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Revealed! 97% of human body is made up of stardust!

Stars are made up of almost two dozen chemical elements, but researchers only listed those elements that are considered to be the building blocks of …

Wild Scandinavia: adventure without breaking the bank

This is a pricey part of the world, but these adventures in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland, from the new Wild Guide Scandinavia, are pleasantly surprising in more ways than one<p>With some of the largest remaining tracts of true wilderness in Europe, Scandinavia and Iceland offer a multitude of …

Hot Springs

23 Foreign Horror Movies That’ll Scare The Shit Out of You

These movies don’t fuck around.<p><i>WARNING: Some images/themes in this post are highly disturbing. Continue at your own discretion.</i><p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Horror

27 Amazing Campgrounds In America For When You Need Chill Vibes

America the zen.

Hiking

Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

Hiking

Google patents 'sticky' layer to protect pedestrians in self-driving car accidents

Adhesive technology on the front of a vehicle would aim to reduce the damage caused when a pedestrian hit by a car is flung into other vehicles or objects<p>Google has patented a new “sticky” technology to protect pedestrians if – or when – they get struck by the company’s self-driving cars.<p>The …

Autonomous Cars

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

29 of the most surreal landscapes on the planet

Some are land formations molded over thousands of years by Mother Nature, while others are man-made creations that have altered the earth in strange ways.<p>From the bubbling lava lakes of Ethiopia, to a lake that has been nestled in the desert for 2,000 years, here are 29 landscapes that are so …

The Singer Of This Hardcore Band Is A 67-Year-Old Great-Grandma

... who also enjoys organic farming in her free time.<p>The main thing you have to understand about the Canadian hardcore band "Grindmother" is that their lead singer is a 67-year-old great-grandmother.<p>But there are other things you have to understand, too. Like that The Grindmother, as she prefers to …

Hobbies

L.A. officials seeded clouds during El Niño storm in hopes of more rain

Clouds over Los Angeles County were seeded with silver iodide to increase the amount of rainfall during Monday's storm, marking the first cloud seeding done by the Department of Public Works since 2002.<p>Los Angeles County has used cloud seeding to boost water supplies since the 1950s, backing off in …

Weather

This Oil Company Teaches Kids About How Environmental Disasters Can Be Good for Tourism

Italian oil company Eni created an educational program that avoids addressing climate change in the Arctic and implies oil rigs and mining platforms can have a positive impact on the environment.<p>There's a tendency for multinational energy corporations that are heavily invested in climate change to …

Oil

A giant purple smiling emoji is looking down on us from deep space

A mischievous face with a big smile shines light-years away from Earth.<p>A new photo taken by a NASA space telescope called Chandra shows a group of …

18 Horror Novels Every True Fan Should Read Before Watching The Movie Version

Maybe don't wait to read 'em before bed.

Horror

Exclusive First Look at the Spookiest Items from the Warner Bros. Halloween Exhibit!

Warner Bros. Studio is cracking open their storage vault and giving horror buffs a chance to come face to face with their favorite scary movie …

Construction

Mealworms Can Happily And Safely Eat Styrofoam

Say hello to my wriggly friend<p>Mealworms are those squirmy guys you took care of in science class or fed to a particularly hungry pet chicken or reptile. And new studies from Stanford suggest that these creepy crawlers could be incredibly good for the environment.<p>Two papers, published in</i> …

Pollution

Want to get scared out of your wits at a Halloween zombie apocalypse showdown?

The zombie apocalypse has arrived, but only on weekend nights in October.<p>The Halloween craziness plays out at a place called Panic Mountain in the San Bernardino Mountains where you can participate in what's called a zombie apocalypse live-action role play.<p>Here's the deal: You must stop a massive …

Horror

Tesla's new Model X has a 'bioweapon defense mode' button

'This is a real button,' Musk says<p>If you want to survive a biological attack, you might want to look into buying a Tesla. The company just officially unveiled the Model X, and Elon Musk shared a rather unexpected feature during the unveiling: a "bioweapon defense mode" button.<p>"This is a real …

Tesla

What's New On Netflix For October 2015

"The Vampire Diaries," "American Pie," "Beasts of No Nation" and more.<p>Netflix is turning into a total "Freak Show" this October.<p>With Halloween coming around the corner, it makes sense Netflix is adding a lot of scary shows, including Season 4 of "American Horror Story" (Oct. 6), Season 3 of …

Entertainment

Tesla Model X revealed: 250-mile range, Falcon Wing doors, Ludicrous mode

FREMONT, California — Turns out, the top-hinged Falcon Wing Doors are the least surprising part of the new Tesla Model X.<p>In true Tesla fashion, Elon …

31 Terrifying Horror Films To Stream This October

Netflix and kill.<p><b>Oct. 1:</b> <i>Children of the Corn</i> (1984). Start the month off right with the scariest thing there is: kids. Based on a Stephen King short story, <i>Children of the Corn</i> was poorly received at the time but has gained a cult following, because children are terrifying.<p><b>Oct. 2:</b> <i>The Babadook</i> …

Horror

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

Pluto's deepest mysteries may be revealed on July 14

Pluto, get ready for your closeup.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe — the first-ever spacecraft designed to study Pluto and its many moons — is about to fly …

Scientists have made the first fully functional artificial human brain cells

But there is more to the idea behind this synthetic neuron than simply proving that it can be done. The team reckons that in the future, it might be possible to actually use these devices in patients to replace damaged nerves, for example, to help treat injury or disease. They may also have a place …

30 Unbelievable Places That Are Hard To Believe Really Exist

Our Earth is full of wonders and beautiful places. Here is a collection of some breathtaking places that are hard to believe really exist.<b>(h/t:</b> …

Northern Ireland

Indian army to remove tons of Everest trash | CNN Travel

Indian Army

5 travel spots that just got cheaper for Americans

Honey, grab the kids: we're going abroad.<p>Much of the world is on sale for Americans right now since the U.S. dollar is enjoying one of the strongest moments in modern history.<p>Just about everything from hotels to luxury handbags to McDonald's hamburgers is cheaper abroad than in the United States …

South America

7 trips worth blowing your budget for

These amazing trips are as big on wow-factor as they are on price – if you've got the budget, you'll want to blow it!<p>1. Epic Northeast Passage …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Best Winter Trips 2015

There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

Travel Photography