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The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

The 100 best comedy movies of all time, according to critics

From Charlie Chaplin's silent-film antics to quote-worthy parodies like "Airplane!," to the animated movies of the new millennium, comedy classics have taken many forms over the decades.<p>To find out which movies in the genre have gained the most critical acclaim over time, we turned to the reviews …

Comedy Movies

Where to Find Japan's Hidden Corners During Its Tourism Boom

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Japan

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

Rotten Tomatoes

The Best Christmas Movies to Stream This Holiday Season

There are plenty of activities you can do to get in the holiday spirit, from caroling to cookie-baking to decorating a Christmas tree. But near the top of the list has to be cozying up with a holiday movie (hot cocoa and a cozy blanket required too, obviously). Thanks to all the streaming services …

France, beyond Paris: Notes from a non-cheesy week in Frejus, Saint Raphael and Monaco - Firstpost

What's the first thing you do when you land in Paris? Figure out how to get to the Eiffel Tower, of course. (My Instagram account was aching for …

Best Burgers in the U.S.

The burger, America’s quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. There are round-the-clock burgers at …

Burgers

The Best Steakhouses in the United States

Regulars don’t need a menu at Peter Luger, the Michelin-starred chophouse in Brooklyn, where not much has changed since 1887—except the newly hip …

Country Lifestyle

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

15 Underrated But Totally Romantic Beach Destinations

Bali, Fiji, the Maldives... When it comes to romantic beach trips, the options can seem surprisingly overdone, overcrowded or overpriced ― especially if you’re craving someplace that’s not in the typical playbook for a honeymoon <b></b>or couple’s vacation.<p>Below are 15 coastal destinations you may not have …

Cabo San Lucas

'We Don't Planet' Episode 5: The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

If you sampled the hundreds of billions of stars in any galaxy and plotted their luminosity (their brightness measured from a fixed distance — so, in …

Universe

In Defense of the Reality of Time

Physicists and philosophers seem to like nothing more than telling us that everything we thought about the world is wrong. They take a peculiar …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

The Cheap Energy Revolution Is Here, and Coal Won’t Cut It

Wind and solar are about to become unstoppable, natural gas and oil production are approaching their peak, and electric cars and batteries for the …

Fossil Fuels

Ancestors of Flores 'hobbits' may have been pioneers of first 'human' migration out of Africa

I was in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008 and lucky enough to examine the bones of one of the most controversial hominin species that has ever been …

9 magical Europe travel destinations you’ve probably never heard of

While most tourists flock to Europe’s main attractions of Paris, London, and Rome, there are many other beautiful hidden gems around the continent …

DNA and Extinction of the Neanderthals

Neanderthals (<i>or Neandertals</i>) according to DNA are our closest extinct human relatives. There is some debate as to whether they were a distinct …

A Visual Tour Of Hawaii — The ‘Anti-Travel Ban’ State

With the news that a federal judge in Hawaii is putting the kibosh on President Trump’s second and not at all xenophobic attempt on a travel ban, people are taking to twitter to call for a boycott on travel to The Aloha State and to insist that they definitely didn’t want to go to Hawaii anyway.<p>And …

Top 21 Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Can science prove the existence of God?

And, whether you believe or not, can you approach the question without a preconceived answer coloring your analysis?<p><i>“It’s so easy to become a</i> …

The 18 best city-related longform stories of 2016

Recommended reading on cities, homes, architecture, real estate, and urbanism<p>The last week of December is a time for catching up on all the internet you missed this year. When it comes to cities, architecture, and design, we've got you covered. We've already rounded up our own favorite features of …

Mississippi River

Year In Review: Our 10 Favorite Healing Meals

While we love a good meal, we're all about taking it to the next level and making dishes that taste great AND provide a big boost of nutrition. …

Where Is the Rest of the Universe?

Most of the universe is made up of "stuff" that is invisible, possibly intangible and interacts with other things only via the force of gravity. Oh, …

Tim Cook On Apple’s Values, Mistakes, And Seeing Around Corners

“If you’re on the outside, why do you want to join Apple? You want to join Apple because you want to change the world.”<p>In this exclusive interview, Apple’s CEO reveals the company’s boundless ambition.<p><b>Fast Company: Let’s start with this: Please define artificial intelligence for me.</b><p><b>Apple CEO Tim</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Underrated Washington Towns You Need to Visit Before Summer Ends

Whether you're looking to take a summer road trip, or perhaps relocate to a place where you can actually afford the rent, the last place you want to …

Kurt Cobain

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Take the Ultimate Spanish Road Trip from Barcelona

PHOTO BY Albert Torelló/Flickr<p>Els Encantats<p>Medieval villages, back roads, and the Wild Pyrenees<p>Leave behind the beaches of Barcelona and drive …

Barcelona

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Asia Travel

Famous Chefs Share Their Best Secrets For The Ambitious Home Cook

People always assume that a chef’s family eats like gods. It’s not true. I often find myself in a cooking rut. I work with food all day, so when I get home I’m out of ideas. My family has eaten so much penne with basil, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella that they can no longer come up with clever …

Italian Food

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There is something special happening in a generic office park in an uninspiring suburb near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inside, amid the low gray …

Virtual Reality