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The Best Damn Thing in Every State

In this divided time in America, it's important for us to celebrate the good things. And while we have occasionally been known to tease states for …

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This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

At these parks, you'll get scenery and experiences you won't find anywhere else.<p>Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan …

National Parks

5 Absurd As Seen On TV Products (That Are Secretly Useful)

Every once in a while, you come across a product so stupid, you immediately label it as a joke or a shameless cash grab. Most of the time, you're …

Time I

Become a doodling wizard with these How to Draw Cool Stuff books - The Gadgeteer

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to draw but thought you had no talent, you can forget about that. You don’t need talent, you just need to exercise …

The civil war general turned president was a reluctant author, but set the gold standard for presidential memoirs<p>According to Mark Twain, these are “the best [memoirs] of any general’s since Caesar”, but we have to take that verdict with a pinch of salt: Twain was also Grant’s publisher. As a …

Literature

Alec Baldwin’s 10 Greatest SNL Sketches

When Alec Baldwin hosts <i>Saturday Night Live</i> for the 17th time this weekend, he’ll cement his role as the show’s most celebrated guest. Nobody has …

A Guide to the National Parks of Arizona

Get ready to explore the Grand Canyon—and much, much more.<p>Maybe the Grand Canyon is already on your bucket list (for good reason), but it’s fair to …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks

CP Campground Review – James County Island Park, Charleston, SC

Just relaxing in our lovely campsite at James IslandA simply wonderful county park only ~7 miles from downtown Charleston, SCLink to campground here: …

This Tool Kit Contains All You Need For A Two-Acre, Off-The-Grid Farm

Farm from a Box generates solar, collects rain, and powers a drip irrigation system. In a year, you can feed your whole neighborhood.<p>While some social enterprises try to solve the problem of food security with cheaper groceries or redistributing wasted food, one startup is taking a different …

A Full-Body Workout You Can Do In Your Office Chair

Even if work piles up in the office, you don’t have to completely shove aside taking care of your fitness. This quick workout from DAREBEE can help …

Hike Through History on the Infamous Donner Pass Trails

Donner Pass (about 9 miles west of Truckee) is most famous for its role in destroying the unfortunate Donner Party more than 150 years ago. If the …

WHO advises two months of safe sex for Zika prevention

The World Health Organisation is advising anyone who has traveled to any country with a current outbreak of the Zika virus to wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a baby, even if you have no symptoms of the disease.<p>The advise comes as concern was voiced over the …

Public Health

Mysterious giant sphere unearthed in forest divides opinion

This round rock could be the oldest stone sphere made by human hands, says Bosnian archaeologist Semir Osmanagic.<p>Discovered in a forest near the Bosnian town Zavidovici, the ball has a radius of between four and five feet, and an "extremely high" iron content.<p>Dr Osmanagic believes the sphere proves …

Meet the man credited with shortening World War II by 2 years

Balme, a lieutenant commander, was credited with helping to shorten World War II by two years after he led the boarding party that raided U-110, east of Cape Farewell, Greenland, in 1941.<p>David Edward Balme was born in Kensington, west London, on October 1, 1920.<p>He joined Dartmouth Naval College in …

7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

Anthropology

Prehistoric farmers were first beekeepers

<b>Humans have been exploiting honeybees for almost 9,000 years, according to archaeological evidence.</b><p>Traces of beeswax found on ancient pottery from Europe, the Near East and North Africa suggest the first farmers kept bees.<p>The research, published in Nature, shows our links with the honeybee date …

9 Powerful Tools For Creating Your Own Maps

Maps are useful for all kinds of reasons. They enable us to navigate but also to browse information and learn about the world in general. What if …

What did they wear in Ancient Rome?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p>The Romans had a variety …

Ancient History

Space Archaeologist Sarah Parcak Wins $1 Million TED Prize To Find And Preserve Ancient Sites

Archaeologist Sarah Parcak, a specialist in Egyptology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has just been announced as the 2016 TED Prize winner. An annual award, the TED Prize goes to just one exceptional person who uses the funding to launch a high-impact project. And at the 2016 TED …

Archaeology

Mapping Chicago Neighborhoods By Their Landmark Buildings

Here's a new and interesting take on the ubiquitous Chicago neighborhood map. Local illustrator and Chicago architecture buff Phil Thompson has come up with a neat map that highlights <b>neighborhood landmarks</b>. Many neighborhoods have a building, a public monument or some other interesting …

Skyscrapers

9 National Parks Every American Should See

With over 400 national parks that cover 84 million acres, it is easy to see why the National Park System is a point of pride for Americans. Last year, the national park system tallied over 292 million recreational visitors and are on track to hit a higher number in 2015. But, with so many options – …

National Parks

Preserving Hiking History: Restoring the Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain - REI Co-op Journal

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (A.T.) is one of the most storied and revered hiking paths in North America, if not the world. Spanning 2,189.2 …

Hiking

Articles about green home last lifetime austin on Dwell.com - Dwell

Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer.<p>In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social...<p>Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like …

What The City Of The Future Looked Like In 1925

We’re still missing some of the best ideas.<p>Even today, predictions of the future feature flying cars, <i>Blade Runner</i>-style advertising hoardings, and other conspicuous technology. But in the August 1925 issue of <i>Popular Science</i> magazine, then-president of the Architectural League of New York, Harvey W. …

Google's making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof

Adding solar panels to your roof can be frustrating, since it's often difficult to know if your home receives enough light to justify the investment. Google Maps, however, has satellite, navigation and sunlight data for every property in the world, so it's ideally placed to tell you how many rays …

Solar Power

Reader Recs: World’s Best Hiking Trails

Eager to spend some time in the great outdoors?<p>We asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite trails, and their responses will have you lacing up your hiking boots before you know it.<p>Don’t believe us? Read on:<p>We kick things off in Badlands National Park with a kid-friendly …

Hiking