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This Mind-Blowing Panoramic Timelapse of L.A. Was Shot over Two Years with Two DSLRs (VIDEO)

We’ve featured the stunning work of Joe Capra before but the incredible panoramic timelapse of Los Angles that he shot over a two-year period could …

National park tips: Rocks mysteriously slide around Death Valley's Racetrack. That's one reason to go

The challenge of getting to the Racetrack in Death Valley National Park is part of the payoff. This back-country outpost is where breadbox-sized rocks mysteriously make tracks across a pale, flat, dry lake bed. (It's actually a trick of ice and wind.)<p>Photographers and conspiracy theorists love the …

The 50/15/5 Guide: A simple approach to budgeting

Not sure where to start with budgeting? Take a look at how the 50/15/5 principle could work for you.<p>THE BACKGROUND:<p>A few months ago, I came home from …

The Greatest American National Park Road Trip

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is another slightly different park. A former toxic dump that's been cleaned up and restored to its former natural …

Best Spots for Camping in the Fall

With weather like this, we often dream of living outdoors.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Southernliving.com.</i><p>Small Towns We Love<p>9 Southern …

Yosemite National Park, United States

One of the first parks in the National Park Service, California’s Yosemite is a World Heritage site. Its most famous scenery includes mountain peaks like Half Dome and El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, giant sequoias, and sub-alpine lakes. Adventure travel expert Matt Villano recommends Hetch Hetchy, an …

How Global Rallycross Cars Can Accelerate Faster Than Gravity

Red Bull Global Rallycross racers make 600 hp and do 0-60 in 1.9 seconds. Here's the outrageous engineering that makes that possible.<p>You know the cars of Red Bull Global Rallycross are fast. Like, leave a superbike in the dust fast. With 600-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engines driving all …

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Hennessey's 800HP Supercharged Shelby GT350 Will Vaporize Your Eardrums

If this was the last thing you ever heard, that wouldn't be so bad.<p>The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is already a hell of a car—it won our 2016 Performance Car of the Year test, beating out the likes of Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes-AMG with its 526 naturally-aspirated horsepower.<p>But why stop at 526 …

16 Places You Must Have Hot Chocolate Before You Die

Death by chocolate.

How to Make the World’s Best Mashed Potatoes

All you need is four ingredients and a craving for comfort food<p>When I was much, much younger, I made instant (organic) mashed potatoes, thinking it was the most modern thing.<p>But then I realized making mashed potatoes from scratch was just as easy and so much more delicious.<p><b>Related:</b> Why You Should …

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Researchers spot a horrifying undersea beast close to the US

Federal researchers from the United States just returned from a deep-sea expedition off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island.<p>Their mission was to figure out why waters surrounding the archipelago, or group of islands, are so abundant in biodiversity while nearby areas are like "sea deserts," according …

Researchers generate proton beams using a combination of nanoparticles and laser light

Light, when strongly concentrated, is enormously powerful. Now, a team of physicists led by Professor Jörg Schreiber from the Institute of …

Earth's oxygen levels are declining - and scientists aren't sure why

Scientists led by Daniel Stolper at Princeton University studied samples of ancient air trapped in ice in Antarctica and Greenland and made a …

New Study Reveals The Most Murderous Mammal

UWE ZUCCHI/AFP/Getty ImagesWhile the phrase “most murderous mammal” may bring to mind the lion, the tiger, the bear, or of course the human being, …

Massive U.K. Brain-Mapping Project Releases First Results

Last week researchers released the first results from the UK Biobank Imaging Study, a massive effort that ultimately aims to scan the brains of …

How Google Has Changed the World

It’s incredible that it took just 18 years for Google -- the company reached this milestone of adulthood on Sept. 27 -- to create a market …

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11 Super Secret Off-Menu Items Worth Trying in Los Angeles

There's no more delicious pat on the back than ordering an off-menu item in LA. It's partly because of the nod of respect the waiter gives you after ordering the secret dish, but mainly because what comes out of the kitchen is some of the chef's best work. Usually it's a signature dish that the …

European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft crash lands on surface of comet

The European Space Agency has ended its Rosetta mission to a far-away comet by crash-landing the spacecraft on its surface. Rosetta, which carried …

Rosetta landing: Comet-chasing probe makes final touchdown

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Rosetta space probe has crash-landed on the surface of a distant comet, ending a remarkable 12-year mission that made a series of breakthrough discoveries.<p>It was the final act of an epic project to chase a comet in its orbit around the sun, put a sister spacecraft on the surface and …

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Uber is researching a new vertical-takeoff ride offering that flies you around

Do you want to fly to work?<p>In an onstage interview with me today at the Nantucket Conference, Uber products head Jeff Holden said that the fast-growing ride-sharing company was seriously looking at a new form of transportation to offer its customers: Short-haul flying in cities.<p>The technology is …

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15 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism

Don't Diet<p>1 of 16<p>The <i>Men's Health</i> Diet isn't about eating less, it's about eating more—more nutrition-dense food to crowd out the empty calories and …

Top-Rated Butternut Squash Recipes

Delectably silky, with a mildly sweet flavor, butternut squash is a vegetable that works well in both sweet and savory dishes. Purée it into soups, …

High times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet?

<b>(Green Sense Farms/Travis Anderson)</b><p>Groundbreaking advances in vertical farming, which doesn’t break ground at all, raise hopes it can feed the world<p>Diane Stopyra<p>September 25, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Farming as we know it is failing. Mom-and-pop operations are struggling to survive and Big Ag cares far …

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Fifty elephants killed each day for last decade, study says amid key talks on ivory trade

The number of elephants across Africa has dropped by 111,000 in just 10 years to only 415,000 today, according to a study published on Sunday as global experts met in Johannesburg to discuss whether to lift the ban on the ivory trade.<p>The Pan-African survey, by the International Union for …

How Microsoft wants to 'solve cancer' using computer science

Could coders solve cancer in the same way they tackle computer science problems?<p>Microsoft (MSFT) is hoping the answer is yes. The company has revealed details of its latest research on Tuesday, saying it is aiming to "solve cancer using computer science."<p>Researchers at Microsoft's lab in Cambridge, …

New Ocean Explorer That Only Uses Renewable Energy Sources

Records could soon be set with the Energy Observer, and it has been dubbed to be the ocean’s equivalent of Solar Impulse. The 100ft catamaran is due …