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12 Awe-Inspiring American Castles

You don't have to travel to Europe to indulge your royal fantasies—it turns out we have towering turrets, secret passageways, and medieval moats …

8 Items You Never Pack... But Should!

10 Natural Phenomena You Need to See to Believe

Worms. Ice. Coral. Some of our planet's most unsuspecting elements are responsible for the most extravagant productions (move over, Cirque du …

Who Should You Tip? And How Much?

Chances are, you're tossing around money where you shouldn't—and neglecting to tip some of the people who deserve it most! Budget Travel sheds light …

Insider Secrets of Rome

With the newly elected Pope moving in and Easter approaching, the old adage about all roads leading to you-know-where seems especially true these …

High-fibre diet can cut stroke risk, scientists claim

A diet rich in fibre can cut the risk of stroke, one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability in the developed world, scientists claim.<p>…

NASA mission controllers will have to suspend Mars explorations for 17 to 21 days in April, 2013 as the sun comes between Earth and Mars. Details here: http://bit.ly/XkKTCf

FBI Wants To Spy On Your Online Chats As They Happen

Technology has moved on, and the FBI wants to be right there, snooping on the latest tech.<p>"Is this conversation unencrypted?" is going to be the new "Are you wearing a wire?"<p>Noting that communication technology has changed faster than the law, FBI general counsel Andrew Weissman said recently that …

Video: Underwater fish tornado

‘Fish tornado’ video taken off Cabo Pulmo National Park in Baja, California.<p>Photographer and marine biologist Octavio Aburto took this amazing video …

Video: A Taste of Sri Lanka in 3 Minutes

Before departing on our two-week trip through Sri Lanka, I knew very little besides the beaches and MIA's music. But after the adventure, we fell in love with the country. Two weeks is never enough to get to know a place but it gives you a good idea. We discovered the many uses of coconut, the …

Can Bacon Kill You?

Girl Scout cookies and ... beer? Here's how to pair them

San Francisco’s Cervecería de MateVeza recently set the Internet abuzz by brewing a batch of Girl Scout cookie-flavored beers. While you’ll probably never get to taste these one-and-done brews, it’s easy to experience the magical tastes of your favorite Girl Scout cookies and beer right in your own …

The Best Entries From Smithsonian's Photo Contest Finalists

The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions this year from photographers hailing from 112 countries. The pictures are broken down into five categories, including The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, and Altered Images.<p>Each category was narrowed down to 10 photographs for a total of …

Dependable Peaks

Articles about pooling around on Dwell.com - Dwell

A year and a half ago, three Danish powerhouse designers—Lars Holme Larsen of Kilo Design, Bjarke Ingels of BIG, and Jens Martin...<p>There was once a steel-decked river barge, decommissioned and idle in Morgan City, Louisiana.<p>Perched on picturesque Echo Mountain in Phoenix, this Wendell …

The Stunning Personal Projects Of An Unsung Master Of Modern Design

Irving Harper: Works In Paper celebrates the designer’s personal creative passions while elucidating–but not dwelling upon–his professional short shrifts.<p>Irving Harper–ring any bells? The man not only lived through the golden age of midcentury modern design, he contributed some of the movement’s …

Terrifying Volcanic Lightning Photographed by Martin Rietze | Colossal

<p>Photographer Martin Rietze recently traveled to Japan where he had the incredible opportunity (or near grave misfortune?) of photographing the …

In pictures: Pretending to live on Mars

16 Fantastic Behind The Scenes Of Photos From Famous Films

Every DVD released these days comes packaged with bonus footage - whether that be an ‘alternate ending’, commentary from the Director or interviews …

In pictures: F1 of yesterday

As the 2013 Formula 1 season gets underway in Australia photographer Mike Hayward delves into his archives and shares a selection of his pictures from past races.

Articles about 8 cool airstreams on Dwell.com - Dwell

The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.<p>First came the idea. Then came the late nights of Craigslist searching.<p>There's a magical nook on Williamsburg's Metropolitan Ave. sidewalk where the Graham St. L Train vent allows the …

Camping Retreat: Drew House by Simon Laws / Anthill Constructions

Drew House is a weekend retreat meant to reflect the times the homeowners spent camping in their youth, so Simon Laws of Anthill Constructions broke …

A Brief History of the Skyscraper

From a 10-story building that marked the beginning of the skyscraper age to the Empire State Building to China's 2749-foot monstrosity, towers just keep getting taller.<p>From a 10-story building that marked the beginning of the skyscraper age to the Empire State Building to China's 2749-foot …

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35 Deliciously Fun Vintage Guinness Ads

One of the best ad campaigns of all time. Happy St. Patrick's Day, fellow Irish (and fake-Irish) drinkers.<p><b>All images via the wonderful Brookston Beer Bulletin.</b><p>He has over 100 vintage Guinness ads archived. Take a look.

20 Photos from the Woods by Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans is a self taught, 26-year-old photographer who currently lives in Kent, England. He loves incorporating sunrises, vivid color, and …