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Graphic Shows the House Plants That Naturally Clean the Air in Your Home, According to a NASA Study

This is a quick public service announcement. If you believe in science and facts, read on.<p>Back in the 1980s, NASA published a research report called …

The Best ISO-Certified Gear to See the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Photo Credit: Purch<p>Slide 1 of 43<p>Gear Up for the Solar Eclipse!<p>When the Great American Total Solar Eclipse sweeps across the U.S. on Aug. 21, you'll …

Humans Might Have Evolved to Identify Faces Like Chimps Recognise Butts

We're all buttheads when it comes down to it.<p>Scientists studying chimp behaviour say the animals use the same process to identify a pair of buttocks …

Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search

Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you inexpensive stopovers — essentially multi-day layovers when you can explore a connecting city between other …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

10 of the best walking and hiking adventures in the world

Backpacking the Appalachian Trail<p>Hike North America's most famous trail the original way, carrying all you need on your back and staying in huts …

Hiking

This 'Hourglass' Liquid Battery Runs on Gravity

Scientists at MIT have designed an ingenious new concept for a battery that operates on the same fundamental principal as an hourglass—it relies on …

Adorable Teddy Bear-like "Magic Rabbit" Spotted for the First Time in Two Decades

Meet the Ili pika (<i>Ochotona iliensis</i>), an extremely elusive, cuddly creature that is rarely seen by human eyes. Native to a remote region of China, the adorable mammal has been spotted only a handful of times in the Tianshan Mountains of the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Nicknamed the “magic …

Nature

The 10 Highest-Funded Kickstarter Projects Of All Time

The crowdfunding platform puts the power in the hands (and the pockets) of the people, essentially democratizing the fundraising process and allowing startups to have a more direct line of communication with their customers. Kickstarter has raised $1,200,690,155 to successfully fund 65,076 projects …

Crowd Funding

50 unknown bars: Unsung but lovable dives, lounges and taverns.

<b>ARCHIE'S</b><br>This 67-year-old family-run bar (the current owner’s dad, Archie, ran the bar for years before retiring) attracts Ukrainian Village and …

Cocktails

How much could Rory McIlroy's win in Australia mean?

<b>By Alex Myers</b><p>Winning the Australian Open probably wasn't at the top of Rory McIlroy's list of goals for the 2013 golf season, but having a win under his Nike belt this calendar year is certainly better than having no wins. That one victory might also mean more than you think.<p>The act of just holding …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

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<i>Photos by Benjy Lipsman</i><p>We've already shared our excitement over the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago, which is happening all …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

Barcelona

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Extreme Sports

The adventure playground of the Azores

The remote Portuguese archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves – with jewel-coloured lakes to kayak, misty laurel forests to hike and sparkling lava tubes to explore.<p>Asking someone to find the Azores on a map would probably have drawn a blank look a decade ago when the remote …

Hiking

14 Ways To Enjoy New York City's Swankiest Spots For Free (Or Cheap)

From a subterranean food court inside the Plaza Hotel to little-known lunch deals at some of the city's best restaurants, here are 14 ways to enjoy New York City's fanciest venues without spending a fortune.

The Arts

Tips for Travel & Life: Let's Get Lost

"We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves."<p>-Pico Iyer<p>Some bum, some hitch, some fly, some fall. Since 2004, I've been traveling small pieces of the world in an attempt to construct a whole. From hemisphere to hemisphere, I've made a life through travel-one …

the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It’s no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). …

Rooftop Bars NYC Views - Best Hotels, Pools, Restaurants

The NYC Rooftops You Need To Hit This SummerNew YorkElizabeth BuxtonSep 14, 2017<p>The 10 BEST Rooftops In NYCNew YorkThe New PotatoJul 22, 2014

Things to do on a Sunday in New York

Forget about work in the morning: you’ve got too much partying to do today, so here are the best things to do on a Sunday in New York. Whether you’re …

Joan Didion

Simple ways to enhance your Internet privacy

Fortify your browser, opt out of location tracking, and use a virtual private network to hide your IP address.<p>Recent disclosures of U.S. government surveillance of our phone and Internet activity have heightened interest in services that promise not to collect or share our personal information.<p>One …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Library Studies

A Local's Guide To Shanghai

Shanghai has transformed so much in the past two decades, that some of its prior visitors might not recognize it anymore. To clearly appreciate Shanghai's unbelievable boom, start no further than <b>The Bund</b>. Considered to be the face of Shanghai, it's where the city gets divided by the Huangpu River …

Asia Travel