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17 must-have tools for backcountry adventures

Gear up and get outside.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> FieldandStream.com.<p>Before you strike out into the wilderness, you’ll need gear that’s tough enough to handle whatever hell you put it through. Here are 17 items that are up for the task.<p>Freeman Outdoor Gear Model 451 Field Knife<p>Atop any …

Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station

Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.<p>The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project …

Space Exploration

Newly processed photos of Jupiter taken by NASA’s Juno probe

Seán Doran shared some recently processed photos of Jupiter that he worked on with Gerald Eichstädt. The photos were taken by NASA’s Juno probe on a …

Donald Trump's Problem With the Navy's Electromagnetic Airplane Catapult, Explained

USS Ford's shaky new aircraft catapult has attracted the ire of the Commander-in-Chief.<p>President Donald Trump has waded into the swampy world of defense systems again. Months after threatening to cancel the F-35 program over escalating costs (and taking credit for cost reductions already scheduled …

Military

Rarely seen photos record World War II in brilliant, immersive color

The Second World War in Color<p>The global conflict as it's rarely been seen<p>December 1942<p>Though color photography was invented decades before World War …

Trump wants to make it easier to drill in national parks. We mapped the 42 parks at risk.

Weaker regulations could mean oil and gas pollution and spills in pristine national parks.<p>It’s no secret that oil and gas companies are on the hunt for new places to drill. But the quest for more fossil fuels could heat up in places you might not expect: our national parks.<p>With President Donald …

Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk Has Announced a New Goal for SpaceX, and It's Utterly Revolutionary

Leading the Revolution<p>Elon Musk’s SpaceX is currently basking in the light of its latest achievement. The company succeeded in starting a spaceflight …

Space Travel

How to free up space on your smartphone

Simple tricks to avoid running out of room<p>You pull out your phone to snap a spontaneous photo...and get an error message because you have no space for the image. Running out of room on your phone—with no memory left for photos or videos, new apps, or data for your existing apps—can be a disaster. …

Apps

Here’s why the imminent test of Jeff Bezos’ BE-4 rocket engine is a huge deal

A good test would prove the doubters wrong and further advance new space.<p>Key Blue Origin officials have begun to drop hints about the imminent …

NASA’s longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off

A 7-time astronaut has a NASA contract and is ready to prove the doubters wrong.<p>HOUSTON—Franklin Chang-Díaz bounds up a handful of stairs and peers …

Trump’s new national security adviser wrote a reading list for anyone involved in military affairs

Facing added scrutiny in the wake of his predecessor’s resignation, new National Security Council chief of staff H.R. McMaster will have to learn from Michael Flynn’s mistakes. Fortunately learning is one of his favorite hobbies.<p>In 2012, while commander of the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence …

National Security

Trump Returns to Campaign Trail After a Month in Office

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Never let it be said that President Trump waits until the last minute. With just 1,354 days until the next presidential election, Mr. Trump kicked off his re-election campaign here on Saturday with a boisterous, sign-waving, slogan-chanting, patriotic-song-singing rally that …

Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with …

How Can We Overcome Our Laziness and Save the Planet?

A philosophical guide to averting the destruction of Mother Nature.<p>Last year, amid all the disintegration of our political institutions and the accompanying nightmare death-spiral into fascism, one could have been forgiven for missing all the ways in which things also got worse and worse for our …

America’s national parks are facing multiple threats, despite being central to the frontier nation’s sense of itself<p>Autumn in the North Cascades National Park and soggy clouds cling to the peaks of the mountains that inspired the musings of Beat poets such as Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg 60 years …

National Parks

Auto Makers Expand Use of Diesel Engines in U.S.

Engines are appearing in lighter vehicles, including SUVs or even compact cars<p>America hasn’t quite given up on the diesel engine.<p>More than a year after Volkswagen AG ran afoul with regulators for cheating on diesel-emissions tests, General Motors Co. and rivals in Detroit and Japan have expanded …

The exit interview: Ag Secretary Vilsack on Obama’s food legacy

Even before the election, food luminaries had started brawling over Obama’s legacy. In a New York Times Magazine cover story, author Michael Pollan …

The F-35 May Become Nuke-Capable Sooner Than Expected

Joint Strike Fighter could carry new tactical nuclear bombs in just a few short years.<p>The F-35A, the Air Force's version of the Joint Strike Fighter, could be certified to carry America's newest tactical nuclear weapon sooner earlier than planned if America's security situation deteriorated. The …

Military

Scorecard For A Departing President: Assessing Obama's Successes And Shortcomings

President Obama will address the nation for what's likely to be the last time Tuesday night. He says the prime-time address from his adopted hometown of Chicago will be a chance to celebrate the successes of the past eight years and to offer some thoughts on where the nation goes from here.<p>The …

Obama Administration

Bernie Sanders Says Donald Trump's 'Dangerous' Nuclear Arms Race Talk Must Be Challenged

<i>Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (David Becker / AP)</i><p>Sen. Bernie Sanders has made it known that Donald Trump should not go …

3 ways Trump could bring back manufacturing jobs

Donald Trump won the White House promising to bring back manufacturing jobs. Now that he’s going to actually be president, he has to figure out how to make good on that promise. He would like to accomplish this through a series of high-profile, photo-op-worthy announcements, like last month’s deal …

10 Genuinely Entertaining Science Shows on Netflix

I'm all for a good Netflix binge, but I also know that sometimes there's a deep desire for something more substantial than <b>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</b> and <b>Gilmore Girls</b>. If you strive to be challenged by your viewing material and desperately want to learn while consuming entertainment, you're in luck: …

TV

Bill Gates says investing in clean energy makes sense even if you don’t believe in climate change

Gates spoke with Recode on Monday, shortly after announcing his $1 billion clean energy fund.<p>Bill Gates is an optimist. That said, he believes getting a desired outcome means taking on significant risk, making a big investment and having a long-term view.<p>That is the approach Gates took at Microsoft …

10 Things You Can Do Today to Make Your House a Little "Greener"

If you’re interested in upping your eco-friendliness, here are 10 simple things you can do right now to make your home more sustainable.read more

At least four kinds of terrorism target our grandchildren — none are what Donald Trump would have you think

The forces that swept a narcissistic misogynist into office are gunning for us all<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>Four decades of American narcissism, greed and exceptionalism have allowed the super-rich to dictate the future path of our nation. We're paying the price now, with …

national forests

The national parks of the United States account for some of the world’s most glorious landscapes: ice-whittled peaks, abyssal gorges, primeval …

Environmental groups hope Utah, Nevada and Grand Canyon will be included in rapid conservation efforts as Trump plans to expand fossil fuel extraction<p>Barack Obama’s administration is rushing through conservation safeguards for large areas of public land ahead of Donald Trump’s arrival in the White …

Grand Canyon

NASA Reveals A List Of The Best Air-Cleaning Plants For Your Home

A healthy home environment is vital to a person’s well-being and houseplants contribute to it more than you might think. Their main benefit is …

What Obama Got Right

The outgoing president has resolved old problems and avoided new ones.<p>In one respect, presidents are like kindergartners. Well, sometimes in more than one respect, depending on the president. That aside, presidents and kindergartners have in common that one of the simplest ways to evaluate them is …

Political Science