Albert Zhang

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Yosemite National Park's Best Hikes

From secret hikes to date hikes to cave hikes, San Francisco holds its own pretty well in the hiking department. Yosemite though? Yosemite owns the …

Italy: The smell of Vulcano

While the sulphurous odour permeating from my pores did eventually relent, it took a few wash cycles to get rid of the smell from the clothes in the …

The Great Glen: coast to coast along Scotland’s rift valley

Scotland’s epic Great Glen is the gift of a dramatic tectonic collision that raised the Scottish Highlands and opened a giant crack across the entire width of the country. Surrounded by some of the UK’s highest mountains and filled with four immense lochs, the glen is rich in Highland heritage and …

California oil spill gushed like hose 'without a nozzle'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a California beach last month didn't take long to find a spill — oil was …

Oil & Gas Industry

DIY: Making a Simple but Elegant Leather Hand Strap for a DSLR

I recently went to great lengths to solve a simple problem. I have a Manfrotto monopod that requires a little screw to attach my camera to the …

Sewing

'Poisoned' Russian whistleblower was fatalistic over death threats

Alexander Perepilichnyy, who had a rare poison in his stomach when he died abruptly in Surrey, feared revenge over his role in exposing a huge fraud in Russia<p>A Russian whistleblower took all reasonable precautions in the months leading up to his death, but was nonetheless “fatalistic” about threats …

Corruption

Report: Pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings plane crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Latest developments:</b><p>• One of the pilots on board Germanwings Flight 9525 was locked out of the cockpit when the plane crashed, a senior military official told The New York Times Wednesday, citing evidence from the cockpit voice recorder.<p>• Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, said …

Airplanes

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

Art

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

Top 10 budget restaurants and cafes in Birmingham

Minmin Noodle Bar<p>Be warned, when this colourful, modish noodle bar describes a dish as hot and spicy, it means it. This is not Wagamama. My ramen, its stock red and glossy with chilli oil, was a sinus-clearer with serious depth of flavour. I was left coughing and spluttering over the first …

England

Top 10 World Heritage Sites for Kids

There are nearly a thousand UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out this list for the best trips to please travelers both young and old.

Sydney Opera House

Leica Survives the Digital Shift

Camera maker struggled with the death of film, but now it has a lucrative niche: digital, retro cameras<p>WETZLAR, Germany—Booming smartphone sales are eating into the digital camera market, but the inventor of the 35mm film camera isn’t blinking.<p>High-end camera producer Leica Camera AG celebrated its …

Cameras

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 …

The Nikon D750 Filmmakers Kit is a DSLR Bundle for Getting Started in Cinema

Nikon has unveiled a new DSLR kit that’s specifically geared toward people who want to get into DSLR filmmaking. Called the Nikon D750 Filmmakers …

Brevitē is a Simple New Camera Backpack that Draws Admiration but Not Unwanted Attention

There’s a new camera bag on the horizon that may be worth keeping your eye on: it’s called the Brevitē, and it’s a simple backpack that packs the …

14 bucket list destinations that may soon disappear

Scientists have renewed warnings about the future of the Great Barrier Reef with one prominent researcher recently declaring the natural wonder ‘almost dead’.<p>But this isn't an isolated case. All around the world, destinations are under threat from urbanisation, global warming or simple human …

London’s top 10 mysteries – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:30 pm, November 9, 2014 in Fun London<p><b>1. What happened to Lord Lucan?</b><p>Forget Jimmy Hoffa, a far more intriguing disappearance is this …