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Amazing Places to Travel

America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Tucked between popular Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, this quiet town is more famous for its butterflies and stray deer than its tourists. You …

11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>I've heard that there's a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer's and I want to do everything I can to protect myself.<p>--Concerned Daughter<p><i>Dear Concerned,</i><p>It's true! Research has found that a new diet …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

NASA's Juno spacecraft will enter orbit around Jupiter in less than a month

Right now, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about 11 million miles from the planet Jupiter, moving at four miles per second. Jupiter’s massive gravitational pull is constantly "tugging" on the spacecraft, and once the vehicle reaches the planet, it will be going up to 40 miles a second. At that point, …

Astronomy

The Zac Efron workout to get a beach-ready 'Baywatch' body

It’s a pretty safe bet that <i>Baywatch</i> will go down as the biggest blockbuster of the summer of 2017. But what isn’t so clear is who the audience will …

The deepest 3-D map of the universe ever made confirms Einstein was a genius

This theory, among other things, stated that the speed of light in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the source.<p>In 1915, he followed this up with the publication of his theory of General Relativity, which asserted that gravity has a warping effect on space-time.<p>For over a …

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Unpublished Photos Of Amy Winehouse Show A Side Of Her Few Have Seen

"Before FRANK" is a compilation of photos taken before the singer's debut album release.<p>"The first time I met Amy Winehouse was the day I shot her album cover," photographer Charles Moriarty recalled in a video featured on Kickstarter. The year was 2003 and Winehouse was about to release her debut …

Framing

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest) time to visit.<p>You should add these to your travel plans ASAP.

Husky throws adorable temper tantrum over bath time

Will you please draw me a bath?<p>Normally when dogs hear the word "walk" they run for the door, excited to get outside for a bit. Not Zeus the …

Isle de Jean Charles: climate change submerges US island

Isle de Jean Charles is a coastal island near the mouth of the Mississippi in Louisiana. Climate change is causing the island to vanish under the …

10,000 Stacked Photos Create Insanely Detailed Insect Portraits

Photographer Levon Biss magnifies tiny insects into hugely detailed and stunning prints for new exhibition 'Microsculptures.'<p><i>Levon Biss. Orchid cuckoo bee. Image courtesy of Levon Biss</i><p>British photographer Levon Biss' macrophotography turns 10mm insects into massive 10' prints in new exhibition,</i> …

Nature Photography

The Kalalau Trail Is Hands Down The Most Incredible Hike In America

An epic adventure awaits.<p>If you're looking for the most epic hike in America, get ready to pack your bags and head far, far west.<p>The Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai weaves through one of the world's most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. With 180-degrees of the electric blue …

Hiking

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible

Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. Check out the <i>very real</i> footage below.<p>The launch in the video took place from Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, with a 20-foot tall …

GoPro Awards: On a Rocket Launch to Space

Scientists Are Streaming a Live Video Feed of The Mariana Trench Right NOW

Your front-row seat to the deepest place on Earth.<p>Scientists just estimated that Earth could contain as many as 1 trillion species, an incredible …

It's Raining All Over The Universe

This morning I woke to the sound of rain on the roof. Is there any music more beautiful? It's the perfect reminder of nature's grounding cycles from which we also emerge and disappear.<p>But being an astrophysicist, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Earth is not the only world that knows …

Astronomy

Corner Bright Light

Once known for being dark and shadowy, <b>corners are about to be seen in a whole new light</b>. In developing the Corner Bright Light, furniture designer <b>Scott Klinker</b> reevaluated the role of the corner in brightening a room. His elegant floor lamp is comprised of a single exposed LED bulb on a thin frame …

Environmentally Friendly

10 Buildings That Prove Solar Can Be Beautiful

These structures generate their own power and incorporate photovoltaic arrays in creative ways.<p>The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed new legislation that makes San Francisco the first major U.S. city to mandate solar panels (or solar-heating units) on all new residential and …

10 Exceptional Images Of Earth From Space

Life on a pale blue dot<p>It's nice to set aside a day out of the year to remember that, despite all of the imaginary borders we set up to define ourselves—our offices, neighborhoods, cities and, most importantly to many, countries—we're all spinning through space on the same blue sphere. After all, …

Astronomy

New Protein Injection Reverses Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice in Just One Week

Human trials are not far off.<p>Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms and …

NASA releases glorious 4K footage of Earth as seen from the ISS

NASA is on fire: Shortly after releasing beautiful, high resolution footage of Aurora Borealis, the agency posted a 4K video of Earth, as seen from …

19 Slightly Odd Things All Dog Owners Have Done At Some Point

*Flops dogs ears back* "I love your new hairstyle!"

Universal Pictures

NASA's Gorgeous Retro-Future Posters Celebrate Space Travel

“Visions of the Future” is where design meets the deepest reaches of space. A creative team known within The Jet Propulsion Laboratory as “The Studio” created 14 retro-chic posters to celebrate the work at JPL and NASA here on Earth and way, way beyond. The posters are available for free …

Posters

Every Look From Monique Lhuillier’s Bridal Show: 22 Wedding Dresses—and 2 Wedding Jumpsuits

Monique Lhuillier let her playful side shine this season, turning out a collection of wedding dresses that included an array of relaxed silhouettes, fanciful details, flirty...

Pennsylvania takes states allowing medical marijuana to new high

Pennsylvania on Sunday became the 24th US state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.<p>The Democratic governor, Tom Wolf, signed the bill into law in the afternoon, surrounded by a jubilant crowd of supporters at the Capitol building in Harrisburg.<p>“Marijuana is medicine and it’s …

Cannabis

Closed for the storm: Six Flags theme park after Katrina – in pictures

Developers met this week to discuss plans to bring back to life an abandoned amusement park that’s been shut since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Jazzland’s old rides, including rollercoasters, funhouses and signs, still stand in eerie silence as one of the last remaining rebuilding projects a …

Roller Coasters