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10 Hikes That Will Immerse You In Extreme Nature

These spectacular adventures will take you above, below and beyond.<p><i>This post originally appeared on National Geographic.</i><p>Sure, the journey is the destination for some, but these hikes will take you to places where you can see the planet in all its wild glory. Volcanic craters, high exposure, weird …

The 20 Best Camping Gadgets

Soto Pocket Torch<p>Don’t let a little wind get you down. This powerful wind-resistant burner reaches temperatures up to 2300 degrees F and features an …

DENT: The stock market will start to crash by February, if not sooner

We recently learned that existing home sales in November crashed 10.5% from the month before.<p>Guess when the last time was when we saw these levels? The housing crisis of the mid- to late-2000s!<p>I also recently shared a chart showing a cataclysmic 82% drop in the ratio of new home sales to the U.S. …

Economics

Here's the best protection against a market downturn

The rich made money on the way up. Now, they're giving it back. About $250 billion has been erased from the value of the U.S. stock market in the last two trading days.<p>Meanwhile, Shanghai stocks sank another 8% on Monday. And they fell again by another 7% overnight.<p>A desperate plea came in from our …

Markets

7 Streaming TV Packages That Will Let You Cut the Cord For Good

Cutting the cord could save you $75 per month. Here's how to do it without missing your favorite shows.<p>With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and …

DIY Camp Stove: Tips And Tricks on How to Cook while Camping

Whether you have a manufactured stove or homemade, it will still work flawlessly. There is still a chance that the DIY camp stove to become your …

Woodworking

Wind and Solar Power Are Taking the Lead

Dam builders like to claim that hydropower is the world's largest source of renewable electricity. After a century-long head start over wind and solar power, large hydropower indeed accounted for 52 percent of the world's renewable energy capacity in 2014. But new figures from the International …

We're Pumped Up About Visiting Pluto After Seeing This NASA Video

In July, New Horizons crosses the next great frontier in our solar system<p>Mankind is about to visit one of the strangest places in our solar system. Out beyond Neptune, the Kuiper belt is home to hordes of cold, lumpy worlds—some of which are large enough to have their own moons, but none of which …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking

Nasa's Mars 'flying saucer' lands with a splash after test flight

Nasa's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), a "flying saucer" designed to launch on future missions to Mars, has crash landed on its second …

75-million-year-old dinosaur blood and collagen discovered in fossil fragments

Scientists accidentally discover what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibres during analysis of ‘crap’ fossils dug up in Canada 100 years ago<p>Scientists have discovered what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibres in the fossilised remains of dinosaurs that lived 75 million years …

The brightest planets of June: When and where to look

With the northern summer just a few weeks away, the month of June is bringing a delight of planets in the night sky for stargazers to enjoy, but only …

Bucket list travel: The most beautiful lake in the world lives up to its name with spectacular views

Lago de Atitlán has been called the “most beautiful lake in the world” and after we finally laid eyes on it ourselves, we wholly agreed. This …

Hiking

China’s influence is growing so fast that two of the world’s biggest militaries are teaming up to block it

India, in particular, is wary of China's apparent desire to expand its role and become a dominant naval player in the Indian Ocean.<p>This concern over its own backyard has led New Delhi to join the US, two of the world's largest militaries, and ink a military-cooperation agreement that would provide …

China

SpaceX strapped a GoPro inside a Falcon 9 rocket and captured this spectacular footage of Earth

Elon Musk's company, SpaceX, shares a lot of videos of its rockets and spacecraft, and much of the footage shows those rockets blasting off into space.<p>This time, the team strapped a GoPro camera to a fairing on a Falcon 9 and captured this incredible video as that part fell back to earth.<p>Naturally, …

Space Exploration

The longest floating structure in history is about to hit the ocean to fix a big problem.

11 Mysterious Ancient Underground Worlds That Remain Unsolved To This Day

Passing through countless underground corridors, halls and stairways, he went to a huge niche. “At the center of the niche was black house. Its walls …

Paranormal

This huge force has Wall Street psyched about the economy

After triggering the great recession through the subprime mortgage crisis eight years ago, the housing market has roared back to life.<p>And as Wall Street takes stock of the economy in the first half as we head into the second, many economists are convinced that the housing market is the strongest …

Markets

NASA is investing in eco-friendly supersonic airplane travel

Unless you have access to a F-22 fighter jet, you probably haven’t been able to fly faster than the speed of sound since the last Concorde flight in 2003. NASA wants to change this. The agency said that it is spending over $6 million to fund research into cheaper and greener supersonic travel.<p>This …

Aerospace

6 Signs Your Finances Are in Great Health

Rock your finances.<p>You have six months of take-home pay socked away in an emergency fund. You pride yourself on your 720 credit score. And you …

NASA tested their giant flying saucer on Monday June 8

After back-to-back cancellations last week, NASA appears to be ready to launch their low-density supersonic decelerator— that looks a lot like a flying saucer — on Monday, June 8 at 1:30 pm ET.<p>This flying saucer is one of the many projects fulfilling NASA's big plans to land the first humans on …

Space Exploration

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Hiking

Wild Nights: The 8 Best Sleeping Bags for Camping | HiConsumption

Take a good long look – and more importantly, a good long smell – at your current sleeping bag. Has it been moldering away, lo these many years, …

I Heart My National Park: Olympic

Encompassing 1,441 square miles of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, <b>Olympic National Park</b> invites visitors to explore three distinct ecosystems: subalpine forest and wildflower meadow; temperate forest; and the rugged Pacific shore. Because of the park’s relatively unspoiled condition and outstanding …

National Parks

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Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Hiking