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Malaysia Asia: Free things to do in Penang

Penang island is one of the most popular places to visit in Malaysia and it appeals to both foreign and locals alike. But what are the free things …

What Is Ohio State Doing With This Insane Military Vehicle?

M! R! A! P!<p>It's not a tank, but its appearance still screams military, especially on a college campus. According to reporting from the student paper the Lantern_,_ Ohio State University's police department recently acquired an MRAP, or Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. Built for the Iraq and …

Military

Toyoda’s legacy goes well beyond the lean

Eiji Toyoda was the man who taught the world’s production workers Japanese. If you know <i>kaizen</i> means continuous improvement, and use <i>kanban</i> inventory …

Manufacturing

Three Brooklyn Teens Took This Incredible Bike Trip Across America

The boys, who play together in a jug band called The Easy Rollers, packed a travel-sized acoustic guitar, a cigar box fiddle, a harmonica, a camera, and other basic equipment and set off on a back road bike trip down the east coast and then out west to San Diego.<p>"Every day, we were seeing something …

Hiking

Upping the Weird Factor: The World's 10 Wackiest Hostels - Vagabondish

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean your accommodation options need be stock-standard. If anything, cheap backpacker haunts can oftentimes prove far …

Reims Rhymes with France

Reims, with its breathtaking Gothic cathedral and its beloved Champagne caves, is just 45 minutes from Paris on the new TGV connection. That makes it a wonderful day trip. We just reworked the Reims chapter in our France guidebook to make sure those zipping in for the day have everything they need …

France

Venice Sights

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

Trains

What's Cookin' in Music City?

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sure, Nashville has earned its rep as Music City. Where else can you kick back and enjoy a family-friendly show like the Full Moon Pickin' Party, featuring country headliners plus bluegrass and roots artists in a …

Budget Travel

A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

Dalai Lama: Women Better Leaders Because Of Potential For Compassion; Next Dalai Lama May Be Female

The Dalai Lama weighed in on the debate around women leadership and came out firmly on the side of the female.<p>Talking to reporters during a visit to Australia, the Buddhist leader was asked to weigh in on gender during a race for Prime Minister that has included charges of sexism.<p>Speaking …

Apple’s Declaration of Values: Simplify, Perfect, Delight

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred …

John F. Kennedy's ‘finest moment’

Fifty years ago on June 11, a showdown happened in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, between that state's governor and the federal government over admitting two black students to the University of Alabama. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has more in his latest Rewrite.

E3: PlayStation 4 console priced cheaper than Xbox One

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/985000/985594_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522217992_d25bdf2bb73f835aa9b692a431acef25<p><b>Sony is set to sell the PlayStation 4 for a cheaper price than Microsoft's rival Xbox One.</b><p>The Japanese firm announced at the E3 trade show that its …

Los Angeles

'Activation lock' to tighten iOS security

Apple's top-shelf security in iOS gets a bit tougher with new features revealed at this year's Apple developers conference.<p>Apple may not be able to do anything to stop a mugger from stealing your iPhone, but changes in iOS 7 will prevent the thief from trying to sell the phone as new.<p>At its …

Apple

The Single Best Thing Apple Announced At Today's iPhone Event

It's not the new font, or icons, or apps, and it's certainly not the homescreen parallax effect. It's something simple that you'll use all the time.<p>When you're at home, you want the Wi-Fi on your phone to be turned on. It saves battery life; it loads, downloads, and sends things faster; it keeps …