Ryan Byerly

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The 10 Most Dangerous SCUBA Dives in the World

There are beautiful and serene dives—and then there are dives with an added element of danger and mystery so compelling, many will risk their lives …

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government's decadeslong prohibition of the plant.<p>Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which …

Snowden’s Revenge: New Mega-Spying Project Revealed

A giant cellphone surveillance program is just one of the dark NSA secrets being dragged out into the light, thanks to a certain whistleblower and a …

Environmental Agencies Allocate Over $700M to Combat Toxic Algae Blooms in Great Lakes

• NEWS<br>• VIDEOS<br>• BLOGS<br>• PERSONALITIES<p>By <b>By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer</b><p>January 25, 2015, 2:15:53 AM EST<p>Share this article:<p>State and federal …

13 Metro Stations That Are Works Of Art

While cities may look different from each other at ground level, they're <i>way</i> different once you get underground.<p>It's mind-boggling to imagine your commute on one of the world's major subway systems, whether it's through St. Petersburg's tricked-out stations or in Stockholm, where the tunnels are …

Where does the sun go? Ukip candidates' science questions predicted | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Geoff Moore/REX/Geoff Moore/REX<p>Why should British people have to accept this cheap substitute?<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/20/1424430783104/ee5ed710-e77d-4d50-918e-ac452a7b7bb6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Geoff Moore/REX/Geoff Moore/REX<p>Why should …

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Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?

Elevators that can whisk people and cargo up from the planet’s surface into space could spell an end to polluting rockets. But making them reality is a challenge. Nic Fleming investigates.<p>Elon Musk is considered by many to be visionary – a pioneer of private exploration, and the man behind the …

Google warns of US government 'hacking any facility' in the world

Google is boldly opposing an attempt by the US Justice Department to expand federal powers to search and seize digital data, warning that the changes would open the door to US “government hacking of any facility” in the world.<p>In a strongly worded submission to the Washington committee that is …

Surveillance

Packing Tips From Travel Experts

<i>By Shoko Wanger, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Whether it's a scent, a special snack, or a specific pair of shoes, everyone has something they're always sure to bring with them on a trip. Here, seven frequent travelers (and expert packers) share what they'd never leave home without.<p>Photo by Tahiti</b> …

Bill Gates on The Verge: Can GMOs end hunger in Africa?

In Sub-Saharan Africa, hunger is a tremendous problem — and an ironic one<p>More than 90 percent of soybeans and 80 percent of corn sold in the US today are GMOs<p>About 30 percent of crops produced in Africa are lost after harvest<p>"Many farmers can’t afford expensive seeds. They would have no rights."

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Paparazzi-proof clothing that's embedded with reflective glass

<b>(WIRED) —</b> "Hey Liz, do you have an iPhone? Turn on the flash, and take a picture."<p>The directive comes from Steven Wheeler, a senior designer at online clothing company Betabrand.<p>We're at the company's San Francisco headquarters in a little room in back of their retail front that functions as the …

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TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice: 2015's best beaches | CNN Travel

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6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Ebola: the race to find a cure | Sarah Boseley

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …

Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can – and can't – eat

February, 2015, was the month when everything we thought we knew about eating and drinking healthily was turned on its head.<p>First, a damning study in the British Medical Journal showed that – after all we have been told to the contrary – saturated fat is good for you. Far from being the great risk …

World's Best Ecolodges

Central America

13 photos of people living life to the fullest

TO ME, living life to the fullest means being outside on some sort of adventure. For others that means clinging to the side of a cliff, skiing a …

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

Reach for these instead of your typical comfort foods.<p>When you're stressed, you may start to hear the siren call of ice cream, French fries, and potato chips. But tempting as it may be to reach for these foods, there are better choices that will <i>actually</i> help relieve anxiety—and won't have a …

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Drowning in plastic

I just sat next to a coral reef and watched the sharks go by,” says Céline Cousteau. The filmmaker is talking about a recent dive in Australia, when for once she left her camera behind. “There’s a certain grace when a massive tiger shark acknowledges your presence but just swings by. It doesn’t …

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California permitted oilfield discharge in protected water

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that …

Oil & Gas Industry

6 Things You Can Learn From The Happiest Place On Earth

We all know that the U.S. guarantees the pursuit of happiness, but if you’re interested in seeing what it looks like <i>after</i> the pursuit, you might want to book a ticket to Fiji.<p>Residents of the verdant South Pacific nation have got feeling good down. A 2014 WIN/Gallup International poll of countries …

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On the Big Island, volcanic activity could worsen respiratory problems

Visitors to the Big Island who suffer chronic respiratory problems are being urged to take common-sense precautions because of air pollution caused by volcanic activity.<p>Conditions are right for increasing particulate levels over southern and eastern parts of the Big Island, said Darryl Oliveira, …

Many Americans reject evolution, deny climate change and find GM food unsafe, survey finds

Study points to worrying gulf between the opinions held by scientists and the general public in the US on key issues<p>A major survey of US opinions has revealed that huge numbers of people reject Darwinian evolution, consider GM foods unsafe to eat, and doubt that human activity is warming the planet.<p>…

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The Places We Love VI: Grenada on the Cusp

Changing Planet<p>“Natural.” “Eden.” “Genuine.” “Safe.” “Paradise.” “Pristine.” “Unspoiled.”<p>Russ Jarman Price was telling the audience at our international symposium that these and many other words had been offered to describe the island nation of Grenada. Collecting such descriptors was one step in …

Hawaii's 'Deadliest' Beaches Might Surprise You

Everyone has an opinion about Hawaii's most beautiful beach. But deadliest? Most treacherous? The aloha state's Department of Health has those two superlatives on lockdown. And the answers might surprise you.<p>The Hawaiian beach where the most people have died (11, between 2009 and 2013) is tranquil …