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The Woman Who Froze in Fargo

In November 2001, an unemployed Japanese travel agent named Takako Konishi was found dead outside Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Nobody knew Konishi was a …

Crime

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

Top places to feel like you’re in the future

As <i>Back to the Future</i> turns 30, let these locales sweep you in for a peep at how the present might appear several decades from now…<p>1. Tokyo, Japan<p>Tokyo has long been regarded as a bastion of state-of-the-art, from its fine dining (more Michelin stars than London and New York combined) to its toilets …

The 10 Best Cities In The World

<i>CNTraveler.com</i><p>Nearly 77,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the world. Is your favorite on the list? Read about all the best hotels, resorts, islands, spas, and cruise lines in the world in our Readers' Choice Awards 2014.<p><b>See the full ranking on CNTraveler.com</b><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The Top 10 …

Top 10

Millennials want to see the world—and know they can afford it

In the summer of 2012, at age 24, I left home to travel the world. In just over a year, I backpacked through South America, South Asia, Western Europe, and the western United States. I hiked the Inca Trail, skied the Alps, hitchhiked through Patagonia, and trekked through the Himalayas. I worked at …

Human Rights

Obama Promised to Do 4 Big Things As President. Now He’s Done Them All.

The conservative view of President Obama has straddled two difficult-to-reconcile portraits. One indicts him as a “Reagan of the left,” fundamentally …

20 Unusual Things Successful People Do Every Day

Some of the following are tech entrepreneurs, while others run more conventional businesses.<p>For variety, I've also included a restaurateur and celebrity chef, a screenwriter and executive producer, an ex-Navy SEAL (because no list is complete without a SEAL), a chart-topping guitarist whose career …

Success

Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years

The human race is on the brink of momentous and dire change. It is a change that potentially smashes our institutions and warps our society beyond recognition. It is also a change to which almost no one is paying attention. I’m talking about the coming obsolescence of the gun-wielding human …

Remote Controls

Does America Owe Foreigners Any Privacy?

The case for constraining the NSA, even abroad<p>Domestic spying has been the understandable focus of U.S. citizens and policymakers as Edward Snowden's disclosures about the NSA made international headlines. But the leaks have given us a fuller understanding of foreign surveillance, too. Abroad, the …

The Myth of Fair Use — Students & Emerging Pros Beware

I wanted to take a moment to discuss a concept you’ll often heard thrown around… it’s called Fair Use. Now, before I go too deep a few caveats.<p>I am …

7 Keys to Traveling Alone -- and Loving It

Traveling alone doesn't have to be lonely. In fact, it can be a wonderful, freeing experience, and a journey toward self-discovery. So, if you are alone this season, perhaps the best thing you can do is go on a solo adventure. I believe that solo travel can be better than therapy because it forces …

Solo Travel

The Future of 3D Printing in 3 Minutes

Few technologies make futurists salivate more than 3D printing. It almost seems like the replicator in <i>Star Trek</i> — anything you can dream of at your …

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Design

Do Americans Just Travel Wrong?

Let me stipulate that there is no <i>right way</i> to travel, no matter who is offering the advice. And secondly, this is <i>not</i> another one of those inane traveler-versus-tourist debates.<p>That said, after researching my last book, <i>America's Vacation Deficit Disorder</i>, I was exposed to a whole host of data that …

Tuscany Farmhouse Photo by Stefano Termanini (posted by Penelope)

Life & Poetry

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Globalisierung der Regulierung

Die G-20 treibt über Erfüllungsgehilfen wie das Financial Stability Board die Globalisierung der Regulierung voran. Eine Harmonisierung ist jedoch …

Wirtschaft

So wird in der Schweiz spioniert

Die Schweiz ist für Geheimdienste überall dort interessant, wo sie international etwas Gewicht hat. Spione beschäftigen sich deshalb mit hiesigen …

Why A Swiss Proposal To Give Every Citizen $2,800 Each Month Is So Radical

Switzerland has a very direct style of democracy. For example, changes to the constitution, or "popular initiatives," can be proposed by members of the public and are voted on if more than 100,000 people sign them. If a majority of voters and cantons (Swiss states) agree, the change can be come law.<p>…

Income Inequality

Plöchinger - Wie wir nach vorne denken sollten – acht Thesen zur Zukunft

Wie wir nach vorne denken sollten – acht Thesen zur Zukunft<p>/// Beitrag für das Jahrbuch 2013 des BDZV ///<p>Vor dem Wagenfenster zieht abendliche …

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

NSA surveillance: how to stay secure | Bruce Schneier

NSA,Surveillance,World news,Data and computer security,Data protection,Technology,Internet,US news,The NSA files<p>The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay safe

Johnson: How hard is English? How weird?

JOHNSON gets mail. Tom K., a reader in Ottawa, asks:<p>I had always understood English to be a reasonably easy language to learn, because it lacks many …