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Oldest Globe of New World Carved on Ostrich Eggs?

The mysterious globe was discovered by a Belgian map collector.<p><b>A recently discovered globe from the early 1500s, carved onto ostrich eggs, may be the oldest globe of the New World ever identified, experts say.</b><p>Latin inscriptions dot its surface, and two small islands sit in the place of what we now …

Descending: filming the world's best dive sites

To mark the launch of Descending, a new television series on diving, we round up the best sites for seeing everything from great whites to seahorses.<p>Descending is a new diving documentary series that follows friends Scott Wilson, Ellis Emmett and cinematographer Andre Dupuis as they set out to dive …

Scuba Diving

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …

The Week in Review: The Final Frontier

Inside Flipboard / August 23, 2013<p>Being an astronaut is tough enough. But what about being a one-way astronaut? More than 165,000 adventurers have …

Hubble, bubble

MANY parents lose sleep over thoughts of their offspring staying out late, smoking, boozing and getting up to no good with members of the opposite …

Forex