In unbearably hot Central Texas, a unique underground ecosystem creates ice-cold springs that seem sent from the gods — including one otherworldly oasis protected by active security on a remote private ranch. I just had to get in.
Three years ago, National Geographic started an Instagram feed. Now, it has close to 7,000 images, more than 19 million followers and recently reached its billionth like. But guess who’s running the account? Not a social media manager, not an editor, not someone from marketing. It’s the photojournalists — 110 of them.
Rebel Wilson isn’t the first Hollywood star to fabricate details of her past. But the reason she did so speaks volumes of the industry’s logic concerning what sort of bodies should appear on-screen.
A minority of filmgoers complain of dizziness and headaches, and previous studies have found that viewing in stereoscope offers no measurable improvement in enjoyment. But a new British study suggests that you may just improve your brain power by watching movies in 3D.
Some of the richest people in the US, including billionaires Warren Buffett and Sam Zell, have made millions from trailer parks at the expense of the country's poorest people. Seeing their success, ordinary people from across the country are now trying to follow in their footsteps and become trailer park millionaires.
The only kind of family reunion worth attending.
It’s not about affecting professional distance. It’s about not wallowing in clichés.
In an exclusive interview in Moscow, Snowden cautions that more needs to be done to curb NSA surveillance two years after his disclosures.
Despite the inherent difficulty (and oftentimes great risk) associated with the sport, why, exactly, are so many completely obsessed with it?
TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
This is like a juice cleanse, but for your horrible, technology-addicted brain that compels you to open an app every time you start to feel feelings. “Oh I just won’t look at my phone all weekend,” the hell you won’t look at your phone.
Just in time for Memorial Day, Netflix has released cast photos from the upcoming series that show Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni and more embracing their Camp Firewood roots.
Laura rents a video. When she tries to return it the next day, the video store is gone.
The label of "thrill-seeker" is more accurate than you think.
In the 1880s, LaMarcus Thompson was troubled by America's slide into hedonism and immorality. Out of that concern, we got the rollercoaster.
Today the State Department has released 296 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail account related to the Sept. 2012 terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
In the 1960s, the English psychologist Peter Wason devised an experiment that would revolutionize his field. This clever puzzle, known as the “Wason selection task,” is often claimed to be “the single most investigated experimental paradigm in the psychology of reasoning,” in the words of one textbook author.
Why we should all be ashamed of Alan Grayson, the Sunshine State’s most loathsome congressman.
How Shrek went from the world's biggest animated franchise to the internet's creepiest meme.
This has to be some viral marketing for a new "Alien" movie right?
Tender is the easy way to connect with new and interesting meat around you. Who knows, you might even find your soulmeat.
This week we learned that sometimes you need to be a bully to get ahead, the Navy has a big frickin' railgun now and raindrops are impossible.
The average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water each week by eating food that was produced there.
The remarkable development of ejector seats in planes, which have have saved thousands of lives.
Can they do the "Super Smash Bros." theme next?
Right now, at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, you can purchase someone's Instagram photo for around $100,000. The money won't go to the photographer, however, it will go to "artist" Richard Prince, who has blown up and made prints of other people's Instagram photos for his exhibit, "New Portraits."
It is the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, but they call it "Pick-You." And you wonder over and over why you’ve been picked.
Hunting the thieves behind a rash of six-figure wine heists.
Until recently, the potential for using timber in towers was very limited. But new advances could help take wooden architecture to the next level, literally.
Just when we thought we couldn't stand another airhorn cover, this gem came along. Listen, we don't know why airhorns are funny. We can't explain it. But seriously, hold on to your butts because things get crazy around the 1:50 mark.
Voters in the Republic of Ireland are taking part in a referendum on legalising same-sex marriage on Friday.
What you see is only what you see.
A fleet of 18 vessels is battling to contain an oil slick stretching nine miles along the California coast as rescuers on land try to save seals, birds and other wildlife trapped in the black goo.
Islamic State militants have seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, a Syria monitoring group says.
The number of mentally ill people on death row is unknown, in part because it is a prison population not often studied. But there is no question that mental illness is a pervasive problem throughout the criminal justice system.
"Any asteroid resources obtained in outer space are the property of the entity that obtained such resources, which shall be entitled to all property rights thereto, consistent with applicable provisions of Federal law."
This is cringe-worthy, but that might have more to do with 1989 being a terrible year for culture... and hair... and accents.
There may be a universal logic to how physicists, computers and brains tease out important features from among other irrelevant bits of data.
An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.
The country’s National Assembly unanimously voted in new laws on Thursday night that will force chains to donate discarded food to charity or allow it to be turned into animal feed, compost or energy.
Critics fear that a new political correctness has invaded college campuses. But the real explanation for our newfound trepidation has to do with the way we process trauma.
We are terrible at keeping our eyes on the road — a fundamental prerequisite for good driving. We text. We read email. We check Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We take selfies, shoot video, and video chat. And “we” means most of us.
“Don’t be a child prodigy,” my uncle said, knowing I was in danger of becoming a child prodigy. “They typically have short careers.”
Watching the film now, it’s strange to see Spacey as John Williamson, the drab office manager of the real-estate firm Premier Properties.
Over 40, three miscarriages in, and assigned to the five-percent-chance-of-conception club, I kept on plugging the only way I knew how.
From trending to torment and back again.
Your DNA may be up for sale. And the sale depends on an exaggerated picture of genetic power and destiny.
With all of the misogyny and violent themes in adult literature, a group of New York-based erotica readers set out to make smut more progressive. This is their story.
Dossie Easton, Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, Dr. Stephen Snyder and a couple who are in an open relationship join hosts Carina Kolodny and Noah Michelson to address this question.
We love horses like no other animal. Because, like no other animal that we think we can control, we can’t control them. We’re given proof of this time and again.
This is the most facile statement you hear from people [when they talk about privacy]: “I’ve done nothing wrong; I’ve got nothing to hide.” It is “the lyrical dream of the transparent glass house.”
Beyond surveys, which only measure attitudes at a single point in time, is there rigorous evidence that people really care where things are made? The answer of marketing and communication scholars: unequivocally, yes.
Experts say new open-ended questions that tap critical thinking provide a marked improvement.
Not long ago, the Hispanic residents of this gang-ridden neighborhood in Southwest Fresno would not have voluntarily spoken to a police officer, much less attended a police-sponsored block party and taken photos with the chief. But over the past decade, a sustained policing initiative marked by community meetings, Christmas gifts and dozens of neighborhood events has fundamentally altered police-resident relations.
In an interview, the US president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel.
Elite women athletes are currently barred from competing in top-tier competitions, such as the Olympic Games and World Championships, if their testosterone levels are too high. But for women with naturally high levels, this regulation may be premature.
If true artificial intelligence is ever achieved, what role will their potential sexuality play? We asked the experts to weigh in.
While San Francisco and San Diego are touted as craft brew meccas, LA is stuck in the middle, searching for answers.
David Letterman closed out his 33 years in late-night television on Wednesday with one of the highest-rated shows of his career. “The Late Show” brought in 13.7 million viewers, Mr. Letterman’s biggest audience since February 1994. It also beat every network show in prime time on Wednesday.