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A Journey to the Arctic Ice and Into the Human Spirit

We rode for five days over an expanse of sea ice. The horizon was scattered with the memory of winter, and pieces of purple and amber mountains peeked through the eternal white snow. The light descends slowly this time of year and it draws out that delicious final hour of sunset glow upon the …

Arctic Ice

Google Glass Porn Is Here, Whether You Like It Or Not

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Undeterred by Google's ban on porn apps for its Glass device, MiKandi has produced a film in which a couple -- played …

Google Glass

Special Features - What Do The Pub Names in The World's End Mean?

<b>Luke Owen looks at the pubs in The World’s End and what their names might mean….</b><p><b>WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE WORLD’S END</b><p>If there is one thing …

Suzanne Goin's Grilled Pork Burgers

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: When rethinking the perfect burger, it's what's inside that counts.</i><p>There are perfect burgers made of beef, salt, and pepper. This is not one of those burgers. …

architectural hermit crab homes by aki inomata hermit crabs make their home in the new york skyline or a paris apartment in the intricately crafted plastic habitats, which the artist simply left among natural seashells as options for the creatures. http://www.designboom.com/art/architecturally-influenced-hermit-crab-habitats-by-aki-inomata/

OnBeat Solar Headphones Simultaneously Charge Your Gadgets

Charge your iphone or tablet while on-the-go with the help from <b>OnBeat Solar Headphones</b>. It’s an eco friendly headphones where you can use to charge …

Gear & Gadgets

Paul McCartney describes the ‘power’ of playing with Nirvana’s surviving members in Seattle

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear joined the Beatles legend onstage this weekend (July 19)<p>Paul McCartney has talked about the “power” of …

Rock Music

The Most-Watched TEDTalks: Steve Jobs, Ken Robinson And More (VIDEOS)

"Ideas worth spreading."<p>That's how nonprofit TED (an acronym for technology, entertainment, and design) describes its mission. The organization is celebrated for its semiannual conferences that bring together some of the world's best movers, shakers and thinkers. The TED challenge? Give the talk of …

Sound: The Music of the Universe

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>What is the Music of the Spheres? Is music a key to understanding our universe? This talk (Honor Harger's "A history of the universe in sound") underlines an emerging and exciting …

Middle School

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Seriously Stylish Wooden Framed Bicycles

With the increased popularity of bicycles for city residents as a means of transportation, many companies have popped up that create bikes out of different materials and with a wide range of customizable features. This is definitely the most stylish wooden framed one we've ever come across. …

Furniture

Comic-Con 2013: this year's best costumes - in pictures

Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of others -- know that the all-important …

The Hard Luck and Beautiful Life of Liam Neeson

Actor, ass-kicker, widower, philosophizer, big man, funny man, capable drinker of pinot noir: may we introduce to you, the man you've known for all these years<p><i>Originally published in the March issue</i><p><b>Liam Neeson and I</b> last spoke a week before I wrote this sentence. At that time, I asked him what he …

The Epic Life of Carlos Santana

His meditation spot is in front of the fireplace. On Carlos Santana‘s property in San Rafael, California, about twenty minutes north of San …