The old saying goes that “you don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” but that’s exactly what the startup GeoOrbital did with their ingenious modular gadget. They’ve created a special bike wheel that you can swap with your traditional tire, making your pedal-driven ride an electric one in under a minute. Equipped with a brushless DC motor,…

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The highly-anticipated Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has recently opened its doors to the public. Designed by architect David Adjaye, construction on this striking, 400,000-square-foot building took four years. It occupies the last remaining space…

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Tucked away in the quiet woods of Upstate New York, you’ll find the Hemmelig Rom, a cozy cabin equipped with its own private library.

A bookworm’s dream come true, the secluded space—whose name translates to “secret room” in Norwegian—was designed by Studio Padron in collaboration with…

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The world looks very different through the eyes of a 19-month-old, which we can now see thanks to the pictures taken by Stanley Jones, the son of British Army photographer Timothy Jones. One bright and summery day, Jones shared his old Canon G12 with Stanley and taught him how to press the shutter and shout out "say cheese."…

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A Japanese sweet treat has made its way across the Pacific and to New York City, where it’s now delighting ice creaming lovers on the other side of the world. Known as taiyaki, this popular street food is a fish-shaped cake made of waffle or pancake batter and filled with red bean paste.

In the Chinatown and Little Italy neighborhoods, this version of taiyaki has a noticeable tweak to its…

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Detention—whether you've experienced it directly or not, you know it's not the ideal place to spend your school day. Long hours spent staring at the clock or doing busy work were anything but motivating. However, for students at Baltimore's Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, being sent to detention is an opportunity to practice mindfulness and…

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Today, thanks to publicly accessible, digitized—or photographically reproduced—collections, art lovers can virtually "visit" museums through the screens of their computers, smartphones, and tablets. One major institution that has embraced this new technology is New York's famed Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In addition to…

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Rising up as spectral monsters, the New York City buildings captured by photographer Marc Yankus loom as giants in the urban landscape. The series of dreamlike images give new perspective to the architecture, and by pulling back to show his subjects in their naked context Yankus forces the viewer to observe their raw impact. The…

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