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Revealed: The cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday

The cost of holiday essentials in a number of popular long-haul destinations is lower than it was a year ago thanks to a fall in prices abroad, according to new research. This means that despite the post-Brexit decline in the value of sterling, British holidaymakers in search of winter sun will …

Britain is developing a hybrid rocket engine that can reach five times the speed of sound

British defense contractor BAE Systems, one of the world's foremost purveyors of futuristic defense technologies, just officially announced that it plans to invest roughly $31.7 million to help develop a hybrid rocket engine with Britain's Reaction Engines Limited. If completed, the Synergistic …

Everything you need to know about new cars this week

Driven: the new Honda NSX, Japan’s 573bhp hybrid supercar<p><b>When do we get it?</b> In the UK in late 2016, at a price around £150,000.<p><b>What we say:</b> “The NSX …

'We can't stop 100-metre asteroids hitting Earth' warns Royal astronomer

The man asked: "What size asteroid has it been accepted that if it was heading our way that because of the size of the object we would just have to …

Kepler-452b: What It Would Be Like to Live On Earth's 'Cousin'

Kepler-452b may be Earth's close cousin, but living on the newfound world would still be an alien experience.<p>A group of pioneers magically …

Samsung launches first 12 Gb LPDDR4 DRAM – 30% faster and 50% greater density

Mobile devices with 3-4 GB of RAM were unheard only a couple years ago, but they are all the hype in 2015. As smartphones become more capable, the demand for greater, more efficient memory increases. Samsung is ready to cater to all the multi-tasking buffs with its new 12 Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, based on …

A little 'Hedgehog' spacecraft might tumble across a comet one day

A tiny robot shaped like a cube and called "Hedgehog" might one day hop, tumble and bounce on a comet or other small body in the solar …

Supermassive breakthrough: Scientists now know how fast a black hole spins

For the first time ever, scientists have been able to measure the precise spin rate of a 'supermassive black hole'. The findings will provide some …

Boeing's new spaceship to bring humans into orbit is now called Starliner

Boeing's spacecraft designed to bring humans to and from space over the next two years officially has a name.<p>The private spaceflight company …

Space Exploration

Why The Black Hole Information Paradox Is Such A Problem

You might think it takes a lot of energy to escape Earth’s gravity, but our planet’s pull is tiny compared to many other things in the Universe. Same for our Sun, the galaxy, or even an extreme object like a neutron star. Instead, imagine a small, compact region of space that’s filled with so much …

Is there a Planet X, a ‘massive perturber,’ hidden beyond Pluto?

By Joel Achenbach<p>Joel Achenbach<p>Reporter covering science and politics<p>Email Bio<p>If you’ve been following our coverage of the New Horizons mission, you know that the NASA probe had a spectacular fly-by of Pluto on July 14 and, if the agency approves the funding, will scrutinize a “cold, classical" …

Solar System

How New Laser Technology Can Make Driverless Cars Hit Market Faster And Cheaper In Cost

Close<p>University of California researchers are telling Wired that they've developed a new laser technology, which could reduce the size, weight, cost …

Polaroid's $99 ink-free Snap instant camera is a joy of a toy to use

BERLIN — Polaroid's new Snap camera that prints instant photos without ink is so hot right now, it could catch on fire — and it's not even out yet.<p>We …

Hikers terrified as massive debris flow rumbles down Mount Rainier

A glacial debris flow rushes down Tahoma Creek on Mount Rainier. Photo: Scott Beason/NPSThe distant rumbling sounded like a train at first, but then …

Happy 99th Birthday National Park Service

On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, which created the National Park Service (NPS), a federal bureau within the …

Starting Soon, 4th Graders (and Their Families) Can Get Free Admission to Every U.S. National Park for a Full Year

The National Parks Service is, it seems, a firm believer in that old saying: “’tis better to give, than to receive.” Starting in September, the …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

7 Breathtaking National Parks You Need To Visit At Least Once In Your Life

This world is becoming more and more of a concrete jungle. We pave over paradise to build parking lots, but at least we know that there are beautiful …

20 Places All Americans Should See Before They Die

Consider this your checklist for some of America's most epic sites.<p>Look no further than the U.S.A. to scratch your wanderlust itch, whether you crave …

Photo Gallery (U.S. National Park Service)

They Have Got to Be Kidding: Travelers Give Yosemite One-Star Reviews

Yelp has empowered the masses to rant and rave about destinations, but sometimes the reviews are completely delusional.<p>Hyper-critical travelers have doled out measly one-star reviews for awe-inspiring destinations like Joshua Tree, Zion, and—yes—Yosemite. The reasoning behind the bad feedback is …

Kings Canyon Rim Walk trail guide

By Lousie Southerden |<p>This trail gives walkers the chance to peer over the edge of one of central Australia’s natural wonders<p>THERE’S MORE TO the Red …

Travel

Travel

When to Visit Alaska's First National Park

Travel<p><b>Location: Alaska<br>Established: February 26, 1917<br>Size: 6,075,029 acres</b><p>On any summer day in Denali, Alaska's most well known national park, hundreds of people see sights that will stay with them the rest of their lives. Perhaps a golden eagle will soar off the cliffs at Polychrome Pass, or 20 …

National Parks

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock.<p>In Iceland, you can’t just have a stunning lake. No, it also has to be …

Famed Roman Shipwreck Could Be Two

SEATTLE — A dive to the undersea cliff where a famous Roman shipwreck rests has turned up either evidence that the wreck is enormous — or a …

15 Colossal Facts About the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the oldest, largest, and most celebrated achievements of human ingenuity, but there are still a few things you …

China