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Murmur: Photos by Richard Barnes

Murmur: Photos by Richard Barnes<p>Photos of dense flocks of European starlings.<p>The birds are beloved by tourists and reviled by locals—understandably, …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

Talk to Me

Stretching north and east from Grand Bahama Island, the Little Bahama Bank is a vast, crescent-shaped undersea plateau of sugar-white sand, patchy sea grass, and isolated coral reefs, layered under a shallow veneer of translucent water. It sits just 60 miles east of West Palm Beach, across the Gulf …

National BBQ Week: the very best barbecue recipes for hot summer days

The sun is out and so thoughts naturally turn to eating - and cooking - al fresco.<p>Don't just throw a few boring bangers on the barbecue though: a simple marinade can transform even the cheapest cuts of meat, while vegetables like asparagus and peppers are also delicious when grilled.<p><b>The best</b> …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

Trends

Bow Down to Amazing 'Game of Thrones' LEGOs

Beheadings, royal incest and winter are coming to a toy box near you.<p>Etsy merchant miniBIGS has created a line of <i>Game of Thrones</i> LEGOs perfect for …

The 10 best Roald Dahl characters – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2013/jun/15/10-best-roald-dahl-characters<p>720<p>As Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical makes its …

7 Reasons I Dumped Facebook

It’s official. I’m off the Facebook grid. Nobody offended me. I didn’t have a bad experience. While I’m not thrilled about the idea of Big Brother watching my every move, I’m not particularly paranoid about social media sharing. Therefore, I’m sharing why I’m dumping Facebook and committing to …

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TV illusionist Dynamo develops a solution to overcrowding on rush-hour buses – levitate off the side of them. Watch his technique in action here: http://bit.ly/14iwFRC

Daredevil Nik Wallenda has successfully crossed a gorge near the Grand Canyon on a high wire, becoming the first person to attempt and complete the walk 1500 ft above the Little Colorado River. Full story and more photos here: http://fw.to/oiFd4Fk Photo: AP Photos/Discovery Channel, Tiffany Brown

Today's front page: Police spied on Stephen Lawrence's friends and family: http://bit.ly/17xcGF4 Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador: http://bit.ly/14jOYG1 Nelson Mandela in 'critical' condition: http://bit.ly/1aGSiA9

Microsoft restores game ownership and expects us to smile

I remember waking up on the day Microsoft unveiled its original set of Xbox One policies, reading through them on my phone and being desperately sad. …

All the wild horses by Andrew McGibbon

Planets like Earth could be hiding in space dust

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) —</b> Astronomers are working on a new technique to detect dust clouds around stars in an effort to identify planets like Earth.<p>The …

Universe

Porsche Speedster Type 356A (o) The Porsche Speedster has become one of the most highly collectible sport cars today, and in today’s market could bring as much a $300,000 or more. Production for the Porsche Speedster began in 1954 after Max Hoffman, the sole US importer of Porsche's, advised Porsche that a lower-cost convertible could sell well in the American Market. Based off of the 1948 Porsche Number 1, Type 356, it was the very first Speedster certified for driving on the street. The body of the first Speedster was designed by Erwin Komenda. Erwin worked for Ferdinand Porsche as their designer. This new Porsche design was a design that truly impressed not only European sport car connoisseurs, but also impressed those in the United States. The new Porsche design was very smooth, refined, lightweight, and sexy. One of the most distinguishing features of the Porsche Speedster besides looking like a bathtub on wheels, is its short windshield. This helps prevent less drag as the car moves forward as well as a adding a sporty look. The seats in the Speedster has a clean look with just simple buckets with fixed backrests. The dash has just the bare necessities such as a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, and temperature gauge. During the early years, the Porsche Speedster and the Volkswagen Beetle shared similar components like the chassis, suspension, and drive train. Porsche went away from sharing parts with Volkswagen, because they wanted to focus on performance. This is also why the displacement of the engine started increasing. The 1948 Porsche Number 1, type 356, has a air-cooled flat-4 cylinder engine. Displacement is 1131 cc. After 1948, the engine was moved behind the rear axle to compensate for two additional seats and therefore also reduced production costs. One of the most popular years to collect is the 1955 Porsche Speedster. James Dean purchased a 1955 Porsche Speedster brand new and set it as an American icon. He later sold it for a 1955 Porsche Spyder. By 1955, the Porsche Speedster had a 1600 cc engine with a 4-speed synchromesh transmission. It was the first production Porsche that reached a top speed of 100 MPH! There was also a new body designation due to new details in the body. It was now called the Porsche Speedster 356A.

Car Design Photography: McLaren MP4-12C by Thomas Moeller

I grew up watching F-1 races on the weekends, my favorite driver was Ayrton Senna and he used to be part of the McLaren team back in the day. I …

McLaren

Clouds and Rain

Boy refused lunch meal at Devon school over £1.75 debt

<b>A boy was reduced to tears after being refused lunch at a Devon primary school over a £1.75 debt owed by his family.</b><p>Furious father Gary Lynn has …

Vast land

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

Harajuku Sisters w/ My Little Pony, Candy Stripper & Nadia Dinosaurs

Yurika and Mizuho are two cutely styled sisters – both with twintails hairstyles – who we see around the streets of Harajuku often these days. In …

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