Jack Wright

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This guy travelled to every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the countries he thinks you should visit

Gunnar Garfors visited all 198 countries in the world by the time he turned 37.<p>So when people ask him which country was his favorite, he has a hard …

Sierra Leone

Interview: Matthew Brandt

While his images—made from bubblegum, honeybees and toothpaste—quickly grabbed the attention of collectors and curators worldwide, LA-based artist Matthew Brandt continued to explore the potential of other curious media in order to challenge the boundaries of what can be understood and accepted as …

Honey Bees

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Brandon Stanton's New York stories

When Brandon Stanton began photographing the Humans of New York, he didn't imagine ending up with an instant bestseller<p>See a gallery of Brandon Stanton's photographs here<p>"If any of you drove by the Brooklyn Navy Yards at 6pm last night, you may have seen a grown man sobbing in an empty parking …

40 of the Most Powerful Photographs Captured in the Last Century

It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. More than words, though, photographs can stir up countless feelings. Photojournalists are …

Photography

Chris McCandless: Back to the Wild

Christopher McCandless at the Sea of Cortez<p>On August 18, 1992, Christopher McCandless died alone in a bus in the Alaskan backcountry. Before his stay in the bus that others now visit as a pilgrimage, he journeyed all over North America. This gallery features some of the photos and notes from his …

South Dakota

Photographer Documents His Beloved Wife’s Heartbreaking Battle with Cancer

I guess this is one of those posts where I’m supposed to tout the power of photography, to congratulate myself and all of you for taking part in an …

The science and magic of wine-making

Watching a cloudy, sweet liquid turn into a clear, alcoholic one – accompanied by the hiccupping of an airlock – is a treat<p>… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity …

Butter and cheese better than trans-fat margarines, says heart specialist http://gu.com/p/3jnxn/fb Butter, cheese and even red meat are not as bad for the heart as has been maintained, a cardiologist has said in a leading medical journal, adding that it is time to "bust the myth" of saturated fat. Photograph: Steve Teague/Alamy

Polenta Bake with Tomato, Feta and Mushrooms Recipe

<b>Serves 6</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup instant polenta<br>• 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into chunks<br>• 3 1/4 cups hot vegetable stock<br>• 2/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese<br>• 1 …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

iOS 7: how to disable the most annoying new features

Apple’s new iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad is the biggest redesign of the mobile operating system since iPhone was first introduced.<p><b>• Apple iPhone's history in pictures</b><p><b>• How to successfully install iOS 7</b><p>The new operating software has unlocked some exciting new features, but it seems change is not always …

World Thinkers 2013

<b>Left to right: Ashraf Ghani, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker © US Embassy, Kabul © Rex Features</b><p>After more than 10,000 votes from over 100 countries, …

Google Coder lets you build Raspberry Pi web apps in your browser (video)

It's undoubtedly possible to turn a Raspberry Pi into a web server, but it's not always easy. Thankfully, Google just streamlined the process with its new Coder project. The open source tool lets developers build web apps for a ready-made Raspberry Pi web server using only a desktop browser. Coder …

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average …

OMG, I Want This House: Venezuela

Need a vacation off the grid? Spend some time at this stunning Venezuelan compound accessible only by helicopter.<p>Simon Upton/The Interior Archive

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …