Mike McCue

12,885 Flips | 43 Magazines | 5,893 Likes | 538 Following | 36,421 Followers | @mike | CEO, Co-founder Flipboard. I love design, startups, exploration, photo journalism and classic wooden boats.

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

5 sailing boots on test: can waterproof boots be flexible, comfortable, breathable and dry?

<b>Waterproof boots made of polyurethane are cheap, but when sailing boot manufacturers ask a lot of money for rubber, Gore-Tex, breathability and</b> …

Yachts

Study confirms this method of repelling ticks really does work

Outdoor enthusiasts: Here's a bit of good tick-fighting news just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. A new U.S. …

Disease

America’s Robot Geography

The robotics industry is powered by high-tech centers as well as manufacturing hubs—with a distinct “Robot Belt” in the Midwest.<p>Robots, it seems, are everywhere these days. They clean our floors, mow our lawns, make many of our industrial products, and are even being trained to give hugs and serve …

Robotics

Let there be light: 'ghost' particle found a mile beneath Antarctica holds key to breakthrough in physics

The secrets of the origins of light are set to be unlocked by the discovery of an elusive “ghost” particle a mile beneath Antarctica, scientists have announced.<p>Astronomers have for the first time identified the source of a high-energy neutrino which shot through a solid ice laboratory at the South …

Physics

Why Puglia is a perfect Italy beach destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers tend to visit Italy for its food, history, landscape and culture rather than its beaches. Sometimes, like in the Puglia region down in the country's heel, all three come together magically.<p>With the port of Bari as its capital, Puglia lies between the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea …

Italy

Rome to Positano By Car

<b>I’d say the Amalfi Coast is right on up there with the top 10 places to see before you die</b>! You have got to go and experience it for yourself. Take …

Italy

10 Stunning Train Trips for an Unforgettable Vacation in Motion

Amtrak Cascades<p>When it comes to the most distinguished names in North American train travel, Amtrak leads the way. Their iconic Amtrak Cascades route …

Trains

Supersized Panorama Stitching Tips & Techniques

<i>Looking northeast toward Little Tahoma and the Ingraham Glacier from Cathedral Rocks, Mount Rainier, Cascade Range, Washington.</i><p>Garbage in, garbage …

Nature Photography

10 Things Garry Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography

Garry Winogrand is one of my favorite street photographers that I have gained much photographic insight and wisdom from. He was in-arguably one of …

10 Under-Appreciated State Parks In Northern California You’re Sure To Love

When you consider how many beautiful places there are in northern California, it’s pretty easy to overlook some of our state parks. We honestly have …

Northern California

Road trips: Top 20 drives of the world

<p>A road trip is a bucket list holiday that everyone should take at some point in their lives. From picturesque coastal drives to more challenging …

Hiking

Professional Photographer Reveals the Patience Needed to Take the Perfect Photo

Professional photographers are often so skilled that their photographs look effortless. But, anyone with a little know-how understands just how much time, preparation, skill, luck, and patience goes into getting the shot of a lifetime. Dutch photographer Albert Dros—whose work has been featured in</i> …

Landscape Photography

Beginner’s Guide to Natural Light in Landscape Photography

Photography is all about light. The same scene with the same composition can look completely boring under one set of lighting conditions and very …

Landscape Photography

New Details Reveal the 'Star Wars' Hotel at Walt Disney World Will Have Special Access

Fans staying at Walt Disney World’s Star Wars hotel will have their own route to the park.<p>According to permits filed with the South Florida Water …

Walt Disney Company

8 Top-Rated Hiking Trails near South Lake Tahoe

On the shores and mountains that ring the sparkling blue waters and turquoise bays of Lake Tahoe, hiking trails lead to peaks, waterfalls, inland …

Hiking

7 Best Hikes in Redwood National and State Parks

It is truly a mind-bending experience to hike in a forest of the tallest trees on earth. Wandering through this almost prehistoric landscape of …

Hiking

Stian Klo Captures The Most Beautiful Places in Lofoten Islands

Stian Klo is a multi-talented photographer, drone pilot, adventurer, and co-founder of Lofoten Tours from Harstad, