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15 Books that Shaped My Mind and Changed My Outlook on Life

The title says it all, doesn’t it? I see people put up their book lists from time to time and while I’m generally not a big list person, they do …

The history of ugliness shows that there is no such thing

In the 19th century, a hirsute aboriginal woman from Mexico named Julia Pastrana was billed on the freak-show circuit as “The Ugliest Woman in the World.” Brought to Europe, she performed according to Victorian norms: singing and dancing, speaking in foreign languages, undergoing public medical …

Art

Contemporary Finnish lake house is built with seven types of timber

MNy Arkitekter completed a handsome Finnish lake house that puts a contemporary twist on the traditional gabled timber home. Located on the shores of …

Design

Incredible photos of Earth by the astronauts of Instagram

Earlier this year we highlighted some of the airline pilots that share their remarkable photos on Instagram (and it is safe, according to the British Airline Pilots Association). Today we go one better, uncovering the astronauts who do likewise.<p>First up is Jeff Williams, who arrived back on Earth …

Chris Hadfield

In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

The winning images from this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year have been announced.<p>Our Sun<p>Chinese photographer Yu Jun's picture of Baily's beads won him both the Our Sun category and the overall award, Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016.<p>Baily's beads come from the specks of …

Astronomy
Corruption

US regulators issue official recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phone

Safety regulators have recalled the device after a spate of fires led to injuries and property damage<p>US safety regulators have announced a formal recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires led to injuries and property damage.<p>Samsung had already initiated a voluntary recall …

Aviation

2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Review - Long-Term Update 3

How Quick Will the Charger SRT Hellcat Be in The World's Greatest Drag Race?<p>Every year at the tail end of our annual Best Driver’s Competition, we line all the contenders up on a giant runway and drag race ’em. Why? Well, as Angus Mackenzie famously put it, “Because we can.” We call the video that …

6 fiction novels top tech leaders love to read

A serious entrepreneur must only read about the world order, or latest scientific discoveries, or management skills, right?<p>Wrong.<p>As it goes, top tech …