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Bunny Island and Other Awesome Japanese Attractions for Animal Lovers

When you think of Japan several things might spring to mind: Karaoke. Sushi. Geishas. Bullet trains. What you might not realize is that it’s also one …

Japan

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

New programming language delivers fourfold speedups on problems common in the age of big data

In today's computer chips, memory management is based on what computer scientists call the principle of locality: If a program needs a chunk of data …

Nanotech

The best hostels in London

An expert guide to the best hostels in London, including the best for clean, secure dorms with lockers, private rooms with en suites and televisions, buzzing bars, restaurants serving cheap food, 24-hour reception, and outdoor terraces, in areas including Soho, The City, Kensington, King's Cross, …

England

6 Prebiotic Foods You Should Add to Your Diet

I bet you’ve heard a lot about the benefits of probiotics—but what about <i>pre</i>biotics? These nondigestible carbohydrates feed the good bacteria in your …

How Could 5,000 Employees Cheat? The Science Behind the Wells Fargo Scandal

Deception. Fraud. Over 5,000 fired. What went wrong? Science gives us some clues.<p>As you've no doubt heard by now, Wells Fargo recently received a $100 million penalty from the Consumer Financial Bureau, in response to illegal banking practices of its employees. This brought the bank's total bill …

What the Tech? 12 Tech Terms to Know Right Now

<b>Unlock the mysteries of the “cloud” and “IOT,” learn the difference between augmented and virtual realities and find out what “Merged Reality” means.</b> …

Brian Krzanich

More than half the people in the world live in the sphere of influence

Back in 2013, a meme circulated quickly off of a Reddit post that showed the incredible population density of the southeast corner of Asia.<p>You may have seen it: the satellite map showed, quite simply, that "more people live inside this circle, than outside of it".<p>THE POPULATION EPICENTER<p>We are in …

World Economic Forum

Dolphins have a 'highly advanced' spoken language, study finds

Dolphins can carry on conversations in an advanced spoken language made up of pulses and whistles, a new study has found.<p>While marine biologists have …

13 Remote Museums That Are Worth the Trek

We’re taking you to every corner of the world<p>Ah, the museum. A mainstay on many urban travelers’ itineraries, there are legendary institutions in every major city around the world that educate visitors on such matters as art, history, culture, and science. Though you’ve probably been to the …

Countless Tiny Black Holes Might Be Hurtling Through Space Like Cosmic Bullets

Start dodging.<p>First, the good news: you have not been killed by a black hole. The bad news is that it’s possible the Universe is teeming with …

Simulated black hole experiment backs Hawking prediction

<b>A lab experiment has lent support to one of Stephen Hawking's most important predictions about black holes.</b><p>Prof Jeff Steinhauer simulated a black hole in a super-cooled state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate.<p>In the journal Nature Physics, he describes having observed the equivalent of a …

How to Integrate the 12 Principles of Permaculture to Design a Truly Sustainable Project

<i>The 12 principles published here are explained in detail in the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David …

Permaculture

Scientists Have Set a New Record For Data Transmission Using Li-Fi

Sorry, wi-fi.<p>Back in November, a wireless technology called li-fi made a splash, proving to be 100 times faster than average wi-fi speeds in its …

14 of the world's most fascinating remote places

British Empire

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

Wormholes at centre of black holes could offer passage to other parts of universe

Wormholes in electrically-charged black holes solve the problem of singularity say physicists.<p>A wormhole at the centre of a black hole could serve as …

Physics

50 Quick Dinners for Hot Summer Nights

When the temperatures climb into the triple digits, cooking is the last thing on my mind. But since one can't subsist on watermelon and Popsicles …

Healthy Eating

10 of the best alternative city tours in Europe

See a different side of Europe’s major cities on these innovative walking tours that revel in art, history, food, drink – and even financial mismanagement<p>PolaWalks, Warsaw<p>Instagram has fuelled our lust for instant travel photos, but this tour draws on actual cameras, arming walkers with a vintage …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

The 11 cheapest tourist cities for a summer break, ranked

TripAdvisor has just released a ranking of the world's cheapest destinations for a mini-holiday during the summer.<p>The annual TripIndex Cities study, …

The East Coast Greenway Bike Trail May Be America's Best-Kept Secret

When completed, you'll be able to ride 2,900 miles from Maine to Florida.<p>You can take a mountain hike or road trip across America, but no adventure would be quite as epic as biking the entire East Coast on one path.<p>The East Coast Greenway is a little-known but totally awesome project that will make …

Why We Should Drink Cockroach Milk

Bear with me here.<p>Let me cut straight to the chase here: Yeah, there's a cockroach that gives birth to live young, and, yes, it produces a "milk" that scientists want humans to drink.<p>Okay, deep breaths. It turns out the Pacific beetle cockroach (<i>Diploptera punctata</i>)—a small, coffee bean-looking …

Nutrition

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light on the mystery of how life first emerged on Earth.<p>This venerable ancestor was a single-cell, bacterium-like organism. But it has a grand …

This video game might cut the risk of dementia for 10 years

For the first time ever, researchers have managed to reduce people's risk for dementia— not through a medicine, special diet, or exercise, but by having healthy older adults play a computer-based brain-training game.<p>The training nearly halved the incidence of Alzheimer's disease and other …

Dementia