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Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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Men stroked in their pants to shed light on chemistry that bonds relationships

Researchers have shed light on the chemistry that bonds one person to another by taking brain scans of men being stroked while in their underpants.<p>The Finnish study found that gentle stroking – which was not in sexually arousing areas – changed levels of opioid brain chemicals which work behind the …

National Geographic magazine turns 125

National Geographic magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary with a special October issue devoted to photography. Above is a selection of images from the upcoming edition. Read more about “The Power of Photography.” Coinciding with this, the magazine has launched a new photo blog, “Proof,” that …

10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

Wearable Tech

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

mythicalogical:

<i>The educational system in one image.</i><p><b>“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend the rest of its life thinking it’s an idiot.” -Albert Einstein</b><p>Reblogging. always. always. always.

Farm Laborers Get A Foothold With Their Own Organic Farms

Northern California’s Salinas Valley is often dubbed America’s salad bowl. Large growers there have long relied on thousands of seasonal workers from rural Mexico to pick lettuce, spinach and celery from sunrise to sunset. Many of these workers seem destined for a life in the fields. But a program that helps field workers, like Raul Murillo, start their own farms and businesses is starting to yield a few success stories.<p>f God permits, he says, he’ll continue turning a modest profit so he can …

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

'There is a 48% increased risk of all-cause mortality and about 125% increase in risk of cardiovascular events in people who spend more than four hours a day sitting. Read more: http://mayocl.in/Zx1Qcl' Via ScienceAlert

GoodData Raises $22M From Latin America’s Largest Enterprise Software Company

GoodData has raised $22 million in a Series D round, with funding led by São-Paulo-based TOTVS Ventures, the investment arm of TOTVS S.A., the largest enterprise software company in Latin America. Also participating were Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, Next World Capital and Tenaya …

In pictures: Sea angels and other amazing undersea creatures

For centuries we've looked to the stars, dreaming of the weird and alien worlds that exist beyond the confines of Earth. But beneath the sea live …

Sauced: Jalapeño Jam

<b>Jalapeño jam</b> isn't a supermarket staple where I live in New York. So when a barbecue glaze I made recently called for it, it took a bit of searching to even find a jar. When I finally did, I was stuck paying over four times what I should have. The experience left me thinking that would be the one …

There Are So Many Reasons Why New Grads Should Join Startups

A crowd of a few hundred was there to support VFA, which has become one of the most important nonprofit organizations in America since Andrew Yang founded it two years ago.<p>Huffington told Yang on stage: "You were one year old when I met you, and my god, how you've grown. You are now a phenomenal …

Why People Abandon Morality in Market Transactions

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>When people participate in market transactions, their moral standards fall substantially, supporting behavior they …

Will Neuroscience Create a New Art?

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>The rising field of neuroaesthetics asks whether our brains are structured so that paintings and other artistic …

Scientists Find a Source of Aging in the Brain

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Researchers have found a way to slow the aging process in mice by blocking a specific neural pathway found in the their …

Aging

Should Caffeinated Food Be Regulated?

FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael Taylor called the growing trend of adding caffeine to snacks and energy drinks "very disturbing to us."<p>What do you …

Photographers

Do Interruptions Zap Our Brain Power? Yes. A Lot of It.

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>To test whether interruptions like email and text messages come at the expense of getting good work done, scientists at …

The Brain

A Former Google Exec Aims To Power A Patient Revolution

Last week I went to TedMed, the big medical innovation summit run by Priceline founder Jay Walker. The most important presentation I saw may have come from Roni Zeiger, who for six years ending in 2012 was the chief health strategist at Google.<p>The Google Health application created on Zeiger’s …

China's Going To Build Massive 4G Mobile Networks—Snubbing European Companies In The Process

China, the world's biggest mobile market with 1.1 billion subscribers, is likely to further alter the picture at the expense of European suppliers by giving a huge boost to Huawei and its smaller Chinese rival ZTE.<p>Huawei already took a chunk of Europe's fourth generation mobile contracts last year, …

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The customer is sometimes wrong

WILDLIFE poaching is soaring. If bans and legal trading efforts do not stop it, the final hope for animals threatened with extinction may lie with …

A National Public Library, Now Available Online

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched its Web site last week, more than two years after the first …