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22 Beautiful Towns Of Italy
Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world. There’s a wealth of history and beautiful sights to see from the ruins of Rome to the romantic canals of Venice and gorgeous beaches of the Amalfi coast. Italy provides a diverse travel experience, no wonder it’s on the bucket list for so many people. Here are 22 picturesque towns of Italy that will make you want to take a vacation and say “ciao” to work for awhile.
Visitor attractions in Italy
Particle detector finds hints of dark matter in space
Researchers at MIT’s Laboratory for Nuclear Science have released new measurements that promise to shed light on the origin of dark matter.
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer
Feldman Architecture: Mill Valley cabins in San Francisco
The ‘mill valley cabins’ designed by american firm Feldman Architecture are two extensions to an existing family home in Mill Valley, California. Housing a studio and yoga space, also used as a private guest home, the strategy was to integrate the wooden structures into the steep hillside between the trees and to minimize the intervention on site. providing different views and intimacies of the forest, the upper chalet enjoys the ecosystem of the tree canopies and a roof garden with various plan...
Modern architecture
'Magic Mushroom' Drug May Improve Personality Long Term
Many individuals who took a single dose of psilocybin -- the active ingredient in what the drug culture calls "magic mushrooms" -- showed alterations in personality characteristics, largely for the better, that persisted for more than a year, a prospective scientific study showed.
Psilocybin mushroom
One trick to save your phone — or your life
Mobile security experts always urge smartphone users to lock their phones with a PIN or passcode to prevent some enterprising thief from using a stolen phone to rob them That's really good advice, but there is one significant drawback. If your phone is found by a Good Samaritan who wants to return it to you, there's not much identifying information they can get from a locked phone that would help them do that.
Mobile phone
21 Reasons Why Owls Will Steal Your Heart Right NOW. Woot Woot!
Owls are not only a hoot to be around, but they'll also melt your heart
Around the World

Around the World
Science mysteries

Science mysteries
37 Photographic Proofs That Iceland Is A Miracle Of Nature
Iceland might be a small and remote nation, but it also happens to be one of the most picturesque as well. If you’re not yet convinced that Iceland must be your next destination, here are 37 photographs with astonishing Icelandic scenes to prove that it should be!
Famous Black and White Photographers : The Masters
We bring you a selection of the most famous black and white photographers. Each and every one of these photographers were not only famous, but they were master black and white photographers. Black and white photographers of today still reference the work of many of these photographers, as they remain the gold standard in black and white photography.
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Artificial Wombs Are Coming, but the Controversy Is Already Here
Of all the transhumanist technologies coming in the near future, one stands out that both fascinates and perplexes people. It's called ectogenesis: raising a fetus outside the human body in an artificial womb. It has the possibility to change one of the most fundamental acts that most humans experience: the way people go about having children. It also has the possibility to change the way we view the female body and the field of reproductive rights.
Artificial uterus
Why Government Researchers Think We May Be Living in a 2D Hologram
Operating with cutting-edge technology out of a trailer in rural Illinois, government researchers started today on a set of experiments that they say will help them determine whether or not you and me and everything that exists are living in a two-dimensional holographic universe. It sounds completely off-the-walls insane, but the incongruities between Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and some of Max Planck's discoveries about the nature of matter can only be explained if we're living in ...
Curiosities: Iran's 700 Year-Old Houses
Allegedly, these homes in Iran, carved out of solid rock, were built on the order of 700 years ago and are still inhabited by people who have given them modern touches (you know, the little things like windows, doors, and electricity). Pretty impressive when you consider that houses in America barely survive a century without extensive maintenance.
Kandovan, Osku
20 GIFs Ruined by Michael Bay
Is there anything that Michael Bay won't add unnecessary explosions to? First, he decimated the new Ninja Turtles movie and now, he's ruining the Internet's most prized file format — GIFs.
Graphene-based, ultra-thin light detector peeks below the surface
A new prototype light detector uses graphene's light-absorbing properties to see in a broad band of light wavelengths that includes terahertz waves. These fall between the microwave and infrared bands, thereby making it possible to look just beneath the surface of opaque objects such as skin and plastic.
Quantum camera can take photos in almost complete darkness, needs less than one photon per pixel
Using quantum-entangled pairs of photons as the shutter trigger for a super-high-speed camera, researchers can actually create images from less than a single photon per pixel.
Quantum entanglement
Apocalypse California: Surreal Tourism of the Salton Sea
Conceived as a resort paradise in the 60s and 70s for boaters, water skiers and vacationers, the Salton Seaside was once called the next palm springs, hailed as the American Riviera and a “miracle in the desert”. Vacation homes popped up like cactus blossoms, holidaymakers flooded the beaches and yacht clubs served martinis with views of the sunset. The Salton Sea is the largest lake in California. It’s existence is also a total accident. In 1905, flooding caused the Colorado River to spill over...
Salton Sea
Millau Viaduct
Millau Viaduct
Compilation of the most amazing, the most awesome human physical achievements of 2013.
Water Flows Uphill through a Superheated Maze Thanks to the Leidenfrost Effect
In the Leidenfrost Effect, a water droplet will float on a layer of its own vapor if heated to certain temperature. This common cooking phenomenon takes center stage in a series of playful experiments by physicists at the University of Bath, who discovered new and fun means to manipulate the movement of water.
Leidenfrost effect
NASA submarine to explore oceans in space
A robot submarine for exploring the methane oceans of Saturn's giant moon, Titan, a greenhouse on Mars and a spacecraft that hitches rides on comets to the outer solar system are just three of the far-out ideas NASA is backing in its latest round of funding for the distant future of space exploration.
Rover (space exploration)
'Telepathy' experiment sends 1st mental message
For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France. Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to transmit information from one person's brain to another's even, as in this case, if they are thousands of miles away. "It is kind of technological realization of the dream of telepathy, but it is definitely not magical," Giulio Ruffin...
Charge your Mobile Phone in 30 Seconds
A mobile phone charger has been developed to charge a mobile in just 30 seconds from empty to full. StoreDot, an Israeli startup firm is behind this technology. StoreDot CEO Doron Myersdorf in an ...
Rechargeable battery
Pictures of rain on asphalt
French photographer with the pseudonym Yodamanu, is hunter on pictures of rainy reflections.
Sergey Reznichenko

