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Why Greece Is Best Seen by Boat

A traditional Turkish gulet allows a lot of freedom and flexibility.<p>The summertime appeal of Greece—languid Mediterreanean lunches, charming white-washed villages, hidden swimming coves—can undoubtedly be spoiled by the crowds. But if you look beyond the well- trodden spots (and know how to …

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change<p>Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.<p>The project, by Edinburgh University …

Why Trump Is Wholly Unsuited to the North Korea Crisis

The president confronts a situation that calls for a trustworthy, careful, decisive leader drawing on all available expertise.<p>For months, worried observers of the Trump administration have wondered what would happen when the president first faced a bona fide, urgent international crisis out of his …

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The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Proving Einstein Correct

As if he needs it.<p>Sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy lies a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), possessing the mass of …

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

Why North Korea threatened Guam, the tiny U.S. territory with big military power

By Alex Horton<p>Alex Horton<p>General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news<p>Email Bio Follow<p>North Korea said it was reviewing plans to strike U.S. military targets in Guam with medium-range ballistic missiles to create “enveloping fire,” according to state media.<p>The message came hours …

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18 of the Best Coming-of-Age Books to Read at Any Point in Your Life

Whether you've freshly entered high school or you're stumbling through your 30s (or beyond), you never really stop growing up. For this very reason, books centered on coming-of-age tales are great for every age no matter what stage in life you're at. And many times, the core theme is so damn …

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The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

Before Nabokov's 'Lolita,' There Was Salvador Dalí's Eerily Similar 'Dullita'

Did the surrealist artist inspire the twisted literary classic?<p>When Vladimir Nabokov released <i>Lolita</i> in 1955, the Russian-American author was praised for the originality and artistry of the tale, which revolves around middle-aged professor Humbert Humbert’s perverse obsession with his pubescent …

How the discovery of a hot Jupiter's stratosphere could help the search for life on other planets

Meet WASP-121b<p>For the first time ever, an exoplanet located 880 light-years away was found to have a stratosphere — a layer in the upper atmosphere where the temperature increases the higher up you go. The discovery may help astronomers refine the techniques that could lead to the discovery of …

#6 Websites Which Can be a Book Lover's Paradise

Now, read a book on your smartphone for free<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether it's a lazy sunny afternoon or a rainy day, you are travelling or are at leisure, books have always been a much loved resort for many. While the love for a …

Scientists Just Revealed a Hidden Secret About The Sun's Inner Core

The beginning of new solar physics.<p>The innermost region of the Sun is hidden from our eyes, and it looks like this stealth has enabled the core to …

Why the Banda Islands Were Once More Valuable Than Manhattan

World<p>BANDA NEIRA, Indonesia — New York City has long been a center of global commerce, making it is easy to forget that 350 years ago the balance of economic power was very different and weighted toward a clutch of islands in what is now Indonesia.<p>The Banda Islands were once at the heart of the …

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You Can See This Gorgeous Stretch of Pacific Coast by Train for Under $100

Don't let driving detract from these views.<p>Traveling California's Pacific Coast Highway by convertible is on lots of people's bucket lists, but there's a more relaxing (traffic-free!) way to get the same views.<p>In fact, Amtrak claims the only vantage point that rivals its Pacific Surfliner route is …

Republicans complain about White House infighting

As House Republicans vented about the Senate’s failure to repeal Obamacare at a private meeting Friday morning, one member suddenly stood up to pin the blame on someone else entirely: President Donald Trump.<p>Rep. Dave Trott shocked the room when he said the president had been unhelpful on health …

The Most Anthologized Poems of the Last 25 Years

Recently, I spent a few days searching through the contents of short fiction anthologies to figure out the most frequently anthologized short stories …

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How prepared are we for an asteroid impact? NASA is conducting a test to find out

In the event of an impending asteroid impact, just how prepared are the inhabitants of Earth? NASA hopes to find out in an upcoming exercise using an actual space rock.<p>The asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass close to Earth as it hurls through the great beyond. As this is astronomy, which deals in light …

Scientists Begin Expedition To Discover Hidden Secrets Of The Sunken ‘Lost Continent’ Zealandia

Deep beneath the waves, and quietly tucked away for millions of years, is the sunken and lost continent known as Zealandia. Now, scientists have just …

A 24-foot repurposed school bus is home for this couple travelling across America

Meet the couple who have transformed a 24-foot American school bus into a stunning home on the road called Fern. Envy-inducing pictures and video show husband and wife team, Ben (29) and Mande Tucker (28) from Holland, Michigan, USA ripping out the seats and building a stylish living area in their …

From Sherlock Holmes to Tartan Noir, a decade-by-decade guide to the best British crime novels

1900s<p>Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), in which Sherlock Holmes hunts the “black beast …larger than any hound that ever mortal eye has rested upon”, is the greatest case of the world’s greatest detective, and still grips readers as irresistibly as the Grimpen Mire …

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A neuroscientist explains why he always picks the 2nd menu item on a list of specials

For the past year, whenever the Northwestern University neuroscientist has gone out to eat, he's automatically selected the second menu item on the list of specials, no matter what it is.<p>"Sometimes it's a big failure, but sometimes it's also a big failure when I choose myself," he said.<p>Cerf …

Half Our Body's Atoms Could Have Come From Outside The Galaxy

We are all made of stars.<p>New research suggests up to half the matter in the Milky Way – including the atoms that make up all of us – could have come …

The 10 Best Spy Movies Ever Made

Some unconventional picks.<p>Spying is not so different from making a movie. "Twenty-four lies per second" is how director Michael Haneke describes filmmaking. Alfred Hitchcock knew that well, which is why he kept returning to the subject of professional liars again and again. He could relate. The …

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A visual explanation of quantum mechanics

From the ViaScience YouTube channel comes this 31-part video explainer of quantum mechanics. As the introduction video notes, there is a fair bit of …

Jupiter is so big it does not actually orbit the sun

One of my daughter's favorite books is "Space Walk" by Salina Yoon. Each page shows a planet accompanied by a rhyming factoid about it.<p>But each time I read it to her — sometimes three or more times a day — I furrow my nerdy brow at this line: "Of all the planets that circle the sun, giant Jupiter …

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The Anthony Scaramucci Era Will Be Freakish, Embarrassing and All Too Short

I already miss Anthony Scaramucci. Of course, he hasn’t officially been fired yet <i>(checks Twitter),</i> or committed suicide by jumping into boiling steak …

Study shows ancient Canaanites survived divine call in Bible for them to be wiped out

The ancient Canaanites survived a divine call for their elimination and went on to become modern-day Lebanese, a study has found.<p>According to the Bible, God had ordered the Israelites to exterminate the Canaanites, a people who lived between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago in the Middle East.<p>“You shall …

3 Supernatural Noir Tales That Reflect The Inhuman Condition

<i>Jason Heller is a senior writer at</i> The A.V. Club, <i>a Hugo Award-winning editor and author of the novel</i> Taft 2012.<p>Los Angeles is the city of many great traditions — one of them being crime fiction. From the hardboiled classics of Raymond Chandler to the gritty noir of James Ellroy, numerous novels …

We are all made of stars: half our bodies' atoms 'formed beyond the Milky Way'

Simulations reveal that up to half the material in our galaxy arrived from smaller galactic neighbours, as a result of powerful supernova explosions<p>Nearly half of the atoms that make up our bodies may have formed beyond the Milky Way and travelled to the solar system on intergalactic winds driven …