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Homeless Are Flocking to America's Forests, But It's Damaging the Land

The woods are an attractive option for people who want to live off the grid, or a last resort for those with nowhere else to go. But indefinite camping is damaging forests.<p>In 2006, Becky Blanton decided to make a radical life change. She wanted adventure, and she set out to be a full-time camper, …

Forests

23 African adventures you must have in your lifetime

Afghanistan unveils soccer kit with hijab

<b>(CNN) —</b> Danish sportswear brand Hummel has unveiled its new jersey for the Afghanistan national soccer team, complete with a hijab for female players.<p>Revealed to the public on International Women's Day, the new red kit includes an integrated base layer which allows women to be covered from head to …

New Jersey

Bolivia's raw beauty calls to travelers looking for adventure

Bolivia may be the hottest ticket in South America.<p>Yes. Bolivia.<p>With President Evo Morales' election to a third term in November 2014, Bolivia has enjoyed nine years of political stability — one of the longest stretches in its history since its independence from Spain in 1825. That has led to …

National Geographic Travel

Irish citizen on hunger strike turns 20 in Egypt prison

"I write with a ticking clock closer to my death. For the past two years and three months I have been imprisoned unjustly. I am waiting for my turn on the death rope. My only crime is being innocent. I have waited for the Egyptian government to prove otherwise but it hasn't."<p>Those were the words …

Human Rights

Watch Live: Geminid Meteor Shower

One of the year’s biggest meteor showers will grace skies around the world starting Sunday, sending along up to 100 meteors per hour, according to …

Astronomy

How does the 'Star Wars' universe measure up to our own — literally?

An astronomer has given <i>Star Wars</i> the scientific treatment.<p>Tom Kerss, astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, is using the real objects in our …

National Geographic Travel

An Adventure Empire: How A Safari Entrepreneur Built A Brand On Exotic Travel

Nowadays bespoke luxury travel in the world’s wilder regions is a fact of life for those with means. But back when Geoffrey Kent got into the game in Kenya in the mid 1960s, the idea of being pampered in the wilderness was simply ludicrous.<p>Last year his company, luxury travel firm Abercrombie & …

Bill Gates

#ExMuslimBecause: Thousands of Former Muslims Are Speaking Out After Paris -- and It's Amazing

Where are all the secular liberals in the Muslim world?<p>I've lost count of how many times I've heard this question. The answer is both unsurprising and heartbreaking. In Muslim-majority countries, they are often being lashed and imprisoned for blogging, hacked to death in open daylight, or sentenced …

Religion

This May Be The Best Carry-On Suitcase Idea We've EVER Seen

When it comes to carry-on bags, expert travelers know the average duffel simply will not do. With airlines periodically cracking down on carry-on requirements and passengers shaming others for exceeding the bag size limit, it's crucial to maximize every inch of suitcase space (because c'mon, we</i> …

Coffee Shops

These are the Best Cities for College Students

When high school seniors decide which college to attend, the academic and extracurricular offerings of certain universities are usually their top …

College & University

NASA paying $1.16 billion so Aerojet Rocketdyne can start making engines for Mars

Four RS-25 engines will be used to power the Space Launch System<p>NASA wants a whole new crop of rocket engines from engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne. The space agency just awarded the company a $1.16 billion contract, restarting Aerojet's production line for its RS-25 engines. Four RS-25s will …

Space Exploration

Going Against the Flow: Jessica Mah, Founder and CEO of inDinero

Jessica Mah is a serial entrepreneur, starting her first internet business at age 12, co-founding inDinero at 19, and navigating a successful comeback story at the ripe old age of 24. As CEO of inDinero, she's empowering other startups and small businesses (up to the 100 employee mark or eight …

Customers

Been There. Done That. What's Next? 8 Epic Travel Adventures for 2016

Getting a kick taking an adventure used to be easy: running with the bulls, swimming with dolphins, climbing Kilimanjaro, riding the Trans-Siberian Express. <i>Been there?</i><p>Nowadays, jaded travelers looking for the next adrenaline rush have to go biking in Antarctica or the Khyber Pass, visiting …