A visualisation of an asteroid's path of orbit which nearly collided with the Earth and Moon in 2003
Near-Earth object
Europe envies how the U.S. procures tech, but it may lack the military might to mimic it
"Governments have always been the lead financier of technological development," says Veiko Lember, the director of the Ragnar Nurske School of Innovation and Governance at Estonia's Tallinn University of Technology. "And since World War II, one of their main tools has been procurement." Boring as it sounds, procurement -- in short, what a government buys -- has been a hot topic in the United States since the flawed rollout of the Web site last fall and what it revealed about how t...
Government procurement
Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction
You really take things for granted until it’s taken away from you, like the benefits of living in an apartment. Do you ever realize that with an apartment, you have a giant dumpster for your endless amount of trash? But now that Jason and I have moved into a house, we’re limited to 2 teeny trash bins and pick-up is only on Fridays! And with this move, we have a TON of boxes and crap that we’re trying to get rid of. I managed to find a recycling center nearby, which has pretty much become my best...
5 Minutes of EPIC Flat-6 Sound - Porsche 911 SC Rally Special
Here is a 5-minute video dedicated to the sound of the famous Porsche 911 SC RS 'Rally Special', including tons of accelerations, drifts, flybys, exhaust flames and even some onboard footage!
Porsche 911
A diner’s guide to oden: Japan’s weird-looking, super-popular winter dish
When it comes to Japanese food, everyone and their grandmother knows the classics like sushi, noodles and tempura. But one food that always takes visitors to Japan by surprise, and which has just this month started showing up in convenience stores again, is oden. Rarely seen outside of Japan, many of the ingredients in this incredible savoury pick ‘n’ mix look almost alien to non-Japanese eyes, and so visitors are often wary of trying it for themselves...
Visual Effects and Live Action Converge With Nobumichi Asai’s Facial Projection Mapping
We all know that visual effects are the stuff of films, enabling harry potter’s transfiguration spells and animating Iron Man’s full-body suit. We’ve come to accept these effects because we separate them from film and live action. But these boundaries are slowly fading. Case in point: Nobumichi Asai, a Japanese digital artist and leader in projection mapping technology, recently created OMOTE, a fascinating video that show what can be done when projection mapping and face tracking technology com...
Visual effects
Kidosaki Architects studio cantilevers house in Yatsugatake Mountains
Kidosaki Architects studio has positioned a residence at the foot of the Yatsugatake Mountains, Offering expansive views across the japanese landscape, this residential property is positioned on a sloping mountain ridge. Offering expansive views across the japanese landscape, in order to maximize potential sightlines, the house is extended horizontally, with two diagonal steel cylinders supporting the cantilevered volume.
Modern architecture
Barensfeld Architecure Ramps Hilgard Garden Terrrace in California
The 'hilgard garden' by san francisco-based barensfeld architecture takes advantage of its sloping topography with a series of angular terraces.
Landscape architecture
31 Mind-Blowing Examples of Brilliant Packaging Design
Packaging: It's a necessary evil. So it may as well be clever.
Industrial design
50 Resume Designs That Help You Get Dream Job
Times are tough and we all are in search of a way that can help us find a job we dream off. The following examples will help you think out of the box in creating your resume for your next dream job.
Reaction Engine's Skylon: A brilliantly British spaceplane
Skylon (spacecraft)
Volcano at night - Iceland, September 4 2014
I shot this handheld from the wrong side of the helicopter, over another the shoulder of a guy who was shooting the whole thing on a RED camera and using stabalizing equipment so please excuse the shakiness of this video...
A nerd’s epic win
Bankers beware: City ‘will soon be run by robots’
Artificial intelligence is about to outpace human ability, according to Dave Coplin, a senior Microsoft executive. Computers will not only be able to undertake complex mathematical equations but draw logical, nuanced conclusions, reducing the need for human interference, he said.
Artificial intelligence
Twist Bike by Jose Hurtado - Yanko Design
If you can look past the hubless wheels, you’ll appreciate the fine symmetry behind this design- the Twist Bike. The unique gearing system allows each component to be easily removed for storage, repair, or transporting. The design is also capable of linking with other Twists to create a tandem network of bikes.
Industrial design
When Is an Allergic Reaction an Emergency? - Anaphylaxis and Severe Allergy Guide
Knowing the signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction and how to respond quickly could save a life. Learn about anaphylaxis and immediate steps to take.
strandbeest evolution
Numerous specimen of the Strandbeest evolution on music of Khachaturian's Spartacus. It open the archives of fossils. Theo Jansen's work since 1990. He tries...
Theo Jansen
Homemade Shoestring Potato Sticks
Do you remember eating those crispy shoestring potato sticks that came in a cardboard can from the grocery store?? OMG they were do good! Thin, crispy strings of potatoes with just enough salt, like if potato chips and french fries had a baby. It’s super easy to make them at home, all you need is a few simple ingredients and supplies.
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Holy crap, these entries from Nat Geo's 2012 Photo Contest are absolutely gorgeous
Last Friday was the deadline for National Geographic's annual photography competition. Winners will be announced on December 15, but in the meantime, The Atlantic's Alan Taylor has hand selected another 50 images from this year's extensive collection of entires. Jaw-dropping doesn't begin to describe them.
Nature photography
Trail - an experiment with particle movement patterns
JavaScript controlled particles follow the mouse and generate an organic drawing. The HTML5 canvas element is used for visual output.
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There Could Be Hope for Parkinson's Therapies in Neural Stem Cells
It seems an incredibly simplistic solution to dealing with the sick or dead neurons caused by degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s: replace them with healthy ones. But one day, in theory, it just might be as easy as that. In a study on mice, researchers at the University of Luxembourg have made neurons out of skin cells and successfully implanted them into the rodents’ brains. They published their results in a paper in Stem Cell Reports, which builds on earlier work on converti...
Stem cell therapy
One day in Signagi
Signagi is a town in Kakheti, Georgia. It could be a town somewhere else though. Or at least this was my impression when I arrived there in unbearable heat of a Caucasian summer day. What I saw was a peaceful town with population a little over 2 thousand people, famous for wine and carpet production, with a stone bell tower dominating the lansdcape and fortification walls dating back to middle ages to frame it all.
Man Dives into an Exploding Volcano
Sam Cossman and George Kourounis guided by volcanic pioneers Geoff Mackely and Brad Ambrose become among the first explorers to step foot inside the worlds most dangerous and inaccessible volcano, Marum Crater. More people have visited the moon than the firey bottom of this spectacular and deadly volcano.
Incredible Gallery of Art Deco Vehicles
Embracing a variety of influences from Neoclassical, to cubism, to modernism; Art Deco flourished in the 1920s and 1930s, affecting all areas of design. While many movements often had political or philosophical roots, Art Deco was purely decorative. Architecturally, the two most popular examples are the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, both in New York City. Vehicle-wise, we need not look further than the stunning examples below, enjoy!
Art Deco cars
25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World
Modern sculpture
Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies
Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children take their mothers' names, and men marry into their wives' family homes. The setting is also unique: lush, and so well-cared for, tourists across India visit to marvel at the lack of trash.
Khasi people
Grilled vegetables

