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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

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Earth - Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus

It's an information superhighway that speeds up interactions between a large, diverse population of individuals. It allows individuals who may be widely separated to communicate and help each other out. But it also allows them to commit new forms of crime.<p>No, we're not talking about the internet, …

Botany

Sextape: Hours and hours of awesome music from ‘70s porn films

I’ve blogged before about the French music producer known only as Drixxxe who makes these pretty spectacular mixes of songs from ‘70s softcore porn-y …

Fujifilm XF16mm lens ~ picture samples and first thoughts

I’ve been fortunate enough to have a couple of copies of the new Fujifilm XF16mm prime lens so far. The first was a pre production unit I picked up …

Thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion kills MRSA superbug

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It might sound like a <i>really</i> old wives' tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research.<p>The 10th-century "eyesalve" remedy was discovered at the British Library in a …

Royal Weddings

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

Custom Watersheds at the Click of a Button: Watershed Delineation in ArcGIS Online

<b>By Steve Kopp, Esri</b><p>For the water resources community, one of the highlights at this year’s Users Conference was the public beta release of the …

BBC Two - Horizon, 2013-2014, Sugar v Fat

What's worse for us: sugar or fat?<p>To answer the hottest question in nutrition, twin doctors Chris and Xand Van Tulleken go on month-long high-fat and high-sugar diets. The effects on their bodies are shocking and surprising.<p>But they also discover that in the debate about fat and sugar, the real …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Why Doesn't Kickstarter Want Us to Have Awesome New Vibrators?

Photo: jimmyjane.com<p>Forget whatever slightly-sticky sex shop your college friends took you to to buy your first vibrator. We now live in the age of Jimmyjane and Lelo, Kiki de Montparnasse, and OhMiBod. There is an entire section of "luxury vibrators" at Babeland, where Jay Z and Beyoncé just spent …

Cast Iron Pans and Cookware, Whats Cooking America

<b>Cast Iron Dutch Ovens:</b><p>Before anyone ever thought of a crock pot, there was the cast iron Dutch oven. Dutch ovens have been used for hundreds of years.<p>…

Cast Iron Cookware

Cook over an open fire or heated briquettes for that bold, mouth-watering result that you can’t get from an oven. Available: 24"L x 16"W x 8"H, 36"L x 18"W x 8"H.

Cook over an open fire or heated briquettes for that bold, mouth-watering result that you can't get from an oven. Simply unfold the two legs and …

Cooking

Polaroid C3 packs an HD camera into a one-inch-cubed form factor

Who fancies a one-inch-cubed action camera with an HD video sensor? Polaroid hopes you're about to say, "Oh, me!"<p>This little video camera was spotted …

How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2,000

There has been a lot of talk lately about people wanting to break away from the system and get back to their roots by living more consciously and …

Christian Bull Nailed by Bill Maher - Antitheist Atheist

Disturbing video of bully police officers’ abuse of power at July 4th DUI checkpoint

Disturbing video of bully police officers’ abuse of power at July 4th DUI checkpoint<p>The most disturbing part of the video, IMO, is where one cop …

Abuse of Power

20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life

As a hopeless lover of both letters and notable advice, I was delighted to discover a letter 20-year-old <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b> (July 18, 1937–February 20, 2005) — gonzo journalism godfather, pundit of media politics, dark philosopher — penned to his friend Hume Logan in 1958. Found in <b>Letters of Note:</b> …

Extinction Soup

"Extinction Soup" is a documentary feature film that exposes the mass slaughter of sharks for their fins and the movement to stop it. | Check out …

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

(Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith) By Richard Carrier Ph.D. Richard Carrier is the renowned author of Sense and Goodness without God and Not the Impossible Faith, as well as numerous articles online and in print. He received his Ph.D. in ancient history from Columbia University in 2008, and now specializes in the modern philosophy of naturalism, the origins of Christianity, and the intellectual history of Greece and Rome. Paperback: http://amzn.to/1gpKB3n Kindle Edition: http://amzn.to/1d09KyZ

Wise words.

<3 Bertrand Russell is my homeboy. \S/

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special. …

How to travel Iceland on a budget

I seem to be drawn to the world’s most expensive countries. Having already drained my bank account during a five-week stint around Ireland this year, …

European Travel

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2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …