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In the Light of Milkyway

Palma on a plate: where to eat in Mallorca's capital

Once ignored in the frantic dash to the coast, Palma has grown into a destination in its own right in recent years, not least because of its burgeoning food scene. With the Med on its doorstep and consistently excellent local produce, restaurateurs and chefs have woken up to the fact that the …

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How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

#LonelyPlanet author @travelerc started preparing for her job as a #travel writer at a young age. Here she is at 6-years-old exploring Baja California, #Mexico with her friends back in 1977. #throwbackthursday #tbt

Where to see The Goldfinch and other paintings famous from books and films

The 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction revolves around the small Dutch painting that the novel is named after – Carel Fabritius' 1654 work <i>The Goldfinch</i>. Donna Tartt's novel has inspired new interest in Dutch Golden Age painting, drawing record crowds to a gallery in New York earlier this …

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Fall Is in the Air

It's my favorite time of year once again - yesterday was the autumnal equinox, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. And 2014 appears to be the year we reach peak pumpkin spice. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, …

Slittens: Kittens And Sloths Together At Last

The genius mad scientist behind the SLITTENS Tumblr has managed to tap into an artery of bizarre Internet cuteness that we never even knew existed. …

6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …

Yosemite National Park Photos

Travel<p>Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

National Parks

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

The Sun Looks Uncannily Like A Jack-O-Lantern, Just In Time For Halloween

Halloween is on its way, and everyone’s starting to get into the festive spirit. Even the sun, it seems, wants to get in on the fun.<p>On Wednesday, the same day that skywatchers were treated to a full "blood moon," NASA captured a spooky image of the sun looking uncannily like a glowing …

Your Shot Pictures: Around the World in 15 Plates of Food

Vermicelli threads drape in India, fish fry smoke fills a kitchen in Tanzania, and a small Batman tackles a slice of cake in the United States.

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

For a real taste of fall, skip the pumpkin spice latte and fry some maple leaves instead

In France, autumn is the time for the chestnut harvest; in India, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights. Here in New York City, where Quartz’s office is located, it’s pumpkin spice everything. I decided I could do better this year by borrowing a seasonal specialty from Japan.<p>Deep-fried maple leaves …

Deep Frying

Crumbs Reopens With Dippin' Dots, Bagel-Croissant Hybrid

The chain, which shut down in early July, was saved by entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis and Dippin' Dots owner Fischer Enterprises. It reopened today.<p>Crumbs Bake Shop, the cupcake chain saved from bankruptcy this summer by the owner of Dippin' Dots and entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, reopened today with …

Picture of the Day: Rub My Belly

Photograph by WilleeCole<p>An English bulldog lies on his back in full ‘rub my belly’ request mode. How can you say no to a face like that? To see what …

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Bagel Came Directly From the Mind of a Ten-Year-Old

First, precocious schoolchildren gave us Hot Cheetos and Takis. And now, another snack-food-minded kid prodigy has created a radioactively orange opus: The Flamin' Hot Cheetos Bagel from BreadHive in Buffalo, NY.<p>BreadHive's owner explains that a ten-year-old neighbor was watching the bakery team …

A Night of Stories About Growing Up as an Undocumented Immigrant

Ironically, that tragic night at the movie theater led to salvation. Cardenas ultimately accepted that ride to the hospital. And as she recovered …

Harvey Butchart, Pioneering Grand Canyon Explorer

<b>Most hikers today won’t set foot in the Grand Canyon</b> without first researching their trips online, downloading GPS coordinates, and maybe buying a …

Beautiful shot of a solitary chocolate hill near #Bohol, #Philippines, captured by lp author @gbloom4. While the vast majority of tourists head to Carmen to view these iconic earth lumps, few make it to more remote regions of Sagbayan, near the epicenter of last year's quake. Those who do make it, are rewarded with bucolic scenes like this. #lp #travel

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Buzzes Beehive, Comet Barnstorms Mars

Changing Planet<p><b>Sky-watchers enjoy parting views of Saturn, the “lord of the rings,” this week, along with the moon joining a star cluster and a historic encounter between the red planet and an icy interloper.</b><p><b>Sinking Saturn.</b> Starting Tuesday, October 14, sky-watchers get their last chance to see …

Volcano Super-Team Studies Iceland Eruptions

<b>Stephanie Dumont</b><p><i>Post Doctoral Fellow - University of Iceland, Futurevolc Member</i><p>This is a small eruption, but it's probably just the beginning<p>We just don't know, maybe it can stop, but there's also a lot of other scenarios.<p><b>Freysteinn Sigmundsson</b><p><i>Professor of Research - Nordic Volcanological Center,</i> …

26 Messy Animals Who Will Make Your Day

Messy is good: what's not good is getting more food on your face than in your stomach. Luckily, Old El Paso Stand ‘N’ Stuff Soft Tacos are so easy to fill and eat that they take the mess out of mealtimes.<p>Wipe your face, wash your hands and head over to Old El Paso to find out more about their Stand …