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Dark Splotches on Venus Could Be Signs of Life

Venus, with its crushing atmospheric pressure and scorching surface temperatures, seems an unlikely place for life to take hold. But while the …

Astronomy

This Extinct Monitor Lizard Had Four Eyes

Four eyes are better than two, or at least that was the case for a monitor lizard that lived close to 50 million years ago.<p>Nearly all animals have …

Dinosaurs

A Science Paper Argues There Could Be Life in the Clouds of Venus

In cool space news, it looks like there might be organisms living in the clouds of Venus. According to researchers, it's very possible that organisms …

Astronomy

The 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth

Summertime’s almost here and that mean’s we’ll be strapping on the swim trunks in no time. This year, why not ditch the beach for head for one of …

Travel

Cross-Country Road Trip Vacations Under $350: 20 Cheap Travel Ideas That don’t Break The Bank

When you get the urge to travel across the country, you can jump in the car and create your own adventure. Or if hours behind the wheel don’t appeal …

6 Fun and Affordable Girls' Trips in the U.S.

Taking a trip with just the girls (or however you prefer to call them: ladies, women, gals, sisters, besties) is one of the best ways to blow off …

Palm Springs

Unique Bed and Breakfasts in the Midwest United States

No two travelers are the same. Some like the plane aisle seat. Other must have the window. Some couples prefer 5-star hotels, and others want a more …

101 of the most mind-blowing adventures you should have in 2018

Hands on passports, people. Here's all the adventure inspiration you'll ever need. From massive sandwiches to massive mountains, age-old railroads to …

Hot Springs

Alarming NASA Video Shows Arctic Ice Disappearing at a Record-Breaking Rate

2017 and 2018 were record low years for ice coverage.<p>On March 17, the Arctic Ocean reached its peak level of ice coverage for the rest of the year, …

Global Warming

Weird Seattle: Seattle's Oddities and Unusual Attractions

While Portland to the south has a reputation for being weird, Seattle has its own weird side to be proud of. Aside from a diverse and sometimes …

Weird

11,000 years ago, our ancestors survived abrupt climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine if, instead of heat this summer, we were faced with a sudden, dramatic cold front that lasted the next 100 years. That is what our hunter-gatherer ancestors lived through 11,000 years ago.<p>Findings from a Middle Stone Age site named Star Carr in North Yorkshire, England, show that …

Archaeology

This Old-School Breakfast Spot Is Charleston's Best Kept Secret

It’s no secret that Charleston, South Carolina, is a food city.<p>Inventive James Beard Award nominees mingle with just-plain-good eateries that have …

U.S. Passport Changes Are Coming in 2018

The little book will stay blue, don't worry.<p>Americans have applied for passports en masse this year—more than 21 million new little blue books were projected, says the State Department—and the number is expected to match that in 2018.<p>Why the rush? A lot of passports were up for renewal: Remember in …

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

20 stunning photos of unreal landscapes, incredible animals, and mesmerizing underwater scenes

Judges chose winners and honorable mentions from 11,000 entries. The four different catagories included: aerials, landscapes, wildlife, and underwater — and a people's choice award was also announced within each.<p>The grand-prize winning photo of an orangutan crossing a river, taken by Jayaprakash …

11 Beautiful Things to See in Peru That Aren't Machu Picchu

While Machu Picchu may get all the attention, Peru is filled with plenty of other incredible ruins and natural wonders that are more than worthy of a …

The 5 Best New Hiking Boots of Winter 2017

A good backpacking trip starts with good footwear. Come prepared with these brand-new hiking boots and shoes.

Wild Country Helm 1 Tent | Review

The first thing you’ll notice about the Helm 1 is its slightly strange asymmetric shape. Don’t worry, that’s deliberate, it’s all about the …

National Parks

Is telekinesis real?

A neuroscientist talks about the history of telekinesis and the complexity of the human brain.<p>With the premiere of the new season of Netflix’s …

Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

Fossilized dinosaur feces are challenging some basic assumptions about dinosaur eating habits.<p>Hadrosaurs, a kind of duck-billed dinosaur, are among the most common herbivores of the Cretaceous period. But new research suggests that actually, these animals also chowed down on crustaceans. The …

Zoology

Take a Trip Around the World for $1,263 This November

A deal so sweet you won't even miss Grandma's sweet potato pie this Thanksgiving.<p>At Travel + Leisure, we’re vocal advocates of ditching Thanksgiving …

Ottawa photographer goes all out for ultimate eclipse shot

When Ottawa photographer Derek Kind decided to travel to Wyoming to capture the totality of Monday's solar eclipse, he knew he needed some way to …

Space

World’s largest fish, a whale shark, nudges a fishing boat near Ocean City

The world’s largest fish, a whale shark, recently got up close and personal with fishermen in Ocean City, nudging their boat for long enough that the crew captured a stunning video.<p>Steve Moore — who helms the boat, dubbed “The Stalker” — was on an overnight fishing trip in late June when his crew …

Make room in your backpacking pack for these comfort items

In the backpacking world, light and fast is often king. It makes sense: When youre carrying your world on your back, every ounce makes a difference. …

Ultimate California National Park Adventures for your Bucket List

There are plenty of adventures you can experience not far from the hustle and bustle of cities in California. With an extensive amount of national …

National Parks

Reminder: Enter The Camping In Comfort Giveaway

Just a quick reminder four our readers that there is still time to enter the Camping In Comfort Giveaway in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store.<p>As with all …

Camping

Yellowstone National Park: Tips for exploring the park

Old Faithful. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Wolves. Bears. Bison.<p>For a first-time visitor, Yellowstone National Park seems to simply have too much to see and appreciate. Just for starters, it’s home to the world’s greatest concentration of thermal features, from boiling rivers and bubbling mud …

National Parks

8 things to see in Yellowstone (that aren’t geysers)

WHEN PEOPLE TALK about Yellowstone National Park they usually focus on the spectacular geysers and other volcanic features for which the area is so …

The Future Of Astronomy: Thousands Of Radio Telescopes That Can See Beyond The Stars

How can you see neutral atoms? After all, unless you’re dealing in either reflected light or with atoms that are themselves in an excited state, neutral atoms are some of the most optically boring materials that there are. Atoms are made of negatively charged electrons surrounding a positively …

This awesome web tool shows you what the 2017 eclipse will look like wherever you live

Getting to enjoy the spectacle that is a solar eclipse requires a good bit of both timing and luck. You have to actually be in a position to see the …