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Addison’s disease affected doomed Franklin Expedition, dentistry prof suggests

A professor of dentistry and his colleagues have published a theory that seeks to explain why Inuit who encountered members of the doomed Franklin Expedition in the 19th century noticed the men had hard, dry and black mouths.<p>Russell Taichman at the University of Michigan says several explorers who …

Google Must Delete Search Results Worldwide, Supreme Court of Canada Rules

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply their own …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Grand Theft Auto 5’s best Twitch stream stars a driverless car named Charles

What a good, sweet car<p>There’s no shortage of possibilites for what players can achieve in <i>Grand Theft Auto 5,</i> but this may be one of the most innovate, fun experiments yet.<p>Created by programmer Harrison Kinsley, Charles is a car driven entirely by a never ending stream of Python code. On his blog, …

The Russian Space Shuttle That Never Was

Space Exploration

Taste Beyond The Tongue

There’s a mathematical formula for choosing the fastest queue, and the intuitive choice is often not the best

It seems obvious. You arrive at the checkouts and see one queue is much longer than the other, so you join the shorter one. But, before long, the …


Your Ultimate Camping Packing List


Canada's "Missing" Gravity

In the 1960s, scientists discovered that the Hudson Bay area of Canada has less gravity than the rest of the world. The weakness is slight-around a …

7 marijuana edible recipes you can make in your slow cooker

Your slow cooker is good for many things: Making soups while you sleep, preparing a one pot meal when you're out all day at work, cooking up …

These Gorgeous Seashell Pipes Will Make You Feel Like a Marijuana Mermaid

If you consider yourself a real life mermaid even though everyone else still believes they are "mythical creatures," then these seashell pipes were made with you in mind. Read on to see 22 gorgeous seashell pipes that will make you want to sit seaside and spark one ASAP.

13 Amazing Real-Life Castles You Can Actually Stay In

Live out your Beauty and the Beast dreams.

New findings about dinosaurs go against 130 years of science

The dinosaur family tree may need to be radically rewritten — and even uprooted and replanted elsewhere, a new analysis of about 75 different species shows.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature, hint that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern, and …

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

I bought a Costco vacation — here's why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

"You can buy a vacation through Costco?" I was asked at least a dozen times in recent months.<p>My answer: Yes, and it's incredible.<p>I only became aware of Costco's travel deals in May, when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>I was amazed …

Air Travel

Scientists Have Found ‘Time Crystals,’ A Bizarre New Form Of Matter

How much do we know about time? Not much, if you think about it. For the thing we value most of all, we’re largely ignorant of what time is and how time works (at least from a physics standpoint). But we’re slowly learning that time is much stranger than we thought, to the point where its oddities …

Quantum Physics

Summer Side of Whistler: 48 Hours of Fun

One of the more chill things to do in Whistler: Enjoy the village at dusk in summer. (Photo: Mike Crane / Alamy Stock Photo)<p>Call the squad and tell …

Mountain Biking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A fully loaded guide to the ultimate cooking recipes. Providing quick and easy cooking methods based on the Mediterranean culinary culture, Your Food …


Paleontologists have a new theory for why some dinosaurs stood on two feet

Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have a new theory explaining why some dinosaurs stood on two feet instead of four – their ancestors' need for speed.<p>Earlier creatures called proto-dinosaurs originally walked on all fours, but at one point evolved to stand upright. That trait was passed …

This Is the Most Popular Brownie Recipe on Pinterest

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say something pretty radical: I think I might prefer brownies to cookies. I mean, it's hard to screw up a …


In the Dominican Republic, the Most Photogenic Town You’ve Never Heard Of

All roads in the Dominican town of Miches lead to the ocean.<p>One ends at Esmeralda, a white sand beach with clear blue water under which sits a coral reef visible from the shore. When you stand there, it feels as if you’ve leapt into a Caribbean travel poster — for a getaway to a place unspoiled by …

The Science Of Cats

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that Americans own between 74-96 million cats—that's 30-37 percent of …

Black Holes

The 17 cheapest countries to visit for budget travel

Planning for a holiday...?<p>But running on your budget, do not worry you can still have a budget friendly travel with these list of countries.

Budget Travel

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

January: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …


Why That Maui Wowie Doesn’t Hit You The Same Way Every Time

Humans and chimpanzees are often described as cousins, but that analogy doesn’t quite capture the true distance in the relationship. Cousins, after …

The Single Girl's Guide to Cooking for One (and Loving It)

Dining solo is the ultimate test of willpower. After all, when you're only accountable to yourself, it's easy to find an excuse to forgo cooking a …

The 10 best travel destinations for couples

Solo travel can be a liberating time of self-discovery, but there's nothing quite like seeing the world with your significant other. Even when things …

14 Under-the-Radar Romantic Getaways

Paris and Rome are great, but it's time to get a little more adventureous.<p>Paris and Rome are classic honeymoon and anniversary destinations for a reason, but if you want whisk away your loved one on a trip that's a little less cliche, try one of these unexpected spots instead.

Eight festivals you must attend in your lifetime

This week's winning letter<p>Appetite for New Zealand<p>“Well, good luck with that – I couldn’t eat half that stuff,” she shuddered, turning to serve the next customer.<p>We’d only learnt about the Hokitika Wild Food Festival while trekking across the Franz Josef Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island. …