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The Brain May Compensate For Heavy Pot Smoking -- Until It Can't Anymore

Another study adds to the growing but controversial pile of evidence that heavy marijuana use over the years can lead to changes in the brain. The research, published in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, found that an area in the front of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex …

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Conditions are perfect for visiting these near- and far-flung, culture-rich locales: Price-wise, 2014 is their year. Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these …

Buenos Aires

National Geographic Travel

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

Central America

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

European Travel

Mauritius' Hidden Underwater Waterfall Is Everything You Want It To Be And More

Mauritius is an island just off the coast of Africa, close to Madagascar and Mozambique. With its stunning beaches, jewel-toned lagoons and spot of multi-colored earth, we rightly declared it one of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean.<p>The island is home to some of the rarest plant and …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

Samsung wants a patent to let you unlock your phone with a squiggle

Swiping from left to right to unlock your phone is so passé.<p>The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application last week from mobile device maker Samsung for a new way to summon a “mobile terminal” out of lock mode: by dragging your finger in a curved line and having it intersect at …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Photography

Descending into the lost River Effra, London

The River Effra is one of London’s great lost waterways. Rising near Crystal Palace, its course flows through Norwood, Dulwich, Herne Hill, Brixton, …

10 Favorites: Built-in Reading Nooks

The coziest spot in the house? We vote for the reading nook; here are 10 we’re liking right now.<p>Above: A window nook in Scandinavia by Denis …

A Smartphone That Tries To Slip You Off The Grid

Mike Janke used to be a Navy SEAL sniper. These days he's taking on the government and corporate America. He's the founder of Blackphone, an Android-based smartphone with privacy as its mainselling point.<p>It's not NSA-proof — in that everything is hackable if you try hard enough. But Janke says it's …

Yota's latest E Ink smartphone takes a great idea and makes it pretty

YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a regular touchscreen on one side and an E Ink display on the other. It's been around for well over a year now, and in our time with previous prototypes we've been impressed with its premise, if not Yota Devices' execution. At MWC this year, the Russian …

'Green News Report' - February 27, 2014

The Green News Report is also available via...<p><b>IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT:</b> Cancer clusters found downwind of Canada's tar sands; Nebraska judge rejects Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route; Inspector General finds no conflicts of interest in Keystone XL environmental report; Tesla wants to free you …

Workers Test Positive for Radiation After Leak at Nuclear Repository

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A recent leak at the nation’s underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico has caused 13 workers to …

Google's Project Ara could go on sale next year for $50

Google's Project Ara modular smartphones could arrive early next year for as low as $50, reports <i>Time</i>. The company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group — which is developing the project to make smartphones composed of small, swappable pieces of hardware — reportedly plans to finish a …

Had cam sex between 2008 and 2012? GCHQ may have seen

UK spy agency GCHQ intercepted images from the webcams of millions of Yahoo customers, secret documents obtained by the <i>Guardian</i> reveal.<p>Between 2008 …

Lake in Sequoia National Park

Death Valley Sunrise

Sunrise in Glacier National Park

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From Above

Roundup: New Cruise Ships Launching in 2014

In recent years, an astonishing number of cruise ships and riverboats have made their debut. But the frenzy to build the largest, most innovative, or …

Great Lakes are mostly frozen

Ice cover on North America’s Great Lakes reached 88 percent in mid-February 2014, levels not observed since 1994.<p>Ice cover on North America’s Great …

"Molten Chocolate Cake was an under-baked chocolate cake whose puddinglike center oozed out when you cut into it. Sounds kind of gross right? You are correct."— Amanda Hesser Food writers share their favorite under-appreciated recipes of the 90s: http://thekitc.hn/1hlL7Rq

‘Time In Motion’ GIF Series Creatively Plays with the Passage of Time

If you’ve followed PetaPixel for a while, or even if you just keep up with popular photo news, the image above probably looks familiar. Created by …

Mount Doom