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Insect Mechanical Gears: Scientists 'Totally Dumbfounded' by New Discovery

The Issus, insects also known as planthoppers, use structures in their legs that are like mechanical gears to propel them, scientists discovered.<p>The …

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Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

We’re all Martians, aren’t we?

The notion that life on Earth has extra-terrestrial origins has provided fertile ground for scientists and science fiction writers alike. With one key difference.<p>It’s the greatest story ever told. But any decent publisher would most likely reject even the latest draft of the complete chronological …

NASA Scientists Answer Your Burning Questions About Voyager 1

Voyager 1 has officially entered interstellar space. How long will the spacecraft have power? When might it reach another star? The NASA team answered these questions and more on Reddit.<p>NASA announced yesterday that its Voyager 1 spacecraft, which blasted off in 1977 and is the farthest human-made …

The Week In Numbers: A One-Way Trip To Mars, The Next Space Shuttle, And More

<b>$3.6 billion</b>: the funding a team of engineers needs to complete development of the Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine, a new type of engine that could make runway-to-orbit space missions a reality<p><b>2,656</b>: the number of times these three astronauts orbited Earth during their 166 days aboard the …

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 …

Best places to get naked

It's not news to point out that the human body has been fetishized by advertising, consumerism, cinema, etc. There is, however, no better way to realize the folly of this fetishism than to get naked with others (in some non-sexual way) and see how quickly the symbolic becomes hyperbolic. Here are …

101 Places available for preorder!

WE GAVE OUR contributors at Matador a guerilla mission to “assess” how and where people get fucked up all over the globe, and to write about it as …

The Travel Habits of Brazilians: U.S. Tops As Most Popular

Slightly less than half of survey participants had actually taken a long-haul trip in the past 3 years, with the remaining 53% aspiring to travel …

Moscow's Stunning Metro System Feels Like A Trip Back In Time

What's more impressive is that the system is still decorated with the work of the Soviet artists who created murals, mosaics, and stained glass panels to make spending time underground a more pleasant experience.<p>Riding the metro is Moscow isn't just a quick way to get around a city known for long, …

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Watching Australia's wildlife

Wildlife is one of Australia’s top selling points, and justifiably so. A network of national parks, state forests and reserves is home to unique and fascinating native fauna, and although many of the furry mammals are nocturnal, during the daylight the birdlife is vibrant, noisy and colourful.<p>If …

Thailand's Currency Weakens, Giving Way to Tourist Boom

Bangkok’s backpacker district is throbbing with American chart-toppers as young travellers stroll down Khao San Road in flip-flops. Some are wolfing …

Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

Is Jamaica Kid-Friendly?

Right or wrong, Jamaica isn’t always considered the most “family-friendly” destination in the Caribbean. Some parents I know associate the island with reggae, Rastafarians, and reefer, and media reports of serious crime, particularly around the capital of Kingston, haven’t helped matters.<p>Plenty of …

13 moments of culture shock for the first-time American traveler

MY FIRST TIME ABROAD, I knew things were going to be different the moment I saw my European host dad strip down to a speedo tighter than my bikini …

Never Underestimate the Power of Researching Your Trip - Vagabondish

Ugh. Having to spend hour upon hour and day upon day reading, surfing, and researching your next destination can quickly turn your vacation into work …

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Tourist Fatally Attacked at Turkish UNESCO World Heritage Site

A Japanese tourist was stabbed to death and her friend seriously wounded in an attack in a popular tourist destination in central Turkey, the …

Egypt's Tourism Industry Has Been Reduced to a Trickle

The lone tourist bus curved through the desert past the limestone-topped Pyramid of Khafre, leaving the camel handlers and postcard sellers trudging …

21 things that suck about living in New York (and 5 that make it worth it)

(via)<p>Whether it’s getting down to the subway or going up to your friend’s apartment in a building built in the ’30s, elevators in New York are sus as …

Apple iOS in Your Car Will Turn Emails and Texts into Driving Directions

Picture this: You are driving in your 2014 car en route to a restaurant and your wife texts you that you’ll have to sit at the bar for two hours …

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

7 Hawaiian Legends Not To Be Ignored

Visiting Hawaii and experience something strange? Maybe you heard the distant and eerie sound of an army marching or maybe your rental car broke down randomly on the Pali highway. Or maybe the strange experiences started once you got home, when you displayed your lava rock souvenir proudly on your …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

Here Are Some Of The Poignant Artifacts You'll See At The New 9/11 Memorial Museum

When it opens in the spring of next year, The 9/11 Memorial Museum will honor the memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing.<p>The museum will feature oral histories from survivors and first responders, as well as …

How to travel if you enjoy reading books more than actually traveling

I would never have become a traveler if I hadn’t been a reader first. We traveled a lot as kids, but I wasn’t as interested in looking out the window …

Top 10 Mythical Creatures (and Where to Find Them)

They are the creatures whose existence science has yet to prove. They have been spotted by the public and sometimes even captured on film.<p>The beings that make Cheapflights.com's Top 10 list of mythical beasts come to us from ancient cultures, the depths of extinction and urban legend; and while …

Is that a UFO or Bulgaria’s Abandoned Buzludzha Monument to Socialism?

Think you’ve spotted a UFO? Think again. Nina Strochlic on the now-abandoned, saucer-like structure on a remote mountaintop in Bulgaria.<p>UFO sightings …