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Reflection Perfection: 60 Photos That Show You How It's Done

Capturing beautiful reflections is <b>not as easy as it looks</b>. It takes planning, patience, creativity and sometimes luck to be able to capture that …

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Why the Apple Watch can afford to cost thousands of dollars

Would you pay thousands of extra dollars for an Apple gadget made of gold?<p>Perhaps not, but the company is betting that at least some people will. Its Apple Watch Edition is made from 18-karat gold and will likely be very expensive — think thousands of dollars expensive — despite offering little to …

Artist Sketches Candid Scenes While Traveling Around the World

Cherngzhi Lian, a Singapore-based artist and frequent traveler, sketches on every flight, bus ride and train trip. His journeys result in Moleskine notebooks filled with drawings that allow us to vicariously experience his travels with him.<p>Lian's work typically focuses on commuters and cityscapes. …

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

The Week in Review: Torture Report Debated

A debate over American interrogation techniques reignited this week with the release of the long-awaited terror report. The document, submitted by …

NASA's next Mars rover to make oxygen

For 17 years, NASA rovers have laid down tire tracks on Mars. But details the space agency divulged this week about its next Martian exploration vehicle underscored NASA's ultimate goal.<p>Footprints are to follow someday.<p>The last three rovers -- Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity -- confirmed the Red …

Massive Oil Fire In Libya Prompts Evacuation Order From European Nations

Fighting among rival militias has ignited a fuel depot close to the Tripoli airport. Western governments have ordered their citizens to leave the country.<p>The massive fire, which the interim Libyan government called a "humanitarian and environmental disaster," has prompted local television stations …

Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People

<i>This story was updated at 1:00 p.m. EDT on July 28.</i><p>If humanity ever wants to colonize a planet beyond the solar system, it's going to need a really …

NASA is testing a laser-powered drill to explore Jupiter's ice moon

While Mars gets all the press, a group of NASA scientists are laying the groundwork for a more exotic destination: the ice-covered moon of Europa, locked in orbit above Jupiter. The oceans beneath the ice are thought to be fertile grounds for alien life, so scientists are eager to explore it if …

Best Places to See Baby Animals (PHOTOS)

In Kaikoura, New Zealand, a forest trail begins along a crystal-clear stream that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. But it doesn't take long before you realize you're not on any old hike.<p>Are those dogs barking? <i>Splash!</i> What was <i>that</i> big, black creature that just swam by? Ten minutes into your hike, the …

These Guys Turned A Rock Climbing Wall Into A Big Video Game

Indoor rock climbing is a pretty excellent sport. It’s great exercise, it works your brain, and you can <i>feel</i> yourself getting better each time you reach the top.<p>But once you’ve mastered the fastest/hardest/most creative routes up a given wall, that wall becomes… pretty boring. Perhaps a massive, …

Congress restores consumers' right to unlock phones

Consumers will soon be able to free their cellphones from the grip of wireless carriers thanks to final legislation that Congress passed Friday allowing mobile devices to be unlocked.<p>President Obama said he looked forward to signing the bipartisan measure that cleared the House, which the wireless …