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Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.<p>The official declaration of America’s independence from Britain may be dated July 4, 1776, but the story of the Thomas Jefferson's hallowed document <i>really</i> begins two weeks later. On July 19, the Continental Congress …

National Portrait Gallery

Doctors botch blood pressure readings more often than you think

High blood pressure is a silent killer. Here’s why doctors often fail to catch it.<p>Picture the last time your doctor checked your blood pressure. Were you sitting in a chair? Were you relaxed? Were you silent? Did your doctor or nurse take more than one reading?<p>Chances are, the answer to one or more …

Diabetes

The Last Days of Marc-André Leclerc

In the summer of 2016, I was researching the northwest face of the Devil’s Thumb, an infamous peak in southeast Alaska chronicled in <i>Eiger Dreams,</i> by Jon Krakauer. As a young writer, Krakauer had himself climbed the east ridge, but as I soon learned, no one had ever ascended via the 6,500-foot …

Mountaineering

Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dead at 68

Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, died Thursday. He was 68.<p>His death had been expected after he wrote a heartbreaking letter to colleagues, …

Foreign Policy

The 10 Best Family Hikes in America

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …

Hiking

Vitamin D may lower colon cancer risk, especially in women, study finds

Long touted for its role in keeping bones strong — vitamin D also may be important in preventing colon cancer.<p>New research from the American Cancer Society and other public health groups finds people with higher than recommended blood levels of vitamin D have a lower risk of developing colorectal …

Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk, study finds

Higher concentrations of vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to a large international study published Thursday.<p>The researchers said the results strengthen the evidence that the vitamin may play a protective role against the disease, …

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate.<p>The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the 33-year-old graphic artist struggling with extreme light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions that create halos around bright objects and …

Medicine

11 images that show just how bizarre the Trump-Kim summit really was

A roundup of the most surreal photos from the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.<p>The meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore was one of the most significant moments in world diplomacy in recent history.<p>It was also one of the most surreal.<p>Less than a year …

Donald Trump

Summit Day: What happened at historic Trump-Kim meeting?

It was the greatest show on earth — at least for today and according to its main protagonists, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>That a global audience from Washington to Pyongyang and beyond was agape at such a once inconceivable tete-a-tete in the wake of threats of …

Donald Trump

We Compared Life Expectancy in All 50 States to Countries Around the World. The Results Are Truly Stunning

If you live in Mississippi, you have the same life expectancy as someone in Bangladesh.<p>What's the difference between living in Minnesota and living in Mississippi? About seven years.<p>It sounds like some kind of weird joke, but according to a new study, it's no laughing matter. That's because there's …

Washington State

The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: Pictures

Anthony Bourdain, Renegade Chef Who Reported From the World’s Tables, Is Dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain, whose darkly funny memoir about life in New York City restaurant kitchens made him a celebrity chef and touched off his second career as a journalist, food expert and social activist, was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in France. He was 61.<p>His death was being treated as a …

Anthony Bourdain

The most valuable vinyl records on Earth

As more and more listeners embrace the vinyl resurgence, vinyl fans around the world are increasingly on the hunt for the coolest wax to spin on …

Vinyl Records

The lost day: How we remember, and don't, the 26 hours after Robert F. Kennedy fell

<i>Lynette Ray’s mother enters her sleeping daughter’s bedroom, where last night, they sat in front of the black-and-white TV to watch coverage of the last day of the California Democratic presidential primary, and of their hero Robert Kennedy.</i><p><i>The mother holds the morning</i> Oregonian<i>, which she places</i> …

Robert F. Kennedy

Life and death on a superyacht: 'If something goes wrong, they can just raise the anchor and leave'

The captain said: ‘Don’t worry, we threw some flowers over the side and gave his belongings to the police'<p>A wall folds down to create a balcony 'because it’s very nice, when the sun’s setting in Greece, to have a massage'<p>It was seen as an inconvenience, as the boat was going on to pick up Catherine …

Boating

The Hunter Strickland-Bryce Harper brawl ended Mike Morse's career - and it could have been worse

SAN FRANCISCO — It was the brawl that ended one career, a violent collision that prevented injury to one of the game’s biggest stars, sparing another a colossal suspension, and leaving one filled with remorse.<p>It was one year ago on Tuesday that San Francisco Giants closer Hunter Strickland threw a …

Baseball

The American backyard as we know it didn't exist until after World War II

With summer so close you can almost smell the mesquite smoke wafting from your neighbor’s grill, many Americans are setting their minds to clearing …

Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams

New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff details the beloved star’s heartbreaking decline in this exclusive excerpt from Robin, his new biography.<p><i>Robin Williams’s August 2014 suicide was devastating to those who knew him best—and it also came at the end of a long and difficult decline, as this excerpt</i> …

All the puzzling things that happen to your body when you masturbate, explained by science

<b>This post is part of Mashable's</b> <b>Masturbation Week</b><b>. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of …

9 Extremely Subtle Signs You Have Too Much Inflammation In Your Body

If you're experiencing signs that your body has inflammation it may crop up in a number of different ways, and be a sign of a number of different …

Remembering the most dominant start ever

<i>When you're a right-handed pitcher from Texas, and you throw hard, and you have been tabbed as "The Next Big Thing," the comparisons are</i> …

The Surprising Origin of Chicken as a Dietary Staple

Future of Food<p>Before 1948, chicken wasn’t a mainstay of the dinner table. A contest to breed a bigger, better bird changed that.<p>In this excerpt of <i>Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats</i>, author Maryn McKenna chronicles the …

Agriculture

‘We found the needle in the haystack’: Golden State Killer suspect arrested after sudden DNA match

More than 40 years after the so-called “Golden State Killer” began terrorizing California, raping dozens of women and killing at least 12 people, authorities announced Wednesday that they had arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, charging him with capital murder, after a recent DNA match.<p>His …

Crime

Did Drinking Give Me Breast Cancer?

I thought I’d done everything right: breastfeeding my children, a careful diet, plenty of exercise. I wasn’t overweight and didn’t have a family …

What really happened at Chappaquiddick? A new movie explores the truth we’ll never know.

The grill was too small for the steaks, and the island cottage was too small for the people: six men and six women, drinking rum, vodka and scotch on a hot, breezeless night in July 1969. By the end, one of the women would be trapped in the back seat of a submerged car, as saltwater swelled around …

Ted Kennedy

Inside Jimi Hendrix’s blood-spattered record collection

You can see it on display in central London<p>If you’re ever at a loose end in central London, you could do far worse than checking out the historic …

Martin Luther King's last 31 hours: the story of his final prophetic speech

On the eve of his assassination, King delivered an improvised masterpiece, ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’. In it, the civil rights leader foresaw his own death.<p><b>While the man who</b> would assassinate him the next day was holed up in the New Rebel motel, hundreds of people were filtering into Mason …

Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Culture