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Add Animated Gifs To Your Bike Wheels

If you’ve always wanted to express yourself through gifs IRL while riding a bike AND you’re cool with spending a little less than a grand to do so, …

Orangutan's Super-Freaky 'Talking' Sheds New Light On Human Speech

She's not exactly <i>talking</i>, but a female orangutan at the Cologne Zoo in Germany has been making vocalizations that bear an eerie resemblance to human speech (just check out the video above).<p>“These calls were produced by quickly opening and closing the lips, much like humans do when talking," Dr. …

Oculus 'many months away,' but virtual reality sunglasses will take a little longer

CNN's coverage of Web Summit, in Dublin, looks at how technology is changing the world.<p><b>Dublin (CNN) —</b> We might still not have jetpacks and flying cars, but another dangling promise of the technology world now seems one step closer. Virtual reality (VR) is a serious business, as confirmed by …

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Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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This is What Yesterday’s Equinox Looked Like from Space

Over the past 24 hours, the Earth has been experiencing its autumnal equinox. That is, the length of day and night across the globe was the same due …

Emily Gould Shares Her Top 10 Fall Must-Reads - PAPER

<i>Emily Gould, author of the buzzed-about novel</i> Friendship<i>, has been our unofficial bookshelf curator for a few years now. Since starting an e-book club, Emily Books, with her long-time bestie Ruth Curry, she has steadily championed the secret genius of overlooked female writers. Her monthly</i> …

Beer labels match brewed contents to Pantone color

Spanish creative agency Txaber created a series of beer packaging labels in which each brew type is presented with a corresponding Pantone color.<p>[via …

SHOTS FIRED: Samsung Just Tweeted A Brutal Jab At Apple’s Bendy iPhone 6 Plus

Apple’s super-sized iPhone 6 Plus is having a hard time surviving skinny jeans. The company promised to replace any faulty models, but you knew “Bendghazi” couldn’t possibly end there. It was only a matter of time before Samsung tried to deliver a snarky knockout blow as their bitter rival …

The abandoned Gold Rush town in Montana that once bustled with 100,000 prospectors now lies empty in all its ghostly glory

By<p>Once home to 10,000 hungry prospectors, each with a golden glint in their eye, these are the ruins of the town of Bannack - now a ghostly shell of …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

Picture of the Day: Crystal Clear Canoeing

Photograph by Cristian Perrella<p>In this fantastic GoPro capture by Cristian Perrella, we see the crystal clear Lago del Matese in Caserta in the south …

Deer Fill the Street in a Japanese Town

(Photo: @sinnonono)<p>About 1,000 deer live in the roughly 1,200 acres that constitute Nara Park in Nara, Japan. The deer are wild, but used to humans. …

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How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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The Fiat factory has a test track on its roof! http://t.co/72VL2FhnfH

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

5 min read<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of …

Motivation

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Arctic Aerial Photos

The latest project of renowned aerial photographer Robert Haas, Through the Eyes of the Vikings yields stunning images of the Arctic that show not a "blinding storm of white as one might think—but rather, a dramatic and surprising diversity of brilliant colors and unexpected subjects.

Cecily’s Amsterdam

Born and raised in the U.K., <b>Cecily Layzell</b> hopped the pond <b></b>to Amsterdam a decade ago and has been keeping it continental ever since. When she’s not scoping out the latest restaurant and bars in the Dutch capital for her website, Eat Amsterdam, the food and travel writer spends her time freelancing …

Like in Humans, Genes Drive Half of Chimp Intelligence, Study Finds

For chimps, social skills and spatial understanding run in the family.<p>Chimpanzees and other great apes are known for their intelligence: They can learn words, play with objects, and even seem to mourn the deaths of their friends. But just as for humans, cognitive abilities vary from one animal to …

Philadelphia, Birthplace of the American Weird

It’s fun to watch Austin, Texas, and Portland, Oregon, debate who’s weirder. Both cities—bastions of progressive ideas in (mostly) conservative states—have “Keep Austin Weird” and “Keep Portland Weird” stickers to drive the point home. But no matter how much they try, they can’t out-weird a city …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

The Last Best American Beach Towns

What makes a superior beach town? I’ve thought about that often, usually while gorging on steamed clams with butter or pedaling a bike along a seawall.<p>America does beaches extremely well, a point I didn’t begin to realize until my 20s, when I tried to sunbathe on a jam-packed stretch of Spanish …

RT @formatfestival: Brilliant self portrait by the enigmatic #vivianmaier http://t.co/EQJcn5SNaR

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights | Colossal

<p>Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about …

The 10 best designs for the Moto 360 watch face

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …