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World's top 500 sights revealed in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist 2015

The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia top the Ultimate Travelist compiled by Lonely Planet, followed by the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu in Peru.<p>In this first-of-its-kind list from the world’s leading travel authority, Lonely Planet’s globetrotting community of staff and writers have ranked the …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Were Carbs A Brain Food For Our Ancient Ancestors?

Carbohydrates are a rich source of energy. That's exactly why some of us may feel a bit conflicted about them, since several recent studies and diets have suggested we should cut them to lose weight. (The latest study concluded that total calories matter most if you want to shed pounds.)<p>Our ancient …

12 Clever Tips To Help Make The Most Of Your Food

Make bitter coffee taste better and check whether eggs are rotten without cracking them open. Thanks to the American Chemical Society's "Reactions" video series for most of these tips.

SpaceX’s mission today tested if it can protect astronauts on its spaceship

Astronauts frequently compare riding a rocket to sitting on top of a bomb.<p>Given how badly things can go wrong with the kind of controlled explosion needed to break free of gravity, it’s easy to sympathize with their point of view, especially when everyone else watching the launch is at a safe …

Genius idea turns Albert Einstein's handwriting into a font

Soon, you'll be able to write like a genius without actually being one.<p>Typographer Harald Geisler from Frankfurt, Germany wants to turn Albert …

Albert Einstein

The Story Behind Rihanna’s Red Carpet-Winning Met Gala Dress

That train, though.<p>The Met Gala red carpet was shaping up to be a respectful but restrained affair of tasteful red dresses and flame-like silhouettes on Monday night. Then <b>Rihanna</b> appeared on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in an imperial yellow, fur-trimmed cape that was embroidered …

Red Carpet

How Indonesia's Migrant Workers Helped Save the Life of Mary Jane Veloso

Some minutes after the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, eight men walked to the execution ground on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan. The …

Travelers choose the best islands in the world

If you love the feel of the ocean — or maybe the taste of champagne — this is the destination list for you.<p>TripAdvisor this week released its list of …

Key West

How Frida Kahlo's bright, beautiful garden inspired her

In 1953 Frida Kahlo was preparing for an exhibition, drawing invitations on rose-pink pieces of card from her sick bed. It was an exciting moment for the 46-year-old artist, who had painted almost every day since a trolley-car accident had put an end to her medical studies two months after her 18th …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Alexander McQueen play gears up to premiere in London

This year will probably go down in history as the time everyone went mad for Alexander McQueen. From the V&A's blockbuster <i>Savage Beauty</i> retrospective to the behind-the-scenes books and exhibitions, fans of the late designer are spoilt for choice. But a new play opening in London is trying to give a …

X-ray of Rembrandt painting reveals more than the eye can see

There's more than meets the eye in artist Rembrandt van Rijn's famous 17th-century painting, "Susanna and the Elders," according to a new study.<p>To …

Art

The Delicious Roman Artichoke: From Jewish Ghetto to Italian Icon

The Roman artichoke has become a staple of Roman diets, but the beautiful vegetable was once considered the lowly option for 16th-century Jews.<p>All …

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …