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The hot list: where to travel in 2015

Stuck for new travel ideas? We've got our eye on 10 different places – read on for our inside scoop on the best emerging destinations for …

Photographer's Incredible 14-Year Quest to Document the World's Oldest Trees

For the past 14 years, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has journeyed to almost every continent in a quest to document some of the world's biggest, oldest, and rarest trees. Using the criteria of immense size, great age, and notable history to select her subjects, Moon tracks down …

Nature Photography

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Are you a lip balm addict?

Winter. A time of doom, gloom and crud weather, when the skies are dark and the wind whips your face at a terrific rate. Shielding your skin with a layer of coconut oil or duck fat might provide temporary relief, but the issue surrounding excessive lip-balm application is causing a minor furore …

Mental Health

'Detoxing' has been debunked. Maybe it's time to debunk that

A few years ago, probably the most irritating thing about New Year’s Day was running into people who couldn’t resist telling you about their January detox plans: how they’d decided to spurn alcohol for a month, eat only raw foods, undergo a juice cleanse, subsist entirely on superfoods or expel …

Wellness

Pictures We Love: Mystery and Memory

<i>At National Geographic, photography is what holds our stories together and what makes them shine. It’s what we do the best and love the most. Our photo editors work with thousands of images every year (if not every day) and so we asked each of them—editors from</i> National Geographic <i>Magazine</i>National …

War

Scribd Raises $22M For Its Subscription E-Book Service

Scribd, a company offering unlimited access to half a million e-books for $8.99 a month, is announcing that it has raised $22 million in additional funding.<p>The round was led by Khosla Ventures, with Khosla partner Keith Rabois (previously an executive at PayPal, LinkedIn, Slide, and Square) joining …

Be bold. http://wmag.co/1Bq1STL Photo by Patrick Demarchelier, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine August 2012.

Who wouldn't want to live in this enchanting little Swedish micro home?

Here at Boing Boing, we do love tiny houses! Hus-1 is a small house designed and built by Swedish micro-home designer Torsten Ottesjö.<p>The project is …

Gut Gastronomy: recipes to heal your digestive system

Done the 5:2 diet? Try this restorative regime to improve digestion, perk up skin, hair and nails - and lose weight<p>In a world that increasingly questions where food comes from, and how it is grown or reared, there’s never been a more important time to take an interest in what you put in your …

Wellness

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and impenetrable to hackers.<p>The vision is of a future network of quantum computers that can work together to solve problems beyond …

Apple spends $50 million to end its sapphire saga

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: via AppleInsider<p>Apple’s role in the GT Advanced bankruptcy saga appears to be over.<p>In October, GTAT reached an …

What #GamerGate Is Actually About

<i>“Don’t mess with Mister In-Between.”</i><p>~Johnny Mercer<p>I think #GamerGate’s smartest critics understand it best.<p>Someone like Damien Schubert, for instance, whose blog has had the best, most level-headed, and on-point criticism of #GamerGate I’ve read, seems to understand the hashtag-movement perhaps …

Methane ‘spikes’ fuel speculation of life on Mars

Nasa’s robotic rover, Curiosity, has detected fluctuating wafts of methane on Mars, fuelling speculation that the gas may be coming from a form of life on the red planet.<p>An instrument on the six-wheeled robot measured mysterious spikes of methane that cannot easily be explained by geology or …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

Lara Gasparotto's Ecstatic Kaleidoscope

Here are some of her photographs of women, nature, and women in nature.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Netherlands</i><p>Twenty five-year-old Lara Gasparotto comes from the city of Liège in Belgium and has an eye for beautiful things. Fortunately for us, she is also a photographer so she can share …

Billy Crystal imagines Robin Williams in heaven: Read the script here

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …

See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

Space