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20 Free Vintage Spring Landscape Printable Images

Shares 8<p>(10) (11) and (12) from La Lumiere the Light La Luca are all collected from the same vintage book, another perfect trio to display together!</i> …

Classic Cars

How to Travel Alone in Europe

While it's fun to travel with a group of friends or loved ones, solo travel has its own set of joys – and challenges. Traveling to Europe is fairly safe, and not complicated to plan. Lodging, transportation and food needs are met in a similar way as in the United States with a few cultural twists …

Solo Travel

The arrow of time

In T.H. White’s fantasy novel <i>The Once and Future King</i>, Merlyn the magician suffers from a rare and incurable condition: He experiences time in …

Physics

Here's The Coolest Thing About NASA's EPIC Solar Eclipse Video

The web is brimming with photos and videos of Tuesday's total solar eclipse -- the only one this year -- but it's hard to beat the eye-popping composite video NASA just released.<p>The brief clip above lets you see the eclipse not from the surface of the Earth, as most of us do, but from deep space, …

Solar Eclipse

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

More than half the men on a tiny Pacific island have been convicted of sex crimes

Michael Warren, who served as mayor of the tiny South Pacific island from 2008 to 2013, could become the only inmate in the island's prison, after being handed a 20-month sentence by a court in New Zealand for charges stemming back as far as 2004.<p>That year, the island — which has a total population …

Sex Crimes

Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon island in UK countryside

Experts in the U.K. have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon island, which they are touting as a site of huge archaeological importance.<p>Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield identified the island at Little Carlton near Louth, Lincolnshire. “It is thought the site is a previously …

Archaeology

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Backpacking

Top 10 hateful characters you love in literature

Really awful people in Dostoevsky, DeLillo and beyond have some paradoxically endearing qualities. Debut novelist Heinz Helle explains why, and recommends some of the best of the worst<p>A hero used to be a perfect combination of properties we strive for: beauty, strength, courage, intellect. Those …

Literature

The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map

Search the interactive map to see where major battles in history have occurred and the 'bloodiest' parts of the world<p>A new ‘geography of violence’ map reveals where in the world major battles in the past 4,000 years have taken place.<p>The interactive journey through 'every battle' has been created …

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

Space Travel

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to lead the largest biomedical research agency in the world.<p>This …

Pew Research Center

Everyone in This Animated Short Is Stuck in a Time Loop

We’ve seen things with these intricately intertwined time-loops of action before, but the remain fascinating to see executed. Every character is …

The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been a Family Business for 1,300 Years

That family business in your town that has been passed down for four generations can’t hold a candle to Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.<p>For roughly …

Japan

Former sex slaves reject Japan and South Korea's 'comfort women' accord

Deal made us look like fools, say women forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels<p>Two women who were forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese military during the second world war have rejected the recent agreement between Japan and South Korea on the “comfort women” issue, saying it had made …

South Korea