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10+ Unique Photos of The Eclipse You Really Need to See

Wowowowow.<p>If you're currently residing somewhere in the continental United States, chances are you were able to glimpse at least a partial solar …

The 9 best fantasy book series

There may have been a time when fantasy novels were the stuff of bookworms and nerds, but in the past 20 years, tales of witches, elves, magic, and …

Something to Grapple with: How Wily Lyme Disease Prowls the Body

Lyme disease is an incredibly evasive adversary. No one is entirely sure how the bacterium that causes it spreads so widely throughout the body or …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

27 Amazing Campgrounds In America For When You Need Chill Vibes

America the zen.

The 15 Most Mesmerizing Pottery Videos On Instagram

♫Spinning wheel got to go round.♫

16 Haunting Photos of Disney's Abandoned Water Park

These striking images of a park left to deteriorate 15 years ago will chill you to the core.<p>It may be known as the happiest place on earth, but when Mickey and Minnie permanently retire to their mouse house, and all the beaming (okay, sometimes crying) tots leave for good, Disney World can cast a …

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Is the Best Thing Ever

If you only make one cheesecake in your life, make it this one.<p>Even if you've never set foot inside a Cheesecake Factory, you know the chain likely excels at one thing: cheesecake. Fortunately for all you cheesecake-obsessed readers, Delish dreamed up the one cheesecake recipe you should probably …

8 Genius Birthday Cakes You Can Make To Surprise The Kids

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

Why Banning the Controversial Painkiller Kratom Could Be Bad News for America's Heroin Addicts

We need new, more flexible ways of regulating drugs—especially opioids—in order to truly protect the public.<p>It sounds like the perfect drug. At low doses, it's stimulating, like a strong cup of coffee; at higher doses, it's sedating and kills pain. And it's a legal, natural plant that has been used …

Amazing Micrographs Show What Cells Really Look Like

High school biology didn’t do much to make cells seem like fascinating, psychedelic visual art. The plant and animal cell diagrams splashed across …

A Chocolate Fountain Can Introduce Kids To Complex Physics

That's the (golden) ticket!<p>Chocolate fountains are magical. They are mini-Wonka factories that sit on a table and transform already delicious marshmallows, strawberries, and pretzels into marshmallows, strawberries, and pretzels <i>with chocolate on them</i>. Magic.<p>But a new study published today in the</i> …

Weird Wheels Move Robot In Four Directions Without Twisting

Perfect parallel parking for one tiny machine<p>Wheels, as we know them, could stand a little reinvention. They take fiddling and time to move into parallel spaces, and the whole world would be a better place if wheels could simply pull us sideways without any forward momentum. Fortunately, "mecanum …

The Best Domestic Wines of the Year

2015 was an interesting vintage. And I don't mean for wine: the grapes harvested this year are largely still in barrels and only time will tell how tasty they are. For me, though, harvest season brought a babbling baby girl and the end of a nine-month dry spell. By the time my baby was born in …

Travel guide to Costa Rica’s top 5 national parks

“WE NEED THE TONIC OF WILDNESS…,” prescribed Henry David Thoreau. If this is true, then Costa Rica could be considered the world’s 24/7 pharmacy.<p>With …

What is better – a happy life or a meaningful one? – Roy F Baumeister

Parents often say: ‘I just want my children to be happy.’ It is unusual to hear: ‘I just want my children’s lives to be meaningful,’ yet that’s what …

How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Holograms

How to Walk the Buddha’s 8-Fold Path to True Peace and Happiness

I’ve found that people are often surprised to hear that Buddhism is really about finding happiness.That the Buddha’s teachings aren’t about …

Meditation

Here's the Best Way to Explore Europe's Secret Villages

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Travel as a solo woman: 10 lessons for the intrepid

Two recent films about female adventurers captured the highs and lows of travelling solo as a woman. 'Tracks', about Robyn Davidson’s epic camel trek across Australia, and 'Wild', starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, about a 1100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, have a positive …

Milky Way above Navajo sandstone in Arizona

Those who’ve been there say the drive to White Pocket – a swirling, twisted, multicolored landscape in northern Arizona – is an adventure in its own …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Turquoise-tinted plumes in Large Magellanic Cloud

This image – made with a special filter – shows the outskirts of a much-studied nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud, called the Tarantula Nebula.<p>The …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peaches

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Sleep

APOD: NGC 6823: Cloud Sculpting Star Cluster (2014 Oct 08) Image Credit & Copyright: Donald P. Waid (Waid Observatory) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141008.html Explanation: Star cluster NGC 6823 is slowly turning gas clouds into stars. The center of the open cluster, visible on the upper right, formed only about two million years ago and is dominated in brightness by a host of bright young blue stars. Some outer parts of the cluster, visible in the featured image's center as the stars and pillars of emission nebula NGC 6820, contain even younger stars. The huge pillars of gas and dust likely get their elongated shape by erosion from hot radiation emitted from the brightest cluster stars. Striking dark globules of gas and dust are also visible across the upper left of the featured image. Open star cluster NGC 6823 spans about 50 light years and lies about 6000 light years away toward the constellation of the Fox (Vulpecula). http://www.waid-observatory.com/ 2015 APOD Calendar: Nebulas and Star Clusters http://friendsofapod.org/?page_id=42 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141008 #APOD