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The Beauty and Horror of Blue Planet II

David Attenborough’s latest documentary gorgeously reveals the world’s oceans—and shows how badly humans are screwing them up.<p>“Never,” declares Sir David Attenborough in the first episode of <i>Blue Planet II</i>, his latest hallucinatory swath of masterpiece nature television, “has there been a more …

Blue Planet II

South Korea may have embarrassed Kim Jong Un after invitation to Pyongyang — and North Korea doesn’t want to talk about it

As North Korea's delegation to the Winter Olympics returned over the weekend, the country seemed to completely ignore an invitation Kim Jong Un had extended to South Korea's President Moon Jae In.<p>Sunday's frontpage of Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of Korea's ruling party, prominently …

3 ways your iPhone's Mail app just got better

It's a toss-up between Mail and Messages for the app I use most on my iPhone ($500 at Cricket Wireless). And maybe Instagram. (And, OK, the MLB.com At Bat app during the summer months.) But by and large, it's email and texting that I do most regularly on my phone. The Messages app got a few new …

Apps

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

The Best Summer Car-Camping Gear of 2017

Make weekend getaways that much easier.<p>Nemo Puffin Luxury Blanket ($150)<p>This cushy cover has become a camping ­essen­tial, with nylon face fabric to add ground protection for picnics and syn­thetic fill for cool nights.<p>The North Face Thermoball Booties II ($80)<p>Say hello to the most versatile piece …

North Korea says can test-launch ICBM at any time: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea declared on Sunday it could test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at any time from any location set by leader Kim Jong Un, saying a hostile U.S. policy was to blame for its arms development.<p>Kim said on Jan. 1 that his nuclear-capable country was …

What Trump Voters Want Now

The blue-collar workers who put Donald Trump in the White House are ready for him to deliver. How much time will they give him?<p>JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—The night of the election, in this dying little city stuck in the hills of mostly rural, depressed western Pennsylvania, Joey Del Signore dozed off in his …

Bill Clinton

Final iPhone 7 leaks before official unveiling show new black color, redesigned LED flash and waterproofed SIM tray

Apple will be announcing the iPhone 7 for real in just a few hours, but if you are itching for the latest, we have one set of purported new iPhone images for you before Apple’s event at 10 AM PT. The photos apparently show a working 4.7 inch iPhone 7 unit in high resolution.<p>The pictures feature …

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared.<p>This is a time period, about 56 million years ago, when something mysterious happened — there are many ideas as to what …

Climate Change

HugeDomains.com - OurGardenClub.com is for sale (Our Garden Club)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Bet you didn’t know your washing machine could do this

<b>Q. Dear Umbra,</b><p><b>I usually collect all my laundry water to recycle into my garden. I know liquid soap is better environmentally, but a washing machine</b> …

Morgan Stanley on Tesla: 'We expect the Model 3 to be a really nice car' — but there's a catch

He's still bullish — the stock is currently trading at about $195, and Jonas' target is well above Tesla's peak of $291 — but he's a bull who's worried about two things.<p>First, he thinks the forthcoming Model 3 mass-market electric car will be later than Tesla expects, more expensive, and in a …

Apple TV just became the best box for streaming live broadcast TV

Channels, an app for watching live television through the new Apple TV, has received a substantial update with timeshifting support.<p>The app, which …

Ben Carson Leaves Iowa to Do Laundry

MIT Team Wins SpaceX Hyperloop Design Contest

Elon Musk's dream of creating a superfast new transportation system got a step closer to reality over the weekend.<p>On Saturday (Jan. 30), a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won the first stage of the SpaceX Hyperloop design competition, which was held at Texas A&M University …

Here's How F-15s Practice Intercepting Errant Civilian Planes

Intercepting a slow-moving Cessna with a big twin-engine supersonic fighter jet takes finesse.<p>A huge influx of general aviation air traffic is expected to hit the San Francisco Bay Area during the first week of February in anticipation Super Bowl 50. While you're watching football on Sunday, the …

Aviation

The Nostalgic Science Fiction of “The X-Files”

I have a vivid memory of the premiere of “The X-Files.” It was September, 1993, and I was thirteen years old. That summer, I’d discovered horror movies and watched “The Thing” and “The Silence of the Lambs”; I’d also read “Communion,” Whitley Strieber’s best-selling memoir about being abducted by …

The Supreme Court asked four questions about Obama’s immigration initiative. The last one is key.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case assessing the legality of the immigration initiatives announced by President Obama in November 2014.<p>As you’ll recall, Obama proposed to make it easier for as many as 5.5 million people now living in the U.S. illegally to stay and to work. (There are about …

Immigration

Former FBI hostage-negotiation trainer shares 6 tricks for getting people to do what you want

He'd pretend to be a suicidal policeman, holding a gun to his neck, threatening to take his own life.<p>His job was to challenge his audience — a room full of FBI agents and police officers — to talk him out of it.<p>"In the end, I always pulled the trigger, and then, from the point of view of that role …

Military power in Asia 'shifting against' the US, major report warns

The balance of military power in Asia is shifting against the US as China makes aggressive territorial moves, a major independent report will warn on Wednesday.<p>Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia”, a major policy shift first outlined in 2011, is mired in confusion against a backdrop of a “significantly …

Geopolitics

Articles about 5 modern wilderness retreats fit sheltered camping on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...<p>It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Sydney

Want Tesla's home battery soon? Go to Vermont

Tesla's upcoming Powerwall battery might be sold out through mid-2016, but you might get one as soon as January... if you live in the right state, that is. Vermont's Green Mountain Power will offer the home energy pack to residents who want to save the environment (and lighten the load on the …

Clean Energy