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Watch gravity waves ripple through Earth's atmosphere

You might think of gravity as an invisible force here on Earth, but that's not entirely true... if you have the right computer simulation, that is. Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have developed a climate model that shows the gravity waves in the upper atmosphere, where …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

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Plants that Attract Butterflies

Butterflies andflowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. As a French poet once …

Caterpillars

Camp - Top Ten Most Scenic Campgrounds in the U.S. : Cabela's

The Most Scenic Camping Spots in the United States<p>Our picks for the camping destinations with the most breathtaking views.<p>Across the United States …

Tracks and Trails - Walking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing and Nordic Walking holidays in the Alps

Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking and Trail Running Holidays in the Alps and Norway<p><i>Activity Holidays in the French, Swiss, Italian Alps,</i> …

Best Seven Day Itinerary for the Big Island | Hawaii

The Big Island is one of the most beautiful and diverse islands you will ever visit. It hosts 8 out of 13 of the world’s climate zones, stunning …

National Park Secrets: 10 Fresh Ways to Find Paradise

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, meaning hoopla, poo-bahs, and crowds. If 2014 saw a record 292.8 million park visitors, just imagine the chaos that a centennial year will bring. Even this year, parks are expecting record numbers.<p>But you'll only get hounded by …

This Is What Space Sounds Like

While it may be true that in space no one can hear you scream, that doesn’t necessarily mean the universe is completely silent. Recordings released …

Electromagnetism

Europa: Facts About Jupiter's Icy Moon and Its Ocean

Europa is one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter, along with Io, Ganymede and Callisto. Astronomer Galileo Galilei gets the credit for discovering …

The Ideal Islands for Each Month of the Year

Figuring out the optimal time to travel to an island can be tricky, what with the limited accommodations and the crowds that can overtax the local …

Sri Lanka

A village inside a volcano crater, cliff houses made of clay and a tiny town that lives under a rock: Are these the most magical settlements in the world?

Nestled in some of the most beautiful corners of the world, are tiny settlements of people who have adapted to live around nature.<p>From villages under …

My Top 10 European Villages of 2015 Revealed

Europe, perhaps more than any other continent, is known for its picturesque old villages. There are so many, in fact, that we could easily do a …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Huge and weird looking fish washes up in New Zealand, then mysteriously disappears

A huge creepy-looking ocean fish washed up on a beach in New Zealand recently, only to disappear mysteriously the next day.<p>The rarely seen oarfish …

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11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space

1) The sun is incomprehensibly huge<p>We all know the sun is big. But this image, part of a great series on the size of astronomical objects by John Brady, underscores that it's vast on a scale that's simply impossible for our puny human minds to understand. We think of the Earth as a big place: …

Report: Don’t Try to Block the Sun to Fix Climate Change

Sure, we can fight the effects of climate change by cleaning the emissions from cars and putting scrubbers on the smokestacks of power plants. But …

The 8 Best Apps to Get Your Yard Greener Than Ever This Spring

While a glance out your window may still reveal some brown, muddy puddles (or worse: white, snowy mounds), it’s still about time to start thinking …

8 Forgotten Survival Skills Your Great Grandparents Used Everyday - The Open Mind

Our modern society is highly dependent upon the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, …

Catholic college rejects federal money to protect religious freedom

A budding Catholic college in Wyoming rejected federal student aid this winter, the school said, to avoid federal intrusion on its religious …

Priest who stayed behind to pray with doomed Titanic passengers could be made a saint

The priest who prayed with passengers of the Titanic as it went down could be canonised.<p>According to survivors from the 1912 disaster Father Thomas …