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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Dirty car artist leaves masterpieces in the dust

He is an Eagle Scout, a versatile bar-band drummer and a senior GUI designer for a company that creates mobile apps for the health care industry.<p>But Scott Wade is famous for drawing dirty pictures.<p>It’s not the content that raises eyebrows but the canvas on which Wade creates. Present him with a …

20 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

Can you imagine visiting Paris without having a crêpe? Strolling through Hong Kong and not eating an egg waffle? Passing up authentic jerk chicken in Jamaica? Trying street food is an integral of traveling to new places, and it's a delicious window into new cultures, a taste of human history. In …

9 racist and offensive phrases that people still use all the time

But sometimes people use racist and offensive phrases without even realizing it.<p>Bigoted sentiments surround these nine terms, though in some cases their original meanings might have evolved.<p>More commonly known now as a "food coma," this phrase likely stems from a longer (and incredibly offensive) …

Is the Natural Nail Shaping Up to Be Winter’s Chicest New Anti-Manicure? Reasons to Go Buff This Month

Remember a few years back, when droves of ostensibly stylish adult women—fueled by a wave of Japanese nail art mania—started showing up for work with tiny green palm trees or, say, lacquered re-creations of the <i>Mona Lisa</i> painted on their fingertips? And suddenly asking one’s manicurist for “a …

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The world's most famous long-distance hiking routes

1. Appalachian Trail, US – 2,180 miles<p>Two to three million people visit the trail annually but only about 2,000 of them complete its entire length, which takes between five and seven months. It goes through 14 states, along the Appalachian mountain range from Springer Mountain, Georgia, in the …

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10 extraordinary destinations you have probably never heard of

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …