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IMDb Users Named These The Best Movies Of The Last 25 Years

For years, <i>Crash</i>, which even director Paul Haggis thinks shouldn’t have won Best Picture, was the most frequently rented movie on Netflix, because of a strange set of circumstances involving when it was released and also people having terrible taste. It may still be number one, but the only people …

THE SELECTS: Hanging From Burj Khalifa

Nendo’s Innovative New Suitcase Is As Versatile As It Is Beautiful

If you’re a seasoned traveler who is convinced that a hard-shelled carry-on is the only one worth considering, Nendo wants to change your mind, at least partially. The Japanese design house has teamed up with Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano to create a hybrid suitcase with a hard-shelled body and a …

Furniture

How to Pack Wine in Your Luggage

For oenophiles who love to travel, a bottle of wine can serve as the perfect vacation souvenir or gift. But as your luggage is handled by various people and jostled on planes and conveyor belts, the risk of having that expensive bottle of red break and spill all over your clothes increases. These …

Two Majestic Huskies Walk on Water Across the Surface of a Frozen Lake

Russian photographer and all-terrain vehicle driver Fox Grom was taking a stroll with his dogs when he came across a stunning sight–a frozen lake covered with rainwater, making it appear like his two huskies were walking on water. “I always take pictures of my dogs whilst walking them, but on this …

The Sexiest Hotel in Paris

A spate of new cocktail bars and fashion boutiques has revived Paris's SoPi (South of Pigalle) neighborhood in recent years, helping to shed the area of its seedy reputation as a red-light bazaar for sex shops, bordellos, and cabarets like the Moulin Rouge. But as urban renewal softens the area's …

Hubble Space Telescope's Most Breathtaking Images of the Universe

In early April, publisher Taschen will be releasing a new book that collects the most breathtaking images of deep space taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It's been 25 years since Hubble first launched into low-earth orbit and it remains operational today. It can take extremely high-resolution …

Luxe for Less: How to Visit 5 Big Cities On a Budget

<i>Alan Light / Flickr</i><p>The biggest cities in the United States can often be the most alluring for travelers. These sprawling metropolises offer art, culture, renowned sports teams, trendy restaurants and swanky nightlife venues. Still, even as these cities widen your horizons and expand your worldview, …

Travel

India Adopting First-Ever Crash Standards, Major Automakers Fail

Here’s an advancement that we all can agree will save thousands of lives each year: India’s first-ever crash standards for new vehicles.<p>The government of the world’s second-most-populous country has concluded that its 1.2-billion people deserve airbags and other critical safety features we here in …

Why We Travel Slowly

We travel rather slowly, almost at a tortoise's pace, as compared to others who squeeze in five European countries in a two-week vacation or four Central American countries in a ten-day cruise. We're not in the business of tour busing and picture taking. We're traveling and living as slowly as …

Jaguar joins the Bloodhound gang planning to break the land speed record

The Bloodhound SSC is a car unlike any other. Shaped like a wingless airplane and powered by a Typhoon jet engine <i>plus</i> a custom-designed rocket, it can push out the equivalent of 135,000hp and will eventually achieve speeds in excess of 1,000mph.<p>The first attempt at breaking the world land speed …

Nixie is a wearable drone that captures your activities on the fly

Remember the dronie? If not, it's a self-taken photograph (sigh, <i>selfie</i>) from a UAV like the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 that provides a bit more creativity than your arm reach allows. Imagine that you can attach that drone to your wrist and launch it instantly, and you have some idea about how the Nixie …

By 2025, Self-Driving Trucks Will Be Cruising Down Our Highways

In the future, drivers will no longer be truckers, but rather “transport managers.”<p>The truck drivers of the future may not drive much at all. A new self-driving truck from Daimler takes care of pretty much everything on the highway, so after pulling onto the road and pushing a button, a driver can …

