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The Oregon occupation is over, but standoffs among nearby residents continue

In the end, the people in the little town of Burns never rose up in revolution against the federal government. They only rose up against one another, in cafes, on Facebook, in their places of worship.

The nearby Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that was the center of a 41-day armed occupation aimed …


The simplest explanation of why we should care about gravitational waves

Before a team of scientists announced this week that they had detected gravitational waves for the first time ever — a blockbuster, Nobel-worthy …

Gravitational Waves

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

The scientific world is still reeling over the first ever detection of ripples in the fabric of space-time, called gravitational waves.

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't …

Gravitational Waves

After the Oregon standoff, a new occupation begins -- this time it's the birds

The same day four final holdouts ended the armed occupation of a remote wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon, a new occupation was just getting underway.

According to two decades' worth of federal data, Feb. 11 is, on average, the earliest date migrating tundra swans begin appearing at the Malheur …


Legislation To Limit The Use Of Solar Power Proposed In Multiple US States

Lawmakers in places like Arizona have made news recently by placing a tax on solar panels, but in some areas, politicians want to ban solar power …

Renewable Energy

Explain it to me like I'm a kid: scientists try to make sense of gravitational waves

If you didn’t fully grasp Thursday’s blockbuster announcement that scientists had detected gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago, you were not alone.

We asked a few experts to explain it to us – to really break it down in …

Gravitational Waves

Oregon senators: Portland's toxic air is 'public health emergency'

Federal lawmakers on Friday implored the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to respond to growing alarm over what they said were dangerous amounts …

Public Health

12 Historical Women Who Gave No F*cks

These are just some of the women who, historically speaking, didn’t give a single fuck.

1. Dr Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910)

English-born physician Elizabeth Blackwell was the first female MD in the United States. Rejected by many medical schools due to her gender, she ended up getting a place at …

Ada Lovelace

Google brings 40 US national parks to Street View

Google just made it easier to visit some of the US' biggest landmarks without hopping on an airplane. It's teaming up with the National Park Service to offer 360-degree Street View imagery for 40 national parks and historic sites, ranging from Alcatraz's legendary prison to the ancient cliff …


Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. desert

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational …


How to set up a quality Mac podcasting rig for under $300

Podcasting has been experiencing a renaissance lately, and for good reason. Podcasts can be about a wide variety of topics, from Apple to sports, comedy, storytelling and so much more. It’s a great time to get into podcasting because the barrier to entry is so low and you don’t have to break the …


Campervan holidays: 10 of the best


8 Presidents Who Shaped America's Public Lands

Ever wonder how our public lands system became what it is today? Check out the legacies of eight presidents who made a big difference in American …

25 of the Most Beautiful Old Mills in America

While some have been converted into private homes, restaurants, shops or museums, many of our country's most iconic grist mills still work, offering a glimpse into a bygone era that peaked during the Industrial Revolution. To celebrate those simpler times, we've rounded up a photo tour of America's …

National Parks

4 Of The Best Outdoor Camping Tables To Keep In Your RV

When it comes to campsites, and even just RV life in general, one thing becomes evident pretty quickly – space is at a premium.

Whether you ask a …


10 Amazing Treehouses You Can Actually Stay In

There’s something magical about a treehouse. And we’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill backyard hideaway filled with kids’ toys. These 10 examples are architectural gems that offer forest views and a cozy night’s sleep. And the best part? You can actually book them.

Treehouse Point

Photo: Adam …

Western Canada

We Went Solar, and So Should You -- Because It's Free

For years my wife and I have been getting phone calls about going solar, and for years we've ignored them because it was just too expensive. But today 26 solar panels are mounted on the south side of our roof. Each panel is worth over $1000, but they didn't cost us a cent. That's because Solar City …

Renewable Energy

Why Now is the Time to Travel to Canada

With a favorable exchange rate for Americans, it’s time to start crossing Canadian destinations off your bucket list.

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to take a trip to Canada, now is the time to book. The exchange rate for the Canadian dollar—also known as the “loonie”—is hovering …


This Outdoorsy Hipster State Has the Country’s Healthiest Economy

Great beer, food—and economic opportunity.

At first glance, Oregon may look like a state of impractical, out-of-touch extremes, with the hipster, politically correct sensibility of “Portlandia” at one end, and the ultra right-wing standoff at Malheur Wildlife Refuge on the other. Neither of these …


12 Hiking & Adventure Books Worth Reading this Winter

At CloudLine, the only thing we like better than a great pair of hiking socks is a good book, and our favorite books are about the adventures we live …

Adventure Travel

Gravitational waves: breakthrough discovery after two centuries of expectation

Physicists have announced the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago.

“We have detected gravitational waves. We did it,” said David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave …

Gravitational Waves

A brief history of gravity, gravitational waves and LIGO

This has turned into Gravity Week here in Washington. Loads of journalists (many in town for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science) crammed into the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a news conference to discuss an experiment called LIGO, which …

Gravitational Waves

In tense standoff, FBI closes in on 4 Oregon refuge holdouts

UPDATED: 12:45 a.m. EST, with Cliven Bundy's arrest
UPDATED: 11:09 a.m. EST, with details of the live call with the remaining militia members.

The FBI closed in on the final four occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon on Wednesday night that has been under the control of a self-described militia …


Highway 1 - Wild Curves, Coastal Redwoods & Clifftop Camping

It’s an invigorating driving experience, this cliff-hugging, twisting route along the northern coast of California. Its one of the worlds most

Adventure Travel

Do you have what it takes to conquer Smith Rock State Park's Misery Ridge?

Oregon is an adventurer's playground. Whether you're exploring one of their magical, misty beaches or discovering one of its many hidden waterfalls, …


The Ultimate Washington Waterfalls Road Trip Is Here – And You’ll Want To Do It

1. Strawberry Bay Falls, Third Beach

There's nowhere better to kick off and end your trip than at a coastal waterfall. This horsetail cascade can be …

Road Trips

Salmonella's strange recipe for defeating the immune system

The only constant is change. In evolution, there are, however, some exceptions. While the enormous diversity of life suggests that organisms are …


Oregon Is the Picture of Economic Health

The biggest recent news from Oregon has nothing to do with the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge near the high-desert town of Burns. It's about the state's economic health, the most improved in the U.S. last year.

The 27th-largest state, with almost 4 million people, had the …