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The 13 cheapest destinations for a beach holiday in Europe

The 10th annual survey is based on the total cost of 10 typical holiday expenses in 20 European beach resorts, ranked from the most to the least expensive.<p>Holiday items considered in the survey include a cup of coffee, suncream, insect repellant, and a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for …

Extreme Sports

Canada 'cut in half' after bridge connecting east and west splits

The newly built bridge has been closed indefinitely “due to mechanical issues”<p>The Nipigon River Bridge in Canada has broken down, severing the only road connecting eastern and western Canada.<p>The newly built bridge – completed in November 2015—is now closed indefinitely “due to mechanical issues”, …

Siberian Gender-Bending Warrior Princess

Debate is raging over the legendary Siberian warrior princess buried 2,500 years ago. Is she, in fact, a he? Or intersex?<p>One of the archaeological …

Archaeology

A Japanese astronaut tweeted these incredible photos from the International Space Station

Over the last few months, the Japanese astronaut has been documenting his time in space by tweeting gorgeous photos of Earth, its sunrises, and the lights of cities as night.<p>We may not be able to fly through space with Kimiya, but at least we can share his view through the magic of the Internet!

Space

New Horizons probe beams back sharpest ever images of Pluto

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has returned the sharpest pictures of Pluto to date, taken during the probe’s historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July.<p>The images released by the US space agency on Friday show details of Pluto’s surface, including mountains, craters and ice fields, at a resolution …

Solar System

The secret to reshaping your brain & getting more done

“Meditation is an act of sanity” — John Kabat-Zinn<p>Technology has changed the rules of the workplace.<p>Nowadays we’re always on, always available. That …

This Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Has A Blue Sky Like Earth

Astronomers can learn a lot about a planet using very little. In this specific case, a team of researchers was able to find out that the sky of an …

Every true cat lover needs this onesie, STAT

If you’re still feeling guilty about how much you enjoyed that video where cats were traumatized by cucumbers (or if you really screwed up and tried …

The Reality of Life With an Anxiety Disorder

By Kelsey Wallour<p>Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree--that surge of adrenaline released after the mind has detected something to panic about. Your hands shake, breathing increases, your stomach turns, eyes dilate and you start to sweat. But then it passes. Logic prevails, you take a deep …

Depression

Is a cafe full of cats the cure for stressed-out workers?

Even Grumpy Cat might approve of the latest cure for stressed-out workers. Click on the arrow above to learn more.<p>Stressed out? Overworked? Feeling unloved? Perhaps you need some downtime with a furry friend, away from the pressures of a high-tech workplace. Cat cafes, a novel concept appealing to …

Pets

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

Mindful Sex

Meditation and sex might not be the two things you’d most naturally associate. One involves sitting alone in silence while the other is rather more …

Rare Treasures Discovered In Ancient Tombs On Cyprus

A trio of ancient underground tombs has been discovered near Soli, a city on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, and the extravagant jewelry and other artifacts hidden inside have left archaeologists stunned.<p>Two of the lavish tombs, dating back 2,400 years, contained drinking vessels, figurines, …

Archaeology

4,000-Year-Old Hidden Tunnel Discovered in Ancient Castle in Turkey

Excavations being carried out at Geval Castle in Central Anatolia, Turkey, have revealed a secret tunnel that had been built by the Hittites about …

Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script

Andrew Robinson reflects on the most tantalizing of all the undeciphered scripts — that used in the civilization of the Indus valley in the third …

Archaeology

Meditation: I Know It's Good for Me, but How Do I Get Started?

By far the No. 1 question I get when I let someone know I'm a meditation teacher is, "I know it's good for me, but how do I get started?" I can see the frustration and desire in the eyes of the questioner. There is a longing to crack the code on this recent health craze and somewhat woo woo …

Meditation

These 26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

Have you ever thought, “Where the hell are we?” I don’t mean like when you are lost on a road trip, I mean, where the heck is Earth? Where, exactly, …

This Simple Expression Might Be The Key To A Happy Marriage

It turns out, the secret to wedded bliss isn't complicated. According to a new study published in the journal Personal Relationships, all it takes is expressing gratitude.<p>Researchers from the University of Georgia found that when spouses feel appreciated, it directly influences how they feel about …

Happiness

This Is The #1 Ritual You Need To Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Happiness

More evidence that Jupiter kicked ancient planets out of the solar system

Jupiter, Jupiter, Jupiter. We've got to have a talk.<p>According to a recent study in The Astrophysical Journal, Jupiter probably kicked a ninth planet out of our solar system back in the day.<p>[<i>Mysterious space junk is hurtling towards Earth (and scientists are super excited)</i>]<p>The study attempts to …

Astronomy

Piece of Africa Found Under Alabama

A scene from Alabama's Gulf Coast.<p><b>A quarter of a billion years ago Africa slammed into North America and left a scar that can be seen today with</b> …

2nd Amendment fanatics are just this desperate: How wing-nuts with guns are trying to hijack the Constitution

<b>(Lucas Jackson Reuters /Landov)</b><p>In the same Oregon community that recently suffered a mass shooting, extremists are wailing about the 2nd amendment<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>November 5, 2015 5:57pm (UTC)<p>Just a couple of months ago, we witnessed yet another horrific mass shooting, this time in Roseburg, …

Guns

When cities rise from the depths

“There are hundreds of submerged cities around the world. We are only just beginning to discover what they have to tell us about the prehistoric human past.”

Archaeology

Archaeologists Discover Burial Vaults Beneath Washington Square Park

An archaeological discovery at Washington Square Park has brought to light skeletons that may have been in the dark since the 19th century.<p>The New …

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

Ancient board game found in looted China tomb

Pieces from a mysterious board game that hasn't been played for 1,500 years were discovered in a heavily looted 2,300-year-old tomb near Qingzhou City in China.<p>There, archaeologists found a 14-face die made of animal tooth, 21 rectangular game pieces with numbers painted on them and a broken tile …

Archaeology

7 Amazing Things That Happen When You Own A Cat

Microsoft presses pause on tool for porting Android apps to Windows 10

The software giant confirms its Project Astoria Android emulator is not developing as planned, although it's yet to write it off completely.<p>The future is uncertain for Microsoft's plan to introduce a tool for bringing apps originally written for Android to its own Windows 10.<p>The tool, nicknamed …

Apps