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Challenges ahead, but precision medicine continues to grow

Whose life hasn't been altered by the Internet? Be it email, smartphones or online banking, the Internet is integrated into the fabric of our …

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)


7 of the world's best mountaintop hotels

Nestled in mountain ranges and perched on top of desert cliffs, these hotels offer visitors picturesque views and quiet retreats away from the hustle of everyday life.<p>Here are our picks for the world's most stunning mountaintop hotels.

Mount Everest

12 Awesome Game-Changing Travel Accessories

By Becky Mahan, EditorTravel is good. Travel is fun. Travel is life. I think we can all agree on those basic notions, and we can also agree that …

Gear & Gadgets

The World Metro Map links 214 cities on five continents.

Geraldo Cid of the New York City–based collective Art Code Data has designed a mind-boggling mashup of interconnected transit lines from 214 cities …

New York City

11 hiking trails you've never heard of but should definitely try

<i>I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. — John Muir</i><p>When we first set out on our journey years ago, treks — especially of the long, multi-day variety — weren't a priority on our activity list. Sure we enjoyed hikes and …


10 Places You Have to See to Believe

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …


25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.


21 American habits I lost in India

Featured Photo: Rachel Rueckert<p>1. Expecting things immediately.<p>I come from a microwave culture with expressions like “time is money.” In India, I …

Expats Make Some Destinations Rethink How They Define a Traveler

Expats, those who leave their own countries and move to others for new jobs, self-discovery, or even retirement, are a unique traveler demographic …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

App Store

The Savvy Traveler: 10 Tips of the Trade

<i>Darn it, I told the agent I wanted a direct flight to Vegas, but the plane stopped - twice - along the way.</i><p>Whether you're booking your vacation online, directly with the airlines, hotels and cruise lines or through travel agents, knowing the jargon of the travel industry can help you save a lot of …


The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

European Travel

Artist Recreates Objects as Remarkably Realistic 3D Drawings on Flat Surfaces

Artist Stefan Pabst skillfully creates the illusion of three-dimensionality. His phenomenal pieces, which appear to be 3D objects and people, are actually anamorphic illustrations. The designer started out by painting portraits in 2007, but yearned to do something different from his usual work. …


Airbus Unveils Partially Reusable Rocket Design 'Adeline'

But can it ever hope to compete with SpaceX?<p>The race is on to provide the first truly reusable rocket for travel to lower Earth orbit, and now Airbus has decided to enter the growing fray. The international aerospace company—known for manufacturing many of the commercial aircraft used for everyday …

Space Travel

The art and science of animating life

Animator Drew Berry explains how he brings the molecules of life to life<p><i>Yesterday I was trying to figure out why it seems to be so difficult to connect to the biological molecules</i> <i>that we are made of</i> <i>– proteins, DNA and such like. My piece might have ended on a frustrated note but I have no wish to</i> …


15 Travel Tips for First Time Business Travelers

<i>What are some Business Trip 101 tips, especially for first time business travelers?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …


Spiritual Chennai - see a deeper side to India's southern gateway

At first glance, Chennai might not seem the obvious choice for a spot of meditation. With 4.7 million inhabitants and India's biggest motor industry, the capital of Tamil Nadu is better known for noise and traffic jams than for moments of inner peace. But scratch the surface and you'll soon …


15 Breathtaking Locations You Can Explore With Google Street View

Leaving the street behind, Google's photographers have visited some of the world's most incredible locations, capturing beautiful panoramic photos along the way.<p>From underwater research bases and submarines to underground salt mines and luxury airliners in the sky, you're guaranteed to see …

Google Street View