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The Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Newfoundland

Newfoundland is a phenomenal province to visit for outdoor adventures. Not only is the scenery exceptional, especially along the coast and in Gros …

How People Described The Internet In The 1990s is Hilarious

In the 1990s, the internet was a hard-to-explain concept to people. Even though it’s commonplace now, the idea of electronic mail and being able to surf endless amounts of information without using an encyclopedia was quite foreign.<p>Many books, videos and images were created to help explain the …

4 Sky Events This Week: Mars Snuggles With Venus, Green Comet Rings a Bell

Sky-watchers get a last good look at comet Lovejoy while nearby planets jostle for attention.<p>As Earth's moon begins its climb in our night skies this week, the moons of Jupiter chase their shadows. Elsewhere in the solar system, the goddess of love makes her move on the god of war.<p><b>Jovian Shadows.</b> …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

UC Irvine

Freshly Eaten Snake Makes Amazing Escape—Find Out How

Newly published photographs show a snake fleeing from the belly of another.<p>A snake remarkably escaped from a larger snake that swallowed it whole on the Greek island of Corfu, according to recently published photographs.<p>In 2011, the wild reptile, a Dahl's whip snake <i>(Platyceps najadum)</i>, wriggled its …

Rare Picture: Hippo Seen Eating Hippo—and More Cannibals

Though it's rare, animals will eat their own kind when resources are scarce.<p>There’s a new meaning to hungry, hungry hippos: Scientists have documented one of the first instances of cannibalism in the hippopotamus.<p>In 2014, while on safari in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, conservation …

National Geographic Travel

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

The Best Thing You Can Do In 2015? Learn How To Say No To People

Be honest: how hard do you find it to say the word: no?<p>We're not referring to saying no to things you don't like or don't actively want to do - we're …

Positive Thinking

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

American Astronomical Society

Timberyard, Edinburgh, restaurant review

This beautiful restaaurant has a farm-to-table ethos and food that is perfect for chilly Scottish nights<p><b>Timberyard</b> 10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS <b><br>Contact</b>: 0131 221 1222; <b>timberyard.com</b> <b><br>Price</b>: Lunch menu: four courses £33; dinner menu (also available at lunchtime): four courses from £46, and …

Ice Cream

Saudi blogger receives first 50 lashes of sentence for 'insulting Islam'

Raif Badawi has been given 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes to be carried out over 20 weeks<p>A Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam was brought after Friday prayers to a public square in the port city of Jeddah and flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators, a witness to the lashing said.<p>…

Saudi Arabia

Q&A: Obama's free tuition plan for community college

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did somebody say "free tuition"?<p>President Barack Obama's plan, called "America's College Promise," seeks to make two years of community or technical college "as free and universal as high school." It comes with a steep price tag and doubts about sufficient support in Congress.<p>Some …

College & University

National Geographic Travel

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Dad accused of tossing girl off bridge called lawyer 'God'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just 12 hours before police said John Jonchuck threw his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge — perhaps while she was still alive — the father calmly told a sheriff's deputy he didn't want to hurt himself or his little girl and had "new clarity in his life."<p>The officer had …

Crime

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee jailed for six months in China on drugs charge

Actor and singer made his home available for two people to smoke marijuana, prosecutors alleged<p>Jaycee Chan, the son of kung fu movie star Jackie Chan, was jailed for six months in China on Friday on a drugs charge, the latest celebrity felled by the government’s aggressive anti-narcotics …

Jackie Chan

Indian worker sacked after going on leave for 24 years

Indian worker went on leave in 1990 but was finally dismissed by India’s central public works department<p>An Indian public official has been sacked for taking leave 24 years ago and never returning to his desk in the country’s notoriously work-shy bureaucracy, the urban development ministry …

India

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Watch: Fishermen Catch Huge Numbers of Live Venomous Sea Snakes

Scientists sound a conservation alarm on the harvest of over 80 tons of sea snakes each year in the Gulf of Thailand.

US military to close 15 bases in Europe

<b>The US will close 15 military bases across Europe, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has confirmed.</b><p>The Pentagon says the move will save around $500m (£300m) a year, and comes as the US military seeks to shift its attention towards Asia.<p>But the US has named RAF Lakenheath to be the first permanent …

Military

How Killer Fungus Burns Up Bats From the Inside

Hibernating bats with white-nose syndrome expend twice as much energy as healthy ones, a new study says.<p>A deadly invasive fungus has been wiping out hibernating bats for years in the U.S., eating away at their wings and muzzles. But it's been unclear exactly how the interloper kills its victims, …

Why would people 'choose' to be gay?

Those opposed to homosexuality regularly describe being gay as a choice, despite all evidence to the contrary. But what is never explained is why people would make this choice in the first place<p>I work in the field of psychiatry. I don’t bring this up when meeting people unless specifically asked, …

LGBTQI

How Ebola robs people of their right to mourn

<i>Bearing Witness: 2014 — The Globe and Mail looks back on the cataclysmic news events of 2014 through the eyes of the people who were there – be they bystanders, participants or journalists. Their accounts shaped our perceptions, while their witnessing the events changed their lives.</i><p>The smells were …

Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.<p>But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president and skepticism that anything will change in Washington during his final two years in …

Google publishes Windows vulnerability despite no fix from Microsoft

Google has openly published a Windows 8.1 vulnerability that allows low-level users to gain administrator privileges. The security flaw was revealed earlier this week despite one big problem: there's still no fix from Microsoft. As such, the elevated privileges vulnerability remains a legitimate …

Information Security

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

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Superfluid Helium Can Leak Through Glass And Climb Out of Its Container

This incredible video proves that helium isn't just a voice-raising gas. In its superfluid state it also defies gravity, has zero friction and can …

Helium