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Why The World Is Moving To Diplo’s Beat

The DJ superstar is a performer, a producer, and the creative force behind a growing musical empire. He even pays his taxes.<p>Diplo was halfway to Burning Man when the pilot got lost.<p>It was just the two of them in a tiny prop plane last summer, on what was ­supposed to be a two-hour hop from Los …

Pink Floyd Say Goodbye

David Gilmour has spent much of the past 20 years trying to make Pink Floyd a thing of the past. The band broke box-office records touring behind …

Forty Years of Saturday Night Live in Pictures

How Robin Williams changed TV forever

<b>SAN FRANCISCO</b> -- I had met Robin Williams before, a few times, but seeing him in January on the set of his now canceled sitcom "The Crazy Ones" was different. I say this not with the benefit of hindsight but because I felt it at the time. It wasn't just that he was less manic than I recalled but …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner in History

Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 for her courageous, and near fatal, campaign to secure education for girls. She is by …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Holi 2014: The Festival of Colors

This week Hindus around the world celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors. Holi is a popular springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

More Revealing Portraits of Kids Around the World and Their Toys

Almost exactly a year ago, we showed you an eye-opening series that featured kids around the world with their most prized possession, their toys. Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has now traveled three years and visited dozens of countries to capture young kids in their homes and neighborhoods …

27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Seen From Space: Ice Covers 80 Percent of Great Lakes

Environment<p>A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.<p>NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the lakes on the early afternoon of Feb. 19. At the time, 80.3 percent of the five …

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Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

Celebrities as Neoclassical Paintings

With his Replace Face project, an artist has decided to draw his inspiration from English painter George Dawe who painted 329 portraits of Russian …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

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The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

The Truth About 'The Most Interesting Man In The World'

For over 40 years, Jonathan Goldsmith worked as a journeyman actor with hundreds of IMDB credits to his name.<p>In 2006, he booked the role of a lifetime: the spokesperson for a Dos Equis beer campaign that soon made him known to millions as "The Most Interesting Man In The World."<p>Goldsmith lived and …

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits 'unfortunate' slip, promises to stop drinking

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits that he had an "unfortunate" slip this week after pledging to give up drinking alcohol.<p>A new video of Ford emerged Tuesday that shows him rambling, swearing and slurring his words, while trying to imitate a Jamaican accent.<p>Ford said he feels no need to apologize for …

China installed more solar panels in 2013 than any country ever has

China is now home to more solar panels than any other country, after installing 12 gigawatts of solar panels in 2013, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That’s equal to the total amount of panels in the entire United States, and more than any country has ever added in a single year. …

ideastream’s Public Square

ideastream’s Public Square is a moderated Facebook* group for people who want to delve deeper into what they hear, read or watch on WCPN, WVIZ, or …

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Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Mother’s Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

The Hidden Ecosystem Of The Walmart Parking Lot

It’s a world that photographer Nolan Conway spent three weeks documenting in a series called <i>Waking Up At Walmart</i>.<p>Before starting the project, Conway …

6-Year-Old Breakdancer Demolishes Her Opponent In Competition

Even if you've been practicing and practicing your headspins, you still might not match up to miniature breakdancer "Bgirl Terra."<p>At just six years old, she's already part of the UK break dancing troupe Soul Mavericks, and is wowing crowds with her fearless moves.<p>The video above is from the Chelles …

Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams helped make two of 2013's biggest songs: He sang on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and co-wrote Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." He received seven Grammy nominations, in some categories competing against himself. His song "Happy" was featured prominently in the film <i>Despicable Me 2</i>. <i>Morning</i> …

“Time Capsule” Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …