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8 Spring Break Beach Bars for Grown-Ups

Feet in sand, cold beer in hand—does life get any better? Not really, which is why the highlight of a tropical beach vacation is often the moment you stumble upon a simple beach bar where the lobster is perfectly done, the proprietor tells stories for hours, and the drinks are tasty but lethal. No …

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Eat Your Heart Out in Buenos Aires

The best way to start your day in Argentina. Anna Petrow shares her list of snacking superlatives in Buenos Aires. All photos by Anna Petrow.<p><i>By Anna Petrow for Fathom</i> | Argentina is known for their meat. So. Much. Meat. But also the best espresso you'll ever have, crispy-yet-gooey medialunas, pizza …

Sosh Brings Concierge, The Uber Of Restaurant Dining, To New York

Sosh has today launched Concierge, the Uber equivalent for dining, in New York city.<p>Concierge essentially reserves tasting menu inventory for the Sosh community, allowing users to reserve a table at a hot restaurant <i>and</i> pay for their prix fixe meal all through the app. This means the user simply …

Hospitality

Meet Jibo, your new robotic roommate

AUSTIN, Texas — Your future robotic roommate was not ready to make the trip to SXSW.<p>"Jibo is going through the commercialization process right now," said Cynthia Breazeal, the MIT professor and social robotics pioneer who is the driving force behind the 11-inch-tall robot, which could pass for a …

Where in the World Is the Best Place to Be in March?

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef. That's why our book, <i>The</i> …

No one could see the color blue until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

Colors

Radiolab rips the rainbow a new one.

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Fast-Evolving Human DNA Leads to Bigger-Brained Mice

Between 5 and 7 million years of evolution separate us humans from our closest relatives—chimpanzees. During that time, our bodies have diverged to an obvious degree, as have our mental skills. We have created spoken language, writing, mathematics, and advanced technology—including machines that …

Biology

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

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Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

Solo and Loving it in Hawaii

A bird's eye view of Diamond Head and Honolulu. Hawaii isn't only for romance. Road trips, hikes, sunset walks, surfing and delicious dining can be done as one. All photos by Shari Bayer.<p><i>By Shari Bayer for Fathom</i> | <i>Not having a travel buddy doesn't stop Shari Bayer from hitting the road. Our</i> …

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian</i><p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>Last week, <i>NPR</i> broadcast a story entitled <i>'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists</i>, which juxtaposed the revolution's slogan, "Death to America," with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even …

Bali's Must-Visit Shops, Restaurants And Hotels

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Hanging Gardens Ubud, a resort in the jungles of central Bali.</i><p>The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea. "Bali is my favorite place in the …

11 Japanese customs that are shocking to foreign travelers

Japan has a unique culture with a very strict code of etiquette.<p>There are specific ways to eat noodles, good practices for accepting gifts, and certain rules to follow to avoid insulting a host.<p>This complex web of social rules and traditions can be overwhelming for those traveling to Japan, so we …

Technologies join nuclear war, ecological catastrophe, super-volcanoes and asteroid impacts in Global Challenges Foundation’s risk report<p>Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology have been named alongside nuclear war, ecological catastrophe and super-volcano eruptions as “risks that threaten human …

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