Frances OConnor

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A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

You’ll Never Believe These Pictures Weren’t Photoshopped

Fact is stranger than any photographic fiction in this jaw-dropping collection of Photoshop-free images. Mind. Blown.

Going back in time in Mid-Wales: eco-tourism in Britain's secret wilderness

Often overlooked in the rush to Wales’s more famous regions, Mid-Wales is the perfect base for an outdoor holiday with plenty of old-school charm. You can escape the crowds found elsewhere, allowing visitors to experience a deeper and more personal connection with nature and local history. As every …

Kuala Lumpur for free: exploring Malaysia's capital on a tight budget

You might get more roti for your ringgit in Kuala Lumpur than in many other big Asian capitals, but who doesn’t love a freebie? There are plenty of worthwhile attractions in Malaysia's buzzing capital that won’t cost travellers a single <i>sen</i>.<p>Join a walking tour<p>Slip on some comfortable shoes and take …

30 Powerful Reuters Photos from the Past 30 Years

It was 30 years ago that Reuters launched its Pictures service that plays a key role in distributing powerful photojournalism to publications around …

Photojournalism

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Sexy new renders show the iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook Air side-by-side

The Apple Watch might be Cupertino’s most hotly anticipated product, but for my money, the two releases I’m most excited about this year are the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro. Outside of a few leaked images, though, we still have not seen either of these rumored devices in the …

MacBook Air

The Best Laptops You Can Buy

Maybe it's a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your liking when you're watching Netflix. And worst of all, what if the battery life is much shorter than you expected?<p>We've researched some of the best laptops on …

MacBook Air

Top 10 day trips out of Barcelona

You could spend weeks in Barcelona and never run out of places to see, things to do, food to try and bars to hop.<p>But for a taste of Catalan life beyond the metropolis – or simply for a change of pace – you can choose between mountains, beaches and pretty little towns, all just a short ride …

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North Korea Warns U.S., Allies Of 'Catastrophic Consequences' Over UN Human Rights Rebuke

North Korea has threatened “catastrophic consequences” for the U.S. and other Western powers, in the wake of a U.N. resolution condemning the …

Insider’s Guide to California’s Central Coast

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>U.S. Highway 101 stretches 300 miles between San Francisco and Santa Barbara, roughly tracing a footpath of 1760s Spanish explorers and connecting the 21 missions they founded. You’ll want at least three days to do the region justice.<p><b>Here’s some insider intel to help you</b> …

Yellowstone

TravelInsider's Guide<p>There are few people living who know Yellowstone better than <b>Jeremy Schmidt</b>. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based writer and photographer has spent 40 years as a ranger, “winterkeeper,” and guide in the park.<p>The author of more than a dozen books, Schmidt is a longtime contributor to</i> …

Strange and Unnerving Photos Capture the Chaos of Life and Death

For <i>Everything Is Fine</i>, San Diego-based photographer Brooke Frederick unearths violent aspects of the familiar, recording quietly obscene moments in …

How the Nobel Prize Was Born: A Surprising Story of Bad Journalism, Existential Guilt, and Dynamite

The only thing more interesting than the colorful history of Nobel Prize laureates — including such remarkable humans as Marie Curie, not only the first woman to win a Nobel Prize but also the first person and the only person until recently to win a Nobel in two different sciences, Aung San Suu …

S.F. protest turns ugly at Union Square

A march for racial justice Friday night turned ugly as hundreds of protesters converged on Union Square and frightened crowds of shoppers by smashing windows and attacking police.<p>Shopkeepers lowered metal gates to protect their entries while shoppers with children dashed inside the giant Macy’s …

James Watson selling Nobel prize 'because no-one wants to admit I exist'

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