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<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

The Walking Dead: Daryl's Angel Wings Are More Significant Than You Think

If you watch <b>The Walking Dead</b> religiously, you've definitely noticed the angel wings on the back of Daryl's vest. Over the years, fans have questioned if the wings have a significant meaning, or if they're just simply a cool design that came with the leather garment.<p>I spent several hours …

Keystone Pipeline closed through several states after 200,000-gallon leak in South Dakota

U.S. news<p>Part of the controversial Keystone Pipeline was shut down Thursday after more than 200,000 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota, the state and the company that runs the pipeline said Thursday.<p>Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist for the Ground Water Quality Program of the state …

South Dakota

The Best Backpacking and Hiking Gear of 2017

There’s nothing like hoisting a dialed-in backpack loaded with the latest outdoor technology up over your shoulders at the trailhead. And once your …

Finland's Newest National Park is Officially Open

As far as world traveling goes, the Nordic countries are always a safe bet to start with. And we say that in the most literal sense, as Finland was …

A Florida woman discovered a treasure trove of rare space documents in the trash

A Navy veteran accidentally stumbled upon a number of rare documents and images from the height of the space age — in the trash outside of a home in Florida.<p>Former aviation electrician Yvette Quinn discovered the documents several weeks ago, and turned them over to WKMG News 6, concerned about the …

Elon Musk: Launching a Satellite with SpaceX is $300 Million Cheaper

Undercutting the Competition<p>In 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the costs to launch spacecraft. In it, they …

This Study is Forcing Scientists to Rethink the Human Genome

The more data, the better, right? When it comes to genetics, it turns out that might not be the case.<p>As both genetic sequencing has gotten cheaper …

Genetics

This Former Lake On Mars Could Have Supported Life

The Curiosity rover has studied sedimentary rock to find out the history of a long-gone lake.<p>For five years now, NASA's Curiosity rover has trawled the Gale Crater on Mars, searching for signs of life. But Gale Crater was not always a dried out pit. The ancient Gale Lake existed for about 700 …

Mars Rover

Elon Musk Just Published His Plan to Colonize Mars

by Dom Galeon and Jolene Creighton June 16, 2017 Off World 33913<p>A New Plan<p>They say everything’s sweeter the second time around, and that seems to be …

Space Photos of the Week: Bundle Up and Behold the Coldest Object in the Universe

Earth teems with life, from the smallest single-celled organism to the enormous blue whale. "If you didn't know better," astrophysicist Neil deGrasse …

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

This is what happens to your body when you get on a plane

And not even flying business class will prevent it<p>Squashed into small seats, being unable to sleep comfortably and eating a tasteless meal are a few …

The 9 best fantasy book series

There may have been a time when fantasy novels were the stuff of bookworms and nerds, but in the past 20 years, tales of witches, elves, magic, and …

Five of the most explicit anime films ever

Last week, five ‘viral teasers’ were unleashed for the upcoming live-action adaptation of anime classic <i>Ghost in the Shell</i>. True to their name, the teasers razed the internet. People lost their shit. New trailers were cut together by fans with the original anime’s bleating soundtrack. The short …

New Adventures: all the best science fiction and fantasy books coming out in August

Space pirates, horror conventions, and epic fantasies<p>It’s a new month, which means that it’s a good time to look forward to the coming onslaught of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels coming out in the next couple of weeks. Get ready, because there are some amazing books coming to a …

Got time to travel? 8 month-long adventures you can't miss

Perhaps you’ve decided to take a year off from the daily grind. or maybe your career allows you to work from anywhere. Or you might be recently retired and ready to see the world.<p>Whatever the reason, if you've some serious time on your hand, don't just sit around. These four week long adventures …

National Parks

Vintage Film Posters From The Golden Age of XXX

While obviously the content of these posters is unapologetically dirty, not to mention the films themselves, we have to say, the design on some of …

Film Posters

What a 1,000-mile solo walk through the Middle East taught me

I left Jerusalem on a cold and grey December morning. Armed police watched in bemusement as I staggered down narrow streets, stooped under the weight of an oversized pack and clinking cobbles with my neon hiking poles. I wondered – not for the first time – if it really was a good idea to try and …

10 Beautiful National Parks In Europe You Need To Visit At Least Once in Your Life

With so much natural beauty in the planet, it’s not easy to choose which natural wonders to explore next. Governments around the world have done …

National Parks

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

11 classic sci-fi novels you must read, and re-read, and their movie counterparts

Dinosaurs, space, and the future! As far back as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with all things sci-fi. It could have been the first of countless …

Jurassic Park

The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be …

5 Epic Treks From Backpacker's '100 Best Hikes'

Hike #2 — Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming<p><b>Distance</b>: 38.1 miles / <b>Time Required</b>: 3–5 days / <b>Difficulty</b>: Strenuous<p><i>The Teton Crest</i> …

Hiking the Himalayas: What to Know Before You Go

Surprise! You don’t have to be an extreme athlete to tackle Nepal.<p>When my friend Owen suggested last year that we go trekking in Nepal, I thought he was nuts. I’ve always considered myself adventurous but not an adventurer, the type who flies to the ultimate thrill-seeker’s destination, where …

Travel Gear and Apparel I Love

One of the perks of my job as a travel writer is that I’m sent travel gear and apparel to review. Some of it is crap and some travel gear and apparel …

The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …