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Florida by Water: Go Canoe Camping

Travel<p>Follow in the paddle strokes of the Calusa Indians and other Florida explorers, settlers, and adventurers on a backcountry canoe camping adventure.<p>Florida's first "highways" were the coastal routes and inner waterways traveled by the Calusa Indians. These early Floridians hollowed out cypress …

Canoeing

Watch this badass power skier swoop through an actual mountain

Candide Thovex is having another one of those days in an aptly named new YouTube video, “One of those days 2.”<p>The professional skier from France has released yet another amazing point of view of his extreme skiing, and in this one, he skis through the actual mountain.<p>He also performs all kinds of …

Skiing

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Adventure<p>Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.

10 of the raddest outdoor adventures in Arizona

Three thousand feet beneath the rim of the Grand Canyon, the five waterfalls of Havasu Canyon are a nearly impossible blue-green shade that even …

The world's most famous long-distance hiking routes

1. Appalachian Trail, US – 2,180 miles<p>Two to three million people visit the trail annually but only about 2,000 of them complete its entire length, which takes between five and seven months. It goes through 14 states, along the Appalachian mountain range from Springer Mountain, Georgia, in the …

Bikepacking Iceland: Your A to Z One-Stop Shop Pre-Planner - Bikepacker

When I stepped off the plane in Keflavik, Iceland with my bike box in tow, I was well aware I was not the first cyclist to visit the country. That …

How To Pack A Backpack

Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on …

Backpacking

Top 10: Things to Do in Canada’s National Parks

Travel<p>Canada is chock-full of national parks, marine reserves, and other protected places. Here are our picks for the top ten don't-miss spots.<p>Spot Polar Bears in Wapusk<p>This Manitoba park’s name means “white bear” in the Cree language, and for good reason—the remote realm on the shores of Hudson …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

Oxygen

This worm's sperm invades and kills females of another species

An 'unprecedented' means of avoiding reproduction between species<p>When it comes to sex, animals have developed a plethora of tricks to avoid mixups with other species. They use sight, smell, and even feel to tell each other apart. But in certain cases, the similarities between species are just too …

How To Watch An Animal Develop Cell By Cell

I remember when you were just two cells big!<p>What is this fuzzy creature? Sadly, it's not pettable. This is a microscope image of a fruit fly embryo, showing the individual cells within it. That's 2,458 cells, to be exact. The bottom image shows each cell in a different color, with lines to show how …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

Should We Save the Wolves of Isle Royale?

As the predators dwindle, experts debate whether to intervene.<p>The call of the wild in northern Michigan's Isle Royale National Park may be losing one of its voices: that of the gray wolf.<p>In 2009, scientists documented about 24 wolves living on this remote, forested island in Lake Superior (map). …

Tracking the World’s Largest Salmon With Sonar

Wildlife<p>Members of the Sarufutsu Itou Conservation Group work on building a frame on the river bank to support the acoustic camera. (Photograph by Pete Rand)<p><b>Onishibetsu, Japan – I’ve learned to be patient. A skill honed as an obsessed fly fisherman years ago.</b><p>Lately, though, I don’t use a rod and …

Natural Gas-Gobbling Bacteria Could Help Combat Oil Leaks

Environment<p>OSLO — A type of bacteria that eats natural gases may provide a small defense against leaks such as BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 and curb global warming, a scientific report said on Monday.<p>The study identified a strain of microbe able to grow on both methane, a powerful …

Oil & Gas Industry

Scientists report another embryonic cloning success

Scientists have taken skin cells from a woman suffering from type 1 diabetes, reprogrammed them into embryonic stem cells, and then converted those cells into insulin-producing cells in mice, according to a new study.<p>The announcement, which comes soon after another stem cell success involving …

Malcolm Gladwell: Tell People What It's Really Like To Be A Doctor

In last week’s article, Malcolm Gladwell dissected and diagnosed American health care.<p>Throughout our interview, he tackled controversial topics from the Affordable Care Act and medical malpractice to the contrasting Canadian health care system and much more. I expected him to dive deep below the …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

The Story of Luis Suarez's Liverpool Career in 15 Games

Luis Suarez has played 108 games for Liverpool but he's packed more into them than many who've played double or even triple that amount.<p>The Reds forward is currently in the form of his life, scoring 17 goals in just 11 Premier League appearances as his club have climbed impressively to second place …

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

1) Rodgers needs a big away win – and fast<p>Liverpool have yet to win a game away from home against one of the Big Teams under Brendan Rodgers. It's probably not long before that underwhelming banter generator, That Internet, proclaims him as the David Moyes <i>de nos jours</i>, especially as across the park …

High time Rodgers and Liverpool came good at the home of top-six club

Three points separate Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in the table as the Premier League prepares to enter its energy-sapping and momentum-swinging festive period. Both top-four pretenders have won two league games in a row and they meet at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. Yet despite the …

Liverpool Transfer Rumours: Julian Draxler Scouted as Steven Gerrard Replacement

Brendan Rodgers is eyeing up Schalke wonder-kid Julian Draxler after he flew out to Gelsenkirchen to watch the starlet first-hand this week.<p>The attacking midfielder is thought to be seen as a replacement for the ageing Steven Gerrard, who turns 34 at the end of the season.<p>According to the <i>Daily …

Mario Balotelli Taunts England Ahead of World Cup Clash with Italy

Mario Balotelli has begun what might be labelled “trash talk” in the world of fight sports, declaring Italy a stronger side than England ahead of their World Cup showdown next summer.<p>Balotelli will likely spearhead the Italian attack when they face England in both nations’ World Cup opener on June …

David Beckham Reveals Frustration on Jonathan Ross Show Alongside Will Ferrell

David Beckham is kind of a big deal, so when the former England international appeared alongside <i>Anchorman</i> star Will Ferrell on ITV's <i>Jonathan Ross Show</i> this week, he took the opportunity to open up about some of his misgivings with the media.<p>The 38-year-old admitted that one of his biggest …

Real Madrid Coach Explains Differences Between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale

Paul Clement may not be a name on the tip of every fan's tongue when thinking of successful coaches over recent years, but his journey has been gilded with success in England, France and Spain.<p>This week, Carlo Ancelotti's assistant head coach spoke on the difference between two of the superstars …