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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

New Leap Forward Understanding Origin of Life --The Spontaneous Formation of RNA on Early Earth

Today, genetic information is stored in DNA. RNA is created from DNA to put that information into action. RNA can direct the creation of proteins and …

Best weather videos of 2013

Here’s a compilation of some of the most interesting, captivating, scary, and intense weather videos of 2013.<p>It is hard to believe that 2013 is over. …

Weather

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Hotels That Make the Most of a Stellar Location

When it comes to hotels, great views are always a selling point. A cityscape, a beach sunset, a lush courtyard...pretty much any slice of wonder or beauty can bump up a room's desirability (and price). But then there are those instances when -- by virtue of its proximity to something spectacular -- …

Mandarin Oriental

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

From 'Pac-Man' to spreadsheets: digging into the Historical Software Collection

Winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013

<b>Living the View – Winner</b><p>The winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year were just announced and they include some spectacular images of UK landscapes. The winner of the overall title and the recipient of the ?10,000 grand prize was Tony Bennett of Derbyshire who shot the “magical minutes of …

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

South Carolina

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

Air America: The Dramatic Aerial Photography of Michael Light

"If you keep going up and up, the world becomes quite circular and alien. You see the world quite literally as a planet."<p>Photographer Michael Light divides his time between San Francisco and a remote house hear Mono Lake, on the eastern flank—and in the shadow—of the Sierra Nevada. An artist widely …

Ancient 'Strip Mall' Unearthed In Greece

Along the scenic coast of the northern Aegean Sea, archaeologists have uncovered a Greek portico, which, 2,500 years ago, would have been a bustling public space, something like an ancient strip mall.<p>The seaside portico, or stoa, stretches 130 feet (40 meters) across with seven rooms inside, each …

Die Like a Man: The Toxic Masculinity of Breaking Bad

<b>Spoilers for the Breaking Bad finale follow.</b><p>"It felt right and satisfying and proper to us that he went out on his own terms; he went out like a …

Inside the Nazi Mind at the Nuremberg Trials

The highest-ranking Nazis were analyzed by psychologists to figure out the root of their evil. Thomas Harding on what they discovered.<p>Why do men …

The perfect trip: Norway

This country does not do nature on a small scale. It is a land of earth-shattering glaciers, fjords of epic proportions and countless coastal islands scarcely touched by civilisation.<p>Traverse Norway'­s dramatic landscape in this ideal excursion, taking in one of the world's great rail journeys from …

European Travel

Chronicling the Seamier Side of Europe's Hottest Cities

Tour of Nokia’s Glance screen on the Lumia 925 and Amber update

We’ve reported quite a bit on Nokia’s Glance screen in the past but we also know some of you are new to Windows Phone and may have picked up a Lumia …

Windows Phone

America’s Secret Government Program to Hire Nazi War Criminals

Mad that our government lied about the NSA spying program? That’s nothing. In 1945, it lied about recruiting Nazis as spies—and the truth lay hidden …

Bohemian Rhapsody: Tour Of Prague With A Czech Prince

“Let’s take the red carpet. Why not?,” says William Lobkowicz, as we veer around the pillars of Prague’s venerable Estates Theatre. We are smiling at ourselves as the camera flashes begin strobe-ing, two American guys measuring–without having to say so–the distance from our images of Oscar night to …

Decline and fall: how American society unravelled

In or around 1978, America's character changed. For almost half a century, the United States had been a relatively egalitarian, secure, middle-class …

I Was Surprised By How Much I Loved Visiting Peru

The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of these civilizations, which left a legacy that still lives on in the art, customs and traditions found in modern-day Peru.<p>I journeyed to Peru with avid hopes of climbing Machu Picchu and sipping coca tea with locals donning …

South America

Do you deserve forgiveness in Metro: Last Light?

<i>Warning: This article contains story spoilers for Metro: Last Light</i>.<p>Metro: Last Light is watching you, silently judging your every move, deciding whether you are worthy of redemption.<p>Are you a good person? More precisely, are you unselfish? Are you concerned for the well-being of others? Do you …

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …

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Watch Thom Yorke perform “Karma Police” and “Ingenue” on Jonathan Ross Show

Tonight, Thom Yorke was the musical guest on UK television program <i>The Jonathan Ross Show</i>. He performed solo piano versions of Radiohead’s “Karma …