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A new reason we haven’t found alien life in the universe

Italian physicist Enrico Fermi once famously exclaimed “Where is everybody?” We have been trying to answer his paradox — we exist, so aliens should exist, too — ever since. According to one new solution, we have not seen or heard from any galactic neighbors because we are still waiting for them to …

Princeton University

#IcelandChallenge - How much can you do in Iceland in 7 days?

<b>What do you think of when you think of Iceland?</b><p>Icy glaciers? Northern Lights? Vikings and volcanoes? More waterfalls than you can shake a stick at?<p>Or …

Iceland's Most Famous Waterfall Is Big Enough To Stand Inside, Which Is Pretty Incredible

This is Seljalandsfoss, arguably Iceland's most famous waterfall. In a boundless green field, the cascade drops a whopping 200 feet from rocks above into a serene little pool below.<p>The most insane part of Seljalandsfoss, though, is that you can hike through the back of the falls and view them from …

Hraunfossar, The Lava Field Waterfall You Didn't Know Was On Your Bucket List

Waterfalls are stunning. Iceland is stunning. Uncover a waterfall in Iceland, and sheer gorgeousness is the only possible result.<p>Enter Hraunfossar. This series of pristine waterfalls trickles, gushes, and flows out of a craggy lava field that formed when a volcano erupted under a glacier.<p>Insane, …

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

15 Incredible Things to Do in Iceland

European Travel

Video: A Journey Through Iceland

With its compelling landscapes and wonderful scenery, Iceland continues to be a source of inspiration for travelers and filmmakers. Today, we have …

40 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Our No. 1 Travel Destination for 2016

From impressive waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic landscapes to the colorful city of Reykjavik, our well-traveled BT audience gives you a virtual …

European Travel

Must Do Adventures in Iceland

Iceland has so many breathtaking sights, sounds, and adventures packed into it that one could create a list of the top 1000 things to do on the island country and just scratch the surface. But during the four weeks of production for our first Humanity for iPad issue in Iceland, we made sure find …

Iceland: More Than Just the Northern Lights

When I booked my five-night adventure to Iceland I had one thing in mind -- I wanted to see the northern lights. I wanted to see vibrant pinks and greens dancing across the starry night sky, just like a National Geographic photograph.<p>So you'd think when I found myself standing in the Icelandic …

Video: Mountain Biking Iceland

We all know Iceland is a fantastic adventure travel destination, but it turns out it has some epic mountain biking trails as well. In this video. …

Iceland, as a literary muse

From inspiring JRR Tolkien and Jules Verne to having more writers in its population than any other country in the world, Iceland is one of literature’s strongest influences.

Literature

9 of the best things to do in Iceland

1: Take a dip in a thermal pool<p>Icelandic folk have been bathing outdoors in thermal pools since Viking times. It would be remiss of you not to join …

Where To Eat And Sleep In Iceland

Because it's about time you finally book that trip.<p>Iceland has become one of the hottest destinations for adventure seekers and foodies alike due to its majestic lunar landscapes, pristine glaciers, heavenly food, and warm, welcoming people.<p>In the summer months, tourists descend upon the island …

European Travel

Tour a Volcano from Above and Below

<b>Tour Volcanoes in Iceland Transcript</b><p><b>Sævar Freyr Sigurðsson, Owner - SAGA Travel</b><br>This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, your adrenaline is going to go up, this color of the eruption is a hotter color than you have ever seen before. It is alive.<p><b>Anton Freyr Birgisson, Adventure Tour Guide - SAGA</b> …

Geology

Wow Air Offers $99 Flights to Iceland—and More Low-Cost, Long-Haul News.

Last week, the Iceland-based Wow Air announced that starting in March 2015, it would offer special introductory fares from Boston and Baltimore: $99 …

An Insider’s Guide to Reykjavik, Iceland

The best places to eat, drink, shop, and stay in Iceland’s pint-size capital, with expert advice from fashion designer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, yogurt baron Siggi Hilmarsson, chef Hrefna Rósa Jóhannsdóttir Sætran and artist Olafur Eliasson<p>THE ADAGE “good things come in small packages” certainly …

Reykjavik

7 preparation tips for the Laugavegur trail

The Laugavegur trail in Iceland is an incredible adventure and well worth the time and effort to plan out. The trail carves its way through[Read …

Iceland

3 Reasons Why You Should NOT Go On Iceland's Most Popular Day Trip - A Weekend in Iceland (Part 2)

The Golden Circle tour is one of the most popular bus trips for travelers visiting Reykjavik. The Golden Circle tour allows you to visit 3 tourist …

European Travel

Alma finds a swirling, cool jet that reveals a growing, supermassive black hole

Astronomers have made the surprising discovery of a jet of cool, dense gas in the center of a galaxy located 70 million light years from Earth. The …

Tensions Mount As Juno Spacecraft Draws Nearer To Jupiter

Juno is closing in on one of the most dangerous places in the solar system<p>PASADENA, Calif. — The atmosphere here at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab is getting more excited and nervous as we draw nearer to getting confirmation as to whether the Juno spacecraft has entered orbit around Jupiter. Some of the …

10 Amazing (and Attainable) Thru-Hikes Across the Country

Weekend backpacking trips are one of the greatest gifts of the summer. You can get so much in just two to three days: a breathtaking vista, a serene …

Hiking

Canada’s Arctic an Untapped Gold Mine … of Tourism

There is an unnamed stream on one of Canada’s High Arctic islands that is clear and cold, and thick with char, a cold-water fish, at certain times of …

Canada

Your Guide to Vancouver's Best Short Hikes

Blessed with raw coastal beauty and snow-capped peaks, it's no wonder Vancouver is considered to be one of the most beautiful and livable cities in …

Bikepacking Ireland: The Luck of The Dew

Follow Kona’s Dr. Dew on a trip through a land frozen in time, with stone walls that checker the hillside, sheep that run wild, dramatic cliffs and …

7 Locations For Great Photos While Visiting Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park, located on the eastern coast of the beautiful state of Maine, is a photographer's dream. Photographers have long been drawn to the rugged coastlines, iconic lighthouses, and warm tones of the northern light. If you are looking to visit this park and are interested in capturing …

The 10 greatest cycling holidays on Earth, chosen by David Millar

I first started road cycling at the age of 15 – in Hong Kong, where my father and I moved in 1990. I used to love riding around the New Territories pretending I was in the Tour de France, imagining I was at the front of the race being chased by the peloton (the main pack of riders in a bike road …

7 trips worth getting in shape for

Valaer Murray lines up once-in-a-lifetime adventures that will have you hopping off the couch and straight into the gym.

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …