Angelica Reddix

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15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

National Parks

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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The 15 Most Anticipated Video Games of Summer 2015

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Brilliant and Brainy Books to Take to the Beach This Summer

Summer is a time of familiar comforts: the scent of sunscreen and the feeling of sand between toes, the taste of Bomb Pops and the sight of long, …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

NBA Playoffs 2015: Complete Predictions Through the Finals

At long last, it's time to bid farewell to the NBA season's 82-game slog and scrub our brains of all those wacky, end-of-season playoff scenarios and the mass confusion they inspired. Playoff basketball is here, and the race for the Larry O'Brien trophy is as wide-open as it's been in a long …

Top US lawmakers to discuss police killings as reform momentum builds

Recent video of police killings of black men galvanises lawmakers into tackling issue as New York congressman asks: ‘What more does Congress need to see?’<p>Top US lawmakers are to discuss ways of tackling the killing of black suspects by police amid signs that the hitherto muted political response to …

The balcony where President Abraham #Lincoln was shot 150 years ago at the Ford's Theatre in #Washington, D.C. Civil War reenactors gathered on the street nearby today before a gala performance in the evening, which was to be followed by an all-night vigil. Across the street, tourists streamed through the Petersen House, where the mortally wounded Lincoln eventually died at 7:22 a.m. on April 15, 1865. “There were reenactors there who had traveled up and down the East Coast to come to this,” said @gdemczuk, who photographed the theater earlier today. #abrahamlincoln

Bryan Appleby shares tips for stealth camping. No Walmarts or Cracker Barrels necessary.

Retired law enforcement officer Bryan Appleby shares his extensive experience with stealth camping in a large truck camper rig. No Walmart or Cracker …

RVs

Wi-Fi on planes opens door to in-flight hacking, warns US watchdog

Modern aircraft increasingly connected to internet, which could potentially lead to hackers seizing control of a plane mid-flight, says GAO<p>Hackers on commercial flights could now bring down the plane they are on by using the on board Wi-Fi, a US government watchdog has warned.<p>The US Government …

10 Free Ways To Feel Happy Right Now

Many of us have grown up to believe that happiness is an outside force we can’t control. We go about our lives waiting for happiness to happen to us! …

Happiness

New-build homes – in pictures

From a 10-foot-wide house in south London to a Mauritian villa with incredible views, these new-builds offer something different

Los Angeles re-imagined with Dark Skies! Watch the whole timelapse collaboration with @gbheffernan at SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

Panorama Trail in Yosemite National Park

Panorama Trail is a nearly 10-mile long point-to-point hike from the top to the bottom of Yosemite Valley. Starting at <b>Glacier Point</b> and ending at …

Hiking

NASA's New Horizons probe beams back its first color image of Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> After more than nine years of traveling through the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first color image of Pluto.<p>The initial picture released on Tuesday shows a couple of orange-tinged blobs: Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.<p>But the probe will soon be beaming …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

To Predict Future Diseases, Doctors Will Map Newborns' Genes

The crystal ball of science<p>If you could find out your baby’s future health problems right after he or she was born, would you want to know? Some new parents will get to make that decision soon. This month, doctors in Boston will begin the BabySeq project, in which they will sequence the genomes of …

Genetics

In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, whether those dark clouds will linger or …

Autism

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

U.S. State Department

Little Foot and Lucy: Two Pre-Human Species Co-Existed, Scientists Say

Scientists say a new dating technique suggests that a human ancestor whose fossils were found in a South African cave lived about 3.7 million years ago. That's roughly the same time frame during which the famous human ancestor called Lucy roamed an area in modern-day Ethiopia, thousands of miles to …

Anthropology