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An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

Humankind’s Most Important Material

Glass has changed the world like no other substance, but people usually overlook it. An Object Lesson.<p>To reach you, these words were encoded into signals of light moving about 125,000 miles per second through fiber-optic cables. These lines, splayed out across mountains and oceans, are made of …

Shredding Through The Snow: Mercredi Bikes Aurora CX

Professional frame builders work in a busy, competitive industry, one in which Adeline Mercredi relishes with her contagious #goodvibesonly attitude. Her frames are imbued with the same, which will warm Petra as she rides her Mercredi CX around Sweden.<p>Adeline’s customer, Petra, recently moved from …

Who Owns World's Top Private Art Collections?

Steve Cohen<p>Considered by many to be one of the most prestigious art collectors on the globe, <b>Steve Cohen</b> is a wealthy buyer who spent hundreds of …

Art

Memorable bike for a memorable man

Death Machines of London (DMOL) are easily my favorite Motorcycle resurrectors there is at this moment in time. After seeing the ‘Up Yours Copper,’ …

Motorcycles

For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year

"Do Indians celebrate Thanksgiving?"<p>I am asked this question at least once every fall. Which, by the way, is too many times.<p>The answer is that my family (though I can't speak for the other 5 million Indigenous people in America) doesn't. Not the "brave-pilgrims-and-friendly-savages" version of the …

Native Americans

Review: Long time coming, steel Ritchey Outback gravel bike says Hello World

We first got an up close look out at Ritchey’s newest do it all gravel bike last year at Eurobike, when it first debuted. Developed out of the …

Road Bikes

2018 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR Updated | 12 Fast Facts

MV Agusta unveiled its Dragster 800 in 2014, the naked motorcycle upping the performance attitude and looks of the Brutale 800.<p>The street-fighter …

Motorcycles

1941 Harley-Davidson WLD

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>American<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Motorcycles<p>Steve McQueen famously owned a Harley-Davidson WLD, much like the example you see …

Gareth's Ducati Superlite

The Bike Shed is many things, but one thing important to some of us is the excuse it grants us to procrastinate. One could call it day dreaming or …

Gareth Roberts’ Ducati MH900e Superlite cafe racer

We’re suckers for fast, classic Italian machinery, and it doesn’t get much better than this: a sleek Ducati MH900e worked on by the best names in the business. It belongs to London-based film director Gareth Roberts, who knows a thing or two about bikes.<p>Gareth was one of the founders of the Bike …

29 Amazing Potato Recipes That Will Keep You Cosy

Because there's nothing better than potato.

Cooking

What Is Synesthesia?

Synesthesia is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once. For example, a person with …

Aether Moto Gloves

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Gear<br>• Gloves<p>Aether’s Moto Gloves have traditional 100% cow hide construction, with a double layer on the palm to …

Gasoline

Choosing Between Two Italian Sportbikes Has Never Been So Difficult

The way it goes with almost everything great and wonderful that comes with an engine and wheels is: Europe gets it first and the U.S. has to wait. …

Aprilia

The 4 Types of Gin and What They Even Are

London Dry? Genever? What types of gin are good for what?<p>You might drink gin all the time and consider yourself a well-adjusted, <i>very</i> happy person. Same! But after the third martini, you might start to ask yourself: what even <i>is</i> gin? And why am I ordering so many light-up hula hoops on eBay?<p>Someone, …

Wine & Spirits

How genetics undermines “scientific” arguments for racism

<b>(Getty/cosmin4000)</b><p>Our categories of so-called “race” are “scientifically absurd” — DNA and skin color are not that simply related<p>Adam Rutherford<p>October 18, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>The following essay is excerpted from “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes,” …

University of Pennsylvania

This Job Will Pay You to Live in a Colorado Cabin

Get off the grid for a living.<p>If you're seeking a quiet, simple life, nothing beats a remote cabin in the woods. Lucky for you, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking for someone to live inside its "historic guard stations" in Colorado's San Juan National Forest. Or in other words, you'll …

Why (Science Says) Buddhism Is True

Robert Wright has written a book that many people far beyond the Buddhist crowd want to get their hands on. Released in August 2017, <i>Why Buddhism is</i> …

Meditation

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

Dark Matter

Psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms Hits Brain's 'Reset' Button, Say Scientists

Depressed patients reported feeling a 'kick start'.<p>Magic mushrooms are in the midst of a brand makeover, thanks to scientists who are constantly …

Loving Vincent film review: An astonishing artistic achievement that's so overwhelming it borders on psychedelic

Van Gogh’s paintings have long served as inspiration for animators. I’ve wandered through virtual reality versions of his Paris bars, the lights …

The people saving ‘lost’ words

The Endangered Poetry Project has just been launched, aiming to gather up vanishing voices. Fiona Macdonald looks at how preserving a dying language can mean a shift in worldview – and an act of resistance.<p>“They fly to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and there they take a bus for three days and …

Language

Monsanto's 'Jaw-Dropping' Deception Exposed in 'Whitewash'

By Stacy Malkan<p>Carey Gillam's new book is available now from Island Press: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of …

Glyphosate

Why in the world would anyone want a wooden nail?

<b>Beck Fasteners totally nails it with the Lignoloc.</b><p>Nails are wonderful things; the invention of the cheap wire nail made them into a cheap mass …

This Mysterious Marijuana Ingredient Is What Makes Your Weed Smell and Taste Great

The answer, without going down a scientific rabbit hole, is terpenes. A terpene is an organic compound found in all plants — fruits, vegetables and …

Cannabis

A new breakfast craze called 'millionaire's bacon' is sweeping San Francisco for $7 a slice — and it's (almost) worth every cent

Millennials have heard enough about avocado toast— the dish that sparked outrage earlier this year when a millionaire said young people can't afford to buy homes because they spend too much money on overpriced toast.<p>Now there's a new expensive breakfast indulgence that San Franciscans are obsessed …

Five signs you’re much smarter than average

Intelligence, or IQ, isn’t what you know, but rather the pace at which you acquire new information. Longitudinal studies have shown that IQ is fixed …

ONE MAN ARMY. A Ram Air Yamaha XS650 from Canada’s PanicRev Customs

It’s no secret that loads of custom builders farm out elements of their builds. Often it’s the paintwork, sometimes it’s the wiring or even …

Motorcycles

Talking custom motorcycles with award-winning designer Max Hazan

Max Hazan has become, at only 35 and with dizzying speed, one of the custom motorcycle industry’s most admired bespoke bike builders. But he only turned his head to design after a motorcycle injury sidelined him for several months.<p>The accidental artist<p>Hazan wasn’t aiming for the artistic life. The …

Power Tools