Eric Flaman

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Are We About To See A Black Hole?

If there is one thing science is good for, it's going to extremes.<p>A lot of science's history is just one story after another of people figuring out how to do something that, just a few years before, was thought to be impossible.<p>The impossible was heavy on my mind last Wednesday as I found out just …

Black Holes

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

This gorgeous national park in Canada is hosting a Dark Sky Festival

Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies boasts turquoise lakes, soaring mountains and incredible forests, but an upcoming festival will celebrate another of its natural wonders, an expansive and star-filled night sky.<p>The Jasper Dark Sky Festival will run from 13 to 22 October with events that …

National Parks

This Fall's Meteor Showers Will Be Spectacular. Here's How to See Them at Peak.

This year's breathtaking total solar eclipse may have inspired you to crane your head toward the heavens a little more often. The once-in-a-lifetime …

Astronomy

The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here's why

The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have been fatally wounded by psychiatry, the very …

Schizophrenia

Must-visit extreme restaurants around the world

From under the sea to high in the treetops, these extreme restaurants think well outside the dining room.Ithaa Facebook & Redwoods Treehouse<p><b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p>Thrill-seeking travelers should not forget that adventure can be found during a sit-down dinner just as much as it can be found trekking …

Take an Ernest Hemingway-Inspired Trip to Key West

<i>In the early winter of that year I rented a flat in a town that looked across the sea and the Gulf Stream to Cuba. In the front yard of the flat</i> …

10 Badass Natural Water Slides Across America

Along with river tubing and doing absolutely nada on a beach somewhere, frolicking in a swimming hole ranks high on the list of iconic summer …

Hiking

10 Scariest Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) offers some of the scariest movies and documentaries you’ll find today.<p>If you are feeling brave, check out these 10 …

Solar Eclipse Glasses: Why Everyone Needs Them and Best Places to Buy Them

As people across the country prepare to watch what is being called “The Great American Solar Eclipse,” experts warn that viewing the phenomenon can …

Astronomy

Scientists discover "angel particle" that is its own antiparticle

Every fundamental particle in the universe has an antiparticle, which has the same mass but the opposite charge. If a particle should ever meet its …

Physics

This Insane 18-Day Trip Will Take You Around the World for Just $1,300

People often toss out the line "I want to travel the world!" as shorthand for their wanderlust. But what if you could literally travel around the …

Flying

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A Four Day Hiking Trip on the Juan de Fuca Trail

<b>On the west coast of Vancouver Island, just 90 minutes from Victoria is the start of the 47 kilometre Juan de Fuca Trail. It runs parallel to the</b> …

Hiking

Beyond the Northern Lights: Five Must-Hike Trails in the Northwest Territories - Mountain Life

We’ve all heard about the Northern Lights, and many of us have dreamed about traveling north to see them with our own eyes. Some of us are even …

The 8 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the U.S.

The legendary R&B group TLC once said “don’t go chasing waterfalls,” but we beg to differ (no disrespect, TLC). Waterfalls come in all shapes and …

Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading.<p>She wasn't sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a …

Immunotherapy

An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too

Something happened 3 billion years ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an …

Tiny Houses You Can Rent for the Night

If you believe less is more, it’s easy to see the appeal of the tiny-house movement: You’ll spend less money living in a tiny house, use less energy, and spend less time inside. But if you’re not ready to downsize your entire life into 200 square feet, you can rent a tiny house for the weekend, …

We'll see these three planets in the sky this month, and we're geeking out

Everyone, mark your calendars/planners/iPhone reminders because there’s something you definitely don’t want to miss out on this month. Even better? …

5 Places That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales

For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton.<p>Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers.<p><b>1. Multnomah Falls: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon</b><p>This 611-foot-tall double cascade flows through Oregon's lush …

7 Amazing International Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Go for an adventure without breaking the bank.<p>If Paris is too passé for your next international vacation, it’s time to consider a more off-the-beaten …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

Athletics: Experts divided over chances of sub-two hour marathon

(Reuters) - Nike’s “Breaking-2” attempt in Italy this weekend might not produce a sub-two hour marathon, but it will probably lead to a world best time, three exercise physiology experts have told Reuters.<p>FILE PHOTO: Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (L) of Eritrea leads the men's pack next to Hosea Rotich of …

Marathons

We May Have Uncovered the First Ever Evidence of the Multiverse

Too Cold<p>For years, scientists have been baffled by a weird anomaly far away in space: a mysterious “Cold Spot” about 1.8 billion light-years across. …

Nine Trips to Take Before Having a Baby

Adventure travel and babies—or even toddlers—don’t exactly go hand in hand. Parents of young children may also find that it’s difficult to fully …

Parenting