Michael O Rourke

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Here comes summer, Brian Lotti

Striped Hills, Timo Lenzen

Lost Horizon, Peter Edel

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Sean photography Aug morning light


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More Than Just Peat and Smoke: The Best Islay Single Malts

Islay is a rocky island off the southern coast of Scotland, home to less than 4,000 inhabitants—about a quarter of whom speak Gaelic—and probably a larger number of sheep. Islay's main industry may be agriculture, but this remote island isn't known for its agriculture; it's famous for its whiskies, …


Whale on the beach (larger)

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Not the girl I knew, Helena Perez Garcia


20 Words You're Probably Misusing

• <b>INVARIABLY</b><br>If something happens invariably, it always happens. To be invariable is to never vary. The word is sometimes used to mean frequently, which has more leeway.• <b><br>COMPRISE/COMPOSE</b><br>A whole comprises its parts. The alphabet comprises 26 letters. The U.S. comprises 50 states. But people tend to say <i>is comprised of</i> when they mean <i>comprise</i>. If your instinct is to use the <i>is … of</i> version, then substitute <i>composed</i>. The whole is composed of its parts.• <b><br>FREE REIN</b><br>If you have free rein you can do what you …


Rare direct image of a super-Jupiter exoplanet

The big, wide universe has a lot of stars. The exact figure is unknown, although estimates put the number somewhere in the region of 70 sextillion. Some of those stars, just like our own sun, have their own planetary satellites. Yet, according to the NASA Exoplanet Archive, astronomers have only …


The Best Gin for a Martini

The Surprise Favorite:<p>Ford's Gin<p>What do you want when you drink a martini?<p>I know what I want: A crisp, cold, silky-smooth drink that tastes of juniper and woody herbs and citrus peel. I want subtle hints of spices, in both the aroma and the flavor, and I especially want to taste things like …


iFidelity: Players Spark New Audiophile Debate for the Digital Era

For decades, devotees of high-end audio have fought bitterly over the limits of audiophile gear. Does a $5,000-dollar amp really make a difference? Are fancy cables a requirement or a scam? Do CDs really sound better than records?<p>Now, with high-definition audio formats and a new generation of …

Longines TV spot - Timing Skiing History with Mikaela Shiffrin


Australia’s top medical research organization finds homeopathy worthless

Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council reviewed 225 research papers on homeopathy and came to the conclusion that "there are no …


Newstand, 1942 (colorized)

Space Photography 101