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10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

The 5 Best Travel Hacks You've Never Heard Before

There are bunches of articles out there about travel hacking with a variety of focuses from saving money to saving space when you pack. While they are all incredibly helpful, I'm not looking to recreate the wheel. I will be the first to admit that, the older I get, the more concerned I become with …

This is the game-changing technology that was used to genetically modify a human embryo

Back in April, researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in China published a paper showing how they edited the genome of a human embryo, to try to …

Mouse Study: Diets High in Sugar, Fat May Impair Cognition by Changing Gut Bacteria

Consuming a high-fat and/or high-sugar diet causes changes in gut bacteria that appear to be linked to a significant loss of cognitive flexibility, …

Best American beach campsites | CNN Travel

Travel

Brains, Genes, and Primates: The future of higher research on the planet of the apes

By a somewhat contorted flow, the authors of the perspective introduce primate gene editing techniques. These include things like zinc finger …

This Is How The Rest Of The World Drinks Iced Coffee

Now we're thirsty.<p>Cold brew coffee seems to be the caffeinated iced beverage of choice these days in the U.S. Starbucks has put it on its menu, and Dunkin’ Donuts has, too. And even though cold brew contains less caffeine than regular coffee, folks stateside are still reaching for it.<p>But that’s not …

Understanding The Music Of Neural Communication Could Solve Brain Disorders

Although the idea of a “favorite” is somewhat fleeting (he is only three years old), one of my son’s go to nighttime reads is <i>Beautiful Oops!</i>, a colorful, inventive little children’s book by Barney Saltzberg. The appeal of this book is in how each page shows a different way one could turn an …

Scootering Through Asia: It's Easier Than You Think

Read on HuffPost Brasil<p>Scooter, Vespa, motorbike, moped. Call them what you will -- those machines are wildly common in the cities of Asia. Because they are cheap, light and easy to ride, they dominate traffic around here, and have become very popular among travelers. But is traveling this area of …

35 incredible travel destinations you've probably never heard of

Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of the 35 hidden gems around the world that are worth the trek.<p><i>Additional reporting by Megan Willett.</i>

10 Tips for Better Cityscape Photography

These 10 practical tips will help you take better cityscape photography, as well as inspiring you to explore faraway cultures.

Ringing ears light up the brain’s emotion center

People with tinnitus “hear” ringing, buzzing, or hissing in their ears much like an amputee might “feel” pain in a missing limb. While exposure to …

Neurophilosophy

A promising gene editing method causes ethical controversy

The ability to re-engineer the human genome isn’t new: Scientists have been splicing and editing genes for decades. But promising new methods, like one called CRISPR, are making the technology cheaper and more accurate than ever before.<p>CRISPR is a system bacteria use to fight off infections. It …

Genetics

10 of the Most Exotic Hotels in the World

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p>These recently opened hotels and resorts offer a sense of privacy, captivating design, and unforgettable views.<p><b>MAALIFUSHI BY COMO, THE MALDIVES</b><p>The idyllic white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons of the Maldives are among the world's most alluring, and …

The World's 15 Most Amazing Waterfalls

<i>By: Alex Robinson</i><p>Waterfalls have been an awe-inspiring sight ever since the first man walked down river, peered over the edge, and then wildly exclaimed to his tribe-bros, "I think we can jump off of this!" So it's with the same passionate spirit of adventure and danger that we're proud to …

18 essential tips for the introverted traveller — Yahoo Travel Inspirations

Leah Ginsberg<i>,</i> Lead Editor, Yahoo Travel<p><i>Catering to your personality makes for a better experience. (Thinkstock)</i><p>Confession: I’m an introvert. And as …

Destinations of a Lifetime: 10 Incredible Caribbean Beaches

<i>Seven Mile Beach in the Grand Cayman (Flickr: SF Brit)</i><p>Dreaming of a family vacation somewhere sunny? Look no further than the glorious, year-round sunshine of the Caribbean. With the Caribbean home to over 700 islands, islets and reefs, your hardest choice is going to be choosing which one to make …

The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

If you're gonna jetset around the world multiple times a year every year, you're going to need some serious gear. This hobby practically requires a bag fetish.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy.<p>There's no right or wrong bag, but certain types of bags definitely prove useful, over and over. …

A perfect day in Boston

Bostonians like their freedom. The city's rebellious reputation dates back to the days of its founding by a group of religious freethinkers fleeing the dictates of the English crown. A century or so later, the same flicker of freewill sparked the War for Independence and fired up a new nation. …

New England

10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.

Cancer patient's giant tumour is 'completely destroyed' by pioneering new drugs

Cancer patient's giant tumour is 'completely destroyed' and 'dissolves' after doctors trial pioneering new drugs cocktail to treat melanoma<p><b>Doctors at</b> …

Food for the Future Mind

What if we could move the needle on diseases like Alzheimer’s by making slight changes in the foods we eat and the actions we take daily? Max …

Screening Tests For Breast Cancer Genes Just Got Cheaper

A new California company announced Monday it is offering a much cheaper and easier way for women to get tested for genetic mutations that increase their risk for breast and ovarian cancer.<p>Color Genomics of Burlingame, Calif., has begun selling a $249 test that it says can accurately analyze a …

10 Adventurous Digs That Totally Beat A Hotel Room

<b>By Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.<p><i>(photo: Nick Simonite)</i><p>El Cosmico, a quirky campground in the desert of Marfa, Texas, offers a …

David Alan Harvey About His Photography Journey – A Must Watch Interview

In this Video Legendary Photographer David Alan Harvey taking about his photography journey. David born on June 6, 1944 in United States of America. …

Photography

The 8 Greatest Tiki Bars In America

<i>by Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>The first tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber, opened in Los Angeles in 1933; it started a sensation as celebrities were regularly spotted sipping mai tais, eating pu pu platters, and listening to ukulele tunes. Thankfully, the glamour of retro travel (and …

How to Create a Fairy Tale Composite Photograph in Photoshop by Brooke Shaden

Most famous Fineart photographer and artist Brooke Shaden shows how to create a fairy tale photograph in Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial, she uses …

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …