Tyler Gibbons

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What It Means to Be Loved by a Dog

NASHVILLE — There’s a story my husband has been telling for nearly 15 years, since not long after United States forces invaded Iraq. In a news report, American soldiers were going door to door with bomb-sniffing dogs, trying to persuade the citizens of Baghdad to adopt a well-trained pet.<p>Many …

Pets

He was one of millions of Chinese seniors growing old alone. So he put himself up for adoption.

TIANJIN, China — Han Zicheng survived the Japanese invasion, the Chinese civil war and the Cultural Revolution, but he knew he could not endure the sorrow of living alone.<p>On a chilly day in December, the 85-year-old Chinese grandfather gathered some scraps of white paper and wrote out a pitch in …

China

A pet’s death can hurt more than losing a fellow human

Social norms are wrecking your grief experience.<p>The perfect coffin for a gerbil is a Celestial Seasonings tea box. With the tea bags removed, the white wax-paper bag inside is the ideal size funeral shroud for a tiny body. This unfortunate factoid, like much of the information about how to dispose …

Emotions

A Gun Nut’s Guide to Gun Control That Works

A federal license for possession of semi-automatic firearms could make Americans safer—and more free.<p>I am a gun industry insider, a lifelong gun owner and a vocal advocate for Second Amendment rights. I am a Texan and an American patriot who hauls my family to church every Sunday in a diesel pickup …

Guns

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

11 spectacular waterfalls in the US you need to see in your lifetime

1/<p>Palouse Falls, Washington<p>Palouse Falls has been dubbed the "official waterfall of Washington State" for good reason. It clocks in at 198 feet tall …

Hiking

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

<b>A suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys and the use of lavender and tea tree oils has been given new weight, after a study found eight chemicals contained in the oils interfere with hormones.</b><p>Gynaecomastia is rare, and there is often no obvious cause.<p>But there have been a …

This police dog obliterated a carjacker with a tackle and the internet is in love

GOOD TACKLING DOG!<p>This Los Angeles police dog has some of the best tackling form you’ll see, and in a pressure situation no less.<p>A police pursuit following a car jacking left a suspect running after crashing his stolen car. There’s one thing he didn’t expect: A very good dog with the tenacity of a …

Los Angeles

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

Cheddar Man changes the way we think about our ancestors

In 1903 workmen digging a drainage trench in Gough’s Cave in the Cheddar Gorge, in Somerset, uncovered the remains of a young man, sealed under a stalagmite. The figure, feet curled up underneath him, was small, at about 5ft 5in, and would have weighed around 10 stone when he died in his early 20s. …

Anthropology

How Are You Getting in Your Daily Push-Ups?

Since we’re all doing push-ups this February, let’s take a minute to chat about how things are going, and how we’re all managing to get those …

Trinidad's jihadis: how tiny nation became Isis recruiting ground

The Caribbean nation has one of the world’s highest Isis volunteer rates – and most don’t come back<p>Five years ago, Tariq Abdul Haqq was one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most promising young boxers, a Commonwealth Games medallist with Olympic dreams.<p>Related: 'An incredible transformation': how rehab, …

Yazidis

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

Nutrition

17 photos that prove the country where America has been fighting its longest war is actually one of the most beautiful on earth

For most people around the world, hearing the name Afghanistan brings to mind images of war, terrorism, political turmoil, and a near-failed state whose human development index is one of the lowest in the world.<p>The United States has been at war in the country for over 16 years — the longest in …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

Real Estate

Thousands Once Spoke His Language in the Amazon. Now, He’s the Only One.

INTUTO, Peru — Amadeo García García rushed upriver in his canoe, slipping into the hidden, booby-trapped camp where his brother Juan lay dying.<p>Juan writhed in pain and shook uncontrollably as his fever rose, battling malaria. As Amadeo consoled him, the sick man muttered back in words that no one …

University of California

Yes, that’s a monkey grinding on top of a deer

After spending a few months observing macaque monkeys living in a Japanese forest, a group of scientists found a pattern of behavior they described as both “unusual” and “intriguing.”<p>Adolescent female macaques climbed on top of a sika deer and crouched. Then, they moved their pelvises as if …

Monkeys

The Loneliness of the Liberal Gun Lover

Can a small but growing slice of the electorate create common ground in the bitter gun rights debate?<p>CONROE, Texas—On a recent Saturday<b>,</b> a 35-year-old Puerto Rican woman who grew up in Spanish Harlem, came out of the shadows. In front of two dozen strangers mopping up the last of their buffet …

Stunned farmer finds flock of sheep in her home thanks to overzealous sheepdog puppy

A young sheepdog lent new meaning to the phrase “bringing the sheep home” after he led a flock straight into a farmer’s house.<p>Rosalyn Edwards was working in her kitchen on Wednesday 25 October, when she suddenly started to hear strange noises.<p>When she turned around she was stunned to discover her …

Sparkling Cranberries Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Cook the maple syrup in a saucepan over medium-low heat 1 to 2 minutes. (Don't let syrup get too hot or cranberries will pop.) …

History of combat boots in pictures

History of combat boots in pictures<p>From tall leather boots to modern military footwear, these images show the evolution of combat boots.<p>Peter Suciu<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News<p>http://www.foxnews.com/<p>WWII Service Shoes<p>Short ankle-high Service Shoes were still in use when America entered the …

Delta pilots may have incentive to fly airline's louder, older planes

Junior pilots an Delta may have just discovered an easier route to a promotion: Just fly a loud, annoying plane that nobody else wants to.<p>MD-88 jets, the last model in McDonnell Douglas’ MD-80 series, first took to the skies in 1987, and were frequently used for short- to mid-range flights, reports …

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and ‘evangelical fundamentalism’ in the US<p>An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an …

Donald Trump

Explore America's Epic Railroad-Turned-Trail System

Historic bridges, tunnels and small towns are dotted along America's 31,000-mile trail system created from a web of rail lines.<p>The Rails-to-Trails …

Hiking

50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

Canada Unveils 'Dinosaur Mummy' Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact

“We don’t just have a skeleton. We have a dinosaur as it would have been.”<p>After more than 110 million years encased in stone, an impeccably preserved, dragon-like dinosaur has been unveiled by paleontologists in Canada and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before.<p>The remains of an armor-plated …

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …

Military

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

But then what? Adding to your shopping list? Setting timers? Asking about the weather? Great, but it's pretty similar to Siri in what it can do, and using your voice to buy things from Amazon isn't super exciting.<p>Alexa can do so much more than that, especially for your home. With the help from …

Keep it simple with this 3-ingredient spaghetti recipe

Why clutter pasta with sauces and too many add-ins? Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. A little fresh cracked pepper and grated cheese is all it takes to turn basic noodles into a tempting dish. Dinner is ready in minutes.<p><b>SPAGHETTI WITH CRUSHED BLACK PEPPER AND PECORINO</b><p>Total time: About 25 …