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Rudy Giuliani Isn't the Big Trump Legal Story

The former New York mayor is the splashy hire, but the addition of two other attorneys to the president’s team may say more about where the Mueller probe is going.<p>Sometimes the biggest news items on a given day aren’t the most telling ones.<p>Consider three stories on Thursday about President Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Five things we learned from the James Comey interview

The former FBI director was not afraid to talk in detail about Donald Trump, his own family and the alleged pee tape<p>Former FBI director James Comey has taken part in his first televised interview since the release of his book about his dealings with Donald Trump, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and …

Donald Trump

What We Know And Don’t Know About Election Hacking

Also, what we don’t know we don’t know.<p>When talk of Russian interference in U.S. elections comes up, much of the focus has been on state-sponsored …

Cybersecurity

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Language

Pennsylvania school district: Intruders 'will be stoned' by students armed with rocks

YORK, Pa. — Should schools arm teachers against school shooters?<p>It's a question that lawmakers are debating across the nation. But one Pennsylvania …

Education

The Cambridge Analytica Scandal, in 3 Paragraphs

What it means for Facebook, for President Trump’s world, and for every American<p><i>(If you want to skip the preamble, see below for the three indented paragraphs. I promise they’re here.)</i><p>The Cambridge Analytica scandal is suddenly a major problem for Facebook.<p>On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission …

Cambridge Analytica

British woman Anna Campbell who joined all-female fighting unit killed in Syria

A British woman fighting with a Kurdish armed unit has died in Syria, her father has said.<p>Anna Campbell, 26, from Lewes, East Sussex, died on March 15 in Afrin while with the Kurdish Women's Protection Units, the YPJ.<p>It is feared she was killed by Turkish airstrikes.<p>Ms Campbell - who had dyed her …

Middle East

I Guess It's Fine Now for a Politician to Think Weather Is Controlled by Machines Instead of Jews

On Friday, D.C. City Council member Trayon White Sr. posted a video to his Facebook page in which he blamed a sudden snowfall on the Rothschild …

Weather

The cliff that changed our understanding of time

A rocky, remote outcrop in Scotland inspired the realisation that the Earth was millions of years old – and led Charles Darwin to his theory of evolution.<p>“Just a bit further, round the next bend,” my guide Jim said, as our fishing boat pitched and rolled in the choppy waters of the North Sea. It …

Geology
Fish

How to Go Hiking in the Rain

Before you grumble about a gray forecast, it’s worth remembering that giant redwoods, colorful wildflowers and grandiose canyons were all made …

Male Supremacy

Male supremacy misrepresents all women as genetically inferior, manipulative and stupid and reduces them to their reproductive or sexual function — …

10 Items of Gear Every Outdoors-Person Needs to Own

<b>What outdoor activity excites you?</b> Ski-touring? Stand-up paddleboarding? Canoe-tripping? Whatever turns your crank (cycling?), there's specialized …

Campfire Coffee Smackdown: The Best Methods, Ranked

“You brought <i>that</i>?”<p>It’s the question coffee connoisseurs have to deal every time they whip AeroPresses out of their packs. The exchange usually happens before coffee, and it usually highlights the irreconcilable difference between the two kinds of people in the world: those who love coffee enough to …

Coffee

Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan'

Groundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purépecha from about 900AD<p>Archaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an …

Archaeology
Meditation

How important is tread?

Author<p>Posts<p>Mar 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm#1270292<p>BPL Member<p>@sbhikes<p>Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)<p>I suppose it depends on the trail. I'm curious, many of …

A hiking trail connecting NYC to Canada is in the works

During his 2017 State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo laid out an ambitious proposal to develop 350 miles of new biking paths …

How to pack a backpack like a pro

No matter how hard you try, there seems to be a golden rule about packing your backpack for an adventure: You’re never going to have <i>quite</i> enough …

Backpacking

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet<p>(Click images for full caption information)<p>The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed …

Antarctica

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents<p>California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters …

Rights & Freedoms

North Korea: what war with the US would look like - Vox

A full-blown war with North Korea wouldn’t be as bad as you think. It would be much, much worse.<p>Late last September, I moderated a discussion about North Korea with retired Navy Adm. James Stavridis, whose 37-year military career included a stint running NATO, and Michèle Flournoy, the No. 3 …

North Korea
Extinction

A Timeline of Donald Trump's War on Public Lands

Immediately after he took office, on January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump and his officials began opening up public lands to the energy industry. Ever since, it’s been hard to keep track of all the regulation rollbacks and revoked protections.<p>First, there was the announcement on January 30, …

Diva Revolution: The Perks of the Diva Cup

Alright ladies (and gents who want to stay well-informed), it’s time to talk about the Diva Cup.<p>As you gear up for a 2018 long-distance trek, it’s …

Disneyland is Getting a Brewery

<b>Disneyland in California</b> will open its own brewery in 2018 - the brewery itself will be a <b>Ballast Point Brewery</b>, and it will be located specifically …

Fed up with Big Beer's incursion, independent craft breweries push back

A new seal began to appear on bottles and cans of American craft beer in 2017. It both certifies that the beer came from one of the nation’s …

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Neuroscience

One of Georgia’s oldest breweries is unveiled with widening of I

There on a steep embankment between a blighted cemetery and Interstate 75, a deep, dark hole leads to a cave that is the site of what was likely one …

Newly Discovered Egyptian Dinosaur Is "Holy Grail" of Fossils

"When I first saw pics of the fossils, my jaw hit the floor."<p>In Egypt, buried within a stretch of the Sahara Desert, paleontologists have unearthed a …

Paleontology