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Breathtaking travel destinations from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse Hotels

<i>By: Dave Baldwin</i><p>As an adult, you require more from a tree fort than just a spot to stash your nudie magazines. Which is why we found the world's 10 coolest big-boy hideouts that're hung high in the trees and cobbled together with more than leftover wood scraps from behind Dad's shed.<p><b>More: 17</b> …

Nasa twins to embark on year-long space experiment

Scott Kelly has found an unusual way to maintain a youthful advantage over his twin brother Mark. Next month, he will blast off on a year-long mission on board the International Space Station, a journey that will have one unintended consequence. During his 12 months in space, Scott will age less …

Space Science

Large Hadron Collider Quiz: Are you ready for Run 2?

CERN will restart its physics rollercoaster in May, at higher energies than ever before. But are you ready for it? Have you learned the lessons of Run 1? What the hell is that thing in the picture? Take this quiz to find out!

Physics

From Measles to the Metric System: Progress Is Not a Communist Plot

In the mid 1970s President Carter began a valiant and necessary effort to advance the U.S. to the metric system. Forty years later, with our students already ranked below 29 other countries in math skills, our kids are struggling to understand that 12 inches equals one foot while 16 ounces equals …

Scientists pledge to increase interference with the Church | Dean Burnett

UK Church groups have recently been criticised for campaigning against the legalisation of mitochondrial donation. As their efforts failed, a group of emboldened scientists has vowed to turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion<p>The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently …

Church of England

National Geographic Travel

Why Should We Search For ET?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> In Search Of<p><b>About Seth Shostak's TED Talk</b><p>Will we find ET in the next 25 years? Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at SETI, says yes. He explains that new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough likely.<p><b>About Seth Shostak</b><p>Seth Shostak is the …

As the 2015 'leap second' approaches, let's call time on scientists tinkering with the clocks

This act of cosmological fiddling only bolsters the delusion that if we measure time carefully enough, we can control it<p><i>This article was originally published on January 7, 2015.</i><p>Awful people, scientists. If only they had a little more history. Perhaps then they’d know better than to try to fix …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …