Christian Rodriguez

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The first photos from inside Elon Musk's sleek new Tesla Gigafactory, which will be three times the size of Central Park

When finished, it'll be the world's second-largest building by volume — three times the size of New York's Central Park.<p>While there have been drone videos of the factory's exterior, photographers haven't been allowed inside the Gigafactory.<p>That's not for lack of trying — one Reno photojournalist …

Why I Stopped Using the DNG File Format

A couple of years ago, when I switched careers and moved into photography full time, I did a lot of research on multiple aspects of running a …

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

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Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?<p><b>Permanent War</b><p>Since 1980 the U.S. …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Ice Cream

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is producing and starring in a Fraggle Rock movie

In collaboration with New Regency, The Henson Co. and Lisa Henson, daughter of Jane and Jim Henson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be bringing us a big screen adaptation of the 1983 television series about community interdependence and dancing your cares away.<p><i>Fraggle Rock</i> was announced to be in …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Photograph: Guardian<p>Tests for Barr bodies can easily be performed on cheek cells taken by a simple oral swab - the simplicity of the test is probably part of the reason it lasted for so long in international …

International Olympic Committee

American Civil Liberties Union warns scanning of license plates by Drug Enforcement Agency is building a repository of all drivers’ movements<p>The United States government is tracking the movement of vehicles around the country in a clandestine intelligence-gathering programme that has been condemned …

Surveillance

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries Recipe

In your mixer's bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, light and fluffy.<p>Add flour and salt and continue to mix until thoroughly …

The Insane New Technology Harnessing The Ultimate Green Energy Source: The Human Body

Forget about your smartphone or your Google Glass: The most sophisticated piece of machinery that any of us tote around on a regular basis is the human body. But despite their valiant attempts — we will always have a soft spot for our mood rings and our hypercolor shirts — scientists haven’t <i>always</i> …

Local Secrets Only a Seattleite Would Know

Global Yodel recently caught up with Instagram star Dan Cole to ask him about his home city of Seattle. He offered some great insight, local tips and beautiful photos.<p>"I chose these photos because they represent the variety of places I like to visit and capture some of the diverse things I've seen, …

Boehner: U.S. May Have ‘No Choice’ But to Send Troops to Fight ISIS

House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview aired Sunday that the U.S. may need to commit ground troops to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and …

Free Things to Do in Seattle

At once grungy and gourmet, lush and mod, the Emerald City has revitalized its best attractions while offering plenty for penny-pinchers. Pound the pavement through historic Pioneer Square, lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's compact downtown, and to its scenic waterfront—reveling in free gems …

Cops using controversial database to identify search and seizure targets

The <i>Washington Post</i> has reported that a network called "Black Asphalt" is used by police officers as a (possibly illegal) aid in seizing drugs and cash during roadside stops. The site was created by a counterterrorism firm called Desert Snow, and has been tapped by as many as 25,000 police officers, …

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and guarded the Jews of the ghettos in …

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 6 min<p>This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher …

Dessert

Why We Need More Gay Characters In Video Games

What does the future hold?<p><b>[Editor's Note: Please be aware, some very minor spoilers regarding The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC follows.]</b><p>A couple of …

Playing video games won't turn your kids into zombies – it's good for their brains

The best gaming experiences stimulate the mind and encourage creative thinking, argues Ian Livingstone.<p>When you watch children playing games, do you think that apart from being entertained they are also learning creatively through a process of trial and error and problem-solving, or do you think …

Grand Theft Auto

How to Help a Grieving Friend | What to Say to a Grieving Friend | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from</i> Keys to Happiness<i>, an anthology of articles published in 1954.</i><p><b>“How to Help Someone in Sorrow”</b> <b><br>By</b> …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Ousted Ukrainian leader warns of civil war; Russia adds to forces

MOSCOW -- Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, warned ousted President<p>Viktor Yanukovich, who reemerged in the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-the-Don to make a statement more than a week after his first news conference in Russia.<p>His statement came as Moscow reportedly reinforced its forces in …

Beautiful Video of Strangers Kissing For the First Time

In a video that's quickly making its way around the web (almost 3.8 million views on YouTube), we all get to watch as 20 strangers kiss for the very first time. Amateur filmmaker Tatia Pilieva captures a range of human emotions from awkwardness to elation in a short film featuring strangers (or …

Snowden: Surveillance is 'setting fire' to the internet

Global mass surveillance conducted by the US and other governments is "setting fire to the future of the internet", according to Edward Snowden.<p>The former US National Security Agency contractor was speaking to technology innovators via video link at the South by Southwest Interactive …

Everything You Need to Know to Start 3D Printing

Ready to join the new DIY revolution?<p><b>The work I've done on spacecraft got me</b> hooked on 3D printing. When I was an electrical engineer for RCA Astro (now part of Lockheed Martin), I helped design, build, and launch the Mars Observer and other interplanetary probes. Back then I had dreams of building …

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How Sonos Completely Changed My Music Listening Habits

Almost everyone uses some form of music streaming service these days and there’s a never-ending list of options: Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Rdio, Google Play Music and 8tracks are just a few among the ton of services out there. However, you probably have little time to actually listen to all the …