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Iran: the new must-see holiday destination?

"This way." The large man blocking the doorway pointed back inside. I couldn’t understand what he was saying but to judge by the nervous look on the face of my otherwise unflappable guide, something wasn’t right: “The manager wants to see us.” Across the marble floor of the monumental entrance to …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

21 amazing World Heritage Sites you've probably never heard of

Sobriety Drug: Never Be Drunk Again

A report this week in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> describes an experiment conducted at the University of Texas at Austin that could potentially lead to new drugs to help those suffering from alcohol withdrawal. The research might also eventually yield a James Bond–style tonic that could prevent …

NASA: We'll Find Aliens Within 20 Years

This might surprise people who've given up on the chance an extraterrestrial encounter within their lifetimes: A panel of NASA scientists says we should find alien life within 20 years. And that's a "conservative" estimate.<p>As former astronaut and NASA administrator Charles Bolden said, most people …

Fake News

Colossal Mystery Crater Appears in Russia

A massive crater has appeared on Russia's remote Yamal Peninsula, and scientists have no idea where it came from.<p>According to the <i>Telegraph</i>, helicopter pilots discovered the crater while flying above barren tundra and documented the hole—which appears to be about 260 feet wide—on YouTube.<p>The crater …

James Bond Will Revolutionize Diving

Despite decades of scuba sessions and submersible trips, about 95 percent of the world's oceans are still waiting to be examined. A new technology called the Exosuit will have us swimming in undersea exploration possibilities as soon as the end of this month.<p>One of the biggest hindrances to …

What Are the Cheapest Ways to Fly?

<i>A:</i><p>Unless you work for an airline, cheap tickets can be hard to come by. But don’t lose hope—you can book a great vacation without breaking the bank.<p>Search by Leg<p>When you’re booking flights on an online travel aggregator, search for each leg separately. Sometimes you can get better deals on one-way …

Poison Yourself—It's Good for You

By now, it’s become a given: your multivitamin is useless and the right amount of stress, even in our recovery obsessed world, is good. So what, if anything, do we gain by clinging to our antioxidant supplements?<p>Very little, according to an accumulating body of research. We don't need massive doses …

Wellness

Intelligent People Tend To Stay Up Later - The Fox Is Black

Lauren Martin has a fantastic piece on something you may not believe: the more intelligent you are the more likely you are to stay up late. Compiling …

Here's What the Rest of the World Hates About Britain

The depressing thing is that the reality is even worse than their assessment.<p><i>(Photo by Will Coutts)</i><p>The British Council put out a report this week called "As Others See Us". Inside, you can read what 5,000 18 to 34-year-olds from all around the world think of Britain: their love of Brand Beckham, …

Meet the Polaris Slingshot, the sports car that isn’t

There is a small disclaimer at the bottom of the webpage for the new Polaris Slingshot. It reads: “Slingshot is a three-wheeled motorcycle. It is not an automobile. It does not have airbags, and it does not meet automotive safety standards.” Words worth remembering.<p>Time spent with the Campagna …

Is Android becoming a monopoly? Europe may believe so

Android has truly become an authority in the mobile market. A powerful operating system that costs nothing to the manufacturer and brings unlimited options to the consumer is hard to beat, a fact that is confirmed by last quarter’s marketshare reports. Google’s mobile OS has reached another …

The Strange But True Tale Of Argentina's Debt Mess

It's all here — everything from how the crisis could affect global poverty to why a New York hedge fund manager seized a three-mast sailing ship.<p>On Wednesday, Argentina made international news by defaulting on its debt. The nation of 41 million people failed to make a $539 million payment to …

Architizer

Without Realizing It, Russian Soldiers Are Proving Vladimir Putin Is Lying About Eastern Ukraine

But in the case of some Russian soldiers, their urge to share has serious geopolitical consequences, as a few have been revealing their presence in or near eastern Ukraine whether they realize it or not.<p>It's an open secret that pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are linked to Russian …

Methane release likely caused mystery crater on Yamal peninsula

A science team measured methane concentrations up to 50,000 times standard levels inside the crater.<p><b>UPDATE July 31, 2014.</b> Stories are popping up fast …

Earth Science

New Bitcoin challenger launches

Stripe is diving into digital currency in a big way.<p>The San Francisco-based startup, whose technology lets businesses accept online payments, helped …

People in crowds do not spontaneously de-evolve into subhuman beasts

The viewpoint that humans in large groups are dangerous has informed the policies and tactics of governments and police forces for more than a …

Improbable Thruster Seems to Work by Violating Known Laws of Physics — NOVA Next | PBS

Every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. It’s perhaps the best known law of physics, and Guido Fetta thinks he’s found a way around …