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The best adventure holidays for 2015

Surf in solitude in Mozambique, go hiking in Kurdistan or bumble through Spain in a 2CV … we round up the best new adventures for 2015<p><b>Desert exploring and kayaking, Djibouti</b><p>Hard-pushed to pinpoint it on a map? You’re not alone. On the Horn of Africa, bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, this …

Costa Rica

Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

Exclusive Interview: Men Doing Yoga Display Incredible Feats of Grace and Strength

Peace, elegance and grace meet strength, power and control in these portraits of male yoga practitioners. Last year, when Los Angeles-based photographer Amy Goalen started practicing power yoga, she also started photographing her male yoga teacher. It soon became a larger project, and as more male …

Yoga

Behind the Shot: Climbing New Routes Along the Green River, Utah

<i>See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery.</i><p>Adventure photographer Celin Serbo spends the year photographing top tier athletes, often taking on the same challenges the athletes face to get the shot. In the summer of 2013, Serbo headed to Utah’s Green River with climbers Alex …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Human Brains Now Understand Smiley Emoticon Like A Real Face

Just don't turn that :-) upside down.<p>The brain is great at recognizing faces. When you see a face, specific areas of the occipitotemporal cortex are activated. But what about emoticons, such as the smiley face--how does the brain react? Is it possible that they might be seen similarly to faces, …

The Brain

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Breakthrough could help battle diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's but ethical concerns remain over animal testing<p>Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the …

Surreal Sculptures of Disintegrating Animals

Tomohiro Inaba is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that look like they are disintegrating into thin air. The Japanese artist's steel sculptures titled <i>Promise of Our Star</i> and <i>Next to the World</i> are particularly effective in the visual illusion. Each figure offers a duality that …

Sculpture

Meditative Moments of Solitude Expressed in Black and White

Self-taught photographer Miro Simko captures strikingly secluded moments in his series entitled <i>Solitariness</i>. Each photo features a single car, truck, or person moving along an empty highway or a deserted back road. The strong contrast between one long strand of road and a single subject creates a …

Photography

A Giant Twisting Serpent Skeleton Emerges from the Loire River in France | Colossal

<p>Completed in 2012, Serpent d’océan is a giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton by artist Huang Yong Ping (previously) situated off the shore of the …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

Jesus

How to train a deadly komodo dragon

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

'You'll never get your head around how big the universe is,' warns astronomer Pete Edwards of the University of Durham in this film about measuring astronomical distances. 'There are as many stars in the universe as there are grains of sand on the Earth.' So how far is a light year? And supposing …

Arm Workout: One-Arm Cable Preacher Curl

Building bigger biceps means placing them under as much tension as possible, and you’d be hard-pressed to find an exercise that does this as …

Last Set Mayhem

Here's what you need to know...<p>Bodybuilders and strength athletes typically follow either volume-based or intensity-based programs, but a hybrid …

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

Why are so many women getting tattoos? Eight inked women reveal the appeal of permanent markings. Photographs by Christina Theisen and Eleni Stefanou<p>The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been …

The Week in Review: Nelson Mandela, RIP

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>As just about everyone knows by now, Nelson Mandela, the prominent politician and leader who led South Africa out …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

Reports trumpeting basic differences between male and female brains are biological determinism at its most trivial, says the science writer of the year<p>As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

Cognitive development research is – like its subjects – still in its infancy, but it seems that our tiny tots are a lot smarter than science once gave them credit for<p>My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG …

Artist Uses a Rake to Create Amazingly Large Sand Paintings

Artist Andres Amador takes unconventional art to a whole other level with his incredible sand paintings. Using the beach as his enormous canvas and rakes as his brushes, Amador creates massive, eye-catching murals featuring geometric and floral patterns. The sand artist uses his whole body to …

Art

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

Placebos & Nocebos: How Your Brain Heals and Hurts You

50 Best Albums of 2013

The past 12 months had more great music going on than any year in recent memory. Some of the most innovative artists of the last decade — Kanye West, …

Music

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TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

To Roam Again The Pyrenees: Scientists Plan To Clone Extinct Mountain Goat

The last bucardo died in 2000, killed by a falling tree.<p>Spanish scientists are checking in on a batch of cells, frozen in liquid nitrogen 14 years ago. The cells belonged to the last bucardo, a Pyrenean sub-species of mountain goat that went extinct in 2000, and researchers have received funding to …

Paleontology