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Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out.

Physicist Lucien Hardy of the Perimeter Institute for Quantum Physics in Canada has an experiment he wants to try. His believes his experiment could …

Entropy and complexity: the surprising paradox behind our universe

One of the many big ideas in physicist Sean B. Carroll’s <i>The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself</i> is the concept that …

The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in Boulder

As part of a new series, Travel + Leisure is exploring America one three-day weekend at a time. Here’s what to do on a short trip to the Rocky …

Hiking

Gorgeous Photographs of the Milky Way in Bolivia

When he visited Bolivia and more precisely the Salar de Uyuni, which is the largest salt desert in the world, the photographer Daniel Kordan had the …

27 of the Most Beautiful Places to Put on Your Travel Bucket List

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

National Parks

Face/off: the oddest facial expressions on movie posters – in pictures

A new poster for oil spill disaster film Deepwater Horizon has John Malkovich looking like a stern yet camp science teacher in a sitcom – but he’s not the only actor to have made a left-field expression choice in a one-sheet

Film Posters

Kenyans being evicted from the world's largest refugee camp say 'the world has abandoned us'

One of her five other children had a nervous breakdown after witnessing his brother's death.<p>"When Yasin saw the bleeding he went mad," said Katra, adding that her now 22-year-old son still has psychotic episodes, but if she was able to go to Nairobi for proper treatment she believes he could …

Participants focus on ‘thinking nothing’ in public park in Seoul as retreat from stress and digital overload<p>Dozens of people in one of the world’s most wired nations have taken part in South Korea’s “space out” competition aimed at promoting a life free from stress and information overload.<p>About 60 …

City Politics

Paris-based photographer bends reality with stunning Photoshop edits

Paris-based photographer Vincent Bourilhon uses digital photography and Photoshop to merge various images together, creating stunning illusions and …

Couple sues Snapchat over 'speed filter' they say made woman drive too fast

A couple is suing Snapchat, claiming that the social media app’s “speed filter” tempted a woman to drive too fast, causing a crash.<p>Media outlets report Wentworth and Karen Maynard filed a lawsuit in Spalding County state court against Snapchat and 18-year-old driver Christal McGee.<p>The lawsuit says …

Social Media

The 13 cheapest destinations for a beach holiday in Europe

The 10th annual survey is based on the total cost of 10 typical holiday expenses in 20 European beach resorts, ranked from the most to the least expensive.<p>Holiday items considered in the survey include a cup of coffee, suncream, insect repellant, and a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for …

European Travel

Photographer Smuggles Out Secretly Snapped Images Of Daily Life In North Korea

Inhabitants of Pyongyang commuting.<p><b>London-based</b> photographer Michal Huniewicz sojourned The Hermit Kingdom earlier this year and managed to …

Photos: Colombia’s “lost city of marijuana”

The jungle around Toribío in southwestern Colombia is filled with vast pot plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see. At night, the greenhouse lights glow like a sea of fluorescent plankton.<p>Colombia’s 50-year civil war devastated this region. Fighting between the Colombian army and the …

The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition presents the best of environmentally and socially conscious photography from all over the world. Ahead of the 18 April deadline for submission, we take a look at previous years’ winners

Photography

End of the line?: The last cormorant fishermen of Guilin, in pictures

Pictures of the Week 3.31.16

World Records

A gorilla named Susie illustrates genome similarities with humans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gorilla named Susie is helping provide fresh insight into the genetic similarities and differences between people and these endangered apes that are among our closest living relatives.<p>Scientists on Thursday unveiled an upgraded version of the gorilla genome based on DNA …

Tracing the Legacy of Zaha Hadid, Architecture's Esteemed Anomaly

In life and now, following her sudden death at age 65, Zaha Hadid often was referred to as “the most important female architect of our time.” The …

Architecture

In the Clear

Photos

Mustang, an isolated part of Nepal, has caves, hikes and royals | CNN Travel

Palmyra after Isis: images taken following Syrian recapture offer hope amid ruins

The first images to emerge from the ancient city of Palmyra after Syrian regime forces expelled Islamic State fighters have shown large swaths of destruction but also suggest that several important archaeological sites are intact.<p>British archaeologists should rebuild Palmyra, says Boris Johnson<p>Read …

Middle East

The global water crisis in pictures

<b>Since 2011, American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has travelled to eight countries around the world highlighting the global water crisis in his documentary project, Water Stories.</b><p>Seventy large-scale photographs from the series are on display in London in his first UK solo exhibition.<p>Abdulaziz's …

Spring Has Sprung! And In Japan, That Means Cherry Blossoms (8 photos)

Spring is here and in Japan that means cherry blossoms or <i>Sakura</i> in Japanese. According to the Japan National Tourism Organization:<p>“For many Japanese, …

Blind woman may see thanks to gene therapy and light

Optogenetics, or mixing gene therapy with light treatments, is finally getting a proper field test: doctors have given a blind Texas woman the first optogenetics-based therapy in hopes of restoring some of the vision lost to a degenerative retina disease. The procedure injected her eye with viruses …

In pictures: Award-winning images from around the world

<b>The winners and runners-up in the Sony World Photography National Awards have been revealed. An expert panel selected the best image taken by a photographer from each of the 60</b> <b>participating countries.</b><p>Here is a selection of some of the winners.<p>Miguel Angel Merino Tapia from Chile took this picture …

A typo partially stopped hackers from stealing $1 billion from a Bangladesh bank

Hackers attempted to steal up to $1 billion from Bangladesh's central bank last month — but their plans were partially stopped after they made a typo in an online transfer request, <i>Reuters</i> reported.<p>The hackers allegedly gained access to the bank's transfer codes, using them to send dozens of payment …

The secret that makes Japanese and Swedish design look so similar—and so good

Two of the world’s design superpowers are coming together in a quiet, cheerful explosion: MUJI, the lifestyle brand and veritable design ambassador of Japanese culture, has launched a line of Swedish goods.<p>Their roughly 40-item MUJI Sweden catalogue includes Swedish melamine tableware, a special …

Furniture

The remarkable tale of Frank Terpil, former intelligence agent, fugitive from US justice and a 53-year jail term, who has died in Havana<p>To those not in the know, he would introduce himself as Robert Hunter. An Australian retiree, he said, whiling away his latter years with his notably younger Cuban …

Middle East

I Shot Portraits of Mongolian Eagle Hunters

My name is Sasha Leahovcenco, and I’m a photographer based in Los Angeles. Last year, my friend (and project producer) Cale Glendening and I traveled …

NeoWave Posters Resurrect Psychedelic Space Art

Put on a Pink Floyd album and check out James White's retrofuturist posters.<p>All images courtesy the artist<p>When not designing for some of the biggest companies in the world, from MTV and Universal to Google, Nike, and Toyota, Canadian artist James White explores his own graphic interests. His latest …