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2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than deployed service members

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while deployed as members of the military.<p>Data for military casualties are difficult to ascertain. An original version …

Military

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization in recent weeks to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known instance of the special counsel demanding records …

Donald Trump

Helping women ensure their voices are heard

<b>"I remember early in my career that sometimes I would have a thought in my head, but I lacked the confidence to be able to get that thought out," says Nicola Mendelsohn.</b><p>"Then I would hear, usually a man, say the point that I had in my head, and I'd kick myself."<p>Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook's …

Where Millennials Come From

And why we insist on blaming them for it.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Imagine, as I often do, that our world were to end tomorrow, and that alien researchers many years in the future were tasked with reconstructing the demise of …

What Influences Attitudes Toward Gun Control Reform?

Do mass shootings, like the tragic event in Las Vegas on the evening of Oct. 1, change people's minds about gun control?<p>From a policy perspective, we can ask whether changes in gun regulations would likely affect the occurrence of mass shootings and other forms of gun violence. (We certainly <i>should</i> …

Guns

The Types of People Who Are Most Likely to Embrace Death

A new study looks at who fears death and who is ready to shuffle off their mortal coil.<p>There have been many studies over the years that have looked at the link between religion and a fear of death, and it's not hard to understand why. The theory goes that the more religious you are, the more likely …

Microadventure Bikepacking: How to Tackle a Simple Overnighter

“Microadventure.” The word sounds contradictory. Originally coined by Alastair Humphreys, the word challenges the idea that “adventures” must consist …

Bikepacking

Hundreds of bison sent to slaughter over tribes' objections

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday started shipping hundreds of wild bison to slaughter for disease control, as a …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

Lots of issues that affect Americans' daily lives will likely come up at Monday night's first presidential debate.<p>Here's a cheat sheet of what to know about a host of issues of significance, from taxes and jobs to the military and immigration:<p><b>Taxes</b><p>Donald Trumpwants to cut income tax rates while …

Presidential Debate

18 Travel Accessories Every Budget Traveler Should Have

Being a budget traveler in of itself is an adventure (and sometimes having the right travel accessories can make the adventure that much easier!) …

7 National Parks, 25 National Forests, & countless wonders: Meet America's ultimate hike

Forests

Slow Travel in Nature: 12 reasons why we love hiking trips

The post Slow Travel in Nature: 12 reasons why we love hiking trips appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comWhether you are a walking fanatic …

Epicurus

Epicurus (341 BCE – 270 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher, the founder of the Epicurean school in Athens, who taught that "Pleasure is the …

Social Activism

California’s 3 least visited National Parks are some of the raddest places in the US. Here’s why.

1. Lassen Volcanic National Park<p>Five hours north of the San Francisco Bay, hell awaits you. Well, Bumpass Hell. Smoldering mud pots, belching sulfur …

25 of the world's must-visit remote outposts

Explore pirate islands, volcano villages, incredible wildlife and Arctic tundra in the furthest reaches of the world…<p><b>1. Cook Islands</b><p>New</b> …

Traffic congestion has become part of the experience of visiting popular national parks in the US. Now, more parks are beefing up their public transport options<p>Read our series: National Park Service turns 100<p>If you’ve ever visited an iconic national park like Yellowstone, Yosemite or Glacier, your …

National Parks

This 2,500-Year-Old Stone Just Revealed The Name of a Powerful Etruscan Goddess

And an underground cult, nbd.<p>Researchers have been translating an inscription on an ancient Etruscan stone slab, and have found mention of the …

8 of the Best Ancient Ruins and Pyramids in Mexico

One of the highlights of travelling in Mexico is exploring its many ancient ruins. From pyramids poking out of the jungle to temples cast along the …

The indie summer provided a cure for the blockbuster blues

Ask most filmgoers about the summer movie season and the consensus would be that it was a disappointment. Films made from the seemingly surefire formula of sequels and reboots with built-in audiences nevertheless seemed to let down critics and audiences alike week after week.<p>From "X-Men: …

The best outdoor gear for camping, hiking, and exploring nature

It's Wilderness Week here at <i>The Verge</i>, and that means thinking about all the ways we can explore and admire nature, even if our park getaways happen to be few and far between. Because every good outdoor experience involves traveling light with gear that lasts a long time, we've put together a list …

Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy; dozens dead, hundreds missing

At least 120 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks struck the region.<p>Nearly 300 people have died after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake and strong aftershocks struck the region.<p>AMATRICE, Italy — In this ancient town laid waste in seconds, Sister Mariana …

Natural Disasters

The 100 best films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics

David Lynch’s narratively non-linear, néo-noir masterpiece <i>Mulholland Drive</i> has been named the best film of the 21st century to date by 177 film …

Hailed as ‘America’s best idea’, the parks are hugely popular with the public but face political efforts to lift federal protection and allow private development<p>“It’s easy to feel besieged here,” said Wendy Ross, superintendent of the Theodore Roosevelt national park. Ross’s park, named after the …

National Parks

Millennials are having less sex than any generation in 60 years. Here’s why it matters.

I spent most of yesterday morning mulling over Tara Bahrampour's article in the Washington Post headlined "'There isn't really anything magical about it': Why more millennials are avoiding sex." The crux of her argument relates to a new study in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior that finds …

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

New England

Human-Neanderthal Gene Variance is Involved in Autism

<i>Summary: Researchers report a specific gene structure emerged recently and with unprecedented speed.</i><p><i>Source: University of Washington.</i><p><b>Specific genetic</b> …