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5 Reasons to Go to Singapore

If you haven’t been to Singapore in the past three years, it’s almost as if you haven’t been there at all—and given the ambitious scope of the …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of getting from one …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Luxembourg Times - Archives - Claire Lademacher – Luxembourg's next princess

(CS/hay) When Claire Lademacher ties the knot with Luxembourg's Prince Félix next week she will become a real-life princess. But who is Claire …

What The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Says About Your Favorite Subway Line

There's so much fun to be had with a public transportation Twitter account.<p>The famous Myers-Briggs personality test doesn't actually reveal much about a person, according to psychologists, but that doesn't mean it isn't a lot of fun. People love to categorize themselves as cryptic-sounding, …

Human genome sequencing: the real ethical dilemmas

Good science fiction always tries to be thought-provoking about the present, not just the future. Rarely has this been accomplished as successfully as in Andrew Nicoll's movie Gattaca. Released in 1997, just as the sequencing of the human genome neared completion, this dystopian vision portrayed a …

Sharpest Views of the Cosmos Ever

<b>Astronomers have built a new astro-camera that, when fitted onto the largest observatories on Earth, can snap photos of the universe twice as sharp as the famed Hubble Space Telescope.</b><p>With the newly developed technology, giant telescopes can reach their theoretical limits of resolution in visible …

10 Amazing Light Painting Photographers You Should Start Following Right Now

Light Painting goes as far back as Pablo Picasso, and since the true formation of the medium with pioneers such as Dean Chamberlain, Eric Staller and …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

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Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Senate passes sweeping rewrite of immigration laws

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill Thursday that would allow the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants to become U.S. citizens, overhaul the country's immigration system and spend billions to secure the southwest border with Mexico.<p>After years of failed attempts, …

How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

My Favorite On-the-Road Apps

On recent trips, I’ve zipped around Belgium, Israel, and Ireland on foot and behind the wheel of a rented car without getting lost (okay, it happened once in awhile), all because of my phone, or what I like to call my third hand.<p>When I think back to traveling ten years ago, I can’t even imagine (or …

Who Was H.M.? Inside The Mind Of The Amnesiac Who Revolutionized Neuroscience

A botched lobotomy left 27-year-old Henry Molaison unable to form new memories. This is how Molaison's personal tragedy became science’s gain.<p>My friend's father was a neurosurgeon. As a child, I had no idea what a neurosurgeon did. Years later, when I was a graduate student in the Department of …

These Are The 100 Most Endangered Species In The World

The most endangered species on the planet might come as a surprise.<p>From the spammily named BestCollegesOnline comes a pretty excellent interactive tool to check out the 100 most endangered species in the world--before they're gone. The list includes plants and fungi as well as animals, and you can …

Mammoth With Blood Found in Siberia

Russian researchers found a female mammoth with flowing blood trapped in ice in Siberia.<p>Scientists said the animal’s tissues are in nearly perfect …

Paleontology

Bill Could Shift Research Focus From Climate Change To 'Weather Forecasting'

Which will better protect people and property?<p>A new bill, still in its early drafts, may require the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to shift some of its research toward weather forecasts—and potentially away from studies of global warming and oceans, Climate Central …

Eating Yogurt Does Weird Things To Your Brain

How and why are tougher questions.<p>Does what you eat affect your body more, or your mind? Can you just chow down on Big Macs as far as the brain goes, and be pretty much set? Or is there a deeper connection between thinking and food?<p>A new UCLA study that's one part gross to three parts fascinating …

Ape tantrums: Chimps and bonobos emotional about choice

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/982000/982280_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524650711_c82cb514249a195a1b069ccf585ebca8<p><b>Like many humans, chimpanzees and bonobos react quite emotionally when they take risks that fail to pay off.</b><p>This is according to …

Mesmerizing GIFs Created by Looping Moving Subjects in Static Settings

Perhaps best described as mesmerizing, Turkish photographer and artist Erdal Inci has created an interesting set of animated loops in GIF form that …