Ian Barrett

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Backpacking in Canada lets you see amazing views and more

Canada is a backpacker’s paradise. Due to the extreme northern location, please consider going backpacking in Canada the perfect summer months. …


A world apart: the unique spirit of Madagascar

<b>ZOMBITSE-VOHIBASIA NATIONAL PARK :: MADAGASCAR</b><p>We hear rustling in the dry leaf litter below us. A tiny Appert’s tetraka bird hops from one twig to …


11 Weird Sports That Were Actually In The Olympics

Some seriously strange sports have appeared at the Olympic Games over the years. Tug of war or live pigeon shooting, anyone?<p>With Rio 2016 kicking off on Friday, The Huffington Post takes a look at some of the weirdest events to have taken place at previous Olympiads.<p>Warning: Some are definitely not …

Team USA


Carl Sagan's Legacy: From the 'Pale Blue Dot' to Interstellar Space

Famous astronomer Carl Sagan brought the wonders of the universe to people living on the planet he dubbed the "pale blue dot."<p>Although Sagan died in …

Bet You've Never Heard of These 13 Insane Places on Earth

It is no secret that Mother Earth is a terrifying and beautiful force – but sometimes we discover things that highlight her sheer power more than …

Natural Gas

Quantum Suicide: How to Prove the Multiverse Exists, in the Most Violent Way Possible

Quantum mechanics says objective reality doesn't exist, that instead all we see are probabilities collapsing into one particular configuration... and …

The universe will be a frighteningly bleak place in a 'googol' years

"Where did we come from?" and "where are we going?" are two of my favorite questions as a human being.<p>But taking the very longest view, the answer to both turns out to be shockingly similar, according to University of Michigan physicist Fred Adams.<p>Adams and a colleague, Gregory Laughlin, who's now …

Dark Matter


This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …


The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …


You Won't Believe How Much Damage These Nine Animals Have Done To America

From the killer fish that can live on dry land to the thousand-pound wild pigs with teeth to match, here are nine of the most terrifying invasive …


EU politicians protest to Congress over climate exemption in TPP row

MEPs urge US lawmakers not to adopt amendment that would stop President Obama bargaining on climate change during international trade talks<p>European Union politicians have written to US members of Congress pleading for them to remove a last-minute amendment that would bar Barack Obama from making …


Happy birthday, Carl Sagan: Enjoy these 6 bits of wisdom from the science legend

Monday would have marked the 81st birthday of Cosmos host and science icon Carl Sagan. In recognition of the occasion, here are six of his most …

Carl Sagan

The Human Race Faces Extinction in AYAME Short Featuring John Hurt

The Copernicus Complex by Caleb Scharf review – mind-blowing stuff

From the microscopic to the macroscopic, this is an original and gripping look at the universe and our place in it<p>Those who remember Douglas Adams’s <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i> will recall the Total Perspective Vortex, a device that shows the entire universe (cleverly extrapolated from a …


Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Science Fiction