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Photographer Jeffrey Milstein explores residential and commercial neighbourhoods, parks and recreation spots, and industrial districts of LA and New York using a high-resolution camera from a helicopter, in his new book LANY (Thames & Hudson)

Los Angeles

Thanksgiving Lentil Salad: The One Vegetarian Main to Serve

Thanksgiving Lentil Salad<p>Serves 8 to 10 as a main course<p>1 medium butternut squash (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes <br>1 large red …

America’s 38 Essential Restaurants

<b>What are the restaurants that</b> altogether define dining in America? For nearly four years, I’ve been chasing this consuming riddle around the country as Eater's national critic. There will never be an immutable answer, and that’s what makes eating across the nation so riveting. But this annual …

The Best Movies of 2017 (So Far)

<i>This list has been updated to include October releases.</i><p>This year has already seen one attempt at crowning a best film go awry, but we won’t be …

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle

Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows<p>Up to nine in 10 cancers are caused by environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution, a new scientific study has …

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

Nature

6 Super-Cheap Europe Trips for Winter

What do you feel like exploring this winter? A labyrinth of colorful covered market stalls? Peaceful canals under glittering snowfall? How about a cozy fireside pub?<p>Earlier this fall, <b>Hopper</b> reported how cheap flying to Europe has gotten. As we mentioned then, "The average price of a flight to …

6 Morning Rituals Healthy And Successful People Do Every Day

How you start your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. If you want to be productive, feel fulfilled and accomplished without sacrificing …

To-do list app Any.do gets a little slicker, a little quicker with version 3.0 update

To-do list app Any.do has released its third major update today, adding support for Android tablets and making it easier to jump in and out of different lists with a new grid view. The app's stand-out feature in the crowded market for to-do lists is still the "Any.do moment" — a daily planner …

The Beauty and Grandeur of Opera Houses Around the World

For centuries, opera houses have stood as the symbol of a nation's wealth and grandeur. David Leventi celebrates these cultural landmarks by photographing the interiors of world-famous opera houses around the globe, capturing the spectacular architecture and ornate decor of vast halls in Budapest, …

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

Daylight Savings Time

How Did Long-Necked Dinosaurs Drink Without Getting Dizzy?

Extremely tall animals such as the giraffe may offer clues.<p>Many of us have gotten dizzy when we stand up too fast—and we don't even have to go that far. Imagine if you had to lower and raise your head several stories every time you wanted a drink of water.<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week comes …

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel

Week's Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Web, Martian Vistas, and Earth From Above

A volcano awakens, scientists spin a massive cosmic web, and NASA's Mars rover continues to climb Mount Sharp.

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Highest Stone Age Campsite Reveals Grit of First Americans

South America's early migrants reached a remote oasis more than 14,000 feet high.<p>Paleo-Indian hunters ventured high into the Andes Mountains as early as 12,800 years ago, as much as two thousand years sooner than previously thought.<p>The finding, reported Thursday in the journal <i>Science</i>, suggests that …

Modern Istanbul

Travel Photography

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

Massachusetts: Try Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

<b>Recon the shores of Cape Cod on a stand-up paddleboard adventure.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Get to know the beauty of Cape Cod as you paddle, swim, and play throughout its pristine beaches, hidden salt marshes, rich estuaries, and bountiful bays. Excursions include a lesson that covers all the skills you need for …

Aerial views of India by drone - in pictures

Photographer Amos Chapple's remarkable aerial views of India were shot by attaching his camera to a 'quadcopter' drone

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Pictures: Canada's Cities

Canada

Wildfires Intensify in Pacific Northwest as Winds Rise

Fires burn significant areas in Washington and Oregon.<p>More than two dozen wildfires in Oregon and Washington, sparked by lightning strikes last weekend and spurred by hot, dry conditions and strong winds, are expected to intensify Friday. Hundreds of people have been evacuated and about 1,000 homes …

Determination For Recovery

Project info<p>A few months ago I got an email by a girl asking me, would I be interested in photographing her. I get these kind of requests a lot but this one was deferent ,<br>this is her story.<p>The body is a wondrous place to live, but when it is faced with a chronic disease it quickly turns into a …

The Land No Man Would Claim

"No man’s land" is a term that, to the modern ear, can sound like stepping onto a battlefield. In fact, the phrase refers back to the idea of unclaimed land (recorded as "namesmaneslande" in the Domesday survey of England of 1086) and still carries an echo of perennial hopes for free land, for …

A New Kind of Lift: UK Targets Eight Spaceport Sites for 2018

The British government says it wants to open up its own spaceport by 2018, and on Tuesday it listed eight coastal airfields that are under consideration for the role. Six of them are in Scotland, which could be an independent state by then. The Scottish sites are Campbeltown Airport, Glasgow …

Virgin Galactic

Obesity epidemic will reverse 20 year decline in dementia cases, health experts warn

Dementia cases have been declining since 1990 in England but the growing obesity epidemic will reverse that trend within a decade, the Alzheimer's Association annual conference in Copenhagan heard today<p>Britain is facing a health time-bomb which will reverse a 20 year decline in dementia diagnoses …

Dementia

Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China

A new species of prehistoric, four-winged dinosaur discovered in China may be the largest flying reptile of its kind.<p>The well-preserved, complete skeleton of the dinosaur <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i> features a long tail with feathers 30cm in length – the longest ever seen on a dinosaur fossil. The feathers …