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Fancy new mall in China has 7-story spiral escalators

China still builds malls, and they are beautiful.<p>New photos released on Monday reveal a step up in mall transportation. A massive new shopping …

Smaller booking and search sites may have best hotel rates

You know the major players in hotel booking and search systems. Expedia, for instance, just bought Orbitz and previously acquired Travelocity, and Priceline owns Booking.com and Rentalcars.com plus Kayak.<p>But they don't control the entire marketplace — yet. You might find better results with the …

Meth lab discovered at Wal-Mart restroom in Indiana

A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.<p>State police say a Muncie Wal-Mart employee alerted police after seeing a man he described as suspicious enter the restroom about 11:30 p.m. Thursday with a backpack and …

Man gets world's first successful penis transplant after botched circumcision

A 21-year-old man in South Africa has received the world’s first successful penis transplant and accepts the organ as his own, doctors said on Friday.<p>The operation took a team of surgeons nine hours and has allowed the patient to become sexually active.<p>The man’s penis was amputated three years ago …

Medicine

Boris Nemtsov murder: Putin 'politically responsible' – daughter

The daughter of the murdered Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, has accused Vladimir Putin of being “politically responsible” for her father’s death.<p>Zhanna Nemtsova said that the motive for the killing was related to her father’s role over the last decade as, in her words, the most prominent …

Russia

The Countries Where Kids Spend The Most Time Doing Their Homework [Infographic]

Does your kid constantly complain about hours and hours of homework? If you’re Italian, it could reach fever-pitch! According to research conducted by the OECD, 15-year old children in Italy have to contend with just under 9 hours of homework every week, more than anywhere else in the world.<p>When it …

Fiesta-Raptor Mashup Is One Mean Baby Ford

Imagine jacking up a Ford Fiesta to create a little CUV and you’ve got the Brazilian-market Ford EcoSport. With an optional 1-liter EcoBoost engine, this could be the most fun little thing to ever carry the dreaded CUV moniker. (Or better still, pop the Fiesta ST engine in there.) After all, the …

Honda’s N-TRUCK/N-CAMP Has Us Jonesing For a Tiny Recreational Rig

We love miniature things. We love things we can’t have. Given the bent of this publication, you’d be excused for thinking that our current obsession is a 1/3-scale Ferrari FXX K with a functional KERS system built from a coffee can, some rebar, and a wall wart. But it is not. Our current …

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE concept previews new midsize CUV... again

Long-Awaited Midsize CUV Debuts In Concept Form In Detroit<p>Volkswagen has taken a big step towards the long-awaited second model to be built at its Chattanooga, TN factory, introducing the two-row Cross Coupe GTE Concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.<p>The relatively handsome …

Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept Debuts

We have often complained about the lack of truly far-reaching concept cars on today’s show circuit. Instead of creating visions of a distant future, too often automakers show concepts that closely resemble upcoming production cars; the idea is to condition the public. We may have to shelve that …