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Seven incredible places you may have never heard of

As globalisation leaves no stone unturned, we took to to find a few secret locales well worth the trip.

Lake Superior

46: Kaeli Conforti from Budget Travel on Budget-Friendly Romantic Getaways

Join us as Kaeli Conforti from Budget Travel shares her expertise on budget-friendly romantic getaways.<p>About Kaeli Conforti<p>Kaeli Conforti is the …

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Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone

10 Things Locals Want You to Know About Venice

If you're planning a trip to Venice in the future, be sure to read this: These are the things locals wish that visitors knew about Venice.<p><i>NVNQVAM DERELICTA.</i> Never abandoned. The phrase emblazoned on the wall of the Doge's Palace in Venice may have originally related to religion, but it's a perfect …

Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Venomous Mammals, Octopus Mothers

<b>Do echidnas have venomous spines similar to a platypus that can be used in defense? —John McMillan, Metung, Victoria</b><p>There are two echidna species—the long-beaked echidna, which lives on the island of New Guinea (map), and the short-beaked, which is found on New Guinea and Australia. Both funky …

National Geographic Travel

59 incredible photos of America’s 59 national parks

I never think, when I start itching to travel again, to just seek out the nearest national park. That’s Shenandoah for me, and it’s only about an …

How to print your own 3D designer dildo

Thought 3D printing was just for geeks? A German programmer has come up with a way to create bespoke sex toys online and print them out - whether at home, or in public<p>Whoever invented 3D printing probably didn’t envision this.<p>Forget handguns, housing or healthcare: the latest item to emerge is a …

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Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' Goes Classical, Turns Into A Giant Dance Party

In the spirit of absurd (but most certainly divine) combinations of today, the Seattle Symphony -- under the direction of Gabriel Prokofiev, London-based composer, producer and DJ -- debuted its arrangements of some of Sir Mix-a-Lot's iconic tunes. Naturally, the headliner, and the only song that …

'Cocoon' method may save babies from respiratory virus - Futurity

A study in rural Kenya shows that vaccinating older siblings against RSV, which can be fatal for babies under six months, could protect infants.


10 Scientific Blunders That Could Shake Your Faith in Science

The history of science teaches us to question what we think we know.<p>Some scientists who made great discoveries in history were ridiculed and …

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The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all.<p>You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists …


Environment: News & features


Could a brain scan diagnose you as a psychopath?

A US neuroscientist claims he has found evidence of psychopathy in his own brain activity<p>Society is intrigued by psychopaths, at least from a distance. Hollywood paints them as powerful and emotionless predators – a small few who have embraced their inner dark passengers. Whether it is Gordon …

How the Heart Is Like a ‘Little Brain’: Which Is Really in Control?

Modern science has verified what the ancients believed about one’s heart—that the heart is a center of higher wisdom. It can actually remember things …

The Brain

These Are The World's Deadliest Killers

HIV, cancer, malaria, and more, up close--plus some non-killers, to show what this new microscopy system can do.<p>At three Australian universities, a new tool is allowing researchers to see things that have never been seen before. GE's superfancy new microscope, the DeltaVision OMX Blaze, is designed …

Video: Dutch Artist Turns His Dead Cat Into a Flying Quadcopter

After Bart Jansen's cat Orville was killed by a car, the artist had the animal taxidermied and then, "after a period of mourning," converted the stuffed kitty into a radio-controlled quadcopter. The video is below.<p>It's not clear whether or not Orville always dreamed of being a flying cat, but let's …

31 Awesome Dips for Football Noshing


Herb-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Sage

A simple herb-roasted chicken with lemon and sage, courtesy of Eric and Bruce Bromberg's Blue Ribbon Cookbook. See the book review and interview with the Bromberg brothers.<p><i>We hit upon our favorite recipe a few summers back, when we helped out a buddy with his annual Labor Day pig roast in</i> …

This fiery kale salad with garlic and olive oil is the perfect companion to pizza -

FYI: Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

I mean, it's not just me, right?<p>The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, …

Diabetes drug may reduce heart attack risk - Futurity

A drug that regulates glucose may offer people with diabetes protection from heart attack and …