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Why The X-47B Failed Its Latest Landing Attempt, And Why It's Still The Future Of Flight

The X-47B is a technological testbed, the failures of which teach researchers just as much as the successes.<p>The X-47B autonomous aircraft made history last week, successfully landing on the aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush. Twice. Then things went awry. A third aircraft carrier landing attempt …

Travel Photographer of the Year – the best shots from 2003-2012

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2013/jul/12/travel-photographer-of-the-year-best-shots<p>720<p>To mark its 10th anniversary, the Travel …

2014 Mazda 6 Grand Touring vs. 2013 Honda Accord EX-L | Comparison Test

TESTED<p>Driving a family sedan tells society that you’re toeing the line. It’s the responsible move, presumably one of many. Buying one is akin to getting a tattoo lasered off: You might be the same person afterward, but the edginess of youth and the dumb things you used to do are now painfully …

Los Angeles’ Best Tacos: A Field Guide

It’s said that if you put it in a tortilla, Los Angeles will eat it. From ubiquitous lonchero trucks to the white-draped tables of alta cocina, …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.