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The Meaning of Life Without Parole

It is the midpoint of autumn—the time of year when winter begins to crawl its way onto your skin—and night is beginning to fall as I arrive to teach my writing class at a state prison in Massachusetts. On particularly windy evenings like this, the tops of trees sway back and forth. The sounds of …

Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

University of Kentucky

One-Third Of The World's Largest Groundwater Sources Are In Serious Trouble: Study

The earth's biggest groundwater basins are being depleted far more quickly than previously believed, according to two new studies by the University of California, Irvine (UCI).<p>The studies used data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites gathered between 2003 and 2013 …

Science | The Guardian

Science<p>Extraterrestrials will discover a species that loves to argue and sees beauty in flowers that roar like chainsaws<p>Four drinks a day over eight weeks can help those at risk of heart disease, says study<p>Exclusive: Obesity experts consider lawsuits over neuromarketing they say could be harmful to …

Imaging

What holiday lights look like from space

Yep, it’s that time of year, when American households haul out snarls of fairy lights and set the electricity meter spinning. So pronounced is the festive wattage, you can actually see it from space.<p>The photo above is a composite of nighttime photos taken from the NASA satellite Suomi NPP, …

Space Travel

24 restaurants foodies couldn't stop talking about in 2014

This was the year of crisp doughnuts and slurpy ramen, two trends heavily reflected in the world of food blogging.<p>From Sydney to New York, bloggers …

2014 Razzie Nominations Include THE LONE RANGER, AFTER EARTH, GROWN UPS 2 and MOVIE 43

The 2014 Razzie nominations list has been announced and it features all the usual suspects. The <b>Adam Sandler</b> and Co. sequel, <i>Grown Ups 2</i>, leads the …

A car writer's year in new vehicles [w/video]

Just Your Typical $73,000, 328-Horsepower, Stick-Shift Automobile<p>Christmas is only a week away. The New Year is just around the corner. As 2014 draws to a close, I'm not the only one taking stock of the year that's we're almost shut of.<p>Depending on who you are or what you do, the end of the year …

These Photos of the Grand Canyon's Sea of Clouds Are Spellbinding

Man, that's beautiful.<p><b>No, the sky isn't falling.</b> But a rare weather event at the Grand Canyon caused a total cloud inversion that filled the canyons with billowing fog and made it look like the sky had, in fact, collapsed.<p>Triggered when cold, wet air is trapped by warm air, the phenomenon drops the …

Grand Canyon

81 hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak at junior hockey game

A carbon monoxide leak at a Minnesota Junior Hockey League game over the weekend has sent 81 people to hospital. One player from the Dells Ducks …

Junior Hockey

Campus rape: A guide to the debate that’s roiling American universities

A recent article in Rolling Stone magazine detailed a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia. It was a classic tale of sexual assault at American campuses: hard-partying, binge-drinking fraternity members, a stigmatized female victim, and an indifferent university administration.<p>The piece …

College & University

Watch Final Summer Supermoon Tonight

Changing Planet<p>A “supermoon” rises near the Lincoln Memorial on March 19, 2011, in Washington, D.C. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls<p><b>A last act in a cosmic play, the third and final full supermoon of 2014 graces the night sky this weekend. And on Monday evening, a Canary Island telescope will webcast</b> …

Mango Yogurt & Granola Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I think I was dreaming about this recipe last night. I woke up, went straight to the kitchen and instead of making coffee, I started grabbing ingredients from the pantry to make granola. —themessimake.com<p><b>Serves: 2</b><p><b>Mango Yogurt:</b><p>2 cups plain non-fat yogurt<br>• 1 1/2 cups chopped sweet mangoes …

Breakfast

Make DIY Nautical Knot Bracelets

Bring a little seafaring flair to your style with these bright, bold bracelets. Inspired by Simone’s sailor’s knot bracelet tutorial, I decided to reimagine this nautical classic. The project itself is very approachable, so even if you’re not an experienced knotter, you’ll be able to cruise through …

Oscars 2014's 25 Best and Worst Moments

25<p>It was expected that <i>12 Years a Slave</i> would walk away with Best Picture, that Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto would officially join the ranks of …

The Oscars

Five ways to eat well (and cheap) on the road

The cry of 'Are we there yet?' often really means 'When can we eat?' There's something about the joys of a road trip – hopping in and out of the car for new experiences, witnessing amazing scenery, and, yes, getting a chance to try lots of new foods – that fuels hunger. But all too often you can be …

Easy riding: exploring the USA by motorcycle

Maybe the best decision I’ve ever made in my life was to go along with a bunch of friends on a two-week, 3000-mile motorcycle trip from Portland, Oregon, to Knoxville, Tennessee, on tiny vintage bikes and shoestring budgets. We took the smallest roads through the smallest towns, camping most of the …

Bike-friendly LA

Los Angeles is a magical place, known for celebrity sightings, beaches and sunshine. But it is also known for traffic, smog and gridlock - and first-time visitors often comment that the town seems to have been built as much for the convenience of automobiles as for people. 'Bicycle friendly' falls …

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

O'ahu's Top Scenic Drives

The island of Oʻahu offers much more for adventurous travellers than just the historic streets of Honolulu and Waikiki's beach resorts. Hitting the island’s roads allows you full licence to check out some of Hawai‘i's most spectacular scenic drives. Along the way, you’ll see everything from …

Canada’s men’s hockey team beats Finland, heading for quarterfinals

Whatever it is about the Olympic hockey tournament, it just brings out the best in the Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty. Doughty, who was probably Canada's best player in the first two games of the tournament, was the leader again Sunday night, scoring both goals as Canada edged Finland 2-1 in …

Ellen Page's Coming Out Speech Will Make You Cry

The actress received a standing ovation when she stood at a podium and told the world, "I am gay."<p>Ellen Page came out Friday night at the podium of the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference. In her speech, she slammed stereotypes about masculinity and femininity that encourage the …