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North Dakota oil well spewing after weekend blowout | Reuters

WHITE EARTH, N.D. (Reuters) - A North Dakota oil well owned by Oasis Petroleum Inc blew out over the weekend and has yet to be capped, leaking more than 67,000 gallons of crude so far and endangering a tributary of the Missouri River, state officials said.<p>Thick gray smoke rises from an Oasis …

In Pieces - 30 Endangered Species

About this project<p>In Pieces is an interactive exhibition turned study into 30 of the world’s most interesting but unfortunately endangered species — …

The best restaurant in 32 countries around the world

This comprehensive list is curated with the help of over 900 international journalists and leaders in the restaurant industry.<p>Besides Spain, many other countries including Peru, Russia, and Switzerland made it onto the list.<p>We went through the list to find the restaurants that received the top …

American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza donates Triple Crown winnings to charity

The $80,000 prize will go to the California-based cancer treatment center, City of Hope.<p>American Pharoah is the talk of the town after a win at …

Why Touring Israel Independently Was the Best Decision of My Life

CREDIT: Joan Erakit<p>I made my way onto a bus early one morning at Jerusalem's Davidka Square to participate in a tour that would include the historic Masada, En Gedi and the Dead Sea.<p>Lets double back a few weeks and explain.<p>I had originally arrived in Israel by way of Jordan for an extended …

59 ways to live a longer life

The fountain of youth may be elusive, but there's plenty you can do to give your longevity a boost.<p>Back in the 13th century, English philosopher and …

Drinking Chocolate in Bayonne

The last thing I expected to discover in <b>Bayonne</b>, the scrappy Basque town in southwestern France known for its salt-dried ham, was the most luscious hot chocolate to ever cross my lips, a velvety concoction coiffed with a dome of froth and sipped from a delicate, rose-bedecked porcelain cup in a …

France

Small-Batch Butter Makers Revive a Treasured Treat

In the back of a small shop in a nondescript industrial park, a metal box the size of a kitchen island is humming. And clanking softly. And, well, <i>slooshing</i>.<p>Andrew McBath, tall and lanky, bends over the box, listening. “Every batch is different,” he tells me. “Any moment now, you’ll hear it …

Flavors

Skip the Bar Food, You Can Make Better Hot Wings at Home

Wings made in your own kitchen aren't just healthier—they're more delicious than anything on a pub menu<p>Every guy likes to boast that his go-to bar has the best wings this side of Buffalo. The truth: Most joints follow the same stale recipe you’ll find on the back of a bottle of Frank’s RedHot.<p>The …

Recipes

San Francisco's top cheap eats

Booms and busts come and go fast in this Gold Rush town, but there's one thing you can always count on: dinner. Whether you're flush or broke, San Francisco offers vast menu options and excellent value for money. Not that it's always cheap – the fad for pricey pizzas and gourmet burgers isn't quite …

Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and …

You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

European Travel

In Honor of International Polar Bear Day, Spectacular Pictures of a Threatened Species

Wildlife

What Happens When You Demolish Two 100-Year-Old Dams

“A river is never silent…Reservoirs stilled my song.” Narrated from the point of view of Washington's Elwha River, a new documentary about the largest dam removal project in U.S. history starts off on a somber tone before building toward the best possible catharsis: massive charges of dynamite …

These 15 New Haven Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

1. Tikkaway Grill is Awesome Sauce…Literally.<p>Tikkaway Grill<br>135 Orange St <br>New Haven, CT 06510<br>(203) 562-1299<br>Yelp: 5 Stars – 115 Reviews<p>Known for its …

5 healthy hot cocoa recipes

Kick the chemicals out of your hot cocoa with these creamy chocolate concoctions (including vegan and sugar-free options).<p>If there were a contest for …

Highest Stone Age Campsite Reveals Grit of First Americans

South America's early migrants reached a remote oasis more than 14,000 feet high.<p>Paleo-Indian hunters ventured high into the Andes Mountains as early as 12,800 years ago, as much as two thousand years sooner than previously thought.<p>The finding, reported Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>, suggests that …

Hair Bands and Giant Trousers: A Lesson in How Little I Know About Bees

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Text and photos by Clay Bolt, Fellow at the …

Mountain Goats Are Shrinking—A Lot—Because of Global Warming

Chamois goats in the Italian Alps have gotten smaller over the past few decades.<p>Wild mountain goats in the Italian Alps have gotten significantly smaller over the past few decades in response to a warming climate, scientists reported Tuesday.<p>Although global warming is known to be driving changes in …

Wildlife Trafficking: Beyond Elephants and Ivory

Changing Planet<p>In the wildlife trafficking policy debate in the U.S., the majority of attention to date has been on the ivory and horn of Africa’s elephants and rhinos. Given the devastating losses those species have suffered this is perhaps not surprising. That attention has engaged diverse …

The Cheapest Land in the Country

The days of large-scale land giveaways are over, but there are still options for getting land or a house without spending a lot of money.<p>The economic recession that began in 2007 made land and houses more affordable. Some of the real-estate markets in the country have recovered, others have not. …

Alex Honnold's Ultimate Adventure Vehicle | Outside Online

Honnold's Humble Abode<p>Welcome to Alex Honnold's home sweet home, parked in American Fork, Utah. We caught up with the climber for an inside look at his deluxe camper-van setup, complete with all the gear you could ever want to free solo Half Dome—or to go on a slightly less adrenaline-filled …

Climbing

Get Lost in Maine

Few things are more iconic than a late summer trip to Maine. Miles of dramatic coast, postcard-perfect lighthouses, and corner lobster stands are just some of the reasons why millions of people throng there each year. Small wonder the state has earned the much-deserved moniker …

Hiking

What Would Happen if You Never Bathed?

Medieval folks believed bathing could let the devil into you or, at the very least, make you severely ill. They were a little off the mark, but it turns out that traditional bathing is overrated for maintaining health.<p>Our modern habit of daily scrubbing with soaps and shampoos looks absurd by …

The Case for Going Uncivilized

Dawn light, mouse gray in the woods. Gazing north into the trees through the bedroom windows, I can see hours of daylight waiting for me. Time for a recalibration walk. I’ve been living in my head too long.<p>I’ll wait a few hours, then call my young friend Tyson, a wilderness ranger with the Forest …

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

The Best Thing To Eat In 35 Countries Around The World

Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. We added in some of our own selections.<p>From wiener schnitzel in Austria to feijoada in Brazil to katsudon in Japan, don't miss these 35 …