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21 Totally Breathtaking Trails To Hike Before You Die

Hit the dusty road.

7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Vodka

<b>1. What the name vodka means</b><br>The spirit’s name comes from the Slavic word “voda”, which means “water.” Add on the suffix “ka”, and suddenly it’s “little water.” However, once you leave English, things get a bit more interesting. The word for “vodka” in several languages, including Polish, …

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20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

National Parks

The 20 Best Books From The Past 20 Years, According To The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Picking a good book can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. There are just SO many.<p>Luckily, the literary experts over at the Independent …

2015 NBA Power Rankings: Post-Trade Deadline Standings for All 30 Teams

Before we dive into this week's NBA power rankings, let's take a moment to breathe deeply, relax and set aside the madness that ensued in the lead-up to Thursday's trade deadline.<p>For the second year in a row, Danny Granger was dealt just prior to the buzzer. This time, though, he was far from the …

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NBA Trades 2015: Arron Afflalo and Top Deals from Thursday's Deadline

In a word, the 2015 NBA trade deadline—wild.<p>This is an event that annually offers plenty of hype leading up to the event, only to disappoint when most teams get cold feet.<p>Not this time.<p>Thursday, Arron Afflalo and others headlined a wild day. Kevin Garnett will finish his career in Minnesota, per …

NBA

The 10 Most Sustainable Cities That Will Thrive As The World Crumbles

A new ranking looks at three factors that go into making a city successful: people, planet, and profit.<p>When we talk about the future of societies, a lot of times we mean the future of cities. By 2050, 70% of the planet is likely to be in an urban center, and these places will account for a lion’s …

11 Japanese customs that are shocking to foreign travelers

Japan has a unique culture with a very strict code of etiquette.<p>There are specific ways to eat noodles, good practices for accepting gifts, and certain rules to follow to avoid insulting a host.<p>This complex web of social rules and traditions can be overwhelming for those traveling to Japan, so we …

10 Annoying Cartoon Characters From the 80s and 90s

War history is littered with civilian deaths

This aerial photo taken in March 9, 1945 shows the industrial section of Tokyo along the Sumida River. The nuclear bombs dropped by the United States …

4 Clever (and Kind of Sad) Ways Animals Adapt to Humans

From songbirds to manatees, some animals are taking advantage of how people change their environment.<p>Their habitat is disappearing due to widespread logging, but orangutans seem to have found at least one tiny silver lining: traveling on timber roads instead of the more challenging tree …

Marine Mammals

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New evidence: South American monkeys came from Africa

The evolutionary mystery of how monkeys arrived in South America may have been solved. New fossil evidence collected by Ken Campbell and his team indicates that monkeys came to the New World from Africa. “One of the teeth is very, very similar to a fossil tooth from Africa,” Campbell, a curator at …

LeBron James Leads The NBA's Endorsement All-Stars 2015

The NBA’s biggest stars descend on New York City this weekend for the All-Star game, which takes place Sunday night at 8:30 and is broadcast on TNT. The basketball at Madison Square Garden has been atrocious this year with the Knicks owning the NBA’s worst record, but MSG recently got a fresh coat …

Here Are The 'Science' Questions Reporters Should Ask Politicians

The governor of Wisconsin was on a trade mission to the United Kingdom. So, naturally, a reporter asked him whether he believed that Moses had ridden …

Did Dinosaurs Drop Prehistoric Acid?

The answer is maybe. And the little ones would've really tripped.<p>Picture the wild-eyed unpredictability of a college kid tripping on LSD. Now …

Beautiful landmarks destroyed by Second World War bombs - and resurrected

Remembrance Day

Sex and the First World War: the Tommies who visited brothels

Tommies queued in their hundreds to visit brothels in the First World War. Their testimonies, says Clare Makepeace, offer a poignant insight into how …

Remembrance Day

Molly Chappellet on Sustainable Farming, Her Favorite Wine and Advice for Aspiring Vintners

Molly Chappellet taught her six young children exactly how she wanted them to respond to her requests: “The answer’s yes, what’s the question?” But …

Dogs only non-human mammal that recognize facial expressions, study says

If you ever get the impression that your dog can "tell" whether you look content or annoyed, you may be onto something. Dogs may indeed be able to discriminate between happy and angry human faces, according to a new study.<p>Researchers trained a group of 11 dogs to distinguish between images of the …

The real tragedy of the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the conflict began, America is still fighting brutal, indiscriminate wars under false pretenses<p>The 1960s -- that extraordinary decade -- is celebrating its 50th birthday one year at a time. Happy birthday, 1965! How, though, do you commemorate the Vietnam War, the era’s signature …

The World Has Lost 52 Percent of Its Wildlife In the Past 40 Years. What This Means For Our Future - One Green Planet

On a daily basis, we rarely consider our actions and the indelible impact they have on the planet and its nonhuman inhabitants. Our vision is often …

Chimpanzees change accent to fit in with friends

Two groups of chimps who merged at Edinburgh Zoo started grunting like each other within three years, scientists found.<p>Most people will find that their accents change subtly if they spend enough time in a different area or country.<p>But it seems the same is true of chimpanzees.<p>Scientists have …

Watch adorable moment cute kitten sees snow for first time - and struggles to contain his excitement

Video Loading<p>Can you remember the first time you saw snow?<p>It's unlikely you were half as excited as this cute little kitten.<p>Four-month-old Zoofi was …

Ethiopian Shade Coffee Is World's Most Bird Friendly

A new study found high biodiversity on traditional coffee farms.<p>Shady coffee plantations in Ethiopia, where coffee has been grown for at least a thousand years, hold relatively more forest bird species than any other coffee farms in the world, new research shows.<p>The research suggests that …

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7 trips worth blowing your budget for

These amazing trips are as big on wow-factor as they are on price – if you've got the budget, you'll want to blow it!<p>1. Epic Northeast Passage …