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11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the future that everyone should read.<p>Here are 11, and you can see more recommendations …

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What if you could spend the summer on one of the most beautiful islands in the world?

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>From the Maldives to Capri and Santorini, take a look at these idyllic islands around the globe for an unforgettable vacation.

On location in Hawaii: film and TV locations in paradise

With nearly every climactic zone on Earth, months of amenable weather and landscapes of rugged beauty, the Hawaiian Islands have long caught Hollywood directors’ eyes. Indeed, the islands’ cascading tropical waterfalls, powdery beaches and jagged volcanic mountains seem straight out of a fantasy …

Gorgeous gorges: where to find five of Australia's best

Australia’s wide open spaces are home to some spectacular gorges. Here are five prime examples.<p><b>Hancock gorge, Karijini national park, Western Australia</b><p>Karijini national park is Australia’s best-kept secret, conspicuously absent on the itineraries of both international backpackers and domestic “grey …

Mapped: The world's most - and least - crowded countries

Do you long for peace and solitude on your travels? Then you'll do far worse than to take your next break in one of these countries. To mark World Population Day, we've researched the 10 least densely populated, measured in number of people per square kilometre, according to the latest available …

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p>1. Yorkshire<p>Visitors …

The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

$4 toast: Why the tech industry is ruining San Francisco

I have a great business idea: luxury sanitation. White-glove garbage collectors and high-end toilet systems.<p>San Francisco has overpriced every other basic commodity of human existence. Why not take that trend to its illogical conclusion?<p>I went to The Mill for breakfast today and got a black cup of …

Faraday’s Stylish New Bicycle Will Change How You Think About E-Bikes

Urban commuters are getting more and more comfortable with the idea of biking around, but in places like San Francisco, that can be a drag. Electronic bicycles have emerged to help people get where they’re going, even in incredibly hilly environments. But many e-bikes are ugly, due to huge motors …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

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Awesome Digital Snow Simulations Unveiled By Disney Animation (video)

Walt Disney Animation Studios the team behind recent animated films such as Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled has this month unveiled new digital snow they …

This Valve demo shows the Steam Controller in action

In creating the Steam Controller, gaming development company Valve has its work cut out: The hardware needed to be intuitive enough for traditional …

Photographer Gets Insanely Friendly with a Pack of Wolves

Here’s a crazy video that’s equal parts cute, touching and absolutely terrifying. In the short clip, a photographer gets closer and more friendly …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

How to Photograph a Gold Watch

It sounds like such a basic task: photograph a gold watch. But if it sounds simple to you, then you’ve never done it the way Phillip McCordall does. …

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Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice

A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created microbatteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries and can, feasibly, “jump-start a car” while powering a cellphone. The group, led by William King, is working on shrinking the batteries down to fit …

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Why Your iPhone Addiction Is Snuffing Your Creativity

Having a stimulation fix in your pocket isn’t always the best for you. In praise of the power of boredom.<p><i>Are tweets, statuses, pins, pokes, and pixels dominating your life? This week, as part of our #unplug series, we’re re-posting some of our most popular stories from the archives, with a special</i> …

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Final releases of Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Announced

You can now download Lightroom 4.4 from Adobe.com and Camera Raw 7.4 through the update mechanism of Photoshop CS6. Fixes provided in this release …

Lenovo Announces 30" WQXGA AdobeRGB Display, Makes Us Go "Dafuq?"

Lenovo hasn’t been known for the quality of the display panels they put in their products. Ever since the company took over IBM’s computer business, …

StartupBookClub.com is for sale (Startup Book Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

11 Productivity Hacks From Super-Productive People

Need something to light a fire under you in the New Year? Here’s your match.<p>Productivity is a hot topic at <i>Fast Company</i>, and one that our contributors and the CEO types we cover spend time thinking about (efficiently, before crossing it off a list, of course).<p>In 2012, I got addicted to swiping …

How CEOs Stay So Productive

Even the bigwigs get tempted by the latest cat video. They just figured out how to kick the habit with some simple mind hacks and easy-to-use apps.<p><i>“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”</i>-–Paul J. …

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room at the start of every day. You should, too–here’s how.<p>Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home …