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Forget Iceland — these are the 10 places around the world everyone will be visiting in 2018, according to travelers

We're barely into 2018, but travelers are already chiming in on this year's newest travel hotspots.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its annual list of global travel destinations on the rise, and this year's list includes gems from Croatia to Kenya.<p>TripAdvisor based its rankings on year-to-year …

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

Sheet Tray Pancakes Exist and Are Way Too Easy to Make

Why are we home cooks drawn to sheet tray meals? The answer is simple: Plopping everything you plan to eat on one tray means there’s only one pan to …

Breakfast

Encoded Voice Wave Rings

Stay close to your sweetheart even when you’re not near by giving her one of these unique encoded voice wave rings. The rings are available in …

Platinum

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Starstruck<p>Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven …

Astronomy

Squire, Ready My Mount: Wildlife Photographer Captures Tree Frog Riding Rhinoceros Beetle

These are the (possibly staged) shots taken by Indonesian based wildlife photographer Hendy Mp of a tree frog riding a rhinoceros beetle. They look …

Frogs

All Snape's Most Important Scenes In Chronological Order

If you haven't already seen it (or have already seen it but still need a good cry today) this is a 14-minute video of all of Severus Snape's most …

Harry Potter

Dammit, Mother Nature: Amateur Photographer Catches Weasel Riding On The Back Of Flying Woodpecker

This is the photo of a weasel riding/attacking a flying green woodpecker taken by amateur photographer (read: regular person) Martin Le-May in his …

Birds

Hoodies With Drawstrings You Can Smoke Weed Out Of

VapRwear and Hood HorkerZ are hoodies with drawstrings that serve as vaping/smoking devices. The VapRwear hoodie (~$100, includes vape pen) has a …

Water-Saving Sink Faucet Pours Water In Swirling Lattice

This is the Swirl faucet design concept from Simin Qiu. It uses two turbines to pour water in a two-layer swirling lattice. Because the water doesn't …

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

As the airborne particles turn: Across the globe, dust (red-orange) is lifted from land, sea salt (blue) swirls up from oceans, soot (green and yellow) rises from fires and sulfur (white) streams from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.<p>It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on …

Pollution

See the zodiacal light

At top: mysterious zodiacal light shining behind the Faulkes Telescope North on Maui, via Rob Ratkowksi/UH High Altitude Observatory.<p>Now that the …

Pancake Printer Prints Pretty Pancakes

The only limit is your imagination...and your pancake-flipping ability<p>When it comes to pancakes, the only shape I've really mastered is "slightly distorted circle," but the elusive <i>Millennium Falcon</i>-shaped pancake may be within my grasp. Miguel Valenzuela's PancakeBot, which has been previewed at …

What are star trails, and how can I capture them?

When a camera captures a star’s movement across the sky, it’s called a star trail. An astrophotographer explains how he does it.<p>Star trails are the …

Astronomy

Pope Francis Says Big Bang And Evolution Are Real

<i>Father Larry David is impressed!</i><p>Speaking to a recent audience at the Vatican, Pope Francis has announced he believes the Big Bang theory and …

Ticks That Can Make People Severely Allergic To Meat Are Spreading In The U.S.

Interviews with doctors suggest the Lone Star tick, and the allergy to sugars in red meat that it can cause, is on the rise.<p>Mike Abley will always remember the last hamburger he ever ate. It was more than 20 years ago, and he recalls the meat being particularly juicy and delicious.<p>But a few hours …

A Single Thread Wrapped Around Thousands of Nails

Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing shadow artworks have been featured before, uses a single, unbroken thread wrapped around thousands of nails to …

The Sixteen Most Expensive Substances In The World

This is a list of the sixteen most expensive substances in the world (above, LSD). Is it accurate? No clue, do I look like a fact-checker to you? I …

15 Amazing Science Discoveries Inspired By Complete Accidents

But frequently, some lucky accident leads to a transformative finding, provided the right person is there to realize the potential implications of that accident.<p>Then, in the part that isn't an accident, they turn that observation into something useful.<p>All of these discoveries began with an accident.<p>…

When did Toronto get so cool?

Canada’s biggest city is often overlooked in favour of Montreal or Vancouver. But these days, it exudes the kind of cool that can only come from not really caring.<p>“Clock-clock-clock-clock-KUHwhoomp!” That was the sound of the Biblio-Mat, a one-of-a-kind refrigerator-sized book vending machine, as …

7 Classic Cherry Desserts

Here, seven tried and true cherry pies, pastries and other sweets that can be made in a flash using this week’s Mad Genius Tip.<p>While cherries can …

39 Recipes to Celebrate the Beginning of Strawberry Season

We wait all year for strawberry season—it's finally here, so we're celebrating with these strawberry recipes.<p><b>Sure, you can find strawberries year-round.</b> But there's nothing like the real, ripe, red, juicy in-season stuff. And, we're thanking our lucky stars that strawberry season's just beginning. …

Hilarious Tiny Kiosks Sell Mini Coca-Cola Cans

To promote the launch of Coca-Cola Mini, advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather Berlin cleverly installed miniature kiosks in five major cities in Germany. Selling a variety of pint-sized goods like newspapers, candy bars, and snacks, and even tiny cans of Coke from mini vending machines, the …

Stare down (xpost from /r/AnimalsBeingJerks)

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

The Bird That Cries Wolf Changes Its Lies

In Aesop’s fable <i>The Boy Who Cried Wolf</i>, the titular boy repeatedly lies to nearby villagers by shouting that a wolf is attacking his flock. When a wolf actually attacks, the villagers ignore the boy’s now-genuine cries. The moral, as parents tell their children, is: Don’t lie. But it could equally …

Princes and Princesses Among 50 Egyptian Mummies Unearthed

Royal mummies from Egypt's golden age surprise scholars.<p>Offering hopes for tracing the family secrets of the ancient pharaohs, more than 50 royal mummies have emerged in Egypt's Valley of the Kings from a tomb long sealed by rubble and little suspected of harboring royalty. (Related: "Valley of the …