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Travel Reveals 10 Ways America Is Different From the Rest of the World

After traveling around the world for two years we've noticed many differences between America and the rest of the world. From the proper way to eat pizza to how to tell time, here are a few of our favorites:<p><b>Metric system:</b> As an eager middle-schooler in the 1970s I was told that the United States …

7 Regrets to Avoid Before You Retire

Don't do what everyone says you should do, and other wisdom from those who learned the hard way.<p>Over the years we’ve interviewed thousands of people about their work, including many recent retirees. One of our favorite questions for the recently departed (from work) is about their regrets.<p>While …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

A brief, complete history of the gummi bear

Hans Riegel, chief executive of the German confectionary company Haribo, died of heart failure today at the age of 90 in Bonn, according to a statement from the company. Riegel, along with his brother Paul, built the small candy company founded by their father—also named Hans—in 1920 into a global …

38 Sandwiches We'd Make Over and Over Again

Sandwich fans? Same here! Here are some of our favorite recipes<p>You can eat them with your hands, pack 'em to go and share with friends. What's not to love about sandwiches? Here are some of our favorite recipes, from fried chicken, roasted eggplant to classics like bacon, egg and cheese.

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

Photography

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

The Ice Cavern

'It' Girls Through the Ages

A look back at some of our favorite women who have that elusive "it" factor<p>Before Alexa, Leandra, and Olivia. there was Edie, Suzy, and Penelope. And before them, there was Clara. And before Clara, there was Eve (as in, Adam and...). In honor of our look at the state of the modern It Girl in our …

These Songs Could Have Changed Your Life: The Best Rejected Songs of the Millennium

In which 20 Grantland writers wipe their eyes, put on their headphones, take a walk, and attempt to process the most egregious omissions from the …

Music

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Architecture

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful | Inc.com

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Patents

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

15 Creative & Multi-Functional Desks

You spend a good portion of your day at your desk. Why not make it a creative space that reflects your personality? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite creative and beautiful desks to make your home office a space you actually want to spend time in. And if these aren’t your speed we have DIY …

Mars Rover Curiosity's 10 Greatest Hits

The rover landed on Mars a year ago today. Happy Mars-iversary, Curiosity! You've been busy.<p>Mars rover Curiosity landed on the red planet one year ago today, so we here at <i>Popular Science</i> figured we'd take a look back at the journey. It's not an easy trip to summarize, since Curiosity marked a <i>ton</i> of …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

<b>First Place Winner: Dig Me River</b><p>It's finally time to announce the winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest! Out of more than 15,500 entries, this year's first place winner is Wagner Araujo for this energetic black and white shot of the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and …

Travel Photography

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Books

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Hyperrealistic Photographer Makes Animals Appear Magical

To convey that contradictory effect, Johan creates intricate digital constructs using photographs of animals he has taken all over the world, and re-situating them in new environments constructed from other photos.<p>His newest works will be displayed at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City from …

New York City

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

The 5 Best Party Schools For Science Nerds

Do you measure tequila shots in an Erlenmeyer flask? Read on.<p>Choosing the right university can seem like the most important decision of your life. And picking the right major and program is only half the battle. There's also the fact that for many students higher education is about expanding more …

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

Mexico City