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Top 10: Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration.

A volcano in Indonesia erupts with electric-blue lava

Reuben Wu<p>An Indonesian volcano has erupted what appears to be electric-blue lava flows, as photographed by Reuben Wu.<p>Although surreal, this bright …

Articles about grid prefab combines open plan living rugged durability on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.<p>Two families live large and comfortably in this beautiful, self-sufficient prefab in rural Australia.<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the …

Photographer Captures Incredibly Breathtaking Scenes While Traveling the World

Photo Credit: Nikolay Pandev/500px.com<p>Bulgarian photographer Nikolay Pandev says he prefers to let his photos do all the speaking for him, rather …

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The tiny house movement is on the rise. Many people are thinking of buying tiny homes to lead a simple life. Architectures are coming up with …

We've Had Some Amazing Trips to Venus and It's Time to Go Back

After decades of neglect, Venus might just be making a comeback. Late last month, NASA announced five finalists for the next low-cost space probes; …

What Wiped Out Three Quarters Of Ancient Greece?

One of the great early civilizations collapsed in a mere fifty years, with 75% of the population disappearing a century later. What the hell happened …

Ancient History

This is How Plants Become Zombies

It sounds like a bizarre video game mashup, but farmers have reported “zombie” plants since the early 1600s: plants that took on a sickly yellow look …

D.C. Utility Using Tech ‘Never Before Used in North America’ to Turn Poop Into Power

Located in the nation’s capital is one of the first wastewater utilities in the country that is producing some of its own power from, well, poop, allowing it to reduce its own energy costs by up to $10 million a year.<p>DC Water’s $470 million Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, unveiled …

5 Surprising Things You Don’t Have to Buy Organic

Food

Gateway to parallel universe seen in the sky above China

Well, that’s one possible explanation offered by conspiracy theorists for the strange event, which occurred above the Jiangxi and Foshan regions of …

Paranormal

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Thomas Jefferson's Hidden Chemistry Lab May Have Been Discovered Behind A University Wall

During renovations at the University of Virginia's iconic Rotunda, a hole in the wall led to the discovery of a 200-year-old chemistry lab likely created by Jefferson.<p>A hidden chemistry lab was discovered by a worker doing renovations on the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and the room …

Unearthing the origins of East Africa's lost civilization

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the Tanzanian coast, 330 km south of capital Dar es Salaam, there's a stillness out on the water that belies the frenetic trade that flowed through this spot hundreds of years ago.<p>The harbor at the island of Kilwa was for hundreds of years one of the wealthiest areas of Africa. Since …

Archaeology

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

7 Morning Habits to Increase Your Productivity For the Day

If you want to become more productive and effective during your day and your life, then you need to optimize your morning habits. Here's 7 best ways.

Exotic solar and wind-powered Bangkok Tree House resort is a masterpiece of sustainable design

Located a few miles from the bustling streets of central Bangkok, this eco-friendly resort pushes the limits of sustainable passive design. Its …

National Park Service Hiking Entry Fees At 130 Parks To Raise Money Needed For Repairs

Before you head to Yosemite or Yellowstone for your next trip, you might want to check the price of admission: the National Park Service is hiking …

Audubon Launches First Ever Free and Complete Field Guide App for North American Birds

NEW YORK (October 1, 2015)—The National Audubon Society has released an updated Audubon Birds Pro mobile app available via iTunes, Google Play and …

Greek Poem Accidentally Printed on Vessel 2000 Years Ago

During the recent excavation of a 1st-century CE Thracian grave in Bulgaria, archaeologists discovered something totally unexpected: a clay vessel …

This Is the Insane Metallic World NASA Wants to Explore Next

NASA announced the finalists for its next round of planetary explorations. There were the usual suspects—Venus, Jupiter’s asteroids—and, then, there …

8 Free Tools to Boost Your Blog

While the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” usually rings true, sometimes what you can get for free is pretty good.Luckily, many people …

5 Helpful Vegetarian Diet Tips for Meat-Free Newbies

Happy World Vegetarian Day! Cutting back on red meat and dairy can be one of the biggest steps to reduce your carbon footprint. While...The post 5 …

Valerie June: Memphis’ Messenger of Love-Born Blues

<b>Her Sound:</b> On the back of her rustic acoustic guitar playing and her immediately recognizable, sometimes-childlike-sometimes<b>–</b>antiquated vocals, …

Music

Lace up your boots and explore waterfalls of the Grand Canyon

Explore an unusual section of the Grand Canyon known as Havasupai on a three-night camping trip with REI Adventures. From the trailhead at Hualapai Hilltop, backpackers will descend into Havasu Canyon, where they will visit the remote village of Supai, encounter a number of waterfalls, including …

A photographer traveled to remote parts of Vietnam and took these incredible pictures

French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle fell in love with the people of Vietnam during a mission trip there in 2007.<p>Four years later, he moved from France to the town of Hoi An.<p>Although Hoi An is Réhahn's base, he spends much of his time motorbiking across remote parts of the country and taking …

6 subtle things highly productive people do every day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

The common mealworm might be the solution to our plastic waste problem

Scientists might have discovered a new way to mitigate styrofoam’s damaging impact on the environment—feed it to worms.<p>A new study from researchers at Stanford University reveals how a species of mealworm appears capable of consuming and digesting polystyrene foam, often referred to as “styrofoam.” …

Pollution

Cut-and-paste ‘tattoo’ monitors health 24/7

Engineers have figured out how to mass produce an inexpensive wearable patch that continuously monitors vital signs for health and performance …

Wearable Tech