Randall Fiedler

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

Take the Best Nighttime Photo of Your Life

Great nighttime shots—the ones with crystal-clear stars and the Milky Way practically jumping off the screen—are always a big hit on Instagram. But how do you capture one for yourself? You can’t just point your camera at the stars and hope to get lucky. A great starscape captures more than the eye …

US weighs response to attack on Sony, FBI prepares to implicate North Korea

The FBI on Friday formally blamed North Korea for the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, as the hack spurred mounting calls for the U.S. government to pursue a tough response against Kim Jong Un's regime.<p>"The FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government …

Sony was bad. Worse is coming.

The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, leaked embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company's operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber security and intelligence experts warn that this is only the beginning.<p>A CNN review of cyber …

How To Pack A Backpack

Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on …

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

We gave it a <b>B</b><p>Considering how slim the actual book was, Peter Jackson sure has taken his sweet-ass time getting to the end of <i>The Hobbit</i>. It’s starting …

5 Simple Ways to Actually Enjoy Your Holiday Travel

The next few weeks of travel will be hectic -- there is no denying that. Flight delays, overbookings, lost luggage, and never-ending lines of people from the ticket counter to the only coffee shop inside security. All of this can combine to create a stressful travel experience. But how you deal …

Photo by @thomaspeschak A prototype electromagnetic shark deterring surfboard gets a test run at South Africa's Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area. The device may help manage unwanted encounters between surfers and sharks. Photo from my Dec 2014 @natgeo magazine story Cross Currents. For unpublished pics from this series check out my Instagram @thomaspeschak in a few hours. #surfing #surfer #sharks #shark #surfboard #ocean

Body Painter Transforms Humans Into Breathtaking Portraits Of Animals

There’s more to this beautiful heron than meets the eye. It’s actually a human body covered intricately in paint.<p>The stunning work was created by artist Shannon Holt, a body painter from Florida who’s known for her ability to transform the human body into a canvas for beautiful art.<p>The piece is …

The Exoplanet That Wasn’t There

Scientists were excited about the possibility of the first rocky exoplanet—but it turns out, they weren’t quite right.<p>Exoplanet astronomy—the search …

Millennials want to see the world—and know they can afford it

In the summer of 2012, at age 24, I left home to travel the world. In just over a year, I backpacked through South America, South Asia, Western Europe, and the western United States. I hiked the Inca Trail, skied the Alps, hitchhiked through Patagonia, and trekked through the Himalayas. I worked at …

Human Rights

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …