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See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Petilla: I’ll resign if no power by Christmas

MANILA, Philippines – If power isn't restored in Typhoon Yolanda-ravaged areas by Christmas eve, he will resign.<p>Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho …

5 biggest myths about Android

Fear, uncertainty and doubt, or FUD, is a common tactic in marketing and there’s a fair bit of evidence that negative advertising works. Competitive companies are backed up by legions of fans invested in their wares and everyone feeds their thoughts into the biggest rumor mill ever devised – the …

Android Phones

Listen To A Crazy Piano Invented By Leonardo Da Vinci

The "viola organista" gets built and played after 500 years.<p>Leonardo da Vinci, in between doing stuff like painting the best-known piece of art in the world, apparently had time to sketch up a quick blueprint for an instrument: the "viola organista," a piano-violin hybrid that he never built. It …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Flying Solo: Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Alone

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of exploring a new place on your own terms. Learn how to make the most of your next solo travel adventure with …

Solo Travel

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Top 10

Against Positive Thinking: Uncertainty as the Secret of Happiness

Having studied under Positive Psychology pioneer Dr. Martin Seligman, and having read a great deal on the art-science of happiness and the role of optimism in well-being, I was at first incredulous of a book with the no doubt intentionally semi-scandalous title of <b>The Antidote: Happiness for People</b> …

What's the 'Internet of Everything' worth? $613 billion, Cisco reckons

In 2013, Cisco calculates that companies could produce $613 billion of mostly incremental profit by harnessing the growing networked world of people and things.<p>Cisco Systems wants its customers to know that there is a huge amount of money to be made if they focus their strategy and IT budget on …

Internet of Things

Opportunity to see Venus in daytime on October 7 and 8

October 7 and 8, 2013 present two chances for seeing Venus in daylight, because the moon appears near this planet.<p>Have you ever seen the moon in a …

Astronomy

Samsung might launch its anti-theft feature for smartphones in July

Samsung, along with other tech industry giants, met with New York Attorney General Erich Schneiderman recently to discuss the implementation of the smartphone kill switch that we’ve talked about before in order to reduce the number of device thefts that keep occurring in the U.S. Now, it looks like …

Mobile

Birdbooker Report 274

<i>Books to the ceiling,<br>Books to the sky,<br>My pile of books is a mile high.<br>How I love them! How I need them!<br>I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.</i><p>…

Fairytale of New Physics | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

I've been sent a few books to read on the subject, and I started last week on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week, discussing the topic with Jim Baggott, …

Confessions of an Airline Lost and Found Agent

Did you leave your camera, iPad, or teddy bear on the plane? Here’s how to get it back without a fuss. Plus, we’ve got the inside scoop about the …

Southwest Airlines

35 Passport Stamps Travelers Crave!

We are always impressed by all of the amazing places our audience has been. Ok, and maybe a little jealous. So we asked—which passport stamp are you …

Budget Travel

Yahoo

News The Independent<p>Orange-tinted snow has been reported across Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and other countries in eastern Europe. The strange-looking …

Working with Google ADK, Arduino, and Amarino - XDA Developer TV

Working with Google ADK, Arduino, and Amarino – XDA Developer TV<p>Recently, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler talked about why the Google ADK …

Gilas Diaries: Sacrifices start to pay off

MANILA, Philippines – Thousand miles away from their families and the comfort of their homes, the Nationals are battling homesickness by sticking …

You can now place your order for a burger grown entirely in a lab

You can now place your order for a burger grown entirely in a lab. After years of work – and hundreds of thousands of dollars – one group of …

June 12, 2013

<b>Story 1: AQUINO ON INDEPENDENCE DAY: FOLLOW BONIFACIO</b><br>It's Independence Day, and President Benigno Aquino gives this annual ritual a twist.<br>Unlike …

NYC Daily What?!: We've seen religious places become commercialized, but in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, an old cinema was repurposed as a Turkish mosque http://untappedcities.com/2013/06/12/daily-what-a-mosque-in-an-old-movie-theater-in-sunset-park/

Nanotechnology and religion: a complex relationship

In the science fiction short story Halo, a panel of Muslim scholars discuss a strip of bacon made by a "molecular assembler", a device capable of …