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Things I Love About Tanzania

Between affordable safaris to the legendary Serengeti ($150/night!), to the turquoise beaches of the Indian Ocean, to remote villages scattered among lush foliage, to lazy nights of drinking conyagi in Zanzibar... Tanzania is something the heart remembers.<p>To say I felt nervous on the Turkish …

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Video of illustrators drawing in the Hobonichi Techo day planner

In September I wrote about the Hobonichi Techo, a cult-favorite Japanese day planner that will soon be made in an English version. Here's a fun video …

Why Texas is America's Future

Oh, Texas.<p>The largest state in the 48 contiguous United States and the second most populous is often the bottom of jokes (what's the four seasons in …

What is the moon illusion?

Ever noticed a rising full moon appear huge on the horizon? It’s called the “moon illusion,” and it’s a trick your brain is playing.<p>We’ve all seen a …

Sleep lets the brain clean up

A recently discovered system that removes toxins from the brain is primarily active during sleep.<p>The finding could change scientists’ understanding …

To feed the world, oceans need more care

The latest results from an annual assessment of ocean health shows more action is needed from nations around the world to sustain the oceans’ food …

'Skull 5' Suggests Significant Change to Human Lineage

“Skull 5,” as it has been called, could link Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, Homo erectus–the classified earliest members of the Homo genus, …

For Philandering Time Travelers, A Map Of Syphilis During The Civil War

Enjoy this artifact of public health<p>This 1875 map of the prevalence of syphilis in the Union draws from one of the U.S. government's earliest sources of big data: Civil War conscription records.<p>In the age before antibiotics, syphilis rendered an individual unfit for military service. Conscripted …

Your Car Might Contain Hidden Spider Stowaways

Toyota announced is recalling about 870,000 of its most popular sedans because of a spider problem. This is not to say that you definitely have spiders in your Camry. But you could! Apparently, they can cause airbags to deploy — and not because of drivers accidentally wrecking their cars while …

Tiny sea creatures are heading for extinction

“There is overwhelming evidence that the oceans are warming and it will be the response of animals and plants to this warming that will shape how the …