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Jupiter Flyby From Cassini

NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught this photo on December 29, 2000, from about 10 million kilometers away.

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Sugar May Be as Damaging to The Brain as Extreme Stress or Abuse

Yikes.<p><i>This article was written by Jayanthi Maniam and Margaret Morris from UNSW Australia, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>We all …

Mozart at 250: how to explain a 10-year-old talent for all time

Conductor Ian Page has embarked on a 27-year project to play Mozart’s music, in order, 250 years after it was written. He has reached 1766, when Mozart was 10 and his music was already breaking new ground<p>Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756‑1791) is probably the most famous composer of all time. But how …

Piano

15 MUST-TRY Korean Street Food

Strolling along the streets of Seoul means feasting on Korean Street Snacks non-stop. The sheer number of push cart stalls is mind-boggling, and we …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

Black Holes

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

National Parks

10 Epic Places You Can Visit On A Budget

Wanderlust knows no wallets. 💸<p>Traveling on the cheap doesn't have to mean seedy motels and a road trip across the U.S. (Though trust us, that's not a bad plan at all.)<p>But for the wanderluster who wants to go somewhere <i>truly</i> epic, there are a number of options you're probably failing to consider. …

Costa Rica

10 Silent Signals You're Way Too Stressed

The occasional manic Monday is a fact of modern life. But if you're under chronic stress—suffering a daily assault of stress hormones from a demanding job or a personal life in turmoil—symptoms may be subtler, says Stevan E. Hobfoll, PhD, chair of the department of behavioral sciences at Rush …

Model Chantelle Winnie Remembers Getting Beat Up Because of Her Skin Condition

"Looking back, I can see that the students who bullied me were just like me, trying to fit in."<p>I discovered that I was "different" in the third grade. As the new kid at school, I was trying hard to find my footing. I thought I had made friends with a couple of girls, until they stopped talking to …

Fourth of July Ice-Cream Cake

It's hard to resist making a dessert with some patriotic flare for the Fourth of July. May we suggest this stunning red, white and blue ice cream cake? You basically just have to assemble the whole thing--no complicated steps or baking required--so you can prepare it in advance of your celebration. …

Ice Cream

Doctors Are Using Lasers To Treat People With Severe Psychological Conditions

Not your grandmother’s lobotomy<p>In the middle of the 20th century, lobotomies were a relatively common treatment for people with severe mental illnesses. The controversial procedure surgically destroyed neurons connecting a patient’s prefrontal cortex to the rest of the brain. Since the 1960s, the …

Places You Need to Visit Before They Disappear

An old saying goes, "the only thing constant is change" and indeed the world is changing all the time. From the moment the earth was formed, it's been changing ever since. Ice ages, mass migrations, climate change, the list goes on; change is constant.<p>In today's world though, scientists are raising …

Climate Change

Summer Dessert Alert: Strawberry Limeade Cake!

This strawberry limeade cake is fruity, refreshing, and gorgeous! Those lovely layers are impossible to resist.<p>Um, hi. I made you the most perfectly gorgeous summer cake.<p>You're welcome.<p>Isn't cake the most perfect dessert on the planet? It's pretty, it's versatile, it's covered in frosting. I …

Dessert

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

When Thanksgiving Was Weird

Oddest thing: Thanksgiving in turn-of-the-20th century America used to look a heckuva lot like Halloween.<p>People — young and old — got all dressed up and staged costumed crawls through the streets. In Los Angeles, Chicago and other places around the country, newspapers ran stories of folks wearing …

The Most Beautiful Remote Destinations Worth The Trek

It's a small world and it seems to be shrinking all the time.<p>We're now well into 2014 and there isn't much left on earth that hasn't been poked, prodded and probed by the human race. Aside from the deepest depths of the ocean, there aren't many places left that are total and complete …

Living Rooms

The Jurassic Coast Is Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Place In England... With A Prehistoric Secret

By jove! We do declare we've just stumbled upon the most beautiful spot in all of England!<p>The Jurassic Coast spans 95 miles of pristine waterfront on the country's southern coast. Among the rolling trails and sandy beaches, you'll find rock formations from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous …