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Marijuana Activists to Bring 51-Foot Inflatable Joint to White House

Proponents of legal marijuana in Washington, D.C. plan to make their case in front of the White House on Saturday by having a “smoke-in,” bringing …

First 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' Trailer Reveals Bebop And Rocksteady

The heroes in a half shell are returning to the big screen.<p>Cowabunga, dudes! The heroes in a half shell are returning to the big screen.<p>The first trailer for “Out of the Shadows,” the Michael Bay-produced sequel to last summer’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” was released on Wednesday.<p>Full of …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

'Star Wars' ticket sales already breaking records, websites

The anticipation for Monday night's <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> debut — not for the movie itself, but for its third trailer — has already reached …

Review: Straight Outta Compton finds new humanity in rap legends

This is the world N.W.A was born out of, and this is where <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> — named after N.W.A’s seminal debut album — begins. Given its historical context, as well as our current cultural climate, <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> could’ve played it completely straight. The story, like so many music …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Apple Is Buying Up 36,000 Acres Of Forest To Conserve It

The partnership with The Conservation Fund will help supply the company's virgin paper fiber.<p>Apple is partnering with an environmental nonprofit to purchase roughly 36,000 acres of private forestland, which will be sustainably harvested and used in Apple's packaging.<p>The land — two tracts in Maine …

Free to See: 10 U.S. Adventure Activities

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Interested in trying a new sport or activity? Check out this list of free ways to give it a go without shelling out big bucks. Sponsored by Toyota Venza<p><b>Sail Boston Harbor</b><p>Boston, Massachusetts<p>Sail scenic Boston Harbor with an experienced skipper during one of the Open House …

An explanation for everything you see in the latest 'Star Wars' trailer

The second teaser trailer for the new "Star Wars" movie, "The Force Awakens," is out.<p>It's short, but packed with a lot of stuff. Here's an explanation for everything you see in the new trailer.<p><b>Han Solo flies the Falcon inside a giant crashed ship. If we had to guess, we'd say Han somehow ends up</b> …

Star Wars

Two Striking Deserts Meet In This Popular Park

Arid low desert and vegetated high desert meet in Joshua Tree National Park, offering visitors stunning vistas and rewarding hikes.<p><b>Location:</b> California<b><br>Established:</b> October 31, 1994<b><br>Size:</b> 794,000 acres<p>Two desert systems, the Mojave and the Colorado, abut within Joshua Tree, dividing California's …

Samsung Forms Dedicated Team of 200 to Work Exclusively on Apple Products

- Apr 15, 2015<p>A report on Wednesday sheds light on the curious position Samsung finds itself in every day, as both a competitor and a supplier to …

THEN & NOW: The cast of 'Mortal Kombat' 20 years later

After becoming a hit videogame, "Mortal Kombat" was made into a movie in 1995, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson ("Resident Evil," "Alien v. Predator").<p>The movie was a big success, grossing over $122 million worldwide and launching a sequel ("Mortal Kombat: Annihilation") two years later as well as …

Martial Arts

Google Fiber has Internet providers scrambling to improve their service

<i>This post is in partnership with Money. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Money.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Jacob Davidson<p>Here’s a three step plan to getting a …

The First Reviews Of The Apple Watch Are Here

Does Apple's newest device live up to the hype?<p>The Apple Watch, the ballyhooed new wrist-worn computer, comes out April 24. This morning, Apple lifted an embargo on reviews for a few news outlets that received the device early.<p>Here's what they had to say.

8 Perfect Getaways with Outdoor Showers

On the scale of hotel room awesomeness, outdoor showers rank up there with killer views and private Jacuzzis (and, okay, free minibars). We don’t need to spell out why, especially after a day of ripping up waves, pounding mountain trails, zip-lining, safari-ing, or just nursing margs on the beach. …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

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Picturing an Imaginary Animal Kingdom

Picture Stories<p>I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.<p>I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s …

Florida by Water: Kayak Island Waters

Exploring Florida's islands by kayak expands your opportunities for wildlife viewing, nature photography, and outdoor adventure.<p>Exploring an island by kayak expands your opportunities for wildlife viewing, nature photography, and outdoor adventure. Not limited by roads or hiking trails, you are …

Top 10 Climbs

Top 10 Climbs from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Mount Khuiten, Mongolia</b> <br>In Mongolia, it’s easy for a traveler to be quickly swept away by the endless green steppes, the heartiness of the Kazakh nomads, and the rolling landscapes that define the Altai …

India's Tigers May Be Rebounding, in Rare Success for Endangered Species

New population numbers reflect better tracking and progress against poaching, say scientists.<p>More money has been spent on tiger conservation than on preserving any other species in the world, yet wildlife biologists have been seemingly unable to stop the decline of the iconic big cat in the face of …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

An Adventure Through the Early Days of LucasArts with David Fox

An inside look at how games like Rescue on Fractalus! and Zak McKracken were made.<p>Cast your mind back to 1982. It was a time of rapid technological …

The Top Ten Best-Selling Video Games Of 2014

Two <i>Call of Duty</i> games showed up in the NPD Group’s top ten list of best-selling video games for 2014.<p>Both <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> and <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> made the cut, in the number one and number ten spots respectively. Activision also nabbed the number three spot with Bungie’s <i>Destiny.</i><p>In the …

NASA's Dawn gets its best glimpse yet of dwarf planet Ceres

Between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter spins an asteroid belt, and in that asteroid belt is the inner solar system's dwarf planet. Ceres makes up a third of the asteroid belt's mass, and, with a diameter of 950 kilometres (590 miles), it was originally thought to have been a planet on its discovery …

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Sony Reveals 'PlayStation Now' Monthly Subscription Model At Last

PlayStation Now always seemed like a good idea, executed poorly. The concept of granting the PS4 backwards compatibility through new-age game streaming was cool (as was playing games without a console altogether, using some devices), but a clunky pay-per-view model with wildly varying prices across …