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What Roy Halladay Meant To Philadelphia

Roy Halladay, who died on Tuesday at age 40, was the architect of one of the most transcendent moments in Philadelphia sports history.<p>PHILADELPHIA, …

Baseball

The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

Packing Tips From Travel Experts

<i>By Shoko Wanger, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Whether it's a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they're always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they'd never leave home without.<p>Photo by Tahiti</b> …

Must Do Adventures in Iceland

Iceland has so many breathtaking sights, sounds, and adventures packed into it that one could create a list of the top 1000 things to do on the island country and just scratch the surface. But during the four weeks of production for our first Humanity for iPad issue in Iceland, we made sure find …

European Travel

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.<p>Since 2011, …

(Chicago) New Site Revealed for 10th Anniversary - More Stages, More Rides, More Attractions

In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we are incredibly excited to reveal our new festival grounds in the north section of Humboldt Park. With the …

Pluto’s Endless Cosmic Dance

The two pixelated blobs above are dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. Comprising images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft between July 19 and 24, this animation is the closest look yet at this intriguing system — shot from a mere 425-ish million kilometers away.<p>Because Charon is so …

The death of privacy

We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognised them, have been winnowed away to the realm of the shameful and secret. To quote ex-tabloid hack Paul McMullan, "privacy is for paedos". Insidiously, through small concessions that only mounted up over …

The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

It sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, but artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that blooms in pink, fuchsia, purple and red in the spring — and that is capable of bearing 40 different kinds of fruit.<p>No, it's not genetic engineering. Van Aken, an associate professor in Syracuse University's …

10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

Hurricane Arthur as Seen from Space

The eye of Hurricane Arthur is seen over the Atlantic in this photo from the International Space Station tweeted by European Space Agency astronaut …

European Space Agency

Theodore Roosevelt, 156-year-old ex-president, soccer fan

"I have already lived and enjoyed as much of life as any nine other men I know... and if it is necessary for me to leave my remains in South America, I am quite ready to do so. Go team!"<p>Viewers of the US Men's National Soccer Team competitions during the World Cup have frequently seen this man, …