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7 Best Fava Bean Salads

Though they can be time-consuming to prep, fava beans are a healthy and tasty way to make salads more substantial.<p>Though they can be time-consuming …

This is what sunset looks like on Mars

The Curiosity rover has been sending back data and photos since it landed on Mars nearly three years ago. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of rocks in those images.<p>But finally, for the first time, on Curiosity's 956th solar Mars day -- April 15, 2015, to all you Earthlings out there -- its Mastcam …

The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …

North Korea Developing Ballistic-Missile Submarine, Seoul Says

Submarine could be deployed in four to five years, military official says<p>SEOUL—North Korea appears on track to deploy in four to five years a fully operational submarine capable of launching ballistic missiles, a South Korean military official said Monday.<p>If completed, it will present a fresh, …

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Rare direct image of a super-Jupiter exoplanet

The big, wide universe has a lot of stars. The exact figure is unknown, although estimates put the number somewhere in the region of 70 sextillion. Some of those stars, just like our own sun, have their own planetary satellites. Yet, according to the NASA Exoplanet Archive, astronomers have only …

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Eat These Foods to Banish Every PMS Symptom

Yes, you really can snack your cramps away.<p>With a few easy diet hacks, that time of the month could be your best (and prettiest!) ever. Here, experts reveal the miracle foods that are scientifically proven to reduce the symptoms of PMS.

Why are there so few female designers at the Chelsea flower show? Charlotte Rowe, who won gold last year, encourages more women to enter, while Ambra Edwards meets those going for gold next week<p>I took on my first show garden at last year’s RHS Chelsea flower show, and I was one of the lucky ones: I …

Breast Cancer

Wine growers are toasting biodynamic methods

Wine making is a complicated business. The vagaries of the weather, the impact of pests and diseases, the condition of the soil and the threat of …

CometWatch closeup: Hathor, from Seth

Today’s CometWatch post delves back in time to October last year, when Rosetta was orbiting the comet at a distance of just 10 km.<p>Single frame, …

Space

Articles about 5 gravity defying cantilevers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Ranging from the dramatic to the understated and modest, these 10 homes use suspension to thrilling effect.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>The Scandinavian city offers a talented but humble design …

By the Book

This modern log cabin from architecture students at Auburn University was designed to be completed for $20,000—an admirable solution for the down-at-heel looking to put down roots.<p>In the 19th century, architectural pattern books brought design (albeit primarily neoclassical and Greek Revival) to …

Unified Architectural Theory, Chapter 12

<i>We will be publishing Nikos Salingaros’ book, Unified Architectural Theory, in a series of installments, making it digitally, freely available for</i> …

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Competition: win 15 products from brands showing at designjunction edit New York

<b>Competition:</b> to celebrate the launch of our New York office, Dezeen has teamed up with designjunction to give one of our New York readers the chance …

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How Scientists Figured Out a Comet’s Orbit from Photos On the Web

Did you know that back in 2010, scientists managed to calculate the orbit of a comet using amateur photographs found on the Internet? It worked with …

Idea: Use a Long Exposure at Night to Shoot a Starry Double Image

This starry double exposure-style photograph was made using a single long exposure. Photographer Ted Schiele was 190 seconds into a long exposure …

Nikon D-series

Lassen Volcanic #NationalPark in #California is home to steaming fumaroles, meadows freckled with #wildflowers, clear #mountain lakes and numerous #volcanoes. David Olden captured this breathtaking shot of the park at #sunset. Of the experience, he says: “Some memories in life are etched into our mind, sometimes we're lucky enough to realize that while we are experiencing the moment. This was one of those moments for me. Not a soul in sight as I sat and watched the sky change colors over Helen Lake with #LassenPeak behind it.” Photo from www.sharetheexperience.org.

Photographer Takes Incredible Self Portraits Posed in Vast Landscapes

Photographer Nicholas Roemmelt reminds us just how big and beautiful our world is with his ongoing series of breathtaking self portraits. Based in Austria, the 40-year-old is lucky enough to have nature that's easily accessible from his backyard. He'll hike the nearby mountain and insert himself …

Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Terry Virts (@Astro_Terry) posted this image and wrote, "Flying away from one of the most incredible auroras I've seen, just west of #Australia." Image Credit

dune desert. Spread across Oman, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, it covers an area about the size of France. Give the team a follow, and find out more about this sublime part of the world in our feature in this month's issue of Lonely Planet Traveller, as they follow in the footsteps of legendary British adventurer Wilfred Thesiger. This photo was captured by by magazine photographer Justin Foulkes, whilst on assignment in Oman recently. #travel

50 of the world's most unusual hotels

From quirky to downright weird, a guide to the most unusual places to stay around the world, featuring the world's best spaceship treehouses, ice suites, underwater hotels and glass igloos.<p>Treehotel, Harads, Sweden<p>Located in the pine forest around Harads are seven unique ‘treerooms’ (more are …

A Philosophical Return to Aix-en-Provence

I've never much cared for eating out alone, even when I tuck a book under my arm to take with me. But tonight I rather enjoyed it. And I was in no hurry to leave Bistrot des Philosophes, a restaurant my wife Kathy and I never visited during our five months in Aix-in-Provence in 2014.<p>Perhaps I took …

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Reader photos: Britain’s greatest hidden gems

In honour of the June launch of BBC.com/Britain, May's photo competition highlighted the side of Britain that others don't see. Explore the finalists!<p>Congratulations to Chris Schober, the winner of the May 2015 photo competition! The theme was Britain’s hidden gems. Discover the story behind the …