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Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Photography

The rise, fall and rise again of Rough Trade

Vinyl sales are up and many music fans want an experience that click and buy can't match. As London's pioneering shop opens in New York, Dorian Lynskey reports on a renaissance<p>It's a brave man who opens a bricks-and-mortar record shop in 2013, especially one that occupies around 15,000 sq ft of …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Home Tours

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

V-Tex could be the "microwave cooler" that you wish existed

The technology is being developed by a consortium of companies, via the European Union-funded RapidCool project.<p>Prototype V-Tex machines are already …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

This terrifying E30 BMW is better than coffee

If BMW built weaponry...<p>Before you watch today's video, you should unplug your headphones, crank the volume, and then press the play button. If you happen to work as a sky marshal, or are around anyone armed, please leave the headphones plugged in. Once you've hit play, the only thing you need to …

BMW

What It Takes to Film One of Top Gear’s Mesmerizing Car Reviews

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:17 pm. 6:17 pm<p>If you’ve ever wondered how <i>Top Gear</i> …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Yellowstone National Park

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 10 Next-Gen Video Games

<i>A look at some of the most promising games next-gen has to offer.</i><p>The following games are all next-gen <i>only</i> releases (though some launch on the perennial next-gen platform we call PC.)<p>I’ll write up a separate post about the best-looking cross-generation games in the near future. Likewise, these are …

'Beyond: Two Souls' Review: Paranormal Interactivity

Beyond: Two Souls isn’t a game. Not really. Like its predecessor Heavy Rain, it’s best described as a lengthy interactive movie, a sort of choose your own adventure tale that requires almost no knowledge of traditional video gaming going in. To some, it’s a boring series of quick time events. To …

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoked 'a lot' of marijuana

<b>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has said he has smoked "a lot" of marijuana, as a national debate on legalisation of the drug builds.</b><p>Mr Ford, who leads Canada's largest city, became the fourth Canadian politician in a week to acknowledge using the drug.<p>Separately, he has denied rumours he was caught on …

Cannabis

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

Buy the Wu-Tang Clan Christmas sweater

We have no doubt that a great many of you spent last Christmas in your Slayer sweaters, taking holiday photos and sipping eggnog between …

Opinion: Nintendo 2DS proves the company knows its audience

With today's announcement of the Nintendo 2DS, we were all reminded just how market-savvy Nintendo can be.<p>You could be forgiven for wondering, upon seeing the 2DS announcement, if you had been transported through time to April Fool's Day, or if Nintendo's press release writers had made a simple …

UK and US urge all citizens to leave Yemen 'immediately'

Britain and America urged their citizens to leave Yemen immediately on Tuesday after it emerged that Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al Qeada, had allegedly discussed plans for an imminent terrorist attack on Western interests.<p>The Foreign Office also announced the closure of Britain’s embassy in …

Terrorism

Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

If you're a fan of Burial, check out the premiere of mysterious Irish producer Unknown's "I Cry" EP. http://pnps.co/16ujNZQ

Jay Z Raps For 6 Hours In The Trailer For 'Picasso Baby' Music Video

In an empty white room at the Pace Gallery in Chelsea, Jay Z performed the track over and over for six hours, according to art critic Jerry Saltz, who was in attendance.<p>The rapper sang one-at-a-time to individuals and pairs he pulled from the small audience. Cameras rolled during the marathon …

Music Videos

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity