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10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.<p>When you <i>need</i> to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight and a bumpy Jeep ride away.

Travel

Sea Levels Are 3 Inches Higher Than They Were in 1992

A panel of NASA scientists said Wednesday that new data shows sea levels are, on average, three inches higher than they were in 1992 due to melting …

Global Warming

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

Tourism

Facebook Takes Down ‘Project Harpoon’ Page, Which ‘Fat Shamed’ with Photoshop

Facebook has deleted a controversial page called “Project Harpoon,” which posted photos of plus-size models and celebrities next to Photoshopped …

Social Media

Carbon Capture And Storage: Global Warming Panacea, Or Fossil Fuel Pipe Dream?

Inside the offices of MIT's Energy Initiative, a campus-wide program with the ambitious goal of helping to "transform the global energy system," Howard J. Herzog, a senior research engineer, pulled out a fresh yellow legal pad and began sketching a line graph. He was responding to a straightforward …

The West is blind to the appeal of China's model of authoritarian capitalism

Momentum is gathering behind the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, a US$100 billion initiative officially launched by China last month, in the face of US opposition, to finance Asia's infrastructure needs.<p>It is the first time the US is without a role in what will be a leading financial …

China

Blob of warm Pacific water threatens ecosystem, may intensify drought

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marine life seen swimming in unusual places. Water temperatures warmer than they should be. No snow where there should be feet of it.<p>Some scientists are saying "The Blob" could be playing a factor.<p>As monikers go, the blob doesn't sound very worrisome.<p>But if you're a salmon fisherman in …

Global Warming

Cherif’s Favorite Places

Articles about 5 great lakeside homes around world on Dwell.com - Dwell

After rescuing an aging structure, a mid-century home’s views are reborn.<p>After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.<p>Forget gilded dragons, lazy Susans, and too much red—these creative Asian restaurants not only feature modern …

Prefab Homes

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Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

On being 'right' in science

<i>This post will be cross-posted on Berkeley Science Review</i><p>The other day I was standing around with a few friends arguing about ergonomics (these are …

FYI: Can Staying Positive Extend Your Life?

Maybe, but no one has ever proved it.<p>The belief that optimism can keep you alive—or at least stave off cancer—gained traction after the release of a study in the Lancet medical journal in 1979. The study followed six dozen recovering breast-cancer patients for five years. Researchers found that …

Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness

New research suggests that language can both enhance and diminish the sensitivity of our vision<p>The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said that, "the limits of my language mean the limits of my world," meaning that we can only understand the world through the language we use, and that if our …

Why Chinese Kids Are Terrible At Spelling Bees

Globalization brings texting and spelling bees to China, with unfortunate results.<p>Taking a cue from the U.S., China's state-run CCTV has started hosting spelling bees. Sounds fun, right? Except they've started to find that Chinese kids and adults are actually pretty bad at recalling how to write in …

What's Killing the World's Amphibians?

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Staying Safe in a Biology Revolution

Science Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Bring Hip-Hop Into The Classroom

Source: NPR<p>Credit: Adam Cole, Maggie Starbard, Ben de la Cruz<p><i>This story comes to us from our friends at the science desk. They produced the 7-minute video documentary you see above.</i><p>"Modern-day rappers — all they talk about is money, and all these unnecessary and irrelevant topics," says Victoria …

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

When decisions are tough, it pays to think as a colony | Ars Technica

Individual ants do well on easy decisions, but tackling tough ones takes a group.<p>There can be many benefits to living in a group: better protection …