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How to Find a Diamond in Arkansas

A teenage visitor to Crater of Diamonds State Park takes home a 3.85-carat gem.<p><b>As teenager Tana Clymer discovered this month, watching where you step can really pay off—especially on a certain patch of volcanic soil in southwest Arkansas. Visitors to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro</b> …

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

• This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that within the space of four years, one Norwegian man’s $27 investment turned into a forgotten $886,000 windfall.

Best honeymoon destinations for 2014

This is the time to shoot for the moon: travel further, stay longer, eat more and bring home a lifetime’s worth of romantic memories.<p>Hot air balloons take off in the early morning light over Göreme town in Cappadocia. Image by Christopher Pillitz / The Image Bank / Getty Images.<p>Cappadocia, …

The 9 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

You spot a flash of orange out of the corner of your eye. There it is again! Either you really wanta Fanta, you're being followed by a rogue basketball team or...it's fall! You're finally allowed to buy the tiny, adorable day-glo-orange pumpkins from the grocery store and arrange them on your …

Review: The Canon EOS 70D Sets Its Phase Detection to Stun

In the Iron Man movies, billionaire Tony Stark developed exoskeleton suits to gain superhero prowess, and refined every generation of his armor with …

Pinterest Strikes a Deal with Getty Images, Will Pay for Metadata

When it comes to images, Pinterest is a bit of a copyright nightmare. It’s not unusual for people to pin photos without any information or …

From Berg, A DIY Kit That Connects Your Gadget To The Internet Of Things

The Berg Cloud Devkit makes it easy for anyone to create their own cloud-connected device.<p>Over the last two years, product and design consultancy Berg London has been bringing smiles to our lips with button-cute devices like the Little Printer and its Twitter-connected cuckoo clock, #Flock. Now, …

French voted the sexiest language in the world

It's perhaps the musicality and softness of the language, or zee charming way zey can't pronounce 'th.' Whatever the reason, French was named the …

Nicolas Sarkozy

5 Scents for Improving Productivity

Some may call it dubious, but I truly believe in the power of aromatherapy. Whether it's for creating a mood with a candle over dinner, or producing …

Essential Oils

Can We Use Smells To Design Better Cities?

The scents of rosemary, lemon, lavender, and orange can help improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients. The smell of citrus can motivate people to clean their homes. And sniffing spiced apples can lower blood pressure. If these micro-examples of the benefits of smell sound like an ad campaign for …

Exploring the Alps

Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri‘s “Alps – Geographies and People” is currently on display at the Yancey Richardson gallery in New York City …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month continues with a bra designed to tweet out exam reminders every time the user unclasps it: http://f-st.co/L9iG9SI

The Very First Time Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Publicly Uttered The Word 'Privacy'

On Friday information scholar Michael Zimmer released something called “The Zuckerberg Files.” It’s a scholarly archive hosted by the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee that attempts to collect every public utterance ever made by Facebook’s CEO.<p>Zimmer doesn’t want to make it <i>too</i> easy to stalk the …

EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]

<b>EOS 7D Mark II in March?</b> <br>A spec list has shown up for an EOS 7D Mark II with a possible announcement in March of 2014.<p>According to the rumor, the …

EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3 Available

<b>EOS 5D Mark III Firmware Version 1.2.3</b> <br>Firmware Version 1.2.3 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.<p>Fixes a phenomenon in which the flash …

Pictures: The Sun’s Recent Flares

Changing Planet<p>This image of the sun’s surface on October 25, 2013, was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, and shows a powerful X2.1 class solar flare, appearing as the bright flash on the left.<br>Image Credit: NASA/SDO/GSFC<p><b>The sun appears to be throwing a bit of a tantrum. With three</b> …

20 Amazing Architecture Landmarks Around The World

Have you ever noticed that five of the seven wonders of the ancient world are buildings? Why is that? Well, if I had to guess I’d say it’s because …

Skyscrapers

Articles about 6 modern homes connecticut on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>That’s right—we’ve found stylish, high-quality prefabs that start at …

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Small-tablet spec comparison: iPad mini with retina display vs. Google Nexus 7 vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

Last week I recommended Apple’s iPad mini with retina display over the iPad Air, but how does it stack up against tablets its own size? To figure …

Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners - in pictures

Nikon has announced the winners of its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Winning images were selected for displaying both artistic quality and scientific technique. Eric Flem at Nikon said: "After 39 years we are proud to watch the competition continue to grow, allowing us to honor …

The World's Happiest (And Saddest) Countries, 2013

<i>Are you better off than you were five years ago? Is the world? The Legatum Institute seeks answers with its 2013 Prosperity Index.</i><p>Everywhere you look in this world there are signs of instability, destruction, hopelessness. Syria is in civil war. Libya is in chaos. Egypt remains unsettled after its …

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

Internet of light: scientists achieve 10-gigabit data speeds using LEDs

A group of UK-based researchers just had a breakthrough in their attempt to develop "visual light communication," a way to transfer data wirelessly over the internet using light bulbs.<p>Scientists have announced data transfer speeds of more than 10 gigabits — about 10 times faster than a Google Fiber …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

LG announces 'self-healing' G Flex, calls it first 'real' curved smartphone

After a series of leaks, LG has announced official details of its curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex. The phone, which uses flexible OLED screen technology to allow for a dramatic curve on the horizontal axis, is between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points, weighs 177g, and has a 6-inch 720p …

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Businesses warn on bank ring-fence plans

Some of Britain’s leading businesses have warned the Treasury that plans to split retail and investment banking could harm their operations<p>Up to 30 of Britain’s leading businesses have warned the Treasury that plans to split retail and investment banking could harm their operations.<p>The …

Who Got Rich This Week: A Young Tech Company Surges To New Highs

<i>Each week at Forbes we scan our database of corporate insiders to see who got richer from the action in the stock market.</i><p>Another day, another record high for the S&P 500. During the past week, the market added another 1.1%, rising from 1,733.15 to 1746.37 as of Thursday’s close. It’s now up 25% in …

Coding: still a man's game?

If we leave all the programming to the boys, they will end up building the digital world around us as we passively observe. There's something wrong with that, argues Sophie Curtis<p>Computer programming is one of those occupations that has always suffered from an image problem. As soon as anyone …