With her knees 'broken beyond repair,' Lindsey Vonn retiring after worlds

Lindsey Vonn has only two races remaining on her aching knees. The women's all-time leader in World Cup wins announced Friday that she will retire from ski racing after this month's world championships in Sweden. The 34-year-old Vonn had been planning to retire in December but changed her plans because of persistent pain in both […]

Aussie hockey teams set for world’s best

THE Hockeyroos’ inaugural FIH Pro League tilt will have a distinctly local flavour with more than a quarter of the 18 member squad hailing from Victoria. Five Victorians — Hayley Padget, Kristina Bates, Rachael Lynch, Sophie Taylor and Ashlee Wells — along with state team member Lily Brazel, will suit up for the Aussie women […]

Want Lewis or Rowling-like worlds but more nightmarish? Snag In an Absent Dream

Mild spoilers ahead. (credit: Tor Publishing) If you’re looking for a grittier, dream-edging-on-nightmare version of a world created by C.S. Lewis or J.K. Rowling, author Seanan McGuire has you covered. McGuire explores worlds that are simultaneously fascinating and frightening in her award-winning Wayward Children novella series. It’s a dark-fantasy version of a conceit you might […]

You Can Now Visit the World’s Largest Ice and Snow Festival

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I visited what’s possibly the world’s most polluted city, and realized Americans have no idea how good they have it

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Cairo, Egypt, is one of the world’s most polluted cities, if not No.1. I recently visited and found that, even after just a day in the city, I could feel the effects on my breathing, sleep, and skin. The experience reminded me of how lucky I, as an American, am to have […]

Hi Fly Operates the World’s First Completely Plastic-Free Flight

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The World’s Largest Plane Turns 30

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The world’s most popular video game chat app is now worth more than $2 billion, as it gears up to take on the makers of ‘Fortnite’

Discord Discord is the world’s largest chat platform for gaming, with more than 200 million users. The company is now valued at more than $ 2 billion after raising $ 150 million in a new round of funding. It was last valued at $ 1.65 billion as recently as this summer.  Recently, Discord’s ambitions have […]

St. Petersburg ranks as world’s best cultural destination … for 3rd year in a row!

Russia’s northern capital, Saint Petersburg, has been named the world’s leading cultural city destination for the third consecutive year. The award is traditionally handed out by the World Travel Awards (WTA). Saint Petersburg, that once again justified its rank as the Russian cultural capital, triumphed over Beijing, London, New York City, Paris, the Ecuadorian capital […]

Newfoundland, home of the world’s biggest iceberg parade

Andrew Eames December 7, 2018 Share this article Picture a scene where hundreds of bergs, some thousands of years old, are floating along the sea in an eye-catching ‘parade’. Andrew Eames heads to Iceberg Alley. So here’s a riddle for the well-traveled … What’s bigger than a multi-story car park, calves ‘growlers’, sinks ships, and […]