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How to Appease Household Spirits Across the World

Quit playing games with my hearth.<p>If you’re lucky, you can live in a home where a hairy little household imp will help keep your kitchen clean, or a …

Finally! FDA Admits That Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic

At last, the FDA confirmed the presence of arsenic, a cancer-causing agent, in the chicken meat sold in the United States. Apparently, this …

Scott Brown

The cocktail-lover’s guide to 10 unforgettable, one-of-a-kind bars around the world

Any bartender worth their salt can mix a decent Manhattan or gin and tonic. But watering holes that serve up an unparalleled atmosphere are much more rare. Quartz scoured the globe for one-of-a-kind bars and found these 10 establishments that belong on any cocktail lover’s bucket list.<p><b>H.R. Giger</b> …

H. R. Giger

Groundbreaking Discovery — Mysterious Civilization found in Brazil

A group of archaeologists led by Finnish Martti Pärssinen has made a shocking discovery a couple of years ago in Brazil, in the Amazon, yet many …

Tijuana's record body count is a sign that cartel warfare is returning to Mexico

Tijuana, pressed up against the US border, shares with San Diego one of the most heavily trafficked land borders in the world.<p>Tijuana's location and infrastructure have made it coveted territory for Mexico cartels vying to feed the US's voracious appetite for illegal narcotics.<p>The Sinaloa cartel, …

Nat Geo Travels: Iceland

A National Geographic staffer reveals her most memorable moments—including frosty glaciers and lovely lagoons—in this beautiful wilderness.<p>National Geographic Travel communications director Meg Calnan recently traveled to Iceland with National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures. She trekked …

European Travel

Watch Netflix’s ‘The OA’ trailer and ask yourself WTF is happening

Netflix makes so many original shows we don’t even hear about some of them until they’re airing imminently — that’s the case with <i>The OA</i>, a new freaky supernatural mini-series with an 8-episode season debuting December 16.<p>The show looks spooky as heck, following the story of a girl who disappeared …

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Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

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Ammonia Has Been Detected in Earth's Lower Atmosphere For The First Time

There's no escaping it.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected trace amounts of ammonia in the upper troposphere - the lowest of Earth's …

Huge Arts District development along L.A. River races for approval; here's an early look

Another high-design megaproject is being pitched for the Arts District, this time right alongside the Los Angeles River.<p>The Gallo family, longtime owner of the Rancho Cold Storage facility on Mesquit Street, has teamed with rising-star Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and real estate firm V.E. …

Fake News in 1947 Was the Reason for a Real Life X-File

The Security Matter–X file made it all way to the director of the FBI at the time, J. Edgar Hoover.<p>It's not every day that a freedom of information request is this good, but recently released FBI docs have it all: flying saucers, private meetings with intelligence officers, and a mysterious plane …

Comments of the Week #139: From Escaping Gravitational Waves To The Universe’s 2016 Changes

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” -Andy WarholAny week that passes by that leaves you knowing …

Black Holes

See One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Debut 'Just Hold On' on 'X Factor'

Louis Tomlinson became the latest One Direction member to embark on a solo career as the singer performed his debut single "Just Hold On," his …

Louis Tomlinson

The Best Hot Springs in California: Big Sur, Ojai, and Beyond

When thinking of idyllic ways to pass time, a body of water and a beautiful view will suit just about every agenda. And the ultimate body of water to find “out there” is a hot natural spring, one that you can soak in for a few hours before the time comes to mosey back home. A hot spring has healing …

Hot Springs

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Bizarre Facts About the Human Body

Most people fart about 14 times a day. Now look around your office or home. How many farts occur daily in that space? *Cringe* I’m not trying to …

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Cosmic dust left over from the dawn of the solar system found on rooftops in Paris

Tiny specks of cosmic dust which are left over from the formation of our solar system have been discovered on the rooftops of three European cities.<p>The space debris, which is falling constantly through the atmosphere, has previously only been found in Antarctica and the deep ocean.<p>It was thought …

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.<p>In 1905, a 26-year-old Albert Einstein changed physics forever when he outlined his theory of special relativity. This theory outlined the relationship between space and time and is founded on …

Health o'Clock - One Stop Shop For Fitness Gadgets

Whoever said spin bike workouts cannot be fun is pretty shocked at how exciting yet efficient spinning can be. With energizing music blasting in the …

Some Really Cool-Sounding Scifi Films Will Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is well-known for debuting some of the best films of any given year. In fact, it’s likely many of your favorite movies of …

People With Autism Have Unusually Symmetrical Brains, New Scans Reveal

This could explain a lot.<p>Brain connections in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show more symmetry across the right and left hemispheres, …

Why You May Want to Rethink Grooming Your Pubic Hair

Most Americans have, at one point or another, removed hair from down there. But new research suggests that the grooming practice is linked to a major …

7 transgender models on why it’s so important for them to be seen right now

Transgender visibility in media is at an all-time high. There are celebrities like Laverne Cox, who has a starring role on Netflix's hugely popular</i> …