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Golden ales come of age as flavour of the British summer

Big brewers react to trend for paler beers as younger drinkers turn their backs on lager<p>It is the beer that no brewer can afford to ignore and is being credited with spearheading the real ale revival. Golden ale, a light, more hoppy cousin of bitter, is stealing drinkers away from lager to such an …

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Limberlost Offers a New Class of Bikepacking Adventures

The Portland-based company will run the first supported tour of the Oregon Outback bike route<p>Anyone who’s bike toured extensively knows the hardest part often isn’t the cycling—it’s the long stretches of riding without services, the monotony of PB&J sandwiches for weeks on end, or the isolation of …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

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Rare Maps Show Life in Hong Kong's Vice-Filled 'Walled City'

The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.<p>The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong looks like a beehive, with cramped quarters stacked haphazardly on top of one another. It grew up organically, clearly constructed without …

A Stunning Alt-History Map Showing A Completely Uncolonized Africa

A map created by Swedish artist Nikolaj Cyon shows what Africa would have looked like had it not been colonized by Europeans. Shown upside down to …

Puff, the Magical Land Rover Series IIA

How many trans-continental overland journeys can one vehicle do in a life time?<p>Photo by African Snail<p>Here is a 1971 Land Rover Series IIA which might …

10 Shocking Facts About Society That We Absurdly Accept As Normal

I'm in!<p>When you take a moment to look around at the world, things can seem pretty messed up. Try watching the 6 o’clock news, for instance. Chances …

The History of Rock and Roll in 1 Song

In his new book, Greil Marcus brings us The History of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs. But rock only needs one—Jimi Hendrix's 1968 “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”<p>The great Greil Marcus, whose rock-critical illuminations—in books like <i>Mystery Train</i> and <i>Lipstick Traces—</i>sent stroboscopic shafts into the …

The 5 Best Mountain Bikes of 2015

We prowled the floor of Interbike, the largest cycling trade show in the U.S., last week in search of the coolest mountain bikes for next season. Here are our top five picks. Watch: How we found the winners at our 2015 bike test.<p>Devinci Spartan Carbon SX<p>If there were a lot of new fat bikes and …

One lichen is actually 126 species and counting

A kind of lichen that biologists thought they knew well has turned out to consist of at least 126 distinct species — and maybe more than 400 — lumped …

Gecko adhesion takes electric turn

Clinging upside down to polished surfaces is simple for geckos, but scientists’ grasp of the underlying forces behind this phenomenal adherence just …

You shouldn’t try to pigeonhole quantum physics

Just when you thought quantum physics couldn’t get any weirder, it violates the pigeonhole principle.<p>No, it’s not about a pigeon in a hole that is …

Romanian cave holds some of the oldest human footprints

Human footprints found in Romania’s Ciur-Izbuc Cave represent the oldest such impressions in Europe, and perhaps the world, researchers say.<p>About 400 …

'Octomom' sets egg-brooding record

The deep ocean has spawned a new record: the longest egg-brooding period. In April 2007, Bruce Robison of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research …

Magnets diagnose malaria in minutes

Magnets might soon reveal brewing malaria infections long before symptoms appear. In mice, magnetic sensors take mere minutes to spot otherwise …