Travel

This is What the Moon Looks Like Through a DSLR on a Fixed Telescope

If you have a telescope or lens that’s powerful enough, you can watch the moon transit the sky through the live view on your DSLR’s LCD …

Cameras

Nigerian professor claims to have solved 156 year old maths problem

Dr Opeyemi Enoch believes he has solved one of the seven millennium problems in mathematics<p>A Nigerian professor has claimed to have solved a maths conundrum that had stumped scholars for more than 150 years.<p>Dr Opeyemi Enoch, from the Federal University in the ancient city of Oye Ekiti, believes he …

Neil Gaiman On Storytelling In The Age Of The Internet And Other Oddities

“I was a glorious mess at 26. But I was a glorious mess who had a sort of combination of dreams of grandeur and no plan B.”<p>Neil Gaiman is known as many things — author, poet, screenwriter, spouse of Amanda Palmer, owner of very good dogs — but for many, he is celebrated first and foremost as the …

Graphic Novels

Stunning Aerial Photos Are The Only Views That Beat A Window Seat

You can't argue with the beauty of Berlin. Or Sydney, or San Francisco, or a variety of our other favorite travel destinations. A window seat was always the best way to see them... until now.<p>Aerial photographer Vincent Laforet is on a mission to capture the world's most stunning cities from 10,000 …

Los Angeles

‘Sell me this pen:’ The real answer to The Wolf of Wall Street’s challenge

What is the real answer to the <i>Wolf of Wall Street</i> challenge: Sell me this pen?<p>Anyone who's seen Martin Scorsese's <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> knows the scene. In the last few moments of the film, Leonardo DiCaprio, portraying Jordan Belfort – the 1990s penny stock broker, who went to prison on charges …

There's a spectacular meteor shower happening this week

The universe has given us some spectacular light shows this year, but prepare for another: The Leonid meteor shower will peak this week.<p><b>Those in the US can expect to see about 15 meteors per hour from late Tuesday night through dawn on Wednesday, November 18.</b><p>The crescent moon will set before …

Meteor Showers

A View from Morocco: The Danger of Escalating Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

I am an American professor teaching this year at Al-Akhawayn University in Morocco and, like everyone, am horrified by the stories of escalating terror that cross our screens daily. I am also disturbed to see that as the violence escalates, the rhetoric on Islam is becoming louder and uglier. In …

Religion

NASA 'Wins The Internet' By Giving Surprise Interview To Young Boy

This little reporter got his first big interview after NASA replied to a photo blog post where he said he wanted to write about rockets going into space.<p>The youngster was out with his journalist father when they were photographed by Brandon Stanton, who publishes street portraits and short …

Posters

Canada's New Government Drops Legal Action Over the Veils Worn by Some Muslim Women

Canada’s Liberal government has retracted a legal challenge that would force women who wear the niqab, a veil that partially covers the face, to …

Canada

If Travel Experts Could Visit Anywhere, This Is Where They'd Go

If you want to go somewhere truly unique, follow the pros.<p>Harper's Bazaar asked the travel field's top experts -- hoteliers, senior editors and TV show hosts -- where they'd go if they had one shot at a trip... and their answers are anything but typical. Some of our favorites:<p><b>"SOUTH AFRICA." -</b><i>Jeff</i> …

Travel

Artist Uses Cardboard to Create Full-Scale Replica of Her Grandfather's 1979 Lincoln Continental

Artist Shannon Goff constructed her <i>Miles to Empty</i> exhibition so that she could pay homage to a quintessential American car that also serves as a personal memory of her grandfather. Using cardboard as her medium, Goff recreated the special edition 1979 Lincoln Continental, which features an …

Lincoln Continental

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …

White Shark

San Francisco Photog Caught An Amazing Time Lapse Of Last Night's Missile Launch

Justin Majeczky was perched high above the Golden Gate Bridge on Slacker Hill executing some time-lapse photography last night when something showed …

Japan's Emerging Culture Of Innovation: The Invisible Things Can Be The Hardest To Change

Over the past 50 years, Japan has helped to shape the world’s technology landscape. Looking at the massive global impact made by companies like Sonyand Toshiba, we can see an interesting comparison to the nature of technology developments in Silicon Valley and the United States. While Silicon …

Innovation