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Best Places to Party Around the World

Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting …

The greatest Sidney Crosby fan sign ever displayed (Photo)

As captured by television cameras during the rivalry night game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers, this happened on Thursday …

Video: How Mars Looked 4 Billion Years Ago

Filled with idyllic lakes and clouds!<p>What would a habitable, watery Mars look like? Four billion years ago, the dry, dusty planet may have had enough of an atmosphere to support bodies of water. Perhaps it looked like this beautiful, cloud-covered lake scene that animators at NASA's Conceptual …

Fantasy Fiction

Scientists Estimate 20 Billion Earth-Like Planets In Our Galaxy

A new study suggests there could be far more Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars than once thought, some of which might even harbor life.<p>A team of astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, used the Kepler space telescope to survey …

Michael Jordan Allegedly Opted Out of a 1-on-1 Game Against Bryon Russell

Link to Media<p>Michael Jordan, the most competitive athlete in sports history, chickened out of a one-on-one challenge against a former rival.<p>That’s the story Bryon Russell is selling, at least.<p>The former Utah Jazz player who guarded Michael Jordan’s last shot in a Chicago Bulls uniform claims he …

Basketball

Work Until You Die? More Middle Class Americans Say They Can Never Retire

Forget pushing retirement off a few years. A growing number of Americans believe they’ll be working until death.<p>An alarming 37% of middle class Americans believe they’ll work until they’re too sick or until they die.<p>Another 34% believes retirement will come at the ripe age of 80. Just two years ago …

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How the man who inspired 'Memento' changed our understanding of memory

Henry Gustave Molaison was a man who couldn't make memories. Better known to neuroscientists as "HM", the late Molaison suffered from seizures as a young man and struggled to lead a normal life, but things took a dramatic shift after he received a lobotomy in August 1953. Doctors removed large …

Is it easier to pirate movies or stream them? New website aims to find out

Often times the most pirated movies each week can't streamed or rented online to begin with. That's according to piracydata.org, a new website that — simply by pointing out the lack of convenient viewing options — is trying to shift some responsibility for rampant internet piracy back to content …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

The 15 Wittiest Things Oscar Wilde Ever Said

Or wrote. Maybe. (He said a lot of witty things).<p>Happy birthday, you quote machine, you!<p>All photos by Napoleon Sarony, via Oscar Wilde In America.

Oscar Wilde

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

B-movie

Exercise May Help Knees More Than Glucosamine And Chondroitin

If you're among the estimated 27 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, then perhaps you've tried the nutritional supplements glucosamine and chondroitin. They've been marketed for joint health for about 20 years, and sales are still brisk. But do they help?<p>Some horses …

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 …

'This Chap Has Been A Colossus': Indian Cricket Star To Retire

Sachin Tendulkar is not only perhaps the best batsman to ever play cricket, he is considered an icon. Thursday, he announced his plan to retire.<p>It's almost impossible to find an American sports analogy for how huge Tendulkar is in India, where interest in cricket tends toward obsessive, says Indian …

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Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need<p>WH Editors<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close …

'World's Most Traveled' Man, Mike Spencer Bown, Heads Home After 23-Year Journey

Should 44-year-old Mike Spencer Bown ever find himself portrayed in pop culture, the best analogue would likely be Dos Equis' (fictional) beer endorser, the "Most Interesting Man in the World."<p>His promo would read something like this: "He invented the term 'Wanderlust;' His Facebook profile reads …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Current Star Trek Character Faces Morphed With Older

Captain Kirk: William Shatner/Chris Pine<p>This is a series of old and new Star Trek character faces morphed together by deviantARTist ThatNordicGuy (no …

Colonel Sanders Ketchup Packet Trick Will Haunt Your Dreams (GIF)

Want to freak out your friends the next time you visit KFC? Strategically prick holes in a ketchup packet and squeeze. Take a look at the GIF below to see what we mean.<p>COLONEL SANDERS IS COMING TO EAT YOUR SOUL.<p>[h/t Reddit]

Researchers Build A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a cool innovation that could make particle accelerators much smaller than they are today. Using a laser, they successfully accelerated electrons in a chip about 3 mm long. These findings have been published in <i>Nature.</i><p>Particle …

17 Excellent Pieces Of Marriage Advice From Divorced People

Dana Adam Shapiro spent over three years interviewing hundreds of divorced people about marriage for his book, You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married), now out in paperback. Here are some words of wisdom from them.

Relationships

10 Things We Learned From 'Breaking Bad' S5E15 "Granite State" – /Film

As we promised in “The Ones Who Knock” Kickstarter, I will be doing weekly recaps here for each episode of <i>Breaking Bad</i>. For those of you unfamiliar …

TV

11 Terrifying Childcare Inventions From The Early 20th Century

Enjoy the motorized hanging cradle, the baby gas mask, the UV-ray baby branding prod, and more "infant-friendly" gadgets from the Popular Science archives.<p>Updated:<p>There are certain areas of expertise that came naturally to us over the years: cars, space, aviation, and computers, to name a few. …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Jurassic Park's Dinosaur Supervisor had ONE job: http://t.co/QdSTCFZWJL (via @jonnot)

5 Horrifying Truths About Being a Medical Doctor

·<p>On paper, being a doctor seems pretty great. The money is good, it makes everyone around you feel inferior, and you get a diploma that literally …

Medicine

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet