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California Deserts In 'Super Bloom' Thanks To A Wet Winter

In some parts of the country, cold weather is threatening crops. Meanwhile, California has been so unseasonably wet that its deserts are experiencing what's called a "super bloom." After years of drought, the normally arid desert is lush.<p>"It just looks like a sea of flowers," says Janet Gordon, a …

Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets after airstrikes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Syria fired missiles at Israeli warplanes on a mission to destroy a weapons convoy destined for the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant …

Middle East

US military confirms Syria bombing, denies mosque was hit

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US military has said it conducted airstrikes in a northern Syria location where local reports say a mosque was struck and more than 40 people died, but the military denies it bombed a place of worship.<p>Instead, a US military official said, Thursday's airstrike along the border of Idlib …

Middle East

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

Two Americans mysteriously dead aboard cruise ship docked in San Juan | Fox News

Two American tourists aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas were found dead Wednesday afternoon, after it docked at Old San Juan Pier.<p>Authorities said the bodies showed no signs of violence and seemingly had died from natural causes.<p>The men were identified as Joseph M. Ambrussi, …

The FBI Just Got Disturbing New Hacking Powers

At midnight, the U.S. government quietly gained expansive new surveillance abilities after a last-ditch effort to stop changes to the federal code of …

Plight of the Polar Bear: “The Entire Ecosystem Is Failing in Front of Our Eyes”

The current EPA transition team leader might not believe in global warming, but its impacts are not an option for the northern Canadian town of …

Thirteen photographers to get to know at Amsterdam’s Unseen

Amsterdam's Unseen Photo Fair, an annual showcase of established and the brightest up-and-coming photographers is currently taking over the city. This year Dazed’s photo director Lauren Ford and photo producer Saorla Houston have taken residency in the fair with a curated corner featuring 13 young …

Photographers

A Guide to Understanding the Multiverse - Rookie

Illustration by Alex Westfall.<p>As far as I know, you’re reading this on Earth, in the solar system, within the Milky Way galaxy. We share this …

Lyft says robots will drive most of its cars in five years

Expect to see semi-autonomous vehicles driving on fixed routes by 2017 in a subscription model.<p>Lyft — trying to keep up with its longtime ride-hailing competitor Uber, which just rolled out a self-driving pilot in Pittsburgh — is being more explicit about what company president John Zimmer has …

Autonomous Cars

'Kingdom of Shadows': New Doc Shines Light on Mexico's Drug War

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>During this election cycle, the U.S. relationship with Mexico has been shaped by rhetoric about undocumented immigrants and border control. Something that is less talked about is the U.S.-Mexico drug war, which continues unabated and with …

Ancient DNA traces extinct Caribbean 'Island Murderer' back to the dawn of mammals - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

From skeletal remains found among ancient owl pellets, a team of scientists has recovered the first ancient DNA of the extinct West Indian mammal …

This California university will pay half your college tuition just for playing video games

The University of California-Irvine is recruiting students on partial scholarships dedicated solely to video gaming. And with the upcoming grand opening of its eSports arena on campus, the school has become a "Mecca for gamers," according to Mark Deppe.<p>As the acting director of UCI eSports, Deppe …

How Protecting Animals Led to Allegations of Torture and Rape

Tarangire, Tanzania<p>Recent human rights abuses in Tanzania's fight to stop wildlife poaching call into question whether drastic new measures will be above board.<p>Loota was working late one Sunday evening in 2013 when a truck full of army officers stopped outside his butcher shop. They hopped out and …

Human Chimera Research's Huge (and Thorny) Potential

It is striking just how little we know about human development, especially given we are now decades into the modern era of biology. How is it …

America's next-generation stealth bomber just got its name

Announced at the annual Air Force Association's conference, Northrop Grumman's B-21 is named after famed World War II air commander Gen. James Doolittle's group.<p>The name for the next-generation bomber was announced by retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole, the last surviving member of the "Doolittle raid," …

Human skeleton found on famed Antikythera shipwreck

Hannes Schroeder snaps on two pairs of blue latex gloves, then wipes his hands with a solution of bleach. In front of him is a large Tupperware box …

Archaeology

NASA Spacecraft Captures Black Holes Eating Stars & Belching Fire

“It’s as though the black hole has cleaned its room by throwing flames.”<p>It’s like a great cosmic belch.<p>According to NASA, when black holes swallow stars, they release a burst of energy, a flare containing high-energy radiation, including ultraviolet and X-ray light. Now, astronomers have been able …

Nazi time capsule: Newspapers, photographs and copies of Mein Kampf found ‘perfectly preserved’ in Poland

Photographs, newspapers, coins and books preserved in a Nazi time capsule from around 1934 have been discovered in Poland.<p>The capsule was recovered …

22 Unique And Beautiful Rings For Animal Lovers

For those who want to display their love of animals.

Ways YOU Can Help Protect Endangered Species

Ways YOU Can Help Protect Endangered Species<p>Updated on May 28, 2018<p>Published May 31, 2012.<p>Protecting endangered species is important in maintaining …

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …

A Student Created a Powerful Sexual Assault Photo Series After Brock Turner's Jail Release

"It's real, it's raw, and it's out there."<p>Just after Brock Turner, the Stanford rapist, was released from jail after serving half of his six-month sentence, student photographer Yana Mazurkevich released a powerful photo series called <i>It Happens</i>, which shows, in hauntingly beautiful photos, the …

6 Reasons You Should Be Printing Your Photos

As a photographer I spend a lot of time taking photos, editing, blogging, and posting to social media. To what end? Are the photos meant to be viewed …

Pinhole Cameras Made from Twigs and Dirt Capture Hazy Landscapes

Adam Donnelly and David Janesko make site-specific pinhole cameras from dirt, leaves, and whatever else they can find.<p>Random piece of trivia alert: Today is World Pinhole Day. It falls just a couple of days after Earth Day, so now’s the perfect time to check out David Janesko and Adam Donnelly's …

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24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf coast is now 24, …

Pemex

12 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books to Read: May 2016

We couldn’t be more excited for the month of May, as it will see several spectacular-looking debut novels, continuations of a few popular series, and …

The Best Camera Bags and Straps

After doing more than 24 hours of new research and testing—including interviews with several professional photographers—on top of 60 hours previously …