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Mount Rainier Climbing Gear List - REI Co-op Journal

Standing 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is an icon in the Pacific Northwest that attracts close to 10,000 climbers each year. Striving …

Vanadium Dioxide, A Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Scientists have discovered “exotic electrical and thermal properties” in a material known as vanadium dioxide which may be applied to develop more …

5 Uranium Statistics That Will Blow You Away

Investors are right to be mindful of uranium's image problems. But the negatives surrounding uranium and nuclear power can offer up long-term buying opportunities, too. Since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, uranium prices have been in a downtrend, pulling down the prices of miners like <b>Cameco</b> …

Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for the Hygge Hordes

As soothing as a video of a basket of baby sloths, and borne on a raft of lifestyle books, hygge is headed for your living room.<p>Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah, like a football cheer in a Scandinavian accent) is the Danish word for cozy. It is also a national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the …

Hygge

Passengers can expect more comfortable flights and it's not because of the seats

Air travel in the future should be a lot more comfortable for passengers despite economy airline seats that are getting more cramped.<p>The newer jets that are coming online in the next few years will create a cabin atmosphere that mimics a lower altitude and keeps the air inside the cabin more humid …

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract and Never Buy Imitation Stuff Again

Day Trip To The Most Beautiful Hot Springs In America This Winter

There’s nothing better than a hot springs adventure. However you get there: hiking, driving, snowmobiling… you just <i>know</i> that you have this incredible payoff waiting for you. Because soon you’ll be soaking in a sparkling, hot water pool with breath-taking vistas surrounding you. It’s an incredible …

Hot Springs

The Thrilla in Virginia: The CRISPR Battle Comes to a Crispy Head

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>The patent fight billed as the …

Three Reasons Trump Doesn't Matter To Energy Policy

The forces driving clean energy are likely to continue progressing regardless of efforts by President-elect Donald Trump to reverse them, a leading expert in energy policy said last week at Stanford University.<p>“I’m not saying it’s a good thing. We’re going to lose a lot of good stuff, but it’s not …

Best Backpacking Trips In British Columbia

Travel & Outdoors<p>Jetting off to Peru to hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu isn’t the only way to have a life-changing backpacking trek.<p>There …

23 amazing recipes made with 3 ingredients or fewer

Meals should not be brief. We like to linger at the table, sneaking cold potatoes with our fingers and refilling our wine glasses and talking and …

Scientists discover another design principle for building nanostructures

When it comes to the various nanowidgets scientists are developing, nanotubes are especially intriguing. That's because hollow tubes that have …

Award-Winning Photographer Drains the Color from Fruits and Veggies

"We’re destroying our world, and sooner or later someone has to pay the bill," explains Giorgio Cravero with photo series, 'Colors.'<p>Decaying food spurs an instant emotional reaction when encountered by any sense: revulsion at the smell, upset stomachs at the sight, and the thought of touching or, …

The Strange Way LSD Both Mimics Psychosis And Improves Mental Health

The drug can cause a temporary psychosis-like state, but can also lead to improved well-being.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD have the power to radically alter consciousness, giving rise to a number of psychological effects that are positive, negative, mystical and just plain weird.<p>Research in recent …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

The 7 flavor categories of beer: What they are, how to pair them

<i>If you've been confusing your pilsners with your IPAs and imperial stouts, you need to consult this thorough chart from Greg Engert. His profiling</i> …

Flavors

Avocado Recipes

These delicious recipes include gooey cheese-topped guacamole and chilled avocado soup with crab.

Road trip on the Alaska Highway: Less risky, but planning is imperative

Traveling the roughly 1,400 miles of the Alaska Highway is not as risky since paving was completed in 1992, but a road trip on the northland artery (also known as the Alcan) still requires planning beyond programming the route into your mobile device.<p>Your first decision is picking a route, or …

The Most Romantic Restaurants In Every State

Valentine's Day is less than a month away—time to make a reservation.<p>It was love at first bite.<p>If you prefer to stay in, check out our favorite recipes for cooking a romantic meal at home.

Dining Rooms

16-minute no-equipment workout to bust boredom

Forget the fancy-pants gym. Follow this quick bodyweight-only routine from Emily Cook Harris, certified personal trainer and head coach of EMpowered in New York City.<p>“These moves allow you to get in a high-intensity, super-effective workout no matter where you are,” Harris said. “Whether you’re …

New Zealand's National Parks Captured In Stunning Photo Series

A photographer who went travelling in New Zealand has come back with a stunning series of images showing off the country's national parks.<p>Johan Lolos …

National Parks

Using diamonds, scientists squeeze hydrogen into a strange new state

Molecular hydrogen is normally a gas at room temperature, but when crushed with diamond anvils, it can convert into a totally different, previously unknown state of matter, according to a team of condensed-matter physicists.<p>The so-called "phase V," described in the journal Nature, poses a …

Hydrogen

A Profound Contradiction of Human Existence

“<i>Science does not reveal the meaning of our existence, but it does draw back some of the veils.</i>”<p>“Be not deceived,” Epictetus writes in <i>The Discourses</i>, …

Spirituality

Why Martian Concrete Might Be The Best Building Material In The Solar System

To colonize Mars, researchers are developing a new kind of concrete that doesn’t require water and is more than twice as strong.<p>Concrete has been critical to the colonization of our own planet. The Romans and Egyptians built their empires upon it, and when their formula for concrete was lost, …

Engineering

The best boutique hotels in Santorini

An expert guide to the best boutique hotels in Santorini, including the top places to stay for caldera views, infinity pools, spas, great food and a romantic vibe.<p>Canaves Oia Hotel<p>Santorini, Greece<p>8 Telegraph expert rating<p>Canaves (named for the kánaves, which were medieval wine cellars dug into …

Wine Cellars

This Smartphone Microscope Can Diagnose Diseases For $1 Per Patient

Parasitic infections common in Africa and Asia could now be safer to treat thanks to a simple mobile device attachment.<p>Smartphone technology can already diagnose HIV and syphilis, perform eye exams, and enable mobile ultrasounds and heart monitoring. Now it can also be used to help treat diseases …

Top Travel Apps for Solo Travelers

The all-inclusive type of travel which you buy from a tour operator is a cool thing – you have everything planned and ordered for you. Basically, all …

Watch Boeing Build An Entire F/A-18F Super Hornet In This Time-Lapse Video

Boeing’s St. Louis plant—once the home of McDonnell Douglas—where aircraft like the F-15, the F-4 and the Mercury and Gemini capsules were born, has …

Aviation

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Creativity

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …