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Fossil Find Clears Up Big Cat Origins

Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record.<p><b>Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET.</b><p><b>Paleontologists have long sought the answer to where and when big cats—mighty predators like lions,</b> …

Underwater search for Amelia Earhart’s plane will resume in 2014

The next effort to locate the remains of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft will involve two submarines, cost $3 million, and unfold near a coral atoll in the Pacific over 30 days next summer.<p>The mission is led by researchers at the University of Hawaii and The International Group for Historic Aircraft …

Airplanes

Chile road trips: exploring Sur Chico by car

A little trepidation about driving oneself around South America would be understandable: a joy ride through much of Venezuela at the moment wouldn't be advisable for safety reasons, for example, and some of the continent's most spectacular scenery can be difficult to impossible to reach by car. …

South America

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Canada

Ireland’s best trips: Ancient Ireland

Ireland is a road-tripper's dream, with scenery and history in every direction. To turn your car into an instant time machine, all you have to do is hit the road and wind your way through middle Ireland’s collection of ancient tombs, Celtic sites and monastic cities, covering 3000 years in just …

Ireland

20 unmissable extreme sports (and where to try them)

Ready to feel your pulse racing? From zorbing to volcano boarding, we’ve rounded up 20 adrenaline-packed but accessible activities to tick off your bucket list – and the most stunning destinations to try them in.<p><b>Volcano boarding</b><p><b>The gist:</b> pioneered by an Australian traveller in León, Nicaragua, …

Adventure Travel

When The Best Weight To Lift Is No Weight

To maximize your power output during some leg exercises, stick to body weight.<p>Here's the challenge: you have to pedal as hard as you can for 6 seconds, in an attempt to produce the highest possible peak power output. Power is force times velocity, so to get high power you want a combination of high …

Health

Is Chicago Blackhawks' Corey Crawford an Elite Goalie?

Having just inked a six-year, $36 million dollar extension, Corey Crawford’s certainly about to be paid like an elite goalie. But before we answer the article’s question, we need to decide what it means to be an elite goalie.<p>In my opinion, an elite goalie must be outstanding in three areas: …

Ice Hockey

NHL's new worst rule? Players could be penalized for tucked-in jersey

The NHL has made some changes to rules regarding uniforms and now players can be penalized for having their jersey tucked in. Really.<p><b>More NHL</b> …