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Time-lapse Video of Fastest El Capitan Climb is Downright Absurd | Adventure Sports Network

... In an unbelievable 2 hours 19 minutes and 44 seconds.<p>It has only been 60 years that climbers have been able to conquer the mystical wall of El …

Climbing

16 Slow-Cooker Dinners That Are Whole30-Approved

If you've decided to try out Whole30—a restrictive 30-day diet that eliminates all dairy, grains, soy, legumes, added sugars, and processed foods, …

Cooking

Scientists spotted a supernova just hours after it exploded

Its dying gasps could reveal what makes stars go out with a bang<p>Talk about going out with a bang. Stars that are about 10 times more massive than the Sun tend to die in colossal explosions called supernovae.<p>Scientists aren't sure why or how these stars detonate near the end of their lives, but …

Universe

Comedian Mitch Hedberg's Thoughts on Design

The late comic undoubtedly left us too soon<p>Mitch Hedberg was one of the great comedians of our time, and sadly left us too early. Here are some of …

Product Design

A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

Nature

The 12 Best Travel Sites And Apps You Need Right Now

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start planning your next life-changing trip. But with so many options to choose from and so little time to plan, you’re gonna need some assistance.<p>Behold 12 of our favorite travel sites, popular with travel bloggers and backpackers alike. They’ll take care …

McDonald's

These Are 10 of the Most Incredible Aerial Photos Captured by Drones Over the Past Year

<i>Big Buddha, Ushiku Daibutsuby, Japan ©cliechti</i><p>Drones are becoming an increasingly popular tool among photographers looking for a unique aerial …

Drones

Slow-Cooker Soups

Whether you need to warm your bones on a cold winter day or sustenance to cure what ails you, soups are a go-to. We've compiled some of our tastiest …

Cooking

New studies just found psychedelics help terminal cancer patients and could be the new wonder drugs for psychiatry – they shouldn't be ignored

Today, in a ground-breaking development in the field of psychiatry, two new studies were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showing that …

Consciousness

Walk the Deadly Streets of Manila with the Man Documenting the Carnage

There’s hopelessness in Dondi Tawatao’s eyes. The photographer, once a feature photographer in Manila, now spends his nights photographing …

Asia

New genetically engineered American chestnut will help restore the decimated, iconic tree

American chestnut trees were once among the most majestic hardwood trees in the eastern deciduous forests, many reaching 80 to 120 feet in height and …

Ecology

Boko Haram frees 21 kidnapped Chibok girls: Nigerian government

ABUJA (Reuters) - Jihadist group Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 girls it kidnapped in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, after mediation by Switzerland and the International Red Cross, officials said on Thursday.<p>Around 270 girls were taken from their school in Chibok in …

Africa

The know how needed to hike California’s best trail

The 211-mile John Muir Trail traverses the backbone of California’s rugged High Sierra. The JMT, as it is often referred to, is named in honor of …