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Louise O'Neill: 14 things not to say to the writer in your life

<b>Louise O'Neill</b> sacrificed a lot while writing her first book. Here's her list of the the 14 things you should never say to a published author.<p>I’m not …

When Threatened By Worms, Bacteria Summon Killer Fungi

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>When you’re the size of a human, you worry about lions and tigers and bears. But if you’re a bacterium, a tiny nematode worm, just a millimetre long, can be a vicious predator. Nematodes are among the most common animals on the planet, and many of them …

How Big Are The Biggest Squid, Whales, Sharks, Jellyfish?

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>A few years ago, Carl Zimmer and I ran a workshop on science writing, where we talked, among other things, about explaining science without talking down to your audience. It apparently left an impression on Craig McClain, a marine biologist and blogger …

How Extinction Changed the Coyote

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>The La Brea asphalt seeps are famous for the predators found entombed there. Dire wolves and the sabercat <i>Smilodon</i> – the site’s mascot – are the exotic Ice Age stars that everyone comes to see. The third most-numerous carnivore found there doesn’t enjoy such celebrity. If …

Ice Age

Parasitic Wasps Infected with Mind-Controlling Viruses

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>In November, <i>National Geographic</i> put a ladybug and a wasp on its cover. They made for a sinister pair. The wasp, a species called <i>Dinocampus coccinellae</i>, lays an egg inside the ladybug <i>Coleomegilla maculata</i>. After the egg hatches, the wasp larva develops inside the ladybug, …

Immune System

Carnivorous Croc Cousin Stalked the Triassic Carolinas

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Movies have teasers. Books have sample chapters. And for fossils, there are photos of “unnamed taxa” in presentations and figures shared in hushed corner conversations.<p>At paleo conferences held over the past few years, I kept seeing glimpses of a strange fossil animal …

The Call of the Terror Bird

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>When you think of a scary dinosaur, what comes to mind? The agile, sickle-clawed <i>Utahraptor</i>? A towering <i>Tyrannosaurus</i>? Something as alien as the croc-snouted, sail-backed <i>Spinosaurus</i>, perhaps? Books and museum halls are well-stocked with such Mesozoic nightmares, but scary …

How to Pack Your Backpack Like a Pro

With a bit of technique and pre-planning, it's pretty amazing how much stuff you can actually carry, safely and non-exhaustingly, in a backpack. On …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts

The first in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even …

This awesome graphic of all lifeforms will make you feel tiny

"LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY!" is the greatest lesson from evolution, Leonard Eisenberg shouts at the top of his website EvoGeneao.com, which he says stands for Evolutionary Genealogy.<p>Eisenberg created the graphic below to counter the creationist themes he's seen spring into science …

How To Survive Anything In 3 Easy Steps | Conservative Opinion

<b>Story Views</b><p>You can have enough food to ride out 15 years of Armageddon. You can have a fully stocked retreat or a bunker. You can have so much ammo …

Xventure Off-road Trailer

The Xventure XV-2 trailer from Schutt Industries is a rugged, off-road trailer that lets you sleep in the attic, while hauling your gear below. The …

Build a Survival Library: A Digital Bug-Out Kindle | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & Bushcraft.</i><p>A …

Buck Knives Compadre Series

Most people think of Buck Knives as the maker of beautiful and reliable, if unexciting, products. But that might change this year. New for 2015, the 113-year-old knife manufacturer is making classic camping tools sexier with their scarlet Compadre Series.<p>The lineup, which is shipping to select …

The 17 Keys to the Perfect Campsite

Use these strategies to improve your next outdoor adventure<p>Camping is all about leaving behind the stresses of normal life.<p>The sun becomes your alarm clock. A fire is your kitchen. And just being outside is your entertainment.<p>Still, you don’t want to be cold, hungry, or uncomfortable. Improve your …

Are You Man Enough for Boy Scout Camp?

You'd like to be more trustworthy, loyal, helpful, brave, kind, and cheerful, right? Here's a 6-step plan to do it all. Honest<p>"Are you all right?" the lifeguard screams.<p>"Do you need help?"<p>I've swallowed a lot of lake water and can't answer. Gasping for breath, I glimpse my fellow Scouts lining the …

Spring Camping and How to Avoid the Biggest Pitfalls - Nature and Environment

The sun’s shining, the birds are singing and your mind is already wandering to your local campsite. Spring is certainly an ideal time for camping, …

Backcountry, Cabela's, Jenson USA, Moosejaw Coupons and Cash Back

Create a free account today and earn Cash Back when you shop — it's that simple ✌️<p>Earn Cash Back at 400+ Stores Too Good To Be True?<p>Hot Deals in …

Airborn: The 7 Best Suspended Tree Tents

Hammock Bliss Sky Tent 2<p><b>Pro:</b> Lightweight<b><br>Con:</b> Minimal protection<p><b>Double Decker:</b> This is about as basic as it gets when it comes to suspended tree …