"One never goes

so far as when one

doesn't know

where one is


-johann wolfgang von goethe

African Queen
With fewer than twenty left, Africa's great "tusker" elephants are a dying breed. Fortunately, British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has a knack for capturing magnificent mammals on film. Tom Murray for Insider.

They track airfares so you don't have to.

Alpental Ski Resort
An hour east of Seattle, Alpental boasts 300 acres of mostly vertical indulgence.

See towering waves of ice as if frozen in time.

Avocados growing menace to chefs. Refinery29 explains.

Beachcomber Inn
Surprisingly affordable accommodations on the Monterey Peninsula adjacent to Asilomar State Beach.

Big Bang Theory
New quantum equation holds universe has always existed.

The Big Board
Market fuss.

Washington leads the states with 537 "credible" Bigfoot sightings. Department of Transportation image would make it 538. Ed Mazza with the tally for HuffPost.

Drive a diesel, save the planet.

Black Diamond
An hour southeast of Seattle lies the historic mining town of Black Diamond.

Black Hole Selfie
The Event Horizon Telescope - an array of eight radio telescopes around the globe - captures first-ever telescopic image of black hole, and it's a monster. Corey S. Powell for MACH.

An hour ferry ride from Seattle lies Bremerton and the Puget Sound Navy Museum.

Cannibalistic Geography
Volcanic island devours neighbor. Megan Gannon for Live Science.

Things to do and see when visiting the resort community of Chelan, Washington.

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Featuring works of renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass retrospective is out of this world.

Colima Volcano
Time-lapse video catches volcanic peak as it blows its top. Michael Walsh for Yahoo News.

Coronal Mass Ejection
The nice folks at Just Explain It shed some light on solar storms

Cosmic Dandruff
Astronomers discover new moon orbiting Earth, unusual, but not rare. Professor David Rothery spells it out for The Conversation.

Cosmic Distance Record
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away . . . Mary Bowerman explains Hubble's historic feat for USA Today.

Cosmic Flash
Mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs) may be connected to alien travel, at least in theory. Mike Wall for SPACE.com.

Couple's Retreat
Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner shares her stay as a same-sex couple on a straight-sex vacation property for Cond'e Nast Traveler.

COVID-19 Relief
How to make sure you don't miss out on your share of the consolation money. IRS.

COVID-19 Trip Planner
Updated interactive maps and stats from The New York Times.

Crazy Horse
The official site of memorial to famed Lakota chief.

Crystal Mountain
Spectacular views of Mt. Rainier help make this the biggest little ski resort in Washington state.

'Cthulhu' fossil
Scientists discover fossilized monster of H.P. Lovecraft fame. Ed Mazza for HuffPost.

Curly Redwood Lodge
When life grabs you by the short and curlys . . . Our favorite motel in Crescent City, California.

Data Breach
After hacking of major credit bureau Equifax, the Federal Trade Commission offers steps for damage control.

Data Dump
Tips for backing up and deleting personal information on popular devices. Daniel Howley for Yahoo Finance.

Decoding FICO
Improving your FICO score is an exercise in counter-intuitivity. Barry Paperno for Credit.com.

Doo-Wop Architecture
Step back to the 1950s with Wildwood, New Jersey's kitschy-themed motels.

El Santuario de Chimayo
Sight of an apparition around the turn of the 19th century, no visit is complete without some holy dirt!

Foolproof Grilling
Reader's Digest's guide to backyard cooking.

G Gordon Lindy
Our very own picture gallery.

Things to do and see in the Hawaiian Islands.

Our infatuation with Hawaii continues with this great tool: The Ulukau Hawaiian Electronic Library. Aloha.

Heads of State
On a recycling lot in Virginia, stand 42 huge crumbling busts of past US presidents because a man named Howard Hankins didn't do what he was told. Take the picture tour, or book a visit in person before they're gone.

Hippy ID
Bored with your name? Get a new one.

French racer-turned-inventor Franky Zapata takes us back to the future on his Flyboard Air.

Iffy Shades of Gray
Study suggests link between heart disease and gray hair, sort of. Korin Miller for Yahoo.

The official website of Islands magazine. Escape!

Kensington Runestone
Found in 1898 near the settlement of Kensington, Minnesota, and controversial ever since, the stone serves as proof to locals that Big Ole and his marauding Viking crew beat Columbus to the New World.

Things to do and see in the historic town of Ketchikan, Alaska.

Khan Academy
A free online education system with a fresh approach. Hey, Bill Gates likes it.

Lake Tahoe
Heaven on Earth: An elevation of 10,067 feet and a descent of 5.5 miles on 92 runs make Heavenly ski resort at Lake Tahoe the best in the West.

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Large Quasar Group
No, it's not the name of the latest telecom merger. But it is the largest known structure in the universe - so big it's turning cosmological theory on its ear. Brought to you by the nice folks at SPACE.com.

A freakishly Bavarian village nestled in Washington states central Cascade Mountains.

Where the locals are referred to as "Lillibillies," and a fabricated story is a "Lilliwhopper."

Long Bets
An arena for making competitive predictions. Proceeds benefit charities picked by the winning bettors.

Longevity Geography
The nations in the top ten for life expectancy tend to share two key factors: diet and wealth. Yahoo maps it out.

Take a photo tour of the northernmost town in the world, home to the Doomsday Seed Vault and a human population outnumbered by bears. Tom Murray for Insider.

Lost in Space
Israel's Beresheet spacecraft lost in final moments of lunar landing attempt. Devin Coldewey for TechCrunch on why - despite failure - it's a win for space exploration.

Lost Treasures
A pictorial of lost, stolen or misplaced artifacts experts say are real. Get your hunt on!

Lucky Numbers
The official lottery results for all Washington state numbers games.

Magick 8-ball
Got a question? Ask Princess Maryjane's Magick 8-ball.

Martian Chronicles
Scientists believe Mars may currently be habitable. Rod Pyle for SPACE.com.

Martian Waterfront
View radar map of the red planet's frozen ocean.

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
An awesome tour to the top of one of the world's tallest volcanoes.

'Metrosexual' Quiz
Are you a "metrosexual"? Take the quiz.

Mill Bay Casino
Get the skinny on Chelan's favorite little casino.

A small town with a big lake and friendly people who celebrate every July the destruction of Main Street by a tornado in 1970.

Miracle Spices
Blythe Copeland dishes the dirt for TreeHugger.

Mission Ridge
Snow reports for Mission Ridge Ski Resort.

Moon Shots
The many moons we share our solar system with. Photo essay.

Mount Pilchuck
Ease of accessibility make this one of the most popular summits in Western Washington.

Mr. Picassohead
Create your own masterpiece.

Mt. Bachelor
The best skiing in Oregon. Period.

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