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Mysterious dinosaur-like creature discovered with flesh still on its bones leaves scientists baffled

The discovery of a mysterious creature resembling a dinosaur with flesh still on its bones has left scientists baffled.<p>The partially-preserved corpse …

Dinosaurs

14 Hilarious Winners Of The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

We've already presented you with the nominees for the funniest wildlife picture of the year, and now the time has come to find out who the winner …

Wildlife

These Closeup Photos of Jupiter Look Like Works of Art

NASA’s Juno space probe has been orbiting Jupiter and dazzling us with photos of the giant gas planet for over a year now. In recent days, Juno has …

Space Exploration

Why Are Some Volcanic Eruptions More Violent Than Others?

Some lava oozes out of a volcano’s opening and creeps down a slope, burning everything in its path, while some shoots up into the sky and rains fire …

Yellowstone National Park

Vending Machines in the U.S. Once Dispensed More Than Chips and Cookies

Where did the pie and hot dogs go?<p>It’s 4 p.m. at work, and your stomach is rumbling. It’s too early for dinner, and too late to justify a trip to the …

Organic Food

Winter Camping: How to Make Camp

Camping in winter may not be as easy as in summer, but your efforts will pay off in solitude and gorgeous vistas that few other hikers get to see. …

Stay toasty and lightweight in the best backpacking sleeping bags you can buy

There’s nothing better than climbing into your sleeping bag at the end of a long day on the trail. The sound of that zipper pulling closed makes your …

Camping

Nat Geo Picks Their Best Photographs of 2017

When we think about great adventure/travel photographers and spectacular imagery, <i>National Geographic</i> magazine immediately comes to mind. And the …

Apes

12 reasons volcanoes are way better than mere mountains. | Nota Bene

The first inklings of a theory of volcanic superiority over lava-free mountains first came into existence 10 years ago when I first visited Kamchatka …

Iceland

Large Pool Of Molten Rock Was Just Found Rising Beneath New England

Scientists have identified a massive body of molten rock rising beneath parts of New England. This region, which is geologically stable, could begin to exhibit volcanic activity. Fortunately, any potential volcanic eruptions wouldn’t be for millions of years.<p>The study, led by geologists at Rutgers …

Geology

Porsche reported stolen in 1991 found at base of steep cliff in Oregon woods

TRAIL, Ore. (SBG) - A 1979 Porsche 924 reported stolen from a movie theater parking lot in Medford decades ago has been located at the base of a …

Crime

See the Strange, Beautiful Landscapes Revealed by Lasers

Technology unearths a world hidden beneath the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest.<p>If you were to strip a forest of all its vegetation, what would you see? To find out, Washington state’s government is using airplanes equipped with LIDAR technology to scan the state’s heavily-forested ground. …

Mount Rainier

What Failure Actually Says About Your Future

Your biggest mistakes might hold the secret to your success.<p>Let's play fortune-teller, shall we? Imagine a businessman barely scraping by every month. Instead of paying rent, he sleeps in the office to save money. Then one day, the board fires him from his own company electing a new CEO to run it. …

Success

This Man Is Launching Himself in a Homemade Rocket to Prove Earth Is Flat

What could possibly go wrong?<p>Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of Earth, a California man intends to launch …

Mojave Desert

Artemis by Andy Weir review – follow-up to The Martian

His self-published debut sold 5m copies. The follow-up offers the same flat, sweary prose, fistfights and scientific mini-lectures - on the moon<p>Andy Weir’s first novel, <i>The Martian</i>, enjoyed a measure of success liable to make other writers slump slack-jawed and drooling, like Homer Simpson before a …

Books

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

There’s a psychological phenomenon behind it: the Dunning-Kruger effect.<p>Maybe you’ve experienced this at school or work before: Dealing with someone who thinks he’s much better at his job than he really is. This can not only be really annoying, but it can lead to disaster as a group project is made …

Psychology

Antarctica Was Once Covered in Forests. We Just Found One That Fossilized.

It was summer in Antarctica, and Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell were on the hunt.<p>Bundled up in parkas to brave negative temperatures, fierce winds, …

Paleontology

Grant's Getaways: Oxbow on the Sandy

Oxbow Park offers one of the richest outdoor experiences in the entire metro region.

National Parks

'Blade Runner 2049' Director Denis Villeneuve Is Rebooting Another Classic Sci-Fi Novel

He says it won't draw on David Lynch's original film<p>Hot on the heels off his latest directorial project - that little-known film <i>Blade Runner 2049 -</i> …

Science Fiction

The quietest places on Earth

From remote forests and silent rooms to the city with the least noise pollution, here are 15 of the best places for a quiet escape.<p>1. Building 87, Washington, US<p>Described as “where sound goes to die”, this Microsoft research lab in the city of Redmond, Washington, is officially the quietest place …

National Parks

We Know Less About the First Thanksgiving Than You Probably Think

For all of the fanfare around Thanksgiving in America — between the turkey dinners, Black Friday sales, and the semi-mythical 17th-century feast that …

Zachary Taylor

28+ Before & After Pics Showing How The World Has Changed Over Time By Re.Photos

We are a group of people who love re-photographies (“before and after”, “then and now”) because of their potential to tell fascinating stories with …

Cats

The Literary Development of the Arthurian Legend

The Arthurian legend begins with the Welsh cleric Geoffrey of Monmouth (c. 1100 - c. 1155 CE). Earlier history writers such as Gildas, Bede, and …

Answering the question that won me the Ig Nobel prize: Are cats liquid?

A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this …

Physics

Antarctic ‘supervolcano’ makes ice sheet vulnerable: NASA study

November 9, 2017 10:43AM<p>ANTARCTICA is behaving oddly. Like its North Pole counterpart, it’s being affected by our changing climate. But not in ways …

Global Warming

'Lord Of The Rings' Reboot Is In The Works Because Nothing Is Sacred Anymore

Peter Jackson's original <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy was a smash hit when it premiered back-to-back in 2001, 2002, and 2003. But, while fans loved the …

Movies

47 Color Photos That Capture Everyday Life of the American West in 1947

These amazing color photos from dianp that captured everyday life of the Western United States in 1947.<br>Cable Car on Powell Street, San Francisco<br>Cable …

San Francisco

Rat named after Dorset pub landlord is mankind’s oldest mammal ancestor

As ancestors go, it might not look particularly distinguished, but this toothy rat-like creature is the forefather of us all.<p>Remains of the little nocturnal mammal, which lived 145million years ago, were recently discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset, by paleontologists from the University of …

Paleontology