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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Highest and lowest points on Earth

Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating …

How to Make Refreshing, Bubbly Homemade Sodas

Seasonal fruit and some soda water are all you need to get your bubble fix at home.<p>When we're in the mood for a treat, few things are more appealing than a tall, ice-filled glass of homemade soda. We like it loads more than the canned stuff not just because it's healthier, but also because it just</i> …

Recipes

Edge of the World: Stunning Pitcairn Islands Revealed

<i>Enric Sala: Sharks are the single most important indicator for the health of a coral reef. Having sharks on the reef is like having lions on the plains in Africa.</i><p><b>Voiceover:</b> In 2012, National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, in cooperation with the Pew Charitable Trusts, conducted a scientific expedition …

1,400+ new marine creatures identified last year

A global effort to create a consolidated inventory of all existing sea life announced the results of eight years of work.<p>The World Register of Marine …

Zoology

Explorers

Lobster 'as big as a human' found

The 480 million-year-old fossil of a human-sized lobster has been found in Morocco<p>A filter-feeding ''lobster'' as big as a human took the place of whales 480 million years ago, a new fossil find has shown.<p>The two-metre (6.5ft) prehistoric creature, whose remains were unearthed in Morocco, lived at …

Surprise: 170-Year-Old Shipwrecked Beer Is Pretty Gross

Barrel-aging beers is certainly trendy these days, but letting the stuff marinate for nearly two centuries might be a bit too long even for the most diehard beer nerds. Nonetheless, some brave scientists have taken it upon themselves to sample and analyze beer that was discovered chilling at the …

Brisket 101: Do You Know the Difference Between Texas Brisket and Regular Brisket?

There's brisket, and there's Texas brisket. Read on if you're confused about the difference.

Florida by Water: Experience Bioluminescence

The darker the night skies, the more stunning the aquatic light shows in the waters of Florida.<p>The darker the night skies, the more stunning the aquatic light shows in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge's Indian River Lagoon. The lagoon is the site of two distinct and dazzling performances …

14 Under-the-Radar Beaches You Should Visit

We’re always looking for alternatives to the over-crowded, touristy beaches of the world. Here are our editors’ picks for the best lesser-known beaches (just don't tell too many people).<p>Skip Panama City, FL<p>Skip Cannon Beach, OR<p>Secret St. Barts<p>Skip First Beach in Newport, RI

How To Make A Laser-Sighted Blowgun For Only $3

Broken window repairs not included<p>Blowguns are profoundly simple weapons. A tube for darts, powered by the shooter's lungs, is enough to guide silent projectiles swiftly through the air, embedding a narrow point in wood, concrete or whatever else is on the receiving end.<p>In February 1939, <i>Popular</i> …

Here’s 4 ways Samsung claimed at Galaxy S6 launch that it totally crushes Apple

BARCELONA, Spain — The big announcement this week at Barcelona Mobile World Congress was the unveiling of Samsung’s new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.<p>As is typical for such things, much of the focus was on the look and specs and price and yada yada yada. But what really …

Mobile

4 Secret Tips for the Best Birthday Cake You'll Ever Bake

Want to bake a better birthday cake? Milk Bar's Christina Tosi and Bon Appétit's Alison Roman show you the ways to towering, sweet, frosted success.<p>When it comes to feel-good food, there's nothing like a towering, colorful, frosted, and sprinkled birthday cake. It's impossible to dig into a slice …

Dessert