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11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

...not that we needed convincing.<p>Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: …

A trailer car adventure through 59 US national parks

This year sees celebrations across the US to mark the centenary of the National Park Service. To pay homage to this great organisation, Jonathan Irish and Stefanie Payne are visiting every national park in an Airstream trailer. Here, Jonathan shares some of the highlights so far.<p>March 5<p>Death Valley …

Escape to the country: the best US cities for outdoor adventure

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs …

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This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

All the state capitols in the lower 48, in one trip.<p>Hitting the open road and driving into the sunset is a romantic notion, but most of us need a …

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

The best landmarks in the world, according to TripAdvisor

The winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings from travelers over a 12-month period.<p>TripAdvisor also included the average accommodation rates for summer for each destination, based on all bookable hotels on its site.<p>From the world's largest religious structure …

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Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Oh Canada: The Great North Through Fresh Eyes - Photographs and text by Naomi Harris | LensCulture

Canada is often misunderstood and misrepresented. So, I wanted to produce a long-term project that is both beautiful and enlightening as to what makes Canada a great nation.<p>To begin, in the summer of 2011, I took a four-month long road trip across Canada. I photographed Canadians from coast to …

These Haunting Photos Reveal Today’s Afghanistan

Picture Stories<p>A photographer shares his dedication to telling the story of a country that has slipped from the headlines.<p>Australian photographer Andrew Quilty has been photographing in Afghanistan since 2013 for publications such as the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>Time</i>, and <i>Foreign Policy</i>. Like many of his …

Practicing Islam in Catholic Cuba

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most of the images we see out of Cuba are similar -- classic cars here, vibrantly colored buildings there. But Joan Alvado shows us something different. His photo series, "Cuban Muslims," focuses on the lives of those who have converted to Islam.<p>"When I learned there was Islam and a Muslim …

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"After the Rain" Photo Assignment

I must start by letting you know that any time I see a rainbow or pass a field of flowers in my life, I smile. Oftentimes I also nudge whoever is near me, tell them to look, and make a comment about how beautiful the flowers are. I usually take a picture too, or maybe 10. And <i>never</i> have I seen a …

Puerto Rico has become 'dead dog island'

Leopoldina Roubian feels like her phone rings as often as a 911 emergency call center.<p>She and her friends rescued over 1,100 abandoned animals in Puerto Rico last year, mostly dogs.<p>People leave animals in boxes on her doorstep. They call her when they see stray dogs, who are all over -- on beaches, …

Before-and-after photos of China's air show just how terrible its air pollution is

China's air is notoriously polluted, full of gray smog that covers the sky.<p>The health problems associated with that pollution are the reason for 1.6 million deaths a year, or about 4,000 people a day.<p>But for a couple of weeks, the sky was bright blue.<p>In honor of a military parade to celebrate the …

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11 Places To Travel As A Solo Female Traveler

Whether it's for love, adventure or both, women are taking solo vacations like never before. Is there a location you think is especially favorable to women traveling on their own?<p>Whether it's for love, adventure or both, women are taking solo vacations like never before so travel website Trippy.com …

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‘Stealth bomb’ antibiotic vanquishes drug-resistant bacteria

article<p>Nature News & Comment<p>Technique kills infections hiding away inside mouse …

Medicine

97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had This Dental Procedure

If you have a chronic degenerative disease probably you have been told that it is all in your head. This may not be that far from the truth. There …

Scientists Cultivate Bacteria to Make Microbe Art

Paint Germs<p>Using only a Petri dish and microorganisms, the <b>American Society of Microbiology</b> challenged scientists from around the world to an art …

Acne Bacteria May Infect the Brain and Body

The bacteria that live on the skin and contribute to acne may also cause infections after surgery, including infections in the brain, researchers say.<p>…

This Bacteria-Killing Paint Could Be Used to Keep Hospitals Sterile

This is awesome.<p>Cleanliness is hugely important in any hospital, but keeping these sprawling sites free from germs and bacteria is no easy task — and …

Why Do Your Dog's Feet Smell Like Popcorn?

<i>mental_floss</i> editor-in-chief Jason English has long suggested that I look into the science of why his dog Bailey's feet smell like popcorn. I thought …

Bad actors: Viruses, pathogenic bacteria co-star in health-horrific biofilms - Scope

A group under the direction of Stanford infectious disease investigator Paul Bollyky, MD, PhD, has uncovered a criminal conspiracy between two …

Bacteria-Infused Material Pulls Energy Out of Poop

But don't get too excited, because this poop battery is terribly inefficient.<p>You've probably never thought of the toilet this way, but from a chemist's perspective, your average flush is a goldmine of untapped chemical energy. Over the past few decades, scientists and engineers have tested various …

Health: A Little Dirt May Have Some Big Beauty Benefits

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —</i> New skin products made out of dirt, that’s right dirt.<p>The maker says the bacteria is good for us.<p>The wonders of dirt are sort of …

Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizers and Cleaners Fueling Resistant Superbugs

Drug-resistant superbugs, such as the heavily defiant strain of tiberculosis that is now popping up across the globe, are causing serious shockwaves …

Spotlight TEDx Talk: How we make bacteria glow to save lives

Art made with TEDxChristchurch speaker Siouxsie Wiles’s bioluminescent bacteria (via Siouxsie Wiles)<p>Dr. Siouxsie Wiles deals with microbes. …

Bacteria May Be The Secret To Clear Skin

When you were younger and experiencing your first breakout, your parents probably told you that any kind of bacteria on your face is bad, bad, …

This Little Bot Walks on Water and Runs on Bacteria

Here’s a way to make environmental cleanup more fun: Next time you’ve got a polluted waterway, just unleash a swarm of tiny, bacteria-nomming robots …

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