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Everything You Need for Your First Backpacking Trip

With these 12 items in your pack, you’ll be ready for anything on the trail.<p>Nature lovers of every stripe can get their fix of foliage, mountain …

Backpacking

The 20 Scariest Horror Movies of the Last Decade

Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As …

Horror

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Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

How Jellyfish, Nanobots and Naked Mole Rats Could Make Humans Immortal

We spoke to the world's leading experts in the field of human life extension to get an update on how close we are to living forever.<p>Dr Chris Faulkes is standing in his laboratory, tenderly caressing what looks like a penis. It's not his penis, nor mine, and it's definitely not that of the only …

NASA's Making a Major Kepler Announcement Tomorrow!

Aliens?<p>Get the popcorn ready. NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 pm EDT Tuesday, May 10 (5pm UTC, 3am AEST on Wednesday), to announce the …

31 Breathtaking Natural Swimming Pools Around the World

Most of the earth’s natural watering holes are inhospitable and aren’t safe to explore, but there are some spectacular pools that many photographers …

Atomic Oxygen Has Been Detected In Mars' Atmosphere

Space Photo credit: The present is the key to the past. Vadim Sadovski/ShutterstockAs far as we know, we’re the only habitable planet in the Solar …

Have You Ever Heard Of The Rather Impressive Metéora In Greece?

There’s no beating around the bush here, Metéora is a stunning and completely unexpected find in the typically beautiful country of Greece. Thing is …

Which Is More Important to Burn for Weight Loss: Fat or Calories?

Learn the difference and get closer to your goal.<p>When you’re trying to lose weight, your gym time is all about the burn. But the kind of energy you're using to fuel your pounds-dropping fire isn't all the same. Actually, there's a big difference between blasting fat and chiseling away calories. Did …

This is What Nuclear Fallout Could Look Like

The Future of Life Institute teamed up with Nukemap to visualise its chilling effects.<p>If you've never imagined what the devastating effects of nuclear fallout would look like, click any dot on this map.<p>Future of Life Institute (FLI), a volunteer-run research group, has teamed up with Alex …

The World's 20 Most Impressive Ancient Builds

The feats of the Ancients.<p>Suspension bridges and skyscrapers are marvels of modern engineering, but some of the world's most impressive constructions are thousands of years behind us. The Roman Colosseum is one such wonder, marking a crucial transition point between two vastly different ages of …

This is a 'beginner' trail? Testing acumen and bravery in the mountain biking destination of Moab, Utah

When Thelma and Louise drove their T-Bird off a cliff in the final seconds of the same-titled movie, audiences thought it was into the Grand Canyon. But as epic as that giant chasm looked, the characters were driving off a cliff in Dead Horse Point State Park, about 30 miles southwest of here.<p>I was …

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