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Behold, 20 of the funniest YouTube videos ever

Reddit continues to remain the internet's best dumping ground for some of the funniest content out there. While Reddit has produced some great …

Animals

Wait, So How Much of the Ocean Is Actually Fished?

One prominent study said 55 percent, its critics say 4 percent, and they both used the same data.<p>How much of the world’s oceans are affected by fishing? In February, a team of scientists led by David Kroodsma from the Global Fishing Watch published a paper that put the figure at 55 percent—an area …

University of British Columbia

Burt Reynolds, Hollywood film star, dies aged 82

Burt Reynolds, the star of Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights, has died aged 82. His manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed the news on Thursday that Reynolds had died that morning at Jupiter medical center in Florida. The star had undergone a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010 but had …

Charisma

The 'Bloody Business' of Wildlife Conservation

A veteran conservationist reckons with his career studying animals in the most extreme places on Earth.<p>In the winter of 2011, Joel Berger and his colleague Marci Johnson happened upon a ghostly Arctic death scene. Body parts and tufts of brown fur poked out of a frozen lagoon. This was all the …

Wildlife

This Garlic Butter Broth Cheesy Chicken Recipe Is a Dream — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Recipes

AP sources: Lawyer was told Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel," according to multiple people familiar with the encounter.<p>The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned …

Donald Trump

How to Replace a PS4 Hard Drive Without Losing Game Data

The standard PlayStation 4 hard drive holds just 500GB, which is enough space for about a dozen modern games, at best. Upgrading the hard drive …

Operating Systems

Was Smokey Bear wrong? How a beloved character may have helped fuel catastrophic fires.

First off, let’s ditch “the.” It’s officially “Smokey Bear.” The definite article only got shoehorned in there in 1952, when his fame was snowballing and a pair of songwriters penned Smokey his own anthem. They jammed “the” into his name for the song’s rhythm.<p>Second: Know he only got his job …

Forestry

Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

How to enjoy crispy, juicy fried chicken at home without a trip to the drive-through

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>Of all the arguments that can be made for cooking at home, most come down to this: Home-cooked food is better.<p>Here’s the thing, friends: You aren’t going to make fried chicken at home that tastes exactly like Popeyes. I’m just telling it like it is.<p>But that doesn’t …

Recipes

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist?

You might not guess from looking at him that Rob Wielgus was until recently a tenured professor of wildlife ecology. Wielgus likes to spend time in the backwoods of the American West that lie off the edge of most tourist maps, and he dresses the part: motorcycle leathers, tattoos on both forearms, …

Most Vitamin Pills Are Useless, But Here Are The Ones You Should Take

Forget multivitamins.<p>It seems like simple, obvious advice: eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and - of course - take your vitamins. Or …

It’s Tough Being a Right Whale These Days

Life can be hell for giants of the deep—but does it have to be?<p>We might begin with a way of killing a whale that next to no one today would find acceptable. In the autumn of 1385, far enough back in time that we tend to think of humans then and now almost as different species, a whale beached near …

North Atlantic

These six species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry

Republicans in the western United States have been trying to whittle away the Endangered Species Act (ESA) since Donald Trump took office. Under new proposals, wildlife managers would limit protections for species designated as “threatened” (a level below endangered), consider the economic costs …

National Parks

How The 'Mission: Impossible' Sequels Saved Tom Cruise's Career

Today is the opening day, in several overseas territories, of Paramount/Viacom Inc.’s <i>Mission: Impossible – Fallout</i>. The film has earned mostly rave reviews and is almost sure to be the summer’s last mega-movie when it opens in North America tomorrow night. Looking at all six <i>M:I</i> movies over the last …

Tom Cruise

Trump’s War on Endangered Species

This week, the U.S. Department of Interior released a plan to essentially gut the Endangered Species Act, one of the most popular and powerful …

“No Way to Run a Superpower”: The Trump-Putin Summit and the Death of American Foreign Policy

In the days since the Monday meeting in Helsinki, there’s been an understandable frenzy over President Trump’s post-summit press conference, given that he sided with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, over his own intelligence agencies on the subject of Russia’s 2016 election interference, …

Vatican-OK'd journal strikes out again at US evangelicals

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican-approved journal has dismissed "prosperity gospel" as a pseudo theology dangerously tied up with the American Dream and President Donald Trump's politics, launching its second major critique of American evangelicals in as many years.<p>Two of Pope Francis' top …

The Best Horror Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: September 21st</b><p>There’s nothing better than bingeing some good scary movies on Netflix on a dark, stormy night. From ghosts to vampires, zombies, and Babadooks, just about every morbid fantasy that your demented mind can conjure has representation. We’ve watched the best horror movies …

Horror Movies

The racist origins of the 'pro-life' abortion movement they never talk about

Abortion restrictions have always been political—and about race<p>During much of the 19th century, abortion was unregulated and business was booming. …

Here's Why You Should Seriously Consider Switching To Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Using sunscreen is a responsible thing to do, right? Actively taking measures to protect your skin from the sun's potentially harmful rays definitely …

Trump’s Nativism Is Transforming the Physical Landscape

From the wilderness of the west to the mountaintops of Appalachia, the president’s nationalism is remaking America.<p>In his late May commencement address at the Naval Academy, President Trump chose to remind the graduating midshipmen and their families of a particular aspect of American history.* …

5 grilling myths to stop believing

Cooking on a grill seems like the easiest thing in the world: Fire it up, toss your meat or veggies on, cook until done.<p>And you've no doubt learned some tips and tricks along the way, like marinating meat overnight and letting it come to room temperature before cooking.<p>Guess what? Conventional …

A-list actor gives impassioned award acceptance speech about God’s love and prayer

Actor Chris Pratt delivered a powerful testimony of faith while accepting an award at Monday night’s MTV Movie Awards.<p>What did he say?<p>During his acceptance speech for the coveted Generation Award, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star told those in attendance — and those tuned in via the live …

Spare me the calls for civility – President Trump deserves our rage | Jessica Valenti

Samantha Bee and Robert De Niro have taken flak for foul language. But polite responses to Trump play right into his hands<p>Can we stop pretending that the right cares about civility? Whether it’s the faux outrage over the television host Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Trump a “cunt” or the yammering …

Robert DeNiro

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Fallout 76 sparks more fan anxiety about direction of series

Fallout is in crisis<p><i>Fallout</i> may be one of the biggest AAA gaming franchises around, but over the last few years the post-apocalyptic series has found itself in turmoil. What started out as a gritty narrative-driven role-playing game has, with the release of 2016’s <i>Fallout 4</i>, transformed into more of …

Yellowstone boss: Trump officials forced me out over wildlife advocacy

The superintendent of Yellowstone national park says he has been forced out of his job by the Trump administration over his wildlife advocacy.<p>“It’s a hell of a way to be treated at the end of four decades spent trying to do my best for the park service and places like Yellowstone, but that’s how …

These 10 Books Might Just Save Your Life

This week, we scanned Amazon’s bestseller list for the highest-rated survival books and pulled the best, most authoritative reviews for each.<p><b>Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival ($10)</b><p>“Good read. I learned a hell of a lot about wood, resins, and fires from this book. Dave …

From Chaos To Calm: A Life Changed By Ketamine

For six years now, life has been really good for James. He has a great job as the creative director of an advertising firm in New York City. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.<p>And it has all been possible, he says, because for the past six years he has been taking a drug called ketamine.<p>…

Psychiatry