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A Mario Kart-inspired racetrack will launch next year at Niagara Falls

Fans of vintage gaming will be delighted to hear that a real-life Mario Kart-inspired racetrack is set to launch next year at Niagara Falls. According to Clifton Hill, the entertainment park beside the iconic attraction, ‘Niagara Speedway’ will be “a marriage of traditional go-karts with the added …

Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer

Hundreds of years before solar viewing glasses were readily available, scientists and casual spectators could still enjoy these rare celestial events without frying their eyeballs. They'd use a combination of pinholes and mirrors to redirect the sun's rays onto a screen.<p>It took a while to figure …

Mathematics

Solar Panels Go Green — Literally. Here's Why That's a Big Deal

Tiny particles make bluish-black photovoltaic panels bright green, bringing high-efficiency solar panels of many colors a step closer to reality.<p>With highly rated models now running in excess of 20-percent efficiency, solar panels have gotten pretty good at turning sunlight into electricity. …

Clean Energy

These are the healthiest foods at Trader Joe’s, according to a registered dietitian

Trader Joe’s has been killing it in the healthy food game lately, coming out with a slew of almost too-good-to-be-true products like cauliflower …

You Can Actually Rent an Entire Irish Pub on Airbnb

When searching through the thousands of homes available on Airbnb, we tend to look to the amenities. And while a pool, patio, or access to a private …

The 10 Best Restaurants On The Big Island, Hawaii

The Big Island, commonly called Hawaii Island, is the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago in the Central Pacific. Renowned for idyllic …

Big Island (Hawaii)

This 'New' Swiss Hotel Is Actually 140 Years Old

Ninety minutes from Zurich, this hotel and spa is hidden in plain sight.<p>Switzerland’s storied hotels, while lovely, often blend together in a Swiss-neutral haze. The by-the-numbers rooms in Gstaad and Klosters lean heavily on Alpine nostalgia, while even the splashy lounges in St. Moritz are …

Here’s Your First Look at Tesla’s Beautiful Solar Roofs

Sometimes a clean energy innovation is on par with the standard version, so choosing between the two can be tough. When it comes to Tesla’s newest …

Tesla

Uniqlo’s new airport vending machines are selling the warm clothes you forgot to pack

Heattech tops and UltraLight down jackets are two of Uniqlo’s big sellers, items that represent the brand’s style of simple but highly functional clothes. And now they’ll be sold in one of retail’s simplest and most functional of venues: vending machines.<p>The first Uniqlo To Go machine goes live …

Clothing

The Worst Tourist Trap in Every State, Mapped

There's no country more patriotic than America - from its diverse culture and forward-thinking education system to its beautiful scenery and status …

Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

15 Delicious Things You Can Make In Your Microwave This Weekend In Less Than 15 Minutes

We have all been there: crazy hungry, home alone, maybe broke, and with that tingling sensation saying, "I think I want to cook today". You move …

10 Stovetop Vegetarian Dinners With Tons of Protein

I'm not a vegetarian, but I do try to eat at least a few meatless meals a week. It's better for the environment, and, since meat can be expensive, …

This Illegal Hike in Hawaii Is Nicknamed the "Stairway to Heaven" For Good Reason

One of Hawaii's most epic hikes, known as the Haiku Stairs, is famous for its stunning views and illegal climb. Despite being a steep 3,922-step hike …

EXCLUSIVE: A First Look at Ventana Big Sur’s Ultra-Luxe Makeover

California’s iconic coastal resort is getting back to nature.<p>With its rolling meadows, wild bluffs, and sparkling Pacific Ocean coastlines, Big Sur …

Croatia's 8 Best Islands

When it comes to European islands, most people immediately think of the Mediterranean's most famous—hello, Santorini and Ibiza. But if you crunch the numbers, the Croatian archipelago is the largest in the Adriatic Sea and the second largest in the Mediterranean, after Greece. Put another way? …

European Travel

Dead people and pets are being forged into sparkling blue diamonds — here's how

But instead of storing a loved one's cremains in an urn or sprinkling them outside, a growing number of bereaved consumers are doing something more adventurous: forging the ashes into diamonds.<p>This is possible because carbon is the second-most-abundant atomic element in the human body, and diamonds …

The 4 brilliant new Ikea pieces you need for your healthy home

When it comes to sleek, chic home decor that’s super-affordable, few brands can compete with Ikea. So when the megachain’s new catalog drops every …

5 Cruises That Help You Get Healthier

Come home happier, healthier, and totally chilled out.<p>Cruise ships are investing millions of dollars into wellness programs to ensure you step off their vessels a new person. Because that’s what’s supposed to happen on vacation.<p>Firefly Pose with the Best of Them<p>If you’re stuck in once-a-week …

Cruise Ships

7 Stunning Natural Cenotes Around the World

Cenotes are the gorgeous sunken swimming holes you’ve probably never heard of. These sinkholes are the result of collapsed rock that reveals …

Vegan Mushroom Bean Burger Recipe

Mushrooms are surprisingly similar in taste and texture to meat when cooked, so they are the perfect ingredient for vegetarian veggie burgers!<p>This …

23 real-life settings you can visit from Game of Thrones

GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S fictional continents of Westeros and Essos in Game of Thrones are so lushly, fully imagined that it takes an entire nonfictional …

The Beauty, Wealth, Amiable People — 22 Fascinating Color Photos of Hawaii in 1959

The image and legend of Hawaii as a tropical paradise endures for countless reasons. Few places on earth can boast more dramatic or romantic …

Let's go camping! A tour of trailers and RVs

Ah, summertime, when we want to hit the open road and go camping. We previously looked at little teardrop trailers, but now for something a little …

RVs

The Great British Baking Show's Paul Hollywood shares his Victoria Sponge recipe

Every once in a while we want to do more than just salivate while watching <i>The Great British Baking Show</i> — we want to taste those treats for real! So …

The Most Beautiful Place in Every U.S. State

Think of this as your starting point to the most epic cross-country trip ever.<p>If you've ever done a road trip across the U.S., you've probably stepped away thinking: How can <i>one country</i> look like that? No state is the same, and each has its stars, the kind of sights that make you catch your breath …

National Parks

The Best Lobster Rolls in the Mile High City

Summer and <b>lobster rolls</b> go together like peanut butter and jelly so it makes sense that in the middle of July, even in landlocked Denver, one would seek out the best version of the east coast staple. Seafood centric staples of the Mile High City like the two decade old Jax Fish House or the three …

Vegan Blueberry Banana Scones

An easy recipe for The BEST Vegan Blueberry Banana Scones!By now, you probably already know I have a thing for scones. You probably <i>also</i> already know …

Breakfast

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

Energy-Neutral<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank …