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First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Italy

Bali's Must-Visit Shops, Restaurants And Hotels

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Hanging Gardens Ubud, a resort in the jungles of central Bali.</i><p>The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea. "Bali is my favorite place in the …

Did You Know: Publishing Nighttime Photos of the Eiffel Tower is Copyright Infringement

According to an oft-forgotten clause in EU copyright laws, it is illegal to publish nighttime photos of certain public buildings in certain countries …

On the Charts: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Continues Reign

I’ve been enjoying that tiny, but significant, uptick in overall album sales the last two weeks. After Taylor Swift‘s <i>1989</i> came out, they’ve been down …

Music

Billie Jean King on tennis, gay athletes: Serena can win more majors, Sam made NFL history

Billie Jean King is so busy attending events during the U.S. Open, she hardly has time to watch matches at the venue that bears her name.<p>However, King still has plenty of opinions on tennis and other topics. She believes Serena Williams can win "tons" more Grand Slam titles and Michael Sam "made …

US Open 2014: Marin Cilic sweeps past Roger Federer to set up final against Kei Nishikori

No 2 seed has no answer to Croatian who wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to set up a final showdown against Japan's Kei Nishikora<p>After last year’s “wacky Wednesday” at Wimbledon, which saw a clearout of seeds in both draws, the <b>US Open</b> upped the ante with “surreal Saturday”. The craziest afternoon of tennis in …

Actor, racer, and war veteran James Garner dead at 86

Rockford Files star was an Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee.<p>James Garner, the beloved American actor, hall-of-fame-off-road racer, Korean War veteran, and Purple Heart recipient, died of natural causes Saturday at his home in Los Angeles. The Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actor was 86 …

Veterans

U.S. Supreme Court puts gay marriage in Utah on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court put a temporary stop to gay marriages in Utah on Monday while the state appeals a decision that had allowed more than 900 couples to tie the knot.<p>Utah had asked Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who oversees the region, for an emergency order blocking new same-sex marriages, and she …

One Dead, Two Injured After Plane 'Exploded' at Aspen Airport

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>One person died and two others suffered injuries after a private plane landing at an Aspen airport …

Robin Roberts Has Come Out

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>ABC News corespondent and <i>Good Morning America</i> cohost Robin Roberts has publicly acknowledged her …

Federal judge strikes down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage

The ruling blasted the state for opposing gay marriage based on “unsupported fears and speculations”<p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban Friday in a decision that brings a nationwide shift toward allowing gay marriage to a conservative state where the …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Associated Press News

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

23andMe suspends health-related genetic tests after FDA warning

23andMe, the Google-backed personal genetics company, said it would no longer offer health-related results from its genetic tests to customers after a recent warning from federal regulators.<p>The move comes about two weeks after the Mountain View, Calif., start-up received a letter from the U.S. Food …

8 States With The Highest Minimum Wages: 24/7 Wall St.

24/7 Wall St.: The White House recently announced President Barack Obama’s support for a Senate bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. While it remains to be seen whether the bill will make it through Congress, many states are not waiting to take action.<p>Five states …

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here’s this week’s:</b><p>If you’re touring the …

Hawaii's New Gay Marriage Law Expected to Boost Tourism by $217 Million

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie plans to sign a gay marriage bill into law during an invitation-only ceremony at the Hawaii Convention …

Best Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

Photo Courtesy of Krystal Cancun. Article by Chanize Thorpe, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>It's a fact that all-inclusive resorts can be expensive, with the average nightly rate at some of the bigger chains running $450 -- per person. And when you find one in your price range there's usually a …

Articles about modern high rise town house tel aviv on Dwell.com - Dwell

Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to...<p>How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.<p>With their light, white house that owes …

Architecture

9 Outdoor Hotel Tubs You Need To Soak In

A room with a view is great... but what about a <i>hot tub</i> with a view?<p>If you've yet to experience the bliss of soaking in a hot tub under the stars with a stunning view of nature, you haven't lived.<p>Whether it's a dip in your skivvies or a private soak <i>au natural</i>, these tubs are a recipe for utter …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

Twitter Is Loving This Security Sign Reportedly Posted Outside Taylor Swift's Home

Taylor Swift can take herself pretty seriously sometimes, writing bitter love songs such as "Dear John" or emotional break up songs about one of her many ex-boyfriends.<p>So it was nice to see that Swift may have a sense of humor about herself in this security sign allegedly posted outside of her …

Meet the Terrorist Who Most Terrifies America’s Terrorist Hunters

His name is Ibrahim al-Asiri, he works for Al Qaeda, and he makes bombs for a living. Daniel Klaidman on the jihadi who keeps Obama up at night.<p>The …

'I want to die': Spanish train driver admitted he had 'f----- up' in aftermath of crash

The driver of the train that derailed in northern Spain, killing 78 people, admitted in the aftermath of the crash that he had 'f***** up' and 'wanted 'to die', it was claimed on Friday night.<p>Francisco Jose Garzon de Amo, 52, escaped from the wreckage of the country's worst rail disaster in almost …