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This Mesmerising NASA Footage Set to a 'Sound of Silence' Cover Will Give You Chills

Hello darkness, my old friend...<p>The vast majority of humanity can only imagine what it's like to spend your days travelling around the planet and …

Space Exploration

The 22 most beautiful places in the world

Oia, Santorini, Greece<p>Berlin Harald Braun<p>All of the Greek islands are undeniably beautiful, but head to the hillside town of Oia for some of the best …

This Is the Least-visited Country in Europe and It's Absolutely Gorgeous

The micro-nation is only 23.6 square miles.<p>There are a seemingly endless number of destinations and attractions to visit in Europe, both for …

6 Stunning Destinations for People Who Hate Tourists

Avoid the crowds.<p>Travelers have clocked 369 million international trips so far this year, an incredible sum equal to nearly 1.6 million trips per …

JetBlue Is Offering Half-Price Vacations In Bermuda & We Are In Heaven

If you're longing for a tropical getaway but don't exactly have unlimited funds, may we suggest you check out JetBlue's new half-price vacation …

See What It's Like to Ride the World's Fastest, Steepest, and Tallest Spinning Rollercoaster

The record-breaking ride opens next year.<p>There’s a new record-breaking rollercoaster attraction opening next spring — and you can find it outside …

Fish

What time does the Great American Eclipse start?

Keep your eyes on the skies: The Great American Eclipse is almost here.<p>On Monday, the moon will pass in front of the sun. The path of the total eclipse will start in Oregon and cross the United States. In places along the path of totality, you'll see a total eclipse, where the moon completely blots …

Los Angeles

Top10 Most Romantic Places to Stay in the World | Travel

Each one of us want a vacation or a well-deserved break in life. Some places are there where you can fall in love, relax or unwind yourself. When you …

Travel

America's Best Small Cities to Move to Before They Get Too Popular

The best small towns to visit in America are easy to commit to for a weekend. It doesn’t take much to fall in love with Main Street; all you need is …

Cute dog gets away with bean bag murder

Being extraordinarily cute can get you out of a lot of trouble. Take, for instance, this amazing dog. He’s not amazing because he does tricks or …

Digital Culture

NASA Maps Predict Where the Skies Will Be Clearest for the Eclipse

When the sun and the moon perfectly align on August 21, millions of Americans will witness the stunning midday darkness of a total solar eclipse …

The inevitable Trump/Kim Jong-un hair swap is here—and it’s devastatingly good

It’s widely acknowledged that Donald Trump has the worst hair of any president. Even Martin Van Buren had a cool mad scientist type vibe going …

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Africa has entered the space race, with Ghana’s first satellite now orbiting earth

The GhanaSat-1―Ghana’s first satellite―began its orbit recently, with a little help from some friends.<p>The cubesat, built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, was delivered to NASA’s International Space Station in June on a SpaceX rocket that took off from pad 39a at Kennedy …

Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm: Tremors Trigger Fears Of Supervolcano Eruption

Yellowstone National Park has been hit with over 1,500 earthquakes in the last two months. The swarm of tremors has rocked the area almost daily …

Family adopts retired bomb-sniffing dog, gets 'best friend'

Peer inside the cranium of Basha, the 6-year-old retired military bomb-sniffing dog who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Here are the thoughts …

This Borg Cube makes your computer irrelevant

No, it's not the <i>only</i> glowing cube PC you can buy.<p>But it might be the only one that will attempt to absorb your humanity into its cybernetic collective mind. This is the Borg Cube, an officially licenced Star Trek computer with a rather distinct chassis. And it's not just about the looks: This PC …

17 'facts' about space and Earth that you thought were true — but have been debunked by science

Whenever someone asks me about outer space, I get animated.<p>No surprise there. I've made a living speaking to experts and writing about it for more than a decade, and I've read obsessively on the topic for much longer than that.<p>I've heard a lot of peculiar "facts" over the years — and even believed …

Universal Pictures

Vacation Countdown: 7 Apps That Take the Pain Out of Travel Planning

It’s August, and if you’re not on vacation right now, there’s a good chance you’re wishing you were. Yes, while all of your friends are posting …

Apps

Ripples in Spacetime by Govert Schilling review – a new window on the universe

The astonishing recent discovery of gravitational waves, likely to win a Nobel prize, finally confirms Einstein’s prediction<p>Long before homo sapiens was up on its hind legs, two black holes – each more massive than two dozen suns – were swirling around each other in outer space at a colossal rate. …

Nobel Prize

Earth Overshoot Day: From this day on we're using an unsustainable amount of the Earth's resources

Today marks Earth Overshoot Day - the day by which the human race will have used more of Earth's natural resources than the planet can renew in the whole year.<p>Put simply, we use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate and this puts the Earth on an unsustainable …

Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off

<b>A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency's history.</b><p>Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve.<p>Fears of large swings in the value of Bitcoin have so far not been realised - but some exchanges …

Scientists: Earth is Screwed

Source: Pixabay<p>The big push for those people trying to prevent the apocalypse is to limit global climate change to a mere two degrees Celsius. To be …

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards – in pictures

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards founders have launched a new show for pet pictures. Here are the finalists, selected from 2,500 entries

Awards

This Hot Spring Is a Vacation In Itself

Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Next best actions are selling your car, avoiding flights and going vegetarian, according to study into true impacts of different green lifestyle choices<p>The greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is to have one fewer child, according to a new study that identifies the most …

Man checks single can of beer as luggage on flight

There’s packing light — and then there’s packing light beer.<p>A hop head in Australia checked in a single can of beer as his luggage on a flight — and …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …