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Three Days In Utah

<i>Bryce Canyon National Park</i><p>In winter, Utah is justifiably famous for its world-class skiing. When Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics, the …

National Parks

Greet dawn on a dune in Death Valley National Park

Jan. 15, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Deserts<p><b>Why:</b> Because outside of "Lawrence of Arabia," you don't see scenery like this too often.<p><b>What:</b> The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are the place to be for sunrise in Death Valley. If you camp or sleep at the hotel at Stovepipe Wells, you can get up just before dawn, rush out, …

Killer whales explain the mystery of the menopause

Killer whales and humans would seem to have little in common. We inhabit very different ecosystems, after all. Yet the two species share one unexpected biological attribute. Females of <i>Orcinus orca</i> and <i>Homo sapiens</i> both go through the menopause.<p>It an extraordinary aspect of our development. In …

Killer Whales

Biology Professor Discovers New Clue About What’s Killing Bees

Innovation

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

Traveling Alone Does Not Make You Sad Or Lonely

Why do we cling to outdated stereotypes when it comes to the solo female traveler?<p>On a recent trip to northern Italy, I was sitting at dinner with a few girlfriends. The restaurant was mostly filled with tables for two (honeymooners, babymooners, newlyweds, you get the picture), but a few tables to …

Travel

NASA's 'Impossible' EmDrive Could Actually Work, Even If It Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Even NASA doesn't know how it works.<p>NASA scientists have determined that an ‘impossible’ engine that could take us to Mars in just 10 weeks does …

Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn

Database technology giant Oracle has announced plans to acquire Dyn, a New Hampshire-based company that operates a platform to optimize websites’ performance. It includes monitoring and controlling applications and infrastructure with data and analytics to reroute traffic. Terms of the deal were …

IaaS

Degrowth - is it time for a new kind of economics?

With the planet reaching its biophysical limits on what it can provide us, a growing number of economists and environmentalists say we need to switch …

Giant snowballs appear on Russian beach in Siberia

<b>A strange and beautiful sight greeted locals in the Gulf of Ob, in northwest Siberia, after thousands of natural snowballs formed on the beach.</b><p>An 11-mile (18km) stretch of coast was covered in the icy spheres.<p>The sculptural shapes range from the size of a tennis ball to almost 1m (3ft) across.<p>They …

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3tags.org

A day in the life of the world's greatest airport

Not all airports are created equal. In fact, Singapore Changi has been designed to be as little like your average airport as possible – which is probably why it’s a perennial favourite among all who travel through it.<p>It’s got a swimming pool, a cactus garden, two free 24-hour cinemas, and a …

Why you'll soon forget the iPhone ever had a headphone jack

Over the last few months I've written about the persistent rumors that Apple will remove the headphone jack on the next iPhone.<p>Every time I write about it, readers' comments have been generally negative, with some folks threatening to boycott the iPhone when Apple drops the headphone jack.<p>Well, …

Mobile Technology

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley to be Apple’s CEO in the early 1980’s, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Sculley would achieve little at Apple, but Jobs would later make it the most …

Innovation

The 10 Best Structured Movies in History

I don’t find myself thinking about the structure of a movie as often as I should. But after seeing this video from CineFix explain the different …

Die Hard

Scientists might have discovered a fifth force of nature, changing our whole view of the universe

It’s one of the most important parts of physics: there are four fundamental forces in the universe. And it might be completely wrong.<p>Scientists have …

3tags.org

Visit and Experience these 6 Incredible Animals Before it's Too Late

Entire species vanish from the face of the earth every day, but there are people and places across the globe committed to conserving the natural …

The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing

IBM has been working on a new quantum computer that can dominate the industry for decades to come. If that sounds incredible, wait till you hear the …

Chatbooks: Capturing Your Life in a Gorgeous Photo Book

Roughly 15 years ago, I was rummaging through a pile of photo scrapbooks. None were the same size, some had photos sticking out of the top, and they frankly looked unsightly on our family room bookshelf. That’s when I came up with this ahead-of-its-time idea: Someone should start a printing service …

Google Play

Pokemon Go helping to support national parks

<i>Pokémon Go</i> has swept the nation and gotten people out of the house in both good and bad ways.<p>Not every location has been happy to see an influx of …

Pokémon

We all have A Blue Mind: Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Have you ever felt at peace when you’re walking by the ocean? A sense of rejuvenation when you stand by a waterfall? How about taking in the view of …

PHOTOS: For #WorldPopulationDay, How Earth's 7 Billion Live

As of this morning, there were 7.3 billion-plus people living on Earth, according to the Census Bureau's World Population Clock. And the number goes up second by second because babies keep being born.<p>That's a statistic to ponder today, July 11, which has been designated World Population Day by the …

You Can Now Use VLC Player In Augmented Reality

The quirky traffic cone logo-ed, video-playing app hits the Windows Store for HoloLens<p>VLC, a free, open-source player for cross-platform streaming multimedia, arrived today in the Windows Store for Hololens.<p>Microsoft OS Group technical fellow Alex Kipman tweeted the news with a video from his own …

Scientists Caught 'Undead' Genes Coming Alive After Death

Turns out there might be "life" after death, after all.<p>What really happens to us after death? Once a person stops breathing, and their heart ceases to pump blood, they're what doctors consider "clinically dead." On a biological level, the eventual decomposition of cells, organs, and brain tissue …

This 90-Second Video Will Totally Change The Way You See The World

Africa, wth??<p>We've all looked at enough maps in our lifetime to have a pretty good understanding of the size of the continents and countries that …

Scientists Have Created The First Water-Repellant Metal

Using lasers!<p>There are plenty of hydrophobic coatings out there, but scientists have now etched tiny nanostructures onto the surface of metal to make …

This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

You're probably making decisions based on information you don't even know you have.<p>Most of us have a general idea of what intuition is -- you might say we have an <i>intuitive</i> idea -- but there’s never really been a clear scientific definition of the term.<p>A team of researchers in Australia is trying to …