Debbie Mitchell

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What Created This Mysterious “Picket Fence” in the Amazon?

<b>It’s probably the only picket fence in the Amazon, but scientists have no idea what made it or what its purpose might be.</b><p>Georgia Tech doctoral student Troy Alexander stumbled upon these two-centimeter-long white structures growing on trees in Peru on June 7. (Also see “What’s This Mysterious Circle …

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Top 10: Iconic Places to Photograph

Recently I was asked if I could name a “bucket list” of iconic places in the world for photographers. It didn’t take long. Certain places attract photographers like magnets attract iron filings; we are drawn to them without quite knowing why. Nor do we absolutely have to know. For some of us it …

30 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever [pics] ➤ Who is going this year?

A cartographer stitched together images of the changes in Earth's seasons—and the results are mesmerizing. (Image courtesy John Nelson) See what a year's worth of seasonal transformations look like from space:

The Cronut Craze Goes Global

New croissant-doughnut hybrid has fans—and imitators—around the world.<p><b>It was bound to happen. In these days of goat cheese-and-honey ice cream and bibb lettuce cocktails, palates are primed for the unexpected. People are obsessed with the new. And if it happens to be delicious, the world pretty</b> …

Deception Island, formed from the collapsed, sunken cone of a still-active volcano, is a departure from the norm in Antarctica:

What’s This Mysterious Circle on the Seafloor?

<b>What creates mysterious circles on the seafloor? No, it’s not aliens of the deep—it’s actually pufferfish hoping to snag a mate, a new study says.</b><p>Divers first noticed the 6.5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) circular structures near Japan‘s Amami-Oshima Island about 20 years ago. But no one knew how these …

These five locales are known for sacred spaces that attract visitors and devotees from around the globe:

Name That Elephant: How to Identify Elephants in the Wild

National Geographic<p>Elephants are some of nature’s most majestic creatures. But how do scientists know who’s who in the wild?<p>To think like an elephant scientist, it’s important to look at key characteristics, said elephant biologist and National Geographic Explorer Joyce Poole. These traits include …

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Wellness<p>Elyse Wanshel<p>Delta Air Lines will no longer allow "pit bull type dogs" as service or<p>Pop Culture<p>Hope Schreiber<p>The DMV has hired more employees …

8 Ways You Could Get Hacked on Your Summer Vacation

Now that it's June, many consumers are making plans for that big summer getaway. But few realize that the risk of identity theft goes up when traveling -- in fact, just booking your next trip online, especially during peak travel periods, can also put you at risk.<p>According to Javelin Strategy & …

5 Best Destinations for Female Travelers

If you travel often, you understand that the world is mostly safe and that people are mostly good. If you don't, well, it's easy to hear sensational stories about rape and murder abroad and convince yourself it's safer to stay home in bed.<p>Women are particularly prone to this, mainly because we have …

The Ultimate Guide to Travel Apps

Smartphone travel apps may be all the rage, but with so many to choose from, where do you even begin to look? This is your first—and last—stop in the …


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10 Tips for Rocking That Long Flight

Tis the season of vacation, which often means plane rides. I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to planes and airports. On one hand, yay! …

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Bangkok 101: What (and Where) to Eat

Food in Bangkok is what the Magic Kingdom is to Orlando. It is a symbol of pride and one of the biggest reasons to go. Thais eat 24 hours a day and …

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