Zachary Wrench

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Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree. But it became a nightmare.

<b>Carole Bergmann pulls</b> her small parks department SUV into an aging 1980s subdivision in Germantown, Md., and takes me to the edge of an expansive meadow. A dense screen of charcoal-gray trees stands between the open ground and the backyards of several houses. The trees are callery pears, the …

Pears

Travel like a Taipei local: 5 of the city's most unexpected surprises for visitors

See some of the historical and cultural marvels Taipei has to offer. 1. Beitou Hot Springs Beitou Thermal Valley #beitouhotspring #beitou #taiwan …

Hot Springs

The Best Lunch Boxes For Grown Men

Because your snacks need to be taken care of, too.<p>The first worksite lunch boxes were more than mere meal transporters. Heavy duty latched metal …

Here's How to Make Oat Milk

When I moved to Berlin over a year ago, one of the first, out-of-the-ordinary things I noticed at the grocery store was oat milk. I'd never seen this …

Breakfast

How America Uses its Land

America's land use is very diverse and scattered throughout the states. By using surveys, satellite images and categorizations the U.S. Department of …

Infographics

Hard Cuts: 20 Best Fixed Blade Knives

Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B Fixed Blade<p>Simple and sleek in its construction, this might be the ultimate budget fixed-blade ever built. It features a …

The Only Knife Brand Worth Buying, According to New York City Chefs

Using the right knife makes all the difference in the kitchen. If you've ever tried chopping, mincing, or julienning with the wrong knife, or one …

Knives

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, …

Public Health

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster Is Still Unfolding

In Bhopal, residents who survived the massive gas leak and those who arrived later continue to deal with the consequences.<p>In old Bhopal, not far from the small Indian city’s glitzy new shops and gorgeous lakes, is the abandoned Union Carbide factory. Here, in one ramshackle building, are hundreds …

Stunning photos show the beauty of the 19 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe

UNESCO has added 19 locations to its list of World Heritage Sites, a new cadre of sites spanning everything from temples in Korea to architecture in …

Video: Off the Beaten Path in Rolwaling Valley in Nepal

After visiting Tibet on a ski mountaineering expedition, Chris Rubens decided he wanted to spend some time exploring Nepal as well. But rather than …

Wanna Do a High Sierra Trail Thru-hike? You Will After This Film

The High Sierra Trail, a west-east route through California’s southern Sierra Nevada, isn’t particularly long at only 49 miles from the western …

5 Amazing Day Trips From Mexico City

Travel<p>Whether you're looking for adventures in nature or experiences in culture, here are five easy trips to take if you're based in Mexico City.<p>With world-renowned restaurants like Pujol, iconic local artists like Diego Rivera, and hip neighborhoods like Condesa, Mexico City is arguably the …

Everest’s Darkest Year

At 3 A.M., Lhakpa Gyalgen’s alarm went off at Base Camp, but he dozed until 3:07, when Tenzing Chottar rattled his tent fly. “He had been reading holy books and prayers,” said Lhakpa Gyalgen, who is from Thame, in Nepal, and was a lama at Kathmandu’s Kopan monastery before becoming a climber. …

The Best Mosquito Repellents, According to You

This week, we scanned Amazon’s bestseller list for the highest-rated mosquito repellents, then pulled the best, most authoritative reviews for each.<p><b>Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Natural Insect Repellent ($5)</b><p>“This stuff works fantastically. It lasts for hours and has no chemical smell. It definitely has a …

This film takes you down Alaska's Inside Passage in a wooden canoe

In 'The Passage,' a family recounts past adventures and explores the meaning of kinship on a grand Alaskan journey.<p>A single grand adventure as a …

16 Hiking Spots In The U.S. Are Completely Out Of This World

There’s nothing like shaking the cobwebs off your hiking boots and getting out into nature. When the siren call of the wilderness sounds, use our …

What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom

"I felt as though I were communing directly with a plant for the first time."<p>Paul Stamets, a mycologist I had come to visit in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula to go mushroom hunting, had a gift he wanted to give me. We were in his office, looking at some images on his computer, when he pulled …

Mushrooms

The Best Socks of 2018

Remember when a sock was just a sock? Gone are the days when your most pressing decisions were cotton or polyester, above the ankle or below. And if your dogs aren’t equipped with the latest in sock technology (it exists!), you won’t be at your PR-busting best, whether you’re running an ultra or …

Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise

The Earth is not warming. The White Cliffs of Dover are tumbling into the sea and causing sea levels to rise. Global warming is helping grow the …

Sea Level

Theory: Playboy Model Who Got $1.6 Million Had Affair With Trump, Not Broidy

Why do all the facts about Elliott Broidy’s (supposed) affair with Shera Bechard point to Donald Trump?<p>On May 2, Rudy Giuliani revealed that the …

Donald Trump

Meet the First Black Man to Summit Everest

I was atop Mount Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, when the 11,385-foot volcano started launching geysers of red lava into the air. “Follow in my footsteps, Jessica,” said my teammate Sibusiso Vilane, who appeared out of nowhere. Being a novice climber, I sighed with relief. Vilane …

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

Tokyo guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Japan's capital city

It’s easy to get lost in Tokyo. Home to massive skyscrapers, neon-lit signs, owl and maid cafes, anime shops, countless restaurants and karaoke bars, …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

A Japanese woman tried to save a man’s life in the sumo ring, but was ordered away for being ‘unclean’

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — The Japan Sumo Association apologized Thursday after a sumo judge ordered women, including a physician, out of the ring while trying to administer first aid to a mayor after he collapsed — because women are considered “ritually …

Sports Betting

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

100 Jokes And Memes About Millennials That Will Have You Laughing And Crying For Hours

You'll never own a home if you keep buying all that avocado toast.

Jokes

Ultimate Buying Guide And The 7 Best Recommended Camping Hammocks 2018

Here is a feature comparison of my top rated camping hammocks with full reviews and our buying guide below.<p>Best Camping Hammocks<p>Material:<p>Proprietary …