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Best of Montana in Spring: Nature and Wildlife

Discover Montana's most beautiful springtime landscapes, and experience exciting animal encounters.<p><b>Triple D Game Farm, Kalispell</b><p>Professional and amateur cinematographers, photographers, and artists flock to family-owned Triple D Game Farm to capture spectacular wildlife shots in a controlled …

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

<i>By the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>These are the world's best beaches to eat, drink and play, as chosen by <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers.<p><b>10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece</b><p><i>Courtesy Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort</i><p>If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's …

31 Healthy Recipes That Require Zero Cooking

Making creative and healthy meals at home doesn’t have to mean slaving over a hot stove for hours—or even turning on the stove at all! With a handful …

Healthy Eating

How Racism And Homophobia Are Used For Comedy In "Get Hard"

Director Etan Cohen explains to BuzzFeed News why his film, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, deliberately pushes the envelope on issues of sexuality, class, and race. “And you know, since Selma couldn't get them, we're going to do it.”<p>AUSTIN, Texas — "I'm always interested in the worst things …

What Elephants and Whales Look Like From Space

Only two creatures—both mammals—have been seen by private orbiting cameras.<p>When satellite companies talk about the imagery they capture, they play up how you can see big, human-made things: planes and trains and parking lots. Sometimes they might mention, too, how important sky pictures are to …

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

College & University

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Ice Cream

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’: A Track-by-Track Guide

There are surprise releases and there are accidental releases. The appearance of Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated new album, <i>To Pimp a Butterfly</i>, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ferguson shootings: Two officers shot amid protests following police chief resignation

One officer was shot in the face and another in the shoulder causing serious injuries as a protest rally was dispersing, police say<p>Two police officers in the <b>US</b> flashpoint town of Ferguson were <b>shot early on Thursday during the latest protest</b>over the treatment of black people by the mainly white …

Hillary Clinton leaves some questions unanswered

Here are 7 key ones.<p>Hillary Clinton finally took questions Tuesday about the email imbroglio complicating her efforts to launch a presidential bid, but the story has grown so complex that a single, 20-minute news conference did not address all the issues swirling around her decision to use a …

French Olympians, athletes killed in Argentina helicopter collision

Two French Olympians, an elite French sailor and seven others were killed Monday while shooting a reality TV show in Argentina when two helicopters collided, according to multiple reports.<p>Olympic medalists, swimmer Camille Muffat and boxer Alexis Vastine, were contestants on the "Survivor"-like …

Reality TV

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

As the airborne particles turn: Across the globe, dust (red-orange) is lifted from land, sea salt (blue) swirls up from oceans, soot (green and yellow) rises from fires and sulfur (white) streams from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.<p>It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on …

Pollution

President Obama launches new training program for tech jobs

America is suffering from a lack of tech-savvy workers, and that's one of the reasons that wages are stagnant. It's enough of an issue that President Obama is launching TechHire, a program designed to get citizens into well-paid jobs in the technology sector. In short, the scheme is a way to …

Iran's Stockholm syndrome?

In the aftermath of the 2009 protests, Iranians underwent a change in their relationship with the government and have increasingly started to identify with it, says expert<p>For those who participated the anti-government protests of 2009-11, the sprawling squares of central Tehran evoke poignant …

Hassan Rouhani

Tinder doesn't need to limit users over 30. It needs to limit creeps

Women who online date and try to draw boundaries get sneered at for being choosy or just find that those boundaries are ignored<p>Dating app Tinder has a new feature, Tinder Plus, that addresses some user complaints about the service – notably, Tinder Plus will let you undo a mistaken “swipe left” …

Midwest, Minnesota wants a divorce

<b>(CNN) —</b> I am a friendly, hard-working Ohio native. It's how a lot of my friends in New York describe Midwesterners. It's as if we're assembled at "The Flyover Wonder Bread Factory," devoid of color or depth.<p>We supposedly represent all that is wholesome in America. That may be true, but "friendly …

A Brief History of French Girl Hair: From Marie Antoinette’s Pouf to Lou Doillon’s Easy Waves

When trying to quantify the ineffable allure of the <i>femme française</i>, one obvious trait is right in our faces—and theirs, much of the time: French girl hair. Its natural, unfussy texture sets the tone for an effortlessly cool look, inspiring women around the world to ditch the styling tools in favor …

Apple May Include USB 3.0 Ports on Upcoming 12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro'

Following up on a report from earlier today claiming Apple has pushed back its plans for the so-called "iPad Pro", asking suppliers to begin production in September rather than this quarter, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> weighs in with its own claim that Apple is indeed now targeting the second half of …

Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …

Obama Aide Calls Israeli Leader's U.S. Visit 'Destructive'

President Barack Obama’s top national security aide on Tuesday lambasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to address Congress as …

Israel

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Speeding up the battle against slowing minds

New research from UCL brings us closer to finding out what’s behind one of our biggest killers<p>Christopher Devas has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. For his wife, Veronica, this not only means watching Alzheimer’s rob Christopher of his memory and identity, it also means …

Dementia

Alone

Bobbi Kristina Brown Reportedly Has Breathing Tube Removed

Sources say she underwent the procedure Wednesday.<p>CNN is reporting that Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, underwent a procedure to remove her breathing tube Wednesday.<p>According to CNN, Brown underwent a procedure that allows her to breathe through a …

Don't ban e-cigarettes on airplanes

<b>(CNN) —</b> These are good times for anti-smoking campaigners. But you wouldn't know it from listening to their rhetoric. At the urging of anti-tobacco activists, the Department of Transportation is proposing to ban electronic cigarette use aboard aircraft.<p>This impending regulation not only defies …