Why You Should Really Be Grilling Your Cabbage
Every year, when fall vegetables begin dominating the farmers markets, I have the same though process: charred brussels sprouts are so damn awesome, I wonder if there are other similar vegetables that I can char to get the same effect? It turns out the answer is yes: pretty much any brassica will get nice and sweet and nutty when exposed to extreme high heat, and the simplest of them all, the basic green cabbage, is no exception.
Grilled vegetables
Beautiful, Intimate Portraits of Bees -- National Geographic
Researchers take advantage of photography technology developed by the U.S. Army to capture beautiful portraits of bees native to North America.
Macro photography
The worlds most economical car - 313 MPG !
Volkswagen have announced the production of the world's most fuel efficient car - designed like a futuristic motor and capable of an incredible 313MPG. The Volkswagen XL1 with its super sleek design is powered by a miniscule 800cc diesel engine and a separate electric motor and battery pack. This will give the plug-in hybrid a 0-62mph time of 12.2 seconds and a top speed limited to a modest 99mph.
Volkswagen 1-litre car
Rat Rod or Crap Rod depending on who you talk to. The Rat Rod started out as a car that was built to drive on a budget that was dictated by your paycheck,most were a work in progress. They were fun to drive and not a trailer princess towed from car show to car show.
Rat rod
Rio de Janeiro at sunset from atop Sugarloaf Mountain
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Rio de Janeiro
How a Car Engine Works
Did you know that your car will take in 20,000 cubic feet of air to burn 20 gallons of fuel? That’s the equivalent of a 2,500 sq. ft. house! If your only experience with a car engine’s inner workings is “How much is that going to cost to fix?” this graphic is for you...
Internal combustion engine
Most beautiful places

