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For most hikes, the destination -- whether it be the top of a dramatic cliff or the foot of a tall waterfall -- is the reward.<p>But then there are lava tube hikes, where passing through and exploring the mysterious and alluring caves <i>is</i> the reward.<p>Lava tubes are cavernous tunnels that formed long ago …Hiking
These 13 colorful lakes are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.
Sand castles excite the imagination, so it was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to make it possible to actually stay in one.<p>The …
As throngs of thirsty folk head to the halls for Oktoberfest 2015, we round up our favorite Oktoberfests around the country.<p><i>This post originally appeared in 2014 and has been updated.</i><p>Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, Texas<p>Texas has strong ties to Germany—Texas German, a dialect, is still used amongst …
The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition have been announced and they'll make you want to leave planet Earth.
The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …Green Living
I have been covering the migrant story for three weeks in Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. I wanted to witness, and photograph, the biggest mass migration of people in Europe since WWII. The exodus of people from the Middle East and beyond is testing the European Union and beginning …
A lot of people think of the United States as a young country with little in the way of history. Sure, the country’s only been a country since 1776, but before that there was the colonial period and before <i>that</i> there were centuries of Native American cultures. And, of course, there's its more modern …History
Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.<p>Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from …Sustainable Development Goals