that skipping that fried egg or bowl of cereal does not, in fact, lead to weight …

Sigmund Freud

'Sexist' government cuts ignore equality laws, says women's group

The leader of a coalition of women’s groups has accused the government of making sexist policies by failing to take into account the impact that budget cuts will have on equality.<p>On the eve of a new report detailing the impact of austerity on women, Vivienne Hayes, chief executive of the Women’s …

Gender

10 top tips from our Berlin correspondent

Best for breakfast<p>If Germany’s relationship with bread elsewhere in the country verges on the theological, Berlin is a den of infidelity. Good bakeries are few and far between, and the standard Berlin bread roll tastes of cardboard. But breakfasts at <b>Cafe Kalwil</b> are a dream: fresh rolls, flaky …

Germany

How to Write and Publish a Novel: 5 Crossroads You’ll Face

via pixabay/Unsplash<p><i>Guest writer A.M. Justice brings us her top tips in becoming a</i> successful <i>publisher author like her. Her recent work A Wizard’s</i> …

Valeant Is Being Sued Over the 'Female Viagra' Pill

Valeant Pharmaceuticals (vrx) International was sued on behalf of former investors in Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which it bought last year for $1 …

​Samsung offers upgraded 10nm chip production for clients

Samsung has showcased its third-generation 10-nanometer production process to potential clients and will offer process design kits in the second …

KGI: Dual-lens camera to remain exclusive to high-end new iPhone models in 2017, small upgrades expected

KGI Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, citing investor reaction to Apple’s new dual camera feature, is predicting that the module will remain exclusive to high-end iPhone models for next year’s anniversary release. Further, he expects high end iPhone Plus models to represent 30-40% of the total iPhone sales.<p>The …

Britons may have to apply to visit Europe after Brexit

British citizens may have to apply online and pay to travel to Europe after the UK leaves the EU, under plans being drawn up by the bloc for a visa waiver programme similar to the US system.<p>The European commission is due to unveil draft legislation for the EU travel information and authorisation …

Europe

Move over DNA. Scientists can identify you based on the unique pattern of proteins in your hair

A strand of hair at a crime scene, or clinging to human remains unearthed by archaeologists, could hold new promise as a means to identify its unique owner and unravel mysteries sealed by the passage of time.<p>In research published this week, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories …

Italy holds hide and seek championship in abandoned town

The abandoned town of Consonno in northern Italy came alive once again this weekend, when a host of fun-seekers descended on it for the International Hide and Seek Championships.<p>The championships initially started seven years ago as a joke, after a spontaneous game of hide and seek at an adult’s …

UK immigration minister confirms work to start on £1.9m Calais wall

Work is about to begin on “a big, new wall” in Calais as the latest attempt to prevent refugees and migrants jumping aboard lorries heading for the Channel port, the UK’s immigration minister has confirmed.<p>Protesters close Calais over refugee crisis: 'We are not racist but we see no solution'<p>Read …

Calais

Revealed: the fruit and veg you should always buy organic

Deciding whether to buy organic food can be a dilemma. Produce grown without the use of pesticides is frequently more expensive than standard versions, and not everyone can afford to buy it all the time. But does shopping for organic food have to be all or nothing?<p>No, according to campaigning …

Agriculture

Weekend lie-ins could trigger diabetes, study finds

Routine sleep changes, such as waking up early for work during the week, may raise the risk of developing metabolic problems, researchers say<p>An occasional <b>lie-in</b> could trigger diabetes, according to new research.<p>Even routine sleep changes, such as waking up early for work during the week, may raise …

Diabetes

Animation shows how a black hole destroys a star

An incredible animation demonstrates how a star would be ripped apart if it got too close to a black hole in space<p>They’re not called black holes for nothing.<p>An artist’s rendering demonstrates new findings about what happens when a star wanders too close to a black hole.<p>“Intense tidal forces rip the …

Brexit: Block non-UK citizens from voting in EU referendum, says new report

MigrationWatch UK says 1.6 million non-naturalised Commonwealth citizens living in Britain and Irish nationals should be barred from voting in the poll<p>More than 1.5 million Commonwealth and Irish citizens should be barred from voting in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership, a pressure …

The fingerprint company that Samsung never bought is now everywhere

Fingerprint Cards has gone from a weird non-acquisition to making the Nexus Imprint sensors<p>Two years ago, a press release was posted to the website of Fingerprint Cards AB, announcing that the Swedish fingerprint sensor maker would be acquired by Samsung in a $650 million deal. That announcement …