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Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

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Yellowstone fish deaths point to huge toll of human activity on rivers

A recent outbreak of a fish parasite on Yellowstone may have seemed unremarkable, but new research shows it could be linked to years of human activities that are slowly chocking river systems to death, reports Environment 360<p>The Yellowstone river has its headwaters in the mountain streams and snowy …

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The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

San Francisco

National park tips: To reach this amazing island, come when it's hot

The best thing about Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is hiking or driving around the rim. But snowfall is almost always heavy there, so you can't expect full access until late summer. Then, you have the best chance of hiking the 1.1-mile-long Cleetwood Cove Trail (the only route to the water's …

What to See and Do in Zion National Park

Zion was Utah’s first national park, and thanks to that heritage it remains popular as ever. In fact, the first thing Aly Baltrus, Chief of …

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Long Haul: 10 Best Backpacking Packs For Men

High Sierra Titan<p>If you are hiking 10 miles or more a day with a fully loaded pack on your back, you’re going to get sweaty no matter what- but that …

The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2016 So Far

From silkpunk to Big Data dystopia, the year's best SF/F (so far).<p>Four magical Londons or four women who meet during a violent rebellion? Sleeping …

Scientists learned that the San Andreas fault can move up and down, which makes it even more dangerous

The San Andreas fault line, one of the longest and most heavily populated earthquake-prone rifts in the US, is even more volatile than previously thought.<p>A new study in Nature Geoscience has found the fault line, which runs along the West Coast of the US, isn't just two tectonic plates grinding …

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30 incredible beaches to visit in your lifetime

We've scoured the world to find incredible beaches you should add to your bucket list.<p>Whether you're looking for beaches renowned for their scenery and activities, those that offer unbelievable experiences (like swimming with pigs), or stunning locations that remain uncrowded by tourists, we've got …

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