Peter Burtnick

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Locals share insider tips on visiting 18 popular tourist attractions around the world

A Reddit thread asked users who live near tourist attractions to give advice to tourists, with answers that ranged from the best time to visit an attraction to those that might be worth skipping.<p>We combed through the thread to pull the best insider tips on visiting the world's top tourist …

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Hands-on

Building on the success of its most interesting — and most expensive — handset, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, besides being a mouthful to say, is …

Who Owns Your Steps?

Kendra Albert has painstakingly logged a few million steps on wearable fitness trackers over the last four years. But the only proof of her hard-won progress resides on the servers of the company that makes them. For Albert, that data is almost as valuable and irreplaceable as photos or texts, and …

June 2015

Top NASA Scientist: We'll Find Signs of Alien Life 'Within a Decade'

Space<p>Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Paranormal

The fastest animal in the world is not a cheetah, but a mite

When speed is measured relative to body size, nothing in the world is faster than the Paratarsotomus macropalpis, a species of mite.

Healing, 'Terminator'-style: Liquid metal could fix severed nerves

It's about time. Medical researchers are borrowing a page from the speculative science and technology of 1991's "Terminator 2" to help repair severed nerves.<p>On Monday, a team at Tsinghua University in Beijing announced the promising use of liquid metal to bridge the gap between the two ends of a …

Super-Strong Graphene Has an Achilles' Heel

<i>Updated at 12:31 p.m. ET.</i><p>Graphene is often touted as a miracle material— it easily conducts electricity and it's hundreds of times stronger than …

Exoplanet's 'Day' Clocked For First Time, Lasts Eight Hours

Astronomers have measured the rotation rate of an alien planet for the first time ever, finding that a huge Jupiter-like world called Beta Pictoris b has a day lasting just eight hours.<p>The equator of Beta Pictoris b, a gas giant about 10 times more massive than Jupiter, is moving at about 62,000 …

Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle damaged from heart attacks in primates

The researchers found that over subsequent weeks, the stem-cell derived heart muscle cells infiltrated into the damaged heart tissue, then matured, …

Fast contractions and depolarizations in mitochondria revealed with multiparametric imaging

(Medical Xpress)—When something bad happens to otherwise healthy neurons it's easy to blame the usual suspects—the mitochondria. In some cases the …

Researchers find possible evidence of toroidal magnetic field surrounding magnetar

(Phys.org) —Space researchers in Japan working at the Suzaku observatory have found possible evidence of the existence of a toroidal magnetic field …

Wireless electricity? It's here

Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.<p>Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils -- the kind you'd see if you cracked open the back of your freezer.<p>She …

Dark Matter Might Be Hiding In Microscopic Black Holes, Astrophysicists Say

Dark matter, the invisible and mysterious stuff that makes up most of the material universe, might be hiding itself in microscopic black holes, says a team of Russian astrophysicists.<p>No one knows what dark matter is. But scientists do know that it must exist, because there is not enough visible …

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

Ron Burgundy Loves Rob Ford And It's Wonderful (VIDEO)

Ron Burgundy may prefer Scotch (Scotchy, Scoth, Scoth) to Russian Prince vodka, but he still has plenty in common with Rob Ford.<p>Both men are relics …

Amazon's new $139 Kindle Fire HD is the cheap tablet to buy

Amazon is rolling out the brand-new Kindle FIre HDX with upgraded everything tonight, but last year's Kindle Fire HD isn't going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, the company announced that it is updating the tablet and cutting its price down to $139 — a very aggressive price point for a …

Here's the list of bidders for the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction

Industry Canada has just posted the complete list of bidders for the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction in January 14th, 2014. While TELUS, WIND, …

Saturday Night Live

Deal: Google Nexus 7 (2013) price dropped to $219.99 at Future Shop

Been holding off in purchasing the Google Nexus 7 (2013)?<p>It’s not the biggest drop in price, but the money is better off in your pocket than …

Flipboard For Sports Fans

Inside Flipboard / September 12, 2013<p>Some of the best sports coverage in the world comes from you, the true fan. You are obsessive about your team; …

Social Media

15 Videos That Show The GoPro Camera Is Changing The Way We See The World

The ultralight and portable device provides an easy way to record amazing, high definition images, and has become the standard for many video producers as a cheap alternative to buying or renting expensive camera equipment.<p>With three different versions of their newest HERO 3 model available ranging …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed.<p>From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just …

National Parks

Paintings by Kevin Sloan

Paintings by Kevin Sloan<p>Allegorical paintings infused with meaning that speaks of the beauty of nature but also maintains a balance with contemporary …

Adventures on Instagram

You no longer need a thousand-dollar camera to take awe-inspiring shots. All you really need is an iPhone, an Instagram account, and a sharp eye. Just take it from the guys at Camp 4 Collective —Jimmy Chin, Anson Fogel, Renan Ozturk, and Alex Honnold, recently featured in the Instagram blog. They …

10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Fall Movie Preview: 16 Oscar Contenders to Watch For

That time of year when studios bring out their most award-worthy films<p>If you're a filmmaker looking to attract smart, adult audiences and award-show buzz this fall, it seems your best bet may be to set your movie in one of the following settings: out at sea, out in space, or in any year before …