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'Daisy Girl' political ad still haunting 50 years later

PHOENIX — Fifty years on, the most famous, or notorious, political attack ad in U.S. history hasn't lost its explosive punch.<p>For nearly 30 seconds, a freckled, brown-eyed girl — unmistakably a redhead even though the scene is in black and white — counts as she plucks petals from a daisy on an …

6 Needs of the Millennial Traveler

Confessions of a Bespoke Shirtmaker

What you learn when you make bespoke shirts for one of the world's most prestigious brands.<p>Turnbull & Asser is so damn good at what it does that the brand is the recipient of the rare, and incredibly prestigious, Royal Warrant. And what, pray-tell, does Turnbull & Asser do? Well it's one of the …

Drugs and the Evolution of Bodybuilding

Elite weightlifters are bigger than ever before, largely thanks to steroids and growth hormones.<p>When most people think of bodybuilders, if they think of them at all, images of towering, muscle-bound men such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno come to mind. However, when the 2014 Mr. Olympia …

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art | Colossal

<p>Last week Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma attempted to go where most artists only dream of going: to space. In a project titled Exbiotanica, …

How to Turn Your Grill Into a Beautiful BBQ Pit

If you do not happen to be, say, a fifth-generatIon barbecue pitmaster who lives in the Deep South and grew up, you know, smokin' hogs, you still can smoke delicious, tender, rich, smoky meat and fish usIng the grill you already own<p><i>Published in the June/July 2014 issue</i><p><b>As practiced by Native</b> …

Cool riders: on the road with outlaw biker gangs in the 60s – in pictures

Way before there was Easy Rider, a young photographer called Danny Lyon went on the road with motorcycle gangs and published The Bikeriders, an iconic and seminal glimpse into outlaw life taken between 1963 and 1967.<p>Showing at the Atlas Gallery, London, from 19 June to 16 August.

Most expensive rescue in German history as man begins second week trapped 3000 feet underground in cave

Johann Westhauser has lain in the icy dark beneath the Bavarian Alps while doctors struggle to reach him and treat him for brain injury after accident<p>For seven days, more than 200 people have battled round the clock to save a seriously injured caver trapped 3,200 feet below the ground, in what is …

'I've never missed my grandfather more': Obama leads tributes to D-Day heroes and breaks from prepared remarks with emotional tribute of his own

• <b>Obama's grandfather was a soldier who served in WWII before bringing up the future president</b>• <b><br>World leaders and veterans gather by the beaches of</b> …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Sigmund Freud

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Listen to FDR’s Emotional D-Day Radio Address

Standout Style From The French New Wave

At the dawn of the 1960s, a group of young intellectuals and film critics in Paris got together, and with some rented equipment and a burst of collective inspiration, changed the face of movies forever. People called their movement of jazzy, unconventional films the <i>nouvelle vague</i>, or the 'French …

The 5 Best Goddamn John Wayne Movies

Rediscover one of America's most enduring symbols<p>I'd imagine that just about everybody in America has at least a general sense of who John Wayne was, but as the Western grows less and less fashionable, how many people still know what John Wayne means to the history of the motion picture? The Duke, …

Dustin Kott's CB550 cafe racer

When Dustin Kott turns his hand to a CB, you can be sure it’s going to come out special. The Californian builder has favored Hondas since he first popped up on the scene—and to call him a specialist would now be something of an understatement.<p>When we contacted Kott about his latest project, he sent …

Neglected Rolls-Royce Phantom may be the saddest of all time

Rolls-Royce prides itself on exemplifying the pinnacle of automotive elegance. The brand is synonymous with quality and luxury. However, in the end even a Rolls is still just a car, and if you don't keep it up, it's bound to fail. That deterioration can be seriously fun to watch, though.<p>This 2005 …

Step inside Elon Musk's incredible new space machine

Muscled out

THAT swots are weedy and jocks are stupid is a high-school cliché. But a paper just published in <i>PLOS Biology</i> by researchers at the Chinese Academy of …

Evolution

John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …

See The World Without Leaving Wherever It Is You Are Right Now

Don't see yourself making it to the Great Wall of China or seeing the Sistine Chapel this year?<p>Don't fret. We've got you covered.<p>Below are 10 virtual tours of some of the most famous spots around the globe you can now see from the comforts of wherever it is you're sitting at this moment.<p>We're not …

Prescriptions Drugs More Deadly Than Car Accidents, Guns, and Suicide

America, we’ve got a problem: More than 100 people die each day in the U.S. because of prescription drugs.<p>America is in the throes of a prescription …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

Happiness

Book News: Rush Limbaugh Wins Children's Book 'Author Of The Year' Award

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh won the Author of the Year award at the Children's Choice Book Awards for his book <i>Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans,</i> in …

Harvard's so-called 'white privilege' class

<b>It was the kind of story tailor-made for the right-wing echo chamber. Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government wanted all its first-year students to attend a mandatory orientation session to consider their "power and privilege". To "check it", even.</b><p>After all, just a few weeks ago Princeton …

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The Best BBQ Joints in Memphis

In the U.S., Southern barbecue was originally cooked in earthen pits, mostly by African-American men, who stoked fires with hickory logs, swabbed whole hogs with vinegar, and tended them in a swirl of smoke for long hours.<p>As 20th-century jobs shifted from farms to factories, those pit masters moved …