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Pictures of the Week 5.22.14

Jamaica's rare wildlife – in pictures

The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. Its fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost for ever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port. Photographs by Robin Moore

D-Day: A Photo Gallery by David Burnett

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Books

KQED

<b>By Mina Kim and Wendi Jonassen</b><p>California wants a piece of Tesla Motor’s new “Gigafactory,” or rather the 6,500 jobs the lithium-ion battery factory …

Flawed drilling gear still in use after BP oil spill, board says

Design problems with a blowout prevention system contributed to the 2010<p>Deepwater Horizonoil rig disaster, and the same equipment is still commonly used in drilling four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a report issued by the federal Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation …

Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

On National Doughnut Day, it's hard to imagine how our love of doughnuts might be contributing to deforestation halfway around the globe.<p>But here's the connection: You know that oily smudge left on your fingers after you polish off a doughnut? That's not just sugar. It's also palm oil.<p>The major …

Bob Boyd’s Beautiful Photographs of NYC Will Draw You in and Keep You Scrolling

Sometimes, you want to take a break from all the gimmicky photography out there — the expertly manipulated surreal self-portraits, interesting twists …

Portraits of people living on a dollar a day – in pictures

More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar. A book by Thomas A Nazario, founder of the International Organisation, documents the circumstances of those living in extreme poverty …

How to Make Your Beer Photos Look Awesome with Photoshop

There’s an art to editing photos for product photography, especially when it comes to liquids. In this two-part series, Aaron Nace shows viewers how …

Graphics

23 Landscape Photography Tips From A Pro

Landscapes may be a popular subject among photographers, but it takes a lot of mastery, patience, and a certain frame of mind to capture imagery that …

Landscape Photography

31 Craziest Moments From the Cannes Film Festival

Sylvester Stallone, Justin Bieber, and Viggo Mortensen, oh my!<p>Last week, dozens of our most prized possessions (famous people) gathered in Cannes, France to publicly celebrate and privately get hammered at the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival, which continues until next Sunday, is …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen creates dazzling, futuristic images by painting with light. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him to get illuminated about this unique art form.<p>Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen …

Photography

Google invites Fiber customers to test out new features early

Google is putting out a call for "a special set of users" interested in testing out the latest Google Fiber features before they're rolled out to all customers. This from the company that's already outpacing its nationwide competition. The preview group even gets its own special name: Fiber Trusted …

Apple Stores reportedly will start selling T-Mobile plans with an unlocked iPhone

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>This month Apple will start selling T-Mobile smartphone plans as well as AT&T(s t) prepaid plans in its stores …

Despite Va. Order, Car Services Uber, Lyft Refuse To Pull Over

Uber and Lyft car services have said they will continue to operate in Virginia, despite a cease-and-desist letter from the state saying the service is illegal because it hasn't received authorization from the Department of Motor Vehicles.<p>It comes a day after Colorado became the first state to pass …

Cable companies are reportedly funding fake consumer groups to attack net neutrality

The public wants net neutrality so badly that it broke the FCC's website. But can the weighty voice of the people combat well-funded astroturfing? <i>VICE</i> believes that the nation's cable companies are funding groups that pretend to represent consumers, but are actually just parroting their own stance …

Georgia Man Killed After Attempting an Armed 'Frontal Assault' on a Courthouse

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A man was shot dead by a SWAT team on the steps of a Georgia courthouse on Friday after he tried to …

Deutsche Telekom to follow Vodafone in revealing surveillance

Deutsche Telekom, operating in 14 countries including the US, Spain and Poland, has already published data for Germany<p>Germany's biggest telecoms company is to follow Vodafone in disclosing for the first time the number of surveillance requests it receives from governments around the world.<p>Deutsche …

CDC confirms 4th U.S. case of mad cow disease after Texas man dies

Mad cow disease -- the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. -- is responsible for the death of a Texas man, the<p>Centers for Disease Control and Preventionsaid Friday.<p>The variant CJD, as it's medically known, was confirmed by experts after a sample of the man's brain tissue was analyzed.<p>No specifics on …

Putin, Obama come face-to-face at D-Day commemoration

President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on Friday morning, marking the first time the two world leaders have …