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13 places to visit in August for every type of traveler

August is one of the most popular months to travel for Americans, with millions of people squeezing in one final summer vacation before the weather cools down.<p>Choosing the perfect destination for an August vacation isn't easy. You may find yourself favoring northerly locations that are simply too …

Sri Lanka

I rode superfast bullet trains in China, Japan, Korea, and Russia, and one is better than the rest

1/<p>First, let's look at the trains. Given that China's high-speed rail has developed over the past 15 years, you would expect the trains to be new. …

Trains

Clarence Thomas is the most important legal thinker in America

The oft-misunderstood Justice has single-handedly reshaped the way conservatives think about the law. God help us.<p>Justice Clarence Thomas is the most …

Law

Six Places to Scuba Dive in Colorado

While Colorado may be stuck surrounded by land, the Centennial state actually has the second most scuba divers of any state without a coastline, and …

Scuba Diving

DC's secret Navy museum is amazing - if you can figure out how to get in

WASHINGTON<p>I want to tell you about a museum that’s tough to visit but absolutely jam-packed with fascinating stuff: the National Museum of the United …

Military

In 2015, a Russian-Built Submarine Might Have 'Sunk' a Navy Nuclear Sub

<b>Dave Majumdar</b><p><i>Security,</i><p>We breakdown the action.<p>In 2015, a Russian-Built Submarine Might Have 'Sunk' a Navy Nuclear Sub<p><i>The Virginia-class is orders of</i> …

Thirty Years On, How Well Do Global Warming Predictions Stand Up?

James Hansen issued dire warnings in the summer of 1988. Today earth is only modestly warmer.<p>James E. Hansen wiped sweat from his brow. Outside it was a record-high 98 degrees on June 23, 1988, as the NASA scientist testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a …

Climate Change

An Unconvincing Case That Slavery Taints the Second Amendment

A <i>New York Times</i> piece leaves out key details that devastate its narrative.<p>In the <i>New York Times</i>, Carl Bogus attempts to taint the Second Amendment by …

Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers

You guys, I don’t even know where to start, other than, I MADE A VEGGIE BURGER THAT’S GRILLABLE.All hail the veggie burger!If you’ve followed …

Looking for a tiny home? You can buy one on Amazon. No, really.

From 1973 to 2013, the average size of new homes in the United States grew from a little over 1,500 square feet to almost 2,600 square feet, …

Luxury SUV

British Sandwich Week: Tom Kerridge's masterclass on steak toasties, salmon stacks and pulled-pork sarnies

Sandwiches have come a long way since my school days; back then, they weren’t very interesting and I always tried to swap mine. We are so lucky that we now have food influences from all around the world – there’s no excuse for spongy bread or limp fillings anymore (unless that’s what you’re in the …

Fly Around The World In Business Class For 125,000 Amex Points...

Yes – around the world for 125,000 points, with real stops.<p>What are your bucket list cities? Hong Kong? Vienna? Paris? Los Angeles? Why not see them …

The Palestinians’ real ‘nakba’

SEVENTY YEARS AGO this month, on May 14, 1948, the state of Israel proclaimed its independence. The next day, a story in The New York Times — “Jews …

ruffled milk pie

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch round cake pan lightly with butter, then use a large sheet of parchment paper to fit into the bottom and …

British-Style Lemon Pound Cake Might Be the Best Pound Cake

A Madeira cake is the sort of plain cake that looks like it might be dull and dry, but instead turns out to be exceptionally moreish. Many people are …

Every Culture Appropriates

The question is less whether a dress or an idea is borrowed, than the uses to which it’s then put.<p>Meet the Death Metal Cowboys of Botswana. In black leather decorated with metal studs, they play a pounding style of music that people who know more than me trace to the British band “Venom” and its …

Can a Judge Solve the Opioid Crisis?

Thanks to multidistrict litigation, a Cleveland-based jurist plans to set drug policy nationwide.<p>What began as a single opioid lawsuit in Ohio is now the only such case that matters. Every significant opioid lawsuit in the U.S. has been lumped together into a giant case before one federal judge in …

Opioids

Simulated Moon Dust Kills Cells and Alters DNA, Signaling Trouble for Future Lunar Colonists

Astronauts hoping stay on the moon for long-term missions have another reason to worry about moon dust: It could be quite harmful if inhaled, as …

Quonset Hut Kits: DIY Quonset Building Prefabricated Kits

The cost-effective, easy-to-assemble building solution you’ve been waiting for is finally here—the DIY prefabricated Quonset Hut™ kit.<p>If you have a …

Before Making Peace With North Korea, Let’s Not Forget the North Koreans

The moral dilemma of sitting down with a leader like Kim Jong-un.<p>Faced with the daily depravities of our political system, my friends frequently …

Karl Marx, You Were Wrong

But campus diehards still make a case for him.<p>This week marks the birthday of one of history’s worst human beings, Karl Marx. Just because Marx’s …

On the 'Roof of Japan,' an otherworldly 17-meter-deep snow corridor

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the world's wildest mountain drives, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan has reopened to tourists for another season.<p>Stretching across the Toyama and Nagano prefectures north of Tokyo, the 90-kilometer sightseeing route -- dubbed the "Roof of Japan" -- offers incredible views of …

Hiking

Power to the party: Why political reforms can be bad for democracy

The Democratic committee man from Michigan had something to say about punctuation.<p>“At the end of that paragraph,” said Barry Goodman, a member of the …

The Dark Side of the Enlightenment

Today’s advocates oversell the benefits of unfettered reason. They dismiss the contributions of tradition, religion and nationalism to human progress.<p>By<p>Yoram Hazony<p>A lot of people are selling Enlightenment these days. After the Brexit vote and the election of President Trump, David Brooks published …

German Philosophy

Second Amendment Penumbras and Musings

The Constitution does not create or grant rights. It recognizes and lists (some of) them, and erects obstacles to action by the central government.<p>Your editorial “John Paul Stevens for the NRA” (March 28) asserts that the former Supreme Court justice’s call to repeal the Second Amendment would …

How to Speed Up Your Internet and Protect Your Privacy With Cloudflare's New DNS Service

Cloudflare has launched its own consumer Domain Name System (DNS) service that not only promises to keep your browsing history safe, but appears …

Information Security

Instant Pot Flan

Caramel<p>1<p>Heat the sugar in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir the sugar constantly. It will first start to clump and once it begins getting hot …

Why so many American men want to be the “good guy with a gun”

The rise of the “citizen protector” has reshaped the gun control battle.<p>Americans on both sides of the gun debate react viscerally whenever a mass shooting happens. But what’s distinctive about the American reaction, relative to what happens in other countries, is that the two sides of the gun …

Guns

Truth Isn’t the Problem—We Are

Politics has warped facts since the days of Pericles, but our ‘post-truth’ era offers a destructive new twist: defying facts as a badge of tribal allegiance.<p>The term “post-truth” has been around for decades, but its big moment came in 2016, with the Brexit vote in the U.K. and the presidential …

Donald Trump

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pretzel Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together crushed pretzels, light brown sugar, and melted butter in a small bowl. …