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I Love a Starry Night

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National Parks Road Trip: Alaska

Experience an unforgettable road trip through three of Alaska's national parks.<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport<p>Using Anchorage as a hub, these out-and-back drives lead to three huge national parks and some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular wilderness …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

Mini-apartments are the next big thing in U.S. cities

Could you live in a single-car garage? That's about the size of tiny apartments popping up in major U.S. cities where many residents live alone. Inhabitants say the key is keeping only stuff you use.<p>NEW YORK — When Gil Blattner hired a housekeeper for his elegant apartment with 12-foot ceilings, …

Scientists Are Petitioning NASA To Search For Martian DNA

In order to investigate the possible origin of life on Mars and Earth, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) want NASA's next Mars rover to probe the Red Planet's surface for genetic material by analyzing soil and ice samples with a DNA-sequencing …

Hawaii Offers Homeless One-Way Tickets

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.<p>The human body has 100 trillion highly-specialized cells. Each of these cells has sets …

In pictures: Inside the heart

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has announced the winners of its "Reflections of Research" competition.

What is an Analemma?

<i>What is an Analemma?</i><p><i>An analemma is the figure “8″ loop that results when one observes the position of the sun at the same time during the day over the course of a year. Due to the earth’s tilt about its axis (23.45°) and its elliptical orbit about the sun, the location of the sun is not constant from day to day when observed at the same time on each day over the course of a full year. Furthermore, this loop will be inclined at different angles depending on one’s geographical latitude.</i>

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5 Horrifying Ways Plants Can Fight Back

Most people probably consider plants to be nothing more than a lovely green backdrop to their lives—one that is constantly being eaten by even the …

What is the Origin of Twerking?

From the Charleston to the Twist to the Hustle, dance fads have always served to define their decade—though not without raising a few eyebrows from …

21 Predictions for 1993 from 1893

The future just isn’t what it used to be. As a prelude to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, the American Press Association asked 74 of America’s best …

Fidel Castro: The Lost Interview

Blank on Blank has a simple mission: "We find lost interviews. You listen." Today, they present a doozy -- an interview with Fidel Castro recorded in …

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

<i>For the last couple years, Jill Harness has been rounding up the world's most beautiful libraries by continent. Here they are all in one place, in no</i> …

16 Words That Are Much Older Than They Seem

Every generation likes to think it invented slang anew, but often the latest words are actually very old. Here are 16 words that are much older than …

How to Build Your Own Canoe

A canoe trip can be a fascinating way to get back in touch with nature. If you want to really tap back into your natural roots, what better way than …

Math Square #181

Today's <b>mentalfloss.com</b> Brain Game <i>Monday Math Square</i> is brought to you by <b>WeighTees: Fun, Quirky, Quality T-shirts for sizes XL-6X</b>. My wife Kara and I …

25 Deep-Fried Foods From the Texas State Fair

For years, county fairs have been at the forefront of deep-frying science, splicing and creating mutant “foods” that are all at once monstrous and …

Harnessing the Sun With Mirrors

Take That, Mother Nature<p>The Norwegian town of Rjukan is planning for a 5-month long winter of darkness by amassing a giant contraption that will …

17 Euphemisms for Sex From the 1800s

While shoe-horning these into conversation today might prove difficult, these 17 synonyms for sex were used often enough in 19th-century England to …

How to Surf a Volcano

Volcanoes: They’re not just for disaster movies anymore. Since its invention in 2005, the extreme sport of volcano surfing has become a hot way to …

16 Amazing Places to Visit Via Google Street View

When Google Maps first rolled out the Street View feature in 2007, its collection of images was restricted to destinations within the United States, …

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13 Houses With Secret Passageways

It doesn’t matter how old you get; you never outgrow wanting to have a secret passageway or hidden room in your house. Though most of us never get to …

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