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These 12 Hiking Spots In Indiana Are Completely Out Of This World

The suspension bridge in Turkey Run State Park is both exciting and terrifying to walk across. The park itself is a very gorgeous place for an …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

The Invisible Labor Economy Behind Pirated Japanese Comics

Between publishers and manga pirates, who stands on higher ground?<p>Against the backdrop of shrieking demons rallying for battle against human forces, Mune entered text into the comic's empty speech bubbles. "Originally they were but men," he wrote. "By virtue of uncommon tenacity were they reborn …

20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day

In the spirit and celebration of Arduino Day, we’ve compiled a list of some great past projects for your enjoyment.<p>While the Arduino UNO and older Duemilanove are two of the most common Arduino boards, the MEGA and the Yún should not be avoided. The MEGA is much like the UNO, however, it has an …

Remember Leonard Nimoy with three of his best Star Trek episodes

Today we mark the passing of Leonard Nimoy, who died this morning at the age of 83. Nimoy was, among other things, a musician, a photographer and a poet. But he will always be known as Mr. Spock from the original <i>Star Trek</i> television series, a role that predates even William Shatner's iconic Captain …

Settlers of Catan to be made into a movie or TV show

<i>Settlers of Catan</i> was perhaps the first board game I ever played that made me think board games were cool. The goal? To rule the fictional island of Catan. In order to do this, you build roads, settlements and cities with resources like brick, wood, sheep and ore, all while hoping you don't get …

The Top Five Places to See the Giant Redwoods in California

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

Depression

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

The Camping Page

5 Other Ways To Have Bourbon

<i>This week, we revealed our 2015 Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings. Click here to see the complete list of winners.</i><p><i>Image from Getty</i><p>Bourbon lovers beware. The distilled American whiskey, which has been around since the 18th century, is popping up on food and drink menus all over the country in …

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Top 10 long-distance hiking trails in the US

Photograph: Alamy<p>The John Muir Trail in Yosemite national park.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/15/1421323152902/882af4d0-ce79-4a42-8005-9225032b84ce-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The John Muir Trail in Yosemite national …

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Best Winter Trips 2015

There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

Arches National Park Photos

14 bucket list destinations that may soon disappear

Scientists have renewed warnings about the future of the Great Barrier Reef with one prominent researcher recently declaring the natural wonder ‘almost dead’.<p>But this isn't an isolated case. All around the world, destinations are under threat from urbanisation, global warming or simple human …

Before he was Ant-Man, Paul Rudd wanted to sell you a Super Nintendo

Paul Rudd is the star of the upcoming <i>Ant-Man</i>, and judging by Marvel's batting average at making odd characters work in big budget films it's likely to be a hit. Paul Rudd has gaming in his past, however, as you can see from the commercial embedded above.<p>It's not even bad as '90s-era gaming …

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The best Android games of 2014

Monument Valley, The Room Two, Clumsy Ninja and much, much more in our pick of games released this year through the Google Play store.<p>• <b>The best Android apps of 2014</b><p>What we say: Beautiful puzzler Monument Valley won bags of critical acclaim in 2014, deservedly. It’s a surreal shape-shifting game …

How To Pack A Backpack

Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on …

Pac-Man themed restaurant coming to Chicago

Namco Entertainment will open a Pac-Man themed restaurant near Chicago's Woodfield Mall. In January, the 40,000 square foot facility, named Level 257 in reference to the famous final "killscreen" level in the original <i>Pac-Man</i> game, will open in a former warehouse space owned by Sears.<p>The website for …

BACKPACKING: WHAT TO BRING

Introduction: BACKPACKING: WHAT TO BRING<p>About: I recently immigrated to Germany. I am living in my first flat with my boyfriend and our cat Napoléon. …

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 …

How do you set four world records in Track & Field? Use a vibrator.

When I was a kid, our big hack for winning at Konami's <i>Track & Field</i> was to lay a butter knife across the two buttons and slap the middle of the knife. If only I'd thought to bring Mom's, uh, personal massager to the arcade.<p>This video is by RocketNews24 of Japan and it is <i>outstanding</i>. Someone on …

100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

Paracord Sword Handle Wrap

<b>Paracord Sword Handle Wrap</b>.<p>time to get this on my tomahawk…

25 Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Get You Through Dinner With Your Family

If returning to your hometown, having dinner with your extended family and eating yourself into a food coma aren't your bag, Thanksgiving can be a little uncomfortable. Luckily, these comedians know exactly how you feel.<p>We rounded up 25 of the best musings on Turkey Day so you can crack a smile …

HOW TO – Tie the 10 most useful knots

Here’s a guide on how to tie 10 useful knots including –<p>Overhand Knot<br>• Figure-eight Know<br>• Reef (Square) Knot<br>• Sheet (Becket) Bend<br>• Carrick Bend<br>• Bowline<br>• Clove Hitch<br>• Timber Hitch<br>• Taut-line Hitch<br>• Sheepshank<p>How to Tie the 10 Most Useful Knots – [via] Link.<p>MAKE reader Bill notes that you should really check out …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …