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100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Antarctica

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Photographer Captures Spectacular GoPro Footage While Swimming with Jellyfish

Consider this your GoPro video break for the week. So sit back, relax, put on the head phones and make sure the video is playing in HD, because this …

Flóra Borsi's Real Life Models - in pictures

Twenty-year-old Hungarian photo-manipulation artist Flóra Borsi uses graphics software to bring the impossible to life. Her Real Life Models series highlights the elongated necks and accentuated eyes of figures in classic artworks by imagining how the muses of painters such as Picasso and …

Most People in the World Have No Idea How to Manage Their Money

Many couldn't pass a simple finance quiz. Can you?<p>Do you understand money? Let’s see how well you do with the following questions.<p><b>1.</b> Suppose you had $100 in a savings account and the interest rate was 2 percent per year. After five years, how much do you think you would have in the account if you …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

Ninja 750 by Huge Design

Bill Webb has two passions in life: design and motorcycles. He’s a partner at a San Francisco agency called Huge Design, and for years his daily ride was a 1995 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja. Then the bike was stolen and stripped.<p>When Bill recovered his Ninja—known as the ZXR 750 in most other countries—he …

Industrial Designer

NASA Joystick Expected to Sell for $300,000

Controller was used in Apollo 15 moon landing.<p>If you're a gamer of a certain age, there's a very good chance you have a way-cool vintage joystick …

Best Chili in the U.S.

Chili has so many regional iterations, and each version comes with its own cult following. Is it best with beef or chicken? Green chiles or red? Vegetarian or bean-free Texas-style? F&W looked past the geographic divides to find the most delicious chilies in the land.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Best Chili in the …

Cooking

Find My iPhone is spawning a new breed of vigilantes

Remember when your parents told you that your life is worth more than whatever a thief wants to take from you? It seems some phone owners, tempted by GPS-tracking apps like Find My iPhone, are ignoring that advice and tracking down criminals themselves in hopes of getting their smartphones back. <i>The</i> …

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The 9-Bottle Bar

The best measure of an employee is how well she mentors others

On his faculty profile at Wharton’s management department, the first qualification that Adam Grant lists is not his work with Goldman Sachs and the United Nations, his Oprah-endorsed bestselling book <i>Give and Take</i>, or the distinction of being called “brilliant” by Malcolm Gladwell. Those …

Self-improvement

How To Build A Cafe Racer

I’m a car designer by trade: I spend my time working out how to make machinery look as good as it can. Designers are creative people by nature, so we crave the opportunity to be as free as possible in our work. We also have many parameters, tests and boundaries to refer to, to make sure we deliver …

Motorcycles

Top 5 Honda CB750s

The original Honda CB750 Four is one of the most sought-after bikes to customize. And it’s not hard to see why: classic 1970s style, peerless performance for its era, and that legendary Honda engineering.<p>It also means it’s getting harder to find a good, serviceable SOHC CB750 for reasonable money. …

Le Mans

First Asteroid With Rings Discovered

Move over, Saturn—rings aren't just for giant planets anymore.<p>Saturn has rings, of course, and so do the other gas giants of our solar system—Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune—albeit wispier ones than Saturn's.<p><b>But until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of</b> …

Call Her Miss Ross, Fashion Superstar

She outdid herself in a glittering jumpsuit last night, but from her early days as the big-haired, disco-loving lead of The Supremes, Diana Ross has …

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

National Parks

Crash This Ducati, and an Airbag Goes Off in Your Suit

Riding gear with airbags are one of the greatest safety innovations for motorcyclists since body armor and back protectors. But until now, they've …

Do touch that dial: Winning Blimp's Stratolith will be unabashedly analog

The time has come to push the button.<p>A couple of weeks ago we saw the trailer for Stratolith for the first time. What grabbed me right away about …