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What You Need to Know For an Amazing Amsterdam Adventure

Simply put, Amsterdam is a stunner. No, scratch that thought. It's a dream destination. After just one visit, you'll forever have the image of houseboats bobbing sketched in your mind and the sound of bike bells ringing in your ears. Even a year later, I can still here that vivacious hum: <i>cling,</i> …

50 trips everyone should take in South America

However, for anyone not quitting their jobs to travel full time, we've rounded up the 50 absolute must-dos in South America.<p>From surfing to skiing, dry deserts to lush rainforests, and Inca pyramids to colonial architecture, here are the ultimate adventures to take.

South America

Friendliest (and least friendly) US cities according to Conde Nast Traveler

It’s that time again, when Condé Nast Traveler lets you know the top U.S. cities where you’ll most likely hear a “Hi,” “Hello,” or “How’s it goin’?”<p>This year, a record 128,000+ of the publication’s readers participated in the 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey for 2015. Those seasoned …

New Jersey

Here’s How To Travel The World But Still Keep Your Job

A new crop of remote working programs are catering to a growing population of "digital nomads."<p>Marc Augustine has a job, but not a permanent office address.<p>He runs DsGenie Inc., a dropshipping start-up, and he's lived in the U.S., Canada, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia over the past 10 …

Roadtrippin’ the Norwegian Fjords

At the beginning of last summer, I was coming to the end of my year living in Norway and moving to Slovenia. I had done quite a lot of mountain …

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

The Conspiracy Theorist Who Duped The World's Biggest Physicists

Popular Science spoke with Rick DeLano, whose movie The Principle shows the world's most famous cosmologists promoting the idea that the Earth is the center of the universe.<p>In December, the trailer for a star-studded new documentary about the universe was uploaded to YouTube. "Everything we think …

Why Is Google Building A Robot Army?

In short: robotics world domination<p>Looking back, Google’s emergence as a robotics powerhouse seems obvious—and inevitable. First came the scattered hires of roboticists and the release of self-driving cars into Bay Area traffic. Then, the search giant reportedly bought two humanoid HUBO robots from …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Vietnam

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

Hiking

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco | Colossal

<p>Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted …

There may be other planets like ours

There are likely 40 billion Earth-like planets in our Milky Way galaxy, astronomers say.<p>We are not alone.<p>There are likely "tens of billions" of Earth-like planets in our Milky Way galaxy, according to a study released Monday by astronomers from the University of California-Berkeley and the …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

The Misconceptions of Entrepreneurship

In the past few decades entrepreneurship has been transformed from a dirty word into one of the most aspirational careers people strive for. So what …

Entrepreneurship

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 …

Hot Springs

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

Australia

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> …

Hiking

10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics

The study of physics is the study of the universe—and more specifically, just how the hell the universe works. It is without a doubt the most …