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Unpowered exoboot takes some of the hard work out of hiking

Humans are well-tuned for walking, which is a good, low-impact form of exercise. But there are some instances where a little extra help might be needed -- for someone who needs to move around but is mobility impaired, for instance, such as a stroke patient; or for people who are on their feet a …

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10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Gorgeous Ice Crystals Form on Frozen Bubbles

On a cold winter's day, you'll find Hope Carter on her front porch or back deck shooting a stunning sight. She'll wait until the conditions are just right, which means 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit and no wind, and then she'll blow a bubble. She'll quickly assess where the natural light is coming from, …

Gardener, 104, takes to Twitter to share horticultural tips

A green-fingered centenarian said to be Britain's oldest gardener is taking to Twitter to share his horticultural tips. Ralph Hoare from Gloucestershire still enjoys his passion for growing vegetables and cultivating flowers at the age of 104.<p>The keeper of around 200 rose bushes said he compensates …

What Is Horticultural Oil?

Oil based pesticides are an effective and ecologically friendly way to handle many garden insect pests and even some diseases. The majority of pest …

Five Things You Might Not Know About Horticulture at the Disneyland Resort

It’s the details that make you feel like you’re in another world at a Disney Park, and horticulture plays a huge role in creating that feeling. When …

12 Of The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Remote Hideaways

Escape to the glorious middle of nowhere in these sanctuaries, in mountaintops, prairies, forests, and seasides around the world.<p>When you live in a constantly connected (but spiritually disconnected) urban environment, it’s natural to dream about escaping to some wilderness shack and never coming …

Monarch Butterfly's Reign Threatened by Milkweed Decline

Use of herbicides in the U.S. is causing a decline in plants essential for the golden icon.<p>Fewer monarch butterflies are crossing North America to winter in Mexico, and the biggest culprit seems to be the disappearance of milkweed in the United States. The trend is particularly troubling because …

FYI: Can Praying Mantises Eat Hummingbirds?

That's one badass mantis<p>I was recently alerted to a video showing a praying mantis attacking a hummingbird. "Wait," I thought, "mantises can catch hummingbirds?" This seemed unlikely to me, due to the size difference. I searched and found several videos purporting to show a hummingbird "murdered" …

9,000 Pounds of Pot Worth $10 Million Seized in South Texas

Federal officials say they have seized more than 9,000 pounds of marijuana plants growing in a South Texas field.<p>Discovered in the town of …