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Eight Wonders Sites in Europe

If traveling the world in on your agenda, here is a little guide of a few of the many magical sites of Europe I have traveled to, some recently, some less so, but stones and landscapes of that stature seldom change their visual beauty; they have been there for centuries, sometimes millennium, and …

Best Summer Trips 2014

Travel Photography

How to Pack for Study Abroad

Hurray! Summer is finally here! As you start to plan those long adventures abroad, it's time to start thinking about what you will be taking with you. No matter how tempting it is, DO NOT fall into the temptation of packing your entire closet!<p>I have spent extended periods of time abroad quite a …

Eatocracy - CNN

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

World Trade Center

Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)

Creative block is impossible at these destinations, ranging from Baroque imperial palaces to magical gardens, where top designers and architects go …

Google now lets Android apps tap into Street View

An update to the Google Play Services utility means apps can use more advanced navigation and can tell when an Android device user is running or walking.<p>Street View, Google's vast collection of eye-level images showing more and more of the real world, is now available for Android software to …

Android News

The Best Travel Apps for Your Phone

Apps have changed the way we travel. They allow us to connect more easily with loved ones, find restaurants and hotels on the go, and as you'll see below, they can also make navigating a new city a breeze, while helping you find the best happy hour or the best place to get a free drink in an …

Are we ready for contact with extraterrestrial intelligence?

Do we need a greater or different kind of awareness of the cosmos in order to make contact with extraterrestrial civilizations?<p>The Search for …

Paranormal

The Problem with Rogue Microbial Factions and Antibiotic Resistance

Extremism is a common problem in the world. Made up of factions of rogue individuals whose methods and actions considered outside the norm, they exist amidst the fringes of society. While this may relate to the human world, this is the reality of the bacterial universe and its population …

Microbiology

Virus Kills Millions of American Pigs, Pushing Up Pork Prices

The disease is devastating pig herds but is highly unlikely to jump to people.<p><b>This story is part of National Geographic's special eight-month Future of Food series.</b><p><b>A virus that has wiped out as many as seven million pigs in the United States during the past year is pushing the price of pork to</b> …

Rise, O Machines: Why Hollywood's Best Robot Stories Are About Slavery

<i>Almost Human</i> wasn’t great television. But the short-lived series—it was cancelled this week by Fox after a single season—had its moments.<p>The pilot showcased the casual murder of an android cop by the show’s human protagonist, and his sneering disgust towards the robot replacement assigned to him. …

‘Meteor Storm’ From Comet May Light Up Sky This Month

Skywatchers have something exciting to look forward to this month — a possible new meteor shower that could send up to 1,000 shooting stars per hour streaking through the sky.<p>On May 23 and May 24, Earth should plow through debris shed by Comet 209P/LINEAR, astronomers say. These extraterrestrial …

Astronomy

His brain injury made him a math genius: Science explains why

Scientists explain Jason Padgett’s rare syndrome, and examine the possibility that we all have dormant abilities<p>In his memoir, "Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel", excerpted by Salon, Jason Padgett explains how a brain injury radically altered how he sees the world …

LeBron James Becomes Youngest in NBA History to Amass 4,000 Playoff Points

Link to Media<p>Having officially nabbed his first-ever MVP trophy, Kevin Durant can officially lay claim to owning Tuesday, May 6.<p>You didn’t think LeBron James would go quietly into that good <i>SportsCenter</i> highlight reel, did you?<p>James accomplished this statistical first—the 9,000,000,000th of his …

Basketball