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19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

National Parks

13 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in England

London’s cultural sights tend to go heavy on the grandeur—royal this, crown jewels that—but a stroll down its most famous outdoor market promises a …

England

Are the brains of creative people different?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Quartz.</i><p>What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist …

Creativity

There's a Tool That Will Tell You How Beautiful You Are . . . Using Science

When considering the concept of artificial intelligence, the possibilities seem endless. Could robots someday perform surgery? Teach school classes? <i>Fall in love?</i> And with gripping films like <b>Ex Machina</b> earning critical acclaim, it seems we're not the only ones intrigued by the future of intelligent …

A Neuroscientist on the Calming Powers of the To-Do List

There are two kinds of people in the world:<p>1. Those who make lists.<br>2. Those who don’t.<p>And, as one scientist recently argued, those who fall into the …

Time Management

Honest Trailers Gets To The Bottom Of All The Thrilling Math And Science In ‘The Martian’

Ridley Scott’s The Martian was a bit of surprise at the box office. Not due to the money it made, but instead due to it actually being good. As you likely read back during its release, it’s the proper prequel to Alien that Prometheus likely wanted to be. That or it’s just the movie Prometheus …

Movies

Science can help you beat writer’s block

Lots of people want to write—but many find the process of actually getting words on the page to be pure torture. As an author, journalism professor and therapist who specializes in working with writers, I can attest to the fact that it’s perfectly normal to struggle with writing. However, there’s a …

Creative Writing

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Physics

A Radical Reinterpretation of Einstein’s Theory

“It is not easy to walk alone in the country without musing upon something,” Charles Dickens once observed. For Julian Barbour, those musings most …

Quantum Mechanics

This Hypnotizing Illustration Depicts the Entire Known Universe

Just not to scale.<p>What is it like to gaze through a telescope into the heavens? It's a little something like this illustration, which shows the entire observable universe arranged from most distant in the outer part of the circle to our own solar system in the center.<p>It's not a map, but rather a …

Astrophysics

Visible Light Emitted From a Black Hole Has Been Detected For The First Time

Got a decent telescope at home? That's all you need to observe a nearby black hole.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed bursts of visible …

Research reveals deep ties between diverse tropical rainforests

Tropical rainforests play a vital role in the well-being of our planet, soaking up carbon dioxide and helping stabilize the global climate. …

An amusing romp through word histories

<b>Written in Stone</b><i><br>Christopher Stevens<br>Pegasus Books, $27.95</i><p>All these words we speak arose somewhere. But what do <i>acrid</i>, <i>acme</i> and <i>acrophobia</i> have in common? …

Linguistics

Watch: 9 Science-Backed Tips to Help You Study Smarter, Not Harder

Not all cramming is created equal.<p>If you're working a job you love and can leave behind once you walk out of the office each night, then …

Dietitians, Nutritionists, And Psychologists Have Ranked The Best Diets of 2016

Science weighs in.<p>Not all diets are created equal, and no one knows that more than US News & World Report, which, on Tuesday, released a ranking of …

New dietary guidelines emphasize big picture

New dietary guidelines for 2015–2020 have arrived, just in time to assist people whose New Year’s resolutions involved better eating.<p>On January 7, …

Desert sand from UAE efficiently stores thermal energy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in United Arab Emirates have …

5 of the Greatest Physics Demos From the MythBusters

Yes, this is the final season of the <i>MythBusters</i>. The greatest part of the show is the fact Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman aren't scientists but they …

9 Rocket Scientist Fails That Will Make You Feel Like A Winner

They might be rocket scientists, but they had some pretty epic fails.

Here Are Six Scientifically Proven Tips For More Effective Studying

Straight from the experts.<p>Not everyone studies the same way- some people are happy cramming everything at the last minute, and some require pages …

Hallelujah! Scientists Have Found Medicinal Properties In Maple Syrup

But don't start chugging it, k?

Watch: The Science Behind Motivation

It's not you, it's your goals that suck.<p>It's that time of year again when we're all thinking about the meaningful changes we can make to improve our …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

A promising new material can convert a major greenhouse gas into clean energy

Developed by a team of researchers in China, the material could be one way to deal with the 36 gigatonnes of CO2 we release into the atmosphere each year due to fossil fuel use.<p>Scientists have been struggling for decades to come up with an energy-efficient way to transform CO2 into something …

Incorporated

The gut bacteria from a 5,300-year-old iceman is helping to reveal clues on human migration

It took days for a recovery team to hack him out of the ice and haul him by helicopter and truck to a lab in Austria.<p>There, scientists determined the man had died 5,300 years ago.<p>Ötzi, as the man was nicknamed (after the nearby Ötztal Valley), has kept scientists very busy for the past 24 years. …

Anthropology

The Mediterranean Coast's 10 Best-Kept Secrets

<i>By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Ibiza, Nice, the Amalfi Coast. These Mediterranean gems are popular for good reason: gorgeous beaches, incredible food and that worlds-away feeling. But they can also be a little, well, crowded. Here's where to enjoy the Mediterranean Coast's …

Jennifer Lawrence Is an ‘Old Lady Who Looks Really Young & Hot’ in Funny or Die Trailer

Jennifer Lawrence is the oldest young woman you know, according to Funny or Die. A new fake trailer from the comedy video site pokes fun at the age …