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On the Red Couch with Cinemagraph Co-Founder Kevin Burg

Inside Flipboard / October 10, 2013<p><i>Kevin Burg remembers his first animated GIF. He was in high school and it was the 1990s—a time when the Internet</i> …

The World's Most Beautiful Places In Photos

Lonely Planet has been guiding travelers to destinations across the globe for 40 years.<p>In celebration of those four decades, the company's travel experts handpicked images of the world's most beautiful places and compiled them into a book, <i>Lonely Planet's Beautiful World</i>.<p>Check out some of the …

Nobel prize for simulating lightning-fast chemical reactions

The 2013 Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to a trio of scientists who developed a way for researchers to simulate chemical reactions in computers.<p>Martin Karplus of Harvard University, Michael Levitt of Stanford University and Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California will …

My Two-Day Oktoberfest Bender

Kristyn Ostman on her last-minute, 48-hour jaunt to Germany's biggest beer festival.<p>Molly may be the party drug of choice in America, but here in …

Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction

Your ability to "read" the thoughts and feelings of others could be affected by the kind of fiction you read.<p>That's the conclusion of a study in the journal <i>Science</i> that gave tests of social perception to people who were randomly assigned to read excerpts from literary fiction, popular fiction or …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley

Scared To Travel Alone? Here's How To Prepare Yourself

Traveling alone can be a really liberating experience. You don't have to worry about anybody else's needs and you're answering only to yourself. But for a lot of us, being in a foreign place by yourself can also be very daunting.<p>No need to panic: you're <i>not</i> alone. If you're thinking of flying solo …

Video: What if you stopped sleeping?

Why we need enough sleep .. but not too much.<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

What's Up With Science's Gender Gap?

Still not sure women face more obstacles than men on the way to a science career? Read Eileen Pollack's story.<p>Now, as ever, it's a tough time to be a lady in science. As <i>Nature</i> wrote in its women in science issue earlier this year: "Despite some progress, women scientists are still paid less, …

Mentoring

Why Depression Ruins Your Memory

It can impede the brain's ability to encode different, but very similar, memories, a process called pattern separation.<p>Depression has been linked to memory impairment, but being depressed doesn't affect all types of memory uniformly. A new study suggests that people with depression can remember the …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Americans: Stop what you’re doing and book your holiday flights right now

You’re still here? Go buy your tickets—go!<p>Data analyzed by online flight-booking service Kayak indicate that early October is the best time to book US domestic flights for travel around Christmas or New Year’s. And if you’re traveling around Thanksgiving, the moment has already passed.<p>Booking …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

National Geographic: Then and Now – in pictures

National Geographic magazine has been at the forefront of photojournalism since it first began publishing photographs in 1890. An exhibition at Beetles + Huxley showcases over 100 vintage and contemporary prints from 26 September to 19 October 2013. Here are some of them

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

Fall Fun<p>The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 …

Photographing Fall Foliage

Fall colours can be very different from place to place. Some areas will have a very short colour-changing season of a week or less, while elsewhere …

Digital Photography