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What Are the Most Popular Architecture Websites in the World?

At a time when so much of what we do happens online, there is a lot we can learn from tracking the way we use the web. Alexa is an Amazon company …

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

28 Great Documentaries For People Who Hate Documentaries

Documentaries get a bad rap. True, some of them are ungodly boring while others are blatantly one-sided in their presentation of facts. But then …

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Forget Schrödinger's Cat: The Latest Quantum Puzzle Is About Three Pigeons in Two Holes

For decades, Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment involving a cat has been the turn-to illustration of quantum mechanics. But now there’s a new …

What If Famous Filmmakers Were Houses?

What would a house designed by Stanley Kubrick look like?<p>The first step in any great film is figuring out the set design: the storyline, the characters, and the world they live in. It's easy to equate the job of a filmmaker to that of an architect, building a film from the ground up, brick by …

Animation

Live Off The Grid With This Crazy Self-Powered Pod

Wind. Solar. Rain collection. And room for two to get away.<p>We all have our fantasies about lighting a match to our careers and going off grid. But they come to a grinding halt as soon as we tally the logistical hassle and financial toll of building a house in the middle of nowhere.<p>Which is exactly …

Swiss Army Knives

35 incredible travel destinations you've probably never heard of

Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of the 35 hidden gems around the world that are worth the trek.<p><i>Additional reporting by Megan Willett.</i>

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Get A Custom-Made Bike Without Breaking The Bank

KP Cykler makes customizing a classic bicycle online easy and affordable.<p>Denmark-based designer Kaspar Peek has been a bike fanatic since childhood. He has worked as a bike mechanic, participated in BMX competitions, and commuted around London, where he used to work at a creative agency, on his …

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Gorge de Coaticook Park Is A Real-Life Fairytale, Thanks To Hundreds Of Lights

Turns out fairytales ARE real after all.<p>By day, Gorge de Coaticook is one of Quebec's most precious nature parks with the one of the longest suspended footbridges in the world.<p>But by night, the forest turns into a surreal wonderland of fairytale proportions. At a special attraction known as Foresta …

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LADbible

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>LADbible. 31,361,887 likes · …

NASA's travel posters promote newly discovered planets

As interest in space travel grows, NASA has created posters advertising holidays on planets that could potentially support life.<p>The American space …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

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The Visual Styles Of Your Favorite Directors, Recreated With Stock Footage

Can the aesthetics of Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino be boiled down to a few search terms? Shutterstock says yes.<p>Can you differentiate between the work of famous filmmakers and stock footage? It might be harder than you think, as this new video by Shutterstock demonstrates. The stock …

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Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?<p><i>Editor's note: Mars One recently narrowed its pool of candidates to 100 people--many of whom we featured in the November 2014 issue (part of which exists here). We've reposted this story for your</i> …

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The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

Watch Jony Ive and Elon Musk talk design and sci-fi transportation

Tired of hearing little more than soundbites from tech luminaries such as Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk? Today's your lucky day. <i>Vanity Fair</i> has posted its full video interviews with both Ive and Musk, giving you an insight into how the two executives work. Not surprisingly, Ive's chat …

Best Websites — October 2014's Picks

Locating “The Top 10 Websites for Designers” each month is no easy task. HOW art director Adam Ladd meticulously combs the internet in search of …

How Australia Perfected Solar Power and Then Went Back to Coal

In the 1980s Australia led the world in solar technology. Fast-forward to 2014, and one of the country's largest solar farms has been canned. So what happened?<p><i>All images courtesy of the Clean Energy Council</i><p>There was a time in the 1980s when Australia led the world in solar technology. To begin …

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How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

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Travel Website and App Design Concept by Kristian Hay

Wayfarer, a travel & discovery website and app concept.<p>Wayfarer is a hypothetical website and app concept, which provides an all-in-one travel …

Share What You Know and People Will Buy What You Sell

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates all have in common? Each is an amazing salesperson. They’re able to get in front of others, clearly present their vision and persuade people to buy in.<p>By necessity, every …

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27 Of The Best Places In The World To Swim

Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for <i>great</i> swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 27 best places in the world to take a dip.<p><b>1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines</b><p>An island …

Where Can I Find the Real Grand Budapest Hotel?

<i>A:</i><p>The Grand Budapest Hotel is no more real than Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory. And there’s no alpine country called the Republic of Zubrowka—where Wes Anderson’s new movie is set—either. But don’t worry: you can still find hotels that share many of the same features as the Grand Budapest. Here …

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Watch Elon Musk Make An Emotional Speech About How Auto Dealers Are 'Perverting Democracy' To Destroy Tesla And Hurt Customers

Tesla was banned from using its direct-to-consumer sales model in New Jersey yesterday.<p>New Jersey joins Texas and Arizona as the third state to ban Tesla's sales model. Ohio has legislation pending that would do the same thing, and other states have discussed similar measures.<p>Here's how car sales …

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How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

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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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First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect: fields of clover, gabby locals, etc. But there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and find better things to do …

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