Colin Fawcus

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These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch

Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.<p>In 1907, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, introduced the first viable method of …

Lake District

What Makes a Great Sled Dog? Breed, Ambition, Tough Feet

A mixed heritage gives sled dogs their love of running, a desire to work, and a need for wild places.<p>Like many top athletes, Sultana trains hard and has no time for the shenanigans of younger teammates. But you won’t find her in a stadium. Sultana is a sled dog born and bred to work in the …

Pets

Could Drilling in the Atlantic Harm Fish, Whales, Turtles?

A proposal from President Barack Obama could open parts of the U.S. Atlantic coast to drilling.<p>The swath of Atlantic Ocean the Obama administration may open to oil and gas exploration is an ecologically diverse network of soft-bottom shelves and rocky canyons that includes some of most dynamic and …

Oil & Gas Industry

#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

Truth is stranger than fiction.<p>Here are five travel factoids to help prove it:<p><b>Sticky Situation:</b> Thousands of pieces of chewed gum line 70-foot-long Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California.<p><b>Bald Dogs:</b> A worker rubs sunscreen daily on some 12 Mexican hairless dogs roaming the grounds of the …

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

Astronomy

Top 10 Island Cities

These unique, water-bound metropolises redefine urban living.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Trogir, Croatia</b><br>Take an afternoon stroll with gelato in hand through the medieval maze of streets. Blessed with stunning nature and an easygoing pace of …