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Decades later, Vietnamese refugees honor Navy commander who rescued them

The temperature hovered around 100 under a blistering sun as the Navy cargo ship Robert E. Peary churned across the open sea off the coast of Malaysia.<p>When a lookout spotted a small fishing boat on the horizon, Bill Mathis — the naval vessel's commander —ordered his crew to head in its direction.<p>It …

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Australia's Oldest Man Knits Adorable Sweaters to Save Oil-Covered Penguins

109-year-old Alfred ‘Alfie' Date, Australia's oldest man, has 80 years of knitting experience under his belt, which is why the nurses at his retirement home asked him for a highly specific, peculiar favor. Back in 2013, there was an oil spill that was negatively affecting the little penguins of …


10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it's true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and …

Aerial Walkway in Cape Town Allows Visitors to Take a Surreal Stroll Above the Trees

This surreal walkway recently installed in Cape Town, South Africa, creates a meandering, aerial path that allows visitors to stroll through the treetops. The steel-and-pinewood Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway begins on the forest floor, gradually sloping upward and eventually elevating …

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Hotels with Height: The World's Ten Best Treetop Stays

<i>By Kristen McKenzie,</i><p>A treehouse sojourn is a memorable holiday that every avid traveler should add to their bucket list. From the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the snow-capped mountains of New Zealand, we've unearthed the planet's most incredible treetop escapes:<p><b>Tongabezi</b> …

Study predicts impending collapse of industrial civilization

For years, scientists and social activists have warned that income inequality, resource depletion, and unchecked population growth could lead to the …

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Science Has It: You Should Stop Doing These 10 Things To Be More Productive

Want to be more productive? Science shows that you can stop doing these 10 things and boost productivity. Only on


Scientist Ejected From Classical Music Concert For Trying To Crowd Surf

A recent attempt to provide an "accessible and informal" alternative to traditional classical music performances by encouraging audience members to …