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The 10 Best Hiking Trails in America's National Parks

Each year, the American Hiking Society celebrates National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June. On that day, thousands of people across the …

Hiking

Only 6 People In The World Know The Recipe For Portugal's Famous Tarts

We all probably have at least one secret family recipe — think your grandma's chicken parmesan or uncle's "mystery" jello mold.<p>But keeping that recipe a secret becomes a bit more complicated when an entire country falls in love with it.<p>That's why Miguel Clarinha isn't taking any chances.<p>Along with …

Dessert

Faceless of the Game: Where have all the MLB superstars gone?

Can a game with no face really call itself the national pastime?<p>We raise this question because, as a new baseball season begins this week, there is …

NASA shares the story of how a SpaceX launch completely melted this poor camera

On May 22, a SpaceX rocket launch left one poor, seemingly high-end camera horribly disfigured and forever ruined. Now, NASA has shared the specifics …

Space Exploration

Photographer Captures Eagle and Fox Fighting Over Rabbit in Midair

Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi was out shooting a few days ago when he witnessed and photographed a crazy sight: a bald eagle and red fox fighting …

Jeff Bezos is so rich that spending $1 to the average person is like $88,000 to him — here's what spending looks like when you're a billionaire

At this point, the richest man in the world is more focused on ways to spend his $130 billion fortune than acquiring more money.<p>At a recent awards event hosted by Axel Springer and Business Insider US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell, Jeff Bezos suggested finding ways to "deploy this much financial …

My teen years were spent in radical right-wing groups. The paranoia was intoxicating.

It’s hard to recognize myself when I look back at that time of my life.<p>We called ourselves “the Constitution Defenders” and we wore anything that looked military: camouflage, civil war uniforms, tricorn hats. There were about a dozen of us, teenagers and even younger, and we met on Sundays after …

Read a love letter Bush Sr. sent to Barbara Bush during World War II

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1943, George H.W. Bush was more than 40 years away from becoming the 41st President of the United States. He was 19 and serving in the Navy during World War II. He was also deeply in love with his fiancee, Ms. Barbara Pierce, who would go on to be a beloved First Lady.<p>A handwritten …

Barbara Bush

Dockless bikes promise the future of transportation, but litter the city of Dallas

DALLAS — Colorful fixed-gear bikes litter the city’s streets here.<p>They’re in Uptown, where 20-somethings sip craft cocktails on breezy outdoor patios, and in White Rock Lake, where moms in yoga pants meet to push strollers. From the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, bikes are visible in the Trinity River …

Pizza Hut

The Rape Case Tearing Apart Irish Rugby

Rory Best should have stayed in Carton House with the rest of the Irish national rugby team. Instead, the captain and starting hooker sat in …

36-Year-Old Accountant Called In As Emergency NHL Goalie — And He Crushed It

Scott Foster is a 36-year-old accountant who lives in Oak Park, Ill. More than a decade ago, he was goalie on Western Michigan's hockey team. These days he plays in a rec league at a rink called Johnny's Icehouse.<p>That rink is just a few blocks east of the arena where the Chicago Blackhawks play — …

Ice Hockey

Give Scott Foster The Vezina

The Blues have dressed an emergency goaltender this season, and the Hurricanes actually put their equipment manager Jorge Alves in a game last …

'I Returned to Say Goodbye.' A Photographer Shares the Final Moments of the Last Male Northern White Rhino

The world has been captivated by the loss of a rhino named Sudan, who passed away at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya this week from age-related …

Endangered Species

"Oh God, It's About Grunting Again": An Official Stenographer Dishes On Transcribing Tennis Players

Tennis players do press constantly; it’s part of their job. They field questions about all the unforced errors on their forehand, why their first …

UMBC's Twitter Account Is Last Night's Real Winner

Yes, the UMBC Retrievers made history last night by crushing the top-ranked team in the country to become the first 16-seed to win in the men’s round …

Ryan Zinke defends use of 'konnichiwa' comment to Japanese-American congresswoman

SASABE, Ariz. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Saturday dismissed criticism of his use of the remark "konnichiwa" to address a congresswoman of Japanese descent when she asked him about funding to preserve World War II internment camps.<p>Zinke's remark drew immediate backlash on social media. On …

Forests

Baseline: Federer is the funny, popular one on Whatsapp

Zverev revealed the Laver Cup group chat’s most active member. (AP)<p>Apparently, Laver Cup’s Team Europe got along so well during the inaugural event, …

This is what history looks and sounds like. @jessdiggs and @kikkanimal win @TeamUSA's first ever gold medal in cross-country skiing. You'll want your sound up for this... https://t.co/86PQ4KQaH3

The Winter Olympics Feature 2,951 Of The World’s Greatest Athletes, And Also This Woman

There’s a premise built into the structure of the Olympics that pretty much every single Olympian, even those far down the standings, are elite …

Mom and Daughter Spoof Olympic Curling With a Roomba and Swiffer, Deserve All the Gold Medals

Even if the Olympic sport of curling has you completely confused (is it bowling on ice, or shuffleboard?), you can probably also attest to being rapt with attention whenever it's on TV. The bizarre event is oddly addictive and, without knowing a single rule of the game, positively gripping.<p>Same …

What Makes Ice Dancing Different? Brother-Sister Pairs, To Start

At last month’s figure skating national championships in San Jose, California, ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue took to the ice after the …

Teacher hid 19 students in a closet when a gunman opened fire

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Melissa Falkowski heard there was an active shooter on campus, her instincts kicked in.<p>"I managed to put 19 kids in the closet with me," said Falkowski, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "This is the worst nightmare that could ever happen to you."<p>A fire alarm had …

Crime

Nick Foles Called The “Philly Special” Play Himself

The “Philly Special”—the trick play at the end of the first half of Super Bowl 52 when backup tight end Trey Burton took the ball on an end around …

Kobe Bryant And Dion Waiters Had Great Reactions To The Eagles Winning The Super Bowl

What makes these videos of native Philadelphians Kobe Bryant and Dion Waiters going nuts the moment the Eagles officially defeated the Patriots to …

Nick Foles' trick-play TD catch in Super Bowl was true 'Philly Special'

MINNEAPOLIS – They call it Philly Special, and now it’s a play that will live forever in Philadelphia Eagles history.<p>The trick play was designed for specifically for Eagles backup quarterback-turned-Super Bowl hero Nick Foles to catch a pass in the end zone.<p>It sounds crazy, but much of what the …

Things Philadelphians Did

Here are some things Philadelphians did after the Eagles won the Super bowl:<p>Toppled light poles:<p>Nearly died:<p>Were serenaded by a fifth-floor brass …

Deadspin's Favorite Sports Moments Of 2017

<i>The Deadspin staff pick their favorite sports moments from 2017, and explain what made them so special. Here they are.</i><p><b>When The Pats Won The Super</b> …

'This Is Not A Drill': A False Ballistic Missile Alert Shakes Hawaii

<b>Updated 9:45 p.m. ET</b><p>Hawaii residents and tourists alike were shaken shortly after 8 a.m. local time Saturday when a push notification alerted those in the state to a missile threat, causing an immediate panic until officials confirmed it was a false alarm.<p>"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO …

Has Figure Skating Maxed Out In Difficulty?

At the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, American Evan Lysacek won the men's singles figure skating gold medal without a single quadruple jump, while …

Nathan Chen, once the darling boy of U.S. figure skating, is now a leading man

In January 2010, a 10-year-old <b>Nathan Chen</b> skated off the ice at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships exhibition gala to a standing ovation.<p>Chen had …

Olympics