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School's Out: 12 Tips for Student Travelers Off to See the World

Whether you've recently graduated and you're traveling the world, you're about to spend your summer abroad or you're just planning a road trip with friends, get ready for some great adventures. Whatever your travel agenda may be, Cheapflights.com says go for it! The ripe young age of 20-something …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Mind

11 Make-Ahead Snacks for Planes, Trains, and Really Long Car Rides

Travel snacks are not known for their elegance. They are sturdy, stoic, and dependable foods that rarely surpass anything more than sheer sustenance. But we all know a miniature bag of peanuts is not enough to get you through that 6-hour flight to your parents' place. Nor should gas station pork …

Healthy Eating

9 Real-Life 'Game of Thrones' Settings

Fans rejoice. There's another way to experience your favorite show.<p>For the HBO series, George R.R. Martin's fictional seven kingdoms were actually filmed in these nine real destinations around the world. Maybe it's time to book a <i>GOT</i> getaway.<p><b>Dubrovnik, Croatia</b><p>King's Landing looks a whole lot more …

Chinese researchers have genetically modified a human embryo—and many scientists think they’ve gone too far

A team of scientists in China dropped a bombshell earlier this month, and almost nobody noticed.<p>Researchers led by Junjiu Huang of Yat-sen University in Guangzhou published the world’s first scientific paper on altering the DNA of human embryos.<p>The pioneering research is controversial, though it …

Genetics

The Hubble space telescope: 'It's a terrific comeback story'

The moment had come. Scientists filed into the room and set up a screen for the gathered crowd to watch. On it was to appear the first ever image from Hubble, Nasa’s powerful, sparkling space telescope. That, at least, was the plan. Plenty of the astronomers wanted this event – called, in the …

Universe

St George's Day 2015: 5 English things not actually English....

David Cameron says the day has been overlooked ‘for too long’ and England should celebrate it, but is what we think is English actually so?<p>David Cameron says St George’s Day has been overlooked ‘for too long<b>’</b> and the country should celebrate what it is to be English.<p>A love of dogs, cricket on the …

A Japanese Architect Has Turned Old Ethernet Cables Into Restaurant Decor

There's something decidedly sci-fi and apocalyptic about what Kengo Kuma has served up.<p>Diners at the Tetchan yakitori bar in the Tokyo suburb of Kichijoji will chow down on their skewers amidst thousands of computer cables thanks to architect Kengo Kuma, who recently redesigned the restaurant's …

Design

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Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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Cocaine

Little Town of Champions

The village of Bekoji, in the highlands of Ethiopia, has produced long-distance runners who’ve won 16 Olympic medals in 20 years. What explains this remarkable success?<p>“Running is in my blood,” says Tolo Debele, feeding his 3-month-old boy Dawit in his gated compound in the Ethiopian capital of …

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

How your brain works – video

<b>Amy Novotney:</b> The brain is more complex than corporate team-building exercises suggest, but the myth is unlikely to die anytime soon<p>Published: 16 Nov 2013<p>Published: 16 Nov 2013<p>Watchdog issues guidance to help institutions address ‘pernicious’ cheating through use of sites for written-to-order papers<p>…

Five awesome BIG bee faces

Get face-to-face with these awesome bees. USGS macro photos of bees and insects.<p>The USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab has posted hundreds of …

U.S. Geological Survey

How Will Drones Change Sports?

Popular Science sat down with drone company Arch Aerial to chat about how drones are changing the way some sports are filmed.<p>A couple years ago, Ryan Baker founded Arch Aerial, a Houston-based drone manufacturer. An archaeologist by training, Baker worked on shooting excavations for clients, and …

Drones

Japan in the 1950s

After Japan surrendered in 1945, ending World War II, Allied forces led by the United States occupied the nation, bringing drastic changes. Japan was disarmed, its empire dissolved, its form of government changed to a democracy, and its economy and education system reorganized and rebuilt. Years of …

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Peering into North Korea

A boat tour from China skirts the North Korean shoreline, allowing a glimpse of the world’s most mysterious, closed-off country.<p>The key to our speedboat turned, the engine roared and Chinese pop music blared. Beneath us, the Yalu River was a muddy brown; above, the sun shone. We hurried on toward …

North Korea

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

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Beyond Sochi: Photos Of Russia By Russians

The gap between how foreigners view Russia and how Russians view themselves is wide and as old as the country itself.<p>Russian photographer Valeriy Klamm felt that foreign photojournalists who came to work in his country arrive with the pictures they want to send back home already in their head: …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …