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In France, a steampunk park of Jules Verne’s dreams

With its combined art installation and amusement park, Nantes has brought the bizarre world of science fiction writer Jules Verne to life, complete with 12m-tall mechanical elephant.<p>When you think of the French region of Brittany, many images may spring to mind: windswept beaches, medieval towns, …

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Now Scientists Know Why You're Addicted to Coffee

And it's not because you're tired.<p>You already hold your ancestors accountable for your height and hair color and nose. But new science suggests your genes could also explain why you require coffee to function.<p>In a massive study recently published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry,</i> researchers compared DNA …

Here's How A Six-Pack Of Craft Beer Ends Up Costing $12

I've said it before and I'll say it again: There's never been a better time to be a beer drinker in America. The skillful innovation of American craft brewers over the past decade has pushed beer in delicious new directions. It wouldn't be hard to argue that the craft beer renaissance is the most …

5 Amazing Beauty Benefits Of Witch Hazel | Health & Natural Living

If you don’t currently own a bottle of witch hazel, then you’ll probably rush out to buy a bottle once you finish reading this article. Or you could …

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The best view of the Perseid meteor shower is from space

This week is a doozy for night sky watchers, with arguably the best meteor shower of the year in the Perseids (peaking tonight) and a concurrent supermoon to boot. While there's plenty of opportunity to play the role of bug-eyed meteor paparazzo here on Earth, some of the best views of the …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

Three Ways To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Another day, another data breach. At least that’s what it feels like after the data firm Hold Security made public its discovery that a gang of Russian hackers has made off with a cache of 1.2 billion user name/password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. As reported by the New …

Facebook Messenger Is Getting Slammed By Tons Of Negative Reviews Right Now

In just a few days since the big split, Facebook Messenger has soared to the No. 1 spot in the iOS App Store — but it also has an overwhelming number of one-star ratings. Nearly 94% of those who rated the app gave it just one star. The Google Play store works a bit differently, as Mashable's …

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Survival belt buckles a GPS, blade and fire starter to your waist

Wearable technology may be one of the biggest trends going on right now, but wearable survival gear is a persistent trend that's popped up again and …

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Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

WW1 women at work: In pictures

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Coffee lovers, do you know the difference between direct trade and fair trade?

<b>This infographic, created by Chuck Patton of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, hopes to clear up any mysteries between the two styles of coffee trading.</b><p>It’s …

Tell the EPA to Deny Dow’s Pesticide (2,4-D) for GMO Crops

On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the impending approval of Enlist Duo™, a double herbicide combination of 2,4-D …

The Buzz About Colony Collapse Disorder

The average person sitting down to dinner probably doesn’t realize the important role bees played in preparing that meal. Here’s something that might …

Reduce Antibiotic Misuse in Livestock

MILFORD, CT (October 20, 2015) – Subway—the world’s largest fast food chain—today announced a detailed plan to eliminate antibiotics use in all of …

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Stanford University’s next-gen lithium batteries could triple smartphone battery life

I’m sure the odds are pretty high that improved battery life is one of the, if not the, top feature that you would like to see in your next smartphone. If so, here’s a piece of prospective good news, researchers at Stanford University have come up with a lithium battery design that should last two …

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Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

Arctic Aerial Photos

The latest project of renowned aerial photographer Robert Haas, Through the Eyes of the Vikings yields stunning images of the Arctic that show not a "blinding storm of white as one might think—but rather, a dramatic and surprising diversity of brilliant colors and unexpected subjects.

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

My son has been suspended five times. He's 3.

I received a call from my sons’ school in March telling me that my oldest needed to be picked up early. He had been given a one-day suspension because he had thrown a chair. He did not hit anyone, but he could have, the school officials told me.<p>JJ was 4 at the time.<p>I agreed his behavior was …

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