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The Great Arctic Melt Opens Up A Lot Of Questions

Can we answer them before it's too late?<p><i>The Great Melt: This animation of images taken over time by NASA satellites shows Arctic sea ice declining for the past 30 years. The year to year rate of decline 11.5 percent per decade. Via The Bridge. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization</i> …

George Steinmetz’s Eye From the Sky

What is it like strapping yourself into the equivalent of a leaf blower, getting a running start, then taking off into the air with a camera in your hand?<p>“You have 180-degree horizontal and vertical visibility and you’re going about 27 or 28 miles per hour. You don’t need a plexiglass windscreen in …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Tourist's Comedy Gets Stone-Cold British Guard To Crack A Smile

)<p>This guy would make Mr. Bean proud.<p>Identified only as "Yankel," the tourist succeeded in getting a member of the Queen's Guard -- famous for their ability to keep a straight face -- to crack a smile while he stood watch outside one of London's royal residences.<p>A YouTube video of the encounter …

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Japan's hunts threaten some dolphins and whales with extinction, says EIA

Japan's hunts of smaller whales, dolphins and porpoises threaten some populations with extinction, an environmental group said on Thursday.<p>Catch quotas are based on data collected as much as 20 years ago and some populations have been overhunted beyond the point of recovery, the Environmental …

22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

What You Need To Know About Vaccinations And Medication Before Traveling Abroad

Before traveling abroad, many people have questions about how to protect themselves from foreign bacterial or viral illnesses. The threat of infection can be scary for travelers, but supplied with all the right information, they can vastly improve their odds at staying safe.<p>The first step a …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Mountains for Mortals: 7 of America's Best Summits for Beginners

Anyone who's spent even a little time in the mountains has pictured it: You're a couple hours into your hike; panoramas of sweeping valleys and jagged cliff lines consume your gaze. You wipe a bead of sweat off your brow as you climb higher and higher, each step bringing you closer to the …