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Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

NY court lifts temporary ban on cab-hailing apps, pilot program to continue

The on-again-off-again status of NYC's e-hail pilot program is now, well, back on. A New York state court has just lifted a temporary restraining order brought on by the city's livery cab companies that halted the year-long trial of taxi-hailing apps like Uber, Hailo and Taxi Magic. They argued …

The Cheetah & The San Bushmen of Botswana

Wildlife<p>While traveling with Cheetah Conservation Botswana, I had the rare experience to meet the Nai Nai San Bushmen of the Central Kalahari. The name Nai Nai translates directly as “people of the bush” thus they consider themselves to be the true bushmen. This small family group is one of many …

Why Did Penguins Stop Flying? The Answer Is Evolutionary

Penguins' swimming prowess cost them their ability to fly, a new study says.<p><b>Penguins lost the ability to fly eons ago, and scientists may have finally figured out why. A new study suggests that getting off the ground eventually just took too much effort for birds that were becoming expert …

What Makes Us Feel an Itch? Answer Surprises Scientists

A molecule that usually works in the heart triggers itch, a new study says.<p><b>It's a burning question in science—what makes us feel an itch?</b><p>Scientists experimenting in mice may have found the culprit: A molecule used by the heart is pulling double duty, sending a message to the spinal cord that …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

Pictures: Seven Energy-Smart Zoos and Aquariums

Keeping a diverse crowd of species comfortable comes with an elephant-sized energy bill for zoos and aquariums. These smart exhibits use technology, along with nature's own strategies, to cut demand.

19-Foot Python Killed in Fla., Underscoring State's Problem

Florida officials said that a 19-foot Burmese python that was captured and killed earlier this month set a record, underscoring the state’s problem …

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Do we need to change the way we are thinking about mental illness?

NO Simon Wessely, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists<p>Next week the American Psychiatric Association is publishing its fifth take on the …

Camera Traps Capture Rare and Beautiful Javan Leopards

Camera traps placed in the Javan rainforest have captured striking images of beautiful and critically endangered Javan leopards. While resting, …

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Attenborough: We're destroying things

A "stocktake" of UK nature suggests 60% of animal and plant species have declined in the past 50 years - and one in 10 could end up disappearing.<p>For the first time, 25 wildlife organisations - from the RSPB to the British Lichen Society - have collated assessments of 3,148 species.<p>The State of …

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Don't Flush: Lifting the Lid on the Science of Poo and Wee by Richard Mary Platt | Book Review

After relocating to Germany, I was initially intrigued, then amused, by The Shelf that is built into many German toilets. This shelf is designed so …

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California road trips

California is the third-largest state in the USA, and you could easily spend weeks navigating its blue highways and rural byways, safely distant from the nerve-jangling, always-jammed interstate system. These classic road-tripping routes are soaked in enough epic scenery to make each deliciously …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Ireland’s best trips: Ancient Ireland

Ireland is a road-tripper's dream, with scenery and history in every direction. To turn your car into an instant time machine, all you have to do is hit the road and wind your way through middle Ireland’s collection of ancient tombs, Celtic sites and monastic cities, covering 3000 years in just …