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Snakes versus dragons: how we filmed this sequence for Planet Earth II

Cameraman Richard Wollocombe reveals what it took to capture the stand-out sequence of Galapagos racer snakes hunting baby marine iguanas en masse<p>We filmed this sequence over a period of two years, in two trips to Galapagos of about 18 filming days each, adding up to around 400 hours of field time. …

Nature

Where to stay in the 10 most popular US national parks

To mark the US National Park Service turning 100 this week, Mary Caperton Morton picks the best places to stay, from hotels and cabins to campsites, in the country’s favourite parks<p>Great Smoky Mountains<b>,</b> North Carolina<p>On the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, this is the most visited park …

National Parks

Raspberry Pi Wearable Timelapse Camera

Read about the project here: http://manoj.ninja<p>Setup<p>Install Raspbian Jessie Lite onto your Raspberry Pi and run:<p>Setup Access Point<p>Edit the iface …

This Guy Planned The Most American Road Trip You Can Possibly Take

When planning a road trip in the U.S., it's easy to get overwhelmed. There's <i>so</i> much ground to cover, and you can't stop at every amazing sight and activity.<p>But if you had to narrow it down somehow, visiting each state's capital city and capitol building is a pretty great way to see the country. …

University of Pennsylvania

8 Albums Developers Love Programming To

As much as we all love being in an office full of friendly people, there’s time where you just need to focus and get coding. So, out come the …

Soundtracks

21 Amazing Travel Apps You've Never Heard Of

Save so much time and money.

How to Disable LTE on iPhone (and Why You Might Want To)

If your iPhone has LTE networking, and most do these days, there are some situations where you may want to disable the LTE cellular network. This can …

Mobile

Best Free Attractions Near Boston

The hidden jewels and favorite free attractions of Boston natives, make up this list of Boston’s best for 2016. Some places may be well frequented by …

New England

Google’s Nik Collection of photo tools is now free (previously $149)

Nik Collection, a package of seven photography tools, is now completely free. Previously, Google sold the plugins for a steep $149.<p>Google acquired Nik Collection with the 2012 purchase of Nik Software, the German company that is better known for the Snapseed apps for Android and iOS. While Snapseed …

Tutorials

Contact Lenses Fill Your Eyes With Bacteria

Scientists have learned plenty about the colonies of bacteria living in our gut: how they protect against pathogens, and how we can change them, for …

Biology

My Ultimate List of Photography Videos to Learn From

My name is Chris McCann, and I’m a photographer based in San Francisco. In this post, I’m sharing a list of photography videos I’ve found that have …

Tutorials

This small trick can save you serious cash on flights

Sometimes, the trick to finding the best flight price isn't just the time that you book your trip, but also where you're booking from.<p>A ticket's "point of sale," or the location where it's being purchased from, can affect its pricing.<p>When you're looking at flights online, there's a trick that you …

Air Travel

Boston for the Busy Traveler

Not all travelers have leisure time. Perhaps you're on business and can only step out at lunch, or you have an airport layover at Logan and you're …

New England

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Photography

Google Destinations lets you plan a trip on your phone, no app required

There are a ridiculous number of apps and websites that will help you plan and book a vacation. There are so many, in fact, that choosing which to …

How to get great vacation deals and ideas with TripAdvisor

Book your perfect vacation<p>Our lives can become so busy in this fast-paced world that it can be almost impossible finding the time to plan a vacation, …

Hospitality

What You Don’t Know About TripAdvisor

How the World’s Largest Travel Monopoly Ultimately Hurts Travelers & Small Businesses<p>It’s no secret that most travelers will eventually end up on …

More Chinese Mobile UI Trends

<b>TRANSLATIONS:</b> 中文 (36氪) | 中文 (虎嗅)At the end of 2014, I wrote about the trends I noticed in UI design in apps in China. It was a surprising hit, …

Apps

Kanex launches new MultiSync Bluetooth keyboards for Mac and iOS users

Popular accessory maker Kanex today announced a new lineup of Bluetooth keyboards for Mac and iOS users that allow easy switching between up to four wirelessly connected devices, as well as two products aimed specifically at iPad users.<p>There are four new keyboards in the lineup including the …

Elon Musk on How to Build Knowledge

Elon Musk recently did an AMA on reddit. Here are three question-and-response pairs that I enjoyed, including how to build knowledge.<p>He knows how to …

Teaching

Microsoft launches News Pro, a hyper-relevant news delivery service for iOS and web

Microsoft today released News Pro, a news delivery service with “hyper-relevant news for your work.” The application utilizes either your Facebook or LinkedIn account for log in and then aggregates news topics and articles around your work-based interests. The idea is similar to Apple’s own News …

Graphing when your Facebook friends are awake

Foursquare now lets you ask your friends' advice for your next trip

Foursquare’s latest feature taps into a more forward-thinking mode. The check-in company, which has made its name on getting people to find out about locations they are in <i>as they are there</i>, announced ‘Foursquare Trip Tips’ to invite its users to also use the app when planning their next …

Selecting a Portrait Lens With Correct Focal Length

I know this topic is covered here and there and everywhere: in school and online, in workshops and lectures, on street corner posters and graffiti …

Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2016

Web design industry is an ever-changing space and there are many trends that come and go. 2015 has been another amazing year for technological advancement and we’ve seen some incredible websites.<p>You shouldn’t expect radical changes in 2016. We’ll see some current trends growing bigger, some of them …

UI Design

Chrome Devtools Tips & Tricks

Lately I’ve spent more time than usual using the Chrome Developer Tools. Along the way I found a couple of nice features that I had previously missed …

Web Development
Mathematics

Full Reddit Submission Corpus now available (2006 thru August 2015)

The <b>full Reddit Submission Corpus</b> is now available here:<p>http://reddit-data.s3.amazonaws.com/RS_full_corpus.bz2 (42,674,151,378 bytes</b> …

Natural Language Basics with TextBlob

by Allison Parrish<p>In this chapter, we’ll use a Python library called TextBlob to perform simple natural language processing tasks.<p>“Natural Language …