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Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

Science Says There Really Is a Difference Between Dog People and Cat People

Feline fans, who made up only 11 percent of the people surveyed, scored higher than dog people when it came to intelligence and sensitivity. Researchers also discovered that the people who liked cats in the study were typically less extroverted, less practical, and had less self-control than the …

Pets

The psychology of Soylent and the prison of first-world food choices | Ars Technica

Why are some repulsed by Soylent, but others desperate to receive their orders?<p>Back around Labor Day 2013, Senior Editor Lee Hutchinson passed on the …

Shame and Survival

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …

Sandy Hook killer's father: 'I wish Adam had never been born'

Peter Lanza is still struggling to fathom why his son Adam went on an armed rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012<p>In Peter Lanza’s new house, on a secluded private road in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is an attic room overflowing with shipping crates of what he calls ‘the …

This Hungarian-American Mathematician May Have Been Smarter Than Einstein

John von Neumann, born in Budapest in 1903 and immigrated to the United States in 1930, was a seminal thinker in mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and fluid dynamics), …

Quantum Mechanics

Why You MUST Have a Polarizer

en_US<p>article<p>Why You MUST Have a Polarizer - Digital Photography School<p>https://digital-photography-school.com/you-must-have-a-polarizer/<p>Digital …

12 Winning Winter Destinations

‘Tis the season of snowy nights and short days, log fires and sleigh rides. It’s also the season of ice storms and slush piles and seasonal affective disorder—in other words, the perfect time to escape to somewhere else.<p>This year, National Geographic celebrated all Four Seasons of Travel with our …

17 Strange And Creepy Vintage New Years Cards

Who wouldn't want to receive a card featuring small children getting drunk?

Chelyabinsk meteorite hit the Earth like a warning shot fired from space

The meteorite is providing invaluable information to help protect against larger rocks that might pose a serious threat to Earth<p>Just after sunrise on 15 February 2013, as commuters made their way along snow-covered roads to Chelyabinsk in south-west Russia, the clear blue sky was torn by a hurtling …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

Dance

China's "Ant Tribe" Lives In The World's Most Cramped Apartments

Photos from the fringes of China's biggest cities. Toilets built under bed lofts, groups of renters crammed in underground windowless rooms — how the great migrations towards cities create cramped living conditions.<p>Many of them are migrant workers toughing it out in China's most desirable cities, …

33 Unexpected Gifts For Everyone In Your Life

You'll be the only person at your Secret Santa handing out these guys, guaranteed.

Obamas attend basketball game

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — President Barack Obama and the first family checked out an early-season basketball matchup Sunday between Oregon State University and the University of Maryland.<p>The Obamas were greeted by applause and some boos as they took their seats near courtside at the Comcast Center, the …

Meet 115, the Newest Element on the Periodic Table

The extremely heavy element was just confirmed by scientists in Sweden.<p><b>If you've learned all the elements from actinium to zirconium, it's time to head back to the periodic table, where there's a new, extremely heavy element in town.</b><p><b>The new element doesn't have an official name yet, so scientists</b> …

How Money Worries Can Scramble Your Thinking

There's no question that dealing with mortgages, car payments and other bills takes up time and energy. But having a tight budget may also zap our ability to think clearly, scientists report Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>.<p>In a series of clever experiments involving farmers in India and shoppers in …

Amazon's expansion primes Seattle economic growth

Amazon is constructing a new headquarters in Seattle, Washington, but the company's impact there may be a lot bigger than putting in a few impressive buildings. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, Seattle's South Lake Union is turning from a drab warehouse district into a thriving hub of workers and …

Associated Press News

New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say

A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.<p>…

Romanian Princess Ran a Cockfighting Ring in Oregon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Irina Walker, Princess of Romania, is allegedly a fan and facilitator of cockfighting. Walker and …

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31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

National Parks