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The joy of camping, without lugging a 50-pound backpack 12 miles into the forest

It’s summer camp – just without the struggle. Sarah Spagnolo at Foursquare scoped out the best cities for summer camp style getaways, whether you're the adventurous camper or the more rustic type.


Pentagon Asks Armed Volunteers at Recruiting Stations to Stand Down

The Department of Defense on Friday asked armed volunteers to stop guarding recruiting stations in the wake of last week’s deadly attack in Chattanooga.<p>"While we greatly appreciate the outpouring of support for our recruiters from the American public, we ask that individuals not stand guard at …


7 unsung American delicacies that don't get enough credit

When you go to New York City, the first thing everyone asks is whether you've eaten a slice of pizza. When you go to Philadelphia, everyone expects …

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

Shark kills diver in front of daughter off Tasmanian coast

<b>A diver has died after being attacked by a shark in front of his daughter, off the Tasmanian coast in Australia.</b><p>The pair were collecting scallops near the town of Triabunna on Saturday morning when the attack happened.<p>The woman returned to their boat with the shellfish, but became concerned after …

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The world's first plus-size supermodel is working to solve a $9 billion problem

Full-figured women are more than willing to spend money on trendy clothing items, but complain that few retailers are providing women with fashionable options that work for them.<p>Melissa Aronson, known professionally as Emme, is widely recognized as the world's first plus-size supermodel. She …

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Powerful earthquake possible in San Francisco's Hayward Fault Zone

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a big earthquake coming.<p>Tuesday's magnitude-4.0 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area caused relatively little damage, but it gave a glimpse of the potential geological threats the region could face.<p>Scientists believe there's strong evidence to suggest that a major quake will …

Natural Disasters

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …