Jake Oettel

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7 travelers talk about the challenges of owning a Filipino passport

WHILE THE PHILIPPINES allows nationals from 157 countries to enter its borders visa-free, Philippine passport holders are allowed to enter only 58 …

Immigration

Awesome interactive map shows which countries have the most languages

HOW LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE IS YOUR COUNTRY? The Washington Post created this excellent visualization of what is known as the Greenberg diversity …

The first 13 things Americans learn upon moving to Spain

1. The Spanish you learned in high school is nothing like the language spoken here.<p>The first time I heard two Spanish brothers call each other “<i>tío</i>“, …

Best Ways To Take In Maui

<i>Maui is a beautiful island full of endless possibilities. Here are just a few to get you started.</i><p>The thought of a visit to Hawaii tends to inspire a sense of fascination and awe in many of us because of the beauty, both natural and cultural, that it symbolizes.<p>That said, I will admit that it took …

Maui celebrates craft beer with a May 16 festival

Maui will be the toast of the islands as dozens of craft brewers offer their wares during this month's Maui Brewers Festival.<p>The Maui Brewers Festival will return to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului from 4-7 p.m. May 16.<p>Thirty-seven breweries from Hawaii and the mainland are expected to …

Craft Beer

Romania offers some truly dark dictator tours

Bucharest in spring is a delightful place to be ambling down tree-lined avenues, admiring belle epoque buildings, and, um…grim communist …

12 Things You Should Never Do in LA

It's no secret that Los Angeles is one of most sprawling cities in the world, making it impossible to see all, or even most, of it in one trip. It's downright overwhelming when you think about how to pack Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the beach cities, and everything in between into one trip. Many …

The 10 Best Amusement Parks for Families

Providing picture-perfect moments and memories to last a lifetime, amusement parks are ideal places for family fun, but not all parks are designed for smaller visitors. Featuring the conveniences and necessities that children demand and parents appreciate, the country's 10 best family-friendly …

Cuba's crumbling beauty is, oddly, part of its appeal

Cuba confounds. The decay of the buildings belies their comeliness, suggesting an impoverished land with all its attendant problems, but not so Cuba.<p>"I don't know if I could ever get over it,"<p>Alice Short, an assistant managing editor for the Los Angeles Times, says of her first visit to the island …

Cuba

Southwest: Lake Powell adds new evening panoramic boat tour

An evening boat tour of Lake Powell will debut May 15 and will showcase views of lesser-known bays and rocky features in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.<p>The Panoramic Lake Powell Tour leaves from the Wahweap Marina in Page, Ariz., and travels to the northern stretches of the lake. (Lake …

Panoramic Photography

How Much Does A Flight To Hawaii Cost From Your State?

The faraway Hawaiian Islands, surrounded by endless Pacific Ocean, are not always cheap to reach. Do you know how much it costs, on average, to fly from your state to Hawaii? How about if you're getting a good deal? Hopper found the average cost of flying to Hawaii from each U.S. state, shown on …

Fusion – HDR Camera review: get quality shots with little effort

There are dozens of camera apps out there that promise SLR quality results, but I’ve realized that many of them don’t offer a whole lot more than …

ZTE’s new iPhone 5 clone does have one remarkable feature

Chinese manufacturer ZTE has unveiled its new flagship phone called the Nubia Z9 and, wouldn’t you know it, it looks just like the iPhone 5. We’re …

Latest low-cost iPhone medical accessory can prevent blindness and elephantiasis

One of the things I find most inspiring about the iPhone is the way it can be adapted to create very low-cost versions of what would otherwise be very expensive medical equipment, unaffordable in many parts of the world. We’ve previously seen this approach taken for things as diverse as HIV tests, …

Medicine

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

Yesterday’s post was packed with more paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free than we’ve featured in a single post all week, and a few of them are …

Latest Flickr iOS app mimics Camera Roll view as it offers to auto-upload all your iPhone photos

Flickr has made a significant update to its iOS app, revamping the look to mimic that of your iPhone’s Camera Roll and bringing the auto-upload feature added back in 2013 front-and-center. When you first run the app, it immediately asks if you want to automatically upload every photo you take. If …

iOS Apps

New type of stem cell may make study of human embryos easier

Scientists have found a new type of stem cell, one that can develop into any kind of tissue in the body, that may make research on early embryonic cell states easier — and could lead to new research opportunities for developmental disorders.<p>The new human embryonic stem cells were injected into …

Loki, A Deep-Sea Microbe, Helps Better Explain Evolution Of Complex Cells: Study

A team of researchers has discovered what they believe to be the missing link in the evolution of complex cells. In a study, published in the journal …

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in genetically blocking two proteins that control the …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

Recycled lunch: Using human waste to grow food, and fight climate change

<i>Synthetic fertilizers have helped fuel a food boom over the last century, but they also contribute mightily to climate change. So now there’s a growing push for a return to the ancient practice of using human waste as fertilizer, but with modern sanitary safeguards. The idea is starting to catch on</i> …

Pulling back the curtain on the Universe | Cosmos

<b>I’m standing in the second-floor</b> viewing gallery in Building 29 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, just outside Washington DC. On the other side …

Do stars make sound? Researchers say yes - ExtremeTech

By on March 23, 2015 at 12:42 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>For centuries, mankind has been …

NASA satellites catch a “growth spurt” from a newborn protostar

Using data from orbiting observatories, including NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based facilities, an international team of astronomers …

Cosmology

Hardron Collider Make Contact Parallel Universe | Article

For years, science buffs have been waiting with feverish anticipation for the CERN centre to turn on the infamous Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The …

Physics

Hubble Catches a Galaxy Cluster Making a Smiley Face

The Hubble Space Telescope just captured an amazing picture of the Universe smiling down at Earth. The image depicts a galaxy cluster called SDSS …

7 surprising things the government spends more money on than space exploration

Read enough about space exploration and you detect a common theme: the universe contains all sorts of wonders, but we don't have enough money to properly explore them.<p>We've discovered liquid oceans on several different moons in our solar system, but cuts to NASA's planetary science budget (the …

NASA's Kepler Planet-Hunting Mission Wins Smithsonian Trophy

The scientists and engineers behind the most prolific planet-hunting mission in history have won the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's …

Universe

Jupiter May Have Been the Reason Why Life on Earth Exists Today · Guardian Liberty Voice

The Solar System may have been more crowded than it is today, riddled with super-Earths in the inner solar system, revolving around the Sun just …

The End: Betting on the ultimate fate of our universe - ExtremeTech

By on March 24, 2015 at 11:38 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Will the universe expand forever, …