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20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

National Parks

Spring Fishing: 10 Tips to Catch Spawning Bass

<b>1) Get the eyes</b><br>You must have polarized sunglasses with optical-quality lenses in amber or green. A full-brim hat prevents light from reflecting off …

'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

Scientists found the Myanmar Jerdon's babbler alive and well during a recent expedition.<p>A bird thought to have gone the way of the dodo decades ago has been rediscovered in Myanmar (Burma), scientists reported Thursday.<p>A team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society stumbled upon the bird, a …

Birds

Three of The Best: Trail Shoes - Ape to Gentleman

Trail running is a fast-growing, exhilarating and spiritual sport- and to succeed you need to choose exactly the right footwear. The appeal of …

Shoes

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

Travel Photography

U.S. Equities, Oil And Gold Hammered After Upbeat Jobs Report

Good economic news is bad news for U.S. equities, at least in Friday trading: the U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February, 55,000 more than analysts were expecting, but the interest-rate implications of this strong report sent the markets into a tizzy in Friday trading, with all three equity …

How plants recognize the bugs that eat them - Futurity

Plants can tell what type of insect is noshing on them and launch a tailored defense. Now scientists have pinpointed 2,778 genes involved in the …

9 Reasons To Head To Belize For Your Next Vacation Getaway

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what if you wanted all the trappings of a faraway beach vacation, just with less tourists? Then you've got to head to Belize.<p>Belize is way less crowded …

5 Cool and Handy Apps For Outdoor Enthusiasts

Spending time outdoors is highly delightful and does you a lot of good. A mere 10 min walk can drastically reduce your stress level and give your …

When Should I Plant What?

When thinking about planting seeds, sometimes it can be confusing. What should I plant when? Well, the answer is… there are a lot of different …

Gardening

Non-Hydro Renewable Electricity Outshines All Other Sources and Grows 11 Percent in 2014

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s latest "Electric Power Monthly" report, with data through the end of 2014, net …

Hiking the Colorado Trail

Last summer, David Fanning thru-hiked the nearly 500-mile Colorado Trail. The hike took him from Denver over multiple mountain ranges, through …

Surprising new hobby: Hiking - wishlist: Create / Enjoy

3.06.2015<p>Husband and I have a new hobby as of mid-last summer, and it's embarrassing that we've both lived in Oregon for most of our lives and it's …

Collaborize Classroom - collaborative education platform with lots of features for teachers and students

Collaborize Classroom is a "free collaborative education platform for students and teachers" that allows teachers to create an online community. …

Along Cuba’s Coast, The Last Best Coral Reefs in the Caribbean Thrive

The enduring image of Cuba is of a country locked in a time warp, with 1950s American sedans cruising the streets, colonial-era buildings in …

Elk Mountain Grand Traverse: The Slog

America’s toughest backcountry ski race starts at midnight in Crested Butte, Colorado, and charges 40 miles north through the rugged heart of the …

BMO, National Bank CEOs' pay: high seven figures

Bill Downe, chief executive of Bank of Montreal and a relative veteran among today's crop of bank CEOs, received a pay increase of less than 5 per cent in 2014 – but the gain boosted his compensation to a total that was just shy of $10-million.<p>That included a salary of nearly $1.6-million and a …

New Species of Monkey Discovered In Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is revered for its incredible biodiversity, and a new mammal has joined the ranks. Researchers discovered what they believed to …

Scuba Diving Careers

All dive professionals began as recreational divers, and, just like many of you, wondered what was out there in terms of scuba diving careers. …

Getting Your Garden Back In Shape After Winter's Wrath

<b>WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> – The winter has been a tyrant this season so you might be surprised to hear the tulips are expected to be beautiful this …

Gardening

The Art of Slow Moving: A Journey Through America's Grasslands on Horseback

<b>July 26, 2014</b><p>About two weeks have passed since four horses, a white mule named Pearl, Winnie the dog, Sebastian Tsocanos and I were dropped off in the middle of a pasture in Northeast Montana to begin a three-month long horseback trek to document the changing Great Plains landscape. As we trailered …

10 Things You Should Know About the Appalachian Trail

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Ghostpipefish Marine Biology

Order: Syngnathiformes<p>Family: Solenostomidae – Ghostpipefish<p>Ghostpipefish head is less angled<br>than their cousin the Seahorse.<p>Ghostpipefish are closely …

Marine Biology

10 Tips for a Sustainable Garden and Yard - Organic Gardening

If you are wanting to be more sustainable in your home, don’t forget the yard and garden.<p>10 Tips for a More Sustainable Garden and Yard<p><b>1. Go organic.</b> …

Gardening

The Skier's Bucket List

Calling all skiers: Get in your turns before the snow stops flying in the Northern Hemisphere and it's time to head south. From skiing Antarctica to a self-powered adventure through the Alps, here’s a collection of trips that should be on every skier’s bucket list. Plus: Get tips from some of the …

Kew Gardens: the world needs more plant science

Kew is more than a "adorable" garden, it provides essential research that is under threat<p>Conserving the world’s trees; why some seeds can be stored for much longer than others; medicinal plant use in Nepal; accurate names of plants with pharmacological uses; fern classification; understanding …

8 Tips to Jumpstart Your Productivity and Boost Your Success

Do you find yourself constantly overwhelmed and always running to stay in place? You’re not alone. It’s easy to get lost in the maze of urgent …

Productivity