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Congressman Schiff Proposes to Expand Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Preserve and Protect Culture, Wildlife and Waterways

The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act would expand Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include critical waterways, …

The Boozers Guide on How to Detox From Alcohol

Every second person on this earth drinks alcohol. The reasons behind are different for different person. For some it’s a style statement or status …

Stunning Scandinavian Landscapes

Christian Schmidt is a German photographer, rewarded numerous times for his talents and his breathtaking landscapes, which we propose an overview …

Atlanta Chefs Make Their Picks for the Best Barbecue in Town

Want to find the best barbecue in Atlanta? It might be a good idea to consult those who know food the best. In honor of Barbecue Week, Eater Atlanta reached out to chefs and restaurateurs from across the city to find out their favorite smokehouses and go-to orders. Below, find this town's best bets …

BBQ

Should You Track Word Count While Writing a Novel? Yes, No, and Maybe So

If you eavesdrop on a conversation between writers, it's easy to mistake talk about craft for something else. Marathons, maybe.<p>"I had such a slow day. Only 500 in two hours!"<p>"Mine went well. I topped 2000 before lunch!"<p>What are these writers despairing or gloating over? Word count. Some …

Creative Writing

Another Planet by Dunya Mikhail

I have a special ticket<p>to another planet<p>beyond this Earth.<p>A comfortable world, and beautiful:<p>a world without much smoke,<p>not too hot<p>and not too …

Machine-Vision Algorithm Learns to Transform Hand-Drawn Sketches Into Photorealistic Images - MIT Technology Review

Drawing an accurate sketch of a person’s face is an art that is hard for most people to master. But it turns out to be relatively easy for computers. …

Deep Learning

Forget the selfie stick - drones are a must for holidaymakers this year according to new research

Forget the selfie stick – that’s just so 2015. This year’s suitcase essential is the drone – a gadget that can fly autonomously, for those who are unfamiliar – and a staggering 392,000 British people are set to take theirs on holiday this year to photograph natural beauty spots and man-made wonders.<p>…

Yes, Balancing Rocks Is an Art—If You're This Good at It

All it takes Ishihana-Chitoku to make these stacked, temporary sculptures, is two hands and a little focus.<p>There's something beautifully surreal about seeing inanimate objects, be they playing cards or matches, precariously stacked on top of one another. Over the years, it's actually been …

Art

Team Of Therapy Dogs Arrive In Orlando To Bring Solace To The Grieving Community

The entire nation, if not the entire world, is in mourning over the tragic loss of life in Orlando. For the survivors, as well as the family and …

Image Blending: The Landscape Photography Revolution

The transition from film to digital was one of the most dramatic shifts in the history of photography, and countless new techniques arose along the …

Landscape Photography

Zuckerberg on telepathy: you'll capture a thought and share with the world

The Facebook CEO floated the far-out idea in a Facebook Live video, while also chatting with comedian Jerry Seinfeld about his broken arm<p>First Facebook had pictures. Then it had videos. And soon it will have virtual reality. But some day, CEO Mark Zuckerberg imagines a way for users to be able to …

Social Media

These Are the Most Inspiring Nature Photographs of 2016

Peter Pan and His Shadow, Fox mousing jump, Yellowstone National Park, 2015.<br>Cindy Goeddel<p>1 of 9<p>Today is the eleventh anniversary of Nature …

Nature Photography

Barack Obama to meet Dalai Lama at White House on Wednesday

US president Barack Obama will meet the Dalai Lama at the White House on Wednesday, in a move likely to enrage China, which sees the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader as a separatist.<p>Mr Obama's official schedule indicated that the pair, who have met before several times, would talk behind closed …

6 Simple Ways to Talk Your Brain Out of Negativity

Negativity is sticky. It's hard to make it go away. Here are a few tips to help positivity prevail.<p>It's easier to recall negative thoughts and memories than positive ones. And the more we recall those negative thoughts, the more they stick with us. Suppose you feel like an idiot because of a dumb …

Self-help

13 things everyone from SoCal takes for granted

1. It’s socially acceptable to wear workout clothes everywhere.<p>It’s not far off the mark to say that Southern Californians invented the current …

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …

Meet the People Building a Medieval Castle Without Using Any New Technology

Two hours outside of Paris stands Guédelon, a castle that looks like it’s from the medieval period, but is actually being constructed right now. …

This Adorable Campus Cat Wants To Cuddle Your Stress Away Right Now!

en_US<p>article<p>We've all heard about the magic of therapy dogs-but have you ever met the Campus …

Cute

We've Discovered the Largest Planet to Orbit Two Suns Like Tatooine

The new planet is the largest planet ever discovered orbiting two suns.<p>NASA announced that it has discovered the largest planet yet that orbits two suns. The discovery was made by a team from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and San Diego State University using the Kepler Space Telescope, and was …

‘Magic Mike’ musical coming to Broadway in 2016-2017 season: Playbill

“Hamilton,” the man on the $10 bill, has proven to be a moneymaker on Broadway. But now some theater producers are banking on making singles off of …

Cats use simple physics to zero in on hiding prey

TOKYO, June 14 (UPI) -- Experiments by researchers at Kyoto University in Japan suggest cats have rudimentary understanding of physics and the …

Physics

Interesting Photo of the Day: Atlas V Rocket Launch

Satellite launches are incredible sights. The loud thrum of the rockets firing, lifting the giant thing off the ground and pulling it into outer …

Photography

Physicists measured something new in the radioactive decay of neutrons - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A physics experiment performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has enhanced scientists' understanding of how free …

A European Supermarket Created The Ultimate Cat Video

Somewhere in the center of a multi-circle Venn Diagram of the internet, foreign stuff, and human’s love of advertising, exists this insane commercial …

Emmy Documentary Preview: A Look At This This Year’s Outstanding Doc Series And Specials

This year’s stand-out runners and riders for the Creative Arts Emmys documentary categories—series and special—tackle the crucial sociopolitical …

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