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Summer's Hottest Beach Reads

Whether youre downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.<p>Whether you're downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.

Books

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

National Parks

Why you’ll share this story: The new science of memes

More and more of the things that set the internet on fire are of that species of charmingly moronic pairing of text and image that allows even the post-literate to feel like they have partaken of a shared cultural moment. And now, scientists are beginning to understand how the curiously addictive …

Memes

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Spectacular Images of the Antarctic

Renowned Italian photographer Enzo Barracco is celebrated primarily for his work in the fashion industry. Last year, he broke from that mold, packed …

Vivienne Westwood

Best Of Etsy: 40 Perfect Finds Made In London Town

The British high street is great. Like, <i>really</i> great. But, sometimes, when you’re on the hunt for the perfect present or the ultimate wedding gift, …

How Africa's New Urban Centers Are Shifting Its Old Colonial Boundaries

The continent's booming new economic zones are outstripping the ability of weak central governments to retain their hold on them.<p>Twice as populous today as the next biggest African country, Nigeria, which was cobbled together as a colony 100 years ago, has always stood out on its continent as the …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

17-Year-Old Daydreamer's Surreal Escape

Belgium-based photographer Ian Komac captures and creates surreal scenes both in nature and indoors. The 17-year-old photo enthusiast has been honing his craft from a young age, continually growing his skill set in photography and photo manipulation. Following the completion of his final school …

Photography

Feast Your Eyes: Frozen Desserts

<i>Each week, we'll be scanning through recipes for exceptional photos from our community, and sharing our favorites.</i><p><i>Today: Luckily for us, these photos from Your Best Frozen Dessert were captured before melting away.</i><p>Today is officially the first day of summer, and looking through these photos of …

Dessert

Top 10 Most Expensive And Luxurious Hotels in Paris

Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience …

France

Domestic Bliss: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at Home

The Steven Klein shoot that started it all: Mr. and Mrs. Smith costars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie play house in Palm Springs. (July 2005)

‘Captain Sum Ting Wong’ crashes plane in unbelievable TV news prank

KTVU news station has been the victim of a cruel prank, announcing that the pilots of the Asiana Airlanes plane that crashed in San Francisco on …

Nokia Lumia 1020 64GB Available in Windows Phone Store

Few days back, Nokia unveiled its much awaited Lumia 1020 41MP camera phone. One of the main features that I think is missing in Nokia Lumia 1020 is …

Mobile Technology

20 Movies You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

'Jurassic Park,' 'Free Willy,' 'Rudy' and more<p>Do you still quote <i>Dazed and Confused</i>? Or roll your eyes whenever someone mentions <i>Sleepless in Seattle</i>? …

Movies

Sparrows fly around a lotus flower in Zizhuyuan Park in Beijing, China See more from this week in wildlife on GuardianEco: http://t.gu.com/mTzdg Photograph: Xinhua /Landov/Barcroft Media #floralfriday

Facebook Graph Search: ‘Married people who like prostitutes’ and 10 more queries you need to try

<b>Facebook rolled out its new Graph Search to English-speaking users over the past week, enabling people to filter friends, compatriots and wider</b> …

Edward Snowden re-emerges for Moscow airport meeting

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994327_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518124214_bf79e743202c7c36775338edfa5598b3<p><b>Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has met human rights groups and lawyers at a Moscow airport, in his first appearance in three weeks.</b><p>He …

Surveillance

A red wine detox holiday in France

I'd always thought of red wine as my nemesis. Every time I managed to get close to my wedding day weight – many years and two children ago – a couple …

Frogs, geckos, chameleons and more

MADAGASCAR is perhaps best known to most people as the setting of the eponymous animated film. But the isolated island in the Indian Ocean, near the …

Soaring summer temperatures are welcome for some but how can people keep comfortable when the mercury rises? http://bbc.in/15aeO00 There are a number of simple solutions which might not always be obvious.

Canon's 11-22mm Wide Angle Zoom for the EOS M Won't Come to the US

Uh, what? Say that again? The new EF-M 11-22mm f4-5.6 won’t hit US markets? Apparently so, at least that’s what Canon Rumors reports, quoting a …

Cameras

12 Stunning Examples of Digital Monochrome Photography

Black and white as a description may be considered a misnomer in that the images are not ordinarily starkly contrasted black and white but combine …

Confessions of an Ex-Gear Addict

Thank God, I am now a gear minimalist focused on photography and a big fan of “limitation creativity” (i.e. you are more creative with less)… But …

How to photograph children

The beauty about taking pictures of children, I find, is that they have that unselfconscious innocence. As a child portraiture photographer, I love …

Stunning Macro Shots of Vibrant Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are the most varied and arguably the most beautiful of all marine habitats. Often referred to as “rainforests of the sea”, coral reefs …

Great Barrier Reef

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

How to take great urban photos

The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you …