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10 Unique Pieces of Clothing You Can Only Get From Japan

Japan is a distinctive, innovative place, which is probably why it produces some of the most weirdest damn clothing in the world.<p>When you're looking for strange stuff, you go to Japan, right? Of course. But my dudes, it's not all tentacle porn and underwear vending machines over there. It's also …

Bacon, beer: The real issues in UK election | CNN Travel

London (CNN) — Time's running out for Britons to decide who they'll back, as polling booths prepare to open across the country in an election that could change the political landscape.<p>It's been a blink-and-you-miss-it campaign, especially by U.S. standards, where candidates can take years to …

Here's How We'll Terraform Mars With Microbes

Gary King, a microbiologist at LSU who studies the most extreme organisms on Earth, can't help but wonder whether our planet's toughest microbes could change the face of Mars<p>Back in April, NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence ofliquid water on Mars. Still, this is no life-friendly oasis: The water …

Planetary Habitability

Gardening 101: How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Last fall I started collecting eggshells after I read an article on Real Farmacy that touted their usefulness in the garden for everything from …

Gardening

Daniel Arnold Was Let Loose on the Met Gala

The street photographer Daniel Arnold brought his camera to the Met Gala. Here, the party of the year through his lens.

Genius idea turns Albert Einstein's handwriting into a font

Soon, you'll be able to write like a genius without actually being one.<p>Typographer Harald Geisler from Frankfurt, Germany wants to turn Albert …

Albert Einstein

Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever seen

A team of astronomers has spotted the most distant galaxy from Earth to date, more than 13 billion light years away.<p>Researchers from Yale University …

Mayor Bill de Blasio's Crusade

One afternoon in early April, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio strode onto the back porch of Gracie Mansion, the Upper East Side mayoral residence, to …

Denmark moves step closer to being a cashless country

Danish government proposes getting rid of the obligation for certain retailers to accept payment in cash<p>The Danish government has proposed getting rid of the obligation for selected retailers to accept payment in cash, moving the country closer to a "cashless" economy.<p>Nearly a third of the Danish …

Lusitania: The epic battle over its biggest mystery

<b>By Richard B. Stolley</b><p>Photograph by Library of Congress<p>May 5, 2015, 12:01 AM EDT<p>Retired venture capitalist Gregg Bemis owns the salvage rights to the …

The Anti-Drone Business Is About to Take Off

Companies Like DroneShield are here to fulfill all of your anti-UAV needs<p>Drones are quickly moving from exotic military technology to mass market gadget thanks to companies such as DJI and 3D Robotics, which sell small but sophisticated unmanned aircraft that nearly any amateur can pilot. But the …

Drones

“We Ain’t Choosing No Sides; We Just Choosing Our Side”

The gangs of Baltimore believe they can do a better job policing their community than the police.<p><b>By Amy K. Nelson</b><p><b>It’s a few</b> minutes before midnight …

Justice

Most Americans have no idea what Cinco de Mayo means

Drinko de Mayo, Cinco de Drinko, Cuatro de Cinco—not especially majestic nicknames for a holiday meant to memorialize a Mexican military victory over invading French forces. But despite a modern-day reputation for debauchery, Cinco de Mayo was originally a celebration of military valor and …

Mexico

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

What ‘Chu Know About Gochujang? It's the Hottest Hot Sauce on the Market

Move over, Sriracha: There's a new condiment in town.<p>There's one dish on the menu at NYC's newly reopened <b>Dirt Candy</b> that recently caught the attention of several <i>Bon Appétit</i> staffers: the <b>Korean fried broccoli</b>. The deep-fried broccoli bites are coated in an addictive spicy sauce that gets its deep, …

Korean Food

Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

Leave the race to the ponies, you'll be busy serving this winning menu.<p><b>See All Kentucky Derby Recipes</b><p><b>Mint Julep</b><p>The signature cocktail of the American South. No Kentucky Derby party is complete without it. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Mini Chicken and Waffles</b><p>These heavenly minis will undoubtedly be a hit, so …

3D-Printed Nests Bring Birds Back Into Cities

A team of architects and designers have come together to explore how 3D printing technology can help our flying friends. Printednest aims to bring birds back into cities with its 3D-printed bird feeders. As 3D Print states, “Designed to adhere to the smooth, exterior surfaces of urban structures …

This might be the best smartphone camera on the planet

If the No. 1 thing you care about in a smartphone is the camera, you'll probably want to buy an LG G4.<p>The new smartphone, which LG showed off for the first time on Tuesday, has the makings of a revolutionary camera.<p>Warning: It's nerd stat time. The G4's 16-megapixel camera can snap photos in 0.276 …

How Nepal's earthquake was mapped in 48 hours

The aftermath of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal at 11.56 am on 25 April was chaotic. The quake struck at a depth of 9.3 miles, and …

Easy dinner recipes: 25 ways to use rotisserie chicken

Looking for an easy dinner idea? It doesn't get much simpler than the rotisserie chicken you can find at the market. They're perfect served on their own but also work well in many familiar dishes. Best of all? You can get dinner on the table in about an hour or less, and without a lot of stress.<p>I …

10 Portrait Photographers You Should Follow Right Now on 500px

It's time to discover some incredible portraiture. Whether you're going to use it to inspire other forms of art, or you just want to see 10 examples of portrait photography at its absolute best, these talented 500px photographers know what it means to capture deep emotion, mystery, personality, and …

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

<i>Editor's note: A version of this story ran in April 2014.</i><p>Yes, it is true that gardening requires patience.<p>But face it, we live in an impatient world. And gardeners everywhere were depressed by the brutal and endless winter.<p>So we are understandably eager to get sowing. And to see results by ... …

Mind-boggling images from 25 years of the Hubble Telescope

NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, 25 years ago this week, on April 24, 1990. The $2.5 billion project has transformed the way the public and …

Sandra Bullock is People's most beautiful woman; 'ridiculous,' she says

Sandra Bullock, mother of Louis and winner of Oscar, is People magazine's most beautiful woman for 2015.<p>"The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren't trying," the actress told the mag, swearing she'd laughed when she found out she was this year's cover girl, declaring the decision …

Now coming to food trucks: high-end Spam

In times of economic trouble, Spam flies off the shelves. But now, as the economy improves, Hormel Foods’ canned pre-cooked pork is looking for a new, higher-brow market.<p>The product has played a bit part in “haute” cuisine since at least 2009, when Vinny Dotolo of the LA eatery Animal paired it …

Environmental Health

Earth Day: Coding Games to Create Change

Tynker

Mother Nature in All Her Glory: Top 10 Nature Parks Around the World

One of the best things about travel is being exposed to many different types of natural landscapes, from mountain ranges and jungles to beaches and waterfalls. Visiting national parks and nature preserves allows you to really get up close and personal with these stunning stretches of natural …

Reptiles were previously considered unable to play, but a Russian space experiment has overturned that view thanks to a loosely fastened collar<p>They can walk on walls with ease and shed their tails when they find themselves in a tight spot, but the one thing geckos were thought to lack was a …

Zoology

Gisele Bundchen On Her Runway Retirement: My Body 'Asked To Stop'

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has announced her retirement from the runway, according to an interview with a Brazilian newspaper on Saturday. Despite reports in March that supposedly confirmed Bundchen's retirement, the 34-year-old has officially said that she will be turning her attention to other …