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38 Popular Ways to Tie A Scarf!

6K<p>145<p>Shares 6K<p>There are a variety of trendy ways of <b>how to wear a scarf</b>! Whether for warmth or just for the latest fashion, here are 38 popular ways …

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30 Easy And Cuddly DIY Ideas For Recycling Old Sweaters

Instead of throwing them out or throwing them to the moths, use them for things like home accessories and slippers.<p>First, a few guidelines for working with old sweaters for the following projects:<p>When cutting a sweater, be careful to keep it from unraveling. Most small-gauge machine-knits, like …

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How to reach Machu Picchu without the Inca Trail

One of the world’s great wonders, Machu Picchu is the holy grail for any traveler visiting South America. A common misconception is that one needs to complete a four-day trek to reach this incredible site, and for many, surviving the Inca Trail is very much part of the Machu Picchu experience.<p>But …

10 of the World’s Most Haunted Cities

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghostly encounters.<p>These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghastly, ghostly close encounters.<p><b>Madrid, Spain:</b> Ghosts haunt all walks of life in this capital city, appearing in museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina …

Top 10 Sacred Caves

Travel<p>Top 10 Sacred Caves from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Sacred Places of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Actun Tunichil Muknal, Belize</b><br>In myths, journeys to the underworld are never easy, and after visiting Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulchre), you may feel that you have been …

This Step-By-Step Guide Lets You Turn Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

You don't need a degree in astrophysics and lots of fancy equipment to detect cosmic rays, those invisible subatomic particles that zoom through space and crash into Earth.<p>All you need is some duct tape and a couple of free apps, and you can turn your smart phone into a pocket cosmic ray …

How To Travel The World For Free

You'll be amazed at these smart, effective ways to cut travel costs you thought were unavoidable—whether you're planning to WWOOF your way around the …

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Seek Lets Your iPhone See Through Walls

It’s not discussed as often as it should be, but smartphones and apps have made stunning strides in making imaging accessible to the general public. …

Prime numbers, black carbon and nanomaterials win 2014 MacArthur ‘genius grants’ : News blog

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Ambulance-chasing Large Hadron Collider collisions

“Ambulance chasing” refers to the morally dubious practice of lawyers chasing down accident victims in order to help them sue. In a people physics context, when some recent data disagrees with the Standard Model of particle physics and researchers come up with an interpretation in terms of new …

23andMe Decides It Won't Automatically Reunite Long Lost Relatives

The DNA testing service reverses course in favor of users' privacy.<p>23andMe, a service offering personal DNA testing, announced over the weekend that it is canceling a planned change to its online privacy settings, according to <i>Vox</i>.<p>The firm had recently notified around 350,000 customers that as of …

A Huge Discovery About Prime Numbers—and What It Means for the Future of Math

Last week, Yitang “Tom” Zhang, a popular math professor at the University of New Hampshire, stunned the world of pure mathematics when he announced …

Genetic history of modern Europeans a tangled tale, research finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The genetic origins of modern Europeans may be more complicated than previously thought.<p>Members of Russian ensemble perform a traditional Cossack's dance with swords during the opening ceremony of the 3rd Krasnoyarsk Asian-Pacific International musical festival in the …

Light Forms Crystal-Like Structure On Computer Chip

Light that's truly crystal clear<p>Princeton researchers have managed to cause light to behave like a crystal within a specialized computer chip, according to a recent paper. This is the first time anyone has accomplished this effect in a lab.<p>Here's why it's so hard: Atoms can easily form solids, …

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Multispectral Imaging Could Reveal Secrets Of Martellus Map

A team of researchers are using multispectral imaging to uncover hidden text on a 1491 Martellus map, one of the most important maps in history. Lead researcher Chet Van Duzer thinks the discoveries will allow historians and scholars to see just how the map influenced cartography in its …

Europe's Family Tree Gets A New Branch

For those who eagerly trace their genetic lineage or subscribe online to find their earliest ancestors, there's a new group to consider adding to the furthest reaches of your list. A previously unrecognized population of ancient north Eurasians may be a major third braid in the genetic twist that …

Mice Given Gene From Human Brains Turn Out To Be Super-Smart

It's a bit like the 1990s cartoon series "Pinky and the Brain," only the genius mice in this story aren't make-believe.<p>An international team of researchers have created unusually intelligent mice by giving them the human version of Foxp2, a gene that's common to both humans and mice. The brainy …