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How the Enormous Mirrors on the World's Largest Telescope Are Made
The Giant Magellan Telescope is easily the most ambitious terrestrial astronomy program humanity's ever devised. It has—quite literally—been built from the ground up by leveraging a brilliant, unique off-axis design and bleeding-edge fabrication techniques. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the telescope's enormous mirror system. These mirrors, which are still in the process of being cast, ground, and polished to immensely tight optical tolerances, are the result of a revolutionary produ...
Giant Magellan Telescope
25 year experiment shows ants can break down minerals, sequester CO2
If you want a role model for work ethic in the animal kingdom, you’d do well to pick the ant. Maintaining tunnels, gathering food, and defending the colony are all in a solid day’s work. Now you might be able to cross off another item on the ant to-do list: pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
Individual items of jewellery‎

Individual physical objects

Individual physical objects
One-off automobiles

One-off automobiles
Transport of heads of state

Transport of heads of state
Masters of Movement - Darren Berrecloth
After being at the top of the international BMX scene, Canada's Darren Berrecloth switch to full-suspension MTN bikes in order to go bigger. 'The Claw' is considered the best Freeride mountain biker in the world today.
Mountain biking
Ferrari concept vehicles

Ferrari F80

Ferrari F80 Supercar Concept Blows Us Away
When it comes to having the sexiest supercar designs, Ferrari trumps all others… and the new Ferrari F80 Supercar Concept is no exception! Powered by a hybrid twin turbo V8 engine similar to that found in the new McLaren P1, the F80 produces an astonishing 1200 horsepower. (900 through the engine and 300 through the KERS hybrid technology). With a weight of under 2000 pounds, the 2 seater hypercar will go from 0-60 miles per hour in just over 2 seconds… but wait, there’s more! Top speed? 310 mil...
Ferrari F80
Roasted Red Pepper Pesto with Zucchini Noodles
Bring a new taste to pasta night with roasted red pepper pesto. A delicious, smoky-flavored alternative to tomato sauce, red pepper pesto is easy to make and goes great with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash. Roasting the peppers gives the dish a depth of flavor that cannot be beat.
Subatomic particles give glimpse into sun’s core
For the first time, a subterranean detector has captured neutrinos generated in the main nuclear reactions that power the sun.
Places In Canada You Won't Believe Actually Exist
They're real and they're spectacular... (Nestor Lewyckyj) It has the world's highest vertical drop That's 1,250 metres, straight down. The CN Tower is 553 metres tall (Nestor Lewyckyj)...
Tourist Attractions in Dubai
Travel and leisure is really a flourishing business in Dubai and you can find a lot of stuff for a visitor to accomplish in Dubai, which no length of time is going to be enough to go to every single destination in this place.
Visitor attractions in Dubai
Historical currencies

History of money
Gradually Unfolding Architecture: Gorki House in Moscow
Gorki House was designed by Atrium and is integrated in a beautiful natural environment atop of a hill west of Moscow. The architects were commissioned to design a contemporary residence for a young couple and their kid, while maintaining a good relationship with the surrounding pine forest landscape. The building features generous windows and a large number of terraces which make it connect well with the outdoors. Its shape is highly original, consisting of a clever and appealing game of volume...
Modern architecture
16 People With Real Super Powers
Have you ever dreamed about having super powers? Most likely if you are anything like me you have fantasized about having extraordinary abilities such as super strength or moving objects with your mind. We have found 16 examples of people who claim to have developed some extraordinary abilities. Perhaps we are evolving into a world of zero limits.
Human power
23 Popsicles To Get You Hammered
These 23 popsicles to get you hammered, will give you a new great experience. Instead of just relaxing eating a delicious popsicle, you can get drunk at the same time. It’s a win win situation. So enjoy these new treats and make them yourself with the recipes given.
10 Most incredible bathrooms with breathtaking views
Designing your dream bathroom with a view is all about location, whether perched on the ocean, surrounded by mountains or in a dense forested landscape. The incredible bathrooms that we are bringing to you today all are filled with plenty of windows and overflowing with natural light. Some of these bathrooms are world class resorts, other look out over woods, oceans, mountains, fields and city skylines. Be prepared to be inspired by these dream bathrooms with ideas to design your own sanctuary o...
Bathroom design
This Man Found A Secret Tunnel Under His House. And It Led To A Massive Underground City!
You may have heard stories about people renovating their homes, only to stumble upon a secret room. Perhaps it’s a play room? A cellar? A place to stash sensitive documents and treasures? All that mystery can be pretty scary yet exciting. But back in 1963, a resident of Nevşehir Province of Turkey found a secret room behind one of his walls. This secret room led to a tunnel…
Jalapeño Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe
I love garlic, but whenever I peel and chop it my fingers end up smelling like garlic for the rest of the day. I haven’t resorted to buying peeled garlic (yet!) and I recently just discovered a new garlic peeling trick at All you do is crush the cloves (they suggest using the heel of your hand, I use the flat of my knife) then dump them into a bowl. Put another same sized bowl on top, hold them together and shake. The shaking rubs all the cloves together and somehow their skins fall ...
24 Secret Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit
1 | Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic There’s no other town in the world that I am more fond of than the quaint, charming, fairytale-like town of Cesky Krumlov in southern Bohemia. It’s as if you have stepped into a time warp – small cobblestone roads...
Visitor attractions in Europe
Aksumite currency

