Joshua Mast

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BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

The R1200S saw the debut of BMW’s most powerful-ever boxer motor, with over 120 horsepower going to the back wheel. It was that rare breed, a sportbike with a shaft drive, and retained the classic Paralever single-sided swingarm.<p>Not what you might consider to be ideal custom material: I think this …

The world's first underwater museum – in pictures

From algae-encrusted VW Beetles to classical busts covered in psychedelic coral, dive into the magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s seabed sculptures. He covers his exhibits – which include a dream collector and a dozing dog – in a cement that attracts growth, then plunges them to the ocean …

I made a mistake by moving to a new job. What should I do?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>I changed jobs about three months ago, and am having a bit of a tough time adjusting. At my previous job, I had a stellar reputation as a junior employee and a promotion was in the works. I wasn't entirely happy, due to office politics, but the work and colleagues were pretty great. …

Bizarre rampage leaves two dead and a small Ontario town shaken

It was around 5 p.m. when the red pickup truck came barrelling up to the Hannah funeral home in the tiny hamlet of Tamworth, Ont. A man jumped out and came to the screen door yelling incoherently. He pulled at the door, but it was locked. Alarmed, Lindsey Hannah tried to let him in, but couldn't …

Why Facebook Paid $16 Billion For An Ugly, Primitive App

The answer lies partly in design, but not in the way you might think.<p>Facebook agreed to pay some $16 billion for an app called WhatsApp this week, leading to widespread confusion and surprise among analysts (Forbes called it a “stunner,” Reuters a “shocker”). Why would Facebook pay what is, …

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Which States Have The Fastest Sex?

Which states have the longest and shortest average sex times? Spreadsheets, a sort of sex-focused Fitbit, tried to find out. Here’s a description of Spreadsheets from our sister site, <i>Fast Company</i>:<p>The app keeps track of stats like total thrusts, duration, and decibel peak, which the couple can later …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

'Gravity' Movie Trailer Hilariously Remade for IKEA

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Need cash and a career? Be a ‘micro entrepreneur’

Like many young people, Sara Aly found herself grappling with unemployment last spring after graduating with an advanced diploma in human resources from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.<p>"After you graduate it takes a while to find a job, and in the process – it happens to everybody – you get …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupts, Spews Ash 4 Miles High

Mountain rumbles to life for third time in recent months.<p><i>Mount Sinabung, a volcano in western Indonesia, erupted on November 3 for the third time in recent months, according to news reports.</i><p>The 8,530-foot-high (2,600-meter-high) mountain spewed ash up to 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) high, requiring the …

The world's only carbon-negative power source (pictures)

Its PowerPallet systems come in 10- and 20-kilowatt configurations and produce a fuel using a process called gasification that will work in most engines by feeding in dense biomass. The company says that its system can produce power for about $1.50 per watt, and is being used in many developing …

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Outlier Minimal Backpack

Over the years many have come to expect material innovation alongside considered design from Outlier. And for their latest bag, the brand has delivered just that. The incredibly lightweight and aptly named Minimal Backpack weighs next to nothing and packs up flat, making it a perfect day-to-day …

What’s the World’s Ugliest Animal?

<b>The votes are in—and the public has chosen the deep-sea blobfish to represent endangered ugly animals everywhere.</b><p>The sagging, gelatinous creature is the new mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society, which draws attention to the need to conserve animals of all shapes and sizes.<p>Simon Watt, …

Wise Old Whooping Cranes Teach Young How to Migrate

Older whooping cranes teach youngsters the way to Florida and back, study shows.<p><b>People have pondered the question for centuries: How do migrating birds find their way between far-flung breeding and wintering grounds? Do they have some genetic GPS to steer them along time-honored routes? Or do they</b> …

Would go on a canopy walk like this? Tree-top trekking in Borneo. Photo found on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/150166968798262444/

Slang Words: What Do Canadians Say?

It's so much more than "eh."<p>Hi readers! A quick note that this piece was originally published in 2013, when Canada <i>was</i> turning 146. In 2018, we know …

Supermoon June 2013: Everything You Need To Know About Perigee Moon This Weekend (PHOTOS)

Send us your supermoon photos this weekend!You can tweet your photos with hashtag #HPsupermoon. Or, you can submit them directly to our "Supermoon 2013" slideshow, which will be featured in our supermoon live blog on the evening of Sunday, July 23.We'll be collecting user photos from all over, and …

How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870. As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in …