Dylan Shaub

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Science Is Accountable. Are Politicians?

A profoundly misleading headline appeared in the November 17th <i>Washington Post</i>: "NOAA Climate Feud: Pursuit of Scientific Truth vs. Public Accountability." In fact, the article printed below this dry headline involves not a feud between the pursuit of scientific truth and public accountability, but …

Exxon Mobil Subpoenaed by New York Attorney General Over Climate

Business News<p>The New York attorney general has launched an investigation into whether Exxon Mobil Corp misled the public about the risks of climate change or its investors about how those risks may hurt the company's oil business.<p>Attorney General Eric Schneiderman subpoenaed the company on …

Political Thoughts

• The Republican nominee for President will not go to any outlander - like Ben Carson or Donald Trump. Marco Rubio is a strong possibility and John Kasich is V.P. material at least. Carly Fiorina, who rivals Trump in self adoration, will go nowhere. Neither will Jeb Bush who either acts lethargic or …

If Nothing Happens Before Tomorrow Night, Missouri Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man

<b>Updated 11/4/2015: The Supreme Court granted Ernest Lee Johnson a temporary stay of execution on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, based on a petition regarding the lethal injection drugs' impact on his partial brain tumor.</b><p>Nine months ago I found myself crushed and crying over a beer on a cool, dark …

Office life is making us stupid: The frightening effects of indoor pollution on our brain function

An alarming study finds that even normal levels of carbon dioxide can have a significant impact on human cognition<p>Reynard Loki<p>November 1, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>We spend a lot of time indoors. According to one study, employed Americans spend a mere 2 percent …

The Giant 3D Printer That Can Stop Climate Change

Changing Planet<p><b>By Jeremy Radachowsky</b><p>In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris next month, countries are promoting research into new climate-friendly technologies – things like capturing carbon emitted from smokestacks and storing it underground, increasing efficiency of …

These Miraculous Photos Of Water Are Just One More Reason Why Conservation Matters

Bernhard Edmaier was a geologist long before he was a photographer, and it shows.<p>A chocolatey stream curls through layers of earth, stacked high, pink and cake-like. From above, it’s hard to tell the scale: is it a tiny, moldy rivulet cutting through a crack in the ground, or a massive body of …

Deep Blue

10 things you might not know about U.S. Special Operations forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The troops that make up U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) include some of the most elite fighters in the U.S. military across all branches, including the Army Green Berets and Navy SEALS.<p>They're perhaps best known for going after high-value targets like Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader …

12 reasons Luxembourg is the best country in the world

The area of the whole country is 998 square miles, and as of January it counted 562,958 inhabitants.<p>Luxembourg has a stable political landscape and is the ninth-least-corrupt country in the world.<p>For 19 years until 2013, the country was led by the head of the Christian Social People's Party (CSV), …

Judiciary

These guys traversed 400 miles across the Rockies by paragliding from peak to peak and camping

STARTING ABOVE THE HIGHEST PEAK in the Canadian Rockies, two strangers completed a revolutionary paragliding journey to the US border, and redefined …

Gliders

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.

National Parks

Free Divers Release Remarkable Images From Encounters With The Ocean's Wildlife

Two French free divers have collated a remarkable selection of photographs taken amid the ocean's wildlife. Alex Voyer and Alex Roubaud, veterans of …

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

Want to become a better entrepreneur? Start listening to one or all of these 10 podcasts.<p>The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no doubting that podcast listenership has grown over the …

Will Someone Please Point Out Ben Carson's Religious Hypocrisy?

Ben Carson would not support a Muslim candidate for president. This statement was made a week ago, and the media is still pressing him on the issue. But what's kind of puzzling to me is why they don't ask a few very obvious questions that would expose the rank hypocrisy involved in Carson's …

5 Spectacular US Landscapes You Have to See to Believe

One of the most scenic areas in the United States sits smack dab in the middle of South Dakota. Set on 244,000 acres, Badlands National Park boasts a dynamic landscape that includes sharp cliffs, deep gorges and all the rugged beauty you can handle.<p>Dhinal Chheda / Flickr<p>If you're ready for a change …

National Parks

World Wide Fund for Nature says nearly half the world's marine animals wiped out in single generation

Director General of WWF International Marco Lambertini described the situation as nothing short of a "crisis," in his foreword to the report by WWF …

A 20-year-old is planning a 62-mile floating wall to make the ocean 'self-cleaning'

Three years ago, Boyan Slat was a precocious 18-year-old on a TEDx stage in the Netherlands, eloquently introducing people to his radical idea to clean up the ocean. He would build a network of floating walls that would work with the oceans' currents to catch the millions — maybe even trillions— of …

NOAA Just Released the Ultimate Desktop Model of Earth

Gloriously popping graphics show CO2 transport, real-time earthquakes, space trash, and tons of other neat stuff.<p>For folks who got super-excited when Google Earth came out, here’s another 3-D model of the world with similarly awesome potential. It’s called the Science on a Sphere Explorer, and it …

Seafloor

New Zealand's 10 most unforgettable beaches

With 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand is heaven for beach-lovers. Its diverse shores dish up everything from lazy days and blazing sunsets, to active adventures such as swimming, kayaking and surfing. Finding a great beach is easy; to find an unforgettable one, read on…<p>Ninety Mile …

Divers Search for Tiny Animals in Iceland’s Fissures

Wildlife<p>The water in Iceland’s groundwater fissures “is basically the same water we’re drinking from the tap,” says Jónína Ólafsdóttir, a freshwater biologist who’s been scuba diving in the cracks in the Earth’s crust for years. “I can take my regulator out at any time during the dive and take a …

Award-winning video speeds up time to show you coral like never before

Because coral moves on a much slower time scale compared to our fast-paced world, Australian-based nature cinematographer and artist Daniel Stoupin had to take hundreds of thousands of photos of the same coral and sponges over nearly nine months to show how these vibrant marine creatures grow and …

Seafloor

Amazing photos show that Borneo’s “sea gypsies” are the happiest people on the planet

THE SAMA-BAJAU PEOPLE of Borneo live entirely off of the sea. They spend their lives in tiny floating villages on remote parts of the ocean, and they …

Capturing the Diverse Beauty of Marine Life with NatGeo Photographer @thomaspeschak - Resource

Marky Ramone GoMarch 11, 2015<p>When not photography assignments for the National Geographic, 39 year old Thomas Peschak can be seen swimming in the …

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

Los Angeles

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To Sua Ocean Trench Is Your New Happy Place In Samoa

We've seen some amazing secret beaches in our day, but nothing quite blows the mind like a giant aquamarine swimming hole on a Samoan volcanic island.<p>... Right?<p>To Sua Ocean Trench -- whose name literally means "big hole" -- is a 98-foot-deep hole on the Samoan island of Upolu. Intrepid adventurers …