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26 beautiful places you should visit before they disappear

Earth is home to some incredibly beautiful destinations.<p>But unfortunately, some of the most stunning natural sites and iconic man-made structures are in danger of disappearing because of climate change and human carelessness.<p>In honor of Earth Day, we found 26 places travelers should visit while …

National Parks
South Asia

Containing Chernobyl for the Next 100 Years

Thirty years after Chernobyl’s nuclear reactor No. 4 exploded, the building built around the site has reached the end of its expected life span. The …


Britain Issues Travel Advisory For LGBT Travelers Planning To Visit North Carolina And Mississippi

"It is both frightening and embarrassing that one of our nation’s staunchest allies has warned its citizens of the risks of traveling to [these two states]."<p>Britain has issued a new warning for LGBT travelers visiting parts of the United States: Be wary.<p>In an update to its U.S. travel advisory, the …

Microsoft kills off Xbox 360 after more than a decade

Microsoft is to cease production of the Xbox 360, 11 years after the console first went on sale.<p>The company's head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that while the console meant a lot to its staff, "the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us."<p>Microsoft will …

Bill Gates

There’s a mysterious new planet hiding in our solar system. What do we know about it so far?

Scientists have narrowed down the location of the mysterious Planet Nine.<p><b>Wait, isn’t Pluto the ninth planet?</b><p>Not since 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded it to a dwarf planet. Ever since, astronomers have been lobbying the IAU to change its mind.<p>The latest attempt was …


Night-vision goggle case cause of plane crash that killed 14, Air Force says

A solid plastic case designed to hold a set of night-vision goggles was ultimately responsible for causing the crash of an Air Force transport plane that killed 14 people in October, the Air Force announced in a statement last week.<p>The crew of the C-130J, a four-engine transport that has been in …

Natural Disasters

Japan Quakes Puzzle Scientists

The number and broad spread of aftershocks could reshape the understanding of how geology affects seismic events<p>TOKYO—The earthquakes that struck Japan surprised not only the people near the epicenters, but scientists—who say the number of aftershocks and their broad spread could reshape the …

Natural Disasters