Nearly 90 percent of visitors to a major national park highly valued the night sky and wanted the National Park Service to take steps to reduce light pollution. The study also established a threshold below which visitors found light pollution of the night skies unacceptable, a standard park staff can manage toward using a variety of strategies in and out of the park.
Netflix’s first foray into prestige drama seems to be off to a good start. Beasts of No Nation premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week, immediately attracting high praise for leads Idris Elba and Abraham Attah and director Cary Fukunaga. Show More Summary
The so called High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee was refueled a few weeks ago, and the lab posted great images of the process. And what images! Read more...
It's a perfect Friday on the TODAY plaza, as country superstar Brad Paisley kicks off Labor Day weekend in high style.
A new Monmouth poll puts Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at 30 percent nationally. Trump is up four points from early August. Jeb Bush who had been in second place with Trump, has dropped four points to 8 percent, giving up his position in second place to Ben Carson. Show More Summary
The ranks of UC freshmen from other states and nations will rise substantially this fall at the Irvine, Davis and San Diego campuses, even as the controversially high numbers of non-Californians will remain about the same as last year at UCLA and UC Berkeley, new enrollment numbers show.
I wanted to feel sheltered under the cathedral of his voice, to feel, always, the way his songs made me feel.
A good security system would seem essential for the federal repository holding virtually all of the nation’s highly enriched uranium, a key ingredient of nuclear weapons, just outside Knoxville,Tenn. But the high-tech system installed...Show More Summary
National Geographic Traveler features editor Amy Alipio recently returned from a long weekend with her young daughter in Amsterdam. Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words.
Donald Trump may have reached a new national high point of 30% in the Monmouth University poll released Thursday. But the big news to come out of the new survey is all about Ben Carson.
President Obama’s decision that the federal government will now call what was formerly Mount McKinley, the continent’s highest peak, by its older, First Nations name of Denali, which means “The High One,” caused some hysteria this week, though mostly among the predictably hysterical. Show More Summary
Two Chicago protesters who have been fasting for 17 days over the future of a local high school traveled to Washington D.C. this week to take their fight to the national stage. The protesters, joined by civil rights leaders and the presidents...Show More Summary
For some six years, the pecking order for U.S. men’s national team goalkeepers remained the same: Tim Howard was the starter, Brad Guzan was a highly qualified second choice and a rotating collection of players filled out the depth chart. Howard’s sterling performance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil reinforced that arrangement. As long […]
Nabil Bentaleb was one of the high profile players to withdraw from Algeria’s international squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Lesotho on Sunday. Bentaleb has had a mixed start to the new Premier League season. A...Show More Summary
Scores of e-mails sent by Clinton contained highly confidential national security information from the beginning, even if they weren’t marked by a classification authority until later. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Wrestling coach Mike Powell drew national attention as the force behind the Oak Park and River High School wrestling program that took students from the street to the mat and won multiple championships. Coach Powell, himself a wrestling champion and graduate of the Chicago-area school, went on to become an All-American at Indiana. Show More Summary
Expectations are high for the Virginia Tech Hokies in 2015. Tech, coming off three consecutive lackluster years, opens the season on Labor Day night in Blacksburg against defending national champion Ohio State. If the Hokies can upset...Show More Summary
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After oil prices hit a record high in July 2008, the tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands was forced to declare an economic emergency since around 90 percent of its energy needs were met by imported petroleum products.
The #FightForDyett has drawn national attention to the plight of a single neighborhood high school. In 2012, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced one of the largest waves of school closures in American history, with the majority of schools...Show More Summary
The middle parts of the Sierra Nevada are kind of the great unknown of the Sierra Nevada (at least to me, but I suspect many others, too). It's not that the region between the mostly alpine national parks and the highly touristy Mother Lode is a wilderness. Show More Summary