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French Connection: An adventurous tour in Paris

GETTYOur reporter embarks on a whirlwind tour of Paris<p>American president Thomas Jefferson was a big fan of the French capital.<p>“A walk about Paris,” …

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

These 27 wow moments will make you want to book a trip around the world.<p>From stargazing in Chile to a hot air balloon ride in Bagan, this travel guide is the stuff indelible memories are made of.

Agatha Christie

The largest living thing on Earth is mostly hidden from view

The world's largest living thing is even bigger than a blue whale (the largest animal living now).<p>Meet Armillaria ostoyae, or, as it's nicknamed, the Humongous Fungus.<p>It's an organism that covers 2,385 acres (almost 4 square miles) of the Malheur National Forest in Oregon.<p>But it's a lot more …


Why Scientists Are Keeping An Eye On A Little-Known Virus

When an 8-year old boy showed up at his school's clinic in rural Haiti with a low-grade fever and abdominal pain, he was told he had typhoid and given medicine to treat it.<p>But blood tests showed something else: Mayaro, a mosquito-borne virus that may now be circulating in the Caribbean.<p>The Haitian …

Public Health

Hurricane Matthew: Why are birds flying in the eye of the storm?

Hurricane Matthew: Meteorologists tracking the hurricane on radar spotted birds flying in the eye of the storm, traveling along as it moves up the US …


How Do We Know The Shape Of Our Galaxy?

<i>How do we know the shape of our galaxy?</i><p>Well, we don’t know it particularly well, that’s for sure. Because we’re sitting within the Galaxy, we don’t have a particularly helpful vantage point to see the rest of the Galaxy. We can take great images of other galaxies. Because we’re at quite a distance …


Is the internet killing our brains?

The web gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory, and our attention spans?<p>Throughout history, people have always worried about new technologies. The fear that the human brain cannot cope with the onslaught of information made possible by the latest …