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The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Bankrupt Detroit finds $1m cheque in city hall drawer

Finding a $1m uncashed cheque would be a dream come true for anyone, but for the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, it could have paid for vital services.<p>The cheque was found in a city hall desk drawer in March, a month after it was received. Four months later the city collapsed into …

Finance

Shrinking US deficit update, and a new debt ceiling projection

2013-08-09T17:06:33.000Z<p>By: Cardiff Garcia<p>From a note this morning by economists at Barclays:<p>The US federal budget deficit has been improving at a …

The Deficit Is Shrinking

An excerpt from a post by Cardiff Garcia at FT Alphaville: Shrinking US deficit update, and a new debt ceiling projection<p>From a note this morning by economists at Barclays:<p>The US federal budget deficit has been improving at a dramatic pace in recent months. As a percent of GDP, the deficit peaked …

Economy

U.S. Postal Service Alcohol Delivery Idea Criticized By Merchants

<b>CNBC:</b><p>Oh, the beer run. That time-honored tradition of hopping in the car and heading to the local liquor establishment to replenish your supply of alcohol. Could it soon be a thing of the past?<p>It just might, at least that is what U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is hoping for. He recently …

Apple's Craziest, Most Futuristic Patents Show How Insanely Ambitious Its Thinking Is

Luckily it's often possible to get a hint of what Apple has in the works, just by looking at its many patent applications.<p>It's important to note that Apple files for many more patents than it will actually use, employing a protective strategy that quickly annoys those tired of legal patent battles …

Tech Industry

The Best Places For Guys To Shop

The results are in, and we're ready to reveal where men like to get their apparel and accessories.<p>Nearly 1,000 Business Insider readers took the survey. Not surprisingly, 97% of the respondents were men, most of whom are city dwellers in their twenties.<p>Preferences were split between department …

Men's Fashion

Associated Press News

Experts say drug mules are easy to find, hard to catch

The unlikely story of a middle-class Mormon mom of seven being held in Mexico on what may be trumped-up drug-trafficking charges has grabbed headlines this week, sparking interest in the shadowy world of drug mules.<p>As Yanira Maldonado's family waits anxiously to learn her fate, thousands of other …

Gawker raises $200K to buy video of Toronto mayor allegedly smoking crack

This Indiegogo campaign has met a drug dealer's price for a video purporting to show Rob Ford getting high. But with the dealer incommunicado and police reportedly looking into a killing, we may not see the footage.<p>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been having a lousy week, and it may have gotten much …

Crime

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Summer has practically become synonymous with road trips, both as a way to save money on airfare and to have some fun-filled adventures on the road. …

Travel

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Prototypes
NBA

Philippines crowd attempts new paper lantern record

<b>Thousands of paper lanterns lit up the night sky above a university campus in the Philippines as a crowd gathered to attempt a new world record.</b><p>The organisers, a Thailand-based organisation called the Middle Way Meditation Institute, said 15,185 lanterns were released in total.<p>It said Friday's …

World Records

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

Native Americans

A Skyscraper-Style Treehouse With Soaring Mountain Views

The Tower House, designed by GLUCK+ Architects, reflects back the forest canopy.<p>Architects like wordplay. It’s a fun and effective way to condense the main thesis behind a project without resorting to archi-speak. It’s also a good bit of marketing. A simple subversion like “horizontal skyscraper” …

Architecture

Simple & Inexpensive Tricks to Make Your Home Look Sophisticated

My home is my sanctuary, my little slice of peace and quiet. In true European spirit, I love to rent -- the American Dream to me has nothing to do with a mortgage. I am a fan of smaller spaces (my apartment is about 1,300 square feet), I love anything old, including old buildings (the row house I …

Home Decorating

Ax hovers over food stamp program as costs grow

<b>By Andrew Rafferty, Staff Writer, NBC News</b><p>A heated battle is brewing on Capitol Hill over cuts to the food stamp program, with lawmakers quoting Bible verses at each other and benefits for millions of people hanging in the balance.<p>Nearly 47 million people – one in seven Americans – rely on food …

Viable Human Embryonic Stem Cells Created By Cloning

A paper in this week’s Cell describes how a team in Oregon finally achieved what many scientists have expected–and many others have dreaded: they derived embryonic stem cells from human embryos that they created in the lab themselves.<p>Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team at Oregon Health and Science …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Daft Punk

<i>Photos by Nabil</i><p>Daft Punk are standing on a helipad overlooking downtown Los Angeles as fireballs make their sequined suits glisten with hot heat. It's a few days before this year's Coachella, where the duo's shiny new duds will premiere by way of a Jumbotron trailer for their new album, <i>Random</i> …

New Albums

Here Are The Wild Designs For The New $975 Million Minnesota Vikings Stadium

The $975 million dome was designed by HKS Sports and Entertainment Group.<p>The Metrodome is slated to be demolished next year. The Vikings will play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.<p>The stadium, which was unanimously approved by the Minnesota Sports …

Minnesota Vikings

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

20 Dreamy Trailers for Summer Getaways

Dreaming of summer vacations and getaways in the great outdoors? Us too! And we’ve got our sights set on all sorts of innovative, beautifully designed, and vintage trailers that are just ready to whisk us away. Whether you love car camping every weekend in Northern Cali or are planning a …

RVs

OJ Simpson heads back to court to appeal 2008 armed robbery conviction

Former US football star and film actor OJ Simpson is going back to court for the first time since he was sentenced to prison, hoping to be granted an …

Why Men Cheat

A self-professed "ordinary" man takes on the impact and implications of cheating culture.<p>I was 29 when I got married, and I did not expect to be happy in my marriage. Now, 11 years later, my wife and I are one of the happiest couples I know of. A lot of this has to do with witnessing friends commit …