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The Masochist's Marathon

The world's top ultrarunners fight to compete in the Barkley Marathons, an ever-shifting race designed by a madman to break their spirits through 100 miles of hellish Appalachian mountains. So far, only 14 people have completed it.<p>A man is begging on the side of a Tennessee mountain. He's crumpled …

Running

Model Citizens

Whaling is intertwined with the history and culture of the Caribbean island of Bequia. The relationship runs so deep that local craftsmen carve …

Airline sells individual seat tickets for 'haunted' dolls

These days air travel hardly guarantees you the seat you want—and you can forget about meals.<p>But a Thai Airline is not only selling individual seats for dolls, but is serving them drinks and a meal too.<p>The low-cost Thai Smile Airways--a subsidiary of Thai Airways-- is offering child-fares for dolls …

Best Places to Retire in 2018

“Where should I retire?” This is the question we hear most often at <i>International Living</i>, and every January we give you our most definitive answer in …

Wasp study finds sting in the tail for cancer cells

Research has found a Brazilian wasp’s venom could destroy tumours of leukaemia, prostate and bladder cancer without harming healthy tissue<p>The venom of the Brazilian wasp <i>Polybia paulista</i> contains a powerful “smart” drug that selectively targets and destroys tumour cells without harming normal cells, …

Cancer

The World's Most Powerful Computer Network Is Being Wasted on Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining machines are insane powerhouses, and they're only getting crazier. How much power is getting sunk into the digital cryptocurrency? …

Sketching Instagram: co-founder Mike Krieger reveals the photo app's humble beginnings

On Facebook, creating filters, and why the web version took so long<p>Mike Krieger is a co-founder of Instagram. Having built the first version of the app years ago, he has been called the “soul” of the company and leads its engineering team today. Before Instagram, Krieger was a user experience …

SoundCloud Gets Google+ Sign-In, Sharing On Android & iOS

The official SoundCloud apps for Android and iOS have today been updated to add support for Google+ Sign-In, allowing you to use your Google+ account in place of Facebook or Twitter. What’s more, there’s also support for Google+ sharing.<p>Google+ Sign-In was rolled out around a year ago in an effort …

Apps

Watch Newt Gingrich’s Embarrassingly Hilarious Video On Renaming Cell Phones

Thank you, Newt Gingrich, for this YouTube gem; I think America needed a good laugh. Last week, the former Republican presidential front-runner and moon colony-enthusiast called upon the wisdom of the Internet to come up with a term for an Internet-connected phone, apparently not knowing that they …

A Teary-Eyed Bill Gates Emotionally Recalls His Final Meeting With Steve Jobs

During an interview with Charlie Rose that aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday evening, an emotional Bill Gates talked about his final visit with …

Amazon buys Samsung's color e-ink company

The online retail giant acquires Liquavista, a screen tech company that made a splash at the 2011 CES with its color e-reader.<p>Samsung has sold e-ink company Liquavista to Amazon, the company confirmed Monday.<p>"We are always looking for new technologies we may be able to incorporate into our products …

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher education teaching that can include thousands of students in a single lecture. The two institutions have already launched an online …

Bitcoin mining operation tops world’s fastest supercomputers

Bitcoin, the online currency that looks to revolutionize how we look at money in an online environment, is rising in popularity. However, in order to …

Bitcoin

3D Printing Is The Future, But What Kind Of Future?

The crescendo of media reports about the advent of a DIY printable firearm has caused an understandable uproar. In the wake of so many high-profile, mass-casualty incidents involving firearms — and a lot of impotent rage by our elected officials — it seems counterintuitive that, as we circle the …

LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

Learning a language is never easy. One thing that’s usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. LanguageTwin, a startup I met at the Willamette Angel Conference in Corvallis, Ore., last week, aims to do just …

CEO Jeff Weiner Has A Big, Audacious Goal For LinkedIn's Next Decade

LinkedIn Corp. promotes its service as a stepping stone to a more enriching career. As it turns out, the professional networking company's initial public offering was a great place to start a rewarding investment portfolio, too. LinkedIn's stock has nearly quadrupled in value from its $45 IPO price …

Peter Thiel

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Play Atari's classic 'Breakout' right inside Google Image Search

If you're looking for screenshots of Atari's 1976 blockbuster <i>Breakout</i>, you may be in for a surprise today. Typing "atari breakout" into Google Image Search will return a fully playable version of the game, where the images are rendered as breakable blocks.<p>The original version of the game was …