Michael G. Daniels

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Demo Flow Trail of Soquel Demonstration State Forest now open

Linda Bookman rails one of the dozens of berms of the Flow Trail (click to enlarge).<p>Update: May 4, 2015<p>The Soquel Demo Flow Trail opened on April 17, …

Demonstration

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Manny Pacquiao

Age of stars is pinned to their spin

<b>Astronomers have proved that they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning.</b><p>We know that stars slow down over time, but until recently there was little data to support exact calculations.<p>For the first time, a US team has now measured the spin speed of stars that are more …

Universe

Plutocracy without end: Why the 1 percent always defeats the middle class

There are more of us than them. But income inequality keeps getting worse — and there is sadly no end in sight<p>I’ve been writing about what we politely call “inequality” since the mid-1990s, but one day about ten years ago, when I was traveling the country lecturing about the toxic curlicues of …

Do You Really Know How To Break the Rule of Thirds?

For some people, the rule of thirds has been a standard guide of good composition. Diligently following this rule has led many to great results. I …

Landscape Photography

Photographer's Eye - Bearings

Since the first photograph was taken in 1826, it’s estimated that we’ve snapped 3.5 trillion photos – more than 4 billion of those will be in this …

Chobani Seeks to Sell 20 Percent Stake

Chobani, the Greek yogurt maker that has quickly grown into a U.S. sensation, is looking to sell a minority stake in a deal that could value the company at around $2.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said.<p>The New Berlin, N.Y.-based company is working with Bank of America as it considers …

NASA Shares Gorgeous Gallery of Cosmic Imagery Ahead of Cosmos Premier

Tonight, at 9pm EST, more than 70 nations will broadcast the first episode in the 13-part remake of the show Cosmos. It will be the biggest launch …

9 Features Every DSLR Should Have Now

They say that the DSLR’s better days are behind it, but it’s still the choice for most working pros. Rapid advances on point and shoots, ILCs …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

Fed poised for $10-billion taper as Bernanke bids adieu

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014</i>.<p>Follow Michael Babad and The Globe's Business Briefing on Twitter. (Michael Babad will return Thursday)<p><b>Fed likely to be undeterred</b><p>Turmoil in emerging markets and a month of disappointing job growth at home are unlikely to …

Canada Photos

See photos of Canada (including the aurora borealis, Trinity Bay, Niagara Falls, and Banff) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Essential camera equipment for photography students

<b>Taking a photography course for school, university or even just for fun? Here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can …