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Ebooks: self-publish and be annotated

One might not be able to share an ebook, but it's possible to highlight and annotate them for all to see.<p>There is a moment in The Confessions when Saint Augustine is astonished to find another scholar, Saint Ambrose, reading silently to himself. This quiet encounter 16 centuries ago might be seen …

Your Favorite Venue of 2013

Where do you spend your weekends? Our readers weigh in on their favorite nightlife spots of 2013.<p>Living in Berlin as we do, it’s nearly impossible to find a weekend with <i>nothing</i> good happening. Whether your tastes run toward esoteric DIY events or massive mainstream raves, this is a city where the …

European Travel

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …

Inside Evasi0n, The Most Elaborate Jailbreak To Ever Hack Your iPhone

In Apple’s eternal cat and mouse game to control what you can and can’t run on your iOS device, score another one for the mice.<p>On Monday a team of hackers that calls themselves the evad3rs released evasi0n, the first jailbreak program that works for the iPhone 5, as well as the iPad 4, the iPad …

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop in jewel tones …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website.<p>The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition called, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," showing currently …

Brooklyn Museum

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

American Cities

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Muslim Brotherhood declared 'terrorist organisation' amid worsening security situation

The Egyptian government is intensifying its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, formally listing it as a terrorist organisation.<p>It comes in response to a worsening security situation in the country.<p>At least 350 members of the security forces have been killed in bombings and shootings.<p>This week a …

Egypt arrests dozens under anti-terror law, bomb hits Cairo | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt increased pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday, detaining dozens of its supporters on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organisation the day after it was declared one by the government, security officials said.<p>A bomb blast in a Cairo suburb wounded five people …

Doctor Who; Downton Abbey; Call the Midwife – TV review

Matt Smith has been a lovely Doctor, and this was a tearful goodbye. I'm weeping like an angel<p>I'm thinking about Jenna Coleman naked. I know, again! But this time it might be just about OK. She – Clara – is naked. Matt Smith – the Doctor – too. There's something for everyone here. He has rescued …