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Stunning Animated GIFs Colorize Vintage Black and White Photos

Photographs are a link to the past, and with advances in technology, we're able to colorize what was once only in black and white. The Dutch website NSMBL recently shared a collection of images that show the “before” and “after” of digital colorization. That alone is interesting, but better yet, …

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

Mother sells family home to travel with young son

Ruth Johnston, an Australian mother, took the difficult decision to sell up in order to fund her travels, even though she has no idea where she and her son will live on their return.<p>That was two years ago when the boy was seven. The pair have been on the road ever since and are now in their third …

@NatGeoTravel Staff Picks: Best Islands

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>On the lookout for a great escape? There’s nothing quite like an island to transport you to an alternate reality—one where days seem to stretch on forever and troubles fall away like an ebbing tide.<p><b>Here are a few of the @NatGeoTravel team’s favorite islands to get you in</b> …

Guinness World Records' Weirdest Records Of 2015

Some people get into the record books by a nose, but Nick Stoeberl got into Guinness World Records by a tongue.<p>Stoeberl, 22, an artist and comedian from Monterey, California, has been trying to get official recognition for his massive tongue for two years.<p>Guinness World Records finally measured him …

Would you have a bird poo facial?

I lay back on the pillow with some trepidation as the therapist busies herself with a strange smelling concoction. My therapist, a delicate Chinese girl, shows me the pungent powder. It looks harmless enough, though it exudes a faint but undeniable whiff of something unmentionable. She applies an …

India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth

<b>Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.</b><p>Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, told the BBC.<p>The teenager had been suffering for 18 months and …

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

Bodrum, Turquoise Coast, Turkey<p>Wrapped around its own private bay on the northern shores of Turkey’s beautiful Aegean coast, the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum offers sublime views, hip bars, an excellent choice of restaurants, and a fabulous spa. Restrained elegance is the key to the 86 rooms and 23 …

Electric flow cell car approved for use on Europe's roads

Gallery: Electric flow cell car approved for use on Europe's roads<p>Gallery: Electric flow cell car approved for use on Europe's roads<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>An …

Computer Models Show What Exactly Would Happen To Earth After A Nuclear War

Cheery happy times<p>You've seen what a nuclear winter looks like, as imagined by filmmakers and novelists. Now you can take a look at what scientists have to say. In a new study, a team of four U.S. atmospheric and environmental scientists modeled what would happen after a "limited, regional nuclear …

Sixth-Grader's Science Project Catches Ecologists' Attention

<i>(July 24, 2014: See the editor's note at the bottom of this page for an explanation of the story's new headline.)</i><p>When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while …

Bosnian mom buries 2 sons 19 years after massacre

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — After 19 years, Hajrija Selimovic finally has a place to mourn her family.<p>Selimovic buried her two sons Friday …

World’s most beautiful canal cities

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

In pictures: Inside Hang Son Doong, the world's largest caves in Vietnam

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Bali's glass-bottomed hotel room

Set over a freshwater shrimp pond, Udang House (also known as the Shrimp House) at the Bambu Inda Hotel features a bedroom with glass floor panels that reveal a panorama of underwater activity. The rustic-looking suite, made from teak wood, aims to create a “fishing village experience”, kitted out …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

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Shakespeare's 450th Birthday: 20 Facts About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is one of the most revered poets and playwrights of all time.<p>He is known as the creative genius behind 37 plays, 154 sonnets and …

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Sensational butterflies - in pictures

Visitors take a look around the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' butterfly house. The temporary attraction features hundreds of free-flying rare butterflies and runs from 3 April until 14 September 2014

Top things to do in Melbourne, Australia

Top Choice Gardens in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor<p>Melbourne's Royal Botanical Gardens are simply glorious. From the air, the 94-acre spread evokes a giant green lung in the middle of the city. Drawing over 1.5 million visitors annually, the gardens are considered o…<p>Top Choice Stadium in Richmond …

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Surprise: Lizard Feeds Its Babies Feces

Wildlife<p><b>Talk about a crappy meal: The leopard tree iguana feeds her newborns feces, according to new research.</b><p>Found only in the Chilean Andes, <i>Liolaemus leopardinus</i> moms shove off just 24 hours after delivery, leaving their brood poop for a snack, according to new research led by Stanley Fox at …

A scene off the side of the Utah roads

Why is Google+ required for The Arcanum<p>All applications and user accounts for www.TheArcanum.com require Google+ to be tied to the profile for a …