Mark Riley

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29 Restaurants Around The World That You Must Try Before You Die

I have a confession: My main food gal Zoe Bain and I are quite competitive. So when we saw the R29 Fashion Team’s truly impressive 29 Big (Fashion) …

Travel

How Curiosity, Luck, and the Flip of a Switch Saved the Moon Program

Lightning never strikes the same place twice, until it does, and you're in a rocket to the moon.<p>There was a driving rain on Cape Canaveral on the morning of November 14, 1969, as humanity's second trip to the Moon lifted off with three astronauts on board and President Nixon in attendance. Seven …

Space Exploration

Microsoft Band, the first wearable powered by Microsoft Health, keeps fitness and productivity insights a glance away | Stories

Did you ever hear the one about the five Microsoft engineers and the writer who walked into a Gold’s Gym?<p>No? Well, that’s probably because the …

Windows Phone

Consumer Technology news, analysis, how-to, opinion and video.

Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its …

National Geographic Travel

Adventures in the Columbia River Gorge

The state border between Oregon and Washington is notable for one thing: a river runs through it. But not just any river – the mighty Columbia, the fourth-largest river in the US, flowing through a massive gorge that’s up to 1219m (4000ft) deep and over 128km (80mi) long. In this gorge, myriad …

Hiking

Hacking the Lego EV3: Build Your Own Object Sensor “Eyes”

Learn this simple hack to add your own sensors to your Mindstorms system.<p>Although the Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit comes with a variety of cool sensors, wouldn’t it be awesome to build your own custom sensing device? This project will show you how to create your own unique object sensors for your Lego …

Six short, amazing Gabriel Garcia Marquez stories you can read this weekend

Whether you are a newcomer to the works of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez or a life-long reader, his passing on Thursday may have inspired you to explore the literary works that won him a Nobel prize, a place of prominence in the literary canon, and the admiration of millions of readers …

Stitch and Glue Boat Construction

Introduction: Stitch and Glue Boat Construction<p><b>The "Stitch and Glue" method</b> of boat construction is one of the most popular methods of plywood boat …

Relax and get Smart with Lemon Balm

About 700 years later in 1696 the London Dispensary wrote, "An essence of balm, given in canary wine every morning will renew youth, strengthen the …

Lemon Balm

Introducing the Microsoft Azure Management Libraries

I've been very pleased with the positive energy circling around Microsoft recently. I wanted to take a moment to share some information about the …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Three Questions on the Hardware Revolution

Model View Culture interviews Julia Grace about hacking the world. We talk about her work building an indie hardware marketplace, the evolution of …

Using Scooters and Go-Karts to Disrupt Engineering Education

Charles Guan is not a typical engineer. He not only makes electric vehicles very well, but is currently inspiring and teaching students as an instructor in a class he created. His mission is to give engineering students a meaningful hardware experience as early in their career as possible, by …

Chefs Feed wants to become the hottest online hub for chefs and food lovers (exclusive)

When eating in restaurants, the ambiance matters, the service matters, your dining companions matter, but the single most important thing is the food.<p>Chefs Feed launched a web version of its food guide today, which features a tantalizing array of local dishes recommended by the city’s top chefs.<p>“We …

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

Red Sea

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 …

After 12 years, Starbucks loses 'Charbucks' appeal

<b>NEW YORK</b> — Starbucks Corp. has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to stop a small, family-owned New Hampshire roaster from selling coffee known as "Charbucks."<p>Ruling in a case that began in 2001, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Black Bear Micro Roastery and its owner, Wolfe's …

Coffee

7 Fantastic Ways To Distinguish Between Sense And Nonsense

What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.<p>1.1 The world is the totality of facts, not of things.<p>1.11 The world is determined by the facts, and by these being all the<p>facts.<p>1.12 For the totality of facts determines both what is the case, …

Articles about 5 midcentury renovations we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's March 2016 issue.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Whether your bookcase spans an entire wall or exists solely on your nightstand, where you …

Design

Underwater Room At Pemba Island's Manta Resort Unveiled (PHOTOS)

If you've ever dreamed of sleeping under the sea, à la The Little Mermaid, your dreams can soon become reality at the Manta Resort's new underwater room.<p>The Manta Resort is located on Pemba Island, part of the Zanzibar archipelago off the coast of East Africa. The resort's newest feature allows …

Man makes explosives from things purchased in post-security-check airport stores

Matthew says: "Evan Booth builds weapons with materials purchased in an airport terminal, past the security screening. Here's a frag grenade built …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

Decorations

Homemade Grape Juice Recipe

Late September and early October is Concord Grape season in California’s central valley. Every time I walk under our grape arbor in this season, just …

Simply Recipes Food and Cooking Blog

Here are 7 recipes for full-on Game Day Fiesta! We've got chicken fajitas, slow cooker pork tacos, fresh guacamole, and more.<p>Sponsored …