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5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …


50 of the Most Stunning Historic Hotels in America

Travel back in time on your next vacation.<p>These historic properties make uninspired travel a thing of the past.

New Hampshire

80 Books Every Person Should Read

8 female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay help create an updated list of books everyone should read.<p>What can we say? We messed up. Our list of "80 Books Every Man Should Read," published several years ago, was rightfully called out for its lack of diversity …


Apple built an ‘electronic city’ online 21 years ago that still stands out as one of its most puzzling flops

So the notion of creating a safe, familiar-looking space for early cyber surfers must not have seemed too outlandish for the Apple executives who came up with the plan.<p>But the short-lived online service that Apple rolled out that year, dubbed eWorld, failed miserably and the digital buildings that …


Thom Yorke Created Original Music For A Broadway Play

Thom Yorke has been up to some interesting stuff recently, although that’s not necessarily a surprise for the erstwhile Radiohead frontman. While he and his compatriots in his legendary alt-rock band are working on a new album, Yorke has also done some rare live solo shows, and he put together a …

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Women scientists smash sexist gender stereotypes on Twitter

A new hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer - aimed at dispelling myths around how women in STEM industries look - has gone viral on social media<p>Remember #DistractinglySexy – the hashtag that took off in the aftermath of the ‘Tim Hunt women are distracting and cry in labs’ debacle? The one where women …


'It's time to make sure research is understandable to all'

In a world swamped with information, the public need access to both research results and the context to understand them, writes James Connington<p>The amount of information available at our fingertips today is beyond comprehension. According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data get created every day, …


National Geographic Travel

Too Much Information

When the generation-defining writer David Foster Wallace took his own life in 2008, he left behind an unfinished novel, The Pale King, that will either serve to round out his transcendent body of writing or place a haunting question mark at the end of his career. John Jeremiah Sullivan holes up …

Three scientists investigating melting Arctic ice may have been assassinated, professor claims

Cambridge Professor Peter Wadhams suspects the deaths of the three scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence<p>A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few …

Global Warming