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Astronomers just found a new planet that could potentially support life — and it's really, really close

Why scientists are so excited about the latest exoplanet discovery.<p>In the past 20 years, astronomers have found hundreds of planets scattered across the galaxy. Some of them, like Kepler-452b, are thought to be remarkably like our Earth: similar in size and orbiting in a zone warm enough to sustain …

planetaryscience

Ultimate Craft Brew Road Trip in Oregon

Day 1 – The Columbia River Gorge & Hood River<p>You have a full day ahead of guzzling beer, sightseeing, and hiking so be sure to get an early start …

Worlds of Wonder

Text by Caitlin Carroll<p>Photo Essay by Nick Hall<p><b>ACADIA NATIONAL PARK</b> is where New England’s “quintessential rugged granite meets the ocean,” says …

Kevin Durant Discusses Drake, J. Cole, Logic, More: Watch

When NBA player Kevin Durant announced his intention to sign with the Golden State Warriors last week, Lil B lifted his five-year-long curse on the star. (The Warriors are Lil B’s favorite NBA team.) Back in 2014 (when the curse was well under way), B made headlines when he dropped the Durant diss …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Recycling plan: 2A Design creates a rural home out of shipping containers

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Thousands Got Naked and Painted Their Bodies Blue for Climate Change

If you were taking a morning stroll through the British town of Hull over the weekend, you might have been shocked to find a surreal, Smurf-like …

Art

Top hiking destinations in the U.S. and around the world

Wind River Range - The core of the Wind River Range, a backpacker’s paradise, runs for 80 miles along the crest of the Continental Divide in …

You Haven't Seen Game of Thrones Until You've Seen it in the Style of Suicide Squad

Thanks in large part to Queen.<p>"Bohemian Rhapsody" could make <i>Downton Abbey</i> feel like a Michael Bay movie. That's why, since its release in 1975, the song has become a cultural mainstay in movies and movie trailers. It's theatrical, progressive rock touches every mood from triumphant, to badass, to …

Get Outside! 11 Times the US National Parks Inspired Us

It’s a big year for the US National Park Service; today marks its 100th birthday! There are 407 parks that make up the NPS, which stretch across 84</i> …

New additions to Nike Free - Ape to Gentleman

Released over a decade ago the Nike Free shoe has been popular since its launch and for 2016 there are more additions and innovation. Each Nike Free …

Shoes

Pull Quote

Blockbuster film series led to spike in archaeology courses, careers.<p>Don your leather jacket and fedora, strap on a satchel, and get that bullwhip cracking: It’s time to explore the mythical intersection of Hollywood fantasy and real-world discovery.<p>Three decades ago, Indiana Jones’s swashbuckling …

Archaeology

National Park Coastlines

See photos of U.S. national park coastlines (including Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Channel Islands, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Grouse Grind inspires Whistler to create its own high-tech hiking trails

Whistler Blackcomb says it will use RFID technology to create timed hiking trails for fitness buffs this summer.<p>The resort's new season-long 360 …

Trails

A Park Ranger's Guide to Denali

Wildlife biologist <b>Patricia Owen</b> has worked at <b>Denali National Park</b> for more than 25 years. Her specialty? Grizzlies and other charismatic megafauna. While overseeing the park’s wildlife management program to minimize human-wildlife conflicts through education, Pat gets up close and personal with all …

National Parks

Best of Montana Year-Round: Nature and Wildlife

Discover Montana's most beautiful landscapes, wild animals, outdoor recreation and more through the seasons.<p><b>Glacier National Park</b><p>Celebrated conservationist John Muir called Glacier National Park’s dramatic landscape “the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” More than a million acres of …

7 Jaw-Dropping Hawaii Spots Where Time Stands Still

Ever wonder what's behind that famous "aloha spirit?" Why are people in Hawaii so darn healthy and happy all the time?<p>The local culture is a big part of it, of course, as is the natural beauty of the islands. But science has something to say about it, too. According to three different 2012 …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

A 5,000-Mile Journey to the Last Frontier

North to Alaska, The Second Leg: Dawson City, Yukon Territory, to Homer, Alaska Alaska, here we come! After 10 days on the road (from Mile 0 of the …

Florida Wildlife Photos

12 energy storage startups to watch in 2015

If you care about the world’s transition to clean power, then you should pay attention to the emerging market for energy storage. A lot of times when …

Clean Energy

What 'Boyhood' cast, director learned about family while filming

"Boyhood"premiered 368 days ago at the Sundance Film Festival, "sneaking up on people," as writer-directorRichard Linklaterputs it, despite the fact that he had spent the previous 12 years making this singular coming-of-age story.<p>Now, after winning the Golden Globe Award for best picture drama and …

Best of Montana in Winter: Outdoor Recreation

Check out the five must-do local activities for outdoor enthusiasts visiting Montana.<p><b>First Tracks Guided Experience, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky</b><p>The ultimate insider experience at Big Sky Resort is First Tracks. The draw: Get on the mountain before the lifts open to the public and make the “first …

Duo Completes First Free Climb of Yosemite's Dawn Wall, Making History

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finish their quest to be the first to free climb the Dawn Wall.<p>Nineteen days after they set out to achieve one of climbing's most difficult challenges, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the summit of the 3,000-foot rock known as El Capitan in Yosemite …

A wild camper’s guide to the world

Waking up surrounded by natural beauty and experiencing the solitude of the countryside is what lures many a traveller to wild camping.<p>As romantic as it sounds, there are still rules to consider – rules that not only make the experience safe and rewarding, but also preserve such special places for …

Camping

The quest to see China’s extraordinary frozen fog

Exquisite, delicate rime forms only when conditions are just right – and its appearance can be fleeting.<p>I was on a mission – one that required me to wear four layers of warm clothes and a fleece balaclava. I was going to be braving temperatures below -20C for hours. My friend Cherry Li, who grew up …

How Bradley Cooper Gained 40 Pounds for 'American Sniper'

In just 10 weeks, trainer Jason Walsh helped the actor become a serious heavyweight<p>Every guy who’s ever picked up a barbell understands how hard it is to gain even 10 pounds of muscle. Now imagine the challenge of packing on 40 solid pounds, the weight of an average five-year-old.<p>That’s what …

Adventure: California's Lost Coast

Way up at the top of Northern California is a little piece of wilderness called The Lost Coast. It's too rugged to build on, meaning it's the last …

Christmas Eve

Climbing On Mount Denali

The 10 Best Things From January 2015

Some things are just ... better<p><i>This article was originally published in the January 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science, <i>under the title "Obsessed".</i>

Uncharted