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Sustainable Dutch home for sale comes with surreal custom furniture

Wowza<p>The last time we saw this one-of-a-kind Dutch home, it was the coolest half-buried snow villa in all the land. Fast forward some years and “Dutch Mountain House,” the brainchild of architect and art historian couple Sanne Oomen and Lucas Mol, has hit the market (price upon request). And with …

Every single Stephen King novella, ranked

There aren't many best-selling authors out there who still write novellas.<p>In publishing terms, the form is a tricky one: often too short to stand …

These Creepy Paintings Look Ripped from a Surreal Storybook

Roby dwi Antono’s paintings portray children frolicking with ghostly creatures in an unsettling fantasyland.<p>Young but far from foolish, a cast of girls stand their ground while animal specters invade their immediate surroundings. The image of an unperturbed pre-teen girl holding an oversized insect …

Why Astronauts Burn Their Dirty Underwear

An interview with the guy responsible for dressing astronauts.<p>Robert Trevino is a senior engineer with NASA's Crew and Thermal Systems Division. Among other duties, that means he's responsible for what astronauts wear in outer space. Whether it's regular cotton polos and cargo shorts on the …

What Is The Universe's Third Most Common Element?

In the earliest stages of the Universe, it was too hot to form neutral atoms or even atomic nuclei, as they’d immediately be blasted apart by a collision. By time the Universe had expanded and cooled enough that we could form stable nuclei, things were sparse enough that we wound up with 75% …

Universe

A Dead Simple Tool To Find Out What Facebook Knows About You

A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information the company might have on you.<p>If you could measure all the information you consume online, what would you learn about yourself?<p>That’s the question behind the new Chrome extension Data Selfie. Created by developers Hang Do Thi Duc …

MINUS-8 Watches

Check Out This Cool Gif Showing How Lens Focal Length Changes People's Faces in Portraits

The below gif is one of the cooler things we've seen on Reddit lately. It gives you a visual demonstration of how changing the focal length of your …

11 new trailers you should watch this week

Take your mind off that inauguration thing for a few minutes<p>Some weeks, you really need the pick-me-up of a movie, and for a lot of us, this is one of them. So while it's not exactly a long-term solution, I finally caught <i>La La Land</i> this week, and it's one of the few things that's been able to take …

There's new evidence that shows even more conclusively that a certain diet could slow aging

There's long been good reason to think that some form of calorie restriction could slow aging.<p>But it's always been really hard to know whether that strategy would work for humans.<p>However, a new study published this week helps clear up some long-standing confusion about whether restricting calories …

Holistic Medicine

Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery — All Done Without Screws, Nails, or Glue

Traditional Japanese carpentry, whether used to build a dinner table or the entire house containing it, doesn't use screws, nails, adhesives, or any …

Europe's first underwater museum opens off Lanzarote

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Art

Our Top 10 Vintage Lenses to Use on Digital Cameras

Why would anyone in their right mind want to use old lenses on their shiny new high-performance DSLR or mirrorless camera? The simple answer is that …

Cameras

How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night

It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right …

Landscape Photography

10 Great Literature Quotes About Music

10 great quotes about Music from literature. <i><br>[Gathered by Regina Kenney]</i><p><b>“Without music, life would be a mistake.”</b><br>― Friedrich Nietzsche, <i>Twilight of the</i> …

Literature

The Unsolvable Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript

The word “ink” is a child of the Latin <i>incaustum</i>, which means “having been burned.” In the Middle Ages, people thought that ink burned its way into parchment, because iron-gall inks go onto the page pale, then darken. This is not what’s happening, physically, but it makes sense as a metaphor: a …

The Time an Engineer Accidentally Started the Space Race and Changed the Course of History

We tend to look back on the white-hot 12 years between Sputnik I and Neil Armstrong and say, "Well <i>of course</i> the United States won the Space Race," …

Books

Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate-change doc is streaming for free ahead of US election

Before The Flood is now on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.<p>For a limited time, you can tour the world with Leonardo DiCaprio, free of charge. <i>Before The Flood</i>, an advocacy documentary that grimly examines climate change around the planet, debuted in September at the Toronto International Film …

Structural similarity found in both human cells and neutron stars

We humans may be more aligned with the universe than we realize. According to research published in the journal Physical Review C, neutron stars and …

New gene-editing trick discovered just in time for J-Lo’s “CRISPR” TV series

Rule one of journalism is that if you have any plausible reason to mention Jennifer Lopez in a highly technical story about genetics and biochemistry, go for it! And so we have.<p>Lopez, according to the Hollywood Reporter, is hoping to produce a dramatic TV series titled “C.R.I.S.P.R.," which would …

Genetics

You Don’t Need a Great Studio Space to Shoot Great Portraits

My name is Philippe Echaroux, and I’m a French celebrity photographer and an ambassador for Hasselblad and Elinchrom. I recently had to do a portrait …

A Triple Solar System, Stacked On Top of Itself, Is Forming in our Galaxy

A pair of binary stars each have their own accretion disks, and there is also a third, massive planet-forming disk of gas and dust encircling the whole thing.<p>IRS 43 might be the most bizzare star system we have ever discovered. Unlike our own solar system, and many other stars we have observed with …

These Are the Most Extreme Scuba Dives in the World

If you don’t have an underwater bucket list, Dive Butler can help.<p>Founded in 2008 by Alexis Vincent, the former scuba expert at Conrad Maldives …

Scuba Diving

NASA Says It'll Be Announcing "Surprising Activity on Europa" Next Monday

Let's all try to manage our expectations.<p>NASA will be holding a press conference next Monday to present new findings about "surprising activity on …

Mauritius wildlife holiday: beyond the beaches and luxury hotels

Often when we travel we see things that horrify us but which are also slightly thrilling. I came across two things like that in <b>Mauritius</b>. The first was an ugly, reddish bird, a bit like a prehistoric dove. Although its numbers are slowly recovering, it’s still one of the rarest birds in the world. …

Beyond the beaches: exploring Mauritius

There is no questioning the beauty of Mauritius' beaches. And the famous powder white sands, which slope gently into sapphire blue waters, have long lured visitors to the island. Yet beyond their achingly picturesque aesthetics lies an island waiting to be discovered: markets hum, gardens bloom, …

The Essential Guide to a Luxury Holiday in Mauritius - Vagabondish

“Mauritius was made first, and then heaven: and that heaven was copied after Mauritius,” said Mark Twain after visiting the tropical island in 1896. …

Hiking Peaks on an Island Paradise

Cobalt, cerulean, azure, ultramarine . . . When viewed from above, the Indian Ocean is so much more than just blue.<p>I was standing near the top of Le Morne Mountain, a basaltic monolith on the west coast of Mauritius. From my perch, I could see a smattering of small islands, a fleet of local …

Hiking

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck<p>2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."<p>—<i>Jane Eyre</i>, Charlotte Brontë"<p>Suggested by khlaw1993<p>3. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your …

Literature