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STA Travel Stops Animal Tours Pending Further Review

STA Travel, which provides flights, accommodation, tours and expeditions for 2.5 million students and young people each year, has stopped tours …

This Is What It Looks Like To Dive Between Continents

This takes "two places at once" to a whole new (lower) level.<p>The Silfra fissure is a deep, watery crack that separates the North American and Eurasian continents. It's the place where two massive tectonic plates once met and now slowly drift apart, causing earthquakes about once per decade.<p>For …

The wild side of Western Australia

Covering one-third of the continent, vast Western Australia teems with wildlife – and there’s rarely a soul in sight.<p>Measuring the length of a school bus and weighing some 19 tonnes, whale sharks are the world’s biggest fish – and one of the rarest. As a result, the chance to cruise alongside one …

Door reinvented with folding mechanism by Klemens Torggler

This radical redesign of a door by Austrian artist Klemens Torggler uses a folding and pivoting system to collapse and roll to one side.<p>Instead of a …

Top Outbound Tourism Destinations for China's New Year Travelers

The Chinese New Year holiday season is almost upon us, and that means the busiest travel time in the world—literally. The Chinese government has …

Airlines Could Save Millions by Boarding Flyers Based on Their Carry-on Luggage

Looking to save money and time, the airline industry has for years tried to come up with the fastest way to seat passengers.<p>Some airlines board from …

A Major Search Engine Is Shaking Up Online Travel, But It's In China

Anyone disappointed that Google hasn’t done more with Google Flight Search or Google Hotel Finder need just look to China to point to a dominant …

Most International Flights Will Soon Have Two Fewer Engines…But That’s OK

A new deal sets the stage for the rise of the Boeing 777…and spells the end of four-engined planes flying overseas. But that’s quite all right.<p>It has …

Starwood and Expedia Ask Federal Judge to Dismiss Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Expedia Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit in which they are accused of conspiring with …

Starwood Launches the Weirdest Hotel Flash Sales on the Internet

How often to do you see a major hotel chain running its own “flash sales” for properties where occupancy is obviously hurting?<p>Not often.<p>Starwood …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Engineering

Modern Japanese House

• 1 |<p>The entry to the home features glass walls and a sunken patio. Light can filter into the house’s main room or be kept out with neutral shades that …

Starry Light by Anagraphic

The Starry Light, a collection of constellation lamps, comes from a collaboration between graphic designer Anna Farkas, of Anagraphic, and interior …

Raising Tastier Sea Urchins For Foodies And The Environment

Sea urchins are considered a culinary delicacy in many parts of the world, including Japan and the United States. The market for this "foie gras of the sea" is growing rapidly — so fast that supply can't keep up with demand.<p>But a scientist in Birmingham, Ala., says he's found a solution: He's built …

Instant Ombre for Your Walls

Add wallpaper to the latest trend of all-things-ombre. What initially looks like a cleverly painted ombre wall turns out to be wallpaper. Made by …

West Texas

Billionaire reveals Hyperloop supersonic transport system

<b>News:</b> entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed designs for a supersonic Hyperloop transport system to link Los Angeles and San Francisco in just 30 …

Peel-And-Stick Wood Panels Provide An Instant Reclaimed Look

Now available from West Elm, Stikwood panels are ultrathin planks that use less energy and material than ordinary reclaimed wood.<p>“I love the smell of wood. The feel of wood. I love everything about wood,” Jerry McCall says. “But I’ve always been a bit upset about how wasteful it can be.” The master …

Night Stroll: Geometric Lightscapes Animated on the Streets of Tokyo by Tao Tajima | Colossal

<p>Night Stroll is a lovely animated short by Tao Tajima. Various light figures are seen interacting with locations around Tokyo, I can’t begin to …

Minimalist Design – Living In Style As A Bachelor

Bachelor pads, in general, tend to lack style. They are very simple spaces as men tend to think only about the bare necessities. However, there’s …

Sharp Minded Tests

You asked for another test for your brain so we delivered what you want! Here is another intriguing #test for only the sharp minded that can step up …

Vintage Trailer Rentals from Goodness Travels

Clear your calendars, New Yorkers—the weekend road trip just got a heck of a lot cooler. While vintage trailer rentals have been a thing on the west …

Tobias Tovera

I now live in an apartment that is basically one big long railroad of white walls. My previous apartment was quite small and the amount of wall space …

39 Bright Tropical Bedroom Designs

If you want to feel summer and heat all the time and not only during warm seasons, there’s a great idea – make a tropical bedroom! Bright colors …

Self Balancing Electric Unicycle Is Available for $2,700

Hammacher Schlemmer just got something new in its catalog, <b>Self Balancing Electric Unicycle</b> which you can actually buy. We’ve seen many concepts about …

Shiraume - our favourite home in Kyoto, a 160 year old traditional Japanese ryokan, located in Gion. The whole place is impeccable to Japanese perfection! No doubt we'll be back there the next time we're in Kyoto.

Airbus

Hong Kong launches new luxury cruise terminal http://bit.ly/11BwTkJ

Google Japan by Klein Dytham Architecture

Tokyo practice Klein Dytham Architecture referenced traditional Japanese festivals, bathhouses, fishponds and timber houses for the interior of …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/06/10/the-dusit-thani-maldives/ The Dusit Thani Maldives

Holy Tristan Lighted Glass and Concrete Tables

Designed by Michael Neubauer, these lighted tables are a fun addition to your family room. New Germany-based design label Docstone focuses primarily …