Aksumite currency was the first native currency to be issued in Africa without direct control by an outside culture like the Romans or Greeks. It was issued and circulated from the middle of the height of the Kingdom of Aksum under King Endubis around AD 270 until it began its decline in the first half of the 7th century. No sub-Saharan state would mint coins after Aksum until the Kilwa Sultanate in the 10th century.

Aksum's currency served as a vessel of propaganda demonstrating the kingdom's wealth and promoting the national religion (first polytheistic and later Oriental Christianity), as well as facilitating the Red Sea trade on which it thrived. The coinage has also proved invaluable in providing a reliable chronology of Aksumite kings due to the lack of extensive archaeological work in the area.

Historical currencies
CRN Darlings Danama
Darlings Danama is a 197-footer (60-meter) delivered by CRN in 2011. Her interior mixes minimalism with Art Deco touches, all against a monochromatic color s...
Luxury yachts
BBC News - MSN Messenger to end after 15 years
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.
MSN Messenger
You'll Never Believe What They Made These Homes, Hotels, And Restaurant From!
Recycled shipping containers are cropping up all over the world as homes, work studios, vacation get-aways, hotels, and even restaurants. We’ve put together a collection of some of our favorites.
Shipping container architecture
The Berkshire Residence by Morrison Seifert Murphy
This site is in a traditional single-family neighborhood with large mature trees in front and a busy thoroughfare in the rear. These opportunities and limitations became the genesis of the design of the house. Location: Dallas, Texas Size: 5500 sq. ft....
Modern architecture
Rumania (1964)
Travelogue showing the delights of Rumania (Romania now). London exhibition. Two teenage girls (twins) look at some of the Rumanian Craftware on display at t...
The 10 Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life
If you're looking to improve your happiness, you might consider heading to the Midwest. According to new rankings based on a study by Nerdwallet, the top five cities in the U.S. with the best quality of life are all located in the middle of the country.
Views from the Garden: Drought tolerant annual flowers that bloom from spring to fall
Annual flowers grow 6 to 48 inches tall, providing many options in a landscape design project. As homeowners, we appreciate the value that flowers give to our home, such as increased curb appeal. Annual flowers cost less than perennials since they grow for only one season. However, some annual flowers, like sweet alyssum, drop seeds that grow the following spring.
The Last Roll-Out
This is "The Last Roll-Out" by Philip Andrews on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Space Shuttle
iPhone ATM PIN code hack - HOW TO PREVENT
This is a new way for bad guys to steal your ATM pin code using an iPhone without you noticing at all BUT there is a really simple way to prevent it from happening...
The First Paintings Of 14 Famous Artists
Before they hit the Louvre, they were just like us. Okay, except they painted brilliant works of art.
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How An App Helped Me (And 20,000 Other Women) Get Pregnant
Last summer I sat in the bathroom of an Irish pub, trying desperately to solve a math equation. I had abandoned my friends at the bar, where I'd been pretending to drink an IPA, to tend to this pressing arithmetic in private. If I solved correctly for 'x,' the answer would provide me with some crucial information—whether or not my pregnancy was going well.
Stark, Sharp & Minimalistic Interiors By Oporski Architektura
The team at Oporski Architektura is dedicated to the serenity of minimalist design. In the three interiors presented here, we will see the many ways in which th
Modern architecture
Discover Xtreme Sports 20
Visit our Facebook page - Discover Xtreme Sports is a new way of bringing the world of Extreme sports together i...
Action & Adventure
Top 10 Romantic Historic Villages
Tourist attraction
List of common misconceptions
This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Each misconception and the corresponding facts have been discussed in published literature. Note that each entry is formatted as a correction; the misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated.
5 Secret Restaurants in Paris
Promise you won't tell anyone...!
Restaurants in Paris
Elon Musk May Use Graphene Tesla - Business Insider
Tesla may turn to "the super material" to fix one of customers' biggest concerns.
Erasing Bad Memories May Soon Be Possible
Using state of the art laser and gas techniques, scientists working with mice make stunning breakthroughs in turning bad memories into better ones
Syria conflict: IS 'executes dozens of soldiers'
Islamic State (IS) militants appear to have executed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers captured after they stormed the Tabqa airbase, activists say.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
The Next Space Race
“The Next Space Race” is a journey through the booming business of space exploration. The International Space Station is a near zero-gravity laboratory dedicated to scientific research. The end of NASA's shuttle program left the world with only one way to get there, buy a seat from the Russians. Now NASA is holding a billion dollar competition challenging private enterprise to build America's next spacecraft. Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada are all multi-billion dollar aerospace companies and a...
Private spaceflight
Dark and dreamy - desire to inspire
I found this house on Urbis Magazine's website and fell in love immediately. It's dark and modern (but not overly) with lots of beautiful wood, marble and tile used throughout. It is a small 1860's worker's cottage from the front, now a guest house and man cave, and a glorious, dark-stained barn-like structure at the rear of the property. It is the best of both worlds - old and new combined.
Modern architecture
New Device Developed to Treat Strokes
A novel device developed by scientists fits on the head like a halo and quickly busts clots that cause stroke.
Ultrasound-enhanced systemic thrombolysis
Paleo Diet Recipes
Your source for great Paleo recipes. If you find it hard to come up with great Paleo meal ideas, you're at the right place.
Paleolithic diet
10 Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained
A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, though fact versus fable can be difficult to determine when evidence is limited and theories run wild. Stories associated with these images are not easy to explain or even not at all probable. Here are 10 of the most mysterious and unexplained photos that probably have an altogether explanation.
Truth We Won’t Admit: Drinking Is Healthy
The U.S. public health establishment buries overwhelming evidence that abstinence is a cause of heart disease and early death. People deserve to know that alcohol gives most of us a higher life expectancy—even if consumed above recommended limits.
Health effects of alcohol
How We Can Get Submarines to Travel at Supersonic Speed
Chinese researchers say they are developing technology that would allow submarines to travel more than 750 mph. That’s faster than commercial aircraft fly, and yes, it is possible. The technology is called supercavitation, and it’s been around for decades. The idea is to increase the speed of an object like, say, a submarine or torpedo…
How fast can you peel a pineapple? Pineapple seller in Bankerohan market Davao City.
Birds Nests Photography
Photographer Sharon Beals uses photography as an art form, and as a way to chronicle what moves her heart and concerns her conscience from habitat restoration and plastic in the ocean, to the ecology of rivers, and of course, birds’ nests. In her latest book ‘Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them’, she showcases…
Bird nest
Sorting cells with sound waves
Researchers have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could be used to detect the extremely rare tumor cells that circulate in cancer patients' blood, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread.
Cell (biology)
Hoverbike,The coolest Invention in Drone Technology
Deep in the English countryside, aeronautical engineers are perfecting a new generation of aerial drone. With increased stability and manoeuvrability, and able to carry a much heavier payload… it represents a significant leap forward in drone technology. This small drone, however, is just the 1/3rd proof-of-concept model for something much more ambitious. A full-sized quad-copter hoverbike that can be piloted by a person as well as flown by remote. It's the brain-child of engineer and helicopter...
35 Things You See Every Day In Dubai
As one of the world's most popular holiday destination, Dubai has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to tourism.
LG to sell first OLED 4K TV -- for $11K
LG Electronics today announced it is now selling the world's first OLED TV with 4K (3840 x 2160-pixel) resolution. The sets, available in 77-in. and 65-in. screen sizes, will come in a curved panel form factor. The 65-in model will retail for about $11,700. Pricing for the 77-in has not yet been released.
LG Electronics
Москва'2011(Moscow/Russia) on Vimeo
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Cherry blossom
Skat (yacht)

