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Firm working on Elon Musk's Hyperloop leases space in L.A.

Hyperloop isn't all hype.<p>A company behind the futuristic, high-speed transportation system fantasized by Tesla and SpaceX billionaire<p>Elon Muskhas leased warehouse space in downtown Los Angeles and is rapidly adding new workers to a staff of 20 full-time employees.<p>Musk's imaginary Hyperloop would …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.<p>Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they’re folded up, and they’re awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator. Folding electric bikes are even bulkier. But the Impossible Bike, a new electric bike now crowdfunding on …

Astronaut: Mars Can Wait; Let's Make Camp On The Moon

NASA successfully tested the Orion spacecraft that could eventually take humans to Mars, but the Canadian Bowie-covering astronaut sensation Chris Hadfield says we should re-visit the Moon before setting foot on the red planet.<p>“That is a great vehicle,” Hadfield complimented Orion at a Guardian …

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20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the movies you …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Patagonia: Trip of a Lifetime

Vast and empty, wind-swept and barren, Patagonia is an archetypal landscape of the imagination. Where the pampas run out around the Rio Negro, the land becomes unfriendly to human settlement, and if you drive down the great highways – Argentina’s Ruta 3 and Ruta 40 or Chile’s Carretera Austral – …

Three Days in Cordoba, Argentina (April 2014)

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Drink the World: Buenos Aires

Around the world there are day cities and night cities. Day cities sparkle in the sunshine, with lush green parks, sandy beaches, or perhaps pleasant museums. Night cities however wait patiently for the sun to go down.<p>Buenos Aires is a night city; lovely during the day -- a pretty, humid town of …

Argentina

Buenos Aires Better By Bike

The City of Buenos Aires has been encouraging the use of bicycles to solve complex problems associated with traffic, health and pollution. A new …

Do Go Chasing Waterfalls (in Brazil and Argentina)

<i>Boston-based photographer Joyelle West is obsessed with the outdoors. All it took was a quick read about Iguazú Falls to get her and her adventurous</i> …

Buenos Aires

A perfect day in Buenos Aires

Long called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is exactly that, and yet so, so much more besides. Granted, this is a city of wide boulevards and French-styled palaces, but it is one too of wildly exciting innovations and new styles. From the opening of state-of-the-art museums like the MALBA, …

Argentina

Essential Buenos Aires: Where to Eat and Drink If You Go to Argentina's Capital

There aren't many places in the world where you can get down with a juicy piece of grass-fed beef, indulge in a multi-course chef's tasting menu, and drink an excellent bottle of wine, all for under 30 dollars. Oh, Buenos Aires, you are a frugal food lover's paradise.<p>If you asked me when I first …

Interactive Map: Untamed Patagonia

Changing Planet<p>Patagonia, the legendary land of wildness, fierce winds, and hardy gauchos, easily lives up to the allure of its iconic name. Glacier-fed rivers tumble between jagged, never-climbed mountains. Herds of long-necked guanacos gallop across expansive grasslands as Andean Condors soar …