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Rebellious Dog Snuck Out Of The House To Hang With His Friends At Doggie Daycare

When Tonia Mostellar received a phone call shortly after she left her house, she was probably a little surprised to hear the owner of her local …

12 Brilliantly Literary Hotels for Book Lovers

Add this grand, dramatic hotel set in a palace built in 1894 to your bucket list, not just for the regal digs, but for the massive library, which …

NASA's Gorgeous Timelapse of the Mercury Transit Will Make You Feel So Small

If a whole planet is just a tiny black dot, what does that make us?<p>Yesterday, Mercury's orbit passed in front of the sun for the first time since 2012 and the last time until 2019. Obviously, staring at the sun to watch this happen is not a great idea unless you are taking great pains to do it …

Planets

Watch NASA's Opportunity rover finish a marathon on Mars

If slow and steady wins the race, then<p>NASA’s Mars roverOpportunitytakes first place. In March, more than 11 years after it landed on the Red Planet, the scrappy little robot completed 26.2 miles, or the length of a full marathon – and now you can watch its entire epic journey in this eight-minute …

Space

Salted Caramel "Ding Dong" Cake

It may look like a giant lunch-box treat, but an ultra-smooth ganache and a final flourish of crunchy sea salt make this one elegant cake.<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>1 cup hot strong coffee<p>3/4 …

Dessert

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

South America

A Beginner's Guide to White Balance

Getting your first serious camera is an exciting moment. So much to learn, so many buttons and dials to understand, complex menu systems to decipher, …

Street Etiquette

The Nikon D810A is the World’s First Full Frame DSLR for Astrophotography

Today Nikon officially announced its special D810 version for astrophotography that had been talked about starting a couple of weeks ago. Called the …

Batmobile Slippers: The Comfy Shoes Your Feet Deserve - Technabob

You wouldn’t leave the Batcave in a Subaru, would you? Of course not. What kind of Dark Knight would you be? So don’t get out of bed and put on …

Star

Latest<p>EA Publisher Sale Kicking Off Tomorrow For Xbox One And Xbox 360<p>Xbox One 16 hours ago<p>Xbox One<p>Kingdom Hearts II S.H. Figuarts King Mickey Figure …

Mega Man

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Breakfast

Why you should stop relying on your phone, and buy a nice camera

I wish I had bought a better camera sooner.<p>The past decade — my first date with my wife to our marriage, the Kansas City Royals’ worst seasons to their World Series run, college, jobs, and everything in between — has been captured on my cellphone camera. Like beer and pop music, it was easy to make …

The Best Cooking Tricks We've Picked Up Over the Years

From the proper way to clean a cast-iron pan to a life-changing pasta trick, here are the best cooking tips and tools we've learned to use over the years

Cooking

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here …

Astronomy

Sleek "Mac 2015" Computer Modeled After Apple's First Macintosh 128k Desktop

In the latest project rolled out by German technology firm CURVED/labs, a refurbished MacBook Air morphs into a modernized version of Apple's first desktop computers, the Macintosh 128k and the “Lisa.” The hybrid design was birthed to commemorate more than 30 years of Apple innovation and to …

MacBook Air

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

NASA Recreates the Iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ Hubble Photo 20 Years Later

On April 1st, 1995, the Hubble Telescope captured a photograph that became one of the most iconic space photos ever captured. Titled, “Pillars of …

Welsh Taxi Driver Photographs His Diverse Passengers

The job of a taxi driver is not limited to the safe transportation of people from one location to another. Willing to lend their ears to candid …

What 100 Million Stars Looks Like: NASA Releases a 1.5 Gigapixel Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

NASA has released the largest and sharpest photograph ever made of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to ours that contains an estimated …

Travelling Man Photographs His Motorhome Along Portugal's Coast

In 2011, photographer Alessandro Puccinelli decided to take a break from his professional work in commercial photography to concentrate on personal projects that all center around one of his greatest passions in life, the sea.<p>Puccinelli bought an old (but he insists, a very well constructed) Hymer …

Photography

Pictures of the Week 7.31.14

Eid al-Fitr

Our nanny, the photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was a Chicago nanny who left behind a vast, secret hoard of her pictures. Now she's being hailed as one of the best street US street photographers of the 20th century<p>"Honestly, my reaction when this process started was, oh, they're doing a movie on my crazy nanny who I never really …

Family life: Liverpool's victory parade, Live While We're Young by One Direction and Summer bilberry crumble

Readers' favourite photographs, songs and recipes<p>Snapshot<b>:</b> At Liverpool's victory parade, 1978<p>It's 1978 and Liverpool FC have just won the European Cup. This is Queens Drive, Liverpool, and we are all waiting to cheer the players on their victory parade around the city.<p>There are homemade rosettes …

The Fourier transform lets you have your cake and understand it

Teasing apart the ingredients of a jumble helps scientists to study complex things that change over time or space<p>If there's a mathematical idea that applies itself to almost everything in everyday life but is almost unknown outside the scientific world, the Fourier transform has to be the most …

A Stinky Compound May Protect Against Cell Damage, Study Finds

<b>Correction appended, July 14.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Exeter say that a compound found in the smell of rotten eggs and human flatulence …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Our favourite images of the week

From the shores of southern Italy to the hills of Sri Lanka, we bring you some of the most spectacular travel photos from around the world.

European Travel

Yogurt with Fresh Figs, Honey, and Pine Nuts

Warming the honey with rose water infuses it with flavor.<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons pine nuts<p>¼ cup honey<p>½ teaspoon rose water or orange-flower water<p>3 cups plain Greek yogurt<p>16 fresh figs, halved<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Toast pine nuts in a dry small skillet over medium-low heat, tossing often, until golden …

Honey