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An Advanced Civilization Could Have Ruled Earth Millions of Years Ago, Says the Silurian Hypothesis

Have you ever wondered if a different animal would evolve to have human-level intelligence, long after humans have passed away from this planet? We …

Ancient Civilization

‘When I think of Matt Damon, I think of gene editing’: scientists on their favourite sci-fi

Jan Zalasiewicz<p><b>Professor of Palaeobiology, University of Leicester</b><b><br>Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind</b><i><br>(Hayao Miyazaki, 1984)</i><p>When I reread the science fiction I loved as a kid – Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein – I’m usually disappointed. There are some wonderful plots but the books are kind of clunky. With …

Science Fiction

Report: The most miserable states in the USA

West Virginia remained at the bottom of the well-being list for the fifth consecutive year<p>The states with high well-being scores enjoyed lower obesity rates and other common health problems<p>Residents in states with low well-being were more likely to have limited access to basic necessities<p>The …

Demographics

Did a Ski Brand Just Make the Perfect Travel Bag?

Rocky Mountain Underground, or RMU for short, is a ski company, but its just-launched BRFCS is a contender in the realm of adventure travel bags. The …

Camping

How a backyard pendulum saw sliced into a Bronze Age mystery

A saw no one has seen may have built Bronze Age Greek palaces.

Archaeology

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Immune System

Life of the 1850s: 45 Amazing Photos That Show How the World Looked Like Over 160 Years Ago

Over 160 years ago, the world was in a state of transition. The Industrial Revolution had laid the groundwork for an upcoming rapid modernization; …

War

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

Scientists Have Discovered a Potential New Antibiotic—In Dirt

The world is facing an epidemic of infections that no longer respond well to the drugs used to treat them—also known as super bugs. In the United …

Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a long-awaited blood test to detect concussions in people and more quickly identify those with possible brain injuries.<p>The test, called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, is also expected to reduce the number of people exposed to radiation …

Medicine

Eight Free Ways to Upgrade Your Next Camping Trip

I get it. Between $10,000 mountain bikes and $59 merino T-shirts, outdoor activities can get real expensive, real fast. But buying things isn't necessarily the best way to have more fun outdoors.<p>Here are eight solid upgrades you can make for free, all guaranteed to boost how much fun you'll have on …

Camping

If you can decipher the clues in this poem, you’ll find a treasure worth $2 million

The eccentric millionaire has been offered bribes and gotten death threats. Yet, he holds steadfast, as this remarkable treasure hunt stands as his …

Archaeology

This Physics Breakthrough Could Help Save the World

Turbulence wastes a lot of energy. New research shows how we might reduce it.<p>If humans want to avoid boiling the oceans, we’ll have to find ways to use energy more efficiently. This, in turn, requires solving a problem that people don’t typically connect to climate change: the turbulence created …

Breakthroughs

In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of a fossilized human jawbone in a collapsed cave in Israel that they said is between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.<p>If confirmed, the find may rewrite the early migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years the time that Homo …

Anthropology

2019 Ford Ranger First Look: Welcome Home

North America finally gets a version of the global midsize pickup, designed specifically for U.S. tastes<p>Finally. It has been seven years since the last Ford Ranger rolled off the line at the Twin Cities plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. Seven years of Ford insisting there was no market for a compact …

The 5 Best-Selling Handguns of 2017

Even though sales across the industry are down, some models are still proving extra popular with gun buyers.<p>Despite gun sales declining in 2017 from …

The smartest, slickest and swankiest camper vans and large motorhomes of 2017

Van life gets livelier<p>Knaus Boxdrive<p>After its introduction last year, the Volkswagen Crafter was bound to be the subject of inspiration for van …

A First Look at 2018’s New Guns

Every Fall the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) hosts a trade show that offers attendees a sneak peek at some of the …

Made in America

My Endless Quest for the Ideal Gear List

When I started planning my Appalachian Trail thru hike, I didn't expect to spend hours upon hours researching stoves, sleeping pads, tents and other …

Backpacking

16 Of The Best New Camping Gadgets Accessories for 2018

<b>Everyone loves a camping gadget, whether it’s brand new technology or a throwback to traditional tools.</b><p>The best gadgets make outdoor life easier – …

The Best Rain Jackets of 2018

<i>Last updated April 2018: We’ve added all-new picks for 2018 as well as two new sections designed to teach you how to re-waterproof a rain jacket and</i> …

These are the Best Winter Hiking Boots for Men

A few years back, I climbed Mount Whitney for the first time. It was June of 2011, to be specific, and in my then-home of sunny southern California, …

Backpacking

Trapper

Wild Country Helm 1 Tent | Review

The first thing you’ll notice about the Helm 1 is its slightly strange asymmetric shape. Don’t worry, that’s deliberate, it’s all about the …

Top Picks From New Outwell, Robens & Easy Camp 2018 Camping Range

Back in September, I was invited to join a small group of journalists to visit the Outwell head office over in Denmark, giving us the chance to see …

Cairn is the Subscription Box Service for the Outdoor Adventurer

Now that November is here, some of you have no doubt already started to think about your holiday shopping lists. If you count an outdoor adventurer …

42 Best Cabin Getaways

Far Meadow, Sierra National Forest, CA<p><i>Related:</i> <i>Pitch your tent at the best Yosemite campgrounds</i><p>Yosemite may be only 12 miles away, but Far Meadow’s …

7 of the World's Most Terrifying Ladders

Do heights give you an adrenaline rush? To successfully scale one of these terrifying ladders, you'll need to possess a few key traits—namely …

You Have 10 Years Left To Retire: John And Lisa Retirement Series - Part 2

In our previous article that we wrote on our hypothetical couple - John and Lisa - we tried to demonstrate how they could retire in 10 years starting …

Retirement