Ivan Valencia

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The 10 Weirdest Places to Sleep on Vacation

Your vacations aren't boring, so why should your hotel rooms be?<p>You might consider yourself to be a cultivated traveler if your passport’s been …

Fare Deal! Cheap Flights To China!

Cheap Flights to China from a number of cities around the US. I see plenty of dates available from certain cities on American, Delta and United as …

Pizza

Japan: Little wonder on Shikoku

<b>Off the main tourist routes in Japan there are other wild and peaceful worlds to explore, writes Belinda Merhab.</b><p>'Get down! Get down! Get …

New Zealand

Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

Can a fish be depressed? This question has been floating around my head ever since I spent a night in a hotel across from an excruciatingly sad-looking Siamese fighting fish. His name was Bruce Lee, according to a sign beneath his little bowl.<p>There we were trying to enjoy a complimentary bloody …

Depression

'Doomsday orange sky' freaks out parts of UK, France

Weather apocalypse? A strange red sun and bizarre yellow/orange sky were visible in parts of the U.K. and France Monday as a result of Hurricane Ophelia.<p>The “ghostly red sun” was visible in the U.K.’s south West, West Midlands, North West and North East, the Telegraph reports.<p>Ophelia weakened on …

3D printers: A revolutionary frontier for medicine

Mission control on earth receives an urgent communication from Mars that an astronaut has fractured his shinbone. Using a handheld scanning device, …

The Big Name in Coal's Resurgence: China

China’s reemergence as a coal importer has boosted the fortunes of U.S. producers who are now shipping more coal abroad than any time in the last two years.<p>The trend has helped solidify a business that at the beginning of last year was suffering through a spate of bankruptcies and threatened with …

Fossil Fuels

Venezuelan Bonds Decline on Speculation the U.S. Will Ban Trading

Investors in Venezuela have a new worry keeping them up at night: the White House.<p>For years, traders have ridden out economic recession, street …

The Total Solar Eclipse: Why It’s Happening and Why It’s Exciting

July 23, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>With a total solar eclipse set to take place a month from now, it’s worth taking a few minutes to understand what the …

NASA’s Asteroid-Smashing Spacecraft Could Save Earth

Artist concept of NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft (via NASA/JHUAPL)<p>NASA is developing a spacecraft to pummel asteroids and …

A quarter century ago, the qubit was born

John Archibald Wheeler was fond of clever phrases.He made the term “black hole” famous in the 1960s. He also coined the now-familiar “wormhole” and …

Giant Waterfall in Antarctica Worries Scientists

By Tim Radford<p>Scientists poring over military and satellite imagery have mapped the unimaginable: a network of rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and even …

Muscat, Oman - Why I Hated It and Will Never Go Back

Shares 433<p>Last fall, I met an Omani man at my guest house in Delhi, India. When he learned I was a travel writer, he began to gush about Oman. “You …

Asia Travel

7 Items Travelers Often Forget to Pack

Packing is the worst part of travel. Ugh, just thinking about it makes me hate it even more. My dislike probably stems from my difficulty mastering …

Backpacking

How graphene quantum dots can fight cancer, counterfeiting and wine spoilage

Founded in 2014, Dotz Nano was built around a new, low-cost method for turning graphene into quantum dots developed by Professor James Tour and his …

Nanotech

Immortal Stem Cells Let Scientists Create an Unlimited Supply of Artificial Blood

This is a big deal for medicine.<p>Researchers have developed a line immortal stem cells that allow them to generate an unlimited supply of artificial …

Rise of the Super Telescopes: The James Webb Space Telescope

We humans have an insatiable hunger to understand the Universe. As Carl Sagan said, “Understanding is Ecstasy.” But to understand the Universe, we …

Telescopes

Scientists might have figured out how to grow potatoes on Mars

“The Martian” is a movie about a Mars-stranded astronaut, played by Matt Damon, who grows food by planting sliced potatoes and fertilizing them with …

How Breaking the Rules Could Win You $250,000

The M.I.T. Media Lab’s proposition is simple: Break the rules or shake up the status quo, and you might win $250,000 in cash — no strings attached. No, it’s not a joke. Nominations for the lab’s new Disobedience Award are open.<p>“There are people doing really important things, breaking either the …

Malala Yousafzai

This manager’s 32% return beat every fund in Canada with his gold play. Here’s what he’s into now

Chris Beer has made the RBC Global Precious Metals Fund the best-performing Canada-focused mutual fund by scooping up smaller, growth-oriented gold …

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …