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The Hidden Ecosystem Of The Walmart Parking Lot

Stick around outside a Walmart long enough and you’ll notice that a lot of people actually live there. In a new series, photographer Nolan Conway documents these parking lot nomads.<p>Pull into a Walmart parking lot late at night and you’ll probably run into a few RVs that didn’t quite make it to …

Ten great ghost towns in the West

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Italian Food

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

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 …

Dessert

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

CyanogenMod Unleashes Its Own Camera App Called Focal

CyanogenMod, the popular Android firmware replacement installed on over 5.6 million devices, has announced a powerful new camera app to replace the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Discover the endless design possibilities of metal cladding.<p>“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Every façade tells a story. Discover how polycarbonate shapes experience.<p>Millions of metal petals make …

Architecture

Summer's Hottest Beach Reads

Whether youre downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.<p>Whether you're downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

5 Fascinating Questions on Quora | Inc.com

Since its 2010 launch, Q&A site Quora has used its $61 million in VC funding to probe doozies like "What should everyone know about prison?" (It's "overcrowded...yet it feels like the loneliest place," writes an inmate at San Quentin.) Here are some of the site's most popular questions.<p><b>Q: Which are</b> …

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

New Musical Interface: Onyx Ashanti's Beatjazz Controllers

How to Detect Lies

Looking at the facial expressions of a person to determine whether or not he or she is lying might just save you from being a victim of fraud. Or it …

The Times and Troubles of the Scientific Method

APOD: Humanity Explores the Solar System (2013 Apr 30) Illustration Credit & License: Olaf Frohn (The Planetary Society) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130430.html Explanation: What spacecraft is humanity currently using to explore our Solar System? Presently, every inner planet has at least one robotic explorer, while several others are monitoring our Sun, some are mapping Earth's Moon, a few are chasing asteroids and comets, one is orbiting Saturn, and several are even heading out into deep space. The above illustration gives more details, with the inner Solar System depicted on the upper right and the outer Solar System on the lower left. Given the present armada, our current epoch might become known as the time when humanity first probed its own star system. Sometimes widely separated spacecraft act together as an InterPlanetary Network to determine the direction of distant explosions by noting when each probe detects high energy photons. Future spacecraft milestones, as indicated along the bottom of the graphic, include Dawn reaching Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, and New Horizons reaching Pluto, both in 2015. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130430 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0430

Gene therapy: 'Heart-healing virus' trial starts

<b>Patients in the UK have been enrolled into a trial to see if an engineered virus can be used to heal their damaged and struggling hearts.</b><p>The trial will use a virus to introduce genetic material into heart muscle to reverse the organ's decline.<p>The British Heart Foundation said the idea had "great …

Cern re-creating first web page to revere early ideals

<b>A team at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched a project to re-create the first web page.</b><p>The aim is to preserve the original hardware and software associated with the birth of the web.<p>The world wide web was developed by Prof Sir Tim Berners-Lee while working at …

DNA's twist to the right is not to be meddled with, so let's lose the lefties

Try this now: point your index finger and turn it clockwise while moving your arm forward. What you are doing is depicting the right-handed screw of …

Empty Space is NOT Empty

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

Closet Cleanout: The Only 10 Pieces of Clothing You Need

I have only good memories of walk-in closets, except for the time I was rummaging around in the back of one–and suddenly came across a high-top …

Clothing

6 Cooking Techniques to Master...from the Masters

A French cooking legend, a Brooklyn egg cream guru and other pros come right to your kitchen to deliver essential advice.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Make a …