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The Cave That Inspired History's Most Creative Minds, From Mendelssohn To Pink Floyd

<b>By Ella Morton</b><p><i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura.</i><p>Like something out of an epic fantasy novel — or maybe The Lego Movie — Fingal's Cave, located on the Scottish island of Staffa, is a 270-foot-deep, …

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You. Yes You. Here's How You Should Be Holding Your Phone

Attention all amateur videographers: For the love of all that is good and holy, please hold your phone horizontally when you're shooting a video. Take a second and read that sentence again, just to make sure you understand.<p>We think it's a simple concept, but people get it wrong again and again. …

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule recreated in Minecraft

<b>One clever Minecrafter has recreated the entirety of Hyrule as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.</b><p>Forget Great Britain, Westeros and …

Count Me In: 3D Printing Service Will Print Replicas Of Your Minecraft Cities, World Of Warcraft Characters

FigurePrints is a 3D printing service that will color print 3-D models of your Minecraft cities, World of Warcraft characters, and XBox avatars (but …

This Student Is Building An Epic Replica Of Manhattan Inside Minecraft

There are plenty of video games set in New York with amazing graphics, like <i>Grand Theft Auto IV</i> and <i>Spider Man 2</i>. But even with those games, you get a sense that something is missing or feels a bit flat.<p>That's why Mitchell hopes to eventually create a much more accurate and realistic portrayal of the …

22bn-block Minecraft map of Britain crafted by Ordnance Survey

What a wonderful thing this is. Stuffy old Ordnance Survey, best known for creating the maps you used to use before your phone did it much better, has created an absolutely vast <i>Minecraft</i> map of Britain, using 22 billion blocks.<p>The UK's national mapping agency didn't spend years mining and placing …

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Rock climbing bears are more impressive than rock climbing humans

Rock climbing is hard. Even for bears. Just watch this cub try to follow his Mama Bear in scaling this mountain side. There are times you think he …

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The White House Released a Celeb-Filled Anti-Rape PSA

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On the heels of the first report from the White House’s task force on student sexual assault, the …

Chicago indoor e-cigarette smoking ban takes effect today

Starting today, Chicagoans will have to do their vaping outside as a ban on electronic cigarettes in indoor public places takes effect.<p>The new rule, which the City Council passed in January at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's urging, prohibits people from using e-cigarettes in restaurants, bars and most other …

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US supreme court justices debate phone privacy and police seizures

Civil liberties lawyers on Tuesday warned that police seizure of smartphones is becoming a grave threat to US privacy, in a supreme court hearing that saw the world of Facebook, Fitbits and cellphone encryption collide with centuries-old jurisprudence.<p>The nine justices struggled with two cases that …

Risk of nuclear accidents is rising, says report on near-misses

A report recounting a litany of near-misses in which nuclear weapons came close to being launched by mistake concludes that the risk of potentially catastrophic accidents is higher than previously thought and appears to be rising.<p>Too Close for Comfort: Cases of Near Nuclear Use and Options for …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

FCC chairman 'won't hesitate' to regulate broadband like a utility if proposed rules fail

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is offering the most stalwart defense yet for his controversial new net neutrality rules. After a huge backlash and two failed attempts to convince angry internet denizens that the FCC isn't about to destroy net neutrality in the name of corporate profits, the former cable …

Mod Makes The Original Deus Ex Look A Lot Nicer

Deus Ex: Revision is an ambitious mod that's looking to completely change the way we look at the 2000 classic.<p>Rather than mess with the game's …

Chase Is Shutting Down Porn Stars’ Bank Accounts, Some Say As Part Of A Government Crackdown

People involved in the porn industry are having their bank accounts shut down in a rash of account closures by Chase bank. The JP Morgan subsidiary that swallowed Washington Mutual in 2008 closed accounts owned by Teagan Presley, Layton Benton (according to TMZ), Dakota Skye (via XBiz) and Stoya …