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12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

NASA Releases Beautiful ‘Gravity’-Inspired Photo Set Ahead of Oscar Night

<b>Spoiler Alert</b>: The first paragraph of this article gives away a major part of the movie ‘Gravity.’ Skip past it if you haven’t seen the movie …

Ubisoft shows off Snowdrop engine with help from Tom Clancy's 'The Division'

Ubisoft's showing off a new trailer for Tom Clancy's <i>The Division</i>, and it's a stunner. Sure, we don't hit every gaming trailer that comes across our radar, but this one certainly piqued our interest, as its good looks owe a lot to the new Snowdrop engine -- as the French game company puts it …

The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

Historians tend to rate JFK as a good president, not a great one. But Americans consistently give him the highest approval rating of any president since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Why?<p>Among the many monuments to John F. Kennedy, perhaps the most striking is the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, in the …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

20 Inspiring Quotes from John Muir

<b>Been outside lately? How about a few reminders</b> from the Poet Laureate of the High Sierra? John Muir was ecstatically writing about the mountains 100 …

The 10 Most Beautiful Places On Earth

Although this list is alphabetical, AJ has a particular soft spot for the Dolos.<p><b>What are the most beautiful places on earth?</b> To find out, we …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Product Reviews

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action

1) No one man is ever bigger than the club ...<p>José Mourinho had a point to make about the Stamford Bridge crowd during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City. "They gave me more than I deserve," he said. "But from now on, they have to support the players. Bring the players' songs back. Support them. I …

Lance Armstrong should have seven Tour de France titles reinstated due to prevalence of doping, says Jan Ullrich

Former cyclist Jan Ullrich says Lance Armstrong should have his seven Tour de France victories reinstated because of the prevalence of doping at the time.<p>Ullrich, who won the <b>Tour</b> in 1997, tells <i>Sport Bild</i> magazine he would "give <b>Armstrong</b> the Tour victories back. ... That's how it was back …

Study: Sea-level rise threatens 1,400 U.S. cities

How bad is the sea-level rise? Though scientists debate the severity, a new study says at least 316 U.S. cities and towns will be mostly submerged unless pollution can be pulled from the sky.<p>A rise in sea levels threatens the viability of more than 1,400 cities and towns, including Miami, Virginia …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

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August 2013

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Sharknado film creates Twitter storm

A made-for-TV horror film about a host of lesser known stars battling a giant tornado filled with sharks has become a spontaneous online phenomenon.<p>Sharknado, a new made-for-TV film in which Ian Ziering and Tara Reid battle sharks falling from the sky, debuted in the US last night – and promptly …

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.