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Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

When the robots take over; 4 new sci-fi reads

One major theme that’s been running through science fiction recently is the rise of artificial intelligence and the impact that might have on humanity. As we continue to improve upon and refine machine learning, it seems inevitable that the development of a true AI will occur at some point. And …

4 Long Weekend Picks from Adventure Pros

Is there anything as magical as tacking on an extra day of freedom to the end of a long workweek? Labor Day, the mother of all three-day weekends is upon us, which means you’re going to need a plan. You could spend those 72 hours in a daze of naps and Netflix (a perfectly legitimate lifestyle …

The Republican Party is dead

I have been a Republican as long as I can remember. Joining the Grand Old Party seemed like a natural choice for someone like me who fled the Soviet Union as a boy and came to Los Angeles with his mother and grandmother in 1976. Refugees from communism, whether from Russia or Cuba, generally oppose …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Donald Trump’s Greatest Self-Contradictions

The many, many, MANY sides of the likely Republican nominee, in his own words.<p>Donald Trump likes to say that he “tells it like it is,” and his blunt style has won him the Republican nomination, buoyed by voters who like feeling they know just where a candidate stands on the issues. So where <i>does</i> he …

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21 April Ludgate-isms To Help You Lead Your Best Life

<b>1.</b> “I don’t want to do things. I want to not do things.”<p><b>2.</b> “Time is money. Money is power. Power is pizza. Pizza is knowledge. Let’s go.”<p><b>3.</b> “Horizons …

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each<b><br>More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit</b><p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the …

Hiking

Bryce Canyon National Park

My Worst Nightmare -- What If I Accidentally Raise The Bully?

I will never forget the day my daughter told me that Bethany, a girl in her 4th grade class, was <i>annoying</i> her.<p>"What is she doing to you?" I questioned, instinctively protective.<p>"She's following me around on the playground and sitting by me at lunch!" she quipped, as if that would sum things right up …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Potato Hash

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>In my line of work, you end up with lots of leftovers, and lots of leftovers means that I make a lot of hash. I mean, a <i>lot</i> of it. What better way is there to recycle that little hunk of bacon, that half onion, and …

Buttes and beasts: amazing US national parks – in pictures

The US’s national parks offer up some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. To celebrate National Park Week (18-26 April), we’ve picked some of the best photographs shared on the Department of the Interior’s Instagram account, showcasing astonishing canyons, mountains and wildlife

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PlayStation Employee Surprises Gamer Suffering From Cerebral Palsy With a Custom DualShock 4

Amidst all the negative press that the gaming industry tends to garner there are wondrous rays of hope that shine through. In this week’s ‘D’aww, …

Gaming Industry

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches and lands its rocket for a third time

The private rocket company Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed its suborbital rocket in an uncrewed test for the third time, according …

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Articles about 18 modern kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's April 2015 issue.<p>Hailing from Burgundy, France, chef and television personality Ludo Lefebvre brings a European sensibility to his remodeled...<p>A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul by Danny Seo relies on American-made goods to forge its …

How Student Debt Is Ruining Millennial Lives

Do you owe some of the $1.2 trillion in student loans? Here's what to do.<p>Were you born after 1980? Did you attend college? Are you burdened by worrisome debt? If you answered yes to questions 1 and 2, odds are you also answered yes to number 3. About two-thirds of Millennials have at least one …

We sent 3 reporters to Cuba for a week, and it was a surreal adventure from the moment they arrived

While political and economic negotiations are underway to end the stiff US-Cuba relationship, the world is flocking to experience the surreal time warp of this tropical nation.<p>Business Insider decided to do the same and sent three reporters in June to Havana.<p>Here's an overview of our Cuban …

18 gorgeous pieces of 'Game of Thrones' fan art

George R.R. Martin's epic written saga "A Song of Ice and Fire" was adapted into HBO's hit television series "Game of Thrones." Though many hail the series' producers for successfully bringing the books to life, others have their own artistic interpretations of what the characters and locations may …

Florida Man Arrested For Hurling Live Alligator into Drive-Thru Window

A Palm Beach, Florida man hurled a live alligator through a Wendy's drive-through window in October of last year, and after eluding the authorities …

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How To: Make A Fancy Cocktail Inside An Ice Sphere

This is a video tutorial created by Youtuber Cocktail Chemistry demonstrating how to make a cocktail inside a hollow ice sphere. Basically it …

The Dutch Police Are Training Eagles To Take Down Drones

In the battle between unmanned vehicles and birds of prey, talons win every time.<p>Birds may actually be man’s best friend: Pigeons can now diagnose cancer, vultures are helping Peru fix its garbage problem, and eagles in London offered a real bird’s-eye view of the city. And in birds’ latest bid to …

'Pandemic Legacy' Is the Greatest Board Game of All Time

The new update to an already celebrated game is tabletop perfection—but that hasn't stopped some people from spoiling the party.<p>Johannesburg was gone.<p>The city had been ravaged by disease, rioting mobs had taken to the streets, and now the contagion was threatening to spread.<p>The sensible thing would …

These Are the Winners of the 2015 Comedy Wildlife Awards

Traditionally, wildlife photographers try to capture the majesty of their feral subjects. But even the most dignified wild animals get caught doing …

Seven wintry walks around the world

Clean and crisp air, the chance of snow underfoot and the promise of a warm fire to ward off the chill at the end of it all... winter is unquestionably the best time of year to pull on your boots and go for a wander.<p>Whether you want a short stroll or a strenuous clamber, these walks will sate your …

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The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

How to Build a High-End Gaming Table for as Little as $150

I can’t imagine any devoted tabletop or role-playing gamer who hasn’t, at one point or another, sketched out his or her ideal gaming table, one that’s the perfect size and height, with proper places for dice, rule books, and beverages. One that is truly versatile and can handle all types of games, …