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5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Top 4 keys to mastering moon phases

The most important key is to think of the moon as a world in space, with a day and night side.<p><b>Why does the moon seem to change its shape every night?</b> …

22 Pregnant Belly Artworks For Any Occasion

Woah, Belly!

Artworks

Viola Yee's answer to How and when did the color blue become the default for jeans?

Denim was produced in Nimes, France in the late 1800s. In fact it is hard to determine when they started making it; perhaps as early as the …

Clothing

Afghanistan's security forces take over from Nato

The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has announced at a ceremony that his country's armed forces are taking over the lead for security nationwide from …

Nasa selects newest class of astronauts who could lead mission to Mars

Members of Nasa's newest astronaut class, a group that includes the highest number of women since the program began more than 50 years ago, have been …

George Zimmerman trial: Attorneys reach their goal of 40 potential jurors

SANFORD - After seven long, tedious days of going over the same set of questions dozens of times, attorneys in the George Zimmerman murder trial on Tuesday finished Round One of that process.<p>That means the trial's first witness could take the stand as early as Thursday.<p>But first comes Wednesday. At …

Crime

G8: Cameron secures global tax crackdown on secretive firms

David Cameron has ordered a crackdown on secretive firms and trusts as he heralded an historic global deal to stop tax avoidance.<p>The news came as a Number 10’s tax adviser warned that African countries are losing twice as much in avoided tax as they are getting in aid from the West.<p>Paul Collier, a …

Corruption

Fraud map reveals UK's ID theft hotspots

Criminals are targeting inner city areas but also affuent residents in upmarket towns such as St Albans and Camberley.<p>The UK's top spot for identity fraud has been revealed as East Ham in London, with about seven times more attempts than the national average.<p>Outside London, Altrincham in Cheshire …

Housing

Vatican to announce John Paul II 'miracle'

The Vatican has secretly attributed a mystery miracle to the late John Paul II, clearing the way for him to be declared a saint.<p>The Holy See has yet to reveal what the miracle was or where and when it took place but <b>Vatican</b> sources said it would “amaze the world”.<p>It concerns the “extraordinary …

'It was better than meeting Katy Perry', girl who took princes' photo speaks about her surprise encounter

The schoolgirl who was pictured jumping for joy when she took a photograph of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry has spoken about her surprise encounter.<p>Now identified as 14-year-old Andrea Rubio, the schoolgirl she has spoken about her unexpected 15 minutes of fame after bumping into the …

Prince Harry

Excerpt From '2312'

2312 is available on Amazon.<p>Prologue<p>The sun is always just about to rise. Mercury rotates so slowly that you can walk fast enough over its rocky surface to stay ahead of the dawn; and so many people do. Many have made this a way of life. They walk roughly westward, staying always ahead of the …

Tutorial: Three Different Ways to Shoot Day-to-Night Time-Lapses

The know-how to properly shoot day-to-night or night-to-day when you’re capturing a time-lapse can add a special something to your final product, but …

Samuel L. Jackson reads “Breaking Bad” monologue

The actor releases a second monologue as part of a contest to raise donations for the Alzheimer’s Association<p>For the past two weeks, actor Samuel L. Jackson has been hosting a contest to drive donations towards the Alzheimer's Association, supporting research for a disease that afflicted his late …

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …

Here's 20 Startling Images Invisible To The Naked Eye

When it comes to the world around use, not everything is as it seems. Here's 20 every objects including the likes of coffee, cigarette rolling …

Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People

The microbial community in the ground is as important as the one in our guts.<p>A small pine tree grown in a glass box reveals the level of white, finely branched mycorrhizal threads or "mycelium" that attach to roots and feed the plant. (<i>David Read</i>)<p>We have been hearing a lot recently about a …

10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics

The study of physics is the study of the universe—and more specifically, just how the hell the universe works. It is without a doubt the most …

May 2013

This is your brain on fatherhood: Dads experience hormonal changes too, research shows

The trick to fatherhood has a lot to do with the brain — and how close a dad gets to his kids. At least that's the message from a mounting pile of research into the neurological and hormonal cues that translate into fatherly nurturing. And what better time to keep that message in mind than on …