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7 Endangered NYC Foods You Should Eat Before They Disappear Forever

Hurry, eat everything now, before it's too late. Especially the bagels.<p>Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite issue a sobering reminder in the latest issue of <i>New York</i> magazine that "Today's Cronut could be tomorrow's Charlotte Russe." No food, no matter how traditional or locally beloved, is ever really …

Aurora Borealis Time-Lapse Photographed Through an Airplane Window

Who says you need to travel to exotic locations to capture the aurora borealis in action? Sometimes, all you need is a window seat on a …

Top 10 Photos of the Year 2013

We are very excited that PictureSocial, the photography network, is rapidly approaching the 1 million photos uploaded mark and our admins have been …

America's Safest City Is Only 300 Feet From One Of The Most Violent Cities In The World

El Paso, Texas was the safest city in the U.S. in 2010.<p>Juarez, Mexico, across the Rio Grande river, had the highest murder rate in the world in 2010.<p>This incredible division emerged thanks to a confluence of global forces, according to Michael Casey's new book, "The Unfair Trade<i>.</i>" These include the …

El Paso

The 25 best things you can do for your body

1. Meditate<p>Meditation may seem like a passing trend, but the newly-popular practice touts some serious health benefits. <i>Om</i>-ing is optional, but …

Wellness

NASA snubs billionaire's proposed manned mission to Mars in 2017

Dennis Tito wants to send two astronauts to Mars as soon as Christmas 2017, but NASA — from whom Tito's non-profit Inspiration Mars organization needs $700 million in funding — has snubbed the American billionaire. In an email statement sent to Inspiration Mars, NASA's David Weaver said "the agency …

The Truth About Eating At Night & Fat Loss

“Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince and eat dinner like a pauper.” This maxim can be attributed to nutrition writer Adelle Davis, and …

Nutrition

6 Moves for Sick Lats

Reach HigherReach up. Grab the bar. Pull yourself up. Repeat. It doesn’t get much simpler than that if you’re looking for an exercise that holds …

Workouts

12 Laws of Fat-burning for a More Chiseled Physique

1 of 12<p>1. Slash (Calories) and Burn<p><b>Step 1</b> revolves around simple math: You must eat fewer calories than your body is accustomed to in order to drop …

Nutrition

8 Pack Abs Workout: How To Get The Ultimate 8 Pack

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>General Fitness<p>Workout Type<p>Split<p>Training Level<p>Beginner<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>3<p>Time Per Workout15-30 …

Workouts

Nicolas Winding Refn and Cliff Martinez Explain the Intersection of Art and Finance, and 'Only God Forgives' – /Film

Celebrate the filmmaker who is able to rip stuff right out of their head and put it on screen. One of the most striking movies of 2013 is <b>Only God</b> …

Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide

Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter<p>Poachers in <b>Zimbabwe</b> have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, <i>The Telegraph</i> has …

Lance Armstrong tells Alex Gibney: 'The lie is no longer believable'

Alex Gibney doesn't do run of the mill. In 2006, his groundbreaking work on corruption at Enron, <i>The Smartest Guys in the Room</i>, was nominated for an Oscar. In 2008, he won the award with <i>Taxi to the Dark Side</i> – a brilliant exposé on the torture of prisoners by American military personnel in …

Is this the stomach-turning truth about what the Neanderthals ate?

It was the tell-tale tartar on the teeth that told the truth. Or at least, that is what it appeared to do. Researchers – after studying calcified plaque on Neanderthal fossil teeth found in El Sidrón cave in Spain – last year concluded that members of this extinct human species cooked vegetables …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

'Yeti lives': Abominable Snowman is 'part polar bear and still roams the Himalayas'

Research by an University of Oxford scientist has found a genetic match between an ancient polar bear and samples said to come from the Yeti - suggesting the creature known as the Abominable Snowman is still living in the Himalayas<p>The Abominable Snowman in pictures<p>It is one of the world’s most …

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

Lotus Cars

eBay Find of the Day: 1992 Minardi-Lamborghini M191L

Think of Italian Formula One teams and Ferrari is first and foremost to come to mind. But the Prancing Horse team is not the only game in town. What is today known as Scuderia Toro Rosso was once, and for two decades, known as Minardi. And for one (unfortunately unsuccessful) season, it was powered …

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Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

How to Eat an Apple Like a Pro

There's much more to eating fall's favorite fruit than simply sinking your teeth in. Here's how the experts evaluate an apple's look, taste, texture, and mouthfeel<p>The apple may be the simplest of fruits. Just pick it, wash it (or, in a pinch, rub it on your shirt till it shines), and bite in. No …

Smartwatches

Hackers Offered Over $13,000 To Crack iPhone Fingerprint Security

By Jim Finkle<p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Hackers are gearing up for Friday's iPhone 5S release with a contest to crack the device's first-ever fingerprint scanner, a high-tech feature that Apple Inc says makes users' data more secure.<p>A micro venture capital firm joined a group of security researchers to …

Tiger Genome Sequenced, Shows Big Cats Evolved to Kill

Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild.<p><b>The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill.</b><p><b>Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating appear narrowly shared, researchers reported, among species as distinct as the African lion and</b> …

1993 Nissan 240SX: The Craigslist Blue Light Special, Part 1! - Ignition Ep. 84

Volkswagen's less-is-more engine

The EA888 four-cylinder is galaxy ahead of the old 2.5.<p>Here's a surprise: we're not fans of VW's outgoing 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. As one editor put it, it can seem a little "agricultural." Or, to be even more blunt, it's slow to rev, underpowered for its displacement, and feels like yet …

Fuel Efficiency

The new Volkswagen GTI is well worth the wait

Forget the Scirocco. The Mk VII GTI is the machine to have.<p>It's always better if you can compare a new car against the last version of itself. So, ideally, I would have driven the current Mk VI Volkswagen GTI back-to-back with the 2015 Mk VII. Unfortunately, I didn't get that choice. It'll be …

Forex

GM to Shutter Performance Build Center in Michigan

Those looking to take part in the assembly of their Corvette’s V-8 engine through Chevrolet’s Engine Build Experience program should make plans to head south. According to a report in <i>Automotive News</i>, General Motors will close its suburban Detroit Performance Build Center engine-assembly facility in …

General Motors

A whale’s life story is recorded in its ear wax

The "earplugs" of blue whales are preserved in their skulls throughout their lives, and keep a record of chemical changes in the animals' bodies. Nick Ut<p>From a fetid, foot-long rod of earwax, extracted from the skull of a dead blue whale, scientists have unspooled an in-depth life story of one …

Extracted

You can now replace your PC with a smartphone. But will you?

Sales of PCs continue to decline, and that’s forcing PC makers to get creative. The latest example is an attempt by Acer, currently the number four maker of PCs in the world by market share, to replace the PC forever—with the smartphone.<p>Meet the Acer Extend prototype, which was unveiled this week …

Android Phones