Jeffrey Allen Burhans Jr.

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The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Beautiful Swirls of Paint in Water Form Stunning Portraits

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called <i>Destruction/Creation</i>, which features images of gorgeous “sculptures” formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using …

More Brand Slogans Reinterpreted to Tell the Hilarious Truth

Advertising agencies work hard to brand a product and develop a specific slogan to convey the idea behind that brand. However, once the product is out in the world, there's no telling what will happen. And that's where <i>Honest Slogans</i> comes in. Created, written, and managed by graphic designer Clif …

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid

Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be an …

50 Years Ago: NYC World's Fair in Pictures

Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have …

Chasing dreams in Shenzhen City: Street Photography by Yu Haibo

Deng Xiaoping under the brush of a painter from Dafen Village. 2005 © Yu Haibo<p><i>Take the city seriously and those seeking dreams here as well</i><p>China’s …

Surreal Images Show What Venice Would Look Like if it was Completely Frozen

Has Venice's famous Grand Canal completely frozen over? Not quite. Though it may appear so in these photos, they're actually the clever work of art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram). He's taken photos shot by others, like Venice's Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and …

More Nearly Lost Street Photos by Photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was an amazing photographer whose talents went unrecognized during her lifetime. Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier's negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the recognizable name in the …

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Captivating TED Talk on the Unseen Worlds that Time-Lapse, Microscopic Imagery and Slow Motion Reveal

The intersection of Science, Technology and Art, at least according to renowned filmmaker and time-lapse photographer Louie Schwartzberg, is …

Sport picture of the day: snapping the rally snappers

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Impressive Composite Captures 8 Hours of Departures From LAX in a Single Frame

Now this is a composition. Spending an entire day just outside of LAX and another “eight or so hours” in Photoshop, photographer Mike Kelley put …

National Geographic Traveler photo contest 2014 - in pictures

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler photo contest has opened, inviting photographers from around the world to submit their shots. Here are some of the first entries

Amazon Customers Wake Up to Unexpected Cash

Amazon customers had a pleasant surprise in their email inbox this morning: credits from a settlement between some of the largest U.S. book …

Cheech & Chong to Light Up Big Screen Again

It’s been more than two decades since Cheech & Chong blew their signature weed cloud over the face of American cinema. But it’s time to wake and …

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Kaley Cuoco's House Is for Sale

They’re on the move!<p>Kaley Cuoco and tennis pro husband Ryan Sweeting have listed their Sherman Oaks home for $2.795 million.<p>The pair are swapping out …

Daredevil Photographer Balances Atop Iconic Buildings To Capture Stunning Images

<b>25-year-old photographer</b> Lucinda Grange is a daredevil who has scaled some of the world’s highest and most iconic structures like the Great Pyramid …

Eminem and Rihanna add second Rose Bowl date to 'Monster' tour

Eminem and Rihanna's upcoming "Monster" tour has already gotten bigger.<p>Earlier this week the pair officially announced they would team for a brief run of stadiums this summer, with gigs in Pasadena, New York and Detroit.<p>Due to "overwhelming demand," they've added a second night to their stop at the …

Music

Super Slow Motion Footage Captures a Ball Breaking Glass at 10,000,000fps

Let’s start out Sunday slow…. like reaaaaaaaaaallly slow… 10 million fps slow. As the saying goes: everything looks cool in slow motion; but this …

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 First Test

Light track rocket strips for success<p>In my early years, I threw together several SCCA race cars, and fearlessly drove them to the races. (A 1978 VW Rabbit gets far better mileage than a Chevy van pulling a trailer, saving money for a poor kid desperate to race.) The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (once …

Sports Cars

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Tested at Barber Motorsports Park

Our first impressions of Chevy's track-focused Camaro Z/28.<p>Compare<p>The top-flight GL63 AMG is built for those who crave performance, luxury, and exclusivity—you know; the good things in life.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: The Trans-Am Racer Returns! - Ignition Ep. 105

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 First Drive [w/video]

Making The Top Of The Racing Podium Its Primary Objective<p>In the chart of automotive performance, a thick horizontal line separates track-capable sports cars from genuine racecars. Nearly every major automaker offers a sports car talented enough to circle a racing circuit with some level of …

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Sports Cars

The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is a monster track car

This is what happens when engineers build what they want.<p>Chevrolet re-launched the Camaro from oblivion in 2010 and, from the driver's seat at least, that car underwhelmed. Built on GM's global rear-drive platform, known internally as Zeta, the Camaro's bones originated from Holden of Australia, …

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Fast & Furious 7 To Feature CGI Paul Walker: Report

Follow Antony<p>Paul Walker's death in a car accident last November shocked the automotive community, but it also left the producers of the seventh Fast …

One Track Pony: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

What happens when Chevy engineers pour everything they've got into a racing beast to beat Ford? A snarling, $75,000 Camaro happens.<p><i>(Photo by Ian Allen)</i><p><b>"I want to win. Beat anything Mustang</b> comes up with, at all costs." That was the goal that General Motors' product chief Mark Reuss set in 2011 for …