Skat is a luxury yacht built by Lürssen of Bremen, Germany as project 9906, a number prominently displayed on the hull in a typeface matching that of military vessels. The project started in November 1999 and the yacht launched in 2001. The owner is Charles Simonyi, a former Software Engineer from Microsoft and the fifth space tourist. The yacht is 71 metres (233 ft) long.

Simonyi once had a Danish girlfriend who called him skat, literally "treasure" (or "tax"), but a common term of endearment similar to "honey" in English.

Luxury yachts
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Ice Bucket Challenge

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Hungarian pengő

The pengő (sometimes written as pengo or pengoe in English) was the currency of Hungary between 1 January 1927, when it replaced the korona, and 31 July 1946, when it was replaced by the forint. The pengő was subdivided into 100 fillér. Although the introduction of the pengő was part of a post-World War I stabilisation program, the currency survived only for 20 years and experienced the most serious hyperinflation ever recorded.

Historical currencies
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40 maps that explain the Roman Empire - Vox
2000 years ago today, the Roman Emperor Augustus died. His reign marked the start of a 200-year period of peace and prosperity for the empire.
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French livre

The livre was the currency of France from 781 to 1795. Several different livres existed, some concurrently. The livre was the name of both units of account and coins.

Historical currencies
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Distance education

Distance education, distance learning, dlearning, or D-Learning is a mode of delivering education and instruction, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional setting such as a classroom. Distance learning provides "access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both." Distance education courses that require a physical on-site presence for any reason (including taking examinations) have been referred to as hybrid or blended courses of study. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web or other network technologies, are a recent development in distance education.

