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A quadrillion tons of diamonds lie deep beneath the Earth's surface

<b>(CNN) —</b> As it turns out, diamonds in the Earth are much more common than we thought. About 1,000 times more common, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>A new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers used seismic technology (the same kind used to measure earthquakes) to …

Earth Science

The 60 Most Scenic Drives in America

Plan the road trip of the lifetime with these spectacular journeys that highlight all the beauty America has to offer. From shorelines to mountain …

Hiking

Earthquakes rattle Hawaii’s Big Island after Kilauea shoots lava, ‘dangerous’ gas into the air

A day after the most active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii erupted, two major earthquakes rattled the island and fountains of lava gushed out of the ground in a subdivision, forcing residents to flee amid threats of fires and “extremely high levels of dangerous” sulfur dioxide gas.<p>The island …

Geology

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Time Management

The Shot: Raindrops on Fire in Yellowstone

In my long career documenting events for Reuters and many other clients, I occasionally get to witness something that is truly amazing.<p>It happened the other night in Yellowstone National Park, a place I visit four or five times a year. I usually spend my days far away from the crowds and the …

30 Insanely Useful Camping Products You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

Everything you need to make the great outdoors even greater.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>The comments for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

The Island No One Wants You to Know About

There is something enticing about the idea of an island getaway. Though there are thousands of island destinations to choose from all over the world, there is one island that expert travelers do not want to share with you. Why? Because it is way too amazing to share! Sound intriguing? Well, lucky …

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Prague

Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague tempts travelers with its incredible charm and impressive architecture. The Czech Republic’s capital is …

European Travel

The biggest force powering the stock market is starting to disappear, and it could be a huge problem

Companies have been supporting the stock market through buybacks for years.<p>But according to some analysts, the era of buybacks may be coming to a close.<p>And this could be terrible news for the stock market.<p>Companies have been their own best friends<p>According to a note from analysts at HSBC, buybacks …

4 Stocks We Plan Never to Sell

Warren Buffett. Image source: The Motley Fool.<p>Chances are, you've heard the famous Warren Buffett quote (there are quite a few) that the Oracle of Omaha's "favorite holding period is forever." That's a lot easier said than done since industries and markets change dynamically and companies must …

Let These Children's Books Inspire Your Next Family Vacation

<i>Beach boardwalk in Prince Edward Island (Flickr: Nicolas Raymond)</i><p>Sharing books with children is a great way to step into other worlds, have amazing adventures, hear about other cultures, and learn to empathize with characters. It's also a very special way to spend time together as a family and a …

The 10 Countries You Absolutely HAVE To Visit In 2016

Pack your bags.<p>Most of us are lucky if we can escape our desks long enough to visit one country per year... but it never hurts to have a list of 10 dazzlingly perfect options.<p>Today, Lonely Planet announced its Top 10 Countries for 2016, employing expert analysis to make travel recommendations for …

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

8 things people get wrong about the French

Americans and even other Europeans like to joke that they're a lazy group of people who spend their time going on strike or going on vacation.<p>My mom was born in France, I have many French relatives, and I have visited the country many times.<p>Here's my attempt to counter some of the myths out there …

Wade To Your Very Own Private Island Paradise

<b>NAME:</b> Happy Island, Thailand<p><b>SCENE:</b> The stuff screensavers are made of -- a can't-possibly-be-real limestone karst topped with peach-fuzz foliage and surrounded by luminous water.<p><b>ROUTE:</b> Get yourself to Krabi Town (there's an airport if flying from Bangkok), then catch one of the taxi-truck <i>songtaews</i> …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

European Travel

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

10 Easy Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Photography

Taking the perfect photograph is much like painting a masterpiece, composing a symphony, or writing an epic novel. It’s one of the hardest things …

You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …