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48 hours in Iceland – How to make the most of a short break on the magical island

Wrap up warm, don your hiking boots and get ready for a taste of adventure… and putrid shark. If you dare.<p>In just three hours you can jet from London …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

A Japanese Man Just Got Another Person's Stem Cells Transplanted in His Eye

It's a world first.<p>In what's reported to be a world-first, last Tuesday, a Japanese man received a pioneering retinal cell transplant grown from …

Scientists rewrote the DNA of an entire species

Biologists designed a new type of yeast from scratch. Now, they want to bring it to life.<p>In just a few years, scientists will unveil a creature whose every letter of DNA was written by a human being. It will be a yeast cell with a fully designer genome, and biological capabilities seen nowhere else …

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

Consciousness

Science Insists This Is How We Become Better Lovers

As men, we pride ourselves on our lovemaking abilities, and our sense of masculinity sort of depends on it. But the collective belief in our gender’s …

​Your complete beginner's guide to renovating a house

Isn’t it great that you don’t have to buy heaps and heaps of building materials to build a house from scratch? You can simply take an old existing …

Home Improvement

Climb into Athabasca Glacier leads to discoveries

Will Gadd has climbed mountains and ice columns around the world, but his latest adventure saw him tackle something completely different.<p>The Canmore …

The runaway who travelled the world

Despite having little money, he’s the second most travelled person on the planet<p>Although he’s ranked the world’s #2 on The Best Traveled website, 62-year-old Barcelona native Jorge Sanchez insists that he is nothing like the other competitive travellers. He comes from a poor background, dropped out …

South America

He Saw Uber Coming Before Uber Did. Here's His Next Big Idea

George Arison could have created Uber. Can he redeem himself the second time around?<p>It's a rainy night. A man stands on the side of the road, pushes a button on his phone, an app pops open, he enters his location, and, voilà, the app tells him a car is coming to pick him up and shows him how far …

Selling

How Indian Startup Belong Is Using Machine Learning Algorithms To Hire Smarter For Companies

For a long time, hiring in India (or for that matter anywhere in the world) meant candidates would have to be active on job portals and scout through the various jobs listed. It would then be up to the recruiter of a company to go through all the CVs and schedule interviews with potential …

Machine Learning

Step-by-step guide: decorate your home from scratch

Maybe you're moving into an unfurnished apartment in a new city, or beginning the process of decorating your newly-built dream home. Whatever the …

DIY Logging Thermometer With 2 Sensors

This software uses the "OneWire" library. It does not use any "DallasTemperature" or similar libraries. Instead the commands to and data from the …

Seriously beautiful science cocktails will have you rethinking your alcohol choices

Innovating on the internet in the age of ‘grammable food and drink is a dastardly challenge but one drinking hole has taken science and our love for …

The Top 25 Veteran-Founded Startups In America

“Vetrepreneurship” is sweeping the country. The SBA reports that 25% of Post-9/11 veterans want to start their own businesses.<p>Over the past two months, we scoured the country for the best veteran-owned startups in the nation. We asked venture capitalists, angel investors, veteran founders and …

Military

How to Travel to the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands, in Ecuador, offer wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth. But before you swim with the sea lions and marvel at …

Santa Cruz

10 Best Trekking Expeditions in Sikkim | Hiking & Walking Tours

Statuesque Sikkim exudes lovely hill ranges, scenic places and a plethora of Natural Mountain trekking options. Its misty mountains and marvellous …

Bedroom ideas: 10 heavenly beds that are on cloud nine

Parents will attest to this: when you get the right amount of sleep you feel invincible, but if you have a restless night or are woken up constantly …

Interior Design

23 and Me: My Favorite Edible Plants to Grow in Shade

In my first New York garden I grew rooftop crops in all-day sun: eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes—sunrise-to-sunset stuff. Two moves later, losing sun …

Gardening

Parking Lots Are an Incredible Waste of Space. Here's How to End Them.

The main problem with cars in the city is that they spend 95 percent of their time parked on a valuable piece of land. Carsharing changes that ratio, which gives cities the opportunity to reclaim the parking lot.<p><i>The main problem with cars in the city is that they spend 95 percent of their time</i> …

14 Spanish dishes you should try -- from churros to jamon | CNN Travel

(CNN) — It's fair to say Spain was late to the table when it came to recognizing the global superpowers of food.<p>While Italy and France have spent years in the limelight, Spain was biding its time.<p>In recent years, however, people have come to celebrate the extraordinary flavors and variety of …

5 Books for the Entrepreneurial Soul

Reading books is a cheap and effective way to become a better entrepreneur. Here are some titles you may want to check out.<p>Long before I ever took the plunge into entrepreneurship, folks were always telling me to start my own business - but I was too chicken. No one in my family is an entrepreneur, …

Explore Japan in seven days

From the historic castle of Osaka to the skyscrapers of Tokyo, capture the many faces of Japan on this 7-day suggested itinerary. This is for first …

Japan

A freewheeling bike adventure through Catalonia

We pedalled through a perfect silence. There had been a chill at first light, but now, slogging up the rise toward the 558-metre Coll d'en Bas, the midmorning sun weighed heavily on our backs, and it was a relief to reach the top of this narrow pass. The view from the summit was modest: a pine-clad …

50 Cool DIY Projects That Can Make Your Home More Beautiful

Small DIY projects are a great way to pass the time and also do something useful or nice for your home. Even you’re not really into this sort of …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.