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See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

Camera Selfies - Photographs by Jürgen Novotny | LensCulture

According to one widely cited estimate, close to one <i>trillion</i> photos will be taken in 2014. Given that 2013 was already the "Year of the Selfie" (thank you, Oxford English Dictionary), one can safely imagine that our rapidly closing year has been filled with a more-than-modest number of selfies in …

18 More Photos of People Awestruck by Nature

After we published our first set of photos that showed people awestruck by nature, we felt as though we owed it to you to find more. Here, then, are 18 more photos of people taken aback by their surroundings – whether that's by land, sea or sky. This time around, we listed the exact places where …

Rio De Janeiro

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

Mobile Photography

19 Things You Only Know If You've Been Backpacking

1) However many photos you think you can take of a waterfall, you are not even close.<p>2) Wherever you go you are never far from a pizza, an Irish bar or a strike.<p>3) Canadians lead the world in stitching small national flags to the rear of backpacks.<p>4) Only taxi drivers truly appreciate the subtle …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Modernizing the home screen: How iOS could take cues from the design of the Apple Watch

At Apple’s special press event this past September, we witnessed the introduction of several new user interface paradigms, in the form of Apple Watch. Perhaps one of the most interesting was Apple Watch’s entirely new home screen. This is the first departure from the same basic concept of the home …

Tractor beam the ‘holy grail for laser physicists’

Research and development,Science,Technology,Australia news,Australian Capital Territory (ACT),Canberra,Energy research,Physics<p>First long-distance optical tractor beam can repel and attract objects and could be used in controlling atmospheric pollution<p>Laser physicists have built a reversible tractor …

7 Ways to Transcend the Typical EuroTrip

Europe is the world's most ubiquitous travel destination, certainly for North Americans. At the same time, many travelers regard a trip to Europe as an item to be checked off a list, an excursion to be undertaken in one fell swoop before moving on to grander, greater adventures, be it as a college …

European Travel

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

Everything You Wanted To Know About How They Make 'The Amazing Race'

In the often dodgy realm of reality television, "The Amazing Race" is a shining beacon of quality. While other shows tend to turn tangled, tacky or just downright scripted, "The Amazing Race" holds to a standard that few have matched. The televised race around the world -- now in its twenty-fifth …

How to Potentially Earn Back 7 Hours and 17 Minutes of Your Average Day

Wouldn't you like to have more time in your day? You could use it for whatever you want: cuddling up to your spouse, working on a hobby, or even just getting some extra sleep.<p>Tweaking the time it takes to manage your daily responsibilities is a great way earn back some free hours in your …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

Hair Color

The Art and Science of Bokeh: 3 Simple Ideas to Create Better Background Blur

Both bokeh and blur are terms that are used interchangeably in photography. Bokeh comes from the way the lens pulls in the points of light that are …

30 Amazing Links to Great Photography and Cool Tutorials Every Photographer Will Love

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching points far and wide online …

Why Photography is Such a Fun Hobby

It’s a simple question. Why am I taking pictures? What’s so special about photography compared to other visual art forms?<p>I’m not writing this to give …

Photographer Marina Cano Captures Wild Animals in Their Most Unguarded Moments

Spanish photographer Marina Cano has been taking photographs since she was a teenager. Years later, she’s amassed an incredible portfolio and several …

The Finest Scrambled Eggs Ever

Tasting Table<p>The perfect scramble is a thing of beauty: soft and hot, golden-hued, composed of extraordinarily creamy curds so rich and well-seasoned they verge on cheesy.<p>But of course, there's no need for cheese--not when you've got the pure, intense flavors of eggs and butter. The technique isn't …

Breakfast

22 Vegetarian Meals That Have More Protein Than A McDonald's Burger

There are countless, delicious ways to fit protein into a vegetarian diet -- ways that go beyond downing a chalky shake made from an unidentifiable powder. Beans, tofu, eggs and veggies are just a couple of items on the long list of whole foods that pack a meat-free protein punch.<p>Carnivores may …

World's Greatest Dream Trips (PHOTOS)

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?<p>That's what we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook and the frequent travelers we interviewed on the streets of New York City. Their answers spanned the globe--from the beaches of Brazil to a South African safari to the Canadian …

New York City

Canon Working On New PowerShot Compact with Large Image Sensor and High-Magnification Lens

It took a minute, but it seems Canon has finally started to take Sony and Panasonic’s compact camera game seriously. The G7 X — basically a cheaper …

Archaeology

8 Of The Most Ridiculously Expensive Gadgets Money Can Buy

While some gadgets can run you thousands of dollars because of their luxurious build materials, others are extremely expensive because of the technology that's inside them and what they can do.<p>From gold-crafted iPhones to giant tablets with stunning displays, here are some of the most ridiculously …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Google's Larry Page Only Buys Companies That Pass His Crazy Toothbrush Test

This is the one simple question Google's CEO asks to weigh acquisition prospects.<p>Acquiring other companies is a growth strategy used by businesses to bring new products or services, talent, and clients under their company umbrella-or to effectively shut down competitors.<p>Buying out companies can be …

Warsaw Is The Cheapest City For A Cultural Vacation, So You Should Go There ASAP

London and Paris are great, but if you're on a budget, a trip to those sparkling cities might make you feel a bit, well, broke.<p>Thankfully, affordable options are out there, and you'll probably never guess where you can go for a culture-filled vacation on the cheap.<p>Behold, Warsaw.<p>The capital of …

Five Mobile Apps that Every First-time College Student Should Have

With over 1 million apps available in the App Store and Google Play alike, students have more opportunities than every before to navigate college (and life) with help from the device in the palm of their hands.<p>Although apps like Evernote, StudyBlue, Duolingo, and Wunderlist are no-brainer downloads …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

Ten Places to Go Before They Disappear

It is a sad reality that some of the world's most beautiful sights are at risk of disappearing. Some of the world's natural wonders are under threat from development, mass tourism and environmental change, making it crucial to travel to these places before it's too late. Whether it's ancient …

South America