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The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

Travel

Amazing footage debunks the 200-year-old theory of how hummingbirds get their food

These tiny birds can suck 10 drops of nectar out of a flower every 15 milliseconds, researchers at the University of Connecticut recently discovered. For nearly two centuries, scientists have thought the birds used a much slower "wicking" technique, LiveScience reported.<p>It turns out that …

What makes one of the ocean's smartest creatures so weird

Octopuses are known to be brainiacs — they can mimic flounder in a flash, unscrew themselves out of a sealed jar and even use coconut shells to build …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including wildfires in Spain and the arrival in the UK of the America’s Cup

Tom Cruise

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Scientists Just Discovered the Fossil of a Feathery, Winged Dinosaur Known as the "Dragon"

The 125-million-year-old fossil of what scientists call the largest winged dinosaur ever found was recently uncovered in northeastern China. The new species, dubbed <i>Zhenyuanlong suni</i> (“Zhenyuan's dragon”) after the person who procured the fossil for study, was a 2-meter-long <i>dromaeosaur</i>–a feathery, …

Dinosaurs

Galantis Completes 'Run' to Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Top 10

Galantis gallops into the top 10 of's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated July 25) with "Runaway (U & I)" (12-10). The track from the Swedish duo …

42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

National Parks

10 Hypothetical Forms Of Life

In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, some have been accused of harboring a sense of “carbon chauvinism,” expecting other life-forms in …

Top 10 universities for biology - Telegraph

College & University

Destinations that are free from Brits

Costa Rica

17 TV Shows That Will Spark Your Creativity

Getting started on a new creative project can be a great way to give the right side of your brain a workout. While there are a million and one ways to spark your creativity, did you know that watching TV can also be a great way to get those ideas flowing? Yup, you read that right. TV is creative …

The 14 best South African electronic music classics, according to Spoek Mathambo

Having already put out one excellent album in 2015 with his band Fantasma, South African producer, rapper, songwriter, and director Spoek Mathambo's …

The Living, Breathing 'Human on a Chip' Is Coming

Researchers are combining human cells and polymers to make a very trippy contraption for medical testing.<p>The sleek contraption that won this year's UK Design Award doesn't resemble a living organ. But this translucent, glowing microchip, with slender tubes branching off of it, breathes just like a …

15 Little Things You Can Do Every Day that You Never Knew Could Make You Smarter

Do you want to become smarter? A little effort every day can make a real difference; check out 15 funny things everyone can do every day to get …

The forgotten land of colours: a trip through Iran's Persian Gulf

“This rock is a dragon, left here before the last great war.”<p>“Look at the top of the cliff. We call that rock Ferdowsi, as it looks from afar like the great poet.”<p>Locals have stories for the rocks and cliffs that resemble birds, animals or mythical creatures. “We grew up with our grandparents …

South Asia

Halley's Comet: Facts About the Most Famous Comet

Halley's Comet is arguably the most famous comet. It is a "periodic" comet and returns to Earth's vicinity about every 75 years, making it possible …

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Yourself to Study

It was dark in my room. Quiet too. I could feel the warmth coming from the 3rd story window in our apartment building, but I had the shades down …

40 Key Computer Science Concepts Explained In Layman’s Terms

Software developer Carl Cheo, founder of technology blog Carlcheo.com, knows what he’s talking about when it comes to computers! So, to help those of …

Computer Science

10 of the best European islands … that you’ve probably never heard of

Lyngør Islands, Norway<p>A far cry from Norway’s jagged western fjord-filled coastline, the Lyngør Islands offer Baltic calm rather than wild Atlantic. Base yourself on the islands of Sandøya or Borøya (where you can park your car) and use the ferries to get around. If ferries are too mainstream, …

European Travel