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The Worst Songs Of 2017

Picking the worst songs of the year is serious business. It’s like I always say: Saying something is the best is a matter of opinion, but declaring something the worst requires evidence. You can’t just go with the songs that you’re sick of hearing or find mildly irritating. You must dig through all …

Music

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

What Would Happen If You Became Dark Matter?

The human body consists of somewhere around 1028 particles, all bound together. The typical human has a mass of somewhere between 50 and 100 kilograms, and is largely confined to the surface of the Earth. Yet dark matter behaves very differently. It doesn’t interact with the nuclear or …

400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia

Almost 400 mysterious stone structures dating back thousands of years have been discovered in Saudi Arabia, with a few of these wall-like formations …

Archaeology

Two stars crash into each other, wobbling the universe and flinging out huge amounts of gold

Two stars slammed into each other deep in space, sending out huge amounts of gold in an alchemical explosion. The super-dense stars crashed 130 …

Eminem Destroys Trump in the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

Shady’s back. And he has more words for Donald Trump.<p>During this year's BET Hip Hop Awards, Eminem returned to the highly-anticipated cypher …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cary Elwes's Princess Bride Story Will Forever Change the Way You See This 1 Scene

Although it might be hard to believe now, when <b>The Princess Bride</b> first hit theaters 30 years ago, audiences just didn't respond. Rob Reiner's 1987 movie adaptation of William Goldman's beloved novel had everything: fantasy, adventure, a gorgeous love story, pirates, princesses, and one of the most …

Traveling to Carcassonne

Carcassonne is an extraordinary place, a perfect medieval city with its massive fortifications dominating the surrounding countryside. Seen from afar …

Here’s how people judge you based on your face

Scientists have identified countless ways that we judge people based on their looks, even when those judgments have no basis in reality.<p>"We form …

20 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

The Closest Star System to Earth Could Be Concealing a Dark, Long-Kept Secret

Interstellar theft is a thing.<p>The nearest star system to our own could hold our best chance of finding a habitable, Earth-like exoplanet – but it may …

Massive Ancient Underground City Once Housed 20,000 People

Many of us have fantasized about having a door in our home that leads us to a hidden world, but can you imagine a buried city laying just behind the walls of your house? In 1963, a Turkish man knocked down a wall in his basement, only to discover the ancient 18-story underground city of …

Archaeology

15 beautiful photographs that will convince you to rewrite your bucket list

Hiking

The Universe Began With a Big Melt, Not a Big Bang - Issue 53: Monsters

There are two tantalizing mysteries about our universe, one dealing with its final fate and the other with its beginning, that have intrigued …

Dark Matter

Michio Kaku And Fred Jerome Discuss Albert Einstein’s Belief In God [Opinion]

Michio Kaku spoke with Fred Jerome, author of the <i>Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret War Against The World’s Most Famous Scientist</i>. Jerome is a …

Physics

How to Make Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

By Alyse Whitney<p>We believe you can oven-fry. We believe you can touch the sky.<p>When I was 11 years old, I had the best baked chicken wings of my life. They were coated in spices (give me that onion powder), arranged on a cooling rack over a sheet tray, and blasted with heat for almost an hour until …

Quantum Weirdness Once Again Shows We're Not Living in a Computer Simulation

There is no red pill.<p>Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a …

Secret Paris: Hidden spots you didn’t know about

The French capital is renowned for being known as the “city of love” – for promising the travel experiences that will make visitors fall in love with …

Why You Should Book a Trip to Osaka Before Everybody Else

On Tuesday, MasterCard revealed the results of its annual Destination Cities Index. The survey not only provides insight into the spending of …

This Cave Hotel in Turkey Is Seriously Stunning — and Rates Start at Only $45!

If Fred Flintstone went on a luxury vacation, the stunning Local Cave House would be it. Located in the heart of Göreme, Turkey, this unique hotel was actually carved into the slope of a hill. Its outdoor pool and panoramic views of the countryside are just one of its many highlights. Guests are …

The Top 10 Emerging Travel Destinations, According to Instagram's Data Researchers

The next hot place? It's on Instagram.<p>Not so long ago, most travel ideas came from literature and film: <i>On the Road</i>. <i>Out of Africa</i>. <i>The Lord of the …

Social Media

Luxury Desert Experiences You Never Thought To Try

Few would use the words “luxury” and “desert” in the same sentence. In fact, deserts are almost entirely known for being hot, sandy, desolate – but …

'The Atlas of Beauty': Portraits of Women Around the World

Photographer Mihaela Noroc is drawn to women; it’s much more complicated to approach men, she says. And she's getting quite a response to her work: The Bucharest-born artist has 206,000 followers (and counting) on her Instagram account, The Atlas of Beauty, where she “celebrates the diversity of …

North Korea

16 Places to Visit in the Netherlands That Aren't Amsterdam

Amsterdam is probably the first stop on anyone's trip to the Netherlands—and for good reason. But there is so much more to this small country (about one-third the size of Pennsylvania) than its capital city. Think rows of windmills, fields of tulips, and cities bursting with culture and charm. …

5 Islands in and Around the Caribbean That You Can Still Visit

Hurricanes Irma and Maria upended life in the Caribbean and beyond, wreaking havoc on islands stretching from Barbuda to Puerto Rico.<p>The scale of the damage is still being determined, but many islands in a region that draws the jet set for fall and winter getaways were largely unscathed. In fact, …

These Are The Best Countries To See The Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences we can't wait to check off our travel bucket list. What can be more magical …

Northern Lights

The Food Lover's Guide to Portugal

Portugal's restaurants and bars are no longer playing second fiddle to neighboring Mediterranean countries. Like any major European culture, …

Why Madrid is Europe’s Most Gorgeous City in Winter

From fairytale Christmas decorations to picturesque parks and hearty cold-weather dishes, Madrid has a lot to offer people who choose to visit during …

50 states: 50 iconic dishes from Flavored Nation

St. Louis is set to host the first Flavored Nation festival, October 28-29, featuring a famous food from each of the 50 states.<p>A team of food industry professionals researched the country's most iconic foods, from New York's famous buffalo wings to Chicago deep dish, and recruited chefs from each …

The town that sold mountains to the world

St Moritz, the showiest of Switzerland’s Alpine resorts, is no ordinary ski town – it’s responsible for winter tourism as we know it today.<p>There’s a story that makes it abundantly clear how a small band of English holidaymakers changed Switzerland forever. It involves a bet between hotelier …

Skiing