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A GPS-Tracked Prairie Chicken Has Wandered 1,180 Miles Since April

The winding journeys of prairie chicken No. 112 make your Fitbit step count look like chump change.<p>A female prairie chicken is putting all other summer road trips to shame. Her circular jaunts around Iowa and Missouri added up to 1,180 miles between April and August--more than 200 miles a …

Scientific American declares it’s against GMO labeling

The magazine’s editors came out as pro-genetically modified foods<p>Adding to the growing contention that to be anti-GMO is to be anti-science, Scientific American is throwing its support behind the technology. In their most recent print issue, the editors of the long-running popular science magazine …

The truth stings: Still no answers for collapsing bee colonies

The honeybee die-off crisis is jeopardizing America’s food supply, yet we’re still no closer to solving the problem<p>In 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, <i>OnEarth</i> contributing editor Sharon Levy visited a farm in California’s Sierra foothills and let honeybees swarm all over her body. …

Grizzly bears wound 4 in and near Yellowstone

A couple of violent encounters with grizzly bears in and near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have left four people wounded.<p>In the first incident, a sow grizzly lunged at a group of four hikers in Yellowstone after a grizzly cub met them on a trail Thursday morning, the National Park Service …

Navy steps up efforts to protect burrowing owls at weapons base

Five juvenile burrowing owls flapped across a salt marsh at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station on a recent weekday, matching the loops and curves of dragonflies and moths before snatching their prey midair.<p>Soon, the owls will be feasting on larger prey, including lizards, rodents and birds. That …

A Chef's Guide to Eating in Nashville

<i>We're always on the lookout for a restaurant that captures the spirit and era of a city. Nashville's Rolf and Daughters is one of those places. It's thoughtful but not fussy, delicious but not rich, tucked inside an old factory that's both industrial and warm. So we figured Fathom contributor and</i> …

The Arts

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>This week, we're feeling especially drawn to gorgeous photographs -- if you're anything like us, you think there's nothing better than a beautiful …

Private Equity Fund Eyes The Business Of Pot

A couple of guys with serious investment banking experience are moving into the marijuana business. They've launched the first multimillion-dollar private equity fund devoted entirely to what they like to call the "cannabis space."<p>It started when Brendan Kennedy was working at the Silicon Valley …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity

How to jailbreak an Apple TV 2

What you'll need<p>An Apple TV 2<p>A Micro USB cable that's no longer than 1 m (3.3 ft) or the jailbreak won't work<p>Physical Apple TV remote control<p>The …

Castro in plea deal: 'I'm addicted to pornography'

Ariel Castro told a Cleveland judge Friday that he has a "sexual problem" and is "addicted to pornography" after accepting a plea deal on kidnapping, rape and murder charges that will keep him imprisoned for the rest of his life.<p>In his most extensive public comments since his May 6 arrest, a …

The CIA wants to know how to control the climate

The US Central Intelligence Agency isn't just interested in gathering intelligence on foreign powers and enemies. As it turns out, Langley is also investigating the feasibility of altering the environment to fight the effects of climate change. The CIA is currently funding, in part, a $630,000 …

Free school meals kill Indian children

At least 20 children have died and up to 30 more are seriously ill after eating free meals at a primary school in eastern India.<p>The children, aged …

US under pressure to bring federal charges against George Zimmerman

The Obama administration was facing intense pressure on Monday to bring a federal prosecution against George Zimmerman, acquitted of murdering the …

The Guppie Knife Adds A Suite Of Tools To Your Keychain

There are two types of people in this world: Those who are prepared, and those who are not. Those who are prepared tend to keep tools on their …

Apple Asks Retail Employees for iPhone Sales Advice

Apple has sent out a memo to its international Apple Retail Employees, asking for innovative ideas on how to improve the iPhone, the retail store environment, and company sales techniques. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>, the message was distributed late last week.<p>Employees are asked to submit an idea, which …

The 12 best cars under $30K

A dozen cars that can raise the pulse of any enthusiast, for not much coin.<p>The average price of a new car is now over $30,000. That is a not-insignificant chunk of change, and we know that you can drive away from a dealer in something new and fun for less money. A long discussion among the <i>R&T</i> staff …

Classic Cars

What Created These Mystery Radio Waves From Another Galaxy?

Scientists find more mysterious flares of radio waves emanating from far beyond the Milky Way. What could have caused them?<p><i>CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope, which has been used to confirm a population of Fast Radio Bursts, is shown superimposed on an image showing the distribution of gas in our</i> …

Universe

Party Popper: Build This Mini-Pyrotechnic

No dangerous explosives here: Our design uses compressed air to launch bursts of festive confetti, livening up any bash.<p><b>In fireworks lingo, a mine is a device that</b> shoots sparks out of a mortar tube. No dangerous explosives here; instead we utilized everyday party poppers to launch colorful trails …

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD Test Drive

Don't let the tartan seat covers fool you. The Golf GTD isn't a diesel-powered clone of the GTI—it's a car with character and an appeal all its own.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> NA<p><b>Base Price:</b> $27,000 to $28,000 (est.)<p><b>Competitors:</b> Ford Focus ST, Volkswagen GTI, Audi A3, Mini Cooper S.<p><b>Powertrains:</b> Turbocharged …

Audi Gets 'em While They're Young

It's not often I'm able to review a product that's aimed squarely at my heartstrings, but when my one and a half year-old son audibly gasped as a small red Audi emerged from a curiously sized box left at my doorstep, I knew all objectivity was lost.<p>Equipped with quiet 5-spoke rotor wheels, a …

Where to Find Reclaimed Wood

Salvaged older wood can add warmth and character to your home—if you know where to look for it.<p>Salvaged older wood can add warmth and character to your home—if you know where to look for it.

Palouse Falls

The 16 Best BBQ Spots In 13 Cities Around The US

From New York to Chicago to L.A., Zagat scoured the States for the shining stars of barbecue around America.<p>Here are 16 barbecue spots in 13 cities around the country you need to try this summer.

Texas

Jaguar Project 7 Concept

An F-type with one less seat, more power, and the awesome cranked to 11.<p>Jaguar ran a camo’d F-type prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year, so bringing a production model to the 2013 event would be so . . . lame. Enter the Project 7, a chopped, lowered, and gutted F-type roadster that …

Le Mans