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10 of the most beautiful airplanes from the history of aviation

Lockheed Constellation<p>The stunning Constellation, nicknamed Connie for short, was conceived by the Lockheed Corporation in 1939 to exceed the needs …

Aviation

Fairy Tale Or Reality ? Places You Must Visit To Believe They Exist

Ukraine’s “Tunnel of Love” puts all theme park rides to shame, with vibrant green leaves covering every surface.The name was given by local people …

European Travel

Arctic Monkeys Are Done Being Rock Music’s Saviours

The grimy Sheffield romantics are back with an album that’s insular, moody, and straight-up weird. There are no singles on ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, but that’s part of the appeal.<p>For a band that gets pegged as The Saviours of Rock and Roll with every new record, it’s surprising how little …

Monkeys

Thrash Metal Is Going Through Its Second Puberty

Power Trip, Slaegt, and Oozing Wound discuss how thrash has moved on from mid-2000s nostalgia to become a whole new kind of killing machine.<p>Of metal’s many subgenres, thrash is perhaps the iconic. A cutthroat mixture of heavy metal’s big riffs and hardcore punk’s ferocious speed, thrash is metal at …

Guitar

When Hard Rock Music Meant Banging on Actual Hard Rocks

The “shipwrecked Mozart” who wowed Victorian audiences, including the Queen herself.<p>An advertisement from the paper proclaims, in all caps, “ORIGINAL …

Buckingham Palace

Every Culture Appropriates

The question is less whether a dress or an idea is borrowed, than the uses to which it’s then put.<p>Meet the Death Metal Cowboys of Botswana. In black leather decorated with metal studs, they play a pounding style of music that people who know more than me trace to the British band “Venom” and its …

Death Metal

From Qatar’s blockade, a bold, unexpected new vision is emerging

Enforced isolation has given the emirate confidence to pursue a political and cultural reboot<p>For most of the past year the city-state of Qatar, the wealthiest peninsula on the planet, has been exploring the law of unintended consequences. The trigger for that came last June, when Qatar’s closest …

Natural Gas

A Complete Portugal Itinerary: One Week in Portugal

<b>I’ve become obsessed with Portugal in the past few years, clocking up five trips last year alone. It can be difficult to plan a visit to a new</b> …

European Travel

This Creamy Herb Chicken Is Calling Your Name

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

George Harrison's archive of Indian Classical and World music

HOMEABOUTDISCOGRAPHYHISTORY MUSICIANSGALLERYFOUNDATIONS<p>Ravi<p>George has been very special. George is like my son and friend all combined together - and …

George Harrison

Pick Your Kitchen Appliances To Discover Your Favorite Rock Stars

Kitchen remodeling is a world of infinite opportunity, but what you choose really says a lot about you. Design a kitchen and we'll tell you which classic rock is best suited to you.

Classic Rock

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Massed guitars beat world record for playing Hendrix's 'Hey Joe'

A new record for the number of guitarists playing Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe" simultaneously has been set in Poland.<p>In total there were 7411 musicians present, from around Poland and abroad. It was a hesitant start at first, accompanied by the original recording.<p>No air guitars here, more an electric …

Guitar

One-Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta Is Ready in 30 Minutes

You can quench a taco craving with fish tacos, chicken tacos, cauliflower tacos, or breakfast tacos, but a ground beef taco is the quintessential …

Pasta

The Overlooked Musical Pioneers You Really Should Know

So you think you’ve heard all of the greatest music ever made? As Al Jolson used to say, you ain’t heard nothing yet. For a combination of reasons – …

Universal Music

Finland's experiment with giving away money shines a light on the idea of universal basic income

There might be no free lunch, as the saying goes, but a bold experiment in Finland has renewed interest in the idea of money for nothing.<p>In January 2017, the country embarked on a two-year pilot program that gave 2,000 unemployed citizens the equivalent of nearly $700 a month, with no strings …

Income Inequality

This museum brings out your inner CIA agent

Lie Detection

Chimichurri Baked Chicken Recipe

"Chimichurri is a dish from Argentina that is usually served over grilled chicken or steak. This is my version, which may or may not be …

Cast Iron Skillet

The best album opening lines ever

Arctic Monkeys' new album features one of the greatest opening lines of all time; we look back at the competition.<p>“<i>I just wanted to be one of The</i> …

Life on Venus? Why it's not an absurd thought

STANFORD, Calif. — Venus shouldn't be dismissed as a possible abode for life, some scientists stress.<p>Sure, the planet's surface is famously inhospitable today — bone-dry and hot enough to melt lead, with an atmospheric pressure 90 times greater than that of Earth at sea level. To feel that same …

Astronomy

Nick Mason forms new band to play early Pink Floyd

Saucerful Of Secrets will play four intimate London shows in May<p><b>Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason</b> has formed a new band to play early Floyd material.<p><b>Nick</b> …

Bands

A Reprise for a 19th-Century Language Based on Music

A French music teacher spent more than three decades creating Solresol. After he died in 1862, it was largely forgotten.<p>In the summer of 2017, …

Linguistics

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

Crêpes With Dark Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 1 cup 2% milk<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 2 tablespoons salted butter , melted and divided<br>• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon …

A beautiful collection of rare maps shows how the world viewed India over the centuries

In the 1580s, the adventurous son of a Dutch innkeeper found himself on a ship sailing from Lisbon to India. Newly employed by the archbishop of Goa, Jan Huygen van Linschoten was headed to the capital of the <i>Estado da India Portuguesa</i>—the Portuguese State of India—from where the European power …

India

We Tasted 14 Fancy Butters, and This Is the Best One

But you probably wouldn't be sad about most of them<p>Butter is great. This is probably not news to you. It makes things taste good. But to me, there …

Dessert

Are aliens real? Grim discovery raises doubts about existence of extraterrestrial life

The universe could be a more lonely place than we ever imagined.<p>A new study has cast doubt on the existence of alien life after discovering that a …

Supernovae

The 25 greatest American rock bands of all time | London Evening Standard

The US has a rich and varied history when it comes to rock & roll.<p>From the earliest days of the blues, right up to the glam metal excesses of the 80s …

Rock Music

Who was here first? A new study explains the origins of ancient Indians

A new paper authored by 92 scientists from around the globe that was posted online this weekend could settle some major questions about the subcontinent’s history and what that means for various theories of Indian civilisation. The paper, titled “The Genomic Formation of South and Central Asia,” …

Anthropology