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The First Electric Single From Japandroids’ New Album Is The Sound Of Freedom

Japandroids don’t do subtlety.<p>The rock duo’s songs, in their hard-chugging, heart-on-their-sleeves, shotgunning-beers glory, are big, bold, and brash — they could be described as all-caps “AMERICA,” if guitarist Brian King and drummer David Prowse didn’t hail from Canada. In the four years since</i> …

South Indian Lentil Stew [Vegan] - One Green Planet

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This Climate Change Memorial Will Slowly Disappear As Sea Levels Rises

As the water rises, the trees in the Climate Chronograph will drown and die, leaving behind stumps to remind us of the damage caused by our warming planet.<p>The D.C. park that holds the Jefferson Memorial might be an early victim of climate change. As an island built on reclaimed land, it has been …

Not-So-Beaten Paths: 11 Lesser-Known Hikes in Popular National Parks

Hit the trail and avoid the crowds! NPCA staff selected 11 lesser-known hikes in some of the country’s most popular parks.<p><b>1. South Fork Skokomish</b> …

The scientist who first warned us about climate change says it’s way worse than we thought

James Hansen should know this better than most — he warned of this whole thing before Congress in 1988, when he was director of NASA's Institute for Space Studies. At the time, the world was experiencing its warmest five-month run since we started recording temperatures 130 years earlier.<p>Hansen …

Climate Change

An unhealthy obsession with p-values is ruining science

Over the past couple of years, Stanford meta-researcher John Ioannidis and several colleagues have been working on a paper that should make any nerd think twice about p-values, those tests of statistical significance that are now commonly perceived as a signal of a study's worth.<p>Their paper, …

George Mason University

NAACP, Urban League Join President Obama, Congress for Equity in National Parks

Beyond America's sophisticated interconnected highway system lies an enchanted land of scenic beauty, verdant forests and the pristine sacredness Christopher Columbus might have encountered when he landed in the New World. When I experienced it for the first time I was touched to the depth of my …

National Parks

Setting Aside Half the Earth for ''Rewilding'': The Ethical Dimension

Wildlife corridors: four propsals to "rewild" portions of North America. (Photo: Smithsonian Institute)<p>A much-anticipated book in conservation and …

Ecology

These 4 Gadgets Will Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly

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Virtual Reality

Jumping Spiders Among 22 New Species Added to Hawai’i Park List

Changing Planet<p>With the numbers still coming in from scientists, the 24-hour BioBlitz in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has so far formally identified more than 400 species. Jumping spiders were among at least 22 species until now not recorded for the park.<p>The official report presented at the end …

Invasive species will save us: The new way we must think about the environment now

Nature no longer congregates where we expect to find it — so conservationists must radically rethink priorities<p>Around the world, nature is moving to the cities. “Ecological novelty pervades the urban environment,” says Michael Perring of the University of Western Australia. Gardens and cemeteries, …

Ecology

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Sleep

How does it feel to look like a fitness model?

“I want to look like athlete A, or fitness model B or swimsuit model C” is something that the Genesis Gym team hears quite often as a goal of a new …

Workout Without Weights to Build Muscle

Build Muscle, Workout, Workout Without Weights to Build Muscle<p>Workout Without Weights for a Strong and Muscular Body<p>Most people think that the only …

12 Things to Know If You Got a Drone for Christmas

Today’s distinguished youths have Christmas present palates far too refined to enjoy infantilizing <i>Frozen</i> paraphernalia.<p>“It’s that time of year when …

Drones

Got a personal drone for Christmas? Use with caution

Privacy rules, airliners and nearby diners – the hazards for 2014’s must-have gadget<p>Families who unwrapped a personal drone on Christmas Day will have to be careful not to enter a minefield of regulations if they try and put their new purchase into use on Boxing Day.<p>Drones, sometimes referred to as …

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for …

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Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) Thrilled by the news that the Southeastern Cave Conservancy has purchased one of the jewels of the Southeast! I have photographed Stephen’s Gap as part of a @natgeo story on TAG. At the time the cave was owned by a family that protected it but wrestled with the cost of ownership. It will now be set aside for generations to enjoy, but it still has to be paid for. Go to http://www.scci.org to donate. @thephotosociety #cave

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Cooking