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Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin | Colossal

<p>When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on …

Six Hotels in Unlikely Places (Photos)

See the former jam factory turned art hotel and more lodgings with interesting past lives.

Prison Hotels: A Growing Trend (PHOTOS)

In Britain, Policy Exchange has recently proposed a series of ‘super prisons,’ holding as many as 3,000 prisoners each, in place of 30 run-down and dilapidated prisons, The Guardian reports.<p>According to The London Evening Standard, a leading think tank believes that these plans mean that some of …

Top 10 Scenic Outdoor Music Venues

With the summer solstice here, now is the time many cultures actively embrace and celebrate live music. The lingering daylight and sultry evenings are prime time for outdoor concerts, and nothing amplifies the experience more than a breathtakingly beautiful setting. Read on for Cheapflights.com's …

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Singapore Is The Safest Country In Asia For Female Travelers

The well-being of women abroad isn't a new topic, but the reputation of destinations and their female-friendly activities are more important than ever as more women start traveling, especially alone.<p>Statistics suggest the women's travel market is worth more than $19 trillion a year and forty …

A Local's Guide To Shanghai

Shanghai has transformed so much in the past two decades, that some of its prior visitors might not recognize it anymore. To clearly appreciate Shanghai's unbelievable boom, start no further than <b>The Bund</b>. Considered to be the face of Shanghai, it's where the city gets divided by the Huangpu River …

10 Things to Explore in St. Barths

<b>The view of St. Jean Beach at Tom Beach Hotel</b><p>While many people skip a visit to the Caribbean this time of year due to hurricane season, the early summer months are actually the most ideal time to visit if you are looking for a low-key vacation, without the flooding of tourists and high season hotel …

Google Street View scales world's tallest building Burj Khalifa

Monday morning, Google released interactive views both inside and outside of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.<p>According to the …

Cartagena - Eat, Pray, Love, Dance & More

When Spain plundered Colombia's gold, it left behind a treasure that continues to draw seekers and sybarites from around the world: Cartagena.<p>It's easy to see why Unesco has designated the colonial-era walled city of this Caribbean port a World Heritage site. Bougainvillea and hibiscus drip from …

Map: How to stay out of reach of US extradition treaties

Advice for future Edward Snowdens: You can’t cross the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans without running into a US extradition treaty.<p>In the map above, we’ve shown all possible international routes one can travel between countries that <i>don’t</i> have a formal agreement with the United States for extraditing …

Extradition

LAX airport's breathtaking new multimedia installations by Skift

The newly redone Tom Bradley terminal at Los Angeles International Airport is almost done, and it is going for the jugular to wow passengers. The …

British Airways relaxes in-flight mobile phone usage

Passengers with British Airways will soon be permitted to use their mobile phones and gadgets moments after the plane has landed.<p>Fliers are usually …

In-flight Wi-Fi spreading rapidly, but usage faces challenges

After many years of halting starts and hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, in-flight Wi-Fi is finally coming into its own, with 8,700 …

5 of Michigan's Most Enchanting Waterfalls

When you visit the Wolverine State no matter where you are, you're never more than 85 miles from a lakeshore, or six miles from a natural water source. If that's not enough to get Michigan on your list of must-stop places this summer, then consider this: the state borders four of the five Great …

Inside The Immortality Business

Thanks to a small but devoted core of true believers and an infusion of Silicon Valley research funds, the once-revered, much-reviled science of cryopreservation may itself be coming back from the dead. Welcome to Alcor, where death is merely a temporary setback.

Silicon Valley

NASA creates eye-popping 160-megapixel image of our two nearest galaxies (video)

NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever -- or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA's Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University were able to create a stunningly detailed survey of the two galaxies …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

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Playful Recreations of Classic Paintings on Toast

Food artist Ida Skivenes, better known as IdaFrosk, pays homage to the great painters of yesteryear with her playful food creations. The Oslo, Norway-based artist works particularly with toast as her canvas for her aptly titled series <i>The Art Toast Project</i>. The food paintings that IdaFrosk creates …

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Classic Statues Dressed in Modern-Day Clothes

In a series entitled /// Street stone ///, photographer Léo Caillard and retoucher Alexis Persani imagine what classic statues would look like if …

The future of food is here. We found 10 3D-printed foods. http://www.brit.co/3d-printed-foods/