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Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

17 Completely Mind-Blowing Facts About Outer Space

Eclipses are basically cosmological miracles.

Was wissen Sie über den 1. August?

Wer nannte das Rütli eine «Wiese mit Kuhdreck»? Welcher Staat feiert ebenfalls am 1. August seine Gründung? Testen Sie Ihr Wissen über den Schweizer …

Why don’t women earn more? Clue: it’s not all about men | Viv Groskop

The BBC pay gap row has revealed an uneasy truth: women are afraid to ask for the money they deserve<p>• Viv Groskop is a writer and standup comedian<p>Whose fault is it that women get paid less than men? This is the question underlying all the fallout from the BBC pay story. If we can find who – or what …

Donald Trump’s shocking disloyalty

Trump promised to hire “the best people.” He has built a White House that will only attract the worst.<p>There are few traits Donald Trump claims to value the way he values loyalty. In a remarkable passage in <i>The Art of the Deal</i>, Trump praises his mentor Roy Cohn for placing loyalty above all else — …

Donald Trump

Katmai: Bear Watching Bliss

2016 marked the National Park Service's 100th anniversary and Nat Geo photographer Jonathan Irish celebrated by visiting every U.S. national park throughout the year. Follow his travels as he visited 59 parks in 52 weeks.<p><i>Jonathan Irish traveled to Katmai National Park from July 13, 2016, to July</i> …

20 amazing places in Spain that the British haven't discovered yet

Spain, which this weekend hosts the travelling Formula One circus, overtook the US to become the world's second most popular holiday destination last year. It welcomed an estimated 82.2 million international visitors in 2017 - more than ever before and up from 75.3m in 2016. But that doesn't mean …

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

Self-help

What If We Do Find Aliens?

Time to talk about my favorite topic: aliens.<p>We’ve covered the Fermi Paradox many times over several articles on Universe Today. This is the idea …

Paranormal

The most impressive underground railway stations in Europe

A linguist on Arrival's alien language.

Denis Villeneuve’s <i>Arrival</i> makes being a linguist look pretty cool—its hero Louise (Amy Adams) gets up close and personal with extraterrestrials and …

Language

5 Words to Avoid Using to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Hiring managers all have their favorite interview questions, but they’re typically some variation of the common ones. For example, you might get, …

Employment

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Mental Health

The Under-Appreciated Genius of Mark Zuckerberg in China

"Facebook is blocked in China, but Chinese media and social media was aflame with the story of the multi-billionaire founder of Facebook who speaks Chinese!"<p>I promise, this is it. But I think I can also promise that this is worth it. Earlier today, I posted a summary of the back-and-forth about …

Cats.

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Hubble and Spitzer telescopes look deep into space to study early universe

Two venerable space telescopes, the Hubble and the Spitzer, have teamed up to study the very early universe, and here's what they see at the cosmic dawn: a wild and woolly party, with brilliant blue stars that aren't ready to settle down into anything so structured as a conventional spiral …

How to Make School Better for Boys

Start by acknowledging that boys are languishing while girls are succeeding.<p>I recently appeared on MSNBC’s <i>The Cycle</i> to discuss the new edition of my book <i>The War Against Boys</i>. The four hosts were having none of it. A <i>war</i> on <i>boys</i>? They countered with the wage gap and the prominence of men across the …

Kurt Vonnegut: You’re Allowed To Be In Love Three Times In Your Life

It’s a fertile season for unprecedented glimpses of Kurt Vonnegut’s character, thanks to the newly published anthology of his letters, which has given us such treats as the author’s uncompromising daily routine and his playful, romantic poetry. But in the introduction to the recently released <b>We Are</b> …

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

9 Awesome Travel Destinations That Won't Break the Bank

World-renowned travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet offers its picks for the best-value travel destinations of 2013. <b>Lonely Planet took</b> …

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

France: visiting Mont St Michel by public transport

<b>Alex Carey writes</b><br>I have fond childhood memories of visiting Mont St Michel. I would like to go back for a perhaps a long weekend. However, I do not own a car and unable to drive. Could you perhaps recommend some travel tips/options/route and do you think it is necessary to go by car. I would rather …

HOWTO bake nested, hemispherical cakes

Cakecrumbs, who created the amazing Jupiter Cake and Earth Cake, has posted a tutorial (with video) explaining in detail how to bake nested, …