Thanksgiving is supposed to wear us out. And even if a turkey-tryptophan-sleep connection isn’t rock-solid as we were once led to believe, every Thanksgiving still brings the draining combination of travel, preparation, and digestion. It’s a coma-inducer. However, if Black Friday proves anything, it’s that we’re never too tired to shop. These days, over a hundred million of us brave the Black Friday...
Opening in the early June, Cau Vang (means: Golden Bridge) is becoming one of the best tourist attractions of Ba Na Hills in Da Nang and this is the latest in a line of weird and wonderful structures around the world. It is located in the Thien Thai garden with views across the huge green mountainscape. Why is Golden Bridge...
Ulises Valdez, who emigrated from Mexico to work as a vineyard laborer in Sonoma County, then rose to become one of California's most renowned vineyard managers and founder of his own family winery, died early this morning of a heart attack. He was 49.Valdez was widely considered one of the most knowledgeable and skilled vineyard managers in California. He...
A second breach was reported at a coal ash landfill site in North Carolina on Monday according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the latest impact from Hurricane Florence’s heavy rains. That update comes amid a state of emergency declared at a nuclear power plant overseen by the landfill’s operator, Duke Energy, as the extent of the damage from...
Stefan Trines, Research Editor, WENR Online education is a divisive topic. Often criticized as an inferior form of education providing an isolated learning experience at best, or as a harbinger of global, Western-dominated educational homogenization at worst, online education is simultaneously considered a promising means to increase access to education in developing countries. Current trends in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia...
Les 2 Alpes has multiple long-term development projects involving its ski area, property and facilities. A number of these started work in May 2018, with the resort preparing for the future. More than ever before, Les 2 Alpes is positioning itself as a benchmark and market leader among the major French ski resorts… Modernity and the ability to draw...
Over the past few decades, numerous space probes sent to the far-flung reaches of the Solar System have fallen silent. These failures weren’t due to communications problems, probes flying into scientifically implausible anomalies, or little green men snatching up the robotic scouts we’ve sent out into the Solar System. No, these space probes have failed simply because engineers on...
Newcastle travel to Arsenal this weekend in the first game back since the international break and Rafa Benitez has had some good things to say about new Gunners boss, Unai Emery. ‘They will be at the top of the table for sure’ Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s visit to Newcastle on Saturday, Benitez stated: “Hopefully, at least, he will need one more week...
  After her wildly successful US solo exhibition debut last year at The Standard’s High Line Hotel in New York, Lucy Sparrow is back with ‘Sparrow Mart’, a 2,800 square-foot pop up shop at the Standard’s Downtown Hotel in Los Angeles. While last year’s ‘Fauxdega‘ featured 9,000 items (which quickly sold out), this year’s version features an ambitious 31,000 handmade...
Great Barrier Reef Shows Significant Signs of Recovery Travel Pulse Queensland, Australia is pleased to advise a positive update on the recovery status of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. The Reef & Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC), a non-profit enterprising Australian organization, has reported substantial signs of recovery for corals affected by mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. A milder 2017-18...

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