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Switching To Gmail May Leave Reporters' Sources At Risk

In the digital world, almost everything you do to communicate leaves a trace. Often, emails are stored on servers even after they're deleted. Phone calls create logs detailing which numbers connected, when and for how long. Your mobile phone can create a record of where you are.<p>If you're a …

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

A new service called Nerd Block sends a nerd-themed mystery gift every month for just $20.<p>Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus …


New Clues for How to Remember Dreams

A new study suggests that there are distinct differences in brain function between people who remember their dreams and those who don't.<p>This morning, I woke up with a very strong memory of staging a political coup in my sleep. Why I happened to remember my dream so vividly when I woke up, it's hard …

Archaeologists puzzled over immaculate, 5,000-year-old board game pieces

Intricately carved tokens from a nearly 5,000-year old board game have been unearthed in southeast Turkey, reports <i>Discovery News</i>. The 49 found pieces may be the oldest gaming tokens ever recovered, and they should help to back the current theory that board games originated in the Middle East over …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

Map shows how 20 patterns of mutation drive 30 cancer types, pointing the way to prevention and treatment strategies<p>The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

Summer Luxury in Italy

Summer in Italia is as close as mortals get... to heaven. Sun-bathed piazzas, colorful, aromatic farmers markets, sensual people throbbing to different music 24 hours a day. If Alaska is the land of the Midnight Sun, Italia is the terra of the Midnight Fun.<p>Italians are different than Americans, …


10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Scotland

From wild marshlands shrouded in morning mist to rugged mountain peaks and glistening lochs, Scotland has no shortage of jaw-dropping views. To get you started, here are 10 of Scotland's most beautiful places to add to your itinerary.<p>1. Loch Ness<p>Photo courtesy of mendhak via Flickr.<p>Scotland's most …


25 Stunning National Park Vistas

If these 25 astounding vistas tell us anything, it's that America's beauty is a fierce kind. There are the alien landscapes of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and the trickling glacial promontories of Denali and Glacier National Park.<p>Legends, too, inform these lands, from Dead Horse Point's …

National Parks

An aurora borealis glows over the Lofoten Islands in Norway's far north. http://on.natgeo.com/14JQMxG Photograph by Kevin Gorton, National Geographic Your Shot

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See Italy With Great Tour Guides

Italy is so incredibly rich in history, culture, art and gastronomy that it is challenging to take in its many layers without consulting an expert. Hiring a local tour guide for even just a half-day can enhance a traveler's understanding immeasurably. At <i>Dream of Italy</i>, we set out to compile an …


Travel Intel: Travel Tips, Advice, Reviews - Condé Nast Traveler

5 Famous People From Florence, Italy


A Guide To Magical Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque areas in Italy, and it’s impossible not to be charmed by the colorful quaint villages …

Fantastic Food Festivals In The UK

Free Things To Do In Rome - The Guide!

The Best Capital City Beaches In Europe


Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill, & Feta

I got back from hot and humid Austin, Texas on Sunday. I was hoping to come home to a cooler climate, but Utah is on fire this week. It is HOT! …


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Insects can turn a cabbage to lace, bore holes through tomatoes and suck the life out of leafy greens in no time at all. When you grow your own vegetables, you want to control the amount of pesticides you are exposed to and there are steps you can take when planning your garden to minimize pest …


Edible Garden Profile: Christy Wilhelmi, author of Gardening For Geeks

Christy Wilhelmi is a self-described Garden Nerd. She even owns the url where she expounds all sorts of gardening tips, facts and advice. Her new …

Lemon Thyme Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. For the crust, cream the butter and sugar together in mixer until well incorporated.<p>In another bowl, add together …