Standardized test

Any test in which the same test is given in the same manner to all test takers is a standardized test. Standardized tests need not be high-stakes tests, time-limited tests, or multiple-choice tests. The opposite of a standardized test is a non-standardized test. Non-standardized testing gives significantly different tests to different test takers, or gives the same test under significantly different conditions (e.g., one group is permitted far less time to complete the test than the next group), or evaluates them differently (e.g., the same answer is counted right for one student, but wrong for another student).

Standardized tests are perceived as being more fair than non-standardized tests. The consistency also permits more reliable comparison of outcomes across all test takers.

Early childhood education

Early childhood education is a branch of educational theory which relates to the teaching of young children up until the age of about eight, with a particular focus on education, notable in the period before the start of compulsory education .


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Young blood reverses effects of aging in mice
Can an infusion of young blood reverse the loss of physical and mental ability in old age?

Superfluidity is a state of matter in which the matter behaves like a fluid with zero viscosity; where it appears to exhibit the ability to self-propel and travel in a way that defies the forces of gravity and surface tension. While this characteristic was originally discovered in liquid helium, it is also found in astrophysics, high-energy physics, and theories of quantum gravity. The phenomenon is related to the Bose–Einstein condensation, but it is not identical: not all Bose-Einstein condensates can be regarded as superfluids, and not all superfluids are Bose–Einstein condensates.

Materials science
Indian Empress

Indian Empress is one of the larger private yachts in the world at 95 meters (311 feet 8 inches) in length and is owned by Indian business baron Vijay Mallya. Launched in 2000 as Al Mirqab, she was finished at the Oceanco yard in the Netherlands to the design of the A Group after having had her hull assembled in Durban, South Africa. The yacht was previously owned by the Qatari Royal Family.

Indian Empress is powered by three 10,000-hp MTU 20-cylinder engines, and has three propellers enabling her to reach speeds of up to 24 knots. Her cruising grounds include the Mediterranean sea, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.

Mallya also owns Kalizma, a 48 meter motor yacht built by Ramage & Ferguson, Leith in United Kingdom in 1906.

Luxury yachts
Kelantan keping

The keping was the currency of Kelantan until 1909 when it was replaced by the Straits dollar. It was subdivided into 10 pitis. Coins were struck in tin in denominations of 1 pitis (holed), 1 and 10 keping.

Historical currencies

Time Travel ♦ (Grandfather Paradox)

The future is the indefinite time period after the present. Its arrival is considered inevitable due to the existence of time and the laws of physics. Due to the apparent nature of reality and the unavoidability of the future, everything that currently exists and will exist can be categorized as either permanent, meaning that it will exist for the whole of the future, or temporary, meaning that it won't and thus will come to an end. The future and the concept of eternity have been major subjects of philosophy, religion, and science, and defining them non-controversially has consistently eluded the greatest of minds. In the Occidental view, which uses a linear conception of time, the future is the portion of the projected time line that is anticipated to occur. In special relativity, the future is considered absolute future, or the future light cone.

In the philosophy of time, presentism is the belief that only the present exists and the future and the past are unreal. Religions consider the future when they address issues such as karma, life after death, and eschatologies that study what the end of time and the end of the world will be. Religious figures such as prophets and diviners have claimed to see into the future. Organized efforts to predict or forecast the future may have derived from observations by early man of heavenly objects.

Future studies, or futurology, is the science, art and practice of postulating possible futures. Modern practitioners stress the importance of alternative and plural futures, rather than one monolithic future, and the limitations of prediction and probability, versus the creation of possible and preferable futures.

The future has been explored through several art movements and cultural genres. The futurism art movement at the beginning of the 20th century, explored every medium of art, including painting, sculpture, poetry, theatre, music, architecture and even gastronomy. Futurists had passionate loathing of ideas from the past, especially political and artistic traditions. Instead, they espoused a love of speed, technology, and violence. Futuristic music involved homage to, inclusion of, or imitation of machines. Futurism expanded to encompass other artistic domains and ultimately included industrial design, textiles, and architecture.

Futures exchange

A futures exchange or futures market is a central financial exchange where people can trade standardized futures contracts; that is, a contract to buy specific quantities of a commodity or financial instrument at a specified price with delivery set at a specified time in the future. These types of contracts fall into the category of derivatives. Such instruments are priced according to the movement of the underlying asset (stock, physical commodity, index, etc.). The aforementioned category is named "derivatives" because the value of these instruments is derived from another asset class.

Ottoman concubines

Renaissance Revival architecture

Renaissance Revival (sometimes referred to as "Neo-Renaissance") is an all-encompassing designation that covers many 19th century architectural revival styles which were neither Grecian (see Greek Revival) nor Gothic (see Gothic Revival) but which instead drew inspiration from a wide range of classicizing Italian modes. Under the broad designation "Renaissance architecture" nineteenth-century architects and critics went beyond the architectural style which began in Florence and central Italy in the early 15th century as an expression of Humanism; they also included styles we would identify as Mannerist or Baroque. Self-applied style designations were rife in the mid- and later nineteenth century: "Neo-Renaissance" might be applied by contemporaries to structures that others called "Italianate", or when many French Baroque features are present (Second Empire).

