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Climbers We Lost in 2013

<i>Editors’ note: Such a list is never comprehensive. We may have inadvertently left out other climbers who died this year. Please add your own</i> …

Mountaineering

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Week in Photos: December 7, 2013

Lens<p>From anti-government protests in Kiev and Bangkok to second dog Sunny knocking over a toddler at the White House, a look at the most striking …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Austin Hatch Speaks About Surviving Two Plane Crashes that Killed His Family

When Austin Hatch, a 19-year-old, 6-ft., 6-in. senior at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, announced this month that he had accepted a scholarship …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

Build an Anchor in Poor Rock

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>44<p>44<p>SHARES<p>How many pieces do you need for a traditional anchor? Most climbers don’t have time to blink before they …

Elon Musk: The Future Is Fully Electric

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors says the era of gasoline engines will soon look "quaint." He also divulges his idea for his next company.<p>If you subscribe to computer scientist Alan Kay's line of thinking that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, it's probably best to listen up …

Tesla

Associated Press News

New renders of Apple’s Spaceship HQ provide the most detailed view yet

New renders released by the City of Cupertino from Apple’s planning documents provide the most detailed view yet of what life inside the company’s new spaceship headquarters will be like.<p>Illustrating everything from cafes to car-parks, the renders are intended to provide a feel for what the …

Inside Guillermo Del Toro’s sketchbooks

A new book by the Pan's Labyrinth and Pacific Rim director reveals how some of his most memorable monsters came to life. Commentary by Steve Rose

Training Muscular Endurance - Part 1

When climbers talk about endurance, they are usually referring to anaerobic endurance local to the forearm and pull muscles, not aerobic endurance as …

Exercise

Pearl Jam: Five Against the World

There are two Eddie Vedders. One is quiet, shy, barely audible when he speaks. Loving and loved in return. The other is tortured, a bitter realist, a …

Music

Enhancing Reality • fr0zenmind: just wow

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Creative Commons Attribution

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

Associated Press News

8 Flagrant Examples of Republican Shutdown Hypocrisy

We are nearly a week into the government shutdown, and neither side of the aisle has shown any sign of backing down. Another hardline policy fight …

National Parks: Shutting Down America's Best Idea

The parks are essential to the country's well-being.<p><b>Yesterday, as the U.S. government shut down, all 401 of our national parks closed their gates. The campers and visitors inside were given two days to leave. It was no great surprise.</b><p>We had gone to sleep the night before knowing that time had run …

Yosemite’s Iconic El Capitan Mapped in High-Res 3-D

New geologic map helps scientists understand ancient volcano’s roots and contemporary rock falls.<p>While many graduate students spend days in a lab or in front of a computer, Roger Putnam, a master's candidate at the University of North Carolina, spent up to three days at a time on the sheer face of …

September 2012

Does "Global Warming Pause" Debate Miss Big Picture?

Scientists explain recent trends on eve of UN climate change report.<p><b>The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, this week to iron out the final details of a widely anticipated report on the current state of global warming science. There has</b> …

Crack training cellar

Tricams 101: A Guide to Using This Tool

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>35<p>35<p>SHARES<p>The Tricam is a puzzling piece: It’s delightfully simple, with no active—or moving—parts, yet it has more …

Aerial Photos of Poland's Lakes Across Four Seasons

With a degree in architecture and a passion for aerial photography, Kacper Kowalski takes to the skies to capture previously unseen landscapes in extraordinary ways. His photos of Poland from high above have earned him numerous awards including Nikon's Nikkor 75th Anniversary Award (NPCI …