Kathryn Pike

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Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

Ireland

Stephen King’s hotel of horrors

Colorado’s Stanley Hotel inspired Stephen King’s horror classic, The Shining. More than 30 years later, the hotel remains as historic – and haunted – as ever.<p>In 1974, famed US horror writer Stephen King and his wife Tabitha lived for a year in Boulder, Colorado. In late October, they spent a night …

Stanley Kubrick

Elusive 'Exotic Hadrons' Really Do Exist, CERN Research Shows

The existence of exotic hadrons — a type of matter that doesn't fit within the traditional model of particle physics — has now been confirmed, scientists say.<p>Hadrons are subatomic particles made up of quarks and antiquarks (which have the same mass as their quark counterparts, but opposite charge), …

What Will Happen When the Earth’s Magnetic Field Switches

The Earth's magnetic field protects life on Earth, shielding it from damaging radiation and moderating our climate. So the idea that it could …

How to Travel Long-term with a Companion (Without Killing Each Other) - Vagabondish

When you think about long-term travel, you might like to have a travel partner for the whole trip or just part of the trip. It can get lonely when …

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Rome

In May I'll give myself a little vacation. This year, I'm booked on our Best of Europe in 21 Days Tour--the same route I drove in my minibus back in the 1970s and 1980s. It collects Europe's greatest hits into an amazing three-week journey.<p>Of all our tour itineraries, a consistent best seller is …

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: France

When touring France, it's important to get a balance between Paris and the countryside. Awesome, dominating, endlessly romantic, and thrilling as Paris may be, you can't just go to Paris and say you've seen France. In my mind, Burgundy is "profound France" and offers a delightful rural balance to …

First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.<p>Just as real-estate prices in parts of North America have started to get expensive again, NASA says it has confirmed for the …