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Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say

Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop.<p>New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer screening. Among them: About 6 in 10 adults submitted …

Cancer

Cage director Asim Qureshi refuses to condemn stoning of adulterous women

This Week presenter Andrew Neil appears shocked at failure to refute Sharia law<p>The director of the Muslim rights group Cage has repeatedly refused to condemn the stoning of adulterous women by Islamic extremists.<p>Appearing on the <i>BBC’s This Week</i> programme, Asim Qureshi was asked about a series of …

Islamic State will try to profit from the treasures of Nimrud

With oil revenues falling, the terrorist group will resort to smuggling antiquities as another way of making money<p>Islamist fervour will not have been the sole reason for Isil's decision to <b>loot the ancient city of Nimrud.</b> The terrorists who pillaged the treasures bequeathed by history will also have …

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What is Google TalkBack?

Google's TalkBack service is a great way for the vision-impaired to use all of Android's features<p>Most of us take being able to see everything on our …

Breathtaking Photos of Ocean Waves Capture the Thrill of Surfing

New Jersey-based photographer Ryan Struck seeks to capture the thrill and beauty of surfing in his gorgeous images of crashing waves awash with the glow of natural sunlight. Transporting the viewer right into the depths of the ocean, the dynamic photos bring time to a breathtaking standstill. …

Photography

One-Wheeled Electric Micro-cycle Lets Riders Travel in Ease and Style

Move over, Segway, a new personal mobility vehicle has rolled into town. After his 13-year-old daughter asked if it was possible to build a one-wheeled motorcycle that she had seen in a video game, engineer Chris Hoffmann spent the next seven years making that dream a reality by constructing the …

Bike Lanes

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Pictures of the Week 8.28.14

Movie Stills Juxtaposed Against Their Real-Life Locations

Canadian photographer Christopher Moloney brings the magic of cinema to life with <i>FILMography</i>, an ongoing art project that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. After printing out a black-and-white still from a film, Moloney holds up the print and snaps a photo of …

Tom Hanks

20 Vivid Hummingbird Close-ups Reveal Their Incredible Beauty

When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots. But both of these birds …

Birds

Multiple Photos of Iconic Places Taken Over Time are Sliced into Single Images

New York-based photographer Richard Silver captures how buildings and monuments change in appearance from day to night. Instead of exploring this in several images, however, he shows the progression in a single photograph. Silver's ongoing series is titled <i>Time Slice</i>, and it gives us an interesting …

Photography

Powerful Black and White Photos of Hong Kong in the 1950's and '60s

From a very young age, self-taught Chinese photographer Fan Ho began documenting the world around him. In this collection of work, titled <i>Hong Kong Yesterday</i>, he captured the essence of the city throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He was fascinated by the hustle and bustle of the urban environment and …

Hong Kong

Playful Paintings Suggest How Animals Are Created

Mexican artist Ricardo Solis creates amusing paintings that playfully illustrate how animals are created. In the whimsical works, viewers become witness to an imaginative process that explains how a zebra gets its stripes, how a leopard gets its spots, or how a flamingo gets its colorful pink …

Art

Beautiful Photo Series Captures the Youthful Days of Summer in Poland

Polish photographer Izabela Urbaniak captures the essence of youth and the freedom of summer in this stunning collection of black and white photographs. Since 2012, Urbaniak has been developing the series, titled <i>Summertime</i>, which documents her two sons, with friends and cousins, as they explore …

Photography

Pictures of the Week 8.21.14

Android Caching and Offline storage

Caching<p>Caching will enable your application to be responsive even if the network is not available and user can use your application flawlessly …

8 Of Google’s Craziest Offices

Google is known for its zany office designs, from stroopwafel ceilings to slides to scooters. And you thought your office’s foosball table was cool.<p>While most of us 9-to-5ers hunch over in boxy, fluorescent-lit cubicles, feeling lucky if our office has a snack machine, the Google employees of the …

Rooms We Can't Believe Are Outdoors

The epitome of indoor-outdoor living.<p>These spaces are the epitome of indoor-outdoor living. If you moved them inside, you wouldn't have to change a thing.

19 Incredible Photos From New York City's 17-Year-Old 'Outlaw Instagrammer'

The teen, recently profiled in New York Magazine by Adrian Chen, is what Chen calls an "outlaw Instagrammer," a kid who explores the forbidden, dangerous heights of Manhattan without abandon, snapping photos along the way.<p>Deas, with nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram, climbs bridges, scales …

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Incredible Photographic Survey of Military Kits From 1066 to 2014

UK-based photographer Thom Atkinson's series <i>Soldiers' Inventories</i> is an incredibly extensive photographic survey of the military kits carried by British soldiers from 1066 to 2014. With the goal of exploring what he describes as “the mythology surrounding Britain's relationship with war,” Atkinson …

History

Awesome Jellyfish Photography

This week I had the chance to visit the New England Aquarium and I was amazed by the jellyfish, so today I decided to research about some awesome …

100th Anniversary of Panama Canal: Pictures