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Arthur & George: opening the casebook of Arthur Conan Doyle

The creator of Sherlock Holmes turns detective himself in a new TV adaptation starring Martin Clunes. Tim Martin reports<p>On the set of Arthur & George, it’s a freezing cold morning, and the gleaming steam locomotive pants and whistles on the platform at Sheffield Park station, East Sussex, while a …

TV

Coffee Power: London Entrepreneur Uses the City's Coffee Waste for Fuel

Bio-bean, a London-based enterprise, takes coffee grinds and turns them into fuel.<p>Arthur Kay trained in architecture at University College London. While developing a blueprint for a coffee roaster he saw the potential in turning the business’ waste into energy.<p>Given London produces 200,000 tons of …

Coffee

Nerf's higher-powered foam guns are meant for older fans

Nerf guns can be fun if you're a grown-up -- just ask the legions of people who modded the Maverick revolver. They're not really <i>intended</i> for an older audience, however, which is why Hasbro just unveiled a range of Nerf blasters meant for high schoolers (and adults) who take their plastic weapons …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

There's Millions of Dollars Worth of Gold and Silver in Sewage

There's gold in them thar sewers—and silver and platinum and copper, too. A study by Arizona State University (ASU) researchers estimates there is …

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

Mountain Biking Takes It Inside

Seventy-five feet under the Louisville Zoo, in a labyrinth of Kentucky limestone mined into Swiss cheese, a few million pounds of soil have been sculpted into the trails, berms, and jumps at Mega Cavern, the world’s first underground bike park. When it opens to the public in February, the park will …

Swimming Pools

Anthony Bourdain Extolls the Virtues of In-N-Out Burger

Former chef, current television personality, author, and provocateur Anthony Bourdain is a man who<p>Former chef, current television personality, author, and provocateur Anthony Bourdain is a man who has eaten everywhere and just about every single thing you can think of. His favorite restaurant when …

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

The Brain

We're About To Hit 'Peak MacBook'

In the intervening years, I've gone back-and-forth between using this 13-inch MacBook Pro and an 11-inch MacBook Air (my work machine). There are obvious and real benefits to each. In my mind, it's been clear for a while: the absolute perfect machine would be a 12-inch MacBook with a Retina …

MacBook Air

End of an Era: 'Mad Men' Sets Final Season Premiere Date

The last seven episodes in the saga of Don Draper and Peggy Olson will kick off in April<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> isn't the only much-anticipated drama …

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …

Hear Paul McCartney and Kanye West's Emotional Ballad 'Only One'

The surprise new track is the first in what rapper's rep calls "a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists"<p>D'Angelo …

It Took This Guy Over 7 Hours To Solve the World's Hardest Rubik's Cube

Seven hours sounds just about right for the average puzzle enthusiast to solve a standard 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. But Youtuber RedKB isn't your average …

The World's 19 Weirdest Hangover Remedies

Hope you had fun last night. Now it's time to kick that hangover, whatever it takes. Okay, well, maybe not the Sicilian method.<p>Whether you find the …

Starbucks is finally going to show US coffee drinkers what a “flat white” is. Prepare for controversy

Starbucks is introducing the “flat white” to its coffee menus across the US on Jan. 6, reports Eater. It’s a little surprising it took this long; the drink has been available for years in the UK and Australia, which both consume far less coffee per capita than the US. (It’s also a popular drink …

Coffee

DVDs of 'The Interview' will be airdropped on North Korea

Sony's once-forbidden <i>The Interview</i> is now seemingly ubiquitous, but there's one place where you can't get it: North Korea, the country that inspired the movie (and allegedly, the hacking campaign) in the first place. If defector and activist Park Sang-hak has his way, though, North Koreans will see …

Russia wants to collect the DNA of every creature

Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It's planning to build "Noah's Ark," a repository for the genes of every creature, living or extinct -- as long as the genes are readable, they'll …

The Jaguar That The Villain Will Drive In The New Bond Movie Is Terrifyingly Awesome

Jaguar is taking their "Good to be Bad" marketing campaign to the next level. The English automaker's sinister C-X75 supercar concept will be the vehicle of choice for the villain in the upcoming James Bond flick "Spectre," Autocar reports.<p>The Jag C-X75 will face off against Bond's brand new Aston …

Jaguar Land Rover

11 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Shake Shack

The quickly expanding company filed for a $100 million initial public offering on Monday.<p>Shake Shack is known for long lines at its 34 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Massachusetts. The brand has also been expanding domestically (with new locations in …

Shake Shack

The best iPad apps of 2014

From Pixelmator and Auxy to Microsoft Word and Gruff Rhys, the best apps for Apple’s tablet in the last 12 months<p>• The best iPhone apps of 2014 • The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014<p>1. Pixelmator<p>If you want more from a photo-editing app than simple filters and cropping, Pixelmator is just the …

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It’s a model for the future of urban smart growth.<p>Helsinki already ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities …

This beer tells you how much to drink to boost your creativity

When you've been stuck on a problem or that creative spark just won't come, the chances are you've turned to a cup of coffee to get things moving. A quick java infusion can certainly help, but studies also suggest that alcohol can also have a positive impact on your creative cognition.<p>University of …

The Pandora of Coffee Will Predict What You Should Drink Next

Your morning cup of coffee may be the most important ritual of your day. And startup Craft Coffee wants to use that influential cup to help inform …

Coffee

Got an iPad and this app? You’ve got a second Mac screen

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: via Duet Display<p>Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second …

This Genius Idea Will Make Wine Lovers Want to Cut a Hole in Their Floor

When it's wine o'clock, easy access to your favorite bottles is key.<p>Installing a window or door in the floor might seem ridiculous, but if that window or door leads to wine? Brilliant. So if your collections of reds and whites mean infinitely more to you than your shoes and handbags, maybe you …

Bionic Eyes Can Already Restore Vision, Soon They'll Make It Superhuman

We now live in an age where radical technology can help the blind to see, an impressive enough accomplishment in its own right that gets even more …

Singularity

Read 2014's Best Business Books In Two Hours

I want everyone to make reading a consistent habit. It’s a powerful way to develop focus in your life. People are busier than ever these days; at least that’s what they want us to believe. When people are busy, good habits tend to fall by the wayside, and activities like reading become a wish list …