Matthew Schaeffer

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Naples: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

Southern Italy’s biggest city has scrubbed up beautifully – without losing its anarchic charm – and is now a great choice for a winter city break<br>• <b>Readers’ tips: where to go in Naples</b><p>As fascinating as it is contradictory, ravishingly beautiful yet dilapidated and chaotic, Naples makes a brilliant …

Italy

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking trip.<p>Photo: Michael Matti<p>You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor …

National Parks

8 Must-See Cities of Eastern Europe

Surprisingly modern, thrillingly packed with people, and budget-friendly as can be, Eastern Europe should be on your list this year. Not only will fall flights be cheaper, but the U.S. dollar is strong against many Eastern European currencies.<p>Surprisingly modern, thrillingly packed with people, and …

Eastern Europe

10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.<p>When you <i>need</i> to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight and a bumpy Jeep ride away.

The world’s most unique underwater adventures

For most, the depths of the ocean are shrouded in mystery.<p>Few often venture below the surface of the deep blue sea, and even fewer have explored its far-reaching corners.<br>Slideshow: 11 Totally Unique Underwater Adventures Around the World<p>Heck, according to the National Ocean Service, in all of the …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Amazing Places You Can Stay Around The World For Less Than $50 A Night

You live to travel. But damn, it's expensive. And since you'll probably bust your budget on overpriced airfare, that doesn't leave much to spare for a killer suite. Thankfully, there are places all around the world you can afford. Here's the cream of the crop.<p>You live to travel. But damn, it's …

Flying

Traveling to Greece Soon? Here’s What You Should Know

With all eyes on Greece’s economic battles this week, travelers headed to the country soon should keep these tips in mind.<p>While the EU battles out …

Kvarner Bay: Croatia's best-kept secret

Perfumed gardens, uninhabited islands, champagne from the sea and dolphins – Captain Branko’s introductory talk mentioned them all.<p>“Welcome to the Kvarner Bay,” beamed Capt Branko. “Trust me, it’s Croatia’s best kept secret.”<p>Croatia itself is no longer a secret – according to the tourist board …

Discovery Of Massless Weyl Fermion Particle Could Revolutionize Electronics

Two separate teams of researchers have found evidence for a theorized type of massless particle known as a “Weyl fermion.” The discovery was made by …

Physics

Here's What 9 Common Drugs Including Caffeine, Weed, And Alchohol Do to Your Brain

Flakka is here, and we're still trying to figure out what it does.<p>A puff of this, and the world transforms into a colourful kaleidoscope of dancing …

5 Ways to Save on a Trip to Paris

The City of Light is more affordable than you think<p>Piles of pastel <i>macaron</i> at Laduree. The steep steps of Montmartre. Masterworks at the Louvre. A …

Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

• Home<br>• ><br>• Green<br>• ><br>• Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: …

Off-grid

The only way to see this incredible museum in Mexico is by scuba diving

The Museo Subacuático de Arte, located off the coast of Isla Mujeres in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is the world’s largest underwater museum.<p>Composed of …

When It Comes to Wine Glasses, Size and Shape Matter

The Plate<p>A spiffy new camera set-up devised by scientists in Japan indicates that glass shape–just like the wine snobs have been telling us all along–affects the flavor of wine.<p>In a recent study, Kohji Mitsubayashi and colleagues at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University topped wine-filled glasses …

Audi just created fuel from water and carbon dioxide

29th Apr 2015<p>Audi has just created a new fuel out of water and CO2, and they're calling it "blue crude". What does this mean for the car industry and …

10 of the best beaches … that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/24/1429896408101/07566b2b-290d-40a6-b741-c96d15bcff6b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Cornwall

Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water

Audi is making a new fuel for internal combustion engines that has the potential to make a big dent when it comes to climate change – that's because …

NASA May Have Accidentally Created a Warp Field

“Star Trek” introduced the world outside of rocket science circles to the concept of warp drive – the propulsion system that allowed the starship …

Graphene device makes ultrafast light to energy conversion possible

Converting light to electricity is one of the pillars of modern electronics, with the process essential for the operation of everything from solar …

Nanotech

Dark Matter –“Is a Parallel Universe That Could Harbor Rich Physics and Complex Behavior”

Posted on Apr 16, 2015<p>This is an approximately real-color image from the Hubble Space Telescope, of galaxy cluster Abell 3827. The galaxy cluster is …

How It Works: The Large Hadron Collider

To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power<p>The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson in 2012. But it was only operating at half power. Since then, …

What Are Redshift and Blueshift?

Redshift and blueshift describe how light shifts toward shorter or longer wavelengths as objects in space (such as stars or galaxies) move closer or …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest its been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan.<p>The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to …

Panoramic Photography

The 10 best cities to visit in 2015

Because your last visit to DC was an eighth grade field trip spent desperately trying to make out with Cindy Troncale at the Alexandria Holiday Inn …

Scientists may have solved the mystery of Saturn’s 30-year storms

Scientists and astronomers have been studying Saturn for almost as long as there have been telescopes. One thing that these observers have noted …

Scientists create dark matter 'map' to see invisible space

We've finally gotten our first glimpse at the mysterious material that supposedly makes up 27 percent of the universe. It's only taken two years of research, the efforts of 300 researchers working for the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and a 570-megapixel camera attached to the Victor Blanco telescope in …

9 Pictures That Will Make You See The Universe Differently

It's the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary on April 24. Time to learn more about how space pictures are made.

Cosmology

The 25 best Hubble Space Telescope images

By on December 5, 2016 at 10:27 am<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has been silently hovering above Earth for over 25 years, but it’s still returning …