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The 10 top international airlines, according to travelers

Top Airlines in the World was one of the big awards. To determine the winner, Travel + Leisure surveyed its readers and collected data on a host of parameters including cabin comfort, in-flight service, customer service, value, food, and loyalty programs.<p>The long-running travel magazine also handed …

Air New Zealand

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

An unknown force is pulling the Milky Way and all else towards it at 14 million mph

The Night Sky in April 2015: the Great Attractor is neither a black hole or a super-cluster of galaxies, but we are travelling towards it inexorably<p><i>The chart shows the whole sky as it would appear from the UK at 23:00 on April 1st, 22:00 on April 15th and 21:00 on April 30th. All times are …

Report: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in Detroit freezer

A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.<p>Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the bodies …

SXSW 2015: AeroMobil Says It Will Put Its Flying Car On The Market In 2017

And once that's done? A self-flying car<p><i>Updated 3/16/2015, 4:33 p.m. ET.</i><p>In October 2014, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled a prototype vehicle that exhilarated <i>Back To The Future</i> fans, as well as pretty much everyone else: the long fantasized flying car. Dubbed AeroMobil 3.0, the car/plane hybrid …

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

Scientists name new ‘object’ SDSS J0100+2802 and say it is 12.8bn light years from Earth and was formed just 900m years after the Big Bang<p>A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists …

Universe

The World's Best Cruise Ships for 2015

The winners of the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers' Choice Awards have been announced, naming the best cruise ships of the year, based solely on member reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website.<p>Disney Cruise Line's Disney Dream was named Best Large Ship; this is the third year in a row a Disney ship …

Royal Caribbean

Backpacking Across 3 Continents On A Shoestring Budget

If you are interested in backpacking and aren’t lucky enough to have a trust fund, firstly: join the club.<p>Secondly, don’t fret. There are a few ways to fund your long-term travel.<p>1. Save a lot of money.<p>2. Become very resourceful at scrimping along the way.<p>3. Follow the lead of Kach Medina Umandap …

Costa Rica

Honeymoon Paradise for Less (You MUST See the Perks!)

Say yes! These destinations have all the romantic bells and whistles newlyweds (or second honeymooners!) could want—without crazy overcharges.

Australia

Improve Your Life with Microadventures

“What’s new?”<p>Lately, this polite attempt at small talk has been my kryptonite. It may seem benign and friendly, but to me it sounds vaguely like a challenge. As in: <i>Is your life interesting or not?</i> I’ll mentally scroll through recent days, only to see a blur of hectic mornings, school drop-offs, a …

Ski Area

Megatrends 2015: Alternative Travel Is Now a Reality Across the World

<i>Last month we launched our first ever magazine, Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015, where we identify the global trends in travel in 2015 and beyond,</i> …

Tel Aviv

The best restaurant in every state

To find the best restaurant each state has to offer, we sifted through our list of the Best Restaurants in America, The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America list, James Beard award nominations, expert reviews, and local recommendations, paying particular attention to fine-dining …

James Beard

Google Drive Is Offering 2GB Of Free Storage For Doing A Quick Security Checkup

Google is celebrating “Safer Internet Day” by offering 2GB of free Google Drive storage as a reward for performing a security checkup. To receive the free 2GB of storage on your Google Drive, you simply have to visit the Google’s security checkup website, log in to your Google account and quickly …

Google Drive

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

Pope Francis: Free expression doesn't mean right to insult others' faith

<b>Manila, Philippines (CNN) —</b> Weighing in on last week's terror in France and the debate over freedom of expression it stirred, Pope Francis said en route to the Philippines that killing "in the name of God" is wrong, but it is also wrong to "provoke" people by belittling their religion.<p>The Pope …

Asia

How To Grill Cheeseburgers And Win Your Memorial Day Cookout

So you've got your grand Memorial Day weekend feast all planned, your spread of exotic, expensive victuals purchased and prepped and ready to be …

BBQ

10 Beautiful Places You've Never Seen

Brush up your bucket list—you simply won't BELIEVE these gorgeous, globe-spanning must-sees! But the most unbelievable thing of all may be that, …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Rome Journal: Why Travel Anywhere?

What is the point of travel? People do the Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City and the Wall when they go to China. You go to Jordan for Petra, India for the Taj Mahal and the Ganges, Cambodia for Angkor Wat, Rome for the Pantheon. Angkor what? remarks the jaded tourist. But what really is the …

McDonald's

The Ultimate Ski Resort Guide to Plan Your Perfect Trip

Colorado’s ski season is off to a tremendous start, Utah is catching up and Tahoe is finally shaking off the snow shortage of the past two seasons and returning to its normal deep, white conditions. Early pre-Christmas snow across New England helped kick off the winter in style in Vermont and New …

Skiing

Astronomer Royal: Life on Mars would change everything we know

If life had originated twice, independently, within our solar system, we’d have to conclude that it can’t be a rare fluke, says Martin Rees.<p>More than 100 years ago, a French foundation offered the grand prize of 100,000 francs to anyone who could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. But …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …