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Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

British Columbia has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics. The stage is being set for a civil rights clash. Cryonicists say they will challenge the law in court, citing it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal of trying to live indefinitely.

Canada's Best Kept Secret

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.26.2014 | Travel

Oh, Canada. Who knew you were hiding this gem from us? Formerly known as the "The Queen Charlotte Islands," Haida Gwaii is an ancient Canadian arc...

A Different Way of Thinking About Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

A Charleston, South Carolina man who thought he had pretty good health insurance may miss work today, as he has several times already this year, becau...

The Geography of Justin Bieber Fever in North America

Ryan Nickum | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Ryan Nickum

When deciding where to live, there's no shortage of considerations, particularly when it comes to the musical tastes of your neighbors. Before movin...

Heli-Skiing Is the Best Drug I Have Ever Taken

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Maybe it's the altitude, but heli-skiing is like the best drug I have never taken, and it's certainly as addictive. I want to go back again and again. And it's probably the most dangerous and expensive drug I have ever tried, as well. This is not a sport for sane people.

Top 10 Extreme Skiing Spots

Cheapflights | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

For some, performances at the Olympics are great to marvel at from the couch while; for others, they are motivation to take on a challenge and step outside the comfort zone. If you fall into the latter camp, this list is for you.

WATCH: 3 Seconds A Day On 2,600 Mile Hike From California To Canada

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

After four and a half months and a mind-boggling 2,600 miles, Tyler Fox not only has a story to tell, but video to prove he has been on the hiking adv...

Wolf's Howl Still Echoes

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Roadside Oil Boom North Dakota's oil boom could be seen in this farmer's field on the Bakken Formation, one of hundreds I saw along with fires burn...

The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful minimum wage campaigns spread across the country, and the number of states allowing gay marriage doubled.

20 Coziest Countryside Getaways in North America and Europe

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

A drop in temperature isn't all bad though, because it means cuddling up to a fire and sipping hot cocoa (or something stiffer).

Work Together When Washington Can't: New Partnerships Will Lead Fight Against Climate Change

Tom Steyer | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

That's 53 million people and GDP of $2.8 trillion. So it's not a stretch to say the new Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy will make a huge difference for the entire country. And guess what? Congress had nothing to do with it.

West Coast Governors Vow To Combat Climate Change

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The governors of Pacific coastal U.S. states and a Canadian province on Monday vowed to collectively combat cl...

On Teaching the Work of Alice Munro

Daniel Pena | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Daniel Pena

Alice Munro's writing, like all great writing, teaches us to be human. It engages big questions in small spaces: What does it mean to be regional? What does it mean to be Canadian? What does it mean to be a mother? What does it mean to be betrayed?

Sockeye Salmon Sushi: Use a Geiger Counter

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Does elevated, uncontrolled radiation gush--as from an artery--out of Japan's maimed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and into the Pacific Ocean?

Actively Getting to Know Western Canada

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Mexico has its playas, the Caribbean its beat, but Americans are prone to overlook the charms of the neighbor to the north. Calgary and Vancouver both enjoy natural beauty and proximity to water, assets that have been incorporated into the life of the city.

You Haven't Seen This Much Tail Since 'Free Willy'

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

A large pod of orcas were spotted making their way through Active Pass, just off the shores of Galiano Island in British Columbia. This pod just keeps...

New Heights

Mark Sissons | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Whether you're zipping, climbing or swinging through the forest, Whistler's new Superfly outdoor adventure adds up to a day of high flying fun where once only eagles dared soar in one of North America's most picturesque natural settings.

Public Pianos and the Urbanist Dividend

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Given the right context, the simplest urban intervention enlivens public space, reaps enormous value and fosters fundamental, human expression and curiosity. The public piano trend is among the latest of the many pop-up catalysts now popular in small city spaces.

Trailblazing Study Ties Ancient DNA To Living People

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

What if you could trace your ancestry back to around 5,000 years ago? Researchers were able to do just that in a fascinating new DNA study, which foun...

Climate Change This Week: Jet Stream Extremes, Nano Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

2001-2010 Hottest Decade On Record, With 'Unprecedented High-Impact Climate Extremes' says the World Meteorological Organization, report Ryan Koronows...

Canadian Police Foil Bomb Plot At BC Legislature

AP | JEREMY HAINSWORTH | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

SURREY, British Columbia — Police in Canada have arrested and charged a man and woman with terrorism for attempting to leave pressure cooker bom...

Best Places to Glamp

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Are you fond of the great outdoors ... minus the mosquitoes, the dirt and the whole sleeping bag situation? If so, you might be more of a "glamper" than a camper. Leave your sleeping bag and your tent at home, and get ready not to rough it in the great outdoors.

Where to Hit the Slopes This Summer

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Strap on your ski gear and get ready for an encore of winter. Here are the best places to hit the slopes this summer.

The I-5 Bridge Collapse and the Urgency of Fixing Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Brian Levin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

These bridges are ticking time bombs in dire need of repair. A collapse has the potential to rival the most destructive acts of terror, with the ability to kill thousands of people at once, from commuters to school children to truck drivers.

Places We've Left Behind

Global Yodel | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Have you ever stumbled upon an abandoned building and experienced a sense of wonder? What was this? Who built it? Do the people who used to live, work or go to school here care that it's now a crumbling shell? Here's a collection of places that have been abandoned.