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Dubai's most outrageous attractions

What is your favourite holiday destination? The most-visited capital in the world is Bangkok, followed by London and Paris. But the most visited country is France: http://bbc.in/1eknSCO

Blame Bad Night's Sleep on the Moon

A new study finds human sleep patterns are timed to the phases of the moon.<p><b>If you have trouble falling asleep around the same time each month, the moon might be to blame.</b><p>Scientists say they've found evidence that human sleep patterns are timed to the phases of the moon, and that people sleep 20 …

Very rational consumers

THIS week our correspondents discuss <i>The Economist's</i> first ranking of executive MBA programmes and the growing popularity of a very costly …

FYI: Could A Human Beat A T. Rex In Arm Wrestling?

A paleontologist examines the evidence.<p>"First, we're assuming that the T. rex won't just eat the person, right?" asks Jack Conrad, a vertebrate paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Right. This is a sanctioned match, and killing your opponent is strictly against the …

Forecast for Microsoft: Shareholder activism

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Dell isn’t the only major PC-era power likely to face increasing pressure from activist shareholders. Microsoft — which just …

Microsoft launches SharePoint Newsfeed app

Microsoft has extended the mobile capabilities of its SharePoint web platform by adding a SharePoint Newsfeed app to its Windows Store.<p>It gives users …

Faith and Works at Apple

Great institutions thrive on internal contradictions and irresolvable divisions. This has always been the case with governments and universities, and …

DARPA unveils 6-foot-tall humanoid robot Atlas for researchers to program and pilot

It's not quite <i>Terminator</i>, but it's not that far off either: Check out Atlas, a new, 6-foot, 2-inch-tall humanoid robot designed for a contest being held by US Defense Department. The 290-pounds machine is being called "one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built," in no small part due to …

NASA serves up first glance at solar system's comet-like tail

Dogs, cats, and comets aren't the only thing with a tail; NASA scientists announce our solar system also has one chock-full of particles.<p>While Earth spins around the sun at around 67,000 mph, the sun rotates around the Milky Way galaxy at a zippy 140 miles per second. With such a massive force …

Astronomy

The World's Largest Building Is Open For Business

It could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses inside it and has its own artificial sun.<p>The New Century Global Center, a behemoth Chinese officials are calling the world's largest standalone building, has finally opened in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province. The colossal structure has 5.5 …

The Moon's Mystery: Scientists Debate How it Formed

How was our planet's satellite formed? Scientists are still searching for the answer.<p><b>It has taken centuries for scientists to settle on a creation story for our moon, the most popular of which is depicted on the July cover of National Geographic magazine. But as I learned at a recent lunch with</b> …