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Fairground thrills - a picture from the past

Pictures from the past<p>Photography<p>The public's appetite for gravity defying thrills dates back to the early Russian Mountains rides. L.A. Thompson patented the roller coaster on this day in 1885<p>Karin Andreasson<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>Topics<p>Photography<br>• Pictures from the past

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

The Most Photographed (and Uploaded) Places in the World According to Google

You may not be familiar with Google Maps’s Panoramio service. It aggregates uploaded photos with geotagged information and presents them in a map …

4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

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2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …

Americans Don't Trust Each Other Anymore

WASHINGTON (AP) — You can take our word for it. Americans don't trust each other anymore.<p>We're not talking about the loss of faith in big institutions such as the government, the church or Wall Street, which fluctuates with events.<p>For four decades, a gut-level ingredient of democracy — trust in the …

High Speed Photos of Exploding Light Bulbs BY JON SMITH

Jon Smith fills incandescent light bulbs with objects, liquids and other substances and creates explosions which he then captures using high-speed …

The Cyborg Foundation: we urge you to become part-machine

Moon Ribas and Neil Harbisson from The Cyborg Foundation urged the audience at Pioneers Festival to consider experimenting with cyborgism.<p>Both Ribas …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees, it turns out, can learn to recognize biomarkers of disease very quickly. “Bees can be trained in a few minutes,” Soares says. Like dogs, they …

Celebrity Portraits Carved into Corrugated Cardboard

Artist and redditor Elliot Frantz (u/thejehosephat) carved these amazing portraits into everyday pieces of corrugated cardboard. Using a simple …

What Is a Poem?

You read it; it reads you. An Object Lesson.<p>When I used to ask students what a poem is, I would get answers like “a painting in words,” or “a medium for self-expression,” or “a song that rhymes and displays beauty.” None of these answers ever really satisfied me, or them, and so for a while I …

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

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Articles about 7 fantastic backyard buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...<p>Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for …

Wellbeing Toilet – Next Generation Toilet Enhances Your Body Position for Proper Elimination

<b>Wellbeing Toilet</b> is a redesigned toilet as part of a challenged commissioned by Dyno-Rod, the plumbing and drains specialists, to come up with better …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

6 Rules for Eating Right as a Runner

Keep it simple, keep it balanced, and stay hydrated.<p>When you start exercising regularly, you might have to revamp some of your everyday eating habits in order to feel your best while you’re working out and avoid unwanted bathroom stops. Here are some general rules.<p>Go on Empty (Sometimes)<p>What you …

The Health Benefits of Cranberries

They're increasingly throught to aid heart health as well as urinary tract issues.<p>Here's your well-timed research review for the weekend: An article in the journal <i>Advances in Nutrition</i> that reviews information on the bioactive components in cranberries and the effect of cranberry consumption on …

The Best Fruits For Fueling Your Body

First celebrated in chiropractor Douglas Graham’s 2006 book <i>The 80/10/10 Diet,</i> the all-fruit diet has long had a cult following: Steve Jobs, among others, was an adherent. But the endurance world took notice after long-distance runner and fruitarian Michael Arnstein, 36, won last year’s Javelina …

Beer-Tapping Physics: Why A Hit To A Bottle Makes A Foam Volcano

Beer tapping: the classic jerk party move, now scientifically explained. Credit: Morgan Walker/NPR<p>Ah, the old beer-tapping prank: One strong hit on the top of an open beer bottle, and poof! Your IPA explodes into a brewski volcano.<p>"In one second, most of your beer has really turned into foam," says …

The Most Expensive Book in the World Just Sold for $14.2 Million

A Sotheby's employee handles a copy of the Bay Psalm BookPHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)<p>The first …

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …

How Google Earth is busting Persian Gulf nations for overfishing

Weapons-grade uranium isn’t the only thing Iran may be hiding. The country does not report its fishing catch to the United Nations, which is problematic given that the Persian Gulf, like other areas of the world, suffers from overfishing. But thanks to Google Earth, scientists now know that Iran …

6 Secrets of Highly Successful Runners

What really improves performance? Intense training sessions—as long as you do them right. So we asked elites who run hard several times a week to explain how you can get the most out of your quality workouts.<p>In the weeks leading up to the Boston Marathon last April, Ryan Hall logged hundreds of …

Play Music Old School Style with the iRecorder

Relax, are you hungry like the wolf for some cool new gadgets? Well then take on me with the iRecorder. It might take your breath away with it’s old …

Support Dogs Operate Washing Machine (video)

Yup, you read that title right! UK-based appliance maker JTM Service has created a washing machine, considered “Woof to Wash,” that can be operated …

The 10 Most Expensive Streets In The World

As part of their recent Billionaire Census, international wealth intelligence firm Wealth-X evaluated average property prices to find the most expensive streets in the world.<p>According to their census, the world's billionaires hold an average of $78 million worth of real estate. Keep reading to see …