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6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on surface of Mars after 11 years

British Beagle 2 probe had not been seen or heard from since December 2003 and had been presumed destroyed<p>So near and yet so far. New images show that the UK’s Beagle 2 successfully landed on the surface of Mars in 2003 but failed to fully deploy its solar panels. Without these, it could not …

Space Science

Barbuda Is The Best Caribbean Island You're Not Going To

We like to think we're experts in relaxation and dreamy, beachy islands the world over. And we've seen some doozies. But let us just drop a new little nugget of knowledge on you that will hopefully blow your mind on this wintery day.<p><b>Barbuda is the best little Caribbean island you're not visiting.</b><p>In …

Astronomers Spy "Bullet" Galaxy Blasting Through Other Galaxies

A speedy space collision rips gas from a fast-moving galaxy.<p><b>What's New</b><p>A distant galaxy pierced another group of galaxies like a bullet, astronomers report, in a cosmic collision some 1.4 billion light-years away.<p>Observations from Europe's XMM-Newton X-ray space telescope reveal that the bullet …

We Tested Ben & Jerry's Exciting New Flavors

It's a big day for those with a sweet tooth: Ben & Jerry's newest line of core flavors is officially on the market. These are by no means your …

Dessert

The Founder Of Minecraft Threw An Epic Party To Celebrate His $70 Million Home Purchase

In December, Swedish video game programmer Markus Persson, best known as the creator of Minecraft, outbid Jay Z and Beyonce for a $70 million home in Beverly Hills.<p>The 23,000-square-foot home is completely over the top, with a 16-car garage, home gym, and giant infinity pool. It was the most ever …

Beverly Hills

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Travel

Seven-Year Walk Highlights Power of 'Slow Journalism'

Paul Salopek's "Out of Eden" walk may provide a new model for in-depth storytelling.<p>WASHINGTON—As he advances on a seven-year walk around the planet, journalist Paul Salopek is merging the oldest form of transportation with the newest digital technology, from Twitter to video chatting to blogging, …

New Super-Earth-Hunting Telescope Array Opens Its Eyes To The Sky

Introducing the Next-Generation Transit Survey, the sharpest exoplanet-seeking scope on Earth<p>Oh, snap. A powerful new array of telescopes took its first pictures, the European Southern Observatory announced today. "First light" photos aren't always scientifically interesting, but in the years to …

Zack Giffin: Living Tiny, Skiing Large

Imagine living in, and skiing out of, a house that's only 112 square feet.<p><i>PHOTO: Outdoor Research</i><p>While you might jokingly think that this tiny house is not much larger than your ski boot bag, professional skier Zack Giffin does just that, sometimes with up to five people living in his tiny …

Secret London: 16 more odd sights you never knew were there

Is that a nebula trapped inside a gemstone?

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Rare Earth

Three Brothers Have Been Making Mind-Blowing Snow Sculptures In Their Yard Every Year

It takes the guys 11 front yards worth of snow and up to 300 hours.<p>Here's this year's: a 12-foot-tall sea turtle.<p>"This simulates the sticky snow that you would get on a warm winter day," they explained.<p>h/t Bored Panda

Sculpture

The Best Moments from the 2015 Golden Globes in GIFs

From**Emma Stone’**s eye-roll to <b>Louis C.K.</b> freaking out over <b>Prince,</b> here are the best moments in GIFs from last night’s Golden Globe Awards.<p>Emma Stone and her big eyes get a dig from hosts <b>Tina Fey</b> and <b>Amy Poehler.</b> Her reaction is very apropos.<p>Golden Globes Emma Stone<p><b>Steve Carell</b> does in fact look …

The best of the Colorado River: one step, pedal or stroke at a time

Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …

Big asteroid swept close on January 26

Asteroid 2004 BL86 came closer than any known asteroid this large until 2027. Information and photos of the asteroid, plus links to more.<p>An asteroid …

Astronomy

Chasing History, Yosemite Climbers Sand and Superglue Their Fingers

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson take special care of their hands to help their fingertips hang on to a sheer vertical wall.<p>Soaking in hot tubs and doing dishes are to rock climbers what garlic is to vampires.<p>For all the courage and skill it takes to climb mountain walls, the thought of softened, …

International Space Station crew evacuates US section due to 'leak'

Russian officials say ‘harmful substances’ leak caused isolation of US section, but six crew – three Russians, two Americans and an Italian – out of danger<p>The crew on board the International Space Station have been forced to evacuate and seal off the US part of the station after an alarm sounded …

Space Science

Watch Green Comet Reach Peak Brightness This Week

The comet is shooting through our inner solar system for the first time in 11,000 years.<p>Keep your eyes on the skies this week and you might spot the glowing, green comet Lovejoy reaching its bright peak in the heavens.<p>Australian astronomer Terry Lovejoy first spotted comet Lovejoy (C/2014 Q2) in …

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

In Monte Carlo recently, we were window-shopping. Not only when we peeked at the displays in the windows of Cartier and Prada, Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana... but everywhere we went, all the time. We'd never witnessed anything like this up close.<p>"Monaco is the most beautiful place on earth," remarked …

This solar-powered airplane is about to take its first around-the-world flight

Bertrand Piccard had plenty of inspiration for building the world’s first solar airplane. Not only did he pilot the first around-the-world balloon flight in 1999, his father helped design the submarine that became the first to plunge undersea to hit the earth’s surface, and his grandfather rode the …

Solar Impulse

Adventure 101: Ice Climbing in Ouray

Chatter about the world’s top ice climbing spots will always circle back to <b>Ouray</b>, a sleepy town in southwestern Colorado where more than 20 years ago, a few visionary climbers started teasing streams of water down the walls of a steep, shadowy gorge.<p>Since then <b>Ouray Ice Park</b> has blossomed into an …

Climbing

Discovering wild, wonderful Nunavik, Canada

Inuit culture, curious craters and wild caribou, musk-ox and polar bears: welcome to Nunavik – Québec’s secret Arctic wonderland<p>Sunlight caught the …