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Five beautiful European train journeys from London

1<p>London St Pancras to Avignon via Eurostar<p><b>Journey time</b><br>Seven hours.<p><b>Approx cost</b><br>£56 (one-way, 2nd class, advance booking).<p><b>Journey</b><br>London St Pancras to …

Zeiss Batis: The First Ever Lenses with OLED Displays, Delivers FF Autofocus on Sony FE

Now this is different: Zeiss has just announced a new line of lenses called Batis. The two new lenses — a 25mm f/2 and an 85mm f/1.8 — are the …

This is What a 343x Camera Zoom Would Be Like

In addition to the megapixel war, major camera companies are also engaging in a new superzoom war with their latest compact cameras. We recently …

Lightroom 6 & CC – Everything you need to know

So, yesterday was the big day for everyone in the photography community. The new version of Lightroom was finally released. Pages leaked, serves …

Lightroom

Blob of warm Pacific water threatens ecosystem, may intensify drought

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marine life seen swimming in unusual places. Water temperatures warmer than they should be. No snow where there should be feet of it.<p>Some scientists are saying "The Blob" could be playing a factor.<p>As monikers go, the blob doesn't sound very worrisome.<p>But if you're a salmon fisherman in …

Global Warming

IBM Is Stumbling Its Way Into the Future

The problem with being a tech giant is that, no matter how hard you try to charge into the future, you’re always weighted down by the past. And …

Urban Treehouses in Berlin Equipped with Kitchen and Bath for Long-Term Living

Located in Berlin, this project known as <i>Urban Treehouse</i> showcases a modern design that has the possibility for long-term living. Baumraum is a firm known for this type of elevated architecture, and they created the treehouses as an experimental research project. They're set within a community of …

Architecture

How Your Camera Gets in the Way of Creating Great Photos

I am the kind of person who loves nothing more than to read a new camera manual back to front. When the Canon 5d MK3 came out the manual was over 200 …

How Does Six-Pack Model Mom Look Like This 4 Days After Giving Birth?

It's like she never even had a baby.<p>Lingerie model Sarah Stage received major backlash for posting Instagram photos of her covetable six-pack, which she maintained 8.5 months into her pregnancy:<p>Despite unfounded concerns that a well-defined body couldn't possibly hold a healthy child, Stage is now …

Europe takes aim at Russia's mighty Gazprom

Brace yourselves for a gas war: Europe is going after Russia's mighty energy firm Gazprom.<p>The European Union has filed antitrust charges against the world's biggest gas producer. It is accusing Gazprom (GZPFY) of using its dominant position to manipulate prices and hinder the free flow of gas …

Russia

40% of millennials get financial help from their parents

On my good days, I like to think of myself as an adult, independent from my parents.<p>Every morning, I lock the door of the apartment that I pay rent …