Justin Walcott

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This Mesmerising New Video Shows The Churning Motion of Jupiter's Clouds

We can't stop watching.<p>Juno has been sending home some incredible postcards of Jupiter, with one slightly frustrating caveat: because of the data …

Astronomy

Lisbon city guide: How to spend Eurovision weekend in the Portuguese capital

Why go now?<p>This is a dynamic time for Lisbon, with a seemingly unstoppable wave of new hotels, restaurants, and museums opening between the rambling …

European Travel

Stunning vacation rentals with views of the sea

Costa Rica

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

Tiny Creatures, Part Plant and Part Animal, May Control the Fate of the Planet

Summer sunlight flickers through warm waters off the coast of Spain. The sea looks calm and peaceful. Near the surface, invisible to the naked eye, a …

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

There's A New Way to Use Meditation to Reshape Your Brain

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Transform your room into a real-life Holodeck with this 360 VR projector

Fancy a <i>Star Trek</i>-style Holodeck in your own home? A VR startup based in Barcelona, Spain, wants to make such a thing a (non-virtual) reality.<p>What …

The Most Luxurious (but Sneakily Affordable) Vacation Spots Across The Globe

Good news: A trip abroad doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut the luxe out of your stay.<p>You want all the “Roman Holiday” Audrey Hepburn vacation vibes (oversize sunnies, silk scarf, vintage convertible), but let’s be real: You’re going to have to pick and choose between lavish splurges in a …

This map shows London’s 20,000 empty homes

James Manning is the City Life Editor at Time Out London. He left London once but he didn’t much like it so he came back. Follow him on Twitter at …

England

These 15 startups didn't exist 5 years ago — now they're worth billions

For the purposes of this list, Business Insider asked PitchBook Data to pull a list of US-based companies that were founded in 2012 or later — since we're nearing the end of 2016 — and that are private tech companies with a valuation of north of $1 billion.<p>We then ranked them from least to most …

18 of the hottest under-the-radar startups to watch in 2017

Founders, venture capitalists, and tech employees flock to the Bay Area and New York City to launch and build startups, fund new ideas, and simply just live among their tech-obsessed brethren.<p>But there's a new wave of companies eschewing the Valley/Alley life in favor of building their startups in …

New Horned Dinosaur Species Unearthed In Utah

The two-ton plant-eater Machairoceratops cronusi had four horns and lived 77 million years ago.<p>A new species of horned dinosaur has been unearthed by scientists in southern Utah.<p>Remains of the animal, named Machairoceratops cronusi, suggest it was about 26 feet long, weighed two tons and ate …

Beginner's Guide to Lucid Dreaming

By Stefan Zugor via DreamsCloud<p>Dreams.<p>Everyone has them, every night. Not all of us remember them though. Why not?<p>Practice, mainly, but there are a few other reasons.<p>In order to have what's known as "lucid" dreams you need to write your dreams down. A lucid dream for those who don't know is the …

Chicken And Mushroom Cobbler

Step 1<p>Prep Meat, Cook Onions<p>Cut the chicken thighs into strips and the bacon into very small cubes. Heat the butter in a pan with a dash of oil, then …

Bottoms up! Seven whisky drinks for any season

Whether you’re in the mood for a warming hot toddy or a thirst-quenching Whisky Mac, these Glayva-inspired recipes are sure to impress your guests.<p>Glayva Hot Toddy<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1/2 oz Glayva<br>• 1/4 oz lemon juice<br>• 3/4 oz sugar syrup<br>• 1 slice lemon<br>• 1 clove<br>• 4 oz boiling water<p>METHOD<p>Combine the Glayva, lemon juice …

Sainsbury's

How an Amateur Astronomer Discovered Uranus

On this day in 1781, William Herschel looked through his telescope and saw Uranus. It was a monumental discovery for the world of science but that …

Jeff Bezos

Taste the world: Womadelaide 2016 artists share their favourite recipes

Womadelaide certainly raises the bar when it comes to festival food. Punters are treated to top nosh from the myriad food stalls and on-site fine-dining restaurant. The Taste the World tent has also become a permanent fixture of the four-day festival, and is a place where musicians “swap their …

North Africa

Getting an early taste of authentic food, drink in Cuba

Breakfast with iced mango juice under an avocado tree. Colorful stucco buildings. A chocolate museum and cafe. Musicians on park benches and in late-night jazz clubs. Salsa dancing in a third-floor walk up. Sweat upon sweat. Fine dining in an old mansion. Hemingway-style daiquiris. And, yes, those …

A Drive-In Volcano and 4 Other Great Reasons to Visit St. Lucia Now

<i>By Rosalind Cummings-Yeates for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Who wouldn't love a vacation on a postcard-perfect tropical island? When it comes to the Caribbean, you have a lot of choices but the island of St. Lucia is something special. Yes, there are beaches and palm trees and crystalline ocean waves but …

Welcome to Wuhan – a photographic tour of a historic Chinese city

It looks like a typical second-tier Chinese city, yet Wuhan played a great role in the country’s history, becoming the de facto capital in 1938, the year that WH Auden and Christopher Isherwood made a trip, and Mao often took breaks here

China

A lead developer just quit bitcoin, saying it 'failed'

Hearn, one of five senior developers who has spent more than five years working on the web-based currency, said he would no longer be taking part in development.<p>"Despite knowing that bitcoin could fail all along, the now inescapable conclusion that it has failed still saddens me greatly," Hearn …

Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

Antarctica

Barclays fined $150m over forex trading by New York regulator

Barclays’ reputation took another battering on Wednesday when a US regulator imposed a $150m fine on the bank for the way it treated its foreign exchange customers.<p>The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released a cache of emails to support its finding against Barclays, including one …

Investing

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>"Stop making cookies."<p><i>I'm sorry, what was that dear?</i><p>"I said, <b>stop making cookies</b>."<p><i>That's odd</i>, I thought to myself. <i>Why would she be saying that? Wouldn't any wife be pleased to be married to a husband who fills the house with the aroma</i> …

How do I Start Lucid Dreaming?

Many of the questions I get about Lucid Dreaming come from complete beginners to the subject, and by far the most popular is, simply: "How do I do it?"<p>In my experience, there is a five step process to becoming an intentional lucid dreamer. First, you have to be able to remember your dreams: you can …

Watch a Wingless Fly Attempt to Escape

How do flies determine their escape paths? Scientists have answered this question by studying video footage of a wingless fly attempting to take to …

Scientists watch cosmic dust transform into newborn planet

The primordial process that turns enormous clouds of cosmic dust into newborn planets over millions of years has been observed directly for the first time.<p>Astronomers caught sight of a planet in the making around a young star in the neighbourhood of Taurus, 450 light years from Earth.<p>The discovery …

Universe

This Week’s Night Sky: A Lion Makes a Meteoric Roar

Dozens of shooting stars from the annual Leonid meteor shower will streak across the sky mid-week.<p><b>Zodiacal Lights.</b> Throughout the week, just before local dawn and under very dark skies, the ghostly glow of the zodiacal lights will be visible across mid-northern latitudes around the globe.<p>Easily …

Just Back: The Asaro mud men of Papua New Guinea

The bubble of laughter from our group slowly subsided as an eerie silence filled the air. A dark cloud hid the sun, creating a chilling gloom. It was as if it was warning about our impending encounter.<p>I can’t quite recall how they arrived, but ghostlike figures began to steal around us. They moved …