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The Darkest Town In America

GERLACH, Nev. — Here in the desert, the Earth boils and stars fill the sky. By day, you can see plumes of geothermal steam rising in every direction, …

NASA's New App is 'The Sims' in Space, With Plants

As a life-long, avid Sims player, I was pretty excited to hear about NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth. Released last month, the educational …

Aliens probably look even weirder than we think

It astonishes me how much we seem to know about aliens. They build technology-driven civilisations and pilot spaceships across the galaxy. They create energy-harvesting structures around their stars. They beam interstellar greetings to us. We cannot be sure that, when our own broadcasts reach them …

18 tips that will help you stay safe when you travel

We've put together a list of tips for doing just that, consulting Anthony Melchiorri, host of Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible"; John Rose, an aviation and terrorism expert and COO of travel risk management company iJET; Daniel Durazo, the director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance …

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

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Five Emerging Technologies in Science That Will Shape our Lives in the Coming Years

Credit<p>Most of us don't think we are living in a futuristic utopia. But if you look around at many of the exciting advancements in technology, you will see that life is starting to look more and more like science fiction every day.<p>Cool new technologies are emerging constantly in the science world. …

The Future Of Cuban Sci-Fi Is 'Super Extra Grande'

The most compelling science fiction is the sort which holds weight beyond its sheer inventiveness or even its ingenuity. It takes more. The best in the genre have always functioned like corner prophets reporting from the fringe. They succeed in showing us, in a vision uniquely their own, what could …

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The best flight hacks and tips to cut down your wait time

An improved economy and cheaper fuel costs means more people can afford air travel, and airfare is cheaper than usual.<p>If you’re waiting for a catch, …

The One App You Should Check Before You Book Your Next Flight

It's not just when you fly that affects your ticket price. It's when you book.<p>If you fly to the same destination frequently, you probably know when …

After the Deluge: Texas and France Split on Climate Science

Texas and France have a number of things in common. They're roughly the same size. They were both republics. They have delectable, widely loved cuisines. And, just last week, both were battered by torrential rains and flooding turbocharged by human-made global warming.<p>What's different between them? …

Flight delays: 'Compensation paid for my weekend in Istanbul'

Thousands of holidaymakers will benefit this summer from two new services that help passengers resolve complaints with airlines.<p>The Airline Dispute Resolution Service, which is part of the Retail Ombudsman, and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) can order participating airlines to …

Hugh Aldersey-Williams’s scholarly survey of the history of tides, from the Bristol Channel to the Bay of Fundy, is enlightening<p>The subtitle of this book gives pause. The greatest force on Earth? Typhoons, volcanos and earthquakes humbled by a few metres’ change in the level of seawater? There is …

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Incredible black and white photography from around the world

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27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip

While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.<p>We've rounded up 27 of the world's most remote hotels, which can offer luxurious touches and a more personal experience. While they may be more difficult to access, they're set in stunning …

What Are The Congresspeople Whose Districts Will Be Underwater Doing To Stop Climate Change?

This unofficial caucus of the soon-to-be-drowned isn’t displaying the sense of urgency needed, given that all of their constituents face climate catastrophe in the next century.<p>Climate change was once an abstract global issue, easy for locally elected politicians to ignore or question. But …

Here Are All the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Books That Will Blow Your Mind This May

Buckle up. It’s a new month, and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of new books arriving in bookstores to get excited for. There are new books …

Science Explains How Spending Time In Nature Boosts Kindness And Generosity

According to research that has taken place in Japan, Finland and Texas, people who took walks or were shown images of nature were found to have a …

Looking to take the perfect photo?

Justin Minns Photographer<p>We asked award-winning photographer, Justin Minns for his top tips on how to go about capturing the beauty of the landscape …

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About in March

This is a crazy month for science fiction and fantasy books. There’s a new Robert J. Sawyer mind-bender, and Catherynne M. Valente’s last fairyland …

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Want A Fulfilling Career in International Development? Start with Humility.

A few tips on building a lasting career in the often murky field of international development.<p>So <b>you want to make the world a better place.</b> You hear …

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The Pulling-Apart of America

If you look very closely at America, you can see the poor physically growing apart from the rich, like a polar bear drifting out to sea on a broken …

The best Asian sci-fi movies you should see

How much do you know about Asian science fiction? Liu Cixin, a writer from China, won the Hugo Award for <i>The Three-Body Problem</i> last year. Obviously …

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The Tragic Necessity of Human Life: Willa Cather on Relationships and How Our Formative Family Dynamics Imprint Us

“In those simple relationships of loving husband and wife, affectionate sisters, children and grandmother, there are innumerable shades of sweetness and anguish which make up the pattern of our lives day by day.”<p><i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,”</i> the great Zen teacher …

Travel Backpacks We Love

A good travel backpack is like a favorite pair of jeans—it never goes out of style, pairs with almost everything, and is comfortable when it matters …

Paranormalizing the Popular through the Tibetan Tulpa: Or what the next Dalai Lama, the X Files and Affect Theory (might) have in common

What’s the newest and weirdest sub-culture on the Internet, you ask? If you’re Vice Magazine, it’s apparently tulpamancers.Tulpamancers are people …

16 Great Unsung TV Shows of the Past Few Years That Everybody Should Watch

We’re living in a goddamn Golden Age of television. But there’s also way too much TV to keep track of, and a few shows get the lion’s share of …

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A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

The Truth About Capsule Hotels in Japan

I was greatly curious about capsule hotels. I remember seeing them on the Travel Channel many years ago and feeling fascinated.

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