Brian O'Connell

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THE SHOT: The Great Migration of 2015

I have been covering the migrant story for three weeks in Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. I wanted to witness, and photograph, the biggest mass migration of people in Europe since WWII. The exodus of people from the Middle East and beyond is testing the European Union and beginning …

2014: The Year in Magazines

We’ve already covered the year in news, but what about the year in street style, meditation, Super Bowl commercials or a certain viral podcast? Look …

Classic Hip-Hop Format Rescuing Radio Stations

While radio stations have seen their audience decrease as tech-savvy consumers flock to satellite radio and streaming audio, broadcasters might have …

Macklemore Talks Race, White Privilege and 'Thrift Shop' Backlash

After the massive success Macklemore and Ryan Lewis achieved in 2013, the duo remained relatively quiet this year, appearing solely on …

Looking back: Canadian wearable tech in 2014 | http://buff.ly/1AT8k5r

The NASA / Government UFO Cover-Up

Whether you believe or disbelieve that extraterrestrial craft exist and that they visiting the Earth, here are some facts taken out of the many …

Losing your smartphone: the five stages of grief

In the past, I’ve often scoffed at people who seem to live entirely through their smartphone. I have openly mocked the people who queue through the night to get the latest versions. I have smugly rolled my eyes at people who constantly check their phones for updates and alerts in social situations. …

In pictures: Top 10 cool gadgets coming to cars in 2015

Technology rules the road. There are so many gadgets and features designed to take the stress out of driving and keep you safer on the street. Here are the Top 10 Cool Tech Gadgets coming to cars in 2015.

Winter solstice 2014: celebrations at Stonehenge – in pictures

Modern-day Druids, pagans and other revellers gather at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain to celebrate the first day of winter – otherwise known as the winter solstice, which is the shortest day and the longest night of the year

4 Sky Events This Week: Holiday Meteors Soar Before Santa Takes to the Sky

Enjoy a weekly viewing guide to the holiday season's starry nights.<p>Little Bear runs with meteors just in time for the week's holiday revels, as stargazers enjoy the moon going caroling with our nearest and dearest neighbors, Venus and Mars.<p><b>Little Bear shower.</b> The night of Monday, December 22, will …

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Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

5 Trillion Pieces of Ocean Trash Found, But Fewer Particles Than Expected

Scientists estimate extent of plastic pollution amid mystery of where it's all going.<p>A new study on the amount of plastic pollution floating around the world's oceans found a lot of garbage but fewer small particles than researchers expected, raising new questions about how litter is interacting …

'Star Wars' round-up: The ball droid is REAL, Sony laments lost talent

From the galaxy’s deep core to the outer rim, the forests of Endor to the frozen tundras of Hoth, and all the starships in space, let’s go to press. …

Ice XVI Is the Strangest Form of Solid Water Yet

The sixteenth phase of solid H2O has arrived.<p>Water ice, the unlikely solid that is less dense than its liquid form, is already a thing that should not be. As temperatures drop below freezing, water molecules form super-resilient hexagonal crystals, leaving a material that is technically …

Astronomers Spy Monster Star Merger on the Move

A coming collision could let astronomers peek at the birth of a jumbo star.<p>Twin monster stars are merging, astronomers report, in a confirmation of a long-held theory on how supermassive stars are born.<p>A Spanish astronomy team reports the eclipsing binary star system, known as MY Camelopardalis (MY …