This Physicist Says She Has Proof Black Holes Simply Don't Exist

Scientists have lots of bizarre theories about black holes. Black holes gobble up everything that gets too close, even light. They can cause time to slow. They contain entire universes.<p>But here's something about black holes you might not have heard: they simply don't exist.<p>At least that's the …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Apple is under investigation by the European Commission for its tax arrangement in Ireland.</b> There are allegations that Apple got a sweetheart tax deal in exchange for promising to bring jobs to Ireland. Apple denies any such arrangement and says it was only following established rules.<p><b>2.</b> …

India's Controversial PM Narendra Modi to Dine at White House

President Barack Obama is due to meet India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday. That marks a huge change from 2005, when Modi was denied a visa to the United States following riots in which more than 1,000 people were killed. Here are five things to know about the …

Summer Vacation at the Black Sea - Photographs and text by Petrut Calinescu | LensCulture

The Black Sea: mysterious, menacing and mythical. It lies at the heart of centuries of warfare, turmoil and historical drama. A mixture of totalitarian regimes and young democracies, a melting pot of ethnic minorities. The Black Sea region is a point of convergence for three very different …

Black Sea

The Strangest Alien Planets (Gallery)

Mega-Earth Kepler-10c Planet<p>Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)<p>An artist's illustration of the mega-Earth planet Kepler-10c, the"Godzilla of Earths" …

Incredible Fan-Made Iron Man Hulkbuster Test Footage

Elon Musk Is By Far The Richest Person In The Car Business

His net worth is listed by Forbes as $9.2 billion, a far cry from Number One, Microsoft c0-founder Bill Gates at $81.2 billion, or even a cluster of Wal-Mart heirs in the $30-million-plus category. At Number Ten, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ($34.7 billion) is almost four times richer than Musk.<p>But …

Can this one-wheeled wonder change the way you commute to work?

Despite its obvious advantages -- there's less rubber on the road, there are fewer moving parts and both your hands are free for carrying the shopping -- one-wheeled transport has had a patchy history.<p>From the impressive and futuristic "dynasphere" prototype of the 1930s to the circus unicycle, …

Invisibility cloaks built from 'off-the-shelf materials'

The creation of invisibility cloaks has always been considered very much on the cutting edge of physics and technology, treading the line between …

Apple faces 'billions of euros' costs in tax avoidance probe, report says

Apple faces costs of billions of euros, reports say, as investigators accuse the Irish government of granting illegal state aid to the iPhone manufacturer for more than 20 years.<p>The European Commission began looking into Apple's tax affairs in Ireland, where the US company sites its international …

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Gotham Is Gorgeous

Fox's new series shouldn't win any awards for storytelling or originality, but it does have the best-looking criminally besieged city in the the Dark Knight canon yet.<p>Batman’s home city has been reinvented nearly as many times as Batman has. In the ‘60s, Gotham had a pop-art, distinctly Californian …

Nature's Natural Born Killers: Assassin's Creed Kitties

This is a video of a bunch of kittens running around like assassins from Assassin's Creed. They even take out a couple French soldiers. You know, …

This NASA Project Is The Best Hope To Stop A Potential Drone Disaster

Google recently revealed it had spent the past two years secretly working on an unmanned aerial vehicle delivery program called "Project Wing." Facebook envisions its unmanned vehicles providing internet to people all over the world. Amazon's Prime Air program hopes to deliver your packages in 30 …

Water on Earth predates the solar system, and even the sun

Some of the water molecules in your drinking glass were created more than 4.5 billion years ago, according to new research.<p>That makes them older than the Earth, older than the solar system — even older than the sun itself.<p>In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers say the distinct …

Climate change could temporarily make Alaska the new Florida

Detroit isn't looking so bad, either<p>Without coordinated global action, climate change will inevitably render places across the world uninhabitable. The good news: maybe Alaska won't be so cold for a while.<p>In a new article for the <i>New York Times</i>, Jennifer A. Kingson quotes experts who give jarring, …