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Why Bartenders in America Are Turning to Japanese-Style Bartending

With seasonal produce, impossibly clear hand-chipped ice, and precise yet fluid movements, bartenders in Japan elevate the act of building a cocktail into an art form, sometimes asking as much as the cost of a wagyu dinner in return. “Since ancient times, we have strived to master various …

If you live near one of these volcanos, move!

If you live in the Philippines or Papua New Guinea right now, you'll know the score: Active volcanos can come alive and erupt any time, spewing lava …

6 of the Most Luxurious Ryokans in Japan

If you feel like you need to disconnect and recalibrate—and have a few days to do it—then look into booking a couple of nights at a Japanese <i>ryokan</i>. These traditional inns date back to the 8th century A.D., and many of the earliest ones were located along the Tokaido route, which connected …

Japan

Uncovering Niigata’s tradition of craftsmanship in Tsubame-Sanjo

The Japanese are not new to the world of design and innovation. “A knack for design” would be putting it lightly and “world-class craftsmanship” not …

Japan

Mesmerizing and Dreamy Pictures of Tokyo’s Nightlife

Matthieu Bühler is a French-German graphic designer and photographer based in Tokyo. In this series named “Neon Dreams”, he shows the Japanese …

Nightlife

The Tattooist for the Yakuza Explains Why Tattoos Should Never Be Seen

"When something becomes a fashion, it isn’t fascinating anymore."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia</i>.<p>Growing up in a conservative Muslim household, if any of my cousins had tattoos they always had to keep them hidden. Tattoos were both a religious and cultural taboo. I remember when …

Dog stays behind with family's goats as California wildfire destroys property

A guard dog is on the mend Sunday after heroically protecting eight rescue goats and several small deer from the wildfires raging through California's Sonoma County.<p>Roland Hendel said he thought he'd never see Odin, a Great Pyrenees, ever again. He packed the car and escaped with his family as the …

Where Tokyo's top bartender likes to drink and dine

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tokyo is home to no shortage of worthy hole-in-the-wall bars.<p>But Bar High Five -- ranked the third best bar by Asia's 50 Best Bars 2017 and 13th by World's 50 Best Bars 2017 -- is one of the few to garner international attention.<p>Helmed by Hidetsugu Ueno, who has appeared on American chef …

Japan

Best Fried Chicken in the U.S.

While fried chicken traces its origins to the South, innovative chefs across the country understand the innate appeal of the homey, crunchy, juicy …

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

A River of Light Flowers Springs to Life in Japan

teamLab's latest installation is as close as it gets to a visual haiku.<p>Digitally constructed flowers bud, blossom, and wither in teamLab's latest installation on the Oboke Koboke Gorge in Tokushima, Japan. The interdisciplinary art collective projected the stages of a plant’s life and death over …

100 Dancing Drones Set World Record

If 2015 was the year consumer drones took off then 2016 is poised to be the year when curious and creative people use these unmanned aerial vehicles …

Intel Corporation

These Health and Wellness Trends Will Blow Up in 2017

When it comes to our health, we'll try anything once and do whatever it takes to enhance and improve it. We'll swap our coffee for energy-boosting …

No Need To Fear A Chinese Takeover If Their Illogical Olympic Preparation Is Anything To Go By

In August, when the Rio Olympics was in full swing, the Chinese Olympic team suffered a rather surprising and uncharacteristic depreciation in its medal collecting Olympic image.<p>China was beaten by both the U.S. and U.K in the medals table to finish third. Being bested by the U.S. wasn’t seen as an …

China

7 Beauty Products Estheticians Use (That You Don't Know About)

You're neatly tucked into one of those glorious heated beds in a fresh, white robe. Your facialist begins doing her thing—massaging, applying, and …

Skin Care

15 colourful lakes and rivers that must be seen to be believed

Who knows why the Olympic diving pool turned green? As the world contemplates its new murky, unappetising shade, we look to the lakes and rivers that are naturally colourful – but alas, totally unsuitable for diving.<p>1. Lake Hillier, Australia<p>The water of this bubblegum pink pool – on Middle Island, …

How to Make Pokémon Go Actually Useful

Maybe gaming isn’t your thing, but you’d like to know what all the fuss is about Pokémon Go, the mobile game that in the second week since its release is already rivaling Twitter in popularity in the United States.<p>If you do decide to try it out, you may actually find it more useful than the typical …

Pokémon

Watch Noodles Flow Out of a Pipe and Into Customers' Mouths at This Restaurant in Japan

Japan's dedication to culinary innovation has been well-documented over the years, and this meticulous attention to detail extends to nearly every …

Beyond Hyperloop: Chinese scientists board ‘vacuum train’ for possible military projects

China’s scientists are looking to ­develop military applications for experimental technology behind an ultra high-speed “vacuum” transport system, …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Italian entrepreneurs hope diners will get their teeth into 'kissing garlic'

Help is on the way for cooks and diners who love the taste of garlic but hold back from eating it for fear it will cause bad breath and indigestion.<p>An unlikely Roman duo, a construction engineer and a commercial lawyer, have spent the past three years cultivating a special giant variety of garlic …

Italy

'Yakuza' lend helping hand to residents of quake-hit Japan

Members of one of Japan's feared underworld groups were among the first to provide assistance to victims of two major earthquakes that struck southern Japan in mid-April.<p>Alongside the police, fire brigade personnel and thousands of soldiers, "yakuza" from the local Daimon-kai underworld group …

Hotter than the sun: GE’s hot sauce combines the world's hottest peppers and science

There’s something unsettling about 10^32 Kelvin. The deep, red-orange body of the hot sauce looks almost like Frank’s Red Hot, but menacing flecks of …

'Someone is going to die': experts warn lawmakers over self-driving cars

The robot car revolution hit a speed bump on Tuesday as senators and tech experts sounded stern warnings about the potentially fatal risks of self-driving cars. “There is no question that someone is going to die in this technology,” said Duke University roboticist Missy Cummings in testimony before …

Autonomous Cars

Yelp Named These The 100 Restaurants To Go To In 2016

You were joking when you resolved to lose weight this year, anyway. Today, Yelp released their list of the 100 best restaurants in the country, aka your next road trip. “Best” is obviously subjective, and one man’s treasured Per Se (No. 69 on the list) is another woman’s adored Taco Bell in the …

The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying

If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, look no further than the testimony on Tuesday by the director of national intelligence, James Clapper.<p>As the Guardian reported, Clapper made clear that …

Surveillance

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

These 25 condiments are so good (and out-there) that they've inspired a cult following.<p>These 25 cult leaders of the condiment world are proof that condiments make everything better, and have inspired fanatical followers because of it.

Ice Cream

Best Date Spots in Los Angeles

Whether you’re a recent transplant or a longtime Angeleno, you are probably aware of the fact that dating in Los Angeles can really suck. But with a …

5 Things to Know About Italian Olive Oil

Both the health benefits of olive oil and the scandals about fraudulent labeling have been widely publicized. I wanted to know how to recognize and buy "real" oil.<p>Johnny Madge, an international olive oil expert, who lives between Rome and a tiny, medieval hill town north of the city called …

Japanese Students Draw Stunning Chalkboard Art For Blackboard Drawing Contest

Over the last few years, Japanese students have gotten into the habit of drawing beautiful works of art on their chalkboards during downtime between …