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Astronomers observe an object in space unlike anything they've seen before

Astronomers recently observed a type of object in space unlike anything we’ve come across before. 288P is a binary asteroid – or two asteroids …

Astronomy

National Parks Road Trip of a Lifetime

The greatest road on earth<p>Here’s something we can all agree on: This country deserves to have its very best places protected and enjoyed. That’s what …

This Guy Flew His Camera Drone Onto, Inside, and Under a Moving Train

Camera drone operator Paul Nurkkala just released a video titled “Flight of the Year” that showcases his world-class drone piloting skills. He …

A beginner’s guide to pickling

Your harvests may have been bountiful, but by now you must be bored with making chutney. It’s time to embrace brine. With the help of salt water, a process known as lacto-fermentation can give surplus veg a new lease of life.<p>Fermented foods are manna for good gut flora, and fermented pickles are …

Gardening

16 Clever Designer Solutions to the Most Common Small-Space Conundrums

An old home with a lack of square footage might feel limiting to some, but the 900-square-foot, 1900s-era Sunset Smart Cottage proves any space can be transformed with strategic decorating and innovative home gadgets. Even the interior design concept for the cottage involved an emerging tech trend: …

Home Decorating

Scientific breakthrough sees creation of antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains

Scientists have developed an antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains.<p>Already tested on monkeys, trials on human beings could begin next year, the BBC reported.<p>Up until now, HIV has been difficult to treat because of its ability to mutate and change its appearance.<p>Eventually, the human body …

Public Health

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

Cooking

How to sneak up on a seal (and other wildlife photography tips)

Splash! There’s a ripple on the water and I grapple with my camera to focus on the river. An otter-sized ripple is radiating out across the current. But it turns out to be from a fluorescent stick that’s been tossed into the river and is now being chased by a swimming dog. I lower my camera. Even …

Nature Photography

A Meteor Shower and 8 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in October

Get ready to see the Green Giant, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings shooting stars, pretty planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the eerie pyramid-shaped zodiacal light.<p>So dust off those binoculars and mark your …

Amelia Freer: how to make a fresh start with food

If there’s one message I want readers to take away from my book and forthcoming Stella columns, it’s this: if you’re looking to nourish your mind and body in the most efficient and nurturing way, get into the kitchen with a few simple, delicious ingredients and cook!<p>Before I became a nutritional …

The world reached 3 dangerous climate change milestones this summer

In 1848, two ships — the HMS Terror and the HMS Erebus — sank while trying to navigate through the Northwest Passage. It was brutal: a 900-mile-long sea route punctuated with heavy sea ice that connects the northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans through an arctic maze. Neither ship made it. All 129 …

4 Really Simple Steps to Help You Achieve Any Goal

That's all it takes! Courtesy of Harvard Business Review.<p>Originally published by <b>Marshall Goldsmith</b> on LinkedIn: Four Simple Steps to the Life of Your Dreams!<p>My good friend, designer Ayse Birsel, has taught me a wonderful new and fun way to make amazing changes in my life. She calls her process …

What is a vaginal massage and do you need one?

Well first of all, we're calling the vagina a ‘yoni’<p>Vaginal massage is fast becoming a ‘thing’, and despite it sounding like something that comes …

Microbeads 'to be banned in household products by the end of next year'

Microbeads in body scrubs, toothpastes, beauty products and other everyday household products could be banned from the end of next year under government plans, The Telegraph can disclose.<p>Ministers are expected to unveil plans for the ban tomorrow. A consultation will be launched to establish how …

7 Remarkably Powerful Keys to Happiness and Success (According to Science) | Inc.com

Do you ever feel like you're always striving towards something--like a doing well at a job, finishing a project, or even meeting a deadline--without fully reaping the potential benefits that come after attaining it because you're so burnt out? Chances are, you're not the only one.<p>Very often, people …

Self-improvement

4 Long Weekend Picks from Adventure Pros

Is there anything as magical as tacking on an extra day of freedom to the end of a long workweek? Labor Day, the mother of all three-day weekends is upon us, which means you’re going to need a plan. You could spend those 72 hours in a daze of naps and Netflix (a perfectly legitimate lifestyle …

Adventure Travel

20 Impressive vegetable garden designs and plans

The vegetable garden designs are suitable for those who have a lot of spare time. Indeed, you will be very busy to keep the entire plant. Vegetable …

Gardening

Scientists call for better plastics design to protect marine life

Plastics should be better designed to encourage recycling and prevent wasteful single-use containers finding their way into our oceans, where they break up into small pieces and are swallowed by marine animals, scientists said on Thursday.<p>This could be as effective as a ban on microbeads, proposed …

Pollution

Peru Affords Full Protection to World’s Largest Known Manta Population

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p><b>Text and Photos by iLCP Fellows Shawn Heinrichs</b><p>In a …

Conservation

35 pieces of life advice from women who’ve lived to be 100

Drink lots, have sex and don't take life too seriously<p>The world’s longest living woman reached the grand old age of 116 years old, and advances in …

Greek island holiday guide: Crete

Crete is exceptional in many ways. It is the largest Greek island, has the most diverse mix of landscapes, and stands far to the south of most of the rest of the country. Bits of it are reminiscent of other parts of Greece, but on the whole it stands alone and has its own unmistakeable culture and …

How to take better holiday photos through science

I am not being altogether serious but my goal here is to dismantle C.P. Snow’s separation of the sciences and the humanities into ‘two cultures’ to help you take better photographs.<p>The division is for the most part imaginary – a self-fulfilling prophecy. People of intelligence usually have broad …

Photography

My new attitude to travel is to skip the iconic – and I thank my father for that

My father, who lives in India, loathes travel. He will tell you this himself. When he hears about other people’s road trips, he shakes his head, wishing they had more common sense. The greatest pleasure, for him, is to be at home, reading the news and eating rice and coconut <i>chammanthi</i>. Ideally, the …

Travel

The weather in space is causing power outages on Earth

The Earth’s magnetic field—known as the “magnetosphere”—protects our atmosphere from “solar wind.” That’s the constant stream of charged particles flowing outward from the sun. When the magnetosphere shields Earth from these solar particles, they get funneled toward the polar regions of our …

Astronomy

Transformed by Travel: Nine Stories

This year, at the ILTM conference in <b>Cape Town</b>, the most buzzed about topic was transformative travel. And, in many respects, Africa has been ahead of the curve in offering these life-changing experiences.<p>As travel consultant Anita Mendiratta declared in her keynote, “You may leave Africa, but …

"May I help you?" - An unimpressed Brown Booby spotted at Christmas Island (Photo via IG/chrisbrayphotography) http://t.co/Mj17rOFZQo

10 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Roses

Technically, they don't have thorns.<p>These blooming beauties are way more interesting (and much older) than you think.