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Obama designates new national monuments in the California desert

President Obama has set aside more of America’s lands and waters for conservation protection than any of his predecessors, and he is preparing to do even more before he leaves office next year. The result may be one of the most expansive environmental and historic-preservation legacies in …

Forests

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

National Parks

History's Ugly Face: I've Heard This Tune Before...

Scrolling through my newsfeed leaves me sad and disappointed at people I otherwise thought were "good" people. I never liked the saying that 'history repeats itself' but I am constantly reminded that it's true. People are boldly writing their feelings of hate and 'anti-anything they don't …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Thermal Scans Of Egypt's Great Pyramid Reveal 'Impressive' Anomaly

"We have several hypotheses but no conclusion for the moment."<p>Thermal scans of the Great Pyramid of Giza have revealed an "impressive" anomaly in the rock -- a change in temperature that could indicate something behind the 4,500-year-old walls.<p>"This anomaly is really quite impressive and it’s just …

Did the Kepler telescope just find the first signs of alien life?

A recent paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describes a star more than 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. A number of theories have been suggested to explain why this might be happening, but one of them has gained outsized …

1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color

The discovery of<br>Tutankhamun, in color<p>Unboxing King Tut, the boy pharoah<p>November 1925<p>Jan. 4, 1924<p>In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter …

Mysterious Chunk of Space Trash is on a Collision Course With Earth

A rogue chunk of debris that orbited Earth far beyond the Moon is making a homecoming on November 13th, astronomers have concluded. WT1190F is one to …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Nasa releases new photos of Pluto that 'make you feel you are there'

The pictures, gathered by the New Horizons spacecraft that swept past the dwarf planet in July, shed new light on Pluto’s mountains, glaciers and plains<p>The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission’s top scientist says it “makes you feel you are there”.<p>Nasa released the …

Planets

Overthinking could be driving creativity in people with neurotic disorders

People who suffer from neuroticism – a condition characterised by anxiety, fear and negative thoughts – are extremely tuned in to looking for threats. For that reason, you may expect them to perform well in jobs requiring vigilance: stunt pilots, aviators and bomb defusement. Yet, the evidence …

Psychology

New photos show Pluto is as complex as 'anything we've seen' in solar system

Oh wow, Pluto. It's good to see you again.<p>New photos released Thursday beamed back from the New Horizons spacecraft show an incredible diversity of …

Thomas's Macaroni and Cheese

Have you been searching for the ultimate, ooey-gooey recipe for mac and cheese? Look no further than Thomas Joseph's smooth and satisfying four-cheese masterpiece.

Mac and Cheese

See the Massive Mountain on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Very small worlds can do very big things—providing you're willing to grade on a curve. Take the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid …

The Right Way To Poach An Egg

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Put on a pot of</i> …

Easy homemade Hawaiian Sweet Rolls Bread Recipe perfect for sliders sandwiches, breakfast, dinners, a snack,

YUM! Today we are sharing a gorgeous Easy Hawaiian Sweet Rolls Bread Recipe that is oh so delicious!<p>One of my favorite things about visiting Hawaii …

Breakfast

Perfect Homemade Pita Bread Recipe

Once you see how easy it is to bake pitas, and, more importantly, once you <i>taste</i> them, you'll never want to eat store-bought again. These pitas have a nutty, slightly sweet flavor from whole wheat flour, along with a chewy texture, a charred exterior, and a big pocket for stuffing.<p>Why It Works<p>Whole …

“Oatmeal Cookie” Baked Oatmeal

I get a lot of recipe requests and ideas from readers and, although I can’t try them all, I absolutely love hearing them. They’re so inspirational! …

Breakfast

Miley Cyrus rails against 'Hannah Montana' for body image, anxiety issues

Miley Cyrusis again ruing her days onDisney Channel's "Hannah Montana."<p>The "Wrecking Ball" singer sky-rocketed to fame playing the eponymous child pop star, but in the years since the show went off the air, the self-proclaimed "weed-smoking, liberal-ass freak" has been distancing herself from the …

Miley Cyrus

How What You Believe Affects What You're Like When You're High

For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that "set and setting"—your state of mind and your environment—influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.<p>Psychedelic connoisseurs are usually well versed in "set and setting," or the the idea that both your state of mind, beliefs, and …

The AP just put one million minutes of historical footage on YouTube — here are 17 of the best clips

That adds up to over one million minutes of footage.<p>On the AP's new Youtube Channel and the British Movietone Channel, people now have instant access to footage of some of the most pivotal moments in modern history, including news footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the kidnapping of the …

Why Trusting Your 'Gut Feeling' Is Often the Best Strategy

There is no such thing as a purely logical decision. The brain uses a combination of logic and emotion when making decisions of any kind. That …

Meet the male writers who hide their gender to attract female readers

Sean Thomas’s first published books were unsuccessful. They were literary, mostly, exploring themes of masculinity in the modern world, and they did not sell well. As middle age crept up without financial security, his agent began nudging him towards Da Vinci Code-inspired thrillers. He couldn’t …

Books

7 Things You May Not Know About Vincent Van Gogh

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‘Doctor Who' Star Christopher Eccleston Finally Reveals He Left After Just One Series Because Of ‘Clashes With Show Bosses'

Christopher Eccleston has finally revealed the reason behind his decision to quit ‘Doctor Who’.<p><b>READ MORE:</b><p>BBC Fails To Properly Announce Some BIG …

17 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

A scientist who studies psychopaths found out he was one by accident — and it completely changed his life

A neuroscientist at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Fallon (not to be confused with Jimmy Fallon, the popular TV host) first began studying the brains of murderers, rapists, and other criminals in the mid-1990s, when his university got its first PET brain-imaging machine. But he didn't start …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Western Philosophy