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Researchers accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol

Science has a long and storied history of looking for one thing but finding something better instead. Penicillin, radioactivity, science boxes...I mean microwave ovens -- all of these discoveries came in the the search for something else. On Monday, researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory …

Why Isn't Our Hair Naturally Blue?

Human hair comes in a variety of colors; including brown, blonde, and black. Why doesn't it grow blue or green?<p><b>Related on TestTube:</b><br>What Causes Color …

Your Essential QUOTES Collections of All Time

We enjoy reading quotes. Quotes are really useful because they contain well-expressed wisdom and motivation. Wisdom involves an integration of …

18 Signs You Are Killing Your Creativity

<i>“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” — Albert Einstein</i><p>You can make a significant impact in the world in your own small way if you expand your …

Creativity

12 of the most spectacular hikes in California

Mt. Whitney<p>Michael Shainblum<p>If you don’t have time for the John Muir trail you can still summit Mt. Whitney since the peak is accessible via a …

Hiking

10 Photos That Will Make You Want To Go To Iceland

Iceland is one of the most popular destinations for photographers. Not surprisingly as it has some of the most beautiful landscapes to …

These Amazing Maps Show How Wildlife Will Migrate to Survive Climate Change

For most animals, adapting to climate change won’t mean evolving new ways to stay cool—they’ll just pick up and move to cooler habitats. It’s how the …

The best hikes nearby 5 of America's biggest cities | Adventure Sports Network

Over the past decade or so, much has been made about the U.S. (and global) trend of more people moving into urban areas.<p>Sure, there are bonuses to …

Hiking

The best backpacking trails for beginners | Adventure Sports Network

For some, it’s hard to imagine an easy intro to backpacking.<p>The thought of hiking for days at a time with all of your gear on your back through …

Hiking

Planning Complex Backpacking Trips: Best Practices

Best practices when trip planning includes: booking transportation, gear selection and packing tips for complex backpacking trips.The post Planning …

Fanning and Ho Surf The Frozen North - Comfortably numb and compulsively watchable

After Mick chose to skip the Margaret River ‘CT event, many wondered what his personal year would look like. Turns out that part of his re-route …

The Postprocessing Pipeline

A few years ago, while shooting big-wave surfing, I captured a remarkable image of pro surfer Kohl Christensen riding a mountain of water on a …

Tutorials

A photographer swam with sharks for 10 years to capture these stunning photos

But for photographer Michael Muller, sharks are fascinating, and they make for stunning subjects in his photography series and book, SHARKS, published by Taschen.<p>Muller was not originally a nature photographer. He is actually well-known for his celebrity work, having shot the cover of Rihanna's …

Earth - What is the point of saving endangered species?

In 1981, mountain gorillas were at rock-bottom. Confined to a small mountain range in central Africa, with humans encroaching on their habitat bringing poaching and civil war, their population was estimated at just 254. They would all have fitted into a single Boeing 747.<p>Today things look a little …

Ecology

25 places we're dying to explore right now - Matador Network

25 places we’re dying to explore right now<p>The Matador team is made up of more than two dozen of the best-traveled people you’ll ever meet. We’re …

Oregon: FINALLY!

It’s been a long time coming, and I am arriving about a month later than I had originally thought, but I finally crossed the state line into Oregon! …

What You Need to Know About Palawan, the "Best Island in the World"

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named "Best Island in the World" by the …

Mount Hood Hikes: 5 Spots With Stunning Views of Oregon's Iconic Peak

There's really never a bad_ _time to visit Mount Hood, Oregon's highest peak and one of the state's most popular outdoor meccas and photographed …

Hiking

New books deliver double dose of venomous animal facts

In the arms race of life, a number of animals use venom as a weapon to paralyze prey and jump-start digestion. Meanwhile, venom also helps a variety …

Zoology

Don’t be fooled by a cooling Antarctica — warming is winning out

For most of the latter half of the 20th century, the Antarctic Peninsula was one of the fastest-warming places on the planet, with serious …

Norway Just Banned Deforestation

Norway is the first country to adopt a ban on deforestation, a policy that will likely have global effects. The Norwegian parliament recently committed to a deforestation-free supply chain of goods coming into the country. Norway is not, however, new to putting large sums of money to stop …

Carbon Dioxide

In Defence Of Wasps: Why Squashing Them Comes With A Sting In The Tale

They are one of the most unwelcome signs of summer. Buzzing through beer gardens, attacking innocent picnics, wasps arrive ominously with a sting in …

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest | Dr Paul Salaman

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Climate Change

DPReview is partnering with USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year was founded in 2013 by Charlie Waite, one of the world's most respected landscape photographers, and this …

Photography

Landscape Photography With Elia Locardi | A Full Hour Tutorial From Capture To Lightroom

Episode 1 of the groundbreaking landscape photography tutorial, <i>Photographing the World</i>, is now available to watch for free.<p>The guys over at Fstoppers …

Landscape Photography

Washington’s Best Lakes

Washington is home to over 8,000 lakes. Thanks to glacier melt, snow melt, and a complex and seemingly endless network of freezing-and-thawing …

Two Weeks In Bali - Billy Stairmand will make you wish you were in Indonesia in less than three minutes

Spend two weeks in Bali, and rest assured, you’re going to have a great time. The waves, the adventures, the nightlife – it’s all there, if you know …

Instant Replay: Enhancing Color in Lightroom with Wes Maggio

Levi Sim is passionate about making photographs and helping others make their pictures better, too. He's a full-time photographer making business …

This Vagabond Reminds Us That Travel Is More Affordable Than You Might Think

Don’t you wish you could just go? Pack up the bare essentials, set a <i>very</i> loose itinerary, grab your significant other and hit the road. Not to escape responsibilities but to discover how to live. Imagine finding the perfect campsites by accident or reading a book with your toes in a crystalline …

How sea otters help save the planet

New research into the complex links of the food chain suggest that the lovable mammals play a key role in managing carbon dioxide levels<p>Charles Darwin once mused on the impacts that predators could have on the landscapes around them. In particular, he wondered – in <i>On the Origin of Species</i> – how …

Zoology