Robin Finley Napier

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Here are the best replacements for Apple's default apps

These range from messaging to stocks to finding your friends. All are designed to work perfectly with Apple's handset.<p>But many have not changed much over time and, because they cater to <i>everyone</i>, aren't very good in some scenarios.<p>Luckily, Apple also has the App Store: a one million strong selection …

Apps

Best App for Sketching? Try Paper

<b>Paper (free)</b> by FiftyThree is easily one of my favorite apps. It’s available for iPhone but I tend to use it most on my iPad. FiftyThree sells its own Pencil stylus but the app is great with or without it, allowing you to take notes, create photo albums, and make beautiful sketches.<p>Recently …

Apps

The St. Paul’s rape trial was horrific—and exactly what American women should have expected

The St. Paul’s School rape trial was sickening for so many reasons, but it was far from unusual. The treatment of the victim, the gender-skewed jury, and the paltry one-year jail sentence were all par for the course.<p>In fact, New Hampshire is better than elsewhere in the US, as it at least legally …

Sexual Harassment

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

183 Heavenly HDR Wallpapers

There's no going wrong with HDR photography. At its most sensitive, the technique allows for color/tone gradients rarely appreciated by anything but …

The Sickest Never-Before-Seen Photos from NASA's Apollo Mission

Some selects from the most exciting space missions in U.S. history.<p>Iconic space photos and videos have driven the public's support for space travel since the days of John Glenn's fetal space walk or the famous "Blue Marble" picture that ranks among the most widely distributed in the world. Maybe …

Apollo Missions

12 of the most compelling Apollo moon mission images from among the 8,400 posted to Flickr

Slide 1 of 13<p>Over 8,400 high-resolution photographs captured during NASA’s Apollo moon landings have been released on Flickr, featuring every single …

Space Science

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

Space Science

Our Favorite Images From NASA's Incredible New Apollo Gallery

Earlier this week, NASA uploaded an incredible treasure trove of images to a new gallery on Flickr: unprocessed photographs from all of the manned …

Columbia Disaster: What Happened, What NASA Learned

On Feb. 1, 2003, space shuttle Columbia broke up as it returned to Earth, killing the seven astronauts on board. NASA suspended space shuttle flights …

15 Most Mind Blowing Photos You Will Not Believe Are Real

Sometimes we take photography for granted. With every device we have now sporting a camera, snapping photos or selfies on-the-fly is as common as …

23-Pound Package of Marijuana Falls From Plane Through Family’s Roof, Crushes Doghouse

Maya and Bill Donnelly woke up to a loud, crashing sound at their Arizona home in the border town of Nogales, thinking the boom was thunder from a …

Immigration

Climbing On Mount Denali

WATCH: Kayaking Duo Struck by Humpback Whale

While kayaking in Monterey Bay, California, Tom Mustill and Charlotte Kinloch found themselves on the wrong side of a breaching humpback whale. One …

Humpback Whales

Sports News & Articles – Scores, Pictures, Videos

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James has an issue with University of Alabama football coach...

University of Alabama

The complete astronomy guide of what to see during tomorrow night's rare lunar eclipse

There is a rare total lunar eclipse on Sunday night that won't happen again until 2033. Learn more about how to watch here.<p>So while you're looking up enjoying the view, we wanted to tell you about some of the other spectacular sights that will be out that night.<p>Especially because when the moon is …

Astronomy

Golden Retriever puppy takes bath or shower every day by himself

Four-month-old puppy runs has a shower or a bath on a daily basis, and does it all by himself<p>Think of a dog and what comes to mind? Playing fetch, eating, and digging for bones?<p>Well, thanks to one remarkable pooch, our imaginations may now conjure them running baths.<p>Brady, a four-month-old Golden …

Photos of 19 abandoned places give us an eerie look at a world without humans

Abandoned cities like Pripyat, Ukraine, and forgotten amusement parks like Dreamland in Beijing, China, give us an idea of what that world might look like if we weren't around anymore.<p>Thanks to Instagram, it's easy to take a virtual tour of these abandoned places around the world.<p>Plus, the photos …

Abandoned Buildings

11 Fun, Free Things to Do in Portland

It’s said that Portland, Oregon, has something for everyone, whether you’re a craft beer aficionado, live music junkie, arts supporter, or outdoor …

Oregon

25 Free Things to do in Washington, D.C.

With an entire collection of free museums, Washington, D.C., might be the best city in America to visit if you’re looking to stick to a budget. …

Museums

13 Free Things to Do on Your Next Trip to Nashville

Over the past five years, Nashville has emerged as a tourist hot spot, and with its burgeoning culinary community, friendly locals, family-oriented …

The Arts

The Vacation Survival Guide: 38 Possible Travel Disasters (and How to Avoid Them)

From lost luggage to lost in the woods, from shark attack to heart attack, these are the solutions for the worst of your travel woes.<p>1. Lost …

U.S. Department of State

Astronauts have captured a troubling new trend in images of cities from space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are snapping photos of Earth at night, and the images are telling a troubling story.<p>Using the photos, a citizen science project called Cities at Night has discovered that most light-emitting diodes (LEDs) — which are touted for their energy-saving …

Space

It is during your conversations about black holes that you can easily segue into this next soundbite.<p>People in orbit around the earth, like the …

Andromeda Galaxy

This is what happens to your suitcase after you check it in at the airport

For all the joy that comes with traveling, actually getting to your final destination can be very stressful. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve …

'Amazingly intact' WWII aircraft carrier found in Pacific

After 60 years at the bottom of the sea, experts find lead ship that were critical during the American naval offensive during World War II<p>Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years.<p>The …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

North Carolina