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How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

Internet

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

Lessons from Stephen King and “Valley of the Dolls”: Reading 100 years of bestsellers

<b>Stephen King (AP/Francois Mori)</b><p>What the most popular books of the past century taught one writer about America’s strange taste in fiction<p>Laura Miller<p>April 2, 2014 11:52pm (UTC)<p>When Matthew Kahn, a creative writing student at California State University at Northridge, learned from one of his …

Kilauea's Volatile Beauty Captured At Night (PHOTOS)

Each of the Hawaiian islands are or once were active volcanoes, springing forth from a hotspot in the middle of the Pacific Plate. Kilauea, one of five active volcanoes in Hawaii, has erupted continuously, more or less, since it formed some 300,000 to 600,000 years ago. It might be the world’s most …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

In tune with Vienna

Discover the Austrian capital’s majestic symphony of Rococo palaces, coffee houses and wine gardens.<p>The Austrian capital punches above its weight with its wealth of imperial monuments and array of cultural attractions including its Rococo palaces, coffee houses and wine gardens.<p><b>Palace lives</b><br>Vienna’s …

European Travel

A headphone designed by and for bass players

Phil Jones, a top audiophile speaker designer and an accomplished bass player, designed the H-850 headphones for anyone who likes great sound.<p>One of my audiophile pals couldn't stop raving about the Phil Jones Bass H-850 headphones, so I requested a pair for review. Yup, the bass is all there, …

Audiophile

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

The Week in Review: Renaissance Television

Inside Flipboard / April 5, 2014<p>Couch potatoes, rejoice (be sure to stretch first): TV’s here to stay. Our changing media habits haven’t traded depth …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Travel

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

European Union

Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo

Just because she's nearly the same size as her instrument doesn't mean this Japanese girl's metal solo won't melt your face clean off.<p>Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers "Scarified" by Racer X. Despite her diminutive stature, she …

Happy 125 Eiffel Tower: TIME's Tribute to the Grande Dame of Paris

The view from the apartment of Muriel Schneider in Paris's 7th arrondissement. March 20, 2014<br>Lauren Fleishman for TIME<p>1 of 25<p>It’s hard to imagine …

Where to set-jet Game of Thrones

Been missing out on your dose of warring armies, unruly dragons and cunning courtiers? Fans of hit TV show Game of Thrones can rest easy - Series Four of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic begins in the US on 6 April (and on 7 April in the UK).<p>The story follows the fortunes of …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Education

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

Rare Beatles Pictures

On February 11, 1964 over eight thousand frenzied Beatles fans packed themselves into the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. for the first ever …

The Beatles

Death in 'Game of Thrones' Never Looked So Beautiful

You could say that the deaths in <i>Game of Thrones</i> are pretty important — many would call them central to the plot. They're shocking and gruesome, but …

FLIR One Personal Thermal Camera

A thermal camera attachment for the iPhone 5 & 5S. FLIR One uses a two cameras to create a composite image, making it easier to discern objects. Also …

iPhone 5

With Audi's Traffic Light Assist, You'll Hit Every Green Light

Audi’s been hard at work testing new in-car technology in Ingolstadt and Berlin in Germany, as well as in Verona, Italy, and at last week’s CES, they …

Van Cleef & Arpels Planetarium Watch Puts The Planets On Your Wrist

Van Cleef & Arpels are famed, worldwide, as a high-end jewelry company who also happen to make almost absurdly elaborate watches. None, however, are …

This is the smartwatch Apple or Google needs to make

Why can't great smartwatches look like normal watches? Smartwatches, for the most part, can be divided into two categories: vague approximations of the future like the Pebble, Gear, and Gear Fit, or conventionally styled watches from companies like Citizen and Cookoo that offer far less …

Social journalism and open platforms are the new normal — now we have to make them work

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / Digital Vision<p>What happens when everyone has the ability to publish? One thing that happens is the …

How to Start Your Novel: Advice From Literary Agents

<i>This column is excerpted from Guide to Literary Agents, from Writer’s Digest Books.</i><p>No one reads more prospective novel beginnings than literary …

The Importance of Community For Authors

I have a theory about creating a successful career as a novelist: <b>we need a community for authors; we succeed because of our community</b>.<p>Community is a …