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Norway's Floating Snowflake Hotel Is A Five-Star Fjord Paradise

Norway is the greatest, and soon there will be a whole new way to see it: from the glass windowed wall of the world's first floating snowflake hotel.<p>The Krystall will feature 86 five-star hotel rooms, a spa and a conference center, all in a snowflake-shaped community in the middle of a picturesque …

Here's A New Reason You'll Want To Visit Orlando Soon

On Sunday, August 3, the Four Seasons enters the Disney game.<p>The 23-acre hotel is the first in town for the chain and is aiming to set the bar pretty high for all sorts of vacationers, especially those heading to Disney World. It's a pricey way to take a Disney vacation, certainly, but if luxury is …

Change Your Hair Color By Etching Nano-Patterns Into Each Strand

In a weirdly serious bit of hair research, engineers have figured out how to change hair color without an ounce of hair dye. The only catch? You need …

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

Recipe: Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Use a small paring knife to cut the stem off of each mushroom, then hollow out each mushroom a bit to create a …

Recipes

25 Gorgeous Pools Everyone Should Swim In Once

The only thing that's more relaxing than lounging poolside or soaking in the water on a sunny day is doing it at one of these incredible destinations.<p>From luxurious infinity pools with unbeatable views to natural pools teeming with marine life, these pools around the world deserve to be on …

Fort Lauderdale

21 Experiences You Can Only Have In New Jersey

As Lauren Barnett, publisher of Lone Star Publications of Humor, once told The New York Times, "there are more mean-spirited jokes about New Jersey than any other state, even counting Texas."<p>But most people don't realize that, from the museums to the food to the slightly bizarre, Jersey actually …

New Jersey

World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails

Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research this list. He here tells us his picks for the world's 15 best hikes, including Patagonia, Tasmania, Newfoundland, and Petra. Read more in his best-selling book Classic Hikes of the World …

Hiking

Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life

The lithium ion batteries in your mobile devices are inherently limited by the "ion" part of their name; they can safely use lithium only in the part of the cell that supplies ions, wasting a lot of potential energy. It's good news, then, that researchers at Stanford have developed a new lithium …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chili sauce and curry paste -- in the Asian foods aisle. Fresh …

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National Park Coastlines

See photos of U.S. national park coastlines (including Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Channel Islands, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Citrus-Brined Pork Loin with Peach Mustard

8 Servings<p>The spice rub builds a nice flavorful crust around the pork as it cooks, but the sugar can cause the meat to brown quickly. Keep a close watch.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Citrus-thyme brine<p>½ medium onion, chopped<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed<p>1 bay leaf<p>½ cup kosher salt<p>¼ cup (packed) light …

Build Your Own Radio Telescope — NOVA Next | PBS

In 2010, on the far northern part of New Zealand’s North Island, a satellite dish was unceremoniously decommissioned and scheduled for demolition. …

North Island

4 No-Bake Birthday Cakes for Hot Summer Days

There's no need to turn the oven on to make these couldn't-be-simpler birthday cakes.<p>Too hot to bake? No problem. Whip up one of these no-bake wonders for birthday boys and girls of all ages. Just don't forget the candles.<p><b>Mud Pie</b> Fill a pre-baked cookie or graham cracker crust with about 2 pints of …

Of course we'd like to Kickstart a hoverbike [w/video]

It may not be a flying car, and it may not even be a Hoverboard. But we don't care. A hoverbike is still incredibly awesome, and there's now a chance to bring just such a device to the real world thanks to Kickstarter.<p>Designed by an Kiwi bloke in London named Chris Malloy and seen on these very …

Slow Cooker Quinoa-Stuffed Red Peppers

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out on the laziest day of the week.</i><p>Stuffed peppers were one of the first things I cooked for my wife …

Cooking

SALT: Studies in Preservation and Manipulation

Project info<p>Despite the best efforts of science, authentic preservation of living matter is an impossible act. It’s an ideal that stands in tension with the transient ephemerality that qualifies life. And yet—or perhaps because of it—this tension makes the humble ambitions of the botanical sciences …

The 35 Best Restaurants In London

We've come up with this ultimate list of the best restaurants in London. To create it, we looked at notable restaurant rankings compiled by food critics, diners, and experts, and gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on our own formula.<p>The rankings we used were the National Restaurant …

England

5 Best-Ever Brunch Smoothies

Slurp your way through the weekend.<p>From blueberry to banana, here are five delicious smoothies to make this weekend.<p>This simple recipe is a great way …

Snowden: "If I end up in chains at Guantanamo, I can live with that"

He looks like a man with a lot on his mind. Thinner. Jacketed, but not well-slept.<p>On July 10, Edward Snowden — possibly the biggest whistle-blower in history — gave an interview to <i>The Guardian</i> editor Alan Rusbridger and reporter Ewen MacAskill in Moscow.<p>In the 13-minute talk, the former National …

Ghostly Images of WiFi Signals Captured Using Long Exposure Photography and an Android App

So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over …

Paul: more or less as audience-friendly as it comes – film on TV recap

A Simon Pegg/Nick Frost film without Edgar Wright – showing on Channel 4 at 9pm on Saturday – may lack the ornate brilliance of the World's End director, but at least it's got real heart •<p>• Simon Hattenstone interviews Pegg and Frost<p>Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright have made three films …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Summer food is great for many reasons (ice cream! barbecues!), not the least of which is the abundance of color, vibrancy, and flavor. This weekend, …

4 Secret Butcher's Cuts to Try

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: We're letting you in on the secret cuts that butchers have been</i> …

New Ducati Monster is a scary beast

Ask any Hollywood producer. There's only one way to go when it comes to monsters in blockbuster sequels. They need to be bigger, badder, more capable of beating their enemies into the ground, which is exactly what Ducati has done with the latest incarnation of its iconic naked bike.<p>For 2014, the …

The 33 Best Burgers in the Country

It's been about a year since our first 33 Best Burgers in the country piece came out. And in that year, many things have happened: Our photography has gotten bigger and SO MUCH better, our reach has expanded into more cities, and I've eaten a little more than infinity more burgers. I've also come …

Burgers