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Charming Treehouses are Unique Getaway Near Seattle

This finally proves that treehouses aren't just for kids! About 22 miles from Seattle, you'll find TreeHouse Point, a unique Bed and Breakfast that lets you spend a night in the trees! Owner Pete Nelson had the idea to create this amazing destination in 2005, nearly 20 years after he had built his …

FYI: What Is The Most Dangerous Piece Of Laboratory Equipment?

Consider the autoclave, which scientists use to sterilize tools and which issues scalding steam to do so. Or consider the heat gun, which is used to dry glassware and to warm distillation devices. It can also ignite anything flammable that gets too close. Glass containers in a vacuum can implode, …

Google Reader’s shutdown, the rise of walled gardens and the future of the open web

Oceans of digital ink have been spilled already about the demise of Google’s (s goog) Reader service, with most of the coverage devoted to moaning …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Hiking

Return Of The $750 Gaming PC Build: Now With Blu-Ray, Modular PSU, Double The SSD Storage

In April I posted an article titled “How To Build A Powerful Gaming PC For $750 — SSD And Operating System Included.” In less than three months it has attracted a shocking amount of views and inspired throngs of readers to wade into the exciting waters of PC gaming. Hundreds of you built that …

Picture of the Day: Little House on the Water

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE WATER<p>Photograph by UROS PETROVIC<p>In this morning photograph we see a tiny house on the Drina River, near Bajina Basta, a small …

The Beginner’s Guide to Glamping

Glamping is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping," glamping brings the comfort of a hotel into the …

The secret to getting engineers to be more charismatic

<i>Olivia Fox Cabane is an executive coach with an unusual approach: She teaches her clients how to become more charismatic. It’s an odd calling for someone who is an introvert by nature. In this excerpt from “The Charisma Coach” published by Matter, writer Teresa Chin explains why Silicon Valley</i> …

Leadership

Mountaineer Conrad Anker has gone from Antarctica to the summit of Everest to explore the world’s highest mountains. (Photo courtesy Conrad Anker) Don't miss your chance to ask him about his legendary climbs during our live Hangout on Monday 20 at 2 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. UTC): http://on.natgeo.com/18Qu4m3

11 Of The World’s Hottest Bikes

New York City’s soon-to-be-launched bike-sharing program has met with Big Apple-size skepticism. It’s too dangerous for a city with so little cycling infrastructure, detractors cry. The bike stations are too ugly (and a blight on historic neighborhoods), and the bikes themselves are crass …

Carbon Fiber

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Goat on a horse promotes tourism for Newfoundland. Literally.

These days, the quirky and cute works, especially if you can make it into a video, upload to YouTube and get it to go viral. That’s what Newfoundland …

The case for bringing adventure back into adventure travel

<i>Author and adventure travel pioneer Richard Bangs gave this keynote below at the European Travel Commission’s 2013 Transatlantic Conference in New</i> …

The town of Ronda clings to cliffsides in the Spanish province of Málaga. Here, prehistoric ruins mingle with more recent dwellings, creating a unique space that has drawn artists and writers for decades. http://on.natgeo.com/17VMv7o Photograph by Ross Coupland, Your Shot

Alice: Otherlands will allow Alice to use her powers 'for the greater good'

<i>Alice: Otherlands</i>, Spicy Horse Games' proposed third title in the Alice series, could see the titular character venturing into the minds of others and fighting for a "greater good," American McGee wrote on the game's Facebook page.<p>McGee addressed several questions about the new title, which Spicy …