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Nike created a crazy mask that helps athletes cool down on the sidelines

This mindset just doesn't relate to the company's footwear, but to everything it creates. The latest mind-boggling idea comes the way of something built to help athletes recover.<p>Called the "Ice Hat," Nike has made a prototype of a mask that lets athletes cool down on the sidelines. The idea came …

Shoes

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …

Space Travel

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

The 'Ferris Bueller Fight Club' theory and other fan conspiracies are sending people on Reddit into a tailspin

So it makes sense that one of the most popular Ask Reddit threads this week had users divulging their favorite unauthorized and unofficial conspiracy theories behind popular TV shows, movies and books.<p>"What 'fan theories' have blown your mind with their devastating logic?" user Exdee1 asked. …

Rethinking a hotel price? DreamCheaper looks for better after booking

No need to second-guess the price you paid for your hotel. There's a new website to take care of that for you.<p><b>Name:</b> DreamCheaper.com<p><b>What it does:</b> Forward your hotel booking confirmation email (for hotels with free cancellation) to hotel@dreamcheaper.com. If DreamCheaper finds the same room — or …

Hospitality

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Expats Share Their Top 20 Tips for Moving Abroad

<i>By Nadia Imafidon</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>There's nothing more exciting than packing up your life and buying a one-way ticket to a foreign land, right? OK, maybe <i>crazy</i> is the better word. But whether you've joined the Peace Corps, transferred to Jakarta, or just decided to backpack around Europe and …

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

Travel Photography

A Picture Postcard From Meenakshi Amman Temple, India

"We take off our shoes because feet have many, many nerve endings," said our guide in Madurai. "Stress and sadness leave your body through the soles of your feet."<p>We were standing in the Meenakshi Amman Temple. It was dark outside. Inside, it was cool and smelled of incense. We had come for the …

Officials Investigating After U.S. Marshal Rips Phone From Hands Of Recording Bystander

Officials are investigating a shocking video that purports to show a U.S. marshal destroying the phone of a recording bystander.<p>The video was uploaded to YouTube on April 19 in South Gate, California, within Los Angeles County. In the clip, recorded from a building across the street, a bystander …

10 Things To Do In Europe Before You Die

<i>by Caitlin Morton and the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>JOHN KELLERMAN / Alamy<p>Whether it's catching an opera in Vienna, having afternoon tea in London, shopping for leather in Florence or sipping a cocktail by the Eiffel Tower -- we've rounded up 10 things you need to do, eat, see, shop for and …

6 Flight-Booking Hacks to Save You a Ton of Money on Airfare

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>It's tough to say what's worse when buying a plane ticket: knowing that fares may drop and that you're probably getting screwed, or never knowing how much extra cash the airlines actually got off you. Either way, there's only one thing to do to put your mind at ease. And …

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

13 Pin-Worthy Quotes That Perfectly Capture Wanderlust

The urge to travel has a certain hard-to-explain quality. Better known as wanderlust, the feeling drives everything from solo retreats to explorations of uncharted lands.<p>Hence, we're always grateful when someone uses words to define the travel bug in our souls. The philosophers of yore -- and the …

The Best Way to Experience Machu Picchu

Photo: Drew Robinson<p>By: <i>Drew Robinson</i>, an Explorer for <i>The Outbound Collective</i><p>Wander among the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Although some travelers may choose to arrive at the ruins by train, backpacking the 44.5 mile <i>Salkantay Trek</i> allows you to explore Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in ways …

"Game of Thrones" Details Artist List for Catch The Throne Vol 2, Including Method Man, Mastodon, Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, More

Last year HBO commissioned an official "Game Of Thrones" mixtape called <i>Catch the Throne</i>, which featured Big Boi, Common, Wale, Kilo Kish, and others. Now, the artist list for the second installment of the mixtape, <i>Catch The Throne: Vol. 2,</i> has been revealed.<p>Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Ty …

When You Travel, Leave Your Baggage Behind

When I was a little boy, I used to spin the globe. And wherever my finger would land, I was destined to someday visit -- and have a best friend there. Of this, I was certain. For I had the DNA of an explorer, and nesting was 'for the birds.'<p>I have lived my life much in the way I imagined. I am …

Comet Lovejoy’s return set to be cosmic treat for amateur astronomers

A glowing green comet is making its closest approach to Earth and providing amateur astronomers with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will not come again for 8,000 years.<p>On a clear dark night Comet Lovejoy is just about bright enough to be glimpsed with the naked eye as a small smudge of …

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Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

James Proud’s sleep monitoring device is a step beyond those on the market, sensing a range of environmental factors to help you get a better night’s sleep<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

First-Ever 'Dead Heart' Transplants Performed By Surgeons In Australia

In what's being hailed as a major medical breakthrough, surgeons in Australia have successfully performed the first-ever "dead heart" transplants--replacing patients' failing hearts with donor hearts that had stopped beating for an extended period of time before transplantation.<p>The donor hearts …

Will Mars One’s volunteers get to live on the red planet? Yes, briefly

<b>Name:</b> Mars One.<p><b>Age:</b> A year and a half since the mission was announced.<p><b>Appearance:</b> The most expensive portable toilets in the galaxy.<p><b>Oh. Are they like those fancy Japanese ones that play weird music?</b> I don’t think so. These cubicles just fly to Mars, land, and then provide food and facilities for a …

Router that anonymises internet activity raises $300,000 on Kickstarter

An internet router that aims to anonymise online activity had raised over $300,000 Tuesday, after less than 48 hours on the Kickstarter fundraising site.<p>Anonabox, a 2.4in by 1.6in router, directs internet data that connects to it by ethernet or Wi-Fi through the Tor network, software designed to …

Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.<p>The $70 million Mangalyaan, or "Mars craft" in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to …

The World's Most Extreme Places

<i>I have a special interest in unconventional places that aren’t your typical holiday destinations. Here’s a look at the world’s most extreme places</i> …

NASA’s Maven spacecraft arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year

NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 710 million kilometre journey that began nearly a year ago.<p>The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet late Sunday night.<p>"I think my heart's about …