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This Kickstarter beer tool got funded in 2 hours flat

When you call your product “the most advanced beer drinker’s device in the universe,” you’d better be able to deliver the goods. But barring the …

How a famous engineer’s son emerged to build the Brooklyn Bridge

Of all the people who worked to build the Brooklyn Bridge, none was as crucial as a man named Roebling. Those casually acquainted with the history of …

Intricately Cut Paper Portraits of Endangered Animals Around the World

Philippines-based creative Patrick Cabral is a man of many talents. At age 11, he discovered a love for calligraphy, but as he got older he was drawn to a career in the digital world as a web programmer and animator. Now, he's combining the structure inherent in digital design with the type of …

Art

This Photographer Put a Giant Mirror In a Salt Flat

Australian photographer Murray Fredericks has spent years visiting and photographing the salt flats at Lake Eyre, the lowest point in Australia. For …

How Four Powerful Rulers Decided the Fate of a Continent

<b>FOUR PRINCES</b> <b><br>Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe</b><br>By John Julius Norwich<br>288 pp. Atlantic Monthly Press. $27.<p>The decade of the 1490s was a hinge in European history. In almost the same breath that Europe crossed the Atlantic and …

These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible

A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven’t been seen in over …

Death metal: how nickel played a role in the world's worst mass extinction

Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great …

The 10 Designers Every Guy Should Know

The 10 Designers Every Guy Should Know

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Bruce Lee achieved all his life goals by his death at age 32 because of one personality trait

In 1969, nobody expected a thin Asian man with a high pitched voice to become one of the most influential characters of the 20th century.<p>Nobody knew, that is, except Bruce Lee.<p>That year, Bruce Lee wrote a letter to himself:<p>My Definite Chief AimI, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental …

Bruce Lee

For the Jewish chemist who invented chemical weapons, the consequences were dire

The fallout with his wife and family was tragic<p>The shimmering yellow-green mist drifted towards the French Algerian troops in their trenches. …

Fabled 'Atlantis Alloy' Recovered in Greater Numbers From Ancient Shipwreck

The newly found ingots of orichalcum come in addition to a cache of bars that were originally recovered in 2015 from the same shipwreck, making up a …

Archaeology

Ice Climber Collapses Dagger

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Watch as Swiss mountain guide Marcel Schenk collapses an entire ice dagger with the swing of his tool. Luckily, he had just moved …

Welcome To The Incredible Rainbow Mountains Of Peru

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” - Thich Nhat Hanh<p>One of the most magnificent geologic features in the world is the Ausangate Mountain of the Peruvian Andes. The mountain is striped with …

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Land Rover - The Full Collection on Silodrome - Page 1

The James Bond “Spectre” Land Rover Defender SVX<p>4x4<br>• British<br>• Cars<br>• Films<br>• Land Rover<p>Vehicles used in James Bond films typically become almost as iconic as …

Painter Constructs Human Faces From Natural Elements in His Surreal Landscapes

Fulvio di Piazza has a new solo exhibition of oil paintings at the Jonathan Levine Gallery.<p>A demonic dog made up of what looks like comet trails themselves stands atop of a lake amidst the cosmos in one of Italian artist Fulvio di Piazza’s new paintings on display at the Jonathan Levine Gallery …

Art

Obama’s Administration Sold More Weapons Than Any Other Since World War II

Many were sold to the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia.<p>President Barack Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, will leave office in a few weeks with the dubious honor of having sold more weapons than any other American president since World War II. And experts say President-Elect Donald …

Zdzislaw Beksinski And The Vast Nothingness That Surrounds Us

Zdzislaw Beksinski wasn’t big on talking about his artwork. A man who often admitted to journalists that he was in love with himself, when it came …

Art

Global trade of wild African grey parrots banned

The global trade in wild African grey parrots has been banned after an agreement forged by countries meeting in Johannesburg for a United Nations endangered wildlife conference.<p>The birds are the third most traded in the world and make popular pets in Britain and elsewhere because of their ability …

New Stunning Entries Of The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: Landscape, Environmental …

Nature Photography

Alexander von Humboldt biography wins Royal Society science book prize

Andrea Wulf wins £25,000 award for The Invention of Nature, a biography of the 19th-century explorer who has more things named after him than any other human<p>A biography of the 19th-century explorer Alexander von Humboldt, who has “faded from collective memory” despite being dubbed “the Shakespeare …

Inside Vladimir Putin's Pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain

The Eastern Orthodox Monastery of Simonopetra, founded in the 13th century, perched on a cliff above the Aegean Sea in t<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Yuri …

Early warning signs that foretell imminent societal collapse - new study

A research paper published earlier this summer has scientists around the world in a frenzy, as it claims that archaeological information can be used …

Consciousness Is Made of Atoms, Too - Facts So Romantic

In his first lecture on physics to freshmen and sophomores at the California Institute of Technology, in 1961-62, Richard Feynman said:<i>If, in some</i> …

Remote Congo town gets water on tap for first time in a generation – in pictures

Access to water,Global development,Sanitation,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Water,Africa<p>The failure of a giant water system built by Belgian colonists in the 1950s meant that, for a quarter of a century, the only source of water available to the 80,000 residents of Kasongo was a stream 5km away. …

The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

How Georgia O'Keeffe left her cheating husband for a mountain: 'God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it'

<b>A new exhibition of paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe will shine a light on an odd, obsessive artist</b><p>In 1929, aged 41, Georgia O’Keeffe took a trip to New Mexico. By then, with the help of her husband, Alfred Stieglitz – an influential photographer and manager of the first modern art gallery in the …