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Artist’s brilliant National Park posters advertise a grim future

<b>Drawing upon the WPA’s classic National Parks posters, Hannah Rothstein’s new series envisions our natural treasures ravaged by climate change.</b><p>With a …

50 Of The Best Healthy Dessert Recipes Of All Time

All the sweetness, without all that extra junk.<p>There’s no getting around it, sooner or later the craving for something sweet is going to hit. And when it does, be ready with the best healthy dessert recipes out there. Sure, a little indulgence here and there doesn’t hurt, but eating these healthy …

'Glass House' views the rise and fall of US industrialism through one town

'Glass House' is Lancaster, Ohio, native Brian Alexander’s account of his hometown and its change from a prosperous, vibrant community to a bedroom …

Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

This Woodland Design Farm Actually Grows Furniture

British tree farmer, artist and designer Gavin Munro talks about the art of “zen 3D printing” with wood.<p>For the last decade, Gavin Munro has been figuring out the perfect way to grow wooden furniture and art like patterned lamps, chairs and tables. More recently, this British tree farmer, artist …

Colorful Still-Life Embroideries of Quaint Houseplants and Modern Interior Design

American fiber artist Sarah K. Benning is a self-taught embroidery expert. Though trained as a fine artist, she strayed from the studio art path and happened upon embroidery “almost by accident,” she admits. Initially a hobby, she turned the craft into a career, and is now known for her playful …

These Mini Tree Houses Will Ignite Your Inner Child

They're like intricate little plant accessories.<p>There's something about mini things that make our hearts burst with happiness. We've never laid eyes on a Barbie's Dreamhouse furnishing that doesn't make us feel like a little kid (they're just so darn cute!) and these tiny tree houses for plants, …

Treehouses

Hike Hard, Eat Well

Customizable "Microscape" Tiles Celebrate the Beauty of Beloved City Skylines as 3D Puzzle Pieces

Sometimes the grandiose nature of architectural design makes it hard to discern smaller structural complexities. William Ngo, of TO+WN DESIGN, and Alan Silverman, principal at AJSNY, aim to change that with their miniature versions of iconic New York architecture. Their <i>Microscape</i> models are …

Tiny 3D Glasses Prove Too-Hip Praying Mantises Have 3D Vision

Researchers attached little 3D glasses to the bugs' eyes with beeswax and tempted them with 3D prey on a screen.<p>Researchers from the University of Newcastle have demonstrated that praying mantises see the world in 3D. To prove it, they made tiny 3D glasses that they affixed to the mantises' eyes …

Nature

The best GPS devices: Action Packed

Until about a decade ago, many of us went trekking with a map in a freezer bag and a compass on a string. Today we have replaced those with a handheld GPS (Global Positioning System) device. Using satellites, these mini-computers with an antenna can calculate your exact position on Earth, marked by …

The Best Backpacking Food

Extended time in the backcountry often equates to a dry diet. Learning how to cook well in the wilderness is an art that doesn't come quickly but can …

A guide to ultralight no-cook backpacking - Because it's there

There have been a lot of questions about my diet on my 40 mile/day fastpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail. I choose to not cook, saving me the …

Photos of dogs on camping trips will make you want to go hiking

Goes to show the even dogs can feel some #wanderlust too! Over on Instagram, one account is quickly becoming famous for showing photos of dogs that …

What’s in a John Muir Trail Guide’s Pack?

<b>The 212-mile John Muir Trail is quickly becoming</b> one of the most popular long-distance backpacking trips in the West: In the past 15 years, requests …

Backpacking

The 10 Best Books of 2015

In a year that saw books at the center of the conversation, here are the 10 that for us defined 2015.<p>With the return of the big novel, Hanya Yanagihara’s <i>A Little Life</i> (Doubleday) is the one that truly earned its weight in paper: Her saga of four friends in New York pinned us to the sofa until the …

Books

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Nanotech

Architecture of Radio App Lets You See the Hidden Wi-Fi Signals All Around You

<b>Photo credit</b>: Daily Mail<p>Architecture of Radio is probably one of the coolest apps we've come across in recent time, as it provides a 360° …

The Hydrous project creates 3D maps of the world's coral reefs to track their health

Coral reefs account for .1% of the world’s vast oceans, yet contain as much biodiversity as any rainforest. These densely populated areas are at risk …

Coral Reefs

11,000 camels gather in the desert for an annual fair

At the end of each November, more than 11,000 camels and 400,000 people gather in western India for 14 days of celebration.<p>The Pushkar Camel Fair …

Western India

15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our travels—providing new angles on everyday subjects. Here are 15 of our favorite …

2015 Winners of the National Outdoor Book Awards

History/Biography<p>Winner. <b>Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave.</b> By Sean Prentiss. University of New Mexico Press, …

5 Korean Novels You Should Read Now

South Korea is becoming a major player on the world’s literary scene, beginning with last year’s London Book Fair, which spotlighted Korean literature. In particular, the country’s literary scene is making a name for itself with dark, transgressive fiction by female writers, some of which might not …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

Stunning Photographs Show Brooklyn Before and After Hipsters Took Over

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Kristy Chatelain)</i><p>In an ongoing effort to record the ever-changing urban landscape of Brooklyn, New York, photographer Kristy Chatelain began capturing the gentrification of neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Dumbo in 2007. Several …

This Gorgeous “Layer-Lapse” Video Stitches Together Footage From Southwestern Deserts

The richly painted hills, jagged canyons, and huge open sky of the Southwestern desert make it one of the most epic landscapes in the U.S. Filmmaker Julian Tryba spent three weeks driving over 3,000 miles through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California to capture its beauty in his short film …

This Towering 3D Printer Builds Clay Homes

Slow-printed adobe, without the flash<p>Clay homes are as old as dirt. Well, as old as humans have been building homes. Older, if you count those made by insects. That doesn’t mean an ancient technique can’t get a thoroughly modern makeover. The World's Advanced Saving Project, or WASP, after the …