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27 Borderline Genius Ideas For Anyone Who Camps With Their Car

Where are *you* gonna go?<p>“Car camping" just means there are roads that let you drive your car directly up to your campsite — instead of, say, parking further away and hiking to it. Some car campers sleep in their cars, some prefer to set up tents. Some sites even have communal bathrooms with …

A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Building The Greatest Space Telescope Of All

So, you want to see farther back into the Universe than ever before? To discover how it grew up; to measure the first stars and galaxies; to view it in a new way and to higher precision than ever before? In principle, it’s a straightforward challenge. Just build a larger primary mirror to gather …

Universe

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

Review: ‘Arrival’ is the must-see science fiction film of 2016

Based on Ted Chiang’s novella <i>Story of Your Life</i>, <i>Arrival</i> is an unusually smart and thoughtful exploration of a classic sci-fi scenario: Earth’s first …

Science Fiction

Amazon’s 13 best deals: 2TB external drive, Xbox One S bundle, Dyson vacuum, waterproof speaker, more

We sifted through hundreds of Amazon’s daily deals this morning to come up with the best of the bunch, and bargain hunters will sure be glad we did. …

Yes, You Need to Start Drinking This Whiskey in a Can

Did we mention it's 84 proof?<p>I was talking with a famous Kentucky bourbon distiller once, and we'd had a few drinks, when I decided to ask what he did with the whiskey he made that just didn't taste too...well, <i>good</i>. "Why, we send that shit to Australia," he cracked. What he meant was his crummiest …

McKenzie Exercises for Your Lower Back

If you have low back pain or sciatica, you may benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist to help you manage your pain and improve …

Don't Update to iOS 10 Yet—It Could "Soft Brick" Your Phone

Don't update until it all shakes out.<p>Apple's latest version of its mobile operating system—iOS 10—is now out in the wild. If you get a notification to install it over the air, don't. It could mess up your phone.<p>As users are reporting on Twitter, the current iOS 10 update has the potential to "soft …