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Why World Cup referees are using vanishing spray

Now you see it, now you don't. That's the logic behind the vanishing spray being used at this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Oil prices spike as Iraq violence flares

Oil prices spiked Thursday to levels not seen in nine months as escalating violence in Iraq sparked worries about crude exports.

World's oldest man dies at age 111 in NY

A 111-year-old New Yorker who had been certified as the oldest man in the world has died. Alexander Imich died Sunday morning at a senior residence in Manhattan, his niece, Karen Bogen, confirmed to CNN.

Scotland to vote on independence from U.K.

Scotland has a big decision to make soon. In just about 100-days, voters will decide whether to remain part of the United Kingdom. The debate is passionate and opinion polls on the outcome are narrowing.

Why airlines make 'less than $6 per passenger'

The aviation industry thrives on big numbers.

Japanese company introduces emotional robot

When someone is being stiff and acting emotionless, we may have to quit calling them a robot.

Why cities do NOT want to host the Olympics

The process of awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics is in disarray after two leading contenders pulled out amid growing concern over cost overruns, the use of public funds and corruption.

'Gangnam Style' sets new record with 2 billion YouTube hits

As viral videos go, "Gangnam Style" went gangbusters ages ago. But now it has charted a new record: 2 billion YouTube views.

How to take spectacular wildlife photos (without getting eaten)

Camping in the freezing snow at an altitude of 6,000 feet. Trekking through the jungle with an armed guard. Sitting on a boat in crocodile-infested waters. Craig Smith sure has done a lot to take a good picture.

10 most underatted cities of the world

Perhaps because of their proximity to better-known locales, travelers too often neglect legitimately interesting cities. Call us sentimental, but it's an oversight we want to correct.