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Hawaii Sees Fewer Humpback Whales Returning for Winter

Humpback whales are one of Hawaii’s many tourist draws, but this year experts say fewer of them than usual have returned to the state’s warm waters …

Humongous sea spiders from Antarctica are baffling scientists

If you're reading this, you probably aren't a spider, and may even have a strong aversion toward eight-legged, web-weaving creepy crawlies — especially giant ones.<p>However, we regret to inform you that spiders of epic proportions are more than just the stuff of fiction, and do indeed walk among …

Biology

Hawaii canoe hits halfway mark in round-the-world voyage

HONOLULU (AP) — The Polynesian voyaging canoe that is guided solely by nature as it circles the globe has reached South Africa, the halfway point on …

South Africa

Sarah Parcak wins $1 million TED prize to unlock secrets of ancient civilizations

<b>(CNN) —</b> An archaeologist who detects civilizations lost to the sands of time is the winner of the $1 million TED Prize for 2016.<p>Sarah Parcak, an associate professor at the University of Alabama, has spent the last several years using satellites, initially designed for use by the military, to …

Rugby player suffers horrific ear injury (WARNING: Graphic content)

Injuries are part and parcel of sport but rugby certainly has its fair share of gruesome ones.<p>The close contact, physical nature of the game makes it …

Friend of Marine Vet Jailed in Iran Unloads on Obama: ‘I Am Absolutely Appalled and I am Disgusted’

The friend of an American Marine veteran imprisoned in Iran on spying charges lashed out at President Barack Obama Thursday night, saying he was “disgusted” by his “lack of effort in getting him back.”<p>Amir Hekmati has been held in the Islamic Republic for three years on charges that he was acting …

Indians head into 2015 with deep roster, World Series hopes

<i>This week, SI.com is previewing all 30 MLB teams, counting down to the No. 1 team in the league. At No. 5: the Cleveland Indians.</i><p><b>2014 Record and</b> …

Deerfield site of the first heroin OD reversal by police with naloxone

Deerfield authorities said they used a substance that reverses the effects of heroin to stop a woman from overdosing on Christmas Day — marking the first time naloxone has been used by police in Lake County.<p>Officers had been dispatched to a residence after a caller said that a 29-year-old visitor …

Patagonia: The Wild Place at the End of the World

The southernmost region of South America is huge in every way: Patagonia is twice the size of California and home to some of the biggest landscapes and adventures on the planet. Head south for stunning landscapes, ridiculous fishing, rugged trekking, roadside asados, and a 100 percent chance of …

She Has a $2 Million Bounty on Her Head — This Might Be Where to Find Her

President Obama’s move this week to normalize relations with Cuba could translate into a $2 million bonanza for someone.<p>The communist country has been harboring a wanted terrorist since the mid-80s.<p>Image: FBI.gov<p>Joanne Chesimard — highlighted above and also known as Assata Shakur — was a member of …

Mathematician Thinks There’s a Way to Pick Your Lotto Numbers With a Greater Chance to Win

Aside from the Hollywood portrayal of time travelers going to the future to pirate winning lottery numbers, picking the correct combination for a winning ticket is generally accepted to be a matter of luck. But a new study, arguing that not all combinations of numbers have the same probability, …

5 Hot New Fishing Lures to Try This Season

We put 10 top bass guides on the water with 10 all-new bass baits to find out which ones are worth buying -- and which you can leave on the shelf. We …

Denver Barbarians Rugby

Denver Barbarians would like to welcome New sponsors for the 2014 season. Ethos Roofing and Restoration and Steinlager. Thanks to these great …

An Olympic Swimmer's History of Freediving and Spearfishing in Hawai'i

From his appearance, you couldn't tell Sonny Tanabe apart from any other older Japanese gentleman in Hawaii. But a long time ago, Sonny was a member of the U.S. Olympic team that competed in Melbourne in 1956. And since the days he dove for coins off a bridge in Hawaii, he's been an avid freediver …

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The 7 Best Island Escapes

7 Perfect Island Getaways Around the Globe<p>From cheap hideaways to epic fishing and diving spots, we dug up seven crowd-free island escapes for every type of adventurer.<p>Water World: Maalifushi, Maldives<p>7 incredible island getaways from around the globe<p>The English word atoll comes from ­Dhivehi, the …

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New galaxy 'most distant' yet discovered

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1022000/1022239_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534299077_7261b7627ac99446480c4df92ddf701f<p><b>An international team of astronomers has detected the most distant galaxy yet.</b><p>The galaxy is about 30 billion light-years away and is …

Universe

See a giant 18-foot oarfish that was discovered off the coast in California

May 13,2014<p>A marine science instructor at the Catalina Island Marine Institute in California got perhaps the biggest catch of her lifetime when she came across an 18-foot oarfish while snorkeling on Sunday. Jasmine Santana was about about 2 miles from Avalon, California when she noticed the large …

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The Boomtown, the Gringo, the Girl, and Her Murder

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, is a fishing-and-tourist town of colorfully painted wooden homes laid out on lazy Pacific-coast streets where bicycles outnumber vehicles, where kids set up goal markers out of rocks for afternoon games of <i>fútbol</i>, where locals pass the evenings exchanging gossip on their …