(Reuters) – When American vegetarians, pescetarians and flexitarians sit down at the Thanksgiving table this week, there’s one thing many agree they would be thankful for: a tasty, plant-based alternative to turkey. Wildly popular for their taste and texture, Impossible Burger, Beyond Burger and other plant-based alternatives have revolutionized the fake meat market, and now […]

LONDON (Reuters) – From trekking through Antarctica to driving an electric scooter across China, adventurous feats were the focus of this year’s Guinness World Records Day on Thursday, an annual festival of record-breaking. “Guinness World Records Day is a global celebration of record-breaking: 600,000 people attempting a record in one day. And the theme this […]

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A DNA test has revealed that a stray dog found in the garden of an Australian east coast home is a rare purebred dingo, rather than an abandoned puppy as rescuers first thought. Found in the back garden on a house in Wandiligong, 330 km (205 miles) northeast of Melbourne, capital of […]

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Imagine a world where Neil Armstrong was not the first man on the moon and the Soviet Union won the space race instead. That’s the premise of “For All Mankind,” one of the first original television series from Apple Inc. It sets the stage for an alternate history with sweeping ripple […]

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – A Ukrainian taxi driver is offering his passengers rides for a song, by refunding their bill if they appear on his YouTube channel performing their favorite tunes. Andriy Turko has fitted a karaoke system in his cab in a drive to discover new musical talent in his home city of Vinnytsia. […]

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito, 59, the nation’s first monarch born after World War Two, officially proclaimed his enthronement to the world on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by hundreds of dignitaries. Below are some comments by ordinary Japanese people. NOBUHIKO YABU, 37, ACCOUNTANT “It is a new era and the emperor is […]

TOKYO (Reuters) – Rock met kimonos as Tokyo kicked off its fashion week with a dazzling runway show that put a modern twist on the traditional Japanese garment. Models hit the runway in kimono-inspired outfits ranging from colorful shoulderless minidresses with tall boots to full-length animation-print kimonos with traditional “geta” clogs, as rock star-turned-designer Yoshiki […]

LONDON (Reuters) – Twin sisters Hermon and Heroda Berhane love dancing but can’t hear the music because they’re both deaf, so the invention of a jacket with sensors that enables them to feel the different sounds has transformed their nights out in London clubs. The “Sound Shirt”, created by London-based fashion company CuteCircuit, has 16 […]

PARIS (Reuters) – Stella McCartney on Monday unveiled her first collection since linking up with the French luxury group LVMH, showing fluid dresses, wide-legged pants and floral prints that she said were the most sustainable clothes she had made. With her father, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, in the audience, the British designer held her Paris Fashion […]