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Triumph Scrambler 900 is ready to ramble

Upright stance, wire wheels and high-riding exhaust system make this the looker of the Triumph 900 twin models.<p>Should we care that the new breed of …

8-Year-Old “Mowgli Girl” Found Living with Monkeys in Indian Jungle

An 8-year-old child has been dubbed “Mowgli Girl” after she was found living with monkeys in the jungle of India’s Uttar Pradesh state. The girl is …

AD visits: Hal Messel Photos

Though they’re easy to overlook and oddly uncelebrated beyond the poems of John Betjeman, nonconformist chapels are among the quieter delights of the English countryside. Restrained in style and modest in size, these buildings capture the alternatives to establishment Christianity that thrived in …

Total recall: the people who never forget

An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory<p>If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and …

The Brain

What if the internet stopped working for a day?

For many people, going without the internet even for a few hours is unthinkable. But if it did stop working, the impact might not be what you'd expect.<p>Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. …

Net Neutrality

Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

Ireland

21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Lake Michigan

Devil's Hole

This natural crater along the coast of Jersey may take its name from the devil statues who have watched over it.<p>There is a natural crater along the …

Get Lost in the Stacks of These 10 Beautiful University Libraries

These stunning historic libraries will vanquish any academic dread.<p>Duke Humfrey’s reading room at the Old Bodleian Library. (Photo: Diliff/CC BY-SA …

Libraries

Six Scientists Just Emerged from a Dome After a Year Simulating Life on Mars

“Just imagine never being able to get away from anybody.”<p>(Photo: Carmel Johnston)<p>This day last year six scientists entered a dome on a mountain in …

“Asskicker” Coffee Contains 80 Times More Caffeine Than Regular Brew, Comes with a Health Warning

Viscous Coffee, a café in Adelaide, Australia, sells a cup of super-coffee that contains five grams of caffeine – 80 times more than a normal cup of …

Coffee

Forbidden Caverns

Crazy lights and sound effects turn a walk through some caves into an eye-popping 1960s tourist attraction.<p>Tucked below English Mountain at the …

Happiness is a book that changes your life. Happy week, readers! http://t.co/tZWKKtKCLi

“All I really want to do is go to the book store, drink coffee and read.” --Jean Paul Sartre / #Sartre* http://t.co/KVTaVhV6RT

We Need To Talk About Beating Up Your Books

In celebration of raggedy-ass books.

Books

Voynich Manuscript: exact replicas to be made of 'world's most mysterious book'

The world's most mysterious book has been locked away in a vault at Yale University for nearly all of the past half century, its worn pages accessible to few and its secrets thus far decipherable to no one.<p>Written in an unrecognisable language, the 15th century Voynich Manuscript has stumped the …

Replicas

Phoenix Suns to Host Auditions for Entertainment Team

The Phoenix Suns will host Suns Entertainment Auditions Week at Talking Stick Resort Arena from Monday, Sept. 12 through Wednesday, Sept. 14. …

'Ghost snake' discovered in Madagascar - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it “ghost snake” for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. They found the …

This Map of the World Depicts the Names of Countries in Their Own Languages

Related Articles<p>The creator has his creation on a website he calls Endonym Map–referring to a very specific term.<p>An <i>endonym</i> is the name for a place, …

Double Scoop: Down & Out’s Fat-Tired Ducati Scrambler

The fat tire look is not everyone’s cup of tea. But if that’s what butters your toast, Down & Out Café Racers are the guys to call.<p>The British shop has perfected the art of beefing up a bike’s footprint, mostly applying the technique to Triumph Bonnevilles. But builders Shaun and Carl wanted a …

How a Modern-Day Mapmaker Does His Job

Tom Harrison, a Californian cartographer, explains what goes into a good map and why making one can take nearly two years.<p>Mapmaking is a huge production these days: Google reportedly has over 1,000 full-time employees and 6,000 contractors working on its digital maps.<p>So it’s easy to forget that …

The 14 Weirdest Quantum Leap Episodes of All Time

Time-traveling problem-solver Dr. Sam Beckett experienced plenty of bizarre situations over five seasons of <i>Quantum Leap</i>, but certain episodes stand …

Krispy Creme Creates Reese's Peanut Butter Doughnuts

What’s more indulgent than a gooey Krispy Kreme doughnut, fresh from the fryer? One that’s stuffed with Reese's peanut butter sauce. According to …

United Kingdom

Daredevil Bathes In A Tub Full Of Hot Sauce

Daredevils are a dime a dozen on the internet these days, so those who choose to keep daredevilin' have to come up with more exciting and dangerous …

Fisherman Lands 17-foot Sawfish

Josh Jorgensen knew he had a really big fish on the line, but when he finally saw it, he was a bit shocked. It was a sawfish, which is a critically …

Chelsea vs. Burnley: Score and Reaction from 2016 Premier League Match

Link to Media<p>Chelsea went top of the Premier League after beating Burnley 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Eden Hazard and Willian were on the scoresheet in the first half to cap a fantastic display of attacking football from the Blues.<p>Chances kept coming for manager Antonio Conte's side after …

Soccer

The Fierce, Forgotten Library Wars of the Ancient World

One of the reasons we have ancient Greek literature at all was the competition between the kings of the Greek Empire. After Alexander the Great …

Ancient History

Has Cardboard Architecture’s Moment Finally Arrived?

This home doesn’t need a foundation. It’s vastly lighter than a normal house. It costs just $28,000. Oh, and it’s made out of paper.<p>Houses built out of cardboard don’t exactly scream luxury. The concept seems suited to playhouses at best, and homeless shelter at worst. But inspired by a crate of …