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Move Over Hackers, Biohackers Are Here

The creators of FOX’s new science-fiction buddy-cop show, Almost Human focuses the uncontrollable evolution of emerging tech. The solution is real cops need robot cop partners to help control crime. Bio-3D printers, DNA swipes, machines that prick your finger and dispense a pill with the nutrients …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Trolltunga, Norway Is The Scariest Instagram Spot On Earth

We've seen a lot of scary spots in Norway, but this is the hands-down scariest. It's called Trolltunga, and it's the edge of a cliff. Waaay back in the ice age, glacial water froze a hunk of this mountain and caused it to break off, leaving what locals call "the troll's tongue."<p>Crazy hikers make …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Lernstift Pen, Which Corrects You As You Write, Picks Up Speed On Kickstarter

Lernstift is a pen which vibrates when you spell the word incorrectly. However, it could also be capable of spawning its own App ecosystem. After launching on Kickstarter recently, it’s picking up speed towards its modest $183,000 goal to go into full production.<p>Created by Munich-based …

15 Need-to-Know Custom Clothing Companies

No one does DIY quite like Brit + Co. Whether it’s friendship bracelets, a trendy up-do or the classic summer beach wrap, they have you covered. But, if you’re like me, you probably throw your favorite DIY ideas on a Pinterest board and end up saving them for a rainy day.<p>If you can’t customize your …

Clothing

Former PayPal CEO gets $25M to scale his wealth management service for the ‘forgotten middle’

Personal Capital claims to be the world’s first digital wealth management service, and it’s bolstering these claims with the closure of a $25 million funding round.<p>The funding will be used to hire new talent and grow the Silicon Valley-based company; CEO Bill Harris expects the company to be …

High-Tech Sensors Help Old Port City Leap Into Smart Future

Aside from the occasional ferry down from England, the old Spanish port city of Santander doesn't get too many foreign visitors. So imagine the locals' surprise when delegations from Google, Microsoft and the Japanese government all landed there recently, to literally walk the streets.<p>What they've …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

New York City

Free Language Learning Service Duolingo Comes To Android, Expects This Will Double Its User Base To Over 6M

Duolingo, the popular free language learning service, just launched its first mobile app for Android in Google’s Play store. Until now, the service was only available on the web and iPhone, but as the company’s founder Luis von Ahn told me earlier this year, the Android version has long been on the …

4 Great Canadian Road Trips

Summer is the best and brightest season to explore Canada’s vast expanses by car. Slush has melted off the highways and byways (well, most of them), …

Canada

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Hiking

CEOs are Terrible at Management, Study Finds

A new study shows that CEOs are doing a lousy job when it comes to people management. The study, a joint project by the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and The Miles Group, a consulting firm in …

The Language of Stamps: A guide from the early 1900s showing how secret messages could be sent by 'angling' the stamp in a particular direction. Read more about how the Edwardian postcard craze became the social media of its day in our June issue, which is out this week.

30 Foods You'll Never Have To Buy Again

Cut your grocery list in half by making delicious, healthy versions of your favorite foods at home.