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China goes west: a ghost city in the sand comes to life

It was a scheme as bold and eccentric as any to emerge from China’s 21st-century sprint towards urbanisation: to build and populate a dazzling metropolis of one million inhabitants deep in the country’s barren western hinterlands.<p>In their bid to make this Fitzcarraldo-esque dream a reality there is …

China

Parts of That 'Lost Maya City' Might Actually Be a Marijuana Grow-Op

In a story that keeps on getting weirder, a scientist familiar with the Mexican region where a Canadian teen claims to have discovered a lost Maya …

10 Killer Ab Workouts That Aren't Crunches

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The ‘Squat Jackup’ May Be Your New Favorite Cardio Workout

This 3-exercise bodyweight flow will burn a ton of calories and help you get in great shape<p>Whether you’re stuck inside, you’re on the road, or you absolutely can’t stand pounding the pavement, you’ll love this no-run cardio complex.<p><i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director calls it the “squat jackup,” and it …

Exercise

This Guy Uses An LED Hula Hoop To Turn His Travel Photos Into Pure Magic

Lit up wanderlust.

Diver Discovers Incredible Underwater River In Mexico

Next time you’re in Mexico, skip the tequila and visit Cenote Angelita (Little Angel) on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Because there you will find an …

Scuba Diving

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Best Tips for Running for Weight Loss

But the key to losing weight when you run isn’t to run longer or harder. It’s to run smarter. So says Eric Orton—the rule-breaking running coach who …

YouTube

The World's 10 Most Livable Cities Aren't in the US

America's great at a lot of things, like freedom, making movies, and adding donuts/bacon to everything. Also, freedom.<p>One thing we're less adept at …

New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

Imagine being able to turn pollution into something useful while returning the planet to pre-industrial carbon levels in just ten years. Scientists …

This brilliant world map shows countries scaled to the size of their stock markets

Sometimes it helps to take look the world through an unconventional perspective when thinking about the size of things.<p>So here's a pretty awesome map from Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett that shows the world according to free-float equity market …

Record-breaking alligator pulled from Lake Eufaula weighs in at 920 pounds

It took six men, including two Alabama conservation officers, to pull in and secure the 13-foot 6-inch gator, weighing approximately 900 pounds.

Best Exercises to Ditch the Beer Belly

The second best way to get rid of your beer belly: Lower your body fat so your abs can emerge to greet the day. But you know that already. We’re all …

Artist Turns the Sugar Hiding in Soft Drinks into Giant Lollipops

Food photographer Henry Hargreaves took an artistic approach to finding out how much sugar's contained within various drinks for his project titled <i>(de)hydrate</i>. He started out by boiling the refreshments, so that the water evaporated and the sugary contents remained. He then poured the leftover …

On the Margins: Why Mexico's Southern States Have Fallen Behind

<i>Image Source: AlMomento</i><p>Between the recent data on poverty released by the CONEVAL, and an earlier Oxfam report on inequality, Mexico's progress on the socio-economic front has given little to brag about in recent years. According to CONEVAL, poverty is once again on the rise as 2 million Mexicans …

What the Earth would look like without oceans

What the Earth would look like stripped of oceans: First ever digital map of the sea floor reveals our planet's 'alien' landscape<p><b>Half a century of</b> …

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Archaeologists Find a Mystery Monolith Under the Sea. It Would Have Stood 40 Feet Tall

(Newser) – Archaeologists have made quite the find off the coast of Sicily: a monolith that dates back about 10,000 years. It's broken in two now and …

Archaeology

11 Eating Habits That Will Uncover Your Abs

Your six-pack solution is finally here. The video above features the essential exercises guaranteed to blast flab from your belly—no crunches …

10 Cities Where Craft Beer Is Taking Off

NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Craft beer can grow in popularity and production as much as it likes, but it won't make a difference if it doesn't grow out …

Beer

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This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

Researchers confirm that recently discovered Tonina Pyramid is Largest Pyramid in Mexico

It was just over five years ago that researchers in Mexico discovered an enormous pyramid of the Maya civilization in Toniná, Chiapas. The fact that …

Watch: the incredible spread of the world's 5 major religions

The world's five major religions were literally thousands of years in the making. As the video above by Alex Kuzoian for Business Insider shows, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam often took root in a small geographical area and then spread like wildfire to surrounding regions — …

7 Beautiful Buildings in Unexpected Places

For every brand-name skyscraper, there's an equally interesting building off the beaten path. In fact, some of the most interesting structures require a pilgrimage to a far-flung location—proof that, for these seven projects, the trip is part of the design.<p>Mug Hakdong Hotel, Mongdol Beach, Geoje, …

Get Supersized with the 500-Rep Workout

<b>Duration</b> 1-Week<p><b>Exercises</b> 25<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>This workout was designed as a way to “shock” your muscles into some serious growth. Perform this workout for …

The Housing Value of Every County in the U.S.

After the last post, which looked at housing values across New York City, I thought it would be interesting to take a more granular look at housing …