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A Man Failed Paternity Test Because Genetically, He’s 2 Different People

A couple years ago, a couple from Washington had concerns when they found out that their son’s blood type wasn’t a match to either of theirs, …

I wore these hiking boots on a 15-mile hike without breaking them in first, and I ended it with zero blisters

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>REI<p>Recently, I took a pair of hiking boots that I'd never worn before on an 8-hour hike through the White Mountains in New Hampshire. When I …

Backpacking

College students built this $250,000 home that has a hydroponic farm and indoor greenhouse

A new solar-powered home that grows leafy greens indoors skips most of those steps. The home, created by a team of graduate students from the University of Maryland, features a wall that uses an agricultural technique called hydroponic farming. That means that produce grows in nutrient-rich water …

University of Maryland

Injectable ‘Elastic Glue’ Seals Wounds in Just 60 Seconds

An innovative surgical glue developed by researchers from the United States and Australia seals wounds quickly and without the need for staples or …

Scientists establish new nonviral method for CRISPR using gold nanoparticles

Golden Ticket<p>CRISPR has the potential to revolutionize genetic engineering, but up until now, delivery methods have been something of a limiting …

Could the theory which predicted gravitational waves be wrong?

The detection of gravitational waves scooped the 2017 Nobel physics prize. But in a Perimeter Institute lecture Erik Verlinde proposes a rather different theory of gravity<p>One of those big open questions that we have in physics goes like this.<p>Einstein’s theory of General Relativity is elegant and …

Physics

Survival Food 101: Hardtack

Pilot bread, ship’s biscuit, shipbiscuit, sea biscuit, sea bread , “dog biscuits”, “tooth dullers”, “sheet iron”, “worm castles” or “molar …

Bimobil EX 435 Adventure Mobile

Just because you want to head off the grid for a weekend away in the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to get all minimalistic about it. Take this …

This international trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reveals new content

Star Wars fans last month were treated to the second official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While that clip presented plenty of material …

What it's like at the training school where US troops learn to survive in the Arctic

Because of the dangers of the Arctic environment, coupled with the growing strategic importance of this part of the world, the US Air Force runs the Arctic Survival School out of Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.<p>Each year, this five-day intensive training program, also known as Cool School, teaches …

Military

This Camper May Look Odd, But Once You See Inside, You'll Wish You Owned One

These days, camping is incredibly popular. From huge RVs to ultralight one-man tents, there's something for everyone in the great outdoors. Few …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

CNN Anchor Asks for a ‘Fact Check’ on Guest’s Stunning Clinton Claim, Gets a Quick Answer

During a discussion on Hillary Clinton’s private email scandal on Friday, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin had to call for a quick “fact check” to confirm the accuracy of a guest’s claim that Clinton’s staff destroyed Blackberries with hammers while at the State Department.<p>Screengrab via CNN<p>Boris …

9 outdoor clothing brands worth checking out

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Topo Designs' classic Klettersack backpack retails for $169. Topo Designs When looking for reliable, quality outdoor gear, Patagonia …

Camping

How to Make a Tin Can Wood Gas Backpacking Stove

MYOG Tin Can Backpacking Stove Guide<p>Todays MYOG project is an ultra light backpacking wood gas stove that can be made with a few leftover tin cans …

Light & Fast: 14 Ultralight Backpacking Tips

For backpackers, going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you might expect. Our contributor stepped back to give tips on reducing pack …

Venture OHV Rough Ridge Camper Trailer

Teardrop trailers have been a fixture of roads throughout the U.S. since the 1940s. At first they were popular because they were easy to tow for …

Lil’ Bug Out Shelter: Versatile, Ultralight, Floorless

The Seek Outside Lil’ Bug Out Shelter is a component-based tent system. It adapts to varying temperatures, group sizes, and uses. Contributor Jarrett …

11 everyday items that can save your life when you're traveling

Basically, safety while traveling is an important consideration, and leaving the planning for later isn't smart. My first suggestion is to take a self-defense class to learn how to protect yourself without weapons and to use your wits to get out of a situation. Some cities, like NYC where I live, …

Self Defense

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Building a DIY Digital Movie Camera With Vintage Lenses

Capture the 8-mm film look of yesteryear with a Raspberry Pi

This In-Ear Language Translator Feels Like the Stuff of Science Fiction

Whether it’s the Babel Fish from <i>Hitchhiker’s Guide</i> or <i>Star Trek</i>‘s Universal Translator, long have humans dreamed of a tool that would facilitate …

Artist creates sculptures out of pencil lead, in pictures

Meet the $20 Survival Kit That Could Save Your Life

SOL's new Traverse kit has just about everything you need to survive in the outdoors, including a price tag that makes it criminal not to own one.

End shaky video with new, truly stabilized Revl Arc action cam

Its makers claim that the Revl Arc will be the first action cam to offer fully built-in stabilization when it comes to market at the end of the year. …

Videography

2016 National Geographic travel photographer of the year

National Geographic is inviting entries to its annual travel photographer of the year award. You can find details of how to enter here and the competition closes on 27 May 2016. Here is a small selection of photographs already submitted.

Travel Photography

The Thule Stir Daypack is Simplified Perfection

Thule's latest daypack somehow manages to be both full-featured and minimalist at the same time, offering the best of both worlds.

GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible

Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. Check out the <i>very real</i> footage below.<p>The launch in the video took place from Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, with a 20-foot tall …