A Patagonian puzzle: Why does no-one stay to explore the world’s southernmost city?

Matthew Teller August 16, 2018 Share this article It’s the world’s southernmost city and the gateway to Antarctica—but why does nobody stick around in Ushuaia? Matthew Teller went exploring and discovered a town that had forgotten its own story. Down here, you can almost feel the edge of the earth pulling you forward. Nailed onto […]

Can You Name the Muslim World’s First Secular Democracy?

The exotic, cosmopolitan city buzzed with activity, its multicultural lifeblood driven in part by a recent oil boom and swept up in intellectual thought and political activism. Petro barons lounged in newly built mansions outside the Old City, where merchants traded in local wares, shopkeepers served mouthwatering culinary delights and residents shuffled through narrow alleys […]

This ocean current has huge effects on the world’s seas, and scientists are enduring blistering cold to figure it out

Chris Kreymborg The North Icelandic Jet is a ribbon of cold water deep below the surface of the North Atlantic and is a key part of the global ocean circulatory system. If conditions get extreme enough to slow down or potentially halt the global circulation caused by the North Icelandic Jet, there could be some incredible […]

The World’s Best Airport Food, According to Pilots

The World’s Best Airport Food, According to Pilots Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not include […]

The backstory of how America coordinated with some of the world’s most powerful nations to tank the dollar

(Photo by Michael Evans/The White House/Getty Images) Officials of the Trump administration have said they want a weak dollar. The US government pushing for a weak greenback breaks with recent tradition. But 35 years ago, the Reagan administration worked with foreign governments to weaken the dollar. At the beginning of the year, Treasury Secretary Steve […]

I got inside a Tour de France team car, the mobile command center for the world’s best cyclists — here’s what I saw

Daniel McMahon/Business Insider PARIS — Think Tour de France and you think bikes, but what keeps things moving behind the scenes for the teams in the world’s preeminent two-wheeled event are the countless cars, trucks, and buses following the race. La Grande Boucle — the Great Loop — is often a grueling three-week slog, so […]

Mercedes-Benz A-Class to Become World’s Most Aerodynamic Production Vehicle

While the rest of the world will be able to enjoy the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback, the United States is patiently waiting for the sedan. Since Americans won’t be privy to the liftback model, it’s to be four doors or nothing. This is our first look at the model without camouflage and, while it resembles […]

Tata will stop selling the ‘world’s cheapest car’

Tata’s Nano was supposed to be a revolution in automotive design when it was unveiled in 2008 as the world’s cheapest car — in theory, it opened the door to vehicle ownership for people who’d otherwise have to spring for two-wheeled transport or nothing at all. Flash forward a decade, however, and the reality is […]

‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’ trailer explores alien life and butterflies

After the briefest of teases at the start of the year, Fox is ready to show Cosmos: Possible Worlds in earnest. The network has released an initial trailer that suggests Possible Worlds will follow the basic formula of the reborn series’ first season while covering some decidedly different ground. As the name implies, there’s a […]

Check out This Awesome Livery on the World’s First Charter A380

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