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Real life inside Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion

As Hugh Hefner dies aged 91, we take a look back at a book by former playmate Holly Madison which dished the dirt on the catfights, the orgies, the …

Revealed: London's secret underground railway system

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five years ago, some young thrill-seekers went underground in London. Collectively dubbing themselves "Consolidation Crew," individually with names like "Urban Fox" and "Silent Motion," their mission was to "explore everything." What they did and still do is "place hack" -- in other words, …

Trains

The spies of tomorrow will need to love data

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The bizarre world of Queen Elizabeth impersonators captured in photos

LONDON — It's tough making a living as a Queen Elizabeth impersonator. Not only do you have to master the dress, the wave and the pursed lips, but …

A Bronze Age Wheel Has Been Unearthed In Britain

It's believed to be the earliest and largest complete wheel of its kind.

Archaeology

Is Britain No Longer a Nation of Tea Drinkers?

According to new data, the stereotypical national obsession with the drink is much less steeped in reality than it used to be.<p>Almost as old as England itself (or at least since the 17th century) is the caricature of the tea-obsessed Brit. According to the United Kingdom Tea & Infusions Association, …

Tim Peake's spacewalk ends early after water leak

Tim Peake's spacewalk has been stopped after fellow astronaut Tim Kopra discovered water his helmet.<p>The spacewalk was terminated by the flight …

Veterans will finally see the Nazi encryption machine they cracked in World War II

The story of the Enigma machine is pretty well known. It was a cipher used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II. The Brits cracked the machine and the war ended a lot sooner than it otherwise might have.<p>But the Germans had another, vastly more complicated cipher, which they used …

50 Unforgettable Photos of Muhammad Ali

The greatest of all time.<p>Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay in 1942, was arguably the greatest boxer of all time. Ali passed away Saturday at the age of 74. Here we take a look back at some of the most powerful, memorable, fascinating photos of him ever captured.

Boxing

West Ham on verge of joining Premier League elite - Noble

The Hammers will swap Upton Park for the Olympic Stadium, which could host Champions League football next season with Slaven Bilic's men currently in fifth spot<p>Mark Noble believes West Ham are close to establishing themselves among the Premier League's elite as they prepare to move stadiums.<p>West …

Soccer

Paolo Di Canio, Rio Ferdinand and Dean Ashton roll back the years for Mark Noble testimonial

Looking for appropriate photographs to accompany one of the many Johan Cruyff tributes last week, it was difficult not to be moved by pictures of him turning out in the black and red of Ajax 10 years ago at the age of 58 to play in Dennis Bergkamp’s testimonial. Still lithe, he came on for the last …

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

High Fashion

Antarctica today: conditions perfect for penguins, unlike last ice age, study finds

Current sea ice conditions may be optimal for emperor penguin population, which is estimated to be seven times larger than during ice age, researchers say<p>Antarctic sea ice levels are perfect for emperor penguins, according to researchers, who have found the frozen continent has in the past been too …

Global Warming

Key Smart brings Swiss Army order to keys in pocket

At our current place on the evolutionary chart, we are a species that carries more things in the pockets of tighter pants.<p>Michael Tunney understood this every time he went to a bar and saw patrons pull out their cell phones and bulky wads of keys before sitting down. Tunney, himself bothered by …

Solar Panel Roads Will Produce Power for the Energy Grid

By simply driving your car, you could power the energy grid. Sound crazy? American electrical engineer Scott Brusaw is trying to make it a reality with his system of solar-powered roads. The idea, which he is calling <i>Solar Roadways</i>, is to re-purpose the national highways using photovoltaic panels. …

Clean Energy

This Is How Little Kids React These Days When You Show Them Old Computers

We saw them cringe when they learned what a Walkman was, and now the infamous little kids are back to learn about more old technology.<p>The Fine Brothers created another video, showing little kids what computers looked like before the days of iPhones and MacBook Airs.<p>As usual, the kids can't even …

This $295 battery-powered unicycle could replace your Segway

Ah, the sweet memory of learning to ride a bike with training wheels! My hands are sweaty, and my ego a bit damaged after spending a half-hour learning to ride a battery-powered unicycle called the Pinwheel. This $295 (wholesale) gadget is one of the more interesting finds here at Computex 2014 -- …

Architizer

'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of Norwegians

A Norwegian research vessel has locked itself in the shrinking ice cap to gather data needed to predict the cap's future—and that of the planet.<p>R.V. <i>LANCE</i>, 82.6 Degrees North—Curious polar bears, venturing too close to working scientists, have had to be scared off with flares shot from a gun. …

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>These shipping containers have left …

Costa Rica

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Case Western Reserve University

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

Alternative Medicine

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London to Commemorate WWI | Colossal

<p>To commemorate the centennial of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper conceived of …

Vibrant Landscapes Show the Gradual Decay of Brighton's West Pier

For the past two years, Brighton-based photographer Finn Hopson has documented the slow decay of Brighton's West Pier, set against a stunning landscape. The series, entitled <i>The End of the Pier</i>, is an ongoing project that Hopson says will end once the structure finally disappears into the …

Brighton

Photographs That Capture The Secret Adventures Of ‘Star Wars’ Figurines

<b>Photographer</b> Carlos Sisi takes pictures of his <i>Star Wars</i> figurines in a wide variety of settings.<p><b>The atmosphere</b> in these photographs really fires up …

Photography

Satellite eye on Earth: April 2014 – in pictures

Antarctica's crumbling glaciers, Argentina's guitar forest and a 621-mile dust storm over Sahara are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites