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New Research Shows How Brain Reconstructs Past Events

A new study shows that when remembering something from our past, the entire event can be reactivated in the brain, including incidental information, …

Auschwitz

The Auschwitz concentration camp complex was the largest of its kind established by the Nazi regime. It included three main camps. All three camps …

World History

9 Life-Changing Things You Never Knew Your MacBook Could Do

And these weren't included in the user's manual because...?!<p><b>Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section of text you would like to have read to you and then …

So is cancer mostly 'bad luck' or not?

<b>News reports that most cases of cancer are the result of bad luck dominated the headlines at the start of the year. But there has since been a lot of criticism of the reporting, and some of the science itself. So what should the reports have said?</b><p>Headline-writers and news bulletin editors around …

Cancer

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

Heritage sites ravaged by Syria's war

Hundreds of ancient sites in Syria have been destroyed, damaged or looted in the course of the country's ongoing conflict according to new "alarming" satellite evidence, the UN has said.<p>In a report published on Tuesday, the UN said 290 sites have been directly affected by fighting, of which 24 had …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

National Geographic Travel

People or places? What do you remember most about your trips?

Helen Moat spends time in the remote mountains of Greece with the local butcher - and discovers it's people, not monuments, that make a …

How to explore the world by cruise ship

For many people the mere mention of the word 'cruise' can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose.<p>Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise<p>With smaller boats and fewer people, …

Lake Superior

12 Inspiring Quotes About Fear

Fear is universal: we have all experienced being held captive by our own terrors! The inspiring quotes below will help you the next time you are …

How Can I Restore Closed Tabs After Accidentally Quitting Chrome?

<i>Oops. You closed out of Chrome and lost all of your precious tabs. Fear not: you can retrieve them. (Probably.) The experts at Stack Exchange are</i> …

Google

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 …

National Parks

Italy's Finest Hikes Exploring the Great Outdoors

Experience Italy in a completely new way by lacing up your hiking boots and hitting the trail and Exploring the Great Outdoors – on one of Italy’s …