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Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

The 50 Most Incredible Instagrams of Burning Man 2014

After the playa, the deluge of pictures.<p>While Burning Man is over for another year, the denizens of Black Rock City have only just got done uploading …

Photos from the Hacking Scandal to be Exhibited by LA Artist

Artist XVALA will add the compromised images of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton to his "Fear Google" show.<p>Despite the criminal nature of the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal, one artist is taking advantage of the leaked images for his latest show. LA-based artist XVALA will print a variety of …

Nude celebs on iCloud: Was Apple Inc. at fault?

Much to Apple’s dismay, the nude-celebs-on-the-iCloud story has legs like a supermodel.<p>Tech reporters are filing dispatches from the “crazy, …

Software will eat the $1.2 trillion apparel industry

Expanding on Mark Andreessen’s observation that “software is eating the world,” Asymco’s Horace Dediu took a close look Thursday at the industry he …

Hurricane Marie brings epic waves to southern California – in pictures

Southern California surfers were preparing for a third day of huge waves spawned from hurricane Marie on Thursday. Spectators have lined the shores of the Wedge in Newport Beach and other popular beaches, where 20-foot waves were crashing and some of the world’s best surfers were riding

Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …

Top 5 Places in Croatia (Beyond Dubrovnik)

With breathtaking nature, charming architecture, and a long Adriatic coastline, there's plenty to see in this spectacular country.<p>Not to knock Dubrovnik, with its marble streets, 16th-century city walls, sparkling red roof tiles, and primo location—it more than earns its moniker of “Pearl of the …

Harvard Projects Home Remodel Spending to Slow in 2015

Who's good with numbers and can predict the future? Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, that's who.<p>The U.S. Census Bureau shows that the home improvement market is on a upward and downward slope: 5.6% last year, 9.9% this year, and 7% next year.<p>Apparently, this is resulting from …

Getting 8 Hours of Sleep Might Actually Be Bad for You

Photo: Getty Images<p>We're all too aware of how important it is to get a good night's rest, so we're always interested in finding ways to help us achieve this better: keeping electronics in another room, shutting off the computer an hour before bed, exercising at a certain time of day, etc. But now, …

Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

Commune With Nature In These 6 Productivity-Boosting Offices

Being in the midst of nature, even separated by a window, can help your productivity and morale. These offices bridge the outside/inside divide.<p>We spend a third of our day, at least, in offices that aren’t always conducive to productivity and mental health–some are even actively hurting us. At a …

Are You Having Too Much Sex?

Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.<p>Maybe you’ve skipped dinner and gone straight for dessert before, but if you’re skipping meals (and other vital …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

You Don't Know What #ForeverAlone Looks Like Until You've Seen This

It's Saturday night and you're sitting on the couch in your favorite grey sweatpants, the ones with at least three condiment stains from three different meals. You're about to dive into yet another episode of "30 Rock" when you start questioning your entire existence.<p>Congratulations, you're …

A tree map of Cambridge

For the past seven years, the City of Cambridge Department of Public Works has been sending interns out on a task that sounds tedious for an ordinary …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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Reader Recs: Favorite National Parks in the U.S.

The beauty of America’s 59 national parks is hard to put into words.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the breathtaking enormity of the Grand Tetons, it’s something you should experience firsthand—and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s <b>National Park Week</b>.<p>To pay homage to the …

Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

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MIT students raise cash to give $100 in Bitcoins to every undergrad

Starting this fall, every MIT undergrad will have at least $100 worth of Bitcoins to their name, thanks to a couple of students who've raised half a million to do so. But, they're not just doing it so their schoolmates can eat something other than ramen -- this is actually an official project by …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …

"City of Dreams" Hotel Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

<b>Zaha Hadid Architects</b> has designed a 40-story luxury hotel for Macau’s premier leisure and entertainment destination known as “City of Dreams.” …