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NASA tests nonstick aircraft wing coatings that let bug juice slide

Who knew that keeping bug guts off airplanes could be a mission for NASA?<p>It turns out that insect "residue" splattering on the wings of big aircraft as they take off is a real problem looking for a serious solution.<p>"They are really small," conceded Christopher Wohl, senior research materials …

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Everyday in the media and social media I hear about happiness.<p>Happiness Projects,<br>Happiness Quotients,<br>Happiness Index,<br>Gross National Happiness,<br>polls, …

National Parks Adventure Day 3: Yosemite and Tenaya Lodge

After spending two glorious days visiting King's Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, I was eager to move on to one of the crown jewels of the American …

Instagram Adds Trending Locations, Here’s How They Work

Making yourself #trend is harder than it looks<p>At first, Instagram was the app for picture people. Photographers who saw the app’s potential early on in its life cycle, like David Guttenfelder and Michael Christopher Brown, gained hundreds of thousands of followers. News organizations like National …

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Photo @coryrichards On assignment for @natgeo and @intotheokavango Back on the river after two weeks of harried travel over land. The sleep is deeper and more complete. Over 40 days into the 1000 mile human powered expedition following the Cuito River from its source in the Angolan Highlands to its destination in the Okavango Delta. The water of the Delta is fed from Angola...and the exploration of this previously unexplored corridor is pivotal to its life and preservation @thephotosociety @eddiebauer @natgeocreative #okavango15 Posted from the field

Here are the most fascinating innovations in underwater travel

Two-thirds of our world is made up of water, which is why travel operators are starting to integrate underwater attractions into travel. It's the next frontier in the travel industry, as the area underneath our oceans has largely yet to be explored.<p>There is already an array of underwater …

The Tree of Life . Awesome light show @Expo2015Milano . #InstameetItalia5 #igersexpo2015

Fireworks and a rainbow spire on @one_wtc in New York tonight #newyork #newyorkcity #instagramnyc @instagram #igersofny #ig_northamerica #ig_americas #instagramersnyc #seemycity #topnewyorkphoto #loves_nyc

SpaceX has two important missions to perform during Elon Musk’s birthday weekend rocket launch

<b>Update, 6/28:</b> This launch failed when the rocket came apart two minutes and nineteen seconds after launch; we are following the story here.<p>Elon Musk will be starting his 44th birthday with a bang: At approximately 10:21 a.m. EST on Sunday, June 28, his company SpaceX will hit go on its 19th Falcon …

Space Travel

A huge black lightning cloud drifting over Lausanne and electrofying Lake Geneva. #lightning #geneva #lausanne

Carry-on bag chaos has to end

<b>(CNN) —</b> The decisions that directly affect the safety of airline customers originate from my office (at the pointy end of the airplane). The decisions that directly affect the satisfaction of airline customers originate from offices outside the airplane.<p>As pilots, most times we resign ourselves to …


Never Before Seen Color Photos From D-Day Landings In Normandy Will Leave You Breathless

June 12, 2015 | Vivian<p>This famous capture of the first American soldiers (E Company of the 16th)to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats was …

Furious 7 - Official Trailer (HD)

A reflection of the Las Vegas strip from the coffee table in my room at the Bellagio Hotel. #aperturenyc #hotshoemagazine #yossimilo #curator #stephenbulger #canon #tim_cook #camerawork #zeiss #threeshadows #hotshoemagazine #americanphotogmag #fineart #capture #flakphoto #davidclarke #staceybaker #suzannesease #amandarenshaw #mickmoore #hollywood #daviddechman #sophiehackett #andreakunard #bauxi #gallery44 #clintroenisch #vegas #picoftheday #bellagio

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

If someone asked the average American to name a few national parks, chances are they'd mention the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and maybe Yosemite or …

National Parks

Christopher Marley struggled to balance his interest in taxidermy with his distaste for killing organisms. Now he turns reclaimed animals into art. View more from his forthcoming book, “Biophilia,” on

Photo by @mike_hettwer – BURNING MAN – One of the most interesting and unique cultural events in the world is Burning Man. Every year in early September about 65,000 people gather in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada in the US - and build a temporary city. The name comes from the ritual of burning a giant wooden effigy of a man. The entire city and all traces of humans are trucked out each year. Everyone dresses up and there are hundreds of art cars or “mutant vehicles” wandering the open playa area. It’s extremely visual and at night, it has the feeling of being on five-mile wide movie set. There are dozens of art installations and gigantic sculptures. Attendees often climb the sculptures like this man - at their own risk. #burningman #burners #playa #blackrockdesert #blackrockcity #nevada #festival #mikehettwer #art #usa #sculpture #culture @thephotosociety @mike_hettwer

Cheating allegations continue to dog Chinese students applying to U.S. colleges—but the reality is more complex. A Chinese student's entire life can ride on test results alone. "It is a legacy of the old imperial exams—that it's not about what you can do but about the piece of paper that says you can do it," says Yong Zhao, education expert and author of 'Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World'. Last year, some 2,440 pharmacy students were caught in a sophisticated answer-buying scheme that involved wireless earpieces and "electronic erasers" designed to transmit information to test takes. Pictured here, more than 12,000 students take exams on the playground of a school in the Chinese city of Baoji last November. Photograph by ChinaFotoPress/@gettyimages. Read more in this week's issue of TIME.

Samsung UN65JS9500 SUHD TV Review: Turning Up The Heat On OLED

It would be easy to be cynical about Samsung’s all-singing, all-dancing UN65JS9500 LCD TV.<p>For starters it and its shiny new Tizen-based smart TV system arrive hot on the heels of some painfully bad press surrounding the privacy issues raised by its TVs’ voice recognition system.<p>Next, it uses a …


From the spartan to the utterly futuristic, designs for a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the #RiverThames in London have been flooding in. To be honest, a few of them are just plain weird. Click the link in our profile to see 13 of the strangest designs for #London’s Thames #bridge. (Image: Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition, Wandsworth Council)

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …


Photo by @gordonwiltsie MountaineerJared Ogden treks on a knife's edge in the Cirque of the Unclimbables, Northwest Territories, Canada. #Mountains #TeamTravelers # #Mountaineering #Canada #WildernessCulture #Climbing #OurLonelyPlanet #NeverStopExploring

Permafrost in Central Park