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Dinosaur cannibalism was real, and Colorado paleontologists have the bones to prove it
August 13, 2020

Dinosaur cannibalism was real, and Colorado paleontologists have the bones to prove it

Some Allosaurus living in ancient Colorado weren’t picky eaters.

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What would happen if you fell into a black hole?
June 03, 2020

What would happen if you fell into a black hole?

If you search “black hole” on the internet, at least one of the top results will claim to tell you what could happen if a person fell into one.

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You broke a bone in the middle of nowhere. Now what?
May 28, 2020

You broke a bone in the middle of nowhere. Now what?

Picture this: While descending a precarious slope, you lose your balance, land awkwardly on a rock, and your foot wrenches sideways.

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11 Gross Animals You Can Eat in a Survival Situation
May 15, 2020

11 Gross Animals You Can Eat in a Survival Situation

These meats might not be appetizing, but they sure beat the heck out of starving.

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The Science Behind Snakebites
May 04, 2020

The Science Behind Snakebites

Certain weather increases likelihood of rattlesnake bites.

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Why Doesn’t Anyone Live on the Moon Yet?
March 30, 2020

Why Doesn’t Anyone Live on the Moon Yet?

Solar storms, sharp sand, and near-weightlessness are just the tip of the iceberg.

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How Fear Affects Your Body
March 25, 2020

How Fear Affects Your Body

Fright in the flesh.

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How to prepare for a viral outbreak like COVID-19
March 19, 2020

How to prepare for a viral outbreak like COVID-19

Viruses love us. That’s a fact.

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The Stormtrooper Corps Kinda Sucks
March 03, 2020

The Stormtrooper Corps Kinda Sucks

As you probably already know, The Stormtrooper Corps kind of sucks and on multiple levels too: from weapons, tactics, armor and even leadership, the Stormtrooper Corps just plain awful.

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How to Survive an Elephant Attack
February 12, 2020

How to Survive an Elephant Attack

I met Buzz Charlton in 1992, on a safari in Zimbabwe when he was a 19-year-old apprentice PH. Buzz’s father was a professional hunter in Kenya, and Buzz has hunted since he was a boy.

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9 Wild Facts About the Bald Eagle
January 30, 2020

9 Wild Facts About the Bald Eagle

Here are a few more reasons to admire this iconic bird

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How to Fight off a Bear, Lion, and Wolfpack with a Knife
January 22, 2020

How to Fight off a Bear, Lion, and Wolfpack with a Knife

If a wild animal—or even a pack of wild animals—attacks you, a knife might be your only defense. Here's how to fight back

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Lessons I learned with the M240 Machine Gun
January 16, 2020

Lessons I learned with the M240 Machine Gun

From weight to myths. The Cannae SMG leans into his experience as a 0331 in the USMC with the M240 medium machine gun.

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10 of the Most Venomous Snakes in the World
January 08, 2020

10 of the Most Venomous Snakes in the World

From rattlers to sea serpents, these snakes deliver a seriously potent—and toxic—cocktail of venom, bite for bite

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A Wilderness Called Target
December 31, 2019

A Wilderness Called Target

You can learn a lot about people by wandering around big-box stores

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The Art of Packing a Load
December 16, 2019

The Art of Packing a Load

Two great inventions make hauling stuff in the outdoors infinitely easier: the pack basket and the pack frame.

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Whiz-Bang Military Gear of Yesteryear
December 04, 2019

Whiz-Bang Military Gear of Yesteryear

All-purpose soap, jungle boots, and both a hammock and sleeping bag ideal for being stabbed in

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How to Make A Backcountry Thanksgiving Feast
November 15, 2019

How to Make A Backcountry Thanksgiving Feast

Folks headed to the backcountry for Thanksgiving can feast on turkey and all the trimmings.

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The Prehistoric Sportsman: How to Hunt a T-Rex
November 01, 2019

The Prehistoric Sportsman: How to Hunt a T-Rex

Behold—the Prehistoric Sportsman! This is a new, just-for-fun series we’ll be running from time to time in which we ask our experts to channel their inner-caveman and explain how they’d go about hunting, or fishing for, critters that’ve been long gone

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Courage Past Vs. Courage Present in the Armed Forces
October 15, 2019

Courage Past Vs. Courage Present in the Armed Forces

The Civil War demanded of soldiers a level of bravery and fortitude we can scarcely imagine today

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The Army’s Mysterious New 6.8mm Cartridge
September 15, 2019

The Army’s Mysterious New 6.8mm Cartridge

Soldiers will get a new rifle and round, but the Army’s small-arms acquisition record is hit and miss

I wish the Army well. Looking back on its small-arms acquisition program, I think they could use some luck. Or competence. Let’s look at the record.

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The desert surrounding Zion National Park features lots of opportunity for adventure, such as riding ATVs.
August 15, 2019

7 Unique and Exhilarating Ways to Experience the Red Rock Desert around Zion National Park

Take your pick of exciting and exhilarating outdoor activities in the region around Zion National Park, from flights over the canyons to back country safaris. Whether you want adventure or a quiet appreciation of the natural beauty, you can find it here.

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PART 4 - THE RICHEST MAN IN ROME
July 15, 2019

PART 4 - THE RICHEST MAN IN ROME

As Crassus became incredibly wealthy in Rome; his political aspirations never came to fruition. However, when he personally financed the force that put down a massive slave rebellion, he believed his time of glory had arrived.
 
He was wrong. His one-time friend, but eventual rival Pompey was given the credit and Triumph. Crassus had had

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