Cody Bryson

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Photoshop or Lightroom? They Work Better Together

When you think of editing images, Adobe Photoshop is probably the first program that comes to mind.But while Photoshop has the most brand …

Tutorials

skunkbear: The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen! Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins) Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too. A lot of these giants lived in the Pleistocene, an epoch stretching from around 2.5 million to 11,000 years ago. Mysteriously, the extinction of many of these animals coincides with humanity’s arrival as a dominant predator. Watch a video / listen to a poem about these prehistoric monsters. Illustrations by Mary McLain I love me some prehistoric megafauna… We can thank some of these extinct giants for the evolution of the avocado. Don’t believe me? Watch this

The past is packed with monsters! Behemoths by the dozen!<br>Let’s meet these fossils! (and their less colossal modern cousins)<p>Earth’s ancient history is …

NASA Captures 'EPIC' Image of the Dark Side of the Moon

Calling all Pink Floyd fans, NASA recently released the latest image of the dark side of the moon. The far side of the moon, which is not visible …

Required Reading: The 50 Best Books for Men

On the Road<p><i>by Jack Kerouac –</i> Considered the magnum opus of the beat generation this is the novel of living beyond society, outside of the law, in a …

Literature

Hunter S. Thompson on Violence, Vengeance, and the Only True Fix for Our Destructive Impulses

“One of the most important things is to recognize that we do have this mounting violence in us, and then to find the reasons.”<p>More than half a century after Tolstoy’s little-known correspondence with Gandhi on violence, human nature, and why we hurt each other, as the civil rights movement was …

Literature

NASA 'On The Cusp' Of Discovering If Life Exists Beyond Earth, Says Top Scientist

WASHINGTON -- There's evidence of an interior ocean on Pluto. One of Jupiter's moons has a global ocean beneath its crust that could contain more than twice as much water as Earth. There are at least half a dozen of these ocean worlds in our solar system alone -- and where there's water, there may …

21 Appalachian Trail Statistics That Will Surprise, Entertain and Inform You - REI Co-op Journal

There's a better than good chance that you're familiar with the Appalachian Trail. Perhaps you've even hiked a bit of it.<p>But how much do you know …

Hiking

See Hunter S. Thompson Talk Hell's Angels in Newly Animated Interview

Gonzo journalist relives violent nightmares in 1967 interview with Studs Terkel<p>In the mid-Sixties, gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson spent about a …

My wild, drug-addled days working for Hunter S. Thompson

In the new novel “Gonzo Girl,” out Tuesday, the lead character is a 22-year-old aspiring novelist who shoots a .22-caliber gun at targets with the …

Earth - 16 spectacular shots of space

It has been a pretty incredible year for all things space - <b>New Horizons flyby of Pluto</b>, <b>Messenger’s exploration of Mercury</b>, <b>the total solar eclipse in April</b>, the Dawn mission to Ceres and the Rosetta mission.<p>But you don’t need to leave the comforts of Earth to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the …

Northern Ireland

National Geographic Travel

XSR700: Yamaha embraces the neo-retro craze with “modern classic” MT-07 makeover

The basis for the XSR700 is the MT-07 roadster, and in technical terms there isn’t much to separate the two models. Engine, frame, suspension and …

NASA discovers closest Earth-twin yet

<b>MIAMI</b>: Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as …

NASA Has Discovered a Planet Similar to Earth

Could this be our first step towards a real life ‘Interstellar?’<p>NASA scientists have just found a planet most similar to Earth. Dubbed Keplar-452b, the planet is 1,400 lightyears away from Earth, and like us, shares a strikingly similar orbit to its own unique star, completing a full cycle in 385 …