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The Seven Best Hikes Near Denver

From short treks to daylong affairs, these hikes are sure to impress.<p>As any long-time Denverite will tell you, one of the best parts about living in …

This Is the Most Expensive Flight in the World

Etihad Airways has just unveiled the most luxurious way to fly from Mumbai to New York—with a price tag fit for a king.<p>It’s a long haul between New …

Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly on his year in space: 'Maybe you do go bananas'

The American astronaut tells reporters how he kept his wits during more than 340 days in space and what it’s been like to readjust to Earth’s gravity<p>• Walking experiments: Kelly brothers serve Nasa mission to Mars<p>Himalayan lakes, spacewalks and the presidential primaries helped Scott Kelly keep his …

U.S. Sailor Shown 'Apologizing' on Iranian State TV

A U.S. Navy sailor who was among ten briefly taken into custody by Iranian authorities Tuesday was shown on state television apologizing for entering the country’s territory.<p>"It was a mistake that was our fault, and we apologize for our mistake," the sailor is shown saying on state television. It …

This gadget simulates oral sex with suction

Fiera wants to jumpstart women's libido<p>Fiera Arouser for Her, on display at CES 2016, is one of the latest in a new trend of sex toys for women called suction oral sex stimulators. It's aimed at stimulating blood flow to the genitals, to help women suffering from low libido get in the mood before …

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Richard Feynman

Hurricane Patricia Makes Landfall, Threatens Catastrophic Damage In Mexico

<b>Updated at 8:05 p.m. ET</b><p>The National Hurricane Center says the eye of Hurricane Patricia has made landfall near Cuixmala on Mexico's southwestern Pacific coast. Its winds were measured at 165 mph, somewhat weakened but still a Category 5 storm capable of catastrophic damage.<p><i>Our original post</i> …

Weather

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

Honeybees need a healthy diet of pollen, nectar and water. But at a bee laboratory in eastern Washington state, Steve Sheppard fills their feeding tubes with murky brown liquid from the forest.<p>His bees are getting a healthy dose of mushroom juice.<p>"If this does what we hope, it will be truly …

NASA Mars rover finds clear evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Three years after landing in a giant Martian crater, NASA's Curiosity rover has found what scientists call proof that the basin had repeatedly filled with water, bolstering chances for life on Mars, a study published on Thursday showed.<p>The research offered the most …

Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution

You've never seen the Moon like this<p>The process, perhaps unsurprisingly, was an extremely long one according to Kipp Teague, who runs the Project Apollo Archive. "Around 2004, Johnson Space Center began re-scanning the original Apollo Hasseelblad camera film magazines, and Eric Jones and I began …

These tiny robots can turn into submarines for search-and-rescue missions

Now, the same minature robots are capable of diving and swimming in water, potentially providing a new tool for future search-and-rescue missions.<p>The RoboBee was originally created to act as a spy of sorts. Early funding for the project was provided by DARPA in an effort to create a literal fly on …

Robotics

NASA shortlists 5 possible new missions

NASA has announced five investigations for further study in its latest competition for new, relatively small-scale, robotic missions into our solar …

Is the Appalachian Trail getting blown out with party hikers?

When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, months-long …

Gear of the Year Spring/Summer 2015

Top Gear Innovations Outdoor gear doesn't just improve, it keeps getting dramatically better. For our biannual Gear of the Year awards, we celebrate the insights, breakthroughs, and leaps forward in new products that make our time in the outdoors safer, more comfortable, and more fun. Here are our …