Erin Gibson

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Mark Kelly: Background Checks Are Crucial, But NRA 'Right' On Mental Health Records

Legislation that doesn't address universal gun background checks would be a "mistake," Mark Kelly said Sunday on Fox News, adding that efforts should also be made to keep guns from the mentally ill.<p>Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) is crafting a bill that wouldn't include such background checks, but …

Wishing Away Bigots

Toward the end of this op-ed Ross Douthat contends that gay marriage has self-evidently contributed to the weakening of the institution of straight …

16 Foods That Should Actually Blow Your Freakin' Mind

I mean, a BREAD BOWL? A BOWL MADE OF BREAD? Whoa.

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

Ski tourism to the Alps faces huge threat from global warming

From his office in the alpine ski resort of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, meteorologist Gilles Brunot is looking out at snow-capped peaks washed with spring …

North Dakota is having a tourism boom, thanks to oil

New people are coming to North Dakota and the state’s tourist attractions want to see them.<p>Terry Harzinski, executive director of the Bismarck-Mandan …

Great waterways of the world

Traditionally, along with the sea, rivers and canals were the main means of transporting goods, so history and culture is ripe along the banks of the world's rivers. Using these ancient highways to explore a destination is a quieter and more relaxing affair than the usual transport of planes, …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Iconic namesake of Joshua Tree National Park, the Joshua is just one of the extraordinary natural features to be found within the California park's nearly 800,000 acres. http://on.natgeo.com/XRzO7n Photograph by Jovan Simic, Your Shot

Is Shrinking Sea Ice Behind Chilly Spring?

Melting Arctic ice may be making winters colder and longer, scientists say.<p><b>First it was the fault of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who mistakenly forecasted a quick end to winter. Now climate scientists are saying that Arctic sea ice—or the lack of it—is a driving force behind the Northern</b> …

If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …

Pollution

'I love you, too': Cardinal Dolan says Catholic Church must embrace gays and lesbians

Prominent U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan acknowledged Easter Sunday that the Catholic Church needs to forge a better relationship with the gay and lesbian community.<p>“We gotta do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people,” Dolan said. “And I admit, we haven’t …