Alberto de Benito

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The Patient Photography of Steve Winter

National Geographic wildlife photographers have often recounted the painful waiting period that comes with getting the perfect shot. Countless hours are spent sitting within the stuffy confines of a blind or perched behind a crop of tall grasses, camera lens at the ready, waiting for the animal to …

New Film Highlights Hydropower Dams and Food Security Concerns in Cambodia

<b>Scientists and conservation experts are urging the government of Cambodia to put a moratorium on the development of hydropower dams, and now Conservation International has released a new short film, Hydropower Impacts and Alternatives, that takes a closer look at the issues surrounding the dam</b> …

Kieran’s Breckenridge

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Kieran Cain</b> once hailed from Denver, Colorado, but made the choice to relocate “up the hill”–about an hour and a half’s drive west–to Breckenridge. The “Breck” tranplant makes his living in the ski industry as the marketing director for Breckenridge Ski Resort and couldn’t …

How to Avoid Expensive Holiday Airfares

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>Reader Question: Can I avoid expensive holiday airfares?</b><p><b>My Answer:</b> Sure, you could do what Dom Beveridge did when he needed to travel with his family from Pittsburgh to Detroit recently. “Prices were ridiculous,” he says. “So we drove.”<p>True, a five-hour drive isn’t as …

Top 10 Harvest Festivals Around the World

Travel<p>Communities around the globe honor the fall harvest season with fun celebrations—Here are the best destinations to plan a trip.<p>Thanksgiving, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts<p>Thanksgiving, a U.S. holiday on the fourth Thursday of November, originated in the fall of 1621, when Pilgrims …

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The Wildest Hangover Cures From Around the World

A Bloody Mary may be America’s tried-and-true hangover cure, but New Year's Day may require a stronger concoction. Take some cues from around the …

Editor's Letter: The troubles with choosing our 2013 Performance Car of the Year

Don't put it on the grass.<p>As soon as I hit the brakes, I knew I'd be leaving the pavement. A field lay beyond the concrete, and I hoped the greenery wasn't wet, because nothing accelerates faster than a car sliding on wet grass. A hundred yards away, a dirt wall loomed.<p>Four hours earlier, as the …

1959 Porsche 356 A Cabriolet

This 1959 Porsche 356 A cabriolet is said to be rust-free and original not counting a respray in the original color. The interior is pretty ratty, …

Brazil wants to know why Apple bills its citizens in US dollars

Brazil's national currency is the <i>real</i>, but you wouldn't know that by looking at its iTunes storefront. Apple prices everything there in US dollars, which has led Brazil's Consumer Protection Secretariat to write a formal letter to the company requesting an explanation. We're not sure why this has …

Sleep disorder makes people act out their dreams