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These Post-Apocalyptic Books Will Freak You Out

Armageddon. The apocalypse. Judgement Day. For every word there is to describe the end of days, there are five different ways authors have envisioned …

Top 10 experimental thrillers

In these risk-taking novels, by writers from Paul Auster to William Burroughs, watching the formal adventures can be as thrilling as the detective work<p>Gertrude Stein once said fiction that merely related events was no longer interesting in an age of ubiquitous mass media. But Stein remained …

6 podcasts for people who love to travel

The coming of the new year means that for many of us, our paid time off (PTO) allocation resets. This lets us dream of how we'll spend that vacation time, and where we'll travel. If you're not sure which sights to see, a travel podcast might be just what you need. These six travel podcasts will …

Travel

9 Desserts For Peanut Butter Lovers

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The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience

The Golden Record is basically a 90-minute interstellar mixtape — a message of goodwill from the people of Earth to any extraterrestrial passersby who might stumble upon one of the two Voyager spaceships at some point over the next couple billion years.<p>But since it was made 40 years ago, the sounds …

Space Exploration

Man woken up by mysterious noises outside his home gets the most amazing surprise

When a photographer awoke to strange sounds coming from outside his house he may well have feared there was an intruder trying to get in.<p>Living in …

This rare genetic disease keeps you awake until you die

A woman and her husband completely changed career paths to study a deadly disease that killed her mother she learned she inherited.<p>Sonia Vallabh was …

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

India’s partition: ‘People in their final years are desperate to open up’

Long-hidden drawings and letters recalling a dark and fearful period are coming to light at last in India<p>Sardari Lal Parasher recorded what he witnessed during partition in hundreds of feverish sketches. Then he buried the images in a trunk for the rest of his life.<p>The artist, from western Punjab, …

LISTEN: 11 podcasts that dive into human history

From Malcolm Gladwell to “The History Chicks,” these shows explore an eternal question: “How did we get here?”<p>To understand where humanity is heading next, it helps to understand where we've been. There's nothing dry or dusty about the 11 history shows in this collection: they go deep into US and …

George Orwell Reviews We, the Russian Dystopian Novel That Noam Chomsky Considers “More Perceptive” Than Brave New World & 1984

We know George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> and Aldous Huxley’s <i>Brave New World</i>, at least by reputation, and we’ve heard both references tossed around with alarming …

Epic Books You Should Read if You Like 'American Gods'

From angsty red monsters to a literally dead God whose corpse must be disposed of, these seven Gaimanesque novels give ancient myths and religions a modern twist.<p>In Starz's new TV show <i>American Gods</i>, the deities and demons of ancient mythology must battle the new gods of technology and money. The …

Books

19 Lower-Body Stretches for When Your Legs and Butt Are Sore As Hell

You’ve mustered up the energy to hit the gym, try a new workout class, or head out on a long run this week—in other words, you’re crushing this whole …

Yoga

Tip: How to Unlock Your Tight Hip Flexors

Sit a lot? Here's how to loosen those tight hip flexors and feel better almost instantly.<p>If you sit all day you most likely have tight hip flexors. …

Yoga

There's A Japanese Word For People Who Buy More Books Than They Can Actually Read

Hello, fellow book hoarders.<p>Book hoarding is a well-documented habit.<p>In fact, most literary types are pretty proud of the practice, steadfast in their desire to stuff shelves to maximum capacity. They’re not looking to stop hoarding, because parting with pieces of carefully curated piles is hard …

10 Cocktails Every Man Should Know How to Make

From the classics to new twists by renowned mixologists, these libations will kick your weekend off right<p>March 24th is National Cocktail Day, so we've put together a list of cocktails you need to try out. Think cocktails aren't macho? Nothing is more manly than a guy who knows his drinks. These are …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

How to Make Spicy Sauerkraut Soup

This hearty, spicy sauerkraut soup is traditionally served during Christmas in Slovakia, but we think it makes for a simple, delicious warm-up all …

Cooking

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

Stunning Urban Instagrams by Erik Trent

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>Erik Trent</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and creative director based out of Dallas, who …

Flipboard

The 12 Most Underrated National Parks in the U.S.

The Great Smoky Mountains is America's most popular national park, welcoming more than nine million visitors every year, followed by the Grand …

National Parks

I tried out the perfect subscription box for anyone who loves craft cocktails

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>CrateJoy I enjoy sipping on craft cocktails. It's fun to see bartenders treat each drink like a piece of art, taste something more …

Alcohol

This photographer takes photos of blind cats to help get them adopted, and uh, we'll take them all

If there is one universal truth about the Internet, it’s that we love cats. Pictures of cats, videos of cats, GIFs of cats. Luckily for us, there is …

18 Free Exploratory Data Analysis Tools For People who don't code so well

Introduction<p>Some of these tools are even better than programming (R, Python, SAS) tools.<p>All of us are born with special talents. It’s just a matter …

Data Science

Misty Copeland Is A 21st-Century Queen In New Photography Book

Take a sneak peek at Gregg Delman's book that immortalizes a woman changing the face of dance.<p>Photographer Gregg Delman says he first came across the icon that is Misty Copeland in a magazine in 2011. Captivated by her gaze and chiseled physique, he cold-called Copeland’s agent to see if he could …

The best outdoor gear for camping, hiking, and exploring nature

It's Wilderness Week here at <i>The Verge</i>, and that means thinking about all the ways we can explore and admire nature, even if our park getaways happen to be few and far between. Because every good outdoor experience involves traveling light with gear that lasts a long time, we've put together a list …

How to Draw the Human Form: A Series

In light of the overwhelming support of my How to Draw an Eye post, I have decided to start a series of drawing tutorials. I begin by focusing on …

Graphics

These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now

Podcasts have become excellent sources for great storytelling, interviews, and journalism.<p>From a few minutes to more than an hour, podcasts give content creators a chance to speak directly to their listeners free of distractions, and give listeners a new way to expand their minds during their daily …

Self-improvement

10 OF AMERICA’S BEST HIKES LEADING TO GORGEOUS LAKES

By now you know hiking does wonders for your mind and body. Regardless of your motivation for getting outside—whether it’s to clear your head, catch …

Hiking

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Iceland

Northern. Lights.<p>Iceland is one of my favorite countries to visit and here are my top 10 reasons why I love this country so much:<p><b>1 | Waterfalls Galore</b><p>There are waterfalls everywhere in Iceland. Not only is there Gullfoss, Detifoss, and Godafoss, but there’s tons more throughout the country. I love …