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The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland (by Michael Breitung)

<b>Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland</b> (by Michael Breitung)

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A baby monkey, a lion cub and tigers cubs play at the Guaipo Manchurian Tiger Park in Shenyang, China

Camera Traps Capture Rare and Beautiful Javan Leopards

Camera traps placed in the Javan rainforest have captured striking images of beautiful and critically endangered Javan leopards. While resting, …

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Wonders of the World

So, It's Come To This: Avengers Themed Sex Toys

This is a line of conceptual Avengers themed sex toys. One for each member. <i>Member</i>, LOL. Whatever, if I'm twelve then you're eleven. Hit the jump to …

Ghost town hunting in the American West

Nothing guarantees a Wild West adventure like exploring ghost towns, from abandoned mines where lucky prospectors once struck it rich to dusty frontier outposts where gun-toting outlaws once ran amok. Get ready to hit the (usually dirt) road out to these iconic ghost towns, most within spitting …

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

How the internet is fast unravelling mysteries of the Mayan script

Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the internet is helping them finish the job and write the history …

Cruising the Panama Canal with Holland America

Hop aboard the right repositioning cruise (a cruise cruise that “repositions” between seasonal sailing regions, with different embarkation and …

FYI: What Is The Limit To How Fast A Human Can Run?

Scientific and technological advances are making that an awfully complicated question.<p>The limit to how fast a human can run is 9.48 seconds for the 100-meter race, 0.10 seconds faster than Usain Bolt's current world record, according to Stanford biologist Mark Denny. That is, if you are talking …

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The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

Working Apple 1 Computer Sells for Record Auction Price of $671,400

<i>The New York Times</i> reports that a working Apple 1 computer has sold at auction in Germany for a record $671,400, breaking the previous mark of $640,000 set last November at the same auction house. That November record has eclipsed an earlier record of $375,000 set less than six months earlier.<p>The …

White House releases emails on Benghazi talking points

NBC’s Peter Alexander reports on the White House’s release of emails on Benghazi talking points.

Have a Skill to Share? Collect a Class and Start Teaching

It's a cross between Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade goods, and Kickstarter, an online fundraising tool. If enough people show an interest …

A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages

That reality is now here - and while Second Life and Language Lab are meant for the language learner at home on her laptop, what about using digital …

How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?

Concern about young people’s use of technology is nothing new, of course. But Rosen’s study, published in the May issue of <i>Computers in Human …

Poignant pioneers of photography: the American civil war - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/may/06/met-museum-new-york-american-civil-war-photography<p>720<p>A landmark exhibition at the …

Now We Know What Early Earth Smelled Like

When one kind of microbe fed on another, the result was a rotten-egg stench—and a pathway for complex life.<p><b>P. U.</b><p><b>Early earth had a distinctive aroma. And it wasn't very nice. That's what scientists have now determined, using advanced imaging techniques to examine fossils nearly 1.9 billion years old</b> …

Flying Business Class For Thousands Less

Buying frequent flyer miles is usually a bad idea, because the price per mile isn't good value. But what if your airline gives you a 100% bonus? Then things become interesting.<p>Through May 31, 2013 for every mile you buy, US Airways will give you an additional mile for free and if you use the miles …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Buying Airfares Cheap

It used to be all so simple. Back in the days when the peppy stewardess (that's what they called them back then) would pin little plastic pilot wings on you (or your kids), airfares changed so infrequently that airlines actually printed them on their schedules. You'd call your favorite travel agent …

The man who lives without food

Rob Rhinehart has replaced all his meals with a nutrient-rich shake he calls ‘Soylent’. Is it dangerous? Or the future of food? Will Storr reports.<p><b>Last Christmas, Rob Rhinehart</b> realised that <b>food</b> doesn’t work. At least, not very well. Its function is to deliver the energy and nutrition that the body …

Nutrition

Parents' Saliva On Pacifiers Could Ward Off Baby's Allergies

That word "microbiome" — describing the collection of bacteria that live in and on our bodies — keeps popping up. This time, researchers say that children whose parents clean their pacifiers by sucking them might be less likely to develop allergic conditions because of how their parents' saliva …

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is …

Are All Telephone Calls Recorded And Accessible To The US Government?

Over the past couple days, cable news tabloid shows such as CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" have been excitingly focused on the possible involvement in the Boston Marathon attack of Katherine Russell, the 24-year-old American widow of the deceased suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. As part of their …