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It's Official: This Exotic Island is the Best Destination of 2017

If you've ever seen <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> (and I mean, who hasn't) then you're already more than familiar with Bali. But what you probably didn't realize is …

Insane Light System Blasts the Energy of 10,000 Suns

German scientists have constructed a powerful new light system that can focus energy equivalent to the radiation of 10,000 suns <b></b>onto a single spot. …

Environmentally Friendly

5 of the best unique resorts in Fiji

Out of all the beautiful and exotic beach destinations in the world, Fiji might best encapsulate the idea of tropical paradise. Palm trees sway in …

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Even for someone trying to break a record for visiting every country in the world, travel is about more than just ticking places off a list.<p>Planning …

National Parks

Best in Travel: 10 Most Amazing Destinations in the World

The world is filled with so many spectacular places that one lifetime would not be enough to visit all of them. Most of us will never be able to …

These bright and colorful photos of Hawaii so stunningly beautiful, they seriously look unreal

Hold the phone: These super intense shots of Hawaii by photographer Arytron Page are seriously blowing our minds right now. If you’re into all things …

Photography

Crispr: Chinese scientists to pioneer gene-editing trial on humans

• Team will start testing cells on patients with lung cancer in August<br>• Technique can find and replace parts of DNA using an enzyme named Cas9<p>A team of Chinese scientists will be the first in the world to apply the revolutionary gene-editing technique known as Crispr on human subjects.<p>Led by Lu You, an …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Magnetism

22 Unreal Destinations That Will Make You Want to Take a Gap Year

If these places don't give you wanderlust, nothing will.<p>While heading from high school right into college is the typical path for most people, it's not always the right option for everyone. Live a little! A gap year can be the perfect opportunity to unwind from the stress of a hectic school …

The 10 most popular summer travel destinations, according to TripAdvisor

The results were based on booking interest on TripAdvisor and include average prices for hotels, flights, meals, and tours June 1-August 31.<p>Hotel costs were based on the average cost of a seven-night stay at the hotels listed on TripAdvisor, while airfare prices were based on average round-trip …

Dominican Republic

Bermuda is the most rad beach vacation ever

Bermuda's locals like to describe their island homeland with a joke: "It's 68,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock."<p>But that description isn't at all accurate. Most of them are also clinging to their golf clubs.<p>This outcropping of coral and sand of finely ground seashells 650 miles east of the Outer …

Discovery of a fundamental limit to the evolution of the genetic code: A study performed at IRB Barcelona offers an explanation as to why the genetic code, the dictionary used by organisms to translate genes into protein, stopped growing 3,000 million years ago.

A study performed at IRB Barcelona offers an explanation as to why the genetic code, the dictionary used by organisms to translate genes into …

The 14 Best Family Summer Vacations to Take

Whether you're looking for a city getaway or an outdoor adventure, here's where to go. Bonus: Your kids will have fun, too.<p>Let's face it: Before we know it, our kids will be teens or tweens and they won’t want to travel with Mom and Dad anymore. Which is exactly why it’s important to take family …

Cape Cod

Photo contest winners capture national parks in the West — with stunning success

If you need any inspiration to visit national parks this summer, take a look at these winning photographs in the 2015 Share the Experience contest sponsored in part by the National Park Foundation. Many feature public lands in the West, making them a close-to-home destination.<p>First prize and …

The 15 U.S. Towns Most Worthy of a Day Trip

Only have 24 hours to blow? These cities make a perfect short-term getaway when you feel like hitting the road.<p>Only have 24 hours to blow? These cities make a perfect getaway when you're short on time and feel like hitting the open road.

Here's One Big Way Sex Is Good for a Man's Health, According to Science

We already know that having a lot of sex is good for you. It keeps you young and it makes you happy, but did you know that it also keeps things …

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Neurosurgeon

There isn't always one "right answer" for how to treat a patient.<p><b>1. Neurosurgery is more art than science.</b> When I was in medical school, I understood everything in medicine as evidence-based. You have clinical trials, which you randomize, and you draw scientific conclusions. But in many cases, …

This is the best time to book a hotel room in 25 cities around the world

But determining just when that right time is can be tricky.<p>TripAdvisor just released a list that shows the least expensive times for booking a summertime hotel room in 25 popular cities across the globe.<p>To do this, the company analyzed hotel bookings and interest on their website for the months of …

A crisp intro to CRISPR, the gene-editing tool shaking up science

A world free from malaria, full of woolly mammoths<p>CRISPR may be that rarest thing in science: a genuine breakthrough.<p>The young DNA editing tool has dominated science headlines for months, as a mounting pile of studies highlight its potential to fight deadly diseases and customize organisms. It's …

Mysterious antidepressant target reveals its shape

But questions about the role of brain chemistry in depression may prevent the findings from spurring drug development.

Scientists find 'Achilles' heel' of cancer offering hope for most deadly cases

Even tumours which have spread throughout the body could be treated<p>The ‘Achilles’ heel’ of cancer has been discovered by scientists which could lead to treatments for hopeless cases where disease has spread throughout the body.<p>In a finding hailed as ‘groundbreaking,’ researchers found that all …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

Relationships: opposites do not attract, scientists prove

People do not form friendships or reationships with people who do not hold the same values, views and prejudices, scientists have shown<p>The theory that opposites attract is a myth, scientists have found, after discovering that people are only attracted to those who hold the same views and values as …

First U.S. penis transplant is set to happen at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Johns Hopkins Hospital, which is best known for its innovative surgery, such as implanting the first defibrillator in a human heart or being the first to separate twins who were joined at the head, will take on its most notable surgery yet. This year, the hospital will perform the first U.S. penis …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Exoplanet Census Suggests Earth Is Special after All

More than 400 years ago Renaissance scientist Nicolaus Copernicus reduced us to near nothingness by showing that our planet is not the center of the …

New 1-Terabit internet satellites will deliver high-speed internet to remote areas

ViaSat's next satellite carries triple the network capacity<p>US-based satellite company ViaSat is teaming up with Boeing to create and deliver three new satellites that will deliver high-speed internet to remote areas around the world. The partnership was announced yesterday, months before the …

Hawaii's big-wave surf competition called off

HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Legendary surfer Eddie Aikau would have gone out. But Wednesday's surf in Hawaii didn't stack up to his namesake competition's …

Keep cancer alive to stop it spreading, say scientists

Keeping cells alive around a tumour stops it expanding, the University of Cambridge has discovered<p>Keeping cells alive rather can killing them off through chemotherapy could be the best way to fight cancer, scientists believe.<p>Tumours need to kill surrounding cells to make room to grow so if they do …

North Face Founder Douglas Tompkins Dies In Kayaking Accident In Chile

Douglas Tompkins, who made a fortune in retailing as the founder of The North Face and co-founder of Esprit and went on to become a major donor to conservation causes, has died in a kayaking accident in Chile. He was 72.<p>Tompkins was kayaking with five other people on General Carrera Lake in Chile's …

Tiny ‘engineers’ caused first mass extinction

We tend to associate mass extinctions with catastrophic events, like giant meteorite impacts and volcanic super-eruptions. The world’s first known …