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What it’s like to be LGBT around the world

JENNI CHANG AND LISA DAZOLS, a gay couple from San Francisco, quit their 9-to-5 jobs, and traveled to 15 countries across Africa, Asia and South …

The Latest: Empire state goes dark for Paris

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly shootings and explosions in Paris. (All times local):<p>2:31 a.m.<p>The Empire State Building is dark in sympathy for …

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

A backpacker's guide to the most affordable cities in Europe

Europe is full of amazing countries that don't cost an arm and a leg to explore.<p>Online travel company Simply Holiday Deals has put together a list of the continent's cheapest cities for travelers based on the Europe Backpacker Index for 2015, which calculates the average price of hostels, …

Travel

Russian female astronauts asked how they would cope in space without men and makeup

It was inspiring news at first: Russia announced that starting this week, six female astronauts would live in a mock-spacecraft in Moscow for eight days, to test out the physical and psychological effects of long-term spaceflight. The women, ages 22 to 34, are trying out for a Russian Moon mission …

Space Exploration

Hugh Herr On The Future Of Bionics

Titanium and silicone may someday surpass flesh and blood<p>After getting caught in a blizzard while mountain climbing at age 17, Hugh Herr lost both his legs to severe frostbite. That hasn’t slowed his pace.<p>Now at 51, the inventor and engineer is a member of IEEE and the co-director of MIT’s Center …

Bionics

17 things Mexicans can’t stop doing when we travel

1. Seasoning food.<p>It’s not just about just eating spicy food, it’s about adding spices and flavour. “Do you have a little bit of pepper, <i>clavo</i>, basil …

6 Incredible Ruins You Can Easily Visit

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Guerretto</i><p>Ruins, despite what fedora-wearing archaeologists would have you believe, do not exist solely to be hacked and slashed so that you can acquire their sweet, sweet artifacts. They actually have a lot of historical and aesthetic value! And only rarely will you …

Cara Delevingne Looks Horrifically Unrecognizable As "Suicide Squad's" Enchantress

This is what happens when you leave Taylor's squad for The Suicide Squad.

Comet found spewing booze out into space

Earlier this year, astronomers from the Paris Observatory observed a comet in our Solar System spewing large amounts of ethyl alcohol, the same type found in alcoholic drinks, into space as it passed close by the Sun. The comet — aptly named Comet Lovejoy — spat out the equivalent of "500 bottles …

Sarah Silverman taps into tumultuous childhood to deliver 'I Smile Back'

Sarah Silverman is the mystery who sat behind you in high school, the quirky girl with the dagger wit and the pale, pretty face who could be a good friend but shame you quick if you misbehaved on a date.<p>Her humor is crass and penetrating, as if she were a provocative adolescent with an expansive, …

Stand Up Comedy

New flies in apple trees set off wasp evolution

Recent evolutionary changes—such as a new species of fruit fly—have an almost domino effect on a number of species, find researchers.<p>The finding …

Tiny ‘engineers’ caused first mass extinction

We tend to associate mass extinctions with catastrophic events, like giant meteorite impacts and volcanic super-eruptions. The world’s first known …

Why this panty ad was too racy for the subway

While advertisements bombard us with images of scantily-clad women on a daily basis, there is still a fine line between what is OK and what isn’t. And apparently, for the New York City Subway, that line is the word “period” and a peeled half-grapefruit.<p>Ads for THINX, a brand of period-proof …

The vacation ritual my mom taught me that everyone should do

My dad's job took us to the land of beer and pretzels during my last six months of middle school and my first two years of high school.<p>During those 2 1/2 years, my mom took on the role of travel agent. Every weekend we ventured to a different German village; every school vacation we traveled to a …

The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

Do substances like LSD and psilocybin have a place in a dharma practice?<p>The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day.<p>But perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise, given that they share a common aim: …

Supper with the Psychedelic Society – tales of therapy, poetry and ayahuasca

Speakers at an event in north London describe their positive experiences of drugs such as psilocybin and LSD, part of a wider resurgence<p>Amid an abundance of food and drink, flickering candles and a heady air of altered states,100 or so people in north London’s New Unity church watched John, a …

North London

Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered Behind Wall

A hidden chemistry lab was unearthed by a worker doing renovations to the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and school officials say the room is directly linked to the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson, who helped design the building.<p>The "chemical hearth," which dates back to the …

George Boole: how a Victorian mathematics don became a digital pioneer

George Boole’s home city of Lincoln, 200 years after his birth, is set to celebrate his achievements as part of a digital arts festival<p>With a steely glare, a starched collar and a pair of truly prodigious sideburns, he is the digital pioneer you have almost certainly never heard of. Now, 200 years …

Mathematics

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

European Travel

Here's everything we know about Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens

Rather than doubling down on mobile, Microsoft has decided to look into the future — and the result is HoloLens.<p>The headset, which has been at least three years in the making and is rumoured to be released sometime in early 2017, is all part of the new "One Windows" strategy that sees Microsoft …

Augmented Reality

How to Negotiate More Vacation Time (Plus the One Thing You Should NEVER Say!)

The Workplace

Scientists find you can reduce peoples' belief in God by directing magnetic energy into the brain

They found the same results when trying to reduce intolerance towards immigrants<p>Scientists from the University of York have found a way of performing mind control<p>By directing magnetic force towards the posterior medial frontal cortex of the brain, they were able to reduce belief in God and decrease …

This American tourist’s 100 observations about England has gone totally viral

WHEN AMERICAN TOURIST Scott Waters decided to write some things he learned on a recent visit to small-town England, he probably wasn’t expecting his …

Washing Machines

8 Reasons To Try Traveling Solo

Hard Evidence: Teachers' Unconscious Biases Contribute To Gender Disparity

Girls often outperform boys in science and math at an early age but are less likely to choose tough courses in high school. An Israeli experiment demonstrates how biases of teachers affect students.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>At early ages, girls often outperform boys in math and science …

Education

Solar device shatters records for splitting water

A new “artificial leaf” system that uses solar energy to split water can safely and efficiently create hydrogen fuel.<p>“This new system shatters all of …

Life in the Slow(er) Lane: Revisiting the Long-Lost Giant Cheetah

For the most part, a cat is a cat is a cat. Large or small, domestic or wild, most are agile ambush predators that subsist almost entirely on meat. But then there’s the cheetah. It’s a cat that hunts like a dog. The felid’s claws are more like cleats than the retractable armaments of its relatives, …

Polar bears frolic in flowery fields in wildlife photos captured by Dennis Fast

When we think of polar bears in their natural element, we tend to think of them in arctic climes, surrounded by snow and ice. While it’s true that polar bears can only thrive as a species in icy regions, they do enjoy taking a break from the freezing cold when summer comes.<p>Recently, wildlife …

Wildlife