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Octopus opens a jar, from the inside

Check out this video. More evidence that octopuses are amazing.<p>In this video from Japan’s Enoshima Aquarium, an octopus unscrews the lid of a jar … …

in Arts & Entertainment onNov 19, 2014 4:30 pm

<i>You don't have to go to a museum to enjoy art. Chicago is a thriving gallery town, with districts all over the city dedicated to showcasing art of</i> …

The Power of Mindfulness

<b>“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” –Buddha</b><p>Remaining calm, cool and …

Please Deface This Park’s Walls

Since opening in 2011, Austin’s HOPE Outdoor Gallery has become an unexpected mecca for street artists around the world.<p>For somebody spray-painting a brick wall on private property in broad daylight, Brian Hendricks is remarkably calm. The aspiring graffiti writer has felt the invisible pressure of …

5 Key Takeaways From the Latest Climate Change Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change calls for a dramatic shift from fossil fuels, aiming to influence world leaders to take concrete steps.<p><b>The latest report from the main international panel charged with assessing climate change, released today in Copenhagen, shouts the same basic message</b> …

Community Discussion: Is nuclear power green?

Nuclear power is on the rise again. Should we embrace it?<p>Nuclear power was on the defensive long before the Fukushima Daiichi disaster threatened to bury it forever. But there are signs that we may be quietly approaching a nuclear renaissance. For the first time in 30 years there are not one but …

Beady Eye Break Up

According to Liam Gallagher, his band Beady Eye—featuring the members of Oasis who aren't Noel—have called it a day. The band released two albums: 2011's <i>Different Gear, Still Speeding</i> and 2013's <i>BE</i>. Earlier this year, they canceled their Coachella appearances and split with their manager.<p>Gallagher …

As a book of interviews and box set of songs from Joni Mitchell’s career are released, long-time fan Sean O’Hagan argues that her run of five classic albums, from Blue in 1971 to Hejira in 1976, surpass the work of her more celebrated male contemporaries<p>“But even on the scuffle, the cleaner’s press …

DIY: How To Light Up Your Bike Wheels [Video]

Crafty, safe fun<p>As the winter months approach, darkness is falling earlier and earlier. Do not bike gently into that good night! By spending a few hours tinkering with LEDs, you can outfit your dull wheels with hypnotically glowing rings.<p>Some kits on the market use customizable circuit boards to …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

The World's Wackiest Hostels

Budget backpackers and adventurous travelers visit hostels around the world for more than cheap rates. Sure, it's always amazing when you can save big on overnight accommodations and use that money on another part of your trip, but low room rates are just one of the things that draw travelers to …

10 Stunning Images Of Remote Destinations

From Lapland to the US and back again, photojournalist Kris Ubach and freelance photographer Roberto Ivan Cano have spent the past seven years, cameras in hand, journeying to the most remote places on the planet. The result of this long journey can be seen in their exhibition in Spain <i>Unusual Nature</i>.<p>…

5 Amazing Australian Cities Everyone Needs To Visit

The largest island on earth, Australia is almost as big as the continental United States, offering itself as a backdrop for films like Finding Nemo, The Great Gatsby, The Matrix, and Mad Max.<p>Famed for their laid-back attitudes, Australians enjoy a modern culture with a unique blend of European, …

Adventure 101: Shore Diving in Bonaire

Magnificent <b>Bonaire</b> stands firmly on a pinnacle, reigning supreme over all other shore diving destinations in the world.<p>With a decidedly rugged character, this charming Dutch island in the southern Caribbean skips chain hotels and instead woos dedicated divers with easy access to underwater wonder. …

25 Beautiful Places You Won't Mind Getting Lost in on Your Next American Roadtrip

<i>This article was originally published on AskMen.</i><p>Being stranded somewhere usually means you're in an awful predicament, but America has some of the most marvelous landscapes that can make desertion a pretty OK situation (if you don't mind sweating, being bored and eventually starving). Here are 25 …

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Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

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10 Things I Want to Do Before I Die

They say you can speak things into existence. So, fingers crossed -- I'm sharing 10 specific things I definitely want to do before I leave this little world, and I won't quit until I cross every single one of these off my list.<p><b>1. Sit in the "end of the world swing" at Casa del Arbol in</i> …

Q&A: Why It's Important to Protect a Vast Marine Monument

Ocean scientist Elliott Norse says the Pacific remote islands deserve the new protection announced by the White House.<p>On Wednesday night, the White House announced that it is expanding an existing marine monument around seven U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific, making it the …

Five albums to try this week: Allah-Las, My Brightest Diamond and more

From Cannibal Corpse’s death metal to Jason Moran’s jazz piano, here are five new albums to consider this week<p>Music Go Music – Impressions (Thousand Tongues)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: This second offering from the LA trio serves up bombastic, disco-laden pop in abundant quantities.<p><b>It might not be for</b> …

Yellowstone National Park Photos

Yellowstone National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

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23 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Scotland

Whatever the outcome, there's no denying that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It's home to eerie castles, ancient ruins, and rolling green hills. Here are 23 photos that will make you want to book your next trip to Scotland.

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Damselflies - in pictures

Remus Tiplea photographs close-ups of damselflies in his back garden in Negresti Oas, Romania, after coaxing the live bugs into position

Isola La Gaiola Is Freakishly Cursed, But Freakishly Beautiful

Every owner of Isola La Gaiola has mysteriously suffered various misfortunes after acquiring this Italian paradise.<p>And you thought this island looked charming, right?<p>It's impossible to deny that Isola la Gaiola is hopelessly cursed -- the island pairing has touched each of its owners with wreck and …

Colombia's 'Liquid Rainbow'

During certain months of the year, Colombia’s Caño Cristales turns shades of red, blue, yellow, orange and green in a vibrant natural display that happens nowhere else on Earth.

5 Reasons to Visit Snowdonia, Wales' Oldest National Park

Travelers are spoiled with scenery choices when visiting the United Kingdom, whether it's the first or the twentieth trip. I lived in Manchester for the past year and explored North England's gorgeous countryside from there, but I also found time to squeeze in a couple of jaunts to nearby Wales. …

Can this brain-sensing headband give you serenity?

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Ariel Garten's high-tech headband monitors brain activity<br>• Called 'Muse,' the device transmits information to your computer<br>• Can pour beer, control music volume, turn on lights just by thinking<br>• By tracking brain waves, could help users reduce stress<p><i>Editor's note: Leading Women connects</i> …

2014 Tours of a Lifetime

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