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Concealed Carry In Maine No Longer Requires A Permit

Some law enforcement officials aren't so sure this is a great idea.<p>A law effective Thursday allows people in the state of Maine to carry concealed handguns without a permit.<p>The new statute, which applies to both residents and non-residents ages 21 and over, means that anyone not otherwise banned …

Astronauts report an “overview effect” from the awe of space travel—and you can replicate it here on Earth

The view of earth from space is so spectacular that it can apparently transform astronauts’ perspectives on life—and even draw these scientists toward religion and spiritualism.<p>“Something happens to you out there,” Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has said. “You develop an instant global …

Space Exploration

What’s in a John Muir Trail Guide’s Pack?

<b>The 212-mile John Muir Trail is quickly becoming</b> one of the most popular long-distance backpacking trips in the West: In the past 15 years, requests …

Backpacking

Climb Every Mountain, Without Altitude Sickness

Planning ahead can help prevent elevation-related health problems<p>As more travelers seek out adventure at high elevations, altitude sickness is an often overlooked risk.<p>At popular destinations far above sea level, from the peaks of Nepal and the Pacific Crest Trail to the tourist attractions of …

Mountaineering

Orlando police chief: No reason to suspend officers who kicked man

<b>(CNN) —</b> The video shows a police officer repeatedly winding up and kicking a man sitting on the curb, and while Orlando's police chief says the officers involved remain on duty, attorneys for the man who got kicked say the video is all they need to demand the officers' arrest.<p>"If it were you or I …

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …

Coffee Grinders

June 2014