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The Best Way to Barbecue, According to Science

Step away from the lighter fluid.<p>Unless you’re master barbecuer Ron Swanson himself, your grill game could probably use a little work — and fast, …

BBQ

5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket

It's time to cuddle up with some Netflix and knits!<p>It's that time of year when staying indoors while snuggled up in a blanket all day sounds better than having to go to work or do errands, especially if it was this chunky knit blanket that people on Instagram are obsessing over.<p>This new knit …

Knitting

Top 10 cool and unusual hotels in Dublin

Dublin is the beautiful city of song and poetry and the inspiration to many an author over the years – Beckett, Yeats, Joyce… even the beloved Irish …

These 27 Photos Prove That Dublin Is The Most Beautiful City In The World At Christmas

It's no secret that we have the BIGGEST crush on Dublin city. Visually, physically, <i>emotionally</i>.<p>Any city steeped in history is aesthetically pleasing …

Ireland

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is So Good For You

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even …

Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going - Part 1

<b>WOW Air is definitely a discount airline.</b> I knew that when I booked the flight and had to pay for carry-on luggage, but there is something that I …

What lies beneath: As earth warms, diseases within permafrost become a bigger worry

Scientists are witnessing the theoretical turning into reality: infectious microbes emerging from a deep freeze<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p>This past summer anthrax killed a 12-year-old boy in a remote part of Siberia. At least 20 other people, also from the Yamal …

The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest (15 Highlights)

National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The grand-prize winner …

Nature

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air

Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented recently at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting. …

You Can Lose Up To 4 Inches Of Your Waist In 10 Days With This Recipe From a Russian Herbalist!

The secret of her balm is horseradish. She claims that horseradish extremely encourages the losing weight, and this is just one of its many benefits …

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British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016, in pictures

Wildlife

These coders used 13,000 old photos to make a Google Street View map of San Francisco in the 1800s

If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to travel back in time and walk the streets of San Francisco, this might be the closest you’ll get.<p>Two developers, Dan Vanderkam and Raven Keller, had the brilliant idea to take all the old photographs from the San Francisco Historical Photograph …

23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

Human Rights

328 foot-long floating barrier will collect ocean trash

There are numerous efforts underway to clean the world's oceans, but The Ocean Cleanup is testing what may be both the simplest and the most ambitious. It just launched a 328 foot-long prototype floating barrier that will collect trash floating in the North Sea. If it can survive the rough …

Pollution

Banff National Park Animals Meet the Pika

<i>Pika with a bouquet. Photo by @andrewluntphoto</i><i>March 23, 2016.</i> <i>Class: Mammalia</i> <i>Order: Lagomorpha Family: Ochotonidae</i>Among the boulder filled alpine …

Pope to church: Be more accepting of divorced Catholics, gays and lesbians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines.<p>He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, …

March 2015

Diversity

A rare Sumatran rhino, Arctic foxes at play and a ‘flying rainbow’ painted bunting bird are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Wildlife

21 Amazing Holiday Books You Need To Read ASAP

What better way to celebrate the holidays than reading a book by a warm fire?

These stunning scenes of Ireland's coastline might well make you gasp

WE HARDLY NEED to be reminded that Ireland has some stunning coastal views.<p>Nonetheless, these photos are a nice reminder.<p>The photographers here all …

10 Things You Never Thought to Store on the Back of a Door

Water Heater

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …

Ireland

The cost of letting the Arctic melt has been revealed—and it’s staggering

The melting of the Arctic is already affecting life on earth—causing harm to animals, opening up new sea routes, and enabling controversial oil-drilling in some of the world’s least-explored areas.<p>But now the financial cost has been modeled, too, and it’s colossal.<p>The Arctic is warming twice as …

Fall foliage trips your kids will love (Really!)

There’s no doubt that when it comes to fall foliage, New England steals the show. The problem is your kids couldn’t care less about pretty views and …

There's No Place Like Nome: Alaska's Wild West on the Looney Front, Part 1

Now do you want to know how Nome - without road connections, on the Bering Sea, in far west Alaska, 102 miles south of the Arctic Circle, only 161 miles from Siberia - got its name? You don't? Well, here it is anyway.<p>Way back in the 19th century a map maker marked the unnamed location '? Name,' and …

Bell Pepper Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

So good.<p>Bell peppers are one of the least exciting options in the produce aisle, but this is a wholly undeserved reputation. Sure, peppers hardly ever take center stage in a recipe -- unless of course they're stuffed -- but they are the reason so many of our favorite recipes are so great. (Ahem, …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …