Sara Bates

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This Fish Looks Like a Muppet

(Video Link)<p>The Smithsonian’s Smart News blog headlines <b>its post</b> as “The Red Batfish Looks Like a Muppet, Is Actually a Clam, And Should Be Your New …

Burma trips go ahead despite explosions

Travel companies specialising in Burma are hoping that the current wave of small explosions that have rocked Rangoon (Yangon) and other parts of the country will prove to be isolated incidents that do not deter the increasing numbers of British travellers keen to see the country.<p>Safety concerns …

NASA Shutdown Unleashes Beautiful Astronaut Photos on Twitter

<b>Despite the two-week old government shutdown and NASA’s official online presence going completely dark, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have still been tweeting away and sharing some pretty spectacular snapshots.</b><p>During the shutdown, NASA has kept Mission Control lights on at …

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First Evidence Found of a Comet Strike on Earth

Comet exploded 28 million years ago over Egypt, new study suggests.<p><b>Saharan glass and a brooch belonging to King Tut provide the first evidence of a comet directly impacting Earth, a new study claims. The finding may help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding the birth of our solar system.</b><p>About …

Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

Paloma Faith's road trip through California

Being a dreamer has its pros and cons. It’s being a dreamer that brought me on this trip, to explore the America of fiction, the America of the great minds that I so admire: people such as Charles Bukowski, David Lynch and Henry Miller. I was in search of the weird and wonderful, the striking …

The world's first remote-controlled tourist

The project, which has been running this week, involves two real people responding to requests to explore various parts of the city.<p>Their travels are captured using helmet-mounted cameras and microphones, with footage streamed live online.<p>So far, they have taken in recognisable landmarks such as …

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Backpacking in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Forget yoga retreats. If you want to find yourself in south-east Asia, says <b>Susan Smillie</b>, try learning to dive in Thailand, jumping on a motorbike in Vietnam or just chilling in Cambodia<p>I've been sitting still for an hour, watching, listening, in the dark. Macaques swing through the cliff-top trees …