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Minimalist Photography by Zoltan Bekefy

Minimalist Black and White Landscape Photography.<p>True to the maxim “less is more”, Ireland based photographer Zoltan Bekefy captured breathtaking …

New, Massive Solar Power Plant Goes Online in Japan

Japan was once colloquially known as the Land of the Rising Sun, and it can't be only environmentalists hoping that a country with such a moniker …

The Right Way to Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway

The mere mention of a voyage on the Trans-Siberian Railway is enough to make even seasoned travellers froth at the mouth.<p>For the uninitiated, the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway line in the world; it spans two continents and eight time zones, and its network joins Moscow, the Russian …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

The Investment Opportunity Of A Lifetime? European Banks

Don’t look now, but European banks are trading at two-year highs and could post significant further gains in years to come. These bank shares have been beaten up, and unlike their U.S. counterparts, who have rallied sharply in the past two years, European banks have yet to fully recover.<p>Most …

Budnitz Bicycles No.2M Mountain Bike

In a little over two years since launching, Budnitz Bicycles have carved out an impressive niche for themselves within the greater bicycle community. They've mastered the city bike. Each model—from the titanium step-through and beefy 29er, to our very own collaboratively designed CH Edition …

5 Of The World's Most Remote Destinations Require Crazy Travel But Are Totally Worth It

Planes, trains, automobiles and… a cargo ship? That’s what it might take to get to Madagascar’s most remote national park. For other spots like it, the haul is even longer.<p>Hoard your frequent flier miles and buy a <i>lot</i> of reading material if you plan to visit one of these hard-to-reach</b> …

4 easy foreign languages you never thought of learning (and why you should)

I challenge you to think of a language learner in more need of a win than a native English speaker. Half the planet seems hell-bent on practicing and …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

Kauai Attractions That Will Have You Ready To Book A Flight... Now

Most people are familiar with the "Big Three" among the Hawaiian islands; Oahu, Big Island and Maui are staples for Hawaii tourists and are usually first stops for visitors. But there's a strong case to be made for why Kauai, the Garden Island, should be your first stop in Hawaii.<p>Under-appreciated …

Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)

Open Water<p>Cruises don't have to mean massive boats and potential disasters. Andrew Harper picks seven sailing trips that even cruise haters will love.<p>…

The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

<i>Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it's your life.</i><p>Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I've ever made.<p><i>Night train from Belgrade to …

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Clever Treehouse Bicycle Zips Passengers 30 Feet Up

The faster you pedal, the faster you will zip up, up, and away on Ethan Schlussler's human-powered elevator. In only one week, Schlussler eliminated the need for a regular old ladder and replaced it with this environmentally friendly pulley system that transports him 30 feet up to the entrance of …

James Appleton truly captures the wonder of the outdoors - The Fox Is Black

It seems obvious to me that you should start a spree of posts about the great outdoors with photos of the great outdoors. And these are some pretty …

Eiko Ojala’s paper cut nudes - The Fox Is Black

Eiko Ojala is an Estonian illustrator and designer who does some amazing work in paper. One of my favorites was this series of nudes he did which …

Cruising for the Backpacker

image by jcoterhals<p>That feels a bit like writing "war for the pacifist" or "ice cream for the anorexic".<p>I'd been traveling in Central America and Mexico for five months, teaching English, working at hostel receptions, cutting the sleeves off my long sleeved tops rather than buying new ones, and …

Insider’s Guide to Healdsburg

Healdsburg is the perfect base for exploring Sonoma wine country: it’s serious about food and drink, and you don’t have to venture out of town to …

Where Everybody In Europe Is Hanging Out Right Now

We've long been jealous of the fact that many European employees get at least 30 days of paid vacation per year.<p>This August, while we wallow in our cubicles, those lucky ducks will pack their chic, European purses and jet off to enjoy a break from being chic and European. But when hubs like Paris …

Top 5 Tools for Travel Writers

I can be convinced to part with my hair dryer, but there are a few things I won't leave home without.<p><b>Olloclip:</b> I'm horribly lazy when it comes to toting around my camera, but I'm as attached to my iPhone as anyone. It'll shoot a decent picture in a pinch, but 8 megapixels or not, naturally, it has …

Top 5 Scenic Mountain Drives

Ron Schneidermann (Co-Founder and CMO of Liftopia) tells it like it is:<p>I'm a sucker for road trips. Always have been. Each summer as a kid my parents, sister, and I would pile into the Chevy Caprice and hit the National Park circuit. A little bit later in life, when I was 22 and getting ready to …

Make love, not war: a military contractor helps build a dating app

Instead of bad guys, Hinge wants to help you find dates<p>If you Google "John Kleint," you won’t come up with much. This time last year, Kleint was working for a military defense contractor that he won’t name. "Big data analytics," he calls the job. "Projects involved analyzing a large social graph of …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>Credit: Google's new deep learning architectures<p>Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open …

Vertical Landscape – Papercut Illustration by Eiko Ojala

Vertical Landscape – Paper Art.<p>Today I want to present you this beautiful papercut illustration by Eiko Ojala, a graphic designer, illustrator, and …

The Most Beautifully Terrifying Spiders You Never Knew Existed | Colossal

<p>Wow! Ick. Oooh. Whaaaaaaat. No. <i>No</i>. NOPE. That pretty much summarizes my reactions while looking at these incredible macro shots of spiders …

EquaMetrics raises $4.5M seed round for DIY trading algorithms

EquaMetrics has closed $4.5 million in funding for its platform that helps investors with no programming experience create their own trading algorithms.<p>The flagship product, RIZM, lets traders design trading strategies using a “drap and drop” interface with 30 different variables. Traders craft an …

Tessellating Black Blocks Create Free-Form Furniture

Design your own mathematically inspired free-form furniture with a series of identical lightweight five-sided units that come together in creative …

Make your own protein snacks at home with this tabletop insect farm

Industrial designer Katharina Unger has created a sustainable system that will allow people to add protein to their diet by breeding and harvesting fly larvae at home. The sleek project is called Farm 432, and calls to mind iconic designs like the original iMac — if Jony Ive created …