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British Airways' New Blankets Pick Up On and Display Your Anxiety

The blankets are only in the experimental phase right now, however

A pool here might be nice

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There’s a Secret Pool in the Mojave Desert

Part art project, part public pool, this artificial oasis will take some effort to get to

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UNESCO Just Announced the 1000th World Heritage Site

Botswana's lush Okavango Delta claims the slot

Plimoth Plantation, a recreation of what the Plymouth colony might have looked like

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Archaeologists Are Trying To Figure Out Exactly Where Plymouth Was

A new excavation is looking into the location of the famous colony

Tea near Yunnan Province, China

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Tourists Now Taking Time to See All The Tea In China

Tea tourism is taking off in China, but in a few different forms

Grand Canyon National Park

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Drones Are Now Banned From All National Parks

Drones are now prohibited in all national parks, not just Yosemite

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When Trees Are Cut Down, Angkor’s Temples Begin to Crumble

People usually think of trees' destructive impacts on Angkor, but they also protect those iconic temples

An artist's rendering of what HitchBOT's journey might look like

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This July, a Robot Will Hitchhike Across Canada

HitchBOT will attempt to travel from Halifax to British Columbia, relying on the kindness of strangers

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This Electric Bus Can Charge in 15 Seconds

A new method for charging buses is an attractive alternative to having unsightly wires strung across the street

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Cities With Bike Shares Have Fewer Bike-Related Injuries Overall

A higher proportion of bike-related injuries are head-related injuries—but these cities have fewer head injuries, too

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Giant Moths Have Descended on Malaysia, And No One Knows Why

Giant moths are making a mass appearance in Southeast Asia

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New Road To Machu Picchu Discovered

The nearly-mile-long road was built over 500 years ago by the Inca, and appears to be intact

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Fly With The Birds In Nepal. No, Really.

Parahawking is just another way you can get up close and personal with nature

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In Wales, Traveling by Dragon Is Now an Option, According to Google Maps

You can also commute by carriage or Loch Ness monster, depending on your location in the U.K.

Rabbits around old military facilities on Okunoshima.

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This Once-Secret Island Now Hosts Hordes of Adorable Bunnies

Now home to hundreds of semi-tame bunnies, the island once housed poison gas facilities

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Six Hikers Are Missing in Mt. Rainier's Worst Climbing Accident Since 1981

The climbers are still missing, but authorities suspect they were buried by an avalanche

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Visit a Glass Labyrinth in Kansas City

The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo., has a new interactive sculpture in the sculpture garden

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More Than 200 Hidden Paintings Were Discovered on the Walls of Angkor Wat

Researchers discovered the images by digitally enhancing photos of the temple's walls

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A 20,000-Plus Room Resort Threatens This UNESCO Site in Mexico

For twenty years, conservation efforts have protected the beach and its coral reef; a new development could harm them both

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Dracula’s Castle Is for Sale

Bran Castle can be yours for a rumored $80 million

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