General Doofus

20 Flips | 2 Magazines | 3 Likes | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @generaldoofus | Keep up with General Doofus on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “General Doofus”

Jim Hoey: Here's how to catch trout when fly fishing in our Rocky Mountain streams

Our mountains lure outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. Anglers often ask me about how they should prepare to fish the many remarkable …

Fishing

Here's who we think will fly to the moon with SpaceX

From the moment that SpaceX's Elon Musk announced the company's intention to send two unnamed people in a long loop around the moon in 2018, people …

Space Travel

Scientists Have a New Explanation For How Life Could Have Evolved on Earth

Metabolism came before RNA.<p>Evolution is full of chicken-and-egg scenarios, but one of the trickiest to solve is whether life existed before there was …

Gorgeous High-Def Image Shows Jupiter Like You've Never Seen

News<p>By Dustin Nelson Published On 03/05/2017<p>@dlukenelson<p>By Dustin Nelson @dlukenelson Published On 03/05/2017<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft is hanging around …

Astronomy

Winter on the Pacific Crest Trail

Winter Through Hikes<p>Taking on the Pacific Crest Trail in the winter is an enormous adventure if you want to cover the whole 2,659 miles. Such an …

Lithium-ion co-creator introduces new battery with up to 3 times the juice

Lithium-ion battery-cell chemistry is currently dominant in electric cars, not to mention consumer electronics and other fields.<p>But what seems to be an army of researchers thinks it can be improved.<p>That includes one of the people who helped create lithium-ion batteries in the first place.<p>John …

Lithium Ion

'Physics-Defying' Gravity Hills Are One of The Strangest Natural Phenomena We've Seen

Where cars drift uphill.<p>Scattered across the world are a number of bewildering 'mystery spots' that appear to defy gravity - places where cars seem …

Woman killed by falling tree at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park

A 21-year-old woman was killed Sunday by a falling tree at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park.<p>Park spokesman Scott Gediman told Sacramento television station KCRA that the accident happened about 11 a.m. in the area formerly known as Curry Village. No other information about the victim was …

Should You Drink Untreated Water When Your Life Depends On It?

Come along with me, for an adventure gone terribly wrong. You are in a wilderness survival situation and signs of extreme dehydration have begun to …

NASA Wants to Launch a Giant Magnetic Field to Make Mars Habitable

So crazy, it just might work.<p>NASA scientists have proposed a bold plan that could give Mars its atmosphere back and make the Red Planet habitable for …

Best of January 2014

U.S. Tours of Cuba Changing Travelers' Opinions on Blockaded Country

When President Barack Obama reinstated “people-to-people” travel to Cuba in 2011, the idea was that visiting Americans would act as cultural …

Canada National Parks

What’s your fancy: sandy beaches, rocky coasts, lush forests, or glacial lakes? Canada has them all, in a national park system that’s one of the world’s best.

Road Trip: Maui's Hana Coast

Maui's Hana coast delivers black-sand beaches, plunging waterfalls—and a doozy of a drive.<p>A restorative for mind and body, Maui's Hana coast delivers black-sand beaches, plunging waterfalls—and a doozy of a drive.<p>Peel a fresh mango purchased from a roadside stand, get ukulele music going on the …

Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking for a …

Obama's options on Keystone

Friday’s much anticipated State Department report on the Keystone XL pipeline is a body blow to environmentalists but does nothing to change President Barack Obama’s two eventual choices and the fact that either one will be unpopular.<p>Approve Keystone and he angers his liberal base — and donors. …

Man claims to have survived 16 months adrift in Pacific

An emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift in the Pacific, floating more than 8,000 miles from Mexico.<p>The man, with long hair and beard, was discovered on Thursday when his 24ft (7.3m) fibreglass boat with propellerless engines …

Air Force space plane X-37B passes 400 days in orbit

The U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane has now circled Earth for more than 400 days on a hush-hush mission that is creeping closer and closer to the vehicle's orbital longevity record.<p>The X-37B spacecraft launched on Dec. 11, 2012, meaning that it has been aloft for 413 days as of Tuesday …