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Forget Rio -- Visit These 5 Less-Crowded Cities in Central & South America Instead

Valparaᅢᆳso is possibly Chile's most diverse city, offering a dramatic topography dotted with angular architecture. Long immortalized by poets, painters and philosophers, this colorful destination is a hodge-podge of captivating landscapes, quirky shops and historical landmarks.<p><i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>In …

South America

10 Dream South America Adventure Travel Expeditions

An expedition is more than just a trip, it’s a journey undertaken for purpose of exploration. It’s a way to experience the world in a new way and …

South America

Astronauts are about to eat the first food grown in space

Space: the final frontier for leafy greens.<p>The first food grown and harvested in space—a crop of red lettuce—is about to be eaten by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The lettuce was grown for 15 months with a system called Veg-01, which uses red, blue, and green LED lights to grow …

A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

When it comes to the elements in the periodic table found throughout the Universe, it’s only the first two that originated from the Big Bang: hydrogen and helium. Everything else was formed from stars, whether:<p>fused in their cores, from lighter elements into heavier ones,<br>• built in supernovae, where …

Neutrons

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Choose Your Own Adventure: Machu Picchu

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When I decided to visit <b>Machu Picchu</b>, I was so focused on getting to Peru that I kept delaying another important decision: Which route would I take to access the sacred site?<p>Should I walk along the well-worn paths of the Inca Trail? What about following in the footsteps of</i> …

Inca Empire

Life on Mars: when will humans live on the Red Planet?

Fifty years after the first close-up images of Mars, Rosa Silverman speaks to the science writer who believes there will be life on Mars before the 21st century ends<p>The human race was able to view the furthest reaches of the solar system in high-definition glory this week, as Nasa’s New Horizons …

Done with Pluto, New Horizons will drift in endless sea of space

by Daniel Desrochers<p>The New Horizons spacecraft did what it was meant to do. It explored the unexplored dwarf planet Pluto.<p>So, now what?<p>A year from …

Pluto's deepest mysteries may be revealed on July 14

Pluto, get ready for your closeup.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe — the first-ever spacecraft designed to study Pluto and its many moons — is about to fly …

Solar System

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Black Hole 'Wakes Up' After 26-Year Slumber

After taking a 26-year nap, a waking black hole released a burst of X-rays that lit up astronomical observatories on June 15 — and it's still making …

The cosmic bucket list: 11 things to see in the universe before it dies (in 22bn years) | Chris Lintott

Photograph: AP<p>An image from the Cassini spacecraft shows the planet Earth, annotated with a white arrow, lower right, below Saturn’s rings.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/3/1435925275905/0ce36928-90a9-4f32-b22d-067de11a37ac-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>An image …

Andromeda Galaxy

Yosemite National Park's Best Hikes

From secret hikes to date hikes to cave hikes, San Francisco holds its own pretty well in the hiking department. Yosemite though? Yosemite owns the …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

We mapped out eight under-the-radar alternatives to popular European destinations, based on the kind of activity you're looking for. Adventure sports, wine tastings, the beach?! These secondary spots are equally as awesome, just a whole lot cheaper.<p><i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French …

National Parks

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

Sea Level

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Hiking

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

Travel<p>The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

National Parks

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California coast.<p>Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The …

Santa Barbara

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>1 minute ago<p>All the people …

Make My Day: locals' tips for London and San Francisco

In the world's greatest cities, there need never be a dull moment. When it comes to finding things to do, the possibilities are practically endless — so which do you choose?<p>Inspired by our new Make My Day city guides, which help travellers mix and match brilliant ideas for mornings, afternoons and …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Travel<p>Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight …

An Oregon Road Trip That Has Everything

Up in the air about your next vacation? Here’s a little secret: You can’t go wrong with a southern Oregon road trip. It’s literally got a little bit …

15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it's true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and …

Cambodia

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

Adventure<p>These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

National Parks

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

Adventure<p>These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, …

Grand Canyon

Hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc – Itinerary & Where to Stay

<b>If you’re a keen hiker then chances are that you’ve thought about hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc – TMB for short. If you haven’t heard about it then</b> …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

National Parks

Cruising the Galapagos Islands Is a Voyage Back in Time

Our rubber craft landed on the rocky shore of this island, one of several the ship visits on its various itineraries, and we were immediately greeted by a troop of sea lions, one of which plopped down on the path in front of us, blocking our way -- not menacingly, just lazily.<p>There should be a sign …

Galapagos