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The Trump administration wants to bail out failed contrarian climate scientists

Climate contrarians, like Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, don’t understand how scientific research works. They are basically asking for a government handout to scientists to do what scientists are should already be doing. They are also requesting handouts for …

Trump Administration

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A shag in the Farne Islands, coral reefs in recovery in Belize, and a fox near Chernobyl are among this week’s images from the natural world

Wildlife

Make your plans: All California National Parks will be free on Aug. 25

Our ever-present fog is supposed to burn off soon, so it's a great time to plan your next great nature adventure.<p>Entrance fees to all 124 National Parks that normally charge for tickets will be waived on August 25 in honor of the 101st birthday of the National Park Service. The California parks …

Tom Cruise’s bum from film Valkyrie is breaking the internet

He looks in great shape for 55 – but can this toned physique (read: plump butt) really be Tom Cruise’s?<p>The internet shut down when Twitter user …

Tom Cruise

These colorful sheets are not just for kids

Quit sleeping on—and also definitely start sleeping on—bedding “for kids”<p>In general, I do my best to act my age (30). But when it comes to decor, I have a distinct distaste for grown-uppedness, at least the way it’s depicted by the stores I can <i>sometimes</i> afford.<p>This makes searching for bedding a …

Killer whales completely eviscerated a great white shark

An eviscerated great white shark has washed up on a South African beach, the latest fearsome predator to fall victim to killer whales in that …

41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to …

Travel Photography

Scientists Use Ancient DNA to Identify Bizarre Species That Baffled Darwin

What has a body like a humpless camel, legs like a skinny rhino, and a face like the short-trunked saiga antelope? Until only recently, the accepted …

On Migration, Europe Is Admitting the Truth to Itself

Europeans are realizing that their immigration policy is unsustainable.<p>The migration crisis that has been central to the European political drama …

7 Amazing International Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Go for an adventure without breaking the bank.<p>If Paris is too passé for your next international vacation, it’s time to consider a more off-the-beaten …

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

Los Angeles

The Social Security cost-of-living adjustment set for 2017 is barely enough to buy a Starbucks Frappuccino

The Social Security Administration announced on Tuesday that beneficiaries for retirement and disability programs will receive a paltry 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment to their monthly checks.<p>For the average beneficiary, that will mean a $5 a month increase in benefits, from $1,355 to $1,360, …

This tiny house can be dismantled and reassembled in seven hours to travel with you

If you don’t want to spend all your time living in one location but still want a place you can call your own, a KODA house might just be the answer. This is a tiny solar-powered home that comes from Estonian design collective Kodasema, and it could be suitable for those who wish to move around to …

BBC Presenters Investigated By HMRC Over Alleged Tax Avoidance

Freelance staff could end up having to cough up unpaid tax.<p>Around 100 current and former BBC presenters are being investigated for alleged tax …

Robert De Niro Describes Donald Trump As A 'Pig' In Blistering Attack

'He's a national disaster.'<p>Robert De Niro has launched a searing attack on Donald Trump, describing as “a pig”, “a punk” and “a con”.<p>The veteran …

The Photos of This Naturally Pink Lagoon in Mexico Are Out of This World

BRB, booking a trip ASAP.<p>In a small fishing village off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico is Las Coloradas, which is essentially one of the most picture-perfect destinations on the planet.<p>There, you'll find a lagoon with water in the prettiest pink hue you've ever seen. But the color …

Mexico

Why It Matters that the Feds Are Opening the Doors for Weed Science

By removing infuriating roadblocks, the federal government may have just ushered in a golden age for green research.<p>The United States government has once againrenewed its commitment to busting people for having weed, affirming this week that it will classify cannabis as a Schedule I drug. As you're …

Will Smith Tells Disturbing Story About Jared Leto from Suicide Squad Set

Will Smith dominated the <i>Suicide Squad</i> panel at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday sharing stories of the various traumas he experienced on set, at the …

‘Wonder Woman’ First Trailer: “What I Do Is Not Up To You” – Comic-Con

Hell. Yes. As expected, following the reveal yesterday of the film’s first (excellent) official poster, this morning saw the unveiling of the first …

Front man Farage deserted by Brexit bandmates?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been a week since the British public went to the polls and set in motion one of the most traumatic periods in the country's recent history.<p>By Friday lunchtime in London, Prime Minister David Cameron had announced his intention to step down after the majority of voters opted to end …

The Polish war veteran: ‘I saw my countrymen give their lives to change Europe for the better’

Last weekend’s assault on the social and cultural centre in Hammersmith was carried out with a can of paint, but cut through the west London Polish community like a rapier, until the tip reached Jan Black.<p>Black is 94 and does not always answer the phone. When he did on Sunday, to hear that an …

World History