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Novelty nest boxes putting garden birds at risk, warns RSPB

Birds charity warns that brightly-coloured next boxes could attract predators, while metal, plastic or ceramic designs could give inadequate protection from the elements<p>Novelty bird nest boxes in unusual colours and designs could be dangerous for birds, the RSPB has warned.<p>Bird houses decorated in …

A couple who has traveled to 100 countries just got back from a crazy trip to Africa — here's what it was like

But there's one continent they always look forward to returning to: Africa.<p>The duo recently got back from their fifth trip to Africa, this time traveling through Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.<p>"From the stunning landscapes and teeming wildlife to the agreeable climate and friendly people, it always …


What Hyena Giggles Really Say

Spotted hyenas may be the chattiest carnivores on the planet. They whoop, rumble, low, and laugh, announcing their presence wherever they go. But what do all these calls mean?<p>Zoologist Kay Holekamp laid out the spotted hyena repertoire in a 2011 <i>New York Times</i> field journal. So far as we humans are …

Scott Weiland: 'This Is My Life, a Cautionary Tale. Maybe Somebody Can Learn from It.'

"I guess the reason we're here is I feel like there's been only one side of my story told. People know rock stars only on the surface, people know celebrities only on the surface, and people know me only on the surface: I'm the junkie rock star handcuffed in the backseat of a cop car..."<p><i>In 2005,</i> …

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Hyundai's Tucson Adventure Mobile Is Ready For Camping

Hyundai generally makes their bones by creating quiet, quaint, cute little commuter cars that are inoffensive and inexpensive. Well, thanks to …

A Former Child Soldier Shares His Story In New Graphic Novel

"I wanted to change the narrative of conflict and war, especially for young people."<p>Michel Chikwanine was 5 years old when rebel militiamen kidnapped him from a soccer field near his school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He had decided to stay out to play rather than follow his father's …

The Shameful History of the KKK You Probably Never Knew

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

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8 National Parks You've Never Heard of But Should Add to Your Bucket List


Seven wonders of the world to explore on Google Street View

With the news that Yorkshire is to get the Google Street View trek treatment, we take a look at seven other beautiful virtual tours<p>You may not have heard of Roseberry Topping, Guisborough woods or Cleveland Hills – areas of Yorkshire in the UK – but very shortly it will become much, much easier to …

Google Street View

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

The Big Business of Gorilla Tourism in Rwanda

Deep in Rwanda’s steep-sloped forest, the mountain gorillas look both endearing and intimidating.<p>A tourist might feel conflicting impulses to shy …

A sample of recent encounters between bears and humans

Reports of bears foraging through garbage left by humans and other close encounters seem to be increasing. The four-legged animals have broken into homes and have been seen rambling through developed areas. Are they just being bears or have they mastered how to find food among humans? Scientists …

The do's and don'ts of Yellowstone National Park

Do's and don'ts in Yellowstone National Park:<p><b>Don't get within 100 yards of a wolf or bear</b>, or within 25 yards of bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes. Rangers say more people are hurt by bison than by bears. (Bison can run about 35 mph — three times faster than most people.)<p><b>Don't</b> …

South Africa’s roads are shockingly deadly

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Yes, violent crime in South Africa is worrying (and worsening). But South Africans perhaps ought to worry more about bad …

South Africa

Growing up in the African Bush: warthogs, elephants, snakes - and the threat of extinction

Saba Douglas-Hamilton fled the suburbs to raise her three daughters deep in the African bush. Here she tells Mike Pflanz about her everyday life<p>Gathered haphazardly on the dirt floor by the red-mud walls of the safari lodge now managed by Saba Douglas-Hamilton are a dozen green foot-long seed pods …

Know your history: Understanding racism in the US | Black History

There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history.<p>We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at …

Black History

8 of the best coastal drives in the world, according to travelers


Where the white spirit bear roams

Richer in terrestrial and aquatic life than any other region on Earth, Canada’s remote Great Bear Rainforest is a magical – and threatened – land.

This heartbreaking map shows where the most endangered animals in the world are

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and several recent studies suggest humans will be the cause.<p>Keeping that in mind, the folks at Signature African Safaris put together a map uisng data from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to show where in the …

World Wildlife Fund

Deep in the woods near Whistler, BC lies a decades old train wreck

The seven rail cars scattered next to the Cheakamus River have become a hiking destination and an artistic wonder.

The Alleged Lion Killer Could Be Tried in the U.S.

As outrage grows over Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer’s alleged killing of a lion in Zimbabwe, some have called for Palmer’s extradition to Zimbabwe …

The 20 Biggest Plot Holes In World History. The Titanic One Is So True.

1. That Jesus character was killed off and now he's back? I don't get it.<p>2. So let me get this straight... These American guys acquire this …

Here's the event that triggered World War I

On July 28th, 1914, a month after 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip killed Ferdinand, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia and invaded, igniting a conflict that would last five years and kill an estimated 17 million people.<p>Historians still debate whether the European powers would have fought a …

World History

Death of Zimbabwe’s Best-Loved Lion Ignites Debate on Sport Hunting

Changing Planet<p>Zimbabwe’s most well-known and much-photographed black-maned lion, affectionately named Cecil, was killed by sport hunters just outside the nation’s premier wildlife park, Hwange, last week.<p>Wildlife enthusiasts say Cecil, possibly Hwanges’s largest lion, was a favorite among visitors …

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20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

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