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126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

National Parks

50 Photography Quotes to Inspire You

Famous photographers throughout history have produced some incredible images that have stood the test of time, but it’s not only their photographs …

Philip Seymour Hoffman Looks Back at 'The Big Lebowski'

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman was undoubtably one of the greatest actors of his generation. His work in everything from <i>Scent of a Woman</i> to <i>Capote</i> to</i> …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Italian Food

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Cooking

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Baan Moom House in Bangkok, Thailand by Integrated Field

Modern Architecture – The Baan Moom House.<p>The Baan Moom house in Bangkok, Thailand was designed by Integrated Field. This 3 storey family house …

Thailand

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Intel dreams up a smart bowl that will charge gadgets

At Intel's CES keynote, a smart wireless charging bowl flashed across the screen. Here's what we know (and what we don't).<p>Now this would be cool: a wireless charging bowl.<p>If you're anything like me, you have a specific place where you drop your keys and phone at the end of the day. What if the bowl …

Gear & Gadgets

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

50th Anniversary of the Sunset Marquis

Curbside, under the hotel entrance on Alta Loma: "There's a certain amount of respect for the place because we like it. And everyone who hangs out …

Music

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Audiowood Big Easy Turntable

Our “flagship” turntable, The Big Easy is the production version of the one-of-a-kind Bachelor (featured in Star Trek: Into Darkness). Its features set it apart from anything else in its price range:<p>Solid walnut construction with precision CNC-machined, veneered mdf core.<p>Semi-decoupled, …

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Doorbot Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Doorbell (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>See and talk to visitors using your smartphones and tablets. Whether you're in the house or halfway around the …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

National Parks

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Top 10

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep and Success

It took <b>Thomas Edison</b> superhuman feats of biology to fuel his astoundingly ambitious to-do list. He reportedly slept a mere three to four hours at night, “regarding sleep as a waste of time, ‘a heritage from our cave days,'” as James Maas tells us in his 1997 productivity bestseller <i>Power Sleep</i></i> …

The longest rivers and the tallest mountains in one exquisite graphic

It may not be accurate anymore, but I want a hard copy of this beautiful 1854 graphic that shows the longest rivers and the tallest mountains in the …

Scientists discover three galaxies merging in the dawn of the universe

NASA has published an incredible photo that shows a "far-flung trio of primitive galaxies nestled inside an enormous blob of primordial gas nearly 13 …