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These Silk Scarves Are Patterned With Real Raindrops

Depending on what you're wearing, unexpected downpours can be real outfit ruiners. Rather than block the drops, Dutch designer Aliki van der Kruijs …

Weather

iPhone catches fire, teen girl burned

It's not something you can ever expect.<p>It was 7:40 a.m. in the Middle School of the Kennebunks in Maine. A teen girl sat down in her classroom.<p>Then she heard a pop emanating from her back pocket. As Seacoast Online reports, before she knew it, her back pocket appeared to be on fire. She then …

Middle School

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Living with anxiety: Britain's silent epidemic

Claire Eastham is 26 years old, and truly blessed: funny, lovely to look at, extremely bright (she has two degrees). She lives with her boyfriend in London and has a job she loves ("my dream job") at the publisher Penguin where she works in sales. Appearances, though, can be deceptive. Last …

"Sirens" (Official Music Video) - Pearl Jam

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Behind every architect, there is an ingenious engineer.<p>Mads Bjerre of AART Architects …

Architecture

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

Behind the Candelabra

How do rare white tigers get that look? New research > http://mnatu.re/13497Qf

Top 2013 Commencement Speeches by Politicians

Politicians of every stripe are often popular speakers at commencement addresses throughout the nation. As graduation season winds down, check out …

Top 10 destinations for twitchers

If you don't know what a 'twitcher' is then this list is probably not for you - then again, perhaps you don't even know you're a twitcher yet. (Twitcher is just another name for birdwatcher.)<p>With over 10,000 species of birds in the world, twitchers travel far and wide to get a glimpse or catch the …

Pizza from a printer

While the idea may seem like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, the process of printing food has already been proven possible. The brains behind the …

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Nearly Three Years After Dodd-Frank, Reforms Happen Slowly

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, commonly known as the Dodd-Frank bill. Reporter Gary Rivlin says "the passage of Dodd-Frank was something of a miracle." But to the chief lobbyist for the Financial Services Roundtable, a lobbying …

The World's Smallest Movie Produced by IBM

Nanophysicists have the most fun, or at least some IBM researchers do. The nanocinematographers (that's right, we just made up that word) used a …

The Arcane Front Jim Henson (1936-1990)

I love my mom a not-normal amount and it makes me crazy – Mary H K Choi | Aeon Essays

My mom runs fast for a 65-year-old. She’s small — 5 ft even — and clocks in at just over 100 lbs. Her compact frame slays in the juniors section of …

Margaret Thatcher: Queen leads mourners at funeral

<b>The Queen has led mourners in St Paul's Cathedral at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, Britain's longest serving prime minister of modern times.</b><p>More than 2,000 guests from around the world paid their last respects at the biggest such occasion since the Queen Mother's funeral in 2002.<p>Thousands of …

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in …

Amanda Knox Memoir Alleges Sex Harassment by Prison Guard, Daily Mail Reports

In her soon-to-be released memoir, Amanda Knox will reportedly claim that she was sexually harassed by prison guards during her four years at Italy's …

What a Feeling: 10 Legacies of Flashdance

Is there any movie more emblematic of the 1980s than <i>Flashdance</i>? It’s hard to overstate the impact that the movie — released 30 years ago, on April …