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The 51 Most Beautiful Places On Earth

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Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Ice Age

Secretive X-37B military space plane marks 700 days in orbit

The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has now been circling Earth for 700 days on its latest hush-hush mission.<p>That mission — known as Orbital Test Vehicle 4, or OTV-4 — began on May 20, 2015, with a liftoff atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air …

What Happy Travelers Do Before They Leave for a Trip

Nothing beats the relaxation that comes with taking a much-needed vacation. A trip away from it all—whether you're headed somewhere warm and beachy …


Trust me, these photos will make you want to visit Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is at the top of most people’s travel bucket-list. Wisely so, because it is, simply put, spectacular.<p>It is widely thought to have been …

Why Your Next Road Trip Should Be Through Northern Morocco

Road Trips

Royal Caribbean Will Give You a Free Cruise Just for Taking Instagram Photos

If you travel somewhere spectacular, partake in a thrilling experience, or eat insanely good food without posting it on Instagram, then did it ever …

Social Media

This country has more islands than any other on Earth – and these are the best

Asia Travel

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?<p>In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they'll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, …

Space Science

For many, LASIK eye surgery creates new problems

A significant percentage of people who undergo LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision may experience side effects from the surgery, according to a …

Scientists Think They Finally Found Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars

We’ve written about why scientists believe Mars is one of the places in our solar system most likely to have alien life. There are a few reasons, but …