Amanda Van Wyk

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Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Stunning Snapshot: Southern Star Cluster Helps Unlock Galactic Mysteries

Changing Planet<p>The star cluster NGC 3590 shines brightly in front of a dramatic landscape of dark patches of dust and richly hued clouds of glowing gas. Courtesy of ESO/G. Beccari<p><b>A colorful portrait of a distant star cluster offers space buffs some eye candy. But it’s also telling astronomers a lot</b> …

Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Hidden Black Holes, and Starry Everest Skies

Supermassive black holes cluster together while dust bunnies gain weight.<p>A lone motorcycle wends its way to Mount Everest's base camp from the Chinese side of the border with Nepal in a photograph submitted to Your Shot on May 17.<p>The 2014 Everest climbing season got off to a tragic start on April …

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

Architecture

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Travel

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography

Changing Planet<p>The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has chosen our project ¨<b>Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography¨</b>, as one of the seven chosen to receive funding as part of Reintegrate<i>*</i>: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts & Sciences.<p>The Project´s team is formed by Sarah …