Chris Hanson

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Michigan farmers discover woolly mammoth skeleton

<b>Two farmers in rural Michigan have uncovered a woolly mammoth skeleton in a soybean field.</b><p>It is one of the most complete sets ever found in the state.<p>The animal was an adult male in its 40s, and researchers excavated its skull, tusks, vertebrae and other bones, says the Detroit Free Press.<p>The …

Scientists Demand Investigation After More Mysterious Holes Appear In Siberia

Remember those mysterious craters that appeared in northern Russia last July? As it turns out, satellite imagery has revealed there are four large …

Earth Science

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Adventure<p>Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts …

Skiing

The longest — and probably largest — proof of our current climate catastrophe ever caught on camera.

Photographer James Balog and his crew were hanging out near a glacier when their camera captured something extraordinary.<p>They were in Greenland, …

The Freedivers Who Eavesdrop on Whales

I’m in the passenger seat of a white van, on a dusty, potholed road somewhere along the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka. It’s 9:00 p.m. and the stars are out. “Is this the right way?” I ask our driver.<p>He’s a local named Bobby; that isn’t his real name, but that’s what he wants me to call him. Bobby …

2014 Aquascape Foundation Trip to Ghana, West Africa

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

10 Questions for Anthony Bourdain

By William Frierson, for Where®<p>He's an international man of mystery, knows well how to wield a sharp blade and can order a meal in a myriad of foreign tongues. No, we're not talking James Bond. It's all about Anthony Bourdain. The chef, NYT-best-selling author, television host, culinary connoisseur …

Chicagomonium Event Hosted by Aquascape was an awesome event

Something awesome happened in Chicago recently. A pond industry event on March 17th and 18th brought together pond professionals from several points …

Jake Bugg Covers The Beatles, ‘Like Dreamers Do’

Jake Bugg covers one of the first songs written by Paul McCartney, ‘Like Dreamers Do’, at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, the home of The Beatles.

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Chicago Flower and Garden Show Celebration

See the Largest Expanse of Old-Growth Hardwoods in the U.S.

<b>Location: Central South Carolina<br>Established: November 10, 2003<br>Size: 24,180 acres</b><p>Say the word "swamp," and the first image that probably comes to mind is of a wet, sticky, mosquito-infested mire that few people would want to visit. Such an image certainly might have kept some visitors away from …

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar–the best of the travel blogosphere–is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here are our latest picks:</b><p><b>Petra</b> could be …

The Vanishing Vakul, and the Changing Indigenous Ivatan Culture

<i>National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee Hannah Reyes is studying and documenting the transitions to modernity of indigenous culture in Northern Philippines, which is home to a large number of indigenous groups. Improving access to roads, mainstream education, and media is changing their culture</i> …

Happiness Is Not Enough: Why a Life Without Meaning Will Make You Sick

When I wrote a recent post for Buffer titled 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, I didn’t even consider the possibility …

Happiness

The Weather Loach makes for a great addition to your water garden pond

The Dojo got some mojo!<p>The Dojo loach that is. Also known as the pond loach or oriental loach, but best known as the weather loach. The weather loach …

33 Fascinating Songwriting Stories - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep. 42)

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Rick Rubin on a Lifetime of Meditation and Music

“We’re happy to be here,” Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines said last night, “honoring the man who never allows himself to be honored.” That man was …

Meditation

An Oral History of Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Everyone in the cast of Ghostbusters.<p><i>UPDATE:Soon, you can see it in theaters again!</i><p><b>Aykroyd. Murray. Ramis. Reitman. Believe it or not, it was 30 years ago that four brave men came together to battle ghosts, goblins, and, even scarier, New York City traffic. We take a look back</b> …

Protect the Mozambique forest found on Google Earth, scientists say

A remote rainforest in Mozambique discovered using Google Earth has so many new and unique species that it should be declared a protected area, scientists say.<p>Pygmy chameleons, a bronzed bush viper and butterflies with shimmering yellow wings are among the species in the forests covering Mount Mabu …

Hungry fella? Sure. Did you know grubs are a valuable source of protein?

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …