Monique Kurvers

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6 great things to do on a break to Santorini

Where decadent design meets a penchant for palm trees, it's no wonder Hackey's Palm Vaults is one of London's most Instagrammed cafés. Escape the …

Surreal Photos of India's Living Root Bridges

These intricate living structures take 15 to 30 years to complete.<p>During monsoon season in northeast India, rainwater gushes through the emerald valleys and deep gorges of Meghalaya, the“abode of the clouds.” The mountainous plateau between Assam and Bangladesh is one of the wettest places on …

Local Economies

The Beauty and Horror of Blue Planet II

David Attenborough’s latest documentary gorgeously reveals the world’s oceans—and shows how badly humans are screwing them up.<p>“Never,” declares Sir David Attenborough in the first episode of <i>Blue Planet II</i>, his latest hallucinatory swath of masterpiece nature television, “has there been a more …

The Most Romantic Drives In The World

Park Time Lovers<p>Route: London to Edinburgh<p>Weave your way from one capital to another through Britain’s best national parks and Areas of Outstanding …

15 Places to Take the Solo Trip of a Lifetime

Solo travel, like dining alone, gets a bad rap -- mostly from people who don't particularly enjoy their own company. If you can put up with yourself, …

Travel

10 New Avocado Toast Recipes To Try

The Eight Best Woods for Cooking Over a Flame

Cooking meat over fire is about as old school as it gets. It’s also deeply satisfying and a great way to add rich new flavors to wild game and fish. …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

MIT researchers make new graphene discovery - CNN Style

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Graphene

No need for dark matter?

Erik Verlinde just released the latest installment of his new theory of gravity. He now says he doesn’t need dark matter to explain the motions of …

Paralyzed monkey walks again after researcher goes to China to conduct tests banned in Switzerland

Monkeys with spinal cord damage that paralyzed one leg quickly regained the ability to walk with a wireless connection from the brain to the spinal …

Neurophilosophy

Travel Guide To Namibia - The Most Surreal Country You Will Ever Visit

Red colored sand dunes, a diversity of wildlife and endless horizons... Namibia's unique landscapes will make you feel like you landed on a different …

Qatar Airways

New Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Finland emulates the North Pole | Adventure Sports Network

If the Northern Lights and Santa Claus are your thing, then your dream hotel is going to be opening this November.<p>If ever there were a place that …

Troquet Will Relocate Downtown

A restaurant on Boston Common known for its modern French cuisine and award-winning wine program, not to mention an impressive basket of imported French butter that makes the rounds with bread service, will be relocating downtown near South Station. About two years ago, Troquet had planned to open …

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the Moon, had an International Space Station, sent spacecraft to all the planets and even out of the Solar System, we had <i>Star Trek</i>, which brought even bigger dreams into the public …

Physics

7 daily habits that can unlock your creativity, according to science

Even if you don't think you're the "creative type," don't assume you can ignore this skillset, or that you can't become creative too.<p>60% of CEOs polled by IBM agreed that creativity was the most important skill to possess in a leadership role, because can help us solve problems and respond to …

Creativity

NASA's Trip to an Asteroid Could Reveal the Origins of Life on Earth

Tomorrow night, an asteroid-bound mission will launch towards a shadowy space rock, Bennu. There, it will scoop up a bit of dirt and deliver it back …

The best islands in the world in 2016

The Pacific outcrop of Maui in Hawaii has been named as the best island in the world to visit as a tourist.<p>Roughly the same size as the Shetland …

5 Creative Alternatives to Hotels While Traveling

Calling all wanderers, free spirits and boho babes: The open road is beckoning, and adventure is the only true destination. Maybe it’s just summer excitement and #vanlife that’s got us obsessively looking at Instagram vacays, but these overnight travel options have got us breaking all of our …

The 7 Microwave Hacks You Need to Know

<i>This article is part of</i> Epi Loves the Microwave, <i>our exploration (vindication?) of the appliance everybody loves to hate.</i><p>If the kitchen was a middle …

Zahav's Hummus Recipe is Genius—for Even More Reasons Than Everyone Says

There's been a whole lot of talk about Zahav's hummus lately—ascribing to it the texture of buttercream, the phrase revelatory heights, and being both the creamiest and the dreamiest. Bon Appétit named it their 2015 dish of the year. In Phyllis Grant's recent Piglet judgement, she wrote that the …

James Beard

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Mushroom "Steak" with Lentils, Smoked Paprika and Garlic Cream

Here, chef Richard Carstens treats mushrooms like steak, brushing them with a teriyaki glaze and roasting them "medium-rare," before serving.</b> …

The Magic of the 3-Ingredient Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte, As Told By Rose Levy Beranbaum

This flourless chocolate torte is a better and purer vehicle for chocolate than chocolate itself (scientifically speaking).<p>It's made from just 3 ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs. It takes less time to mix together than your average cookie, and it only bakes for <i>15 minutes</i>.<p>So why did it at first …

Dessert

'World's best chef' Benoît Violier mourned by his peers

As the latest Michelin guide was unveiled, the leading lights of gastronomy paid tribute to a ‘brilliant man who gave the impression of being perfect’<p>To all appearances, Benoît Violier, the star French-Swiss chef found dead at his home on Sunday, had everything going for him.<p>He was recognised and …

France

Why Norway Is One of the Most Remarkable Destinations in the World

<i>Norway is becoming a top destination on travellers bucket lists, but what gives this country its charm?</i><p><b>1. The nature</b><p>This magical country has some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world which is why it is at the top of my bucket list. If you visit Norway it would be a crime not to take a …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

Chet Kapoor Contributor<p>Chet Kapoor is the chief executive of Apigee and previously served as vice president of content management and search products at IBM and VP/general manager for the integration group of BEA Systems.<p>APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — …

Internet of Things

10 Essential Pieces of Gear you Need for Landscape Photography

If you are interested in going out and getting some high quality landscape photographs, here’s a comprehensive list of items you will either want to …

Landscape Photography

A Must read – Sophie Fontaine shoots film & breaks photography into just 4 disciplines

Her words are poetic and she shoots film, may sound a bit familiar but Sophie Fontaine shows us something dramatic and unexpected in her artworks. …