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Insider’s Guide to the Western Front

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>A hundred years after the start of World War I, northeastern France is in the spotlight, providing a beautiful backdrop to experience in person the horror and heroism of the Great War.<p>You’ll need a car to fully explore the rural WWI sites in <b>Lorraine</b>, the epicenter of Western …

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Distant Stars, Saturn's Bars, and a Trip to Mars

A supernova's ghost, Saturn's unearthly rings, and the next Mars mission's send-off round out the week's best space pictures.

6 Sky Events This Week: Dawn Planets, Lunar Encounters, and Celestial Hunter

<b>As we head toward the final days of November, skywatchers spy pretty planetary and lunar pairings and a mythical hunter, while anxiously waiting to learn of the fate of comet ISON as it rounds the sun.</b><p><b>Moon and Regulus.</b> In the hours before sunrise on Tuesday, November 26, look for the last quarter …

Hi-Def Space Selfies Coming To Your Web Browser Soon

Human Journey<p>Space buffs can expect to to ogle stunning near-real-time Earth views anytime on their computers and mobile devices once new HD cameras are installed on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA<p><b>Coming soon—take the ultimate selfie from space!</b><p>Two high-definition cameras are on their …

The Best Independent Resorts

Not every great small resort gets eaten up by corporations. Montana’s Bridger Bowlhas been a nonprofit since it opened in 1955. This winter it will complete a $4.1 million lift upgrade, but you should still aim for the Ridge. Vermont’s Mad River Glen (cooperatively owned since 1995) offers the East …

Mount Sinabung spewing pyroclastic smoke is seen from Tigapancur village on Nov. 25, 2013, in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has been intermittently erupting since September, erupted eight times in just a few hours on Sunday. Officials have reported of rocks raining down over a large area, forcing thousands to flee their homes. Photograph by Ulet Ifansasti—Getty Images (@gettyimages). For more on Mount Sinabung, visit time.com. #volcano #Indonesia

The Swing At The End Of The World Lets You Swing 2,600 Meters Above Sea Level

Playground swings are pretty fun as far as playground attractions go, but let’s face it – they’re vanilla. Luckily, the Swing at the End of the World …

Sleep With The Fishes In Underwater Bedroom At Floating Hotel In Zanzibar

The Manta Resort’s new room on Pemba Island in Zanzibar is a tropical island hotel room like any other – except that it floats anchored above a …

Wet Dog: Adorable Portraits Of Bathing Dogs by Sophie Gamand

Do you remember those old wall calendars with puppies sitting in baskets covered with flowers? Silly decorations are so yesterday – if you want to …