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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: …

Books

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Doctor Who: 50 things you didn't know

1. The Doctor lives longer in France<p>French audiences watching Doctor Who dubbed into their native tongue obviously can’t be expected to know the difference between Christopher Eccleston’s Lancashire vowels and David Tennant’s adopted southern accent – but isn’t there some metaphysical conundrum …

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Nationwide Problem for Equal Rights

Advocates point to data showing that excessive disciplinary policies disproportionately target black, low-income and disabled students<p>What happens to …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Jim Jarmusch Watches the Thrones on 'Etimasia' - Premiere

Filmmaker collaborates on guitar with lutenist Jozef Van Wissem<p>As in his movies, Jim Jarmusch leaves a lot of room for audience interpretation on …

Watch Movie Trailers Online | Hulu

Watch Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Incredibles 2 and many other trailers online.

How a Suggestion From Tom Hiddleston Became the Core Dynamic in 'Thor: The Dark World' – /Film

Even though Thor is the title character in <b>Thor: The Dark World</b>, it’s pretty obvious who the fans really want to see: <b>Tom Hiddleston</b> as Loki. The …

Bad News: 1.5 Million Tons of Floating Japanese Tsunami Garbage is Headed for North America--and It's Got Hitchhikers

In the past two years, residents of North America's west coast have received some "gifts": Soccer balls, wooden flooring and even entire boats have …

North America

Timelapse Photography of the Active Skies over La Palma

At 270 square miles (700 sq. km) and less than 100,000 residents, La Palma may be the third smallest of Africa’s seven main Canary Islands, but it …

David Bowie Gets 'High' in Louis Vuitton Ad

Attends a French Revolution-style party that features a song of his on harpsichord<p>David Bowie may not be touring or attending awards shows as of …

Comparing Vastly Different Body Types of Olympic Athletes

New York-based photographer Howard Schatz captures the diverse range of body types of Olympic athletes. Referring to a body as an athletic build is often thought to be a perfect, rippling mass of muscle boasting a six pack, but Schatz's series reveals the wide variety of heights, widths, body …

Muscle

The Internet Archive puts Atari games and obsolete software directly in your browser

The Internet Archive has officially released a tool that will let decades-old software run in your browser, along with a catalog of noteworthy, fun, or notorious games and applications. The Archive team has spent two years creating and troubleshooting a JavaScript port of the MESS computer software …

Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife's Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

Cancer

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …

Leonardo Da Vinci Mural Discovered Under Layers Of Paint During Sforza Castle Restoration In Italy

Restorers working on renovations for the Sforza Castle in Italy got quite a shock this week when they peeled away several coats of paint to reveal part of a Leonardo Da Vinci mural.<p>Buried beneath 17 layers of whitewash, the portion of the drawing -- which depicts a tree root stuck in a rock -- has …

Danish National Maritime Museum – review

Built beside Hamlet's castle in Helsingør, Denmark's maritime museum jars and jangles – but there's glorious method in its badness<p>What do you do if you want to design an iconic building – a concept which for at least a decade has been declared terminally ill – that is not an icon? What if you are …

Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

Largest study yet into genetics of Alzheimer's disease identifies double the previous number of genes associated with disorder<p>Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder.<p>Findings from the …

Thousands gather in Washington for anti-NSA 'Stop Watching Us' rally

Statement from whistleblower Edward Snowden read to crowd featuring groups from left and right of political spectrum<p>Thousands gathered by the Capitol reflection pool in Washington on Saturday to march, chant, and listen to speakers and performers as part of Stop Watching Us, a gathering to protest …

15 Songs That Stirred India.Arie's Soul

Photo: Monica Morgan/WireImage<p>Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment<p>"Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder<p>Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images …

Kalaripayattu Fighters, Indiandia

Incredibly Surreal Scenes Where Women Defy Gravity

In this project called <i>Zero Gravity</i>, Moscow-based photographer Nikolay Tikhomirov creates dramatic portraits that feature elegant female figures casually drifting into the air while everything around them stands still. The artist's surreal worlds are a creative blend between dreams and reality that …

Digital Art

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

New Portraits Chiseled Out of Walls by Vhils

Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, is known for transforming old, worn down walls into incredibly lifelike, ephemeral portraits. The artist's unique form of sculpture relies on chipping and scraping away at the walls of old buildings. The result is a variation of colors and …

Art

Visually Striking Portraits Explore the Culture of Holy Sadhus

During his travels to Nepal and India, photographer Alexis Pazoumian became interested in the Sadhus–the holy men who choose to live separated from society in order to focus on a life of spiritual meditation and contemplation. In the project, entitled <i>Sadhu Hundred</i>, each subject exudes a peaceful, …

Acquainted

WISH: A Monumental 11-Acre Portrait in Belfast by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada | Colossal

<p>Unveiled several days ago in Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of the Belfast Festival, <i>WISH</i> is the latest public art project by Cuban-American …

Surreal Photos of Singapore's Solar-Powered Supertrees

Is it just us or do these trees look like something out of a sci-fi movie or, the very least, digital paintings? Sure, there's a bit of post processing done to these images but, for the most part, these are actual photos of Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Back in 2009, we posted on …

Arunachal Pradesh

Tag: DIY

Pop Romance: 11 High/Low Design Ideas to Steal from Hero in Paris<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design …