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The 1939 New York World's Fair

An idea dreamed up at the height of the depression, the theme of the 1939 World's Fair in New York was "The World of Tomorrow." Planners were given permission to develop 1,200 acres in Queens, on the site of a former ash dump . Government agencies, corporations, civic groups, and smaller …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

'We are all Martians': Chemist's otherworldly claim stirs debate

Science News<p>Are we all Martians? A controversial hypothesis contends that life on our planet had to get its start somewhere else — most likely on Mars — because the chemistry on early Earth couldn't have provided the required molecular machinery.<p>"The evidence seems to be building that we are …

WATCH: Is The Human Race In Danger Of Becoming Extinct Soon?

<b>TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new</b> …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Paint-dipped walls – a colorful trend in interior décor

Choosing the color for the walls is crucial for any interior designer and home owner. Sometimes it’s more than one color you need to take into …

Croissant Donuts, Made at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Embrace the trend. Hop on that bandwagon. And make croissant donuts at home. Julie from Dinner with Julie shows us how.</i><p>Yes, I made croissant …

Recipes

Answer to What are some of the best rare natural phenomena that occur on Earth?

Here are some of the best natural phenomena that occur on Earth.<p><b>Gippsland Lakes</b><p>The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called …

These NYC Subway Portraits From The '60s Are Marvelous

What is it about spying on people on the train — no matter what decade — that's just so delightful?<p>All images via Brooklyn Public Library

Libraries

A Mind-Bending Look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Photo of the Universe

Check out this mind-bending video that talks about the “Hubble Ultra Deep Field” image captured by NASA astronomers nearly a decade ago — a …

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

Best New Rooftop Bars in NYC

Summer is (unofficially) here and what better way to take in the glorious New York City skyline than from a rooftop bar? Visitors and locals alike …

Thirsty Thursday: Sip on Blackberry-Bourbon Iced Tea

For the perfect pitcher of something sweet, Southern and spiked, serve up a batch of some seriously tasty iced tea. Freshly brewed black tea is …

Cocktail of the Week: The Fortified Belle

<b>"The whole idea of stirred and boozy</b> big bold drinks is really popular right now. Something I want to avoid is doing what everyone else is doing, but the fact of the matter is that certain boozy whiskey drinks are delicious, especially when it's fall. I thought it'd be funny to create one that …

Most Earthlike Planets Found Yet: A "Breakthrough"

New exoplanets are at right distance from sun to support life, scientists say.<p><b>Planet hunters are significantly closer to their goal of finding an "Earth twin" with the discovery of two planets similar in size to our own, astronomers with NASA's Kepler mission announced today.</b><p>The planets, described …

15 Fabulous Pitcher Drinks for a Party

What's a party without a cocktail? But shaking them to order just isn't practical when there are guests to enjoy and dinner to finish. Two words for …

Château Sucker

The high-end-wine community was bewitched by its newest mystery man. Kurniawan wore clothing that was L.A.-hip and noticeably pricey: selvage jeans, …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Easy Dessert Recipes In Just 10 Minutes

You never have to skip out on dessert again.<p>Dessert is arguably one of the best courses offered during a meal. But, it also seems to be the first one cut. Either it's not healthy enough (but com'on guys, we all need a little sugar in our lives) or there's just not enough time to be messing around …