Anna Simmons

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How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

A Packing Guide for a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip

Travel<p>Make the most of your journey along California's breathtaking coast with these packing essentials.<p>Travel<p>Highway 1 is one of the most scenic drives in the world, snaking along the California coast past rocky shoreline, miles of farmland, and dozens of picture-perfect towns. The Highway 1 …

We’re About to See a Record-Breaking Supermoon - The Biggest in Nearly 70 Years

The closest full moon in the 21st century.<p>If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the …

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Starstruck<p>Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven …

I Drove Around Iceland In 6 Days

A selection of photos made during a trip around Iceland.

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing

Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change<p>It’s a timber-clad house with open-plan living, pale floorboards and large windows giving views across Chichester canal. This building designed by London-based …

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Top Tourist Attractions and Sights in Colorado | Amazing Vacation Tips

The most famous location of visitors Colorado is the lovely zone of fantastic traits, sightseeing as well as natural beauty to delight in throughout …

National Parks

Rightline Gear Jeep Tent

After going through all the trouble of finding the perfect sport utility vehicle for your monthly off-road adventures, it would be a shame to not …

PHOTOS: Finalists For The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The 2016 finalists for the second annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced, and they are predictably delightful.<p>A grinning owl. A fish slapping a bear in the face. An unfortunate interaction between a buffalo and a bird. At least two eagles with very little dignity. Click …

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7 Awe-Inspiring Places to Visit While the Leaves Are Changing

Is there anything more enchanting than the changing of the seasons? So much nostalgia is embedded in those color-changing leaves. As each one falls, …

42 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever

Welcome to fall. Here’s how to do it right, in cities across the globe.<p>Summer is over, and with the change comes a new spate of seasonal activities. …

I Tried Over 50 Drugstore Mascaras and These Are the 10 Best

A moment of silence for all the lashes I lost during this experiment tho.<p>If you're anything like me, approaching — let alone deciding from — the never-ending wall of drugstore mascaras is beyond overwhelming. Confused as to which one to buy: Lengthening? Volumizing? Thickening? I tried over 50 …

7 surprising things the government spends more money on than space exploration

Read enough about space exploration and you detect a common theme: the universe contains all sorts of wonders, but we don't have enough money to properly explore them.<p>We've discovered liquid oceans on several different moons in our solar system, but cuts to NASA's planetary science budget (the …

Fish that Walks on Land Swallows With Tongue Made of Water

In the distant past, between 350 and 400 million years ago, a group of our fishy ancestors started crawling up on land. The fins that propelled them through the water gradually evolved into sturdy, weight-bearing limbs. Their hind legs connected directly to their hips, which became bigger. Swimming …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Dead Man's Catwalk In Hawaii Is As Pretty As It Is Illegal

WARNING: When you see the photos below, you're going to feel a sudden urge to book a ticket to Hawaii and find this hike ASAP.<p>But you probably shouldn't... unless, of course, you're prepared to pay some hefty fines and flirt with criminal trespassing. The hike below-- infamously dubbed "The Dead …

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How DNA barcoding can prevent foodborne illness outbreaks

In 2012, when several hundred people fell ill in the U.S. amid a salmonella outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration was quickly able to isolate …

Environmental Health

Adventurer Sets Record for Farthest South Swim on Earth

“‘Cold’ is a word that holds no meaning in a blizzard in the Antarctic Ocean. It was very difficult to breathe. I was gasping for air. I kept telling myself to keep calm. I’ve never experienced anything like it, ” says extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh of his record-setting swim.<p>Pughs hands were warmer …

Peace Boat passengers consider the cost of shark fin soup

Changing Planet<p>With his orange life vest tightly fastened and carrying a plastic water gun, 6-year-old Murakami Yoshinao climbed down the motorboat’s fibreglass steps and plopped into the sea below. The water sloshed around Yoshinao’s shoulders and shadows moved across the bone coloured sand near …