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Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon. How Does that Happen?

New images NASA received from the Cassini spacecraft seem to show the small moon being born, a little icy rock dubbed “Peggy.”

30 images of Scotland we can’t stop looking at

IF YOU’VE NEVER LOOKED AT a topographical map of Scotland, I’d encourage you to do so now. The northern third of the island of Great Britain is one …

Scotland

Mapped: Tipping customs around the world

TIPPING IS A SENSITIVE SUBJECT, and some travelers dread the first confusing post-meal moment in a new place when they realize they don’t know the …

Eastern Europe

Where Are the Most Spectacular Campsites in the Southeast?

The Southeast is brimming with spectacular places to camp along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, hugging the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, and at many points in-between. What set the sites below apart are their locations within prize recreation areas, seclusion, pristine …

Hiking

These Awesome Croatian Tours Take You To 'Game Of Thrones' Filming Locations

Tour operator Viator is offering a one-day walking tour of Dubrovnik — which became King's Landing in Season 2 — for around $80, while another company, Collete, provides a 12-day Discover Croatia tour with "Game of Thrones" highlights, starting at $2,149.<p>Tour operators are getting creative to make …

How deep is deep? Imagining the MH370 search underwater

Just how hard is it to find a plane at the bottom of the ocean?<p>Imagine standing on a mountain top and trying to spot a suitcase on the ground below. Then imagine doing it in complete darkness.<p>That's basically what crews searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been trying to do for a …

Cruises That Are Fun for the Young and Adventurous

Once seen as the domain of older travelers and those with small children, cruise lines have made great strides in improving their offerings for singles.<p>Traditionally, traveling as a single has its own bag of complications. While most cruise lines offer single occupancy booking, there is usually an …

Limits Contact With Russia, Except for Space Station

NASA said Wednesday that it's suspending most of its contacts with Russian officials due to U.S.-Russian frictions over Ukraine and Crimea.<p>The suspension does not affect operations on the International Space Station, in which the United States and Russia are the main partners. It does, however, …

Space Exploration

Bangkok scrap workers cut into live World War 2 bomb, explosion kills seven

Thai scrapyard workers accidentally detonated a suspected World War II-era bomb Wednesday, killing seven and injuring 19 after attempting to cut into it with a blowtorch.<p>The device was discovered at a construction site in Bangkok, and moved to a scrapyard before workers tampered with it, in an …

Bill Clinton: 'I Wouldn't Be Surprised' by Alien Visit

Former President Bill Clinton said he “wouldn't be surprised” if Earth was eventually visited by aliens.<p>“I don’t know,” he said when quizzed on the subject by talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday. “But if we were visited someday I wouldn’t be surprised. I just hope that it’s not like …

Talk Shows

Google Street View lets users explore Angkor’s 1000-year-old temples

From student backpackers traveling on a shoestring to retirees crossing off another place on the bucket list, Angkor in Cambodia is on the itinerary of just about every keen globetrotter. And now it’s on Google Street View, too.<p>The historic location, famous for its prominent role in the nation’s …

Dark chocolate ingredient may prevent obesity, diabetes, study shows

Snacking on unprocessed dark chocolate may help reduce a person’s risk of obesity and diabetes, Medical Daily reported.<p>Dark chocolate is rich in flavonols, a type of antioxidant shown to improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow. In order to determine whether …

Jennifer Weiner on Taking Women Writers Seriously

In 2007, she wrote a 2500-word essay for us about this very subject.<p><i>In ELLE's April issue, we asked some of our favorite female novelists to recommend their favorite female novelists—proof women are writing the Great American Novel. We were inspired to weigh in when mega-selling writer Jennifer</i> …

Navigations: Laisvé

It is one of the great regrets of travel: You meet someone on a journey, come to know them intimately in just a few hours, then never see them again. You promise to keep in touch, but it seldom happens. When you return home, your own life takes over, and so does theirs, and the bond begins to …

Try It Now

Tesla Takes Action, Is Cleared In A Federal Safety Investigation

The U.S. government said Friday that it has closed an investigation in fires on the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan. According to Reuters, it said it did not find a “defect trend” that led to two episodes of fires in the United States and another in Mexico.<p>On its website, the government said …

GM recall woes continue with 662,000 pickup trucks and Cruze sedans

<i>UPDATE: This story has been amended from its originally published version to include new information including a Cruze recall press release and a quote from General Motors.</i><p>General Motors can't seem to get its name out of the "bad news" column. Two more recalls were announced late Friday evening …

GM Issues Stop-Sale on 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze, Won't Say Why

Amid all of its recall woes, GM has just issued a stop-sale order for 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze models equipped with the 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4, but the General isn’t exactly saying why.<p>According to <i>Automotive News</i>, GM emailed an urgent stop-delivery memo to all U.S. Chevrolet dealers for …

Time to Update the Bucketlist Again with "Base Camp Greenland" - Vagabondish

As the world continues to shrink, finding still undiscovered destinations is increasingly difficult. Hell, commercial space trips are shaping up to …

Nepal to station officials at Mt Everest base camp to control crowds of tourists

Nepal plans to minimise the congestion of climbers near the 8,850m (29,035ft) summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather, officials said on Monday.<p>One of the initiatives includes introducing separate fixed ropes for climbers ascending …

Brilliant Fireball Over Canada Sparks Meteorite Hunt

Scientists are rushing to the site of a possible meteorite impact after a bright fireball lit up the skies over southwestern Ontario on Tuesday night.<p>The basketball-sized fireball was spotted at 10:24 p.m. local time in seven all-sky cameras operated by the Southern Ontario Meteor Network, …

Meteorites

WW1 bombs polluting drinking water in France and Belgium

Two Belgian workmen have been killed by a First World War shell, which they had dug up on a building site.<p>Every year hundreds of tons of ammunition is found in northern France and Belgium. Now there's also concern that it's contaminating the water table with dangerous chemicals.<p>Angus Crawford …

World History

NASA discovers new gully on Mars

A NASA spacecraft has spotted a big gully on Mars, a feature that appears to have formed only within the last three years.<p>The powerful HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) imaged the channel, which is found on the slope of a crater wall in the Red Planet's mid-southern …

Gravitational waves discovery: 'We have a first tantalising glimpse of the cosmic birth pangs'

Ian Sample explains the importance of the discovery of primordial gravitational waves, dating back to the big bang, while eminent physicists and astronomers react to the news<p>The sighting came from a small telescope on the roof of a laboratory sat on the ice sheet three quarters of a mile from the …

Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012 | Reuters

(Reuters) - Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.<p>This image, captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows the M5.3 class solar flare that peaked on July 4, 2012, at …

Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings

Greece's cultural gems have become the focus of renewed protest on the streets of Athens following the cash-strapped government's announcement of plans to include prime properties around the Acropolis, and other landmark buildings, in its privatisation programme.<p>Furious opponents marched through …

1,500-Year-Old Antarctic Moss Brought Back to Life

Moss frozen on an Antarctic island for more than 1,500 years was brought back to life in a British laboratory, researchers report.<p>The verdant growth marks the first time a plant has been resurrected after such a long freeze, the researchers said. "This is the very first instance we have of any …

Antarctica

The Planet Mercury Is Shrinking

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Mercury, already our smallest planet, is shrinking.<p>The news comes as NASA marks the third year of …