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10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals: to mark Independent Bookshop Week, here are 10 of the best around the world – compiled with the help of our readers<p>See our entire bookshop bucket list here Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures<p>Wherever you …

Books

Cool iPhone apps that do amazing things your Android can’t

The iPhone vs Android debate will likely never be settled. Fans of each platform will stubbornly defend their choice and will be unwilling to accept …

Apps

Epic films ancient and modern: from the archive, 15 May 1961

More than time divides Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus from Carl Foreman’s The Guns of Navarone<p>A week of epics. It is true that neither “Spartacus” (Gaumont) nor “The Guns of Navarone” (Regal) conform to Bible thumping traditions but as both last for over three hours, including intermissions for the …

Cecil B. DeMille

9 Indie Swimsuit Brands You Need to Know

When it comes to stocking up on swimwear, there are a few destinations we tend to turn to season after season. Places like Forever 21 and Target are two that usually always make it to the top of the list. While we do love a bargain, we definitely pay the price toward the end of summer – you know, …

6 of Ben Franklin's Greatest Hoaxes and Pranks

As the story goes, the Continental Congress tasked Thomas Jefferson with writing the first draft of the Declaration of Independence… because they …

Native Americans

5 Countries That Are Small Enough to See in One Day

<i>By Cynthia Drescher, CNTraveler.com</i><p>Don't have more than a few days to explore a destination? Don't worry; when it comes to the tiniest countries and territories in the world, one day is plenty time for a visit. Here's our list of 10 travel-worthy micro-countries you'll want to explore:<p><b>1. Monaco</b><p>© …

Solar-Powered Membrane Separates Water Into Hydrogen and Oxygen Without Exploding

Taking a leaf out of leaves' playbook<p>Hydrogen powered cars are slowly accelerating in popularity with boosts from infrastructure development and car manufacturers. But getting eco-friendly hydrogen is still a bit of a challenge. Right now, a lot of hydrogen is produced through mixing steam and …

Chemistry

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up community is massive and supportive. It's 100% true that living in a hotbed of creativity and …

Entrepreneurship

Twelve Of Today's Most Impressive Young Entrepreneurs

Building a startup is hard. That’s the reality in the midst of the noise, hype, and glamour depicted of entrepreneurship these days. In no particular order, you need to<p>Attract and work with A-game players who share your vision, values, mission, goals, and chemistry but who have complementary skills …

Entrepreneurship

Time Travel IS Possible, This Physicist Just Demonstrated It

For many the concept of time travel is nothing more than domain of science fiction writers and Hollywood movie magic, but what if you could …

Physics

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

Tom Bennett: it's time to tackle the myths in education

Many educational practices have no grounding in scientific research: Tom Bennett says that it's time teachers raised a sceptical eyebrow and confronted the myths<p>Are you a visual learner or a kinaesthetic learner? Perhaps you are an auditory learner? Maybe you learn best when implementing a …

The Runner's Library: Running Books to Help You Get Faster and Stay Healthy

Running Books, Training Guides, and Workout Plans to Help You Become a Better Runner<p>This list includes running books, training guides, and nutrition …

Books

$9 Solar, Wind and Hydro Turbine (on Your Faucet) Powered USB Charger

Introduction: $9 Solar, Wind and Hydro Turbine (on Your Faucet) Powered USB Charger<p>View Contest<p>In our world the rechargeabale gadgets have a very …

21 small game studios worth watching in 2015

Independent games are like those weird after-hours parties held in vast, empty warehouses where anything that can happen, does. As the costs and risks of creating AAA-games such as <i>Call of Duty</i>, <i>Destiny</i> or <i>Halo</i> rise, more developers have stepped to the side and now attempt to build innovative, wild …

Trying to Be Less Stupid: The Hard Work of Brain Science

A renowned neuroscientist discusses where the next big breakthroughs in understanding the brain will come from.<p>Michael Gazzaniga was still a graduate student when he helped make one of the most intriguing discoveries of modern neuroscience: that the two hemispheres of the brain not only have …

Santa Barbara

Chinese researchers achieve major breakthrough in nano-carrier drugs for pancreatic cancer

Cancer

Change Your Worldview With This Map

A map compiled by Reddit user TeaDranks reinvisions what our world would look like if a country’s size was proportional to its population. Adapted …

Geography

How scientists are using Lego to handle insects

Entomologists have been tinkering with the world’s most popular toy, using Lego to help handle insect specimens<p>An unusual scientific paper has just appeared online. Its authors are all entomologists. But the paper is as much about Lego as it is about insects.<p>The first author is Steen Dupont, a …

Lego

Bake Your Cake and Eat It Too: A Lighter, Naked Chocolate Cake with Fruit

Stick to your New Year's resolutions and enjoy the process of doing so, with the help of this lightened-up chocolate cake.<p>If there is one thing that …

How to Make Caffe Mocha

How to Make a Galaxy Layered Drip Cake<p>Fruit Caviar - Molecular Gastronomy<p>Instant Ice Cream for Winter Adventures<p>Cooking Class<p>I tired all kinds of …

Coffee

​Is the Innanet RUINING teh English Language??? ¯\(°_o)/¯

There exists a certain paranoia that the web will somehow destroy the English language as we all start communicating solely in LOLs and smileys. But …

Solar plane to embark on fuel-free flight around the world

<b>News:</b> the team behind an entirely solar-powered aircraft has revealed the planned path for a record-breaking flight around the world that won't use a …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

Mind-Blowing Science Fiction And Fantasy Books To Watch Out For In 2015

You'd better invest in a pocket dimension if you want to keep up with all the great reads that are coming your way in 2015. Including Alastair …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

Ab Workouts for a Six-Pack

Six Moves to a Six-Pack<p>These are the best core exercises you've never done, and they'll reveal the abs you never knew you had<p>Nothing says "fit" like a wash-board stomach. And nothing makes achieving one harder than doing the same exercises every week. "Your body adapts and stops responding to …

WTF CES?! The Weirdest Tech of 2015

Wacom Launches Flagship 27-inch Cintiq Pen Tablets

Professional artists and illustrators have another hardware treat to get excited about. Today at CES, Wacom launched a brand new flagship pair of pen tablets — the Cintiq 27QHD and the Cintiq 27QHD Touch, slated for arrival in late January. These replace the company’s 24HD models.<p>Both feature a …

Gear & Gadgets

A Cookbook Featuring Original Recipes Based On Video Game Grub

Have you ever been in the middle of playing a video game and thought “gee, I’m hungry, I could sure go for a bowl of that Dig Rat Stew my character …