A. Tarasenko

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Simon’s Essaouira

<b>Simon</b> <b>Cooke</b>, a globe-trotting Englishman with a penchant for the music and publishing businesses, <b></b>now calls Essaouira home thanks to an extended stay there in 2005. Along with meeting the woman who would become his wife, this passionate traveler began a long love affair with the Moroccan city by the …

Island-Hopping in Croatia: from Dubrovnik to Split – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

4<p>1<p>For years, we’d been hearing about Croatia and the sparkling Dalmatian Coast. The Balkan country had always appealed to us, with the inviting …

Living Valhalla: Exploring What it Means to be Free

About a year ago, I made the wild and—now that I look back at it—very wise decision to pack up my belongings and point my Subaru north. A few weeks earlier, my friends at Sweetgrass Productions had invited me to spend the winter in a place called “Valhalla,” otherwise known to mere mortals as …

Stanford and Its Startups

Stanford University is a wealthy school. Its seventeen-billion-dollar endowment exceeds the G.D.P. of Jamaica. But the university, which is constantly under construction, is surrounded by even greater wealth: Facebook is to the north, Apple to the south, Google to the east, Sand Hill Road to the …

Phosphorous minerals stoke speculation of life beginning on Mars

New theories suggest our home world was merely a second stop.<p><i>The Observer</i> has published what it regards as the top 20 questions in Science. Number …

6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

While it may appear simple, the to-do list is a many-splendored thing. Here are half a dozen ways to make yours splendid.<p>Just as there’s a difference between typing and writing, convulsing and dancing, and noshing and tasting, there’s a difference between emailing yourself about every project …

Time Management

In surveillance era, clever trick enhances secrecy of iPhone text messages

"Perfect forward secrecy" comes to iOS and gets a boost on Android.<p>A security researcher has developed a technique that could significantly improve …

These Songs Could Have Changed Your Life: The Best Rejected Songs of the Millennium

In which 20 Grantland writers wipe their eyes, put on their headphones, take a walk, and attempt to process the most egregious omissions from the …

Music

BMW i3

While it probably won't score you any style points, the BMW i3 ($41,350) will definitely get you to work without so much as glancing at a fuel pump. …

Carbon Fiber

Steve McQueen's Pioneer Moon Ranch

Imagine surveying your 500-plus acre estate bordering the Pioneer Mountains in Hailey, Idaho — where moose, deer, and elk roam freely — from the …

Steve McQueen

Cardok

Whether you want to repurpose your existing garage, or just make more room in your off-street parking area, you can safely stow your car underground …

Remote Controls

2015 BMW M4 Coupe Concept

While very little is known yet about the 2015 BMW M4 Coupe Concept ($TBA) early shots have leaked, and it looks gorgeous (we'll forgive them for the …

BMW

Ferrari 458 Speciale

Everyone's favorite Italian sports car has just gotten a lot easier to love, as the Ferrari 458 Speciale ($TBA). This re-imagining of the original …

Supercars

The Dream Chaser Is Getting Dangerously Close to Actually Flying

Sierra Nevada takes its space plane on a "captive-carry" test, one of the last procedures before the craft begins self-powered flight.<p>What you're seeing in the picture is called "captive-carry," and yes, it is a series of cables holding a plane aloft. This no-flight flight has a purpose, though. …

Screen Too Dark? How to Fix Your Phone's Brightness Settings

Your smartphone probably has an automatic brightness control, but if you find your screen's brightness level is still out of whack, here's what to do.<p>My phone's screen is too dim to see when I'm in a dark room. Does this mean my auto-brightness control is broken?<p>Not brokenjust out of whack. …

Dangers of loneliness: Social isolation is deadlier than obesity.

Over the winter I moved from New York City to Portland, Ore. The reasons for my move were purely logical. New York was expensive and stressful. …

ModMyPi: how one student turned over £867,000 selling Raspberry Pi cases

Last year, Jacob Marsh was 23 years old and in the final year of his Civil Engineering Masters degree at Exeter University. He hadn't previously …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Off Piste: On the Trans-America Trail with Land Rover

Setting sail from Asheville, NC, Land Rover Expedition America (LREA) held a single goal: to reach the Pacific Ocean by way of dirt, rock and gravel roads. Avoiding pavement wherever possible, the caravan of stock LR4s—save for factory accessory winches and roof-racks—chose to follow the …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or patterns of mutation, that alone or in combination drive 30 different types of cancer, including brain, lung, pancreas …

Have any advice for America?

The US motto sometimes feels more like "land of the free, home of the braggarts". Americans have a healthy opinion of themselves and their great nation. Just ask President Obama, who opened his second inauguration address with this:<p>What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our …

Ten Things You Need to Know About the BMW i8

BMW’s i8, which will go on sale late next spring, was designed from a clean sheet of paper to be the company’s first plug-in hybrid. Its mission is to deliver equal measures of performance and efficiency, using unusual and unexpected technology and materials to do so. So, with us only just getting …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

2013 BMW 740Li xDrive

Efficient Dynamics even Sir S. Duncombe would understand.<p>TESTED<p>Like a one-time college track-and-field champ who has prospered into a bank president, the BMW 7-series is an executive express with varsity roots. It comes by its athleticism naturally, BMW trimming the 7-series with a weight …

10 Principles for Startup Success Through Failure

If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe that urban myth that all you need is a good idea, a little fun work, and the money will start rolling in. When you are pushing the limits, nobody gets it right the first time, or even maybe the tenth time. …

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

<b>By Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p><i>“Smarter Brains,” which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age, airs on PBS stations nationwide in August. (Check local listings.) Michael</i> …

The Trickiest Questions Apple Will Ask In A Job Interview

While every tech company asks programmers technical questions to see if they're fit for a job, Apple makes a point to follow up each response with "but how would you optimize that/make it better?"<p>And then there are the questions that really throw you off.<p>Via Glassdoor's Interview Questions and …

Paul Krugman Is As Wrong About China As He Was About Singapore

Naysayers on China are wrong, I think. Americans and American investors should pay close attention to China and learn. Continued Chinese growth means that the supercycle in commodities, prematurely declared dead by so many, will continue.<p>As I wrote in my book <i>Red Alert</i>, most disbelief concerning …