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Virgin Galactic VIDEO Shows Amazing Views Space Tourists Will See From Rocket Plane

From Stephen Hawking to Justin Bieber, scores of celebrities are raring to go to space by 2014. But for those of us who don't have $250,000 to shell out for a flight aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, here's the next best thing: A new video that shows an awesome tail-cam view of the space …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

BBQ

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Hospitality

The Most Stylish Movie Characters of All Time

<b>When you think about the work</b> that goes into costume design on literally every movie ever made — studios have been employing small armies of people to find or make clothes to dress each character since basically the dawn of the motion picture — it's really no surprise that cinematic fashion has had …

Stylish

Pigeons and Planes

20 of the most expensive iPhone and iPad apps in the world (AAPL)

Steven Depolo/flickr<p>If you think $10 is too much money for an app, you won't even consider downloading anything on this list.<p>While Apple's App Store is full of great apps that are inexpensive or free, there are also a handful that cost hundreds of dollars.<p>For some apps, like electronic textbooks …

Apps

Goalkeeper keeps a clean sheet in a match despite being shot in the head

A 51-year-old goalkeeper in Bosnia has stunned medics after keeping a clean sheet during a football tournament – despite having a bullet lodged in …

More data storage: how to fit 1000 terabytes on a DVD

We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90 per cent of the world's data was generated in the past two years. The obvious …

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Bolt stressed by Ferguson retirement

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt describes Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to retire as Manchester United manager as a "stressful day".<p>Bolt adds that with a new manager in charge at Old Trafford, it may now be harder for him to "make the team".<p>The six-time Olympic champion will compete in Europe for the …

Alex Ferguson

Petr Cech Save of the Season + Interview after the game

Goal of the season

<b>The road to Wembley reaches its climax on Saturday evening and there have been plenty of spectacular strikes along the way.</b><p>But what is the best goal …

10 Places You Should Go While They're Still Cheap

And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity.<p>Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the …

Sri Lanka

Jesus is ‘The Original Hipster’ says Brooklyn Catholic Diocese

In addition to making artisanal pickles, rocking out to vinyl records and riding their precious fixie bikes, hipsters could make going to Catholic …

Michael Bublé sings with a cappella group in NYC subway

“I feel like a real New Yorker now,” said the singer<p>Three-time Grammy Award winning Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Bublé made an appearance at New York City's W. 67th Street subway stop today for an "impromptu" a capella performance of "Who's Lovin' You," off his new album "To Be Loved." …

26 Home Theaters You Wish You Owned

Suddenly your couch seems really inadequate.

Hilarious: Coachella Festival Goers Pretend to Know Bands That Don’t Exist

I’m not sure whether to laugh or cringe at this. During last night’s episode of <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i>, the chat show host sent his Lie Witness News crew …

The 10 best sandwich recipes

Bill Oglethorpe's Borough Market three-cheese toastie<p>The aim with this exceptional toasted cheese sandwich is to let the ingredients speak for …

Men ordered to leave Saudi Arabia for being ‘too handsome’

Being handsome is normally seen as a positive but for a number of men attending a cultural festival, it was the reason given to them for being thrown …

How to become internet famous for $68

Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of.<p>His eyes fume from his Twitter profile: he is Hollywood-handsome with high cheekbones and dirty blond, collar-length hair. Next to his name is one of social media’s most prized possessions, Twitter’s blue “verified account” …

Social Media

Screamer from 45 yards - Shin Kanazawa

Hands-on with the Pebble watch: A handy device with a lot of potential | Ars Technica

Watch faces are cool, and more apps are on the way.<p>After several months of patient waiting, I finally received my Pebble in the mail a few weeks ago. …