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How I Cured My Wanderlust

Three years ago, I put all of my belongings in storage and bought a one-way ticket to Rarotonga, an island in the Pacific Ocean that my mother was sure I had pulled out of my imagination. At an early age, I diagnosed myself with the condition of <i>wanderlust</i>, and had dreamed of doing something this …

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Why you should stay put when you travel

I get asked about Japan all the time. I’m far from an expert on the culture, but I spent two years living there, working two different jobs, getting …

Japan

Livescribe 3 Smartpen: Handwritten Notes to Digital

Livescribe has announced its new Livescribe 3 Smartpen, to help transfer handwritten notes into digital form on your smartphone and tablet.<p>We first brought you news on Livescribe with its Echo Smartpen way back in 2011, which we said dragged the humble pen into the 21st Century. It then followed up …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

"Other Universes are Pulling on Our Universe" -- New Planck Data Triggers Controversy (Today's Most Popular)

"Such ideas may sound wacky now, just like the Big Bang theory did three generations ago," says George Efstathiou, professor of astrophysics at …

Amazon spent $1.4 billion in the past 12 months to build a company town

Like Facebook, Amazon is building a city within a city, a glistening, utopian corporate campus in an area of Seattle known as South Lake Union that was once just dingy warehouses. And thanks to an item in Amazon’s latest quarterly report, we now know how much the company spent on the project on …

Employment

In Almost Every European Country, Bikes Are Outselling New Cars

We know that Europeans love their bicycles — think Amsterdam or Paris. Denmark even has highways specifically for cyclists.<p>Indeed, earlier this month, NPR's Lauren Frayer reported that Spain, which has long had a love affair with cars, is embracing the bicycle: For the first time on record, Lauren …

Habitable Alien Planets: "Distance from Star Determines Liquid-Water Biosphere"

In a new study, researchers based at NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, Calif., carefully …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel

Concealed Carry options; outlining the different locations and methods

Advertisement<p>When deciding to carry concealed, you are faced with a very important decision; What is the best way for me to conceal my firearm that …

Baby on the Way? 9 Tips to Save $3,000 or More in 9 Months

10 Google Earth Tips for Power Users

1. Travel Through Time<p>2. Measure Long Distances<p>3. Use Layers<p>4. Take or Create Guided Tours<p>5. Use Flight Simulator<p>6. Create and View Maps<p>7. Build in 3D<p>…

Map Lists the Surprising Things Each Country Leads the World In

Did you know that Spain leads the world in cocaine use? Or that Mongolia leads the world in Velociraptor bones? Or that Cameroon leads the world in …

Chimpanzees

Now you're a sharpshooter: The smart rifle arrives

Hit a target at 1,000 yards? No problem. Tracking Point's computer-enabled rifles let novices shoot moving targets at extreme distances with near 100 percent accuracy. The new era of firearms is upon us.<p>"I've been a competitive shooter all of my life, I could do it with a conventional rifle. But …

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Nobel Prizes 2013: The shipping machinery of cells

If the cells that make up your body are little factories, then the shipping department just picked up a Nobel Prize this morning with the award for …

Scientists 3-D Print Tiny Cages That Imprison Bacteria

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have figured out how to make structures – like houses or cages – that are small enough to corral …

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …

Pollution

Underwater wi-fi given test run to create 'deep-sea internet'

<b>Researchers have tested an "underwater wi-fi" network in a lake in an attempt to make a "deep-sea internet".</b><p>The team, from the University of Buffalo, New York, said the technology could help detect tsunamis, offering more reliable warning systems.<p>They aim to create an agreed standard for underwater …

Wi-Fi

Much Earlier Split for Neanderthals, Humans?

Study challenges thinking on last common ancestor of Neanderthals, humans.<p><b>In the ranks of prehistoric humans, Neanderthals were our closest relatives.</b><p>We were so close, in fact, that our species interbred with theirs. Tracing back our lineages, there must have been a last common ancestor of <i>Homo</i> …

Holder Tells Police to React Faster as Shooting Incidents Spike

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Attorney General Eric Holder's most urgent point in an address to a conference of police chiefs in …

The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce

If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in …

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Neuroscientist uses MRI scans to show that dogs have emotions similar to humans

Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought.<p>For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines – including his pet terrier Callie – and he says …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

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