The divergent forms of Renaissance architecture in different parts of Europe, particularly in France and Italy, has added to the difficulty of defining and recognizing Neo-Renaissance architecture. A comparison between the breadth of its source material, such as the English Wollaton Hall, Italian Palazzo Pitti, the French Château de Chambord, and the Russian Palace of Facets — all deemed "Renaissance" — illustrates the variety of appearances the same architectural label can take.

Architectural style
Consumer protection

Consumer protection is a group of laws and organizations designed to ensure the rights of consumers as well as fair trade competition and the free flow of truthful information in the marketplace. The laws are designed to prevent businesses that engage in fraud or specified unfair practices from gaining an advantage over competitors; they may also provide additional protection for the weak and those unable to take care of themselves. Consumer protection laws are a form of government regulation, which aim to protect the rights of consumers. For example, a government may require businesses to disclose detailed information about products—particularly in areas where safety or public health is an issue, such as food. Consumer protection is linked to the idea of "consumer rights" (that consumers have various rights as consumers), and to the formation of consumer organizations, which help consumers make better choices in the marketplace and get help with consumer complaints.

Other organizations that promote consumer protection include government organizations and self-regulating business organizations such as consumer protection agencies and organizations, the Federal Trade Commission, ombudsmen, Better Business Bureaus, etc.

A consumer is defined as someone who acquires goods or services for direct use or ownership rather than for resale or use in production and manufacturing.

Consumer interests can also be protected by promoting competition in the markets which directly and indirectly serve consumers, consistent with economic efficiency, but this topic is treated in competition law.

Consumer protection can also be asserted via non-government organizations and individuals as consumer activism.

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Koryu bujutsu

Martial arts
Historical martial arts

Martial arts
Famous women

De mulieribus claris (English: Famous Women or On Famous Women or Of Famous Women) is a collection of biographies of historical and mythological women by the Florentine author Giovanni Boccaccio, first published in 1374. It is notable as the first collection devoted exclusively to biographies of women in Western literature. At the same time as he was writing On Famous Women, Boccaccio also compiled a collection of biographies of famous men, De Casibus Virorum Illustrium (On the Fates of Famous Men).

Collective intelligence

Collective intelligence is shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration, collective efforts, and competition of many individuals and appears in consensus decision making. The term appears in sociobiology, political science and in context of mass peer review and crowdsourcing applications. It may involve consensus, social capital and formalisms such as voting systems, social media and other means of quantifying mass activity. Collective IQ is a measure of collective intelligence, although it is often used interchangeably with the term collective intelligence.

It can be understood as an emergent property from the synergies among: 1) data-information-knowledge; 2) software-hardware; and 3) experts (those with new insights as well as recognized authorities) that continually learns from feedback to produce just-in-time knowledge for better decisions than these three elements acting alone. Or more narrowly as an emergent property between people and ways of processing information. This notion of collective intelligence is referred to as Symbiotic intelligence by Norman Lee Johnson. The concept is used in sociology, business, computer science and mass communications: it also appears in science fiction.

Pierre Lévy defines collective intelligence as, "It is a form of universally distributed intelligence, constantly enhanced, coordinated in real time, and resulting in the effective mobilization of skills. I'll add the following indispensable characteristic to this definition: The basis and goal of collective intelligence is mutual recognition and enrichment of individuals rather than the cult of fetishized or hypostatized communities."

According to researchers Lévy and Kerckhove, it refers to capacity of networked ICTs (Information communication technologies) to enhance the collective pool of social knowledge by simultaneously expanding the extent of human interactions.

Collective intelligence strongly contributes to the shift of knowledge and power from the individual to the collective. According to Eric S. Raymond (1998) and JC Herz (2005), open source intelligence will eventually generate superior outcomes to knowledge generated by proprietary software developed within corporations (Flew 2008).

Meanwhile media theorist Henry Jenkins sees collective intelligence as an ‘alternative source of media power‘, which is closely related to convergence culture. He draws attention to education and the way people are learning to participate in such knowledge cultures outside of formal learning settings. Henry Jenkins criticizes schools which promote ‘autonomous problem solvers and self-contained learners‘ while remaining hostile to learning through the means of collective intelligence.

Ultimately, both Pierre Lévy (2007) and Henry Jenkins (2008) support the claim that collective intelligence is important for the process of democratization, as it is interlinked with knowledge-based culture, which is sustained by collective idea sharing, and thus contributes to a better understanding of diverse society among different actors.

Writers who have influenced the idea of collective intelligence include Douglas Hofstadter (1979), Peter Russell (1983), Tom Atlee (1993), Pierre Lévy (1994), Howard Bloom (1995), Francis Heylighen (1995), Douglas Engelbart, Cliff Joslyn, Ron Dembo, Gottfried Mayer-Kress (2003).

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