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Making history safe again: What Ken Burns gets wrong about Vietnam

Historian Christian Appy: Vietnam was not a “tragic misunderstanding” but a campaign of “imperial aggression”<p>Three questions came to mind when news arrived that "The Vietnam War," the latest documentary film from Ken Burns (co-directed with Lynn Novick), would air this autumn. One, would the …

Get Ready for Handstands: Intro to Inversion

<b>This is the sixth part of a comprehensive video series designed to bring you toward a strong and stable free-standing handstand.</b> While this video …

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade

We discovered it totally by accident.<p>Recently, my roommate’s boyfriend lost a bet (we were trying to cut down on our dessert consumption, but he …

12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

Singapore Airlines

WIRED's Required Science Reading From 2016

If your resolution for the coming year is to spend less time on your commute scrolling through Twitter or playing "Puzzler on the Roof," there's no …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

5 Nonfiction Books We're Excited to Read in 2017

Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution<p>As we’ve seen with fugitive Edward Snowden, the process of criminal extradition can turn into a diplomatic nightmare, especially when the two nations at the negotiation table already have a difficult relationship. Such was the case in …

Books

15 Stunning World Heritage Sites To Check Off Your Travel Bucket List

Not every tourist destination on the planet is legally protected by the United Nations, but there are plenty of reasons these made the cut.<p>No travel bucket list would be complete without a World Heritage Site or two. They're rife with photo ops, yes, but the beautiful landscapes aren't the only …

The Happiest Place On Earth: A World Map Of Every Country's Tourism Slogan

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Tourism

How the Enormous Field of Physics All Fits Together

Physics has a bit of an image problem. To some, it’s a fascinating and diverse field of study. To others, it’s a trigger word for math anxiety, or an …

11 Apps to Make Road-tripping Home for the Holidays a Breeze

There’s no better way to spend the holidays than cozy at home with your fam jam… but sometimes that’s easier said than done. Whether you’re packing the car with kiddos, dogs or this season’s hottest gifts for him and her, road-tripping home for the holidays can be downright frightful if you’re not …

Apps

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

Tom Hiddleston

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

TV

6 Essential Batman: The Animated Series Episodes Truly About Batman

<i>Batman: The Animated Series</i> was often a better show when it wasn’t taking on the topics that Christopher Nolan would later put at the center of the …

Comic Books

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

Self-help

Pioneer's X-CM56 desktop Bluetooth audio system goes both ways

For less dough than most well-regarded Bluetooth speakers the Pioneer X-CM56 sounds better, and has separate stereo speakers -- with and without wires.<p>The Pioneer X-CM56 is a handsome three-box audio system, with two speakers and a combo CD player/Bluetooth/stereo amplifier/AM-FM radio. The …

How Yoga Turns You Superhuman or Just Less Freaked Out About Life

In the spring of 1970, the Indian yogi Swami Rama wanted to convince Western scientists of the power of yoga, so he submitted himself for study. He …

Yoga

Lecture Notes | Computational Cognitive Science | Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Lecture Files<p>Lec #<p>Topics<p>1<p>Introduction (PDF)<p>2<p>Foundations of Inductive Learning (PDF)<p>3<p>Knowledge Representation: Spaces, Trees, Features (PDF)<p>4<p>Knowledge …

30 off-the-beaten-path destinations you should travel to in 2017

To celebrate its 30-year anniversary, CheapTickets came up with a list of 30 cities around the US that are bound to become travel favorites in the next several years.<p>From Cocoa Beach, Florida, to Fairbanks, Alaska, here are the places you should visit before all your friends do.

National Parks

Physicists Believe They've Discovered a Fifth Fundamental Force of the Universe

Although physics may seem complicated to the uninitiated (or even to the trained professional, for that matter), it’s worth remembering that physics …

Physics

The ultimate US road trip? Scientist devises nerdy tour of 47 national parks

In a month that the US National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday, a road trip fanatic has devised a remarkably nerdy way to see each and every one in a single epic holiday.<p>Randy Olson, a data scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, has used a combination of genetic algorithms and …

National Parks

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America’s Favorite Mountain Towns 2016

The country's most beloved mountain towns offer scenery out of a storybook, miles of hiking trails, and bewitching wildlife. And that's just the …

The best thing to eat in every state

From regional delicacies to to-die-for dishes, we found the one thing you should eat in every state.<p>We chose the most iconic and famous dishes, taking local recommendations into consideration, and picking items you simply can't get anywhere else.<p><i>Talia Avakian contributed to an earlier version of</i> …

South Dakota

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

18 gorgeous views you’ll only see in South Dakota’s Black Hills and Badlands

IT’S A SHAME how the Midwest gets pigeonholed as “flyover country.” Many people probably picture endless farmland crisscrossed by rural roads with …

National Parks