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Over oude wegen

• <b>Auteur:</b> Mathijs Deen<p>Al een miljoen jaar reizen mensen door Europa. Van de raadselachtige homo antecessor die zijn voetafdrukken achterliet op de kust van Engeland tot de reiziger over de snelwegen van vandaag. Onder elke voetstap ligt een vorige, onder elke verharde weg een ezelpad of karrenspoor, …

China's neo-Maoists welcome Xi's new era, but say he is not the new Mao

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fringe group of hard-line conservatives who long for the way things were under communist China’s founding leader, Mao Zedong, have welcomed President Xi Jinping’s “new era” of socialism and its renewed emphasis on equality.<p>FILE PHOTO: Souvenir plates with images of Chinese …

China

Airbus wants to patent a seat that could revolutionize how airlines sell tickets

With the federal standard for the width of airplane seats is still based on measurements taken in 1962, many fliers struggle to comfortably fit into airplane seats.<p>Now Airbus has come up with a potential solution to this problem.<p>Earlier this month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office …

Valerie Fairman, '16 And Pregnant' Star, Dead At 23

The former reality star leaves behind her 7-year-old daughter.<p>Valerie Fairman, a former star of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant,” died on Wednesday, the Chester County Coroner’s office confirmed to the Huffington Post. She was 23. Fairman had appeared in Season 2 of the reality show.<p>In a press release, the …

MTV

Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

Efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease have been disappointing so far. But there's a new generation of drugs in the works that researchers think might help not only Alzheimer's patients, but also people with Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders.<p>Previous efforts to treat …

Dementia

These photos of '80s Singapore will make your jaw drop | Coconuts Singapore

In 1980, Parisian photographer Alain Soldeville visited Singapore and discovered a legion of androgynous beauties at Bugis Street, of whom he has …

DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what …

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

3 Animal Oddities: Sloths & Moths, the Biggest Genome, and Upside-Down Life

Chinese Women At The Beach Look Like Luchadores

Maybe it's all the smog and a fear of skin cancer, maybe they're trying to conceal their top secret identities from the prying eyes of the paparazzi- …

How Vinyl Records Are Made

Hey, want a 20-minute documentary from the '50s on how vinyl records are made? <i>We've got one!</i> Settle in for a soothing look at how record albums are …

Jesus

15 Historical Complaints About Young People Ruining Everything

Nothing is certain in this life but death, taxes, and the existence in every generation of fuddy-duddies who carp about things not being what they …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

Have a Whale of a Time in Hermanus, South Africa!

<i>Walker Bay, Hermanus. Photo: Deevra Norling</i><p>Hermanus is a small seaside town along the southern coast of South Africa and approximately one and a half hours away from Cape Town, the second biggest city in South Africa.<p>It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in South …

A Killer Collection of Adobe LightRoom Tutorials

en_US<p>article<p>Adobe LightRoom remains one of the most popular pieces of post-production software for photographers and for Light Stalking readers. …

Tutorials

12 U.S. Cities That Could Use Some Love

There are towns in America that we love to hate: the weather's too cold, the politics are too strong, the football fans are too crazy, unruly and obnoxious.<p>But cast all those catty complaints to the side, and you might see an awesome city that's just dying for a bit of your forgiveness and …

verzamelpunt voor cabaret en comedy sinds 1996

Vrijdagavond heeft Kirsten van Teijn in een volle Stadsschouwburg Groningen de jury- publieks- én persoonlijkheidsprijs van het 27e Groninger …

10 inspiring talks from TEDYouth

A student from the audience introduces a speaker at TEDYouth 2012, themed “Just like school … not.” Photo: Ryan Lash<p>What conference, besides …

The Lone Soviet Space Shuttle Launch, 25 Years Ago

In the early morning hours of November 15, 1988, the desert land beneath Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome began to rumble. Moments later, a huge …

Space Exploration

Would Steve Jobs Have Become Steve Jobs Using A Computer Designed By Steve Jobs?

Multitasking, facilitated by modern computers, is considered a significant threat to our ability to focus. But a new study says we’re adapting just fine.<p>In 1975, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak took part in their first great collaboration, designing the Atari game <i>Breakout</i> by working four straight days …

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Whether in their inadvertently brilliant reflections on gender politics or in their seemingly simple but profound questions about how the world works, kids have a singular way of stripping the most complex of cultural phenomena down to their bare essence, forcing us to reexamine our layers of …

The Power of Introverts

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one-third to …

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Space Station Crew Members Take a Walk in Space

CIA Kept Area 51 Secret Because Rumors Cooler Than Reality

A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend.<p>Yesterday the CIA declassified a 400-page document about Area 51, the secret facility in the Nevada desert that has fascinated armchair historians and tormented conspiracy theorists for …

New GPS Receiver Offers Navigation Accurate To An Inch

Great for tiny robots!<p>GPS is really good at finding where people are, typically with a margin of error of just a few meters. That's fine if you're using GPS for driving directions, but if you're, say, a drone operator, you might want to navigate the sky more precisely, as a few feet can mean the …

How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

Vintage Big Pic: The Cameras That Captured The First Men On The Moon

Yep, these are photos of cameras. Enjoy!<p>This smooth and shiny camera captured the video that folks at home watched live on TV during Neil Armstrong's moonwalk. It's called the Apollo Lunar TV Camera, and the U.S. engineering firm Westinghouse designed it. It withstood vibrations between 10 and …