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

Jonathan Wilson and Michael Cox rate the 32 World Cup finalists for Brazil after Uruguay become the final team to qualify<p>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 …

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, …

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

As CEO of Intrade, John Delaney harnessed the wisdom of the crowds, with often freakishly prescient results. Technocratic dreamers were ecstatic …

Mount Everest

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 …

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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. …

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 …

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.

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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 …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

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 getting from one …

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 …

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

From a 'boutique fair' to the Barbican's Pop Art Design show, designers risk reneging on everything they should stand for<p>“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, …

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 …

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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 …

Men's Health

Foam rollers, workout headphones, boxing bags, and more<p>If you're looking for a way to change up your bench press, here you go<p>The wearables company has just announced an arsenal of apps available to Ionic users<p>The early adopters you're buying for this year will love this gear<p>You don't have to be a …

Men's Health

If you're looking for a way to change up your bench press, here you go<p>The wearables company has just announced an arsenal of apps available to Ionic users<p>You don't have to be a dad to appreciate this<p>From beers to reindeers, this deal of the day has you covered<p>"As a result of ongoing discussions, …

Men's Health

We all know it's a good idea to grab a snack after you hit the gym—but what, exactly, happens to your body if you don't?<p>"As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of 'The Ranch," a spokesperson for Netflix said<p>Whether they've managed to always …

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 …

Feminism

A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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