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Traveling to Australia? Here’s what you need to know


As blazes rage across the country, find out how tourism is affected and how you can help.

THE DAWN OF the new decade has been dominated by images of Australia in flames. The devastating bushfires (wildfires) have already claimed 23 lives and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes. Half a billion animals are believed to have perished—including an estimated 30 percent of koalas in New South Wales (NSW)—as the fires have scorched an area larger than the 2019 Amazon and California fires combined. Read more

January 19, 2020 |

Why Traveling Is Good For Your Health

When you return from a vacation feeling relaxed and refreshed, that’s not just an emotional response to time away from work and daily worries: you’re experiencing some of the nourishing effects of traveling.

It turns out that jetting off to relax on the beach in Turks and Caicosor to explore ruins in Tulum isn’t an indulgence — research says that vacationing is actually good for your health. Read more

January 19, 2020 |

Academy scientists describe 71 species in 2019


From geckos to goblin spiders, flowering plants, and Mediterranean ants—spanning five continents and three oceans—these discoveries grow Earth’s tree of life.

SAN FRANCISCO – In 2019, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 71 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth’s complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species include 17 fish, 15 geckos, eight flowering plants, six sea slugs, five arachnids, four eels, three ants, three skinks, two skates, two wasps, two mosses, two corals, and two lizards. More than a dozen Academy scientists—along with many more international collaborators—described the new species discoveries. Read more

December 19, 2019 |

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

What should you get for all the beloved but quirky, picky, fancy, practical or eccentric divers  in your life? Let our experts help you Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, no matter your budget.  (and don’t forget the most special person in your life — you). Read more

December 5, 2019 |

How to Get Through Airport Security Quickly


A TSA insider shares how to breeze through security.

Waiting in line is bad; waiting in line at the airport is worse. To find out how to make your time in the security queue a little less painful, we solicited some easy tips and common-sense advice from Lisa Farbstein, spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration. Read more

November 18, 2019 |
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