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16 Iconic Sites in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park has been touted by many to be among the most beautiful places in the world. In the world. That is a very tall measure! With such a claim it's impossible not to ponder: 'how beautiful can it really be?' Driving into the valley we were eager for it to show itself, to reveal its …

National Parks

14 Rare Photos Of Albert Einstein That You've Probably Never Seen Before

It's one of a set of rare photos that have been released to BuzzFeed by the Albert Einstein Archive and Princeton University Press, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his greatest work.<p>Here he is the year before, with Fritz Haber, the Nobel-prize-winning chemist.<p>If I'm moving fast, or if I'm …

Physics

Science Proves That Wearing Bras Is Bad For Your Health

What is success to you?<p>To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth. Others want power. Some just want to make a positive impact on the …

Here's everything we know about Microsoft's augmented reality headset HoloLens

Rather than doubling down on mobile, Microsoft has decided to look into the future — and the result is HoloLens.<p>The headset, which has been at least three years in the making and is rumoured to be released sometime in early 2017, is all part of the new "One Windows" strategy that sees Microsoft …

Augmented Reality

Get to Know the Chicago-Style Hot Dog

If you know only one thing about eating a hot dog in Chicago, know this: no ketchup. It’s natural to think of a Chicago dog—traditionally served with …

Universal flu vaccine comes closer, scientists say

<b>Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.</b><p>Two separate US teams have found success with an approach that homes in on a stable part of the flu virus.<p>That should remove the problem with current flu …

Flu

40 Recipes that Are American as Apple Pie (and Burgers and Pancakes and Wings)

Burgers, fries, and pie with a side of the American dream.<p><b>Whenever we hear the phrase,</b> "American as apple pie," we can't help but think of all the other great foods that are deserving of the slogan. Okay, so maybe nachos, spaghetti and meatballs, and pizza aren't exactly U.S.A.-born-and-bred. But …

Cooking

Why Parisians Are Obsessed With American Barbecue

American comfort food-obsessed Parisians are gobbling up barbecue and all the fixins. According to <i>The New York Times</i> a "spate" of barbecue restaurants has cropped up recently in the French capital sparking a frenzy over ribs and ‘slaw. A mixture of American expats and Parisians like Thomas …

Photos Of Pluto Reveal A 'Toy Store' Of Surprises

Pluto turns out to be pretty lively.<p>Not Las Vegas, perhaps, but more vivacious with geologic activity than we've ever known about, and for good reason: Pluto is currently almost 3 billion miles away from Earth, a dwarf planet spinning in the lonely last ring of our solar system.<p>But this week the …

Your Ultimate Guide To The Pluto Flyby

Witness history in the making<p>It’s not everyday we get to explore a completely new planet. But on July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will become the first to visit Pluto. (And, oh yes, we did just call Pluto a planet!—more on that later.) The likes of this encounter haven’t been experienced in …

Solar System

The big reason why robots are starting to act more like humans

As robotic systems evolve they are beginning to be built modeled after human biology. Specifically, bots will be built to imitate how humans use force. And that means they will become much safer for people to be around.<p>Traditionally, most robots are programmed to use a position control system, …

Nature's hadron collider produces Higgs bosons all the time | Life & Physics

Cosmic rays provide a free source of high-energy collisions, which have been used in the past to discover new particles. A recent study calculates how often they produce Higgs bosons<p>On Wednesday the whole of year six from my daughter’s primary school came to visit UCL. They saw the Slade School of …

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long

Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says you have to settle for the same bowl of oatmeal or egg white omelet …

20 amazing cliffside beaches around the world | CNN Travel

Go Nuts for Donuts: Top 5 Cities for Donut (or Doughnut) Fiends

<i>By Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk</i><p>Happy #Nationaldonutday!! In honor of this yeasty special occasion and in the name of sprinkles and frosting, we give you our spread of cities where donuts reign as breakfast kings. From the unconventional to straight up confectionary, these cities have some of the …

Doughnuts

Everyone at tech's most elite conference was buzzing about this one problem

The tech news site, which Vox just acquired, packed the schedule with tech stars like Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Google chief business officer Omid Kordestani, and GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, among many others.<p>Throughout the varied conversations ran one common vein: What can …

Silicon Valley

Meet the Artist Who's Drawing Every Character From Every Coen Brothers Movie Ever Made

Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended! Parents and teachers across the internet have …

Kids

10 Recipes You Loved in May

From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.<p><b>From Yotam Ottolenghi's Vacation-by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella</b> to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, these were the 10 recipes you loved most this month.

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak explains the biggest difference between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

Wozniak was the cofounder and technical genius behind Apple. In that role, he was the man who brought Jobs' visions to life. Over the years, he would get to know both Jobs and Gates very well as Apple and Microsoft weaved in and out of being competitors and partners.<p>During a press call on Wednesday …

Bill Gates

How to get San Francisco Font on your Mac right now

iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 are part of Apple’s upcoming releases, and there is much fanfare surrounding the launch. One notable feature however, can be had …

Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

<i>Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in May 2012.</i><p>If there's one grilling tip to remember this Memorial Day weekend, it should be this: Flame is bad.<p>"Flame does nasty things to food," food historian and science guy Alton Brown tells NPR's Scott Simon.<p>"[Flame] makes soot, …

Asparagus Season is Here! Make this Simple, Clever Salad

<i>We're serious about keeping farmers market produce on the menu all year long. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Kitchen shows us how to store, prep, and make the most of it, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: A simpler way to prepare asparagus, plus a clever dressing to put on all of your salads this</i> …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

11 summer movies to stream on Netflix for Memorial Day

What better way to kick off summer than spending Memorial Day inside and on the couch? From coming-of-age classics to passionate romances, we’ve …

Opinion: 750 billion reasons to sell Apple now

Apple Inc. reported strong quarterly earnings yet again a few days ago. The bulls have latched on to a host of strong metrics that hint at future …

Apple's Product Cannibalization Means Cook Might Eat His Own Words

Shortly before the production release of Microsoft's foray into the tablet market via a hybrid OS, Windows 8, and companion PC, Surface, Apple CEO Tim Cook famously scoffed at converged devices that combine touch and type interfaces saying,<p>“I think anything can be forced to converge, but the …

8 Men Divulge the Times Their Boners Ruined High School

These embarrassing tales will make you so glad you have a vagina.

Compression Clothes' Advantage Could Be Placebo Effect

Manufacturers claim compression clothes improve athletic performance, but there is little scientific evidence to back that up. <i>This story first aired March 30 on</i> Morning Edition.<p>Transcript<p>TAMARA KEITH, HOST:<p>Compression clothing is one of the latest fads in workout gear, things like super tight …

Early Apple Watch Reviews Are Full Of Promise, And A Few Gripes

But, as always, the next version will be even better... probably<p>We only have a couple weeks until consumers can take home an Apple Watch of their very own on April 24. But before it goes on display in Apple stores around the world on Friday (and also goes up for pre-order), we've been deluged with …

Smartwatches