Peter J. Santiago Jr.

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The world's best hidden beaches: Trang archipelago, Thailand

While popular Thai destinations such as Koh Samui and Phuket stagger under the weight of development, these southern islands retain a sleepy, tropical charm<p>Best hidden beaches in Cape Town<p>Haad Farang (Haad Sai Yao), Koh Muk<p>Framed by jungle-draped limestone karsts, this small but striking bay has …

National Parks

Facts are the reason science is losing during the current war on reason

You’d think scientists could answer simple questions like ‘when did the dinosaurs live?’. But the truth about science is bad news for those seeking certainty<p>With controversy about science communication, facts and alternative facts hitting the headlines recently, I’ve been having a number of …

Critical Thinking

10 Swim Spots So Stunning You Should Plan Your Entire Trip Around Them

Dive on in at these natural wonders! 💦<p>When the weather outside is frightful, a body of perfect blue water starts to sound especially enticing. And there’s no reason NOT to plan an entire trip around the perfect swimming spot, just like you’d set your sights on an incredible hike or dreamy …

National Parks

The eight ultimate North American road trips handpicked by car experts revealed

If you’re planning on hitting the road in North America, an illustrated guide has been created to show eight ultimate road trips that you can take.<p>The trip routes have been personally researched, hand-picked and collated by WeBuyAnyCar.com, the UK’s largest car buying service.<p>The idea behind the …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Oxford and Cambridge are losing AI researchers to DeepMind

More than a dozen AI researchers have left the academic powerhouses over the last couple of years for what are likely to be better-paid roles at DeepMind, according to LinkedIn.<p>US tech giants like Microsoft and Facebook are also hiring Oxbridge graduates and professors but DeepMind appears to be …

Treehouses on top of the world: Zip-lining to lodgings in Laos

During our honeymoon, my wife strapped herself to a steel cable, kissed me goodbye and threw herself off the side of a mountain. I watched as she disappeared into the jungle mist, leaving only her scream.<p>Then it was my turn.<p>I clipped my roller to the zip-line, took a running start and flew high …

Asia Travel

5 Meals Tyler Florence Thinks Every Millennial Should Master

Listen up: Tyler Florence is about to give you a cooking lesson. I caught up with the chef and Food Network host at his classic San Francisco restaurant, Wayfare Tavern, to discuss the importance of accessible and affordable fresh fruit and vegetables (he participated in Naked Juice's …

Cooking

How Big Alcohol Is About to Get Rich Off California Weed

With recreational marijuana on the ballot, some worry that big business will transform the way pot is grown, distributed and sold.<p>More than 20 years later, Hezekiah Allen remembers the Blackhawk helicopters hovering over his childhood home, the armed soldiers barricading the road to the family’s …

Cannabis

Two Days in Glacier National Park

Situated next to the largest lake in Glacier National Park, Sprague Creek Campground is a perfect home base for getting wet 'n wild at Glacier. …

National Parks

What You Need To Know About Palawan, The 'Best Island In The World'

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named 'Best Island In The World' by the …

Buy This Compendium of Strange Places and Start Driving

The folks behind the cult favorite travel blog have a book on the way. Consider it a collection of road trip excuses.<p>Atlas Obscura via Twitter<p>Max …

Everything You Need To Know About Tor And The Deep Web

For the average Internet user, the deep web might seem like a strange and dark place. But there’s a lot more to it than drug deals, bitcoin …

Venezuela's Oil Reserves Are Probably Vastly Overstated

During the 1980′s and 1990′s, Venezuela’s proved oil reserves were around 60 billion barrels. At that time this was nearly double the proved reserves of the U.S., but still well behind Saudi Arabia, which ranked led all countries with 260 billion barrels of proved reserves. Russia, Iraq, United …

Oil

Ex-Secret Service Agent Is Suspected in More Bitcoin Thefts

A Secret Service agent who stole money seized by the government in the investigation of underground drug bazaar Silk Road is now suspected of …

The Interesting Details In The "Game Of Thrones" Finale You May Have Missed

Because the only thing left to do now is obsess over it.

TV Series

Six New Ways to Experience Alaska by Ship

Courtesy of Un-Cruise Adventures<p>From cuddling sled-dog puppies to hiking Denali National Park, cruising is the best way to see Alaska right now.<p>As …

National Parks

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 …

No Biggie, Neil deGrasse Tyson Proposed a New Kind of Government

After the tumultuous election year America had, the debate over what kind of leaders we want to represent us did not end. Helpful to the discussion …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Humans are driving the evolution of new species — and that could be just as bad as causing extinctions

The London Underground mosquitoes were first noticed during World War II, when tens of thousands of people took shelter in the subway system's tunnels while their city was bombed. The sunless, concrete passageways were different from the mosquitoes' natural habitat — and their normal food source, …

Ecology

Google's new trans-Pacific cable is ready for service

The undersea fiber optic cable system, which lands in Oregon in the U.S. and has two landing points in Japan, delivers 60 Tbps of bandwidth across …

10 Often Overlooked Countries that make Wonderful Travel Destinations

Every country has had a turbulent history of some degree. And unfortunately, it ended only recently for some, creating poor tourism prospects. Other …

Northern Ireland