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Up in smoke?

July 23, 2015
French riot police secure the street near the French Senate as demonstrating tobacconists stage a protest  march in Paris, France, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/John Schults

French riot police secure the street near the French Senate as demonstrating tobacconists stage a protest march in Paris, France, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/John Schults

Spitting into the wind

July 20, 2015
This eyesore will be stopped.

This eyesore will be stopped. REUTERS/David Gray

While many countries push for renewable energy, Australia may remain a rare exception to the green trend.

What nightmares are made of

July 16, 2015

  A reconstruction of the new short-armed and winged feathered dinosaur Zhenyuanlong suni from the Early Cretaceous (ca. 125 million years ago) of China is seen in this illustration image provided by the University of Edinburgh on July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Chuang Zhao/University of Edinburgh/Handout via Reuters

A reconstruction of the new dinosaur Zhenyuanlong suni from China is seen in this illustration image provided by the University of Edinburgh on July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Chuang Zhao/University of Edinburgh/Handout via Reuters

Men. On the catwalk

July 15, 2015
Models wait backstage before the David Hart presentation during Men's Fashion Week, in New York, July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Models wait backstage before the David Hart show during Men’s Fashion Week, in New York, July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Vive la France!

July 14, 2015
Alphajets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France in the formation of a Croix de Lorraine cross and releasing trails of red, white and blue smoke, colors of French national flag, fly over the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum during the traditional Bastille day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Alphajets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France in the formation of a Croix de Lorraine cross and releasing trails of red, white and blue smoke fly over the Pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The good kind of rat infestation

July 13, 2015
A handler holds a rat undergoing training to detect mines at the Mine Detection Rat Training, Trial and Testing Project in Siem Reap province July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A handler holds a rat undergoing training to detect mines at the Mine Detection Rat Training, Trial and Testing Project in Siem Reap province July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Candidates, start your engines – and sales

July 10, 2015
Specially made chocolates ahead of Chris Christie's formal announcement. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Specially made chocolates ahead of Chris Christie’s formal announcement. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

One word: plastics!

July 8, 2015

  Just wait until organized crime gets its hands on this loot.

Just wait until organized crime gets its hands on this loot.

The latest U.S. smuggling controversy doesn’t involve ivory or prescription drugs – it’s all about plastics.

Tobacco tax could bring the heat

July 7, 2015

  An employee works on her station at a factory of cigarette-maker Brascuba in Havana May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

An employee works on her station at a factory of cigarette-maker Brascuba in Havana May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Castle in the sand

By Arlene Getz
July 6, 2015
sahara

A rendering of the sustainable vertical city. REUTERS/Screengrab

London has the Gherkin, New York has the Empire State and Dubai has the Burj Khalifa. Now the Sahara is the place to watch for the next skyline icon. French architecture firm OXO plans to build Sand City Tower, a futuristic city complete with offices, museums and even a meteorological observatory overlooking the African desert.