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Is Alpha Centauri the right place to search for life elsewhere?

It sounds like science fiction. From the people who brought you the project Breakthrough Listen to search for extraterrestrial life, comes a new …

What really happened on Easter Island?

Hundreds of iconic moai statues stand testament to the vibrant civilization that once inhabited Easter Island, but there are far fewer clues about …

Physicists discover flaws in superconductor theory

University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

No Man's Sky Lets You Explore a Universe-Sized Universe

If you budget just one second for each planet in Hello Games’ imponderable <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, you’ll still spend 585 billion years visiting them all. In …

11 Indie Games That You Wont Want To Stop Playing

Get ready to lose all your free time.

Indie Gaming

10 extravagant demands made by luxury chalet guests

Holidaymakers can be a demanding bunch, but guests of some luxury chalet operators really take the biscuit – it seems that as the prices increase so does the extravagance of requests.<p>"As long as it’s legal everything is possible – the impossible may just take a little longer"<p>From sourcing a guest’s …

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

Scientists Discover a Rare Planet That Has 3 Stars

Scientists have discovered a planet outside of Earth’s solar system that boasts a rare three stars, new research shows.<p>The planet, called KELT-4Ab, …

Northern lights, blood moons and brilliant stars - in pictures

Some of the best entries so far in the 2016 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. There are two weeks left to enter, and the winners will be announced in September

Northern Lights

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving Abroad

Your life is about to get way more adventurous, but your taxes are about to get way more complicated.<p>When the reality of college graduation kicked in, so did my fight-or-flight instincts. I chose flight. Not only was I itching for travel and a life abroad, but I figured post-grad was the best time …

5 Powerful Mind Hacks to Read 10X More Books This Year

Unlike articles that can be written in a matter of hours, well-written books take several years of research, writing, and editing.

Hacking

Top 5 Ways to Save Money When Travelling

Have you ever heard the saying 'If travelling was free, you'd never see me again'? The aspirations of just about every traveller are largely influenced by money. Trip destinations and lengths are usually dictated by the budget available for them. This is different for everyone but one thing common …

Then and now: 28 fascinating early images of Hong Kong

How to Stop Worrying

<i>By John Swartzberg, M.D.</i><p>We've evolved to worry. From an evolutionary standpoint, it makes sense that we do need to worry about certain things, particularly those that represent imminent danger. We may see ourselves as straddling the top of the evolutionary ladder, but it wasn't all that long ago …

Places that don't live up to their reputation, according to Reddit

Those who love to travel and explore the world know that there are some places that sound better in theory, but not in reality.<p>A recent Askreddit thread addressed this and posed this question to the Reddit community: "What is one location that really doesn't live up to its reputation?"<p>A number of …

Transit

In pictures: Passenger jet converted into luxury hotel in Costa Rica rainforest

4 Luxury South African Hotels You'll Never Want To Leave

There are some hotels that you book into primarily to spend time out of - a basic hostel in a busy city, for instance, an airport hotel booked for convenience and a clean pillow, or a big-name, multi-floored hotel booked for a work trip.<p>Other hotels, however, are holidays in themselves. Whether in …

The best science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Eric Brown on Radiance by Catherynne M Valente, Eleanor by Jason Gurley, Empire V by Victor Pelevin, A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab and Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky<p>In <b>Radiance</b> (Corsair, £16.99), her first adult novel for four years, Catherynne M Valente posits an absurdist alternative …

Books

A Taste of Charleston: What To Do, Drink, and Eat in 48 Hours

<i>As the plane was lifting from the ground of The Holy City I could still taste the memory of the life-changing biscuits and gravy...</i><p>Upon leaving, I was astounded by the city of Charleston and already fantasizing about returning. The weekend was one filled with southern hospitality and food that I'll …

Robbed and stranded on a beach in Thailand, this entrepreneur hustled his way back to Japan

Kenji Miki lost everything he owned in Thailand. But with some hustle, he was able to turn it around and find success by founding Rising Asia.<p>Like …

Norway's wave-battered Arctic coastline is a rare surfing frontier

Surfers from all over the world come to Lofoten Island to surf in extreme conditions. Winter ocean temperatures are 5°C. Air temperature around 0°C. The lack of daylight in winter, when the best swells arrive is an intractable issue.

China just delivered another dire batch of economic data

Manufacturing and services PMIs missed to the downside, trade data underwhelmed while bank lending, after jumping spectacularly in January, decelerated sharply.<p>Now you can add industrial output and retail sales to that list: they were horrible.<p>Over January and February, industrial output grew by …

Economic Data

4 Mountains Where You Can Spring Ski Till April

Photo by Tara Guertin/@lostluggage<p>Jackson Hole<p>Thanks to El Niño storms, snow sport season has an extended life this year<p>El Niño's promise of rain has …

This Incredibly Deep Space View Could Solve One of the Mysteries of Our Universe

This is one of the very deepest looks into space we’ll ever see, and when you look at it in comparison to other deep space shots, it reveals …

7 Annoying Air Travel Problems and Solutions

<b>1. You missed your connecting flight</b><p>If you book all of your flights through one airline, there’s a better chance that airline will accommodate you, …

Home of the Day: A luxury Oasis in La Quinta

Designed by architect Kristi Hanson, this contemporary luxury estate spans three lots and offers an oasis within a gated desert community.<p>In the open-concept great room, a 3,000-gallon aquarium is a dramatic focal point, while hand-selected boulders and manicured lawns define grounds surrounded by …

Real Estate

Ask Ethan: Is The Universe Itself Alive?

You’ve seen the analogies before: how atoms are like solar systems, how the large-scale structure of the Universe are like neurons in a human brain, and how there’s the interesting coincidence that the number of stars in a galaxy, galaxies in the Universe, atoms in a cell, and cells in a living …

Self-awareness

Hawaii: Dirt trails by day, luxury by night on this hiking tour of Maui and Lanai

Want to do more than hang around the pool on your next Hawaiian vacation? A new hiking tour of stunning landscapes on Maui and Lanai means you'll be walking rather than lounging.<p>Travel company Backroads has created a six-day, five-night Maui and Lanai Walking and Hiking itinerary. The first of …

Hawaii

Intrepid travellers: three trips of a lifetime

‘I’ll be the first wheelchair user to go to every country on Earth’<p>After many conversations with fellow travellers (most of whom I’d hosted via the Couchsurfing website), I felt that I needed a very ambitious challenge to match my rare set of circumstances. I have restrictions on all of my joints, …

Travelers