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36 Cool Photography Tuts and Articles That Will Rock Your Week

As another wonderful week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking everywhere online for the very best links to tutorials, special …

British wildlife photography awards 2013 – in pictures

A look through the winning entries, which include images of hares, deer, badgers, sea creatures and landscapes

Apple and Samsung to boost smartwatch shipments 36X in next 5 years

Apple and Samsung are poised to blow up the smartwatch market in the next five years, driving shipments from just one million today to 36 million annually by 2018, a new Juniper Research report says.<p>And the two companies haven’t even shipped a single product yet.<p>The real pioneers in the smartwatch …

More Stroke Patients Now Get Clot-Busting Drug

It's been a long and often controversial road, but U.S. doctors are finally embracing a drug that can halt strokes and prevent disabling brain damage.<p>An analysis of more than 1 million stroke patients shows that use of the 17-year-old drug, called alteplase (brand-name Activase), nearly doubled …

Teen Obsessed With 'Into the Wild' Found Dead

An 18-year-old believed to have been increasingly obsessed with the movie, <i>Into the Wild,</i> at the time of his disappearance has been found dead in rural Oregon. Police, who found Johnathan Croom’s body 1,000 feet from his abandoned car, suspect no foul play and are investigating the teen’s death as a …

Camping

Bubonic Plague Kills Teen In Kyrgyzstan

A teenager's death in rural Kyrgyzstan was said Monday to have been from the bubonic plague, a conclusion that prompted mandatory testing, quarantines and tighter border control in the region, according to multiple sources.<p>Exactly how livestock herder Temirbek Isakunov, 15, who hails from a village …

Police Cracking Down at Burning Man

Early arrivals at this year’s Burning Man, Nevada’s long-running art, music, and free expression festival, are reporting heaviest police presence since the festival began in 1986.<p>An August 21 post from Burning Man regular Aaron Muzslaski describes this year’s scene:<p>The pigs are here. And uncommonly …

Burning Man

Raj Rajaratnam’s Prison Life Sounds Downright Posh

Imagine a living space where you have a balcony conducive to sunning, a television, a private bathroom, your very own manservant . . . better than most New York City apartments, right?<p>Rather than accommodations at a Club Med, that list actually describes Raj Rajaratnam's current habitat in prison. …

What's Killing Bottlenose Dolphins? Experts Discover Cause

A virus outbreak is behind hundreds of dolphin strandings along the U.S. East Coast.<p><b>The hundreds of bottlenose dolphin deaths along the U.S. East Coast are likely due to a disease outbreak called cetacean morbillivirus, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries</b> …

Zimbabwe Announces Plans For A $300 Million 'Disneyland In Africa'

Zambia and Zimbabwe are co-hosting this year's UN World Tourism Organization summit at a venue near the falls — an event prompting a big announcement from Zimbabwe's tourism top brass.<p><b>Read more from GlobalPost: South America rises as top world tourism destination</b><p>Walter Mzembi disclosed plans for a …

Africa

Markets hit as Syria fears spark shares sell-off and oil price rise

<b>Oil prices surged and shares fell on Wall Street amid growing fears of a military strike against Syria.</b><p>Brent crude hit a six-month high, while gold rallied as investors moved into the safe-haven commodity.<p>The Dow Jones fell 1.1% to 14,776.13, a two-month low.<p>Although Syria is not a significant oil …

Middle East

Canadian Gernot Wober freed by Colombia ELN rebels

<b>Colombia's second largest rebel group, the ELN, has freed a Canadian man they seized seven months ago.</b><p>Gernot Wober was handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at an undisclosed location in the north of the country.<p>Mr Wober was taken hostage by the left-wing rebels in …

Latin America

UN's peacekeeping offensive in DRC | Latin America

Renewed fighting has broken out around Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, close to the Democratic Republic of Congo's border with Rwanda.<p>And UN peacekeepers are taking a more combative role as fighting escalates in the DR Congo.<p>Its elite intervention brigade, which has been given a robust …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland (by Michael Breitung)

<b>Giant’s Causeway | Northern Ireland</b> (by Michael Breitung)

8 Vintage SUVs We Want Right Now by Cool Material

We all know the appeal of the SUV. It brings about a sense of adventure filled with thoughts of powering through snow-covered roads while other …

Classic Cars

The 10 most famous cars sold at auction

Classic Cars

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

Australia

Medieval Meets Modern in Catalonia

Medieval meets modern in Alemanys 5, a project in Girona’s historical quarter by architect Anna Noguera. Noguera and her husband originally purchased …

Barcelona

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Travel

The Geometric Artwork of Andy Gilmore | Colossal

<p>Rochester-based artist Andy Gilmore turns math into art, creating hypnotizing and kaledscopic patterns that are heavily influenced by patterns he …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

Brontë Family

A Lotus in the Desert: China's Xiangshawan Resort

In the Xiangshawan Desert, a remote stretch of dunes in Inner Mongolia, about 350 miles west of Beijing, an architectural lotus recently blossomed: the Desert Lotus Hotel. The hotel is part of a new resort built amid a vast sea of sand dunes, increasingly popular with Chinese tourists. The resort …

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …