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New Wonderfully Witty Animal Comics by Liz Climo

Step into the wonderfully wacky world of Liz Climo, where animals of all species enjoy witty jokes, adorable friendships, and everyday joys together. In her trademark style, the artist uses two panels and a minimalist, folksy style to deliver punchlines that are both clever and sweet. Her charming …

5 Tips to Maximize Your Time Behind the Camera

Time and timing is so important in outdoor photography. For sunrises, you need to get up early to arrive with setup time to photograph the blue hues …

Apple Watch is now available in 16 countries, soon to be 19

The Apple Watch landed in seven additional countries on Friday and announced plans to expand into three more later this summer.<p>Apple's first wearable …

Apple Watch

Bloomberg: Apple begins manufacturing next-gen iPhone with Force Touch

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has started early production of the next-generation iPhone with Force Touch. We initially reported back in May that the next-generation iPhone will include a design similar to the current lineup of devices, but include support for Force Touch.<p>Force Touch was first …

Karabash: The Russian Ghost Town - Photographs and text by Pierpaolo Mittica | LensCulture

Karabash, in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region, is one of the most polluted cities on Earth. The site of a copper-smelting plant built more than a 100 years ago, extreme levels of toxic waste have caused enormous pollution and dire health problems for the region.<p>Since 1910, when the plant first opened, …

Women's World Cup: Lloyd marks 200th cap with game-winner

The veteran midfielder celebrated her 200th appearance for the U.S. with a goal in the 1-0 quarterfinal win against China.<p>OTTAWA — Carli Lloyd was far from satisfied. Yes, the results were there. But she expected more of her team, and more of herself.<p>While the U.S. national team managed to advance …

11 Sexy Movie Entrances That Deserve an Oscar for Their Sexiness

"I want to. I want to be someone else or I'll explode."<p><b>1. Channing Tatum as Magic Mike in Magic Mike</b><p>Channing Tatum's entrance in <i>Magic Mike</i>? Pretty sexy. Channing Tatum's stripper alter ego Magic Mike's entrance in <i>Magic Mike</i>? Oh god. If you're looking for the reason why <i>Magic Mike</i>'s long-awaited …

From Havana to Tangier: lives of the literary exiles

Nabokov, Hemingway, Neruda: they’re just a few of the great writers who have been inspired, or required, to leave home and forge a creative life in a foreign country.<p>From Rainer Maria Rilke’s years in Paris to Paul Bowles’ near lifetime in Tangier, we look at a few of the literary greats in exile, …

They Promised Us Jetpacks...and Might Deliver

After many years of development, rumor has it that Martin's first commercial jet-pack is to hit the market next year at $150,000 a piece.<p>Considering …

The Week in Review: Supreme Court Rules on Marriage Equality

Today, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in an historic 5-4 ruling. The decision was quickly celebrated by gay rights advocates across the country, as well as President Obama, who extended his congratulations and support in a phone call on live television.<p>Along with heads …

Taylor Swift shakes off dispute to add 1989 to Apple Music

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has announced she will be adding her album 1989 to Apple Music after the company bowed to her demands they pay artists during its three-month trial period<p>Taylor Swift's record-breaking album 1989 will be available to stream on Apple Music, as the company prepares for the …

How to Read and Interpret MTF Charts for Lenses

Purchasing a new lens for your kit can be an expensive endeavor and the more information you know before making a purchase is always useful. You may …

Cinematography

Trayvon Bromell on the cusp of taking track and field world by storm

EUGENE, Ore. – Given the rocketing trajectory of his up-and-coming track career, it's easy to forget that Trayvon Bromell was a late bloomer on the national scene.<p>After being slowed in his early teens by injuries to his left hip and both of his knees, his breakout moment didn't come until June of …

This Kendall Jenner Pic Just Broke Kim's Record for Most-Liked Photo on Instagram

Sibling rivalry in 2015, ladies and gentleman.<p>Remember when Kim Kardashian spent days editing the wedding picture of her and Kanye kissing before she would post it to Instagram? Well, it was all done in vain because its record for being the most-liked picture on Instagram has been broken by lil' …

For Obama and Clinton, twisty paths to 'yes' on gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a "shift …

Self-assembling gauss gun idea would heal patients from the inside

A research team from the University of Houston and Boston Children's Hospital debuted a novel new approach to internal medicine: using a swarm of tiny, noninvasive robots as a gauss gun to shoot medicine or clot-busting needles directly at the afflicted tissue. Much like rail guns, gauss guns rely …

Nanotech

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San Juan

Tunisia launches security clampdown after Sousse attack

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1176000/1176564_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1528759869_b0caa904e60032fea07e9606b363617c<p><b>Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid has announced a clampdown on security after an attack on a holiday resort in which 38 people were killed.</b><p>He said …

Terrorism

The winners, losers and strange moments from Day 1 of the NHL draft

SUNRISE, Fla. – As is the often the case, the most exciting events of the NHL draft day happen before the draft began.<p>The Boston Bruins created a major buzz heading into the draft when they traded blue chip defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for a first-round pick and two seconds.<p>GM …

Delphi claims its self-driving car didn’t come close to hitting Google’s car

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Delphi Automotive on Friday offered a new description of an encounter on a California road between one of its prototype self-driving cars and a self-driving vehicle operated by Google, saying “the vehicles didn’t even come close to each other.”<p>The description differed from Delphi’s …

China proceeds with building artificial islands on reefs claimed by Philippines

China is pressing ahead with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs also claimed by the Philippines in an increasingly tense territorial dispute, Filipino officials said, despite Beijing’s pronouncement that some work would end soon.<p>Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon of Kalayaan Islands, …

China

I Told Myself I'd Stop Doing Porn by the Time I Turn 30

When you've done hardcore porn, it's really hard to go back.<p><i>Samantha Bentley</i><i>, 26, is an award-winning porn actress based in the U.K. She's also had roles in</i> Game of Thrones <i>for the past two seasons, most recently as the prostitute who famously wore an assless dress on the show. Here's how she landed</i> …

Jason Sheldon: My Response to Taylor Swift’s Agent

After my public response to Taylor Swift’s open letter to Apple, I didn’t quite expect the phenomenal reaction it received. I knew it was …

Carmelo Anthony calls Kristaps Porzingis a steal, downplays drama

Knicks star gets defensive -- ironically -- when talking with fans on Instagram about Knicks' moves on draft night.<p>Reports surfaced Friday that …

Here Are The Phones That Will Fit Your 'Fallout 4' Pip-Boy Edition

Imagine this scenario: You recently contributed $119 to a Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming mobile RPG from one of your most respected developers. Good news, the project was successfully funded! Now the developer chooses this point in time to tell you which mobile operating system the game will …

Samsung Galaxy S5

You Know You Want to Know: Men Get Honest About Giving Oral Sex

Four guys, one topic, lots of truthbombs.<p><b>How old are you?</b><p><b>Man A:</b> Twenty-three. <b>Man B:</b> Twenty-six. <b>Man C:</b> Thirty. <b>Man D:</b> Forty-two.<p><b>How often do you go down on women? Is it voluntary or do they usually ask?</b><p><b>Man A:</b> I go down on my girlfriend regularly. We don't do that every time we have sex, but I'd say a …

DL Ondre Pipkins: Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, staff pressured me to quit

Defensive lineman Ondre Pipkins told ESPN that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, head athletic trainer Paul Schmidt and associate athletic director Jim …

College Football

'Dangerous, dangerous men': Escaped murderer fatally shot by officer in NY woods, other on run

The shooting death of one escaped killer brought new energy to a weeks-long hunt for a second escaped murderer as helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of law enforcement officers converged on a wooded area 30 miles from the prison.<p>"Of course our preference would always be to capture them alive," …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

8 Frizz-Friendly Hairstyles for Summer

It's 95 degrees, and the last thing you want to do is spend an hour serum-ing, drying and straightening your hair. It's hot, exhausting and there's a 99 percent chance it'll frizz right up the second you step outside. Instead, opt for one of these easy-to-execute styles that will have you looking …