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Edge of the Ledge

Koko the gorilla gets two new kittens, we all rejoice

The world was enchanted when Koko the gorilla got her first pet in 1984, a gray kitten that she named All Ball. Now, 44-year-old Koko has doubled her joy by adopting two new kittens. There's video. It's glorious.<p>Koko is shown in 2000 holding a kitten, one of many pets the gorilla has had in her …

Cute Animals

See the Photos From the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winners

Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Mammals category winner: A Tale of Two Foxes. It’s a frozen moment revealing a sur<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Don Gutoski<p>1 of …

Wildlife

Bram Stoker: 10 facts about Dracula author

<b>Bram Stoker's vampire novel Dracula, which paved the way for vampire lore in popular culture, was published today in 1897. Here are 10 facts about the former Daily Telegraph journalist.</b><p>Bram Stoker wrote 12 novels, including Dracula and The Jewel of Seven Stars, and also published collections of …

10 Deskercises You Can Do at Work

1 of 12<p>A spate of new research has found that prolonged sitting—like the kind you do all day at work—is sabotaging your health and turning you into a …

Health

Here's a small clip from my timelapse sequence the other night of the aurora. Blows my mind. #thelongesthello #auroraborealis #explorecanada #explorealberta #banff

National Park Service restricts e-cigarette use in parks

More from this section<p>+7<p>The Latest: Cosby judge rejects media request on jury pool<p>How do you make a destination autism-friendly?<p>+9<p>Trade worries sink …

National Parks

11 National Parks That Budget Travel Editors Love

America's national parks have mountains, forests, beaches, and even volcanoes! And the editors at Budget Travel have strong opinions about which park …

National Geographic Travel

Gold-panning and fly-fishing on tap at new Yosemite resort opening in June

A promising new lodging option is gearing up just outside the west entrance to Yosemite, where quality accommodations are always at a premium.<p>Rush Creek Lodge, purportedly the first new resort in the Yosemite region in more than 25 years, opens in June 2016 and has begun taking reservations.<p>The …

Which Tiger team owns the real Death Valley?

Only the toughest can survive the extreme conditions of California’s Death Valley.<p>The average high of 100-plus degree temperatures five months out of …

College Sports

Utah's 'Big Five' National Parks

<i>Imagine of the kind of big wilderness only the USA can deliver and you'll most likely be picturing Utah. With mighty rivers thrashing their way</i> …

National Parks

19 Stunning Photos of National Parks in the Fall

Warning: These photos will inspire your next road trip.<p>There's no better place to witness the turning of the seasons than in our country's beautiful national parks. These bucolic spaces (and one parkway!) may inspire you to grab your family, pack up the car, and take advantage all that autumn has …

14 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.<p>These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.

Plants

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

5 key questions about the Pope's trip to America

<i>Pope Francis is visiting Cuba until Tuesday when he heads to the United States. CNN will have full coverage online and on CNN TV.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis has not commented on the crowded field of U.S. presidential candidates. But after a similar situation arose in Argentina, he was not amused.<p>In 2007, …

Pope Francis

Men's happiness in later life is determined by the age of 27

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh find that if you're not on the path to happiness by the time you're 27, you're unlikely to get there at all<p>Men who fail to reach their early career goals by the age of 27 may experience a reduced sense of well-being and happiness in later life, new …

See the True Scale of Europe's Refugee Crisis in One Photo

Muhammed Muheisen—AP<p>Zoltan Balogh—EPA<p>Filip Singer—EPA<p>Aris Messinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Iakovos Hatzistavrou—AFP/Getty Images<p>Manu Brabo—AP<p>Manu …

North Africa

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

Charming Photos of ‘Wet Dogs’ Mid-Bath

In an attempt to better understand humans, photographer Sophie Gamand has turned to dogs, photographing charismatic canines for the last four years; …

These Are the Celebrities Attending the 2015 U.S. Open

Celebrity Gossip

Although the vibrant orange and white stripes of the #Lionfish are mesmerizing, they are also lethal. With a venomous spine and few natural predators, lionfish are taking over the oceans, destroying coral reefs and fish populations in their path. Click the link in our profile for more on the invasion of the Lionfish and what is being done to stop their damage. #Underwater (Image: Rex Features via AP Images)

Romania

Articles about 6 striking courtyards on Dwell.com - Dwell

Hidden behind a stunning home, this courtyard encourages relaxed, indoor/outdoor living.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often …

Logging

Gas Hasn't Been This Cheap Over Labor Day Since 2004

Go ahead and take a roadtrip.<p>Go ahead, plan that last-minute road trip for Labor Day weekend. It'll be a good deal cheaper than last year, as gas prices are saving Americans a staggering $1.4 billion.<p>The experts at GasBuddy, which provides statistics on gas prices across America, report Labor Day …

Labor Day

Spied: 2017 Honda Civic Type R Boasts Brembo Brakes, Huge Exhausts

2016 Honda Civic coupe also spotted again.<p>Ever since Honda confirmed it would bring the Civic Type R to the U.S., and after we whetted our appetite driving the European model overseas, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the car’s actual landing on this continent. Now, our spy photographers caught a …

Automotive Design

Yamaha YXZ1000R lets you shift for yourself

Yamaha is hoping to one-up the side-by-side world with the new YXZ1000R, which looks ready to partake in the next Mad Max movie in the clip above. Performance vehicles like this aren't new, but Yamaha is taking a different approach by equipping its latest model with a five-speed, sequential manual …

With Throwback Southern 500, NASCAR Has Something Worth Getting Excited About

Low downforce, throwback liveries and one of the best ovals on earth could all lead to a pretty special race.<p>Darlington, South Carolina's Southern 500 is always a highlight of the NASCAR Cup Series season, but this year's running has more reasons to tune in than any in years.<p>For the first time …

Motorsport

Six Spectators Killed After Horrific Rally Crash in Spain

Tragedy in Spain<p>Six people were killed after a rally car careened off course in a corner at the A Coruña rally in Spain.<p>Reports say that the car entered a corner far faster than it should have and the driver lost control. It slammed into a crowd of around 20 people, with six dying. That includes …

Spain