Mike Medina

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Lumos Aster Cycling Backpack

If you are a bike commuter, chances are you’ve already had a couple of close calls in the past week. The sun is setting just a little before 5pm, …

5 Ways Gene Editing Could Save the Environment

This summer, the National Academies of Sciences endorsed continued research into a radical new technology that could allow us to essentially speed up and steer evolution in certain species. The technology, called a “gene drive,” is basically a DNA editing tool that, when applied in certain …

City Passes in Italy: Worth It or Not?

Italy

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

What Are the 10 Best Road-Trip Albums?

• <b>Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road</b><br>With her songs of heartache, pain, loss, departure, longing, and anger Lucinda Williams could make Roy Orbison seem upbeat. The singer’s appropriately gravelly voice makes you feel like you’re riding shotgun with her on empty dirt roads as she tells her …

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

<i>What are some fun games to play on a roadtrip for two people, including the driver?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …

Road Trips

Incredible Street Art around the World

Save Place<p>7 Rue Drevet, 75018 Paris, France<p>Within the 18th arrondissement in Paris France, high atop the city, resides the wonderfully beautiful, …

Best Restaurants for Budget Travelers in VENICE

Sure, the city of canals is filled with fancy, creative, and unique restaurants. Translation? Watch your wallet! Here, the author of the best-selling …

Budget Italy: Yes, You Can Afford Amalfi

You haven’t really seen Italy till you’ve hugged the southern coast, where villages perch precariously over the sea and days and nights are given …

PHOTOS: Yes, You CAN Afford Italy's Amazing Amalfi Coast!

You haven’t really seen Italy till you’ve hugged the southern coast, where villages perch precariously over the sea and days and nights are given …

Italy

The 12 Best Travel Drone Videos of 2014

We have been pretty hot on drone videos in travel over the last year, and we believe aerial drone videos can change people’s perspectives on …

Experience Travel

Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

Aerial drones are targeting a new enemy: malaria.<p>Four hundred feet above a Malaysian forest, a three-foot eBee drone hovers and takes pictures with a 16-megapixel camera every 10 to 20 seconds. But it's not gathering images of the mosquitoes that transmit malaria. Even today's best drones aren't …

Offbeat DC: 20 unusual things to do in Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial? Done. Smithsonian troves? Seen 'em. But have you popped your eyes on the giant hairball or hugged your state tree? Did you see Helen Keller's ashes or smell the 'corpse flower'? After you've checked off the top sights, here are 20 beyond-the-norm things to do in Washington DC.<p>1. …

Washington D.C.

Everything You Wanted To Know About How They Make 'The Amazing Race'

In the often dodgy realm of reality television, "The Amazing Race" is a shining beacon of quality. While other shows tend to turn tangled, tacky or just downright scripted, "The Amazing Race" holds to a standard that few have matched. The televised race around the world -- now in its twenty-fifth …

China Rising

The long-term Chinese military buildup is designed to target our weaknesses.<p>China recently conducted its third land-based missile-intercept test. …

Military

Sanrio: Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat

“She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. “<p>Oh, hi there. Did you have a nice childhood full of warm and pleasant memories? If so, you should probably avert your eyes and go read something else.<p>Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist from the University of Hawaii who will be …

5 apps that make you say 'wow'

If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.<p>Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. …

75 Common Email Mistakes You're Probably Making at Work

Are you making any of these 75 common email mistakes at work or at home? I bet you are. Read on to find out how you can break these bad email habits.

How to be a Tourist in Your Own City and Capture Remarkable Photos

Many years ago, I was in Manaus, the humid, bustling city in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. There I was chatting with a local guy and asked him …

The 11 Most Invaluable Apps For Business Travelers

Traveling for business can often be a pleasure, but it can also be a big pain. With the goal of making it less of the latter, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite business travel apps—a little aid for any type of situation you may find yourself in, no matter where you touch down.<p><b>1.</b> <b>TripIt</b><p>TripIt is …

33 Pictures Taken At The Right Moment

We Bored Pandas are huge fans of perfectly timed photos that capture perfect (and usually funny or unexpected) moments that come and go with a blink …

Reddit

10 Google Map Tricks You’ll Never Know If You Miss This

Whether you use your Mac for work or just for your personal projects, you’ve likely found yourself wondering how to improve your productivity. There …

Productivity

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …