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Skateboarding in Kabul

Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson is the latest to use her lens to capture NGO Skateistan's students in Kabul. The project, started in 2007 by Australian Oliver Percovich, aims to mix studies with sport with the priority of getting girls from poor and displaced families back into full-time …

Afghanistan

5 Magazines for the Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere

Game of Thrones returns to HBO this Sunday, April 12. The epic series is based on George R. R. Martin‘s books, collectively known as A Song of Ice and Fire<i>.</i> It was announced that Martin will no longer be writing for the show so he can focus on finishing the next book in the series,The Winds of …

TV Series

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

Literature

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Beehive raises record-breaking $10 million

Turns out, lots of people want honey on tap. Nearly 30,000 people have contributed to the Indiegogo campaign for the Flow Hive, making it the most successful crowdfunding operation in the site's history.<p>Flow Hive has raised just over $10 million, with six days still left to go. The founders were …

New York City

9 of the Most Audacious Space Plans Ever Proposed by Humans

Some got farther than others, but all were (or are) audacious concepts in opening up the cosmos.

Audi's Electric Supercar Is Absolutely Stunning

Please note that the built-to-order Audi R8 e-tron supercar does not include a Malibu mansion with a basement full of Iron Man suits<p>Embrace your inner Tony Stark with the built-to-order 2016 Audi R8 e-tron supercar. Malibu mansion with a basement full of Iron Man suits not included. <i>All photos: Marc</i> …

Google Cameras Go Zip-lining Through The Amazon Rainforest

A South American getaway is just a click away<p>Google likes taking their cameras to strange places, letting people explore viking ruins or walk under the aurora all from the comfort of their computers. Google also has a long history with zip lines; back in 2008, some employees at the company decided …

Ziplining

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Cruise Ships

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of Norwegians

A Norwegian research vessel has locked itself in the shrinking ice cap to gather data needed to predict the cap's future—and that of the planet.<p>R.V. <i>LANCE</i>, 82.6 Degrees North—Curious polar bears, venturing too close to working scientists, have had to be scared off with flares shot from a gun. …

Explore A City Through The Eyes Of A Drone

Created by a former Velvet Underground member, this dystopian vision shows how drones could one day reshape urban landscapes–and their soundscapes.<p>Drones might not be delivering us pizza or weed quite yet–and the FAA’s new proposed rules won’t make that easy. But whatever roadblocks may happen now, …

Drones

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>These shipping containers have left …

Costa Rica

Confessions Of A Ramen Master

Taka Igo, executive chef at Santouka, explains why he wouldn’t want to do anything else with his life. Despite the damage to his love-life.<p>While working on her story on the American ramen revolution, <i>Fast Company</i> contributing writer Elizabeth Segran spoke with Taka Igo, executive chef at the …

8 Books for All the Wonderful Weirdos in Your Life

Oh hey, Aunt Gertrude, here's some sexed-up Dickens for you!<p>First she helped us establish the commandments for a kick-ass book club, then she introduced us to her favorite classics and "issues" books. For our final installment from ELLE's February Best Year Ever Coach—professional book group …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Literature

Chasing The Mystery Of Spacetime's Local 'Bulk Flow'

For decades, the root cause of our Milky Way galaxy’s “bulk flow” in the direction of the Centaurus and Hydra constellations has retained an air of mystery. Our own star’s motion through the Milky Way is relatively well understood. But a full understanding of the exact forces driving our Local …

Universe

This Site Shows You Every Single Probe in Space

If it's in space, it's on spaceprob.es.<p>Keep hearing about Spitzer but don't know how it's any different from Kepler? Wondering about the whereabouts of New Horizons? This site can help you. Spaceprob.es is a gorgeous presentation of every space agency probe roaming the galaxy right now, along with …

How To Create A Leadership Development Program That Actually Works

If you want to develop your company’s next best leaders, first put your money where your mouth is. Next, make it worthwhile with these tips.<p>There’s no shortage of challenges facing business leaders today. From data breaches to competition from emerging markets, the list goes on. But the most …

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

Kids

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Amateur Astronomers Discovered A 120-Mile-Tall Plume Coming Off Mars

Almost nothing like it has ever been observed on the red planet before<p>On March 12, 2012, amateur skywatchers noticed something unusual coming off of Mars' southern hemisphere. It was an extremely bright plume, extending 120 miles or more into the Martian sky. Clouds, aurora, and other Martian …

Astronomy