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Meet Japan's Original (Not-so-Fresh) Form of Sushi, 'Funazushi'

When it comes to sushi, fresh is usually best. Most of the sushi we eat in America is <i>haya-nare</i>, which involves raw seafood and vinegared rice. But in …

Cocktails

Do Maps Have Morals? - MIT Technology Review

On a snowy morning in early March, looking for the frontiers of digital mapmaking, I hopped into the back seat of an SUV sporting a Global …

Maps

Hanoi vs. Ho Chi Minh City: What makes these cities unique?

<b>(CNN) —</b> With history stretching back 4,000 years, Hanoi has long been one of Asia's most appealing destinations.<p>But young upstart Ho Chi Minh City -- a mere baby at just 300 years -- has more than her share of devotees, too.<p>We take a look at these two very different destinations in Vietnam and …

Vietnam

Guatemala volcano: Emergency agency 'failed to heed warnings'

<b>Opposition politicians in Guatemala want the head of the emergency response agency (Conred) to be dismissed.</b><p>They say Conred failed to heed advance warnings about Sunday's deadly eruption of the Fuego volcano.<p>A senior opposition figure, Mario Taracena, said the government should investigate whether …

Filmmaking

More flows of debris from Guatemala volcano set off panic

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala – Frightened people living near the Volcano of Fire fled with their children and few possessions when fresh flows of super-heated debris were announced, taking no chances after authorities gave them little time to evacuate before a deadly eruption over the weekend.<p>Traffic came …

Geology

Kapoho Bay, playground for Big Islanders and many others, is lost to lava

Kapoho Bay is gone. Wiped out. Completely filled in with lava.

Hawaii

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Maps

Satellite imagery is revolutionizing the world. But should we always trust what we see?

In 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 captured what has become one of the most iconic images of the Earth: the Blue Marble. Biochemist Gregory Petsko …

Google Earth

Rescuers brave scalding ash as Guatemala volcano toll rises

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rescuers braved scalding ash and the risk of mudslides and more explosions to retrieve survivors and dead bodies as the death toll from Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption rises.<p>At least 69 people were killed after the volcano erupted Sunday, spewing a river of lava and plumes of smoke …

Natural Disasters

The Honda Gold Wing Is A Bike For The Ages, Not Just The Aged

The Gold Wing taps into a vision of motorcycling held dear by many. Who says you can’t ride a motorcycle and bring half your wardrobe, sit in “the …

Motorcycles

Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption: 69 dead and hundreds injured as lava surge sweeps through villages

José Antonio Rivera counted to nine on the fingers of his grey ash-encased hands as he tallied relatives who had vanished in the torrent of mud and fire.<p>"My children are gone. There is just me, my wife, and one son left,” he told local television amid apocalyptic scenes in the shadow of Guatemala's …

Natural Disasters

Best Breakfast in Hong Kong

Hong Kong breakfasts offer plenty of selection. From the home grown Cantonese speciality that is congee to the world famous scrambled eggs at the …

Hong Kong

Eruptions and Lava Flows on Kilauea: What’s Going on Beneath Hawai’i’s Volcano?

Saturday, May 19, 2018. A photo released by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava flowing from fissures near Pahoa, Hawaii. Kilauea volcano began …

Geology

Subtropical Storm Alberto is first named tropical weather system of 2018

Subtropical Storm Alberto is the first named tropical weather system of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center said in an …

Weather

Zero to 60 Is Only the Beginning of This Audi R8 vs. Ducati Panigale Drag Race

The R8 has an incredible launch control system. It's still no match for the bike.<p>Launching an Audi R8 V10 is pretty simple. With launch control active, hold the brake with your left foot, pin the throttle with your right, and when you're ready to go, release the brake. At that point, 540 horses are …

Motorcycles

Infrared images reveal damage on Hawaii's Big Island

Satellites captured stunning infrared images on Wednesday of the Kilauea volcano as it continued to spew lava and toxic gas.<p>The images below show the natural colors and infrared imaging of the charred land. The infrared coloring helps to better distinguish the lava fields and areas that have been …

Army National Guard

Despite Booming Demand American Airlines Can't Make Money Flying Chicago-Beijing? Will It Ever?

The Chicago area has more than 9.5 million people, is one of the world’s most dynamic business markets and is home to the sixth-busiest airport in the world by number of passengers.<p>The Beijing, China, area has nearly 22 million people, is the capitol of the world’s largest nation in terms of …

First baby in 12 years born on remote Brazil island

<b>A remote Brazilian island with a ban on childbirth is nonetheless celebrating the first baby born there in 12 years.</b><p>Fernando de Noronha island, 370km (230 miles) from the city of Natal, has about 3,000 residents but no maternity wards.<p>Expectant mothers are requested to travel to the mainland.<p>A …

Stunning helicopter footage shows Hawaii volcano's fast-moving lava flow

The United States Geological Survey released stunning new footage on Saturday showing the lava pouring from a fissure created by activity around …

Made (Better) in Tokyo

There’s far more to the dining scene than sushi and soba. In fact, the Western food in Japan’s capital is some of the world’s best.<p><i>Far & Away,</i> from <i>National Geographic</i> and <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>IN 2007, IVAN ORKIN, a self-described “Jewish guy from Long Island” became the first American to serve …

Bosch jet thrusters prevent motorcycle slides

Rocket-style thrusters that blast a jet of air out the side of your motorcycle could be used to prevent low-side slides, says German tech company …

Custom oscilloscope console pays tribute to 'Star Fox' and 'Asteroids'

Throughout gaming's storied history, there's been some wild hardware like N-Gage, the Barcode Battler and, more recently, Nintendo Labo. But we haven't seen anything quite like the Ocelot Arcade System, a homebrew console that uses an oscilloscope as its display. Yep, an oscilloscope. The console …

10 great Greek islands: readers’ travel tips

Winning tip: Hiking in Amorgos, Cyclades<p>As well as the azure bays and its role in Luc Besson’s The Big Blue, Amorgos is also renowned for its hiking trails, which not only connect the island’s villages but also provide access to ecclesiastical and natural landmarks. Start at Hora, the capital of …

European Travel

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has exploded, sending ash clouds 30,000 feet into the sky — here are before-and-after photos of the destruction

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano exploded Thursday morning, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the sky.<p>The eruption occurred shortly after 4 a.m. local time, Hawaii's Civil Defense Agency said. The eruption shot ash more than 30,000 feet up. Authorities evacuated people from around Kilauea's …

NASA Satellites Reveal Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map …

NASA

Vietnam by planes, trains, automobiles...and then some

National Geographic Has Digitized Its Collection of 6,000+ Vintage Maps: See a Curated Selection of Maps Published Between 1888 and Today

As some of the finest fictional world-builders have understood, few things excite the imagination like a map. And despite the geographical limitation …

Maps

7 beautiful trekking routes in Japan you should do this year

Many head to Japan for the food. Some come for the ultimate big-city cultural experience in Tokyo. Others make the journey north to Hokkaido each …

Hiking

10 things to do in Hanoi

The first thing you’ll notice about Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is the traffic – horns blare as the locals zip past on a seemingly endless fleet …

Vietnam

Brazil's Submarine Show in the South Atlantic Ocean

History may yet call on Brazil to play its part in South Atlantic or hemispheric defense.“We have no concept of war,” confides a strategy professor …