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17 Spine-Tingling New Books For Fans Of Dystopia

Our definition of dystopia is a broad one — any vision of the future that could go awry qualifies.<p>The end of 2016 brought with it a spike in classic dystopian book sales. George Orwell’s <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i> and Margaret Atwood’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> ― which will be released as a Hulu show this month …

The most sophisticated people you never knew

The people who lived in Orkney, Scotland 5,000 years ago were extremely sophisticated – as John Lewinski discovers first-hand when he tries to learn the skills they used to survive.<p>The clouds passing over the island of Papa Westray graciously withheld their rain as I piled together dry wood, grass …

Archaeology

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

5 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Image source: Getty Images.<p>I bet you can think of plenty of reasons not to retire early. For example, you might face steep healthcare costs, you might run out of money, or you might get bored. Those are legitimate concerns, yet there are some good reasons to consider retiring early anyway. Here's a …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

Striking Black & White Portraits of Elegant Dancers Caught in Captivating Motion

Based in St. Petersburg, artist Vadim Stein boasts an extensive and eclectic background. Though he currently identifies as a photographer, videographer, sculptor, and stage designer, his past creative endeavors span graphic design, art restoration, and even acting. Each experience—though seemingly …

How H.R. Giger Invented Sci-Fi's Most Terrifying Monster

Taschen's monograph on the late genius H.R. Giger took ten years to complete and is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the artist's inimitable work. In this excerpt, writer Andreas J. Hirsch explains why Giger's work is like a "Rosetta Stone."<p><i>The following excerpt from Taschen's</i> …

Royal swan upping – in pictures

It’s July on the Thames and time to ... count swans. <b>Dan Kitwood</b> and <b>Toby Melville</b> photograph the curious centuries-old annual census where the birds on the river are tagged and counted

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Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

read Paul Westerberg's tribute to Prince

There have been a lot of tributes to <b>Prince</b> from fellow musicians, but one that many people have been keeping an eye out for is fellow Minneapolis …

The artist reviving the exquisite techniques of the Old Masters

I was excited to read this article about Jacob Collins, an artist working in the style of the old masters--so many oil glazes!--as it's the effect I …

Giant holes found in Siberia could be signs of a ticking climate 'time bomb'

When a helicopter pilot spotted the first crater in summer 2014, everyone was baffled.<p>The 100-foot-wide hole appeared on the Yamal Peninsula seemingly out of nowhere, during a tense season of Russian military action in Ukraine and international sanctions.<p>And then more appeared. Lacking a better …

The 10 most beautiful ceilings in the world

Some of the world’s most glorious sights can only be experienced if you crane your neck. Jonathan Glancey looks up.

Southern Italy

How to Make Homemade Asian Dumplings from Scratch

<b>Prepare the filling:</b> Mix all the filling ingredients together. Taste (if not using raw meat) and adjust seasonings to taste. Set the filling near …

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

A Scientist Explains How Meditation And Prayer Rewire Your Brain

Here's what's behind the amazing physical and mental health benefits of the practice.<p>Whether you see meditation or prayer as the gateway to enlightenment or just a way to stay more focused at work, one thing that's certain is that the practice comes with a whole host of physical and mental health …

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Sustainable Jewelry Grows a Jungle of Living Succulents

Susan McLeary (of PassionflowerMade) designs jewelry, but not just any jewelry–the artist designs <i>living</i> jewelry! Using succulents that she handpicks from a small, family-owned greenhouse, McLeary crafts intricate headpieces and biotic accessories. For 2-4 weeks, the plant artist's whimsical works …

World Press Photo of the Year goes to image of child crossing border fence

Shot amid the unfurling drama of the European migration crisis and described as “haunting” by one member of the competition jury, this black and white image by Australian photographer Warren Richardson has won the coveted World Press Photo of the Year award – the most prestigious prize in …

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The Photographer Fighting Against 'Body Positivity'

Tired of photographing subjects who are supposed to feel sexualized or empowered by nudity, Anastasia Kuba wants to capture the ambivalence, anxiety, and discomfort we feel about our bodies instead.<p>The photographer Anastasia Kuba is an expert on nudity: Her portfolio includes the work she's done as …

Hieronymus Bosch fantasies reunited in hometown show - CNN Style

Written by By Nick Glass, CNN<p>Hieronymus Bosch arguably had the wildest, most fantastical imagination in art history -- painting our deepest fears, our deepest desires.<p>500 years after his death, he is finally being accorded an honor almost certainly unthinkable during his lifetime -- a retrospective …

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

Chicken Soup

These comforting recipes include classic chicken noodle soup and hearty chicken-and-sausage gumbo.

Chicken Lo Mein Recipe by Tasty

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Warm Up and Stay In With This Homemade Wonton Soup

<i>The following post was originally featured on Jelly Toast and written by Emily Caruso, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>This week happens to be one of my favorite weeks of the winter: soup week! For the second year in a row I have teamed up with my friends Melanie and Courtney to share some of …

Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal 'own goal'

<b>Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking.</b><p>Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios he singles out.<p>And he says that further progress in science and technology will create "new ways things can go …

New-Fashioned Snickerdoodles Recipe

If you think snickerdoodles are simply <i>cinnamon</i> sugar cookies, think again. Properly made, they have crispier edges and chewier middles, with a rich and tender crumb beneath their shimmery crusts. Once upon a time, those qualities came from cutting butter with hydrogenated shortening, but I prefer …

The tragic fate of the people who stop sleeping

A handful of families are cursed with “fatal insomnia”, a cruel disease that leads to months of sleepless nights and terrible exhaustion. Will a controversial cure save their lives?<p>Silvano was on a cruise ship when the family curse struck. An elegant 53-year-old with striking red hair who enjoyed …