Auto plants of the future may have a surprisingly human touch

Carmakers have big plans for their next generation of factories: smarter designs, artificial intelligence and collaborative robots building a wide range of vehicles on the same line. The plants will also feature a component they say is the secret ingredient to flexible manufacturing: humans. SAIC-GM’s factory in Shanghai, which opened in 2016, is one of […]

The Army was surprisingly blunt about the conditions on its latest training mission to Africa

US Army “Bring a knife and some dip.” That’s the one message that a dozen soldiers with US Army Africa had a month into their train and advise mission with the Nigerian Armed Forces at an isolated base north of the country’s capital of Abuja.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: […]

Costa Rica elects young, center-left progressive by a surprisingly large margin

Costa Rica’s President-elect Carlos Alvarado Quesada ran up a bigger-than-expected margin of victory in Sunday’s runoff election. The 38-year-old former minister in the outgoing government is now set to join French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as democratically elected heads of state before turning 40. Alvarado Quesada said he decided […]

The Surprisingly Inclusive Economy of America's Opioid Capital

After traveling the entire country last year, the road that still haunts me the most is South Dixie Street in Kettering, Ohio, a suburb in the Dayton metropolitan area. There, an addiction recovery center stands two doors from a funeral home and just a few blocks from a pharmacy that advertises “prescriptions” in big, neon […]

Oprah Winfrey’s diet lets you eat pasta and bread — but you still may find it surprisingly annoying

@oprah/Instagram / Callie Ahlgrim/INSIDER I followed Oprah Winfrey’s daily meal plan, which adheres to Weight Watchers’ points program. Her typical intake includes low-point foods like eggs, shrimp, fish, and greens: This allows her the freedom to indulge in things like rosé and bread. The system frustrated me and left me hungrier than I would have liked. […]

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 2.0T FWD: Surprisingly, It’s More Than Adequate

– According to the ancient Greeks, the Olympian god Zeus forced the titan Atlas to carry the weight of the heavens on his shoulders for all eternity. Much like the Greek deity it’s named after, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is tasked with carrying a heavy burden: attracting more North American consumers to VW showrooms. READ […]

Maze Runner: The Death Cure review – Spectacular and surprisingly thoughtful action movie

Director Wes Ball smartly ignores all that confusing business with the spider-filled maze to deliver a spectacular and surprisingly thoughtful action movie.  After Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) fails to rescue Minho (Ki Hong Lee), he teams up with English sidekick Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) to break into the headquarters of the daftly named WCKD. Their way in […]

2018 Hyundai Accent Manual Tested: Surprisingly Satisfying—Fun, Even

-How much car do you really need? If the answer is not much and you’re looking to spend less than $ 16,000, let us introduce you to the Hyundai Accent. In base-grade SE trim, Hyundai’s smallest, least expensive car fits that bill and comes with a six-speed manual transmission, offering everything you need in a […]

Citroen C4 Cactus 2018 UK prices and specs revealed – One feature got surprisingly ditched

Citroen C4 Cactus 2018 hatchback range price and specs for the UK have now been confirmed.  Customers can now order the car in Britain with prices for the updated hatchback starting at £17,265.  Surprisingly one of the most distinctive elements of the previous generation car has been ditched in redesign.  The characteristic Airbumps from the […]

REVIEW: The new ‘Jumanji’ is surprisingly good — but you may need to check your feminism at the door

Sony Pictures Warning: Minor spoilers ahead for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” one more reboot/sequel in a string of movies being remade for a 2017 audience, but this time around we actually don’t mind. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in the film along with Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, […]