Using Wanderlust to Grow


There is a beauty in wanderlust, but with travel comes discomfort. Properly managing this discomfort can make a profound difference.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Wants Everyone to Love Learning


This past Sunday marked the premier of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a show that hopes to spark a new generation of explorers with a hunger for knowledge.

Mercury 7 Astronaut Scott Carpenter, 1925-2013

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Rob Joyner remembers an American hero.

Odd Times I Cry

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Norbert Brown knows that being a “weepy kind of guy” makes life a more difficult for himself. But at least now, he understands why.

Visit the Hemloft (Video)


When one guy wanted some adventure in the great outdoors, he built a secret Hemloft.

A Perfect Test


A San Francisco native travels to the Mississippi Delta for lessons on another America.

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Shark Week: Close Encounters With Jeff Kurr


Discovery Channel Shark Week producer and shark expert Jeff Kurr has more advice for finding—and avoiding—close encounters of the shark kind on your summer vacation.

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Road Trip: Tips for Making Lifetime Memories


Jay Palter takes his 9 year olds on a summer road trip the whole family will appreciate now and remember, always.

17 Things You Can Learn From Traveling


Humans are friendly and honest the vast majority of the time. Taxi drivers outside airports are the exception.

Science: Researchers Guide Lightning With Lasers [@akilshohen]

Taking a page from the Ororo Monroe playbook, we take one step closer to controlling the weather.

My Son Is a Satanist, and I’m Proud of It


Fivel Rothberg’s son thinks Satan is cooler than God. What’s the big deal?

Science: What Happened When Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Met Carl Sagan [@neiltyson]

A touching story of two great minds coming together for the first time.