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US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

CNN

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

The Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Vehicles

Welcome to another installment of <b>Staff Picks</b> from our Sports and Outdoors team. Each week, we select our favorite pieces out of the gear we’re …

Outdoors

5 websites where you can learn in-demand skills for free

Employees must up-level their skills and seek new challenges at work and outside of work. One of the best ways to do that is to take a class on an in-demand topic.<p>From Mandarin language classes to computer programming bootcamps and digital marketing workshops, there's a course for almost anything. …

eLearning

"They tried to supplant mainstream media": Jane Mayer on the billionaire behind Bannon and Trump

Mayer’s reporting on Trump’s reclusive mega-donor is revealing.<p>“In my view, Trump wouldn’t be president if not for Bob. It doesn’t get much more effective than that.”<p>That’s a quote from Nick Patterson, a computational biologist who New Yorker writer Jane Mayer interviewed for her recent sweeping …

Good luck finding a safe VPN

If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise. Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress, and Donald Trump, ISPs are now free to track you like crazy and sell your data to the four directions. As a result, interest in VPNs exploded …

Learn How to Make Great Portraits On the Cheap with Three Simple Setups from Nathan Elson (VIDEO)

Making great portraits doesn’t have to require a lot of expensive gear as you can see in the quick tutorial below from Canadian commercial …

FCC: Your cybersecurity isn't our problem

The new FCC chairman hasn't wasted any time getting down to business. That is, the business of burning consumer privacy and security to the ground.<p>New Trump appointee FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has suspended the agency's consumer data privacy rules indefinitely. Before they even went into effect. He's …

Vistabule Teardrop Trailer

Some teardrops can feel claustrophobic, but not this one (starting at $18,000). A giant front window makes the inside feel significantly roomier, and is also great for star gazing from the built-in queen-size bed. Bonus: the trailer only weighs 1,240 pounds, so you can pull it with your Outback or …

Donald Trump, Jr is a patent-troll and his biggest client now does business with the US government

Oklahoma's Anyware Mobile Solutions was founded in 1997 to make PDA software, but after its sales collapsed, it changed its name to Macrosolve and …

Woolrich x Four Wheel Pop-Up Campers

Four Wheel Campers and Woolrich teamed up to make a limited run of pop-up campers finished in Woolrich's 21-ounce heathered wool upholstery. They also come standard with the company's red and black Buffalo Check blankets and pillows.<p>Chose between two models: a slide-in that sits in your truck bed …

Travel

Guy Makes Custom Hats for Toad That Shows Up on His Porch Nightly

Chris Newsome noticed that night after night, the same toad kept showing up on his porch. He loved seeing his toad friend every day and decided to …

'Tides' book is marvelous mix of science, ocean lore and travel writing (review)

Jonathan White presents his new book, "Tides," as part of the Science Pub Portland series at OMSI.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Michelle Howard, The Admiral Staring Down Putin’s Subs

Admiral Michelle Howard sees both challenges and opportunities as an ascendent Russia makes its presence known in international waters.<p>The <i>USS Porter</i> …

Proudly Sober Pete Davidson Steals 'Weekend Update' With Penis News

And some zingers at Republicans in power.<p>Often-absent “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson was back after successfully getting sober — and he had some promising news on “Weekend Update” pointing to a happier sex life.<p>Davidson revealed earlier in the week that he has been mostly MIA …

A Pot Sasquatch Covered in Marijuana Leaves Crashes a Live News Report During a Snow Storm

A “Pot Sasquatch” covered in marijuana leaves wandered into WWLP meteorologist Jennifer Pagliei‘s live news report on a February 9, 2017 snow storm …

Stunning imagery from the Smithsonian’s 14th annual photo competition

With more than 48,000 entries, Smithsonian magazine has no shortage of images from which to pick a winner (on 28 March) for its 2016 competition. These are among the finalists from the travel, sustainable travel and people categories • View other entries and vote for your favourites

Jimmy Buffett Is Opening ‘Margaritaville’ Retirement Communities For Aging Parrotheads

This was bound to happen eventually. Jimmy Buffett’s hospitality and food empire already includes Margaritaville (which encompasses restaurants, hotels, resorts, and casinos), a beer brand (LandShark, which is a better beach beer than it has any right to be), and all the beach-related merchandise …

Retirement

Seth Meyers to Trump: Settle the Russia Debate by Releasing Your Tax Returns

If President Trump indeed has no financial ties to Russia, he can prove it by releasing his tax returns, says the ‘Late Night’ host.<p>“This was …

Donald Trump

US Vice President Mike Pence used private email while Indiana governor and was hacked

Mike Pence, the US Vice President used a private email account to discuss matters of homeland security when he was governor of Indiana, and was hacked shortly before he became Donald Trump's running mate.<p>Mr Pence communicated with advisers in Indiana through a personal AOL account during his four …

Government

It’s Not Just Jeff Sessions: The FBI Must Investigate Scott Pruitt for Lying to Congress

Scott Pruitt used private email to conduct government business, but he didn’t say that when asked by the Senate. If Hillary Clinton was investigated …

Scott Pruitt

Park Butte Lookout

Fire lookouts were built to house workers full time after the Great Fire of 1910 that burned millions of acres of forest in Washington, Montana, and …

How to Epoxy Voids in Wood, Make Your Own Kitchen Knife, Pour a Concrete Coffee Table and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Kitchen Knife</b><p>Jimmy DiResta needs a new kitchen knife. He could go buy one, or he could make one—from scratch. The …

Woodworking

Going Coastal

As a landscape and nature photographer, there are few experiences that compare to walking out on the beach in the dawn’s faint light, examining the …

Landscape Photography

7 dramatic home library ideas

Yes, please<p>When you can’t visit grand libraries with stunning architecture whenever you want, the next best thing might be a spectacular display of books right at home. Indeed, for bibliophiles with a design bent, building a home library might mean ditching generic bookshelves for clever built-in …

Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

Next month, the National Book Critics Circle will present its 2016 book prizes in six categories; these are the five finalists in nonfiction. Each book deserves to be read for years to come, but every one of them seems to speak urgently about this particular moment — a time of economic inequality …

Books

Guy Takes Characters from Renaissance Paintings and Photoshops Them Into the Present

In an ongoing series entitled, “Art History in Contemporary Life”, artist Alexey Kondakov skillfully photoshops characters from Renaissance paintings …