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8 Amazing Things You May Not Know About the Great Pyramid of Giza

<b>No one knows exactly how the Great Pyramid was constructed.</b><p>The method by which the ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramid is unknown. Many …

How psychopaths can save your life

The right balance of ruthlessness and cool can make people heroes rather than killers, says psychologist Kevin Dutton<p>I once met a man who told me this: “In the operating theatre I am reborn: as a cold, heartless machine, totally at one with scalpel, drill and saw. Emotion is entropy and seriously …

Study finds more sharks than ever swimming in waters along the East Coast

More sharks than ever are swimming along the East Coast, federal researchers announced this week, amid a busy summer in which a record number of the fish have attacked North Carolina beachgoers.<p>Scientists with the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) captured and tagged 2,835 …

North Carolina

11 cool passport stamps of the world

It may not be fashionable but I’m a bit of a box-ticker when it comes to travel. I have a list of the countries I’ve visited and I keep track of …

Is College Tuition Really Too High?

This Animation Shows What Earth Would Look Like if All The Ice Melted

Uh oh.<p>In 2015, NASA revealed that Earth's oceans are rising faster than expected, and the space agency projected that we're now "locked in" to at …

Global Warming

The Day the Ocean Tried to Kill Me

I love the ocean, and I thought the ocean loved me. I was wrong.<p>My father was a lifeguard, before I was born, so maybe my love of the ocean is in my blood. As children we grew up in Brooklyn and would go to Riis Park for our day at the beach. One very distinct memory is of my father as he stood …

Oceans

About 35,000 walruses are crammed onto beaches in a tiny Alaska village

There is nothing straightforward and typical about massive walrus haul outs in Alaska, which have become an annual event as sea ice retreats earlier …

A Billionaire Actually Offered To Buy An Island To Give Refugees A Home

Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian telecom tycoon, made the offer on Twitter.<p>Sawiris said in an interview with AFP that his plan is feasible and that those who would take shelter there would be treated as "human beings," instead of being treated like "cattle."<p>"You have dozens of islands which are deserted …

Dramatic Photo Captures Lightning Strike From Space

It's hard not to be jealous of NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren's view. Earlier this week, he tweeted a stunning picture of a lightning strike illuminating the solar panels of the International Space Station.<p>The photo was taken as the ISS flew over the Pacific Ocean. Lindgren has been following the …

Space Exploration

North Korean all-girl band 'created by Kim Jong-un'

Seven-strong group to serve as 'ideological scouts, the bugles of revolution and ideological flag-bearers'<p>A new all-girl band that North Korean state media says was created by Kim Jong-un has made its debut in Moscow.<p>The female vocalists of the Chongbong Orchestra have been tasked with "creating …

Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Psychology

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

French Polynesia

The 10 Best Mac & Cheeses in America

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Ozgur Coskun/iStock</i><p>The best childhood foods are usually combinations of two strong elements, be them peanut butter & jelly, milk & cereal, or ice cream & whatever vegetable you had to eat in order to get ice cream. But perhaps above all other kid-food duos, macaroni & cheese …

See Plans For The 62-Mile Wall That Would Capture Trash In The Pacific

It's not too late to make our oceans bluer. One organization has an ambitious plan to make that happen.<p>Nature isn't doomed if we work fast enough.<p>That's the essential premise fueling The Ocean Cleanup, an organization that hopes to pull an unbelievable amount of plastic waste from the Pacific Ocean …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Great White Shark | Animals | Big Blue

Thinkstock<p>The white shark is the Earth's largest predatory fish. This species has successfully thrived for more than 11 million years, with its …

Zoology

Look Up: 4 Planets and 1 Stunning Moon to See in September

Space<p>Look Up: 4 Planets and 1 Stunning Moon to See in September<p>By Annie Hauser<p>September 01 2015 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>00:31<p>Harvest Moon, Lunar …

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about Cleopatra

<b>Here, writing for History Extra, Hamer reveals six lesser-know facts about the Egyptian ruler…</b><p>As a woman, the ruler of a very rich country, …

On Reading About Cleopatra in Second Grade

I recently finished <i>Cleopatra</i>, the biography by Stacy Schiff. It’s the first biography I’ve ever read cover to cover because, until recently, I …

Italy’s Summer Beaches Look Even More Beautiful From Above

• Author: Laura Mallonee. Laura Mallonee Photo<br>• Date of Publication: 08.26.15. 08.26.15<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 …

Beaches Reopen After Close Shark Encounter on Video

Popular San Diego beaches have reopened with a Shark Advisory after a group of kayakers captured their heart-pounding close encounter with a …

California

National Geographic Travel

Meet the homeless man who turned his life around by offering book reviews instead of begging

Meet Philani Dladla, a.k.a. the Pavement Bookworm. He’s 24 and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his story is quite incredible.<p>As a child …

Africa

Rare 'Supermoon' Total Lunar Eclipse Coming This Month

<b>Editor's note:</b> To find out more about the rare supermoon lunar eclipse of Sept. 27-28 and how to see it, visit: Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015: Full …

Astronomy

NASA just released this incredible video of what it was like to fly over Pluto for the first time

Earlier this year, NASA made history by sending the first unmanned spacecraft to one of the farthest worlds in our solar system: Pluto.<p>Now, the agency has released this incredible video, made from real images of the spacecraft's journey, where you can experience what it would have been like to fly …

Amazing