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World Cup 2014: from Spain to Algeria via England – ranking the 32 finalists

Uruguay become the 32nd and last team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup late on Wednesday night, so we asked Jonathan Wilson and Michael Cox to rate the finalists with only 15 days to go before the draw in Bahia. They both ranked the qualifying teams and gave them a score from 32 to 1.<p>Here is their …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

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Death at the Summit: How the Feds Killed a Market Oracle

0<p>SHARES<p>More than 200 climbers are entombed in the ice on Mount Everest. When wind clears the snow away, clothing and limbs sometimes surface like …

The Psychology of Stress, Orgasm, and Creativity

<i>“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’”</i> philosopher Alain de Botton argued in his meditation on sex, <i>“the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of</i> …

If You’ve Never Watched Robert De Niro’s Sonny Corleone Audition Now Is The Time

51 Photos From The 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The show started with a British theme and ended in a flurry of snow. Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy performed.<p>Despite the huge production, the focus was on the gorgeous models who walked the runway.<p>Candice Swanepoel sizzled in red, while Karlie Kloss rocked her controversial haircut.<p>Other favorites …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

7 Short Reasons to Make a Short

You’re dreaming of becoming a filmmaker. You’ve browsed the Raindance website; maybe you’ve signed up for your first Saturday Film School seminar. …

Film Festivals

The ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Feud and More Actresses Who Were Terrorized By Directors

The ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ feud heats up. Here’s nine horrific tales of directors terrorizing actresses. By Kevin Fallon.<p>Press tours are …

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10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Apple Introduces The iPad Air

Three years ago, Apple unveiled the original iPad, boxy and thick and heavy by comparison. Four iPads later, we’re here, welcoming the fifth generation iPad into the world.<p>And boy is it a beauty!<p>You’ve been waiting long enough, through a summer of rumors, so let’s just get right down to business on …

In Brazil Oil Bid, Oil Cos Agree To Give Nearly Half To Gov't

The Brazilian government auctioned off the rights for foreigners to go drilling for deep sea oil in the so-called Libra field in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday. Winning bidders were so anxious to get in on the action they’ve agreed to give away 41.6% of what they produce to the Brazilian …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

Mr. Moon: Indian Man Behind NASA’s X-ray Observatory (+Photos)

October 19 marks the birth anniversary the man behind the name of NASA’s premier X-ray observatory, the late Indian-American Nobel laureate …

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Animated GIFs of 19th Century Phenakistoscope Animations

These curious radial animations are from discs used in the phenakistoscope, a 19th century animation toy invented by Joseph Plateau. The animated …

Animation

The $60,000 sofa: are the excesses of the art market rubbing off on design?

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art,” said Andy Warhol. “Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”<p>With these words, Warhol could be the patron saint of the Frieze art fair, the four-day orgy of oligarchs that rolled into town last week. A …

3 Ways Burberry’s CEO Will Impact Apple’s New Spaceship-Style Headquarters

Apple’s latest high-profile hire Angela Ahrendts has deep experience designing corporate headquarters as the CEO of Burberry. Here’s how she might influence Apple’s new campus.<p>On Tuesday, Cupertino’s city council unanimously voted to green light Apple’s new sprawling campus, essentially the last …

Tim Cook

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Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open …

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Heroines of Cinema: ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ and the Real Problem With Male Filmmakers and Female Sexuality

Heroines of Cinema: 'Blue is the Warmest Color' and the Real Problem With Male Filmmakers and Female Sexuality<p>I am a man, and this is an article …