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18 space suits from science fiction, from worst to best

When has Hollywood actually gotten it (somewhat) right?<p>Space suits are cool — and complicated. Earlier this week, my colleague Loren Grush launched her new series <i>Space Craft</i> by seeing what wearing one is like. The answer? Exhausting. Unsurprisingly, science fiction writers, movie directors, and …

Researchers Have Identified Why Our Bodies Reject Transplanted Organs

We could stop rejection at its source.<p>Researchers have identified a previously hidden link between our immune system and the activation of cells that …

‘He Doesn’t Give a Crap Who He Fires’

The only people who aren’t surprised by Trump’s dismissal of James Comey are the people who’ve watched his whole career.<p>Totally unprecedented. Totally unsurprising.<p>When President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, people steeped in presidential and legal history sounded alarms. …

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Birth of last baby orca in captivity filmed at SeaWorld

SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas, welcomed its last orca born in captivity.<p>The newborn’s sex is still being determined and it will be named accordingly. SeaWorld now has 23 orcas across the US.

Cognitive Science

3 Unusual Resorts In The Caribbean That You Haven't Heard Of

In this article I pick 5 unusual resorts in the Caribbean that you haven’t heard of. These luxurious but hidden gems offer amazing beaches, stunning …

The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War

West Wing sources come clean about the backstabbing, the bullying, the distrust, and the buzzing flies.<p>I. Buzzing Flies<p>The West Wing of the White House is a cramped collection of tiny offices, some of them windowless, linked by narrow hallways. New inhabitants are sometimes surprised at just how …

Maps Show A Dramatic Rise In Health Insurance Coverage Under ACA

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau present the most detailed picture yet of the dramatic rise in the number of people covered by health insurance since the Affordable Care Act went into effect.<p>County-level data going back to 2010, when the law was signed, show a patchwork of people living without …

Health Care

Prediction prof: Trump will be impeached

The professor who took hell for predicting President Donald Trump has a much longer case for predicting President Mike Pence — and it’s all in his new book, out next week.<p>Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, reached meme-status last fall for predicting long before anyone else that …

Donald Trump

Trump finds his niche: fixing problems that no longer exist

President Trump has finally found an economic issue that's not too complicated for him to do something about. That's stopping China from manipulating its currency that it hasn't been manipulating for the past two years.<p>Trump and Chinese premier Xi Jinping's met for the first time last week, …

China

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.

Landscaping

21 life-saving facts that everyone should know

But life can also throw situations at us that we don't have a quick, handy response for.<p>Commenters in a recent Quora thread about life-saving facts offered their best tips, which are easy to remember and could have a huge effect if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.<p>You might want to …

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The Silence of Rex Tillerson

Sooner or later, someone needs to explain what Trump’s foreign policy is. But the secretary of state does not seem to understand his job.<p><i>Updated on April 4 at 4:35 p.m. ET</i><p>One would not expect the secretary of defense routinely to inspect the sentries and walk point on patrols, but, in effect, that …

Rex Tillerson

Can Donald Trump Fake His Way Through Foreign Crises? We'll Find Out.

The president's "many lines" on Syria show his foreign policy ignorance.<p>WASHINGTON ― For those who held out hope that the title of commander in chief would transform Donald Trump into a serious student of foreign policy, Wednesday’s Rose Garden news conference must have been sobering.<p>Forced to …

For good or ill, Jared Kushner is America’s deputy president

The government of the United States is the most complex and diversified administrative organization in the world, with responsibility for a vast array of tasks, from disaster relief and tax collection to managing the world's biggest economy and protecting the country from unstable regimes with …

Donald Trump

Seven years ago today: ACA supporters tout numbers to mark law’s anniversary

Thursday is the seventh anniversary of the day that President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. And while House Republican leaders hope to mark the date by voting to take apart major parts of that achievement, the former president and some who worked for him have launched a …

Health Care

Trump Is Defining the Presidency Down

The president may not realize it, but his conduct is making his office less powerful, less relevant and less influential.<p>It is probably too much to expect President Donald Trump to have read “Defining Deviancy Down,” the 1993 essay by the late New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Much noted at …

Political Science

How to find great business class fares with Google Flights

Yesterday we published “FARE WAR: Business class to Europe under $2k wide open cities and dates!” We found those great fares while I was preparing …

Dream Job: Get Paid to Live on a Remote Australian Island

There's a classic question out there that goes 'if you were stranded on an island and could only bring one thing, what would it be?' The answers are …

The Ultimate Guide to St. Croix

1 of 10<p>Welcome to St. Croix<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Where to Eat: baltar<p>3 of 10<p>Where to Eat: Harvey's<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Where to Eat: La Reine Chicken …

Caribbean

19+ spots that prove Idaho is the most underrated state in the US

It seems like Idaho is the state you drive through to get somewhere else, and for the most part, that’s how we locals like it. But, just in case …

Hiking

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

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How to get fit for the slopes: plank with arm reach and rotation

It’s the time of year when skiers and snowboarders turn attention to getting fit for the slopes ahead of a winter trip to the mountains. Getting your body prepared will not only help you ski or snowboard better, but will make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable – no more endless aching or …

Skiing

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

Hatch Watch! Nation Transfixed by Two Bald Eagle Eggs on Live Cam

Pip, pip, hooray!<p>The first of two baby American bald eagles has begun to hatch in Fort Myers, Florida, delighting millions of people who have tuned in to watch the eaglets emerge.<p>The build up to the hatching is being live-streamed 24/7 by the Southwest Florida Eagle Camera, offering a close-up look …

Birds

Skip the Gym - Do This 10 Minute Workout Instead

8 Laps<p>8 Laps<p>1<p>Perform the mountain climber for 20 seconds<p>2<p>Rest for 10 seconds<p>3<p>Rest for 1 minute<p>4<p>Perform squats for 20 seconds<p>5<p>Rest for 10 …

Fitness

5 Apps That Will Help You Make Money While Traveling

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p><i>Photo: Tim Robberts/Getty</i><p>658 million. That’s how many vacation days Americans left on the table in 2015. In …

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

The world's best cruise holidays for 2017

From revolution to reformation, the birth of a nation and the death of Elvis, there is no shortage of anniversaries and events to plan a holiday around next year. Here is a round-up of 2017's up-and-coming cruise destinations with advice on which river or ocean ships can take you there.<p>Russia<p>If …

Cruise Ships

Drop Everything: The US Virgin Islands Will Pay You to Visit in 2017

In a dream world, every kitchen has an unlimited ice cream machine, your wardrobe updates itself instantly for every season and you get paid to take a vacation. While we can’t guarantee those first two perks any time soon, we may have a life hack for the last part. Get ready: The US Virgin Islands …

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