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UK raises terror threat level to severe 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:17:03 EDT 
    The UK government raises its terror threat level from "substantial" to "severe," in response to ISIS "ruthlessly seeking it's own state."

No strategy? Obama sparks uproar 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:19:24 EDT 
    When is a strategy not a strategy? When it's a political football.

Snake charmer 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:43:50 EDT 

    What starts in winter and lasts 8 years? 
      Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:56:42 EDT 
      It's largely devoid of human life, dark and viciously cold at times and frequently subject to dangerous levels of geological volatility -- the Arctic is surely the worst possible destination for an arts festival.

    Floating snowflake world's coolest hotel? 
      Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:11:53 EDT 
      The Krystall hotel will doubtless inspire a few gags about a frosty reception when it opens in December 2016, but once guests realize they're about to check in to a giant floating snowflake, it could just as easily melt hearts.

    The world's most beautiful clocks 
      Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:13:38 EDT 
      12 of the world's most beautiful clocks

    Sculptures as thin as a hair 
      Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:59:52 EDT 
      Most flowers start as seeds planted in soil, but Wim Noorduin, currently a post-doc researcher at Harvard, prefers to craft bouquets using Barium carbonate and sodium metasilicate. The two chemicals are disolved in a glass beaker filled with water and as carbon dioxide seeps into the vessel it kickstarts a chemical reaction that creates a wonderland of micro-sculptures that are about the diameter of the human hair.

    Trieste, the city of fashion 
      Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:56:17 EDT 
      Nudging the border with Slovenia in Italy's far north-east, the mysteriously underrated city of Trieste is largely known for its stately, Habsburg-era architecture, exquisite coffee, and traditional regattas.

    World's most stylish bookstores 
      Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:02:43 EDT 
      Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail.

    Mystique of abandoned palaces 
      Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:00:29 EDT 
      Patrycja Makowska likes to give enigmatic names to the extraordinarily beautiful photographs she shoots of crumbling palaces.

    Is architecture dead? Not in Venice 
      Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:30:18 EDT 
      Their stare is blank and unblinking; they just stand there rigid and dumb. Passers-by look on bemused as a child attempts to clamber up one of their backs. It's no harm, they are after all just a pair of concrete cows, painted white with cute little black spots.

    CNN tours Kim Jong Un's water park 
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:04:20 EDT 
      CNN's Will Ripley is given a rare look inside North Korea and tours Kim Jong Un's pet project, a waterpark.

    Summer movies: Winners and losers 
      Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:34:05 EDT 
      Was it the end of the world at the summer box office?

    You made that from plain paper? 
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:19:38 EDT 
      Despite the dominance of digital tools, a new wave of artists are turning to ancient technology.

    Why Angelina and Brad made it official 
      Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:18:17 EDT 
      Nine years and six kids on, why did one of Hollywood's most famous couples bother to get married?
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