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Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

Rocky Mountains

Dark Star Safari

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Theroux<p>In <i>Dark Star Safari</i> the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and …

X Games take flight in Los Angeles for last time

This year’s X Games, which run through Sunday, are expected to attract large crowds to Staples Center, LA Live and the Irwindale Event Center. But last week, ESPN, which owns the event, announced that the 2014 X Games would move to Austin, Texas, after AEG and ESPN made a joint decision to end the …

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Eating my Way through Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina (all photos by: Margie Goldsmith)<p>Most visitors to Asheville, North Carolina come to see George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I roared into town on the back of my man's BMW R1200GS motorcycle to explore one of …

North Carolina

10 Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write

<i>Instead of judging works of literature based on their artistic merit, we’ve decided to rank them by degree of difficulty. These 10 authors may not be</i> …

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

Banana-Chocolate Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

16 Servings<p>This chocolate chip cake recipe is perfect for beginners—the result is moist, forgiving, and easy. Jif creamy peanut butter is our favorite for the decadent frosting.<p>October 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>2 teaspoon …

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How to learn the periodic table in 3 minutes

In high school science classes, students are encouraged to memorize the first 20 elements of the periodic table. There are other methods employed at …

How to Photograph a Meteor Shower

Parkour Perspective<p>If you think parkour is amazing, wait until you see it from the performer’s point of view.<p>*<p>Give This A Try Instead<p>If you’re not …

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18 Complicated Scientific Ideas Explained Simply

In 2012, Randall Munroe of the webcomic xkcd published a description of the Saturn V rocket using only the 1000 most frequent words in English. Under …

The Up-Goer Five Text Editor

Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It's not very easy. Type in the box to try it out.<p>Inspired by XKCD. (the …

What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at?

My interest in the science of talent has a personal backstory. By the age of three, I'd had 21 ear infections and after an operation to remove fluid …

the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It's no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best 'Value for money' destination). …

7 Best Hikes in the US

From coast to coast, there are endless trails to trek through some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Rugged and technical to smooth and …

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Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Travel

The Beal Conjecture

The Beal Conjecture<p><b>Background</b><p>Mathematicians have long been intrigued by Pierre Fermat's famous assertion that Ax + Bx = Cx is impossible (as …

Mathematics

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

Language

Plan your great American road trip

Roadtrippers, a new trip-planning website and app, can pinpoint the country’s most majestic bypasses, plus tell you where to eat and stay along the way.<p>Somewhere in the United States, there are places waiting to be discovered this summer -- jagged mountain peaks, roadside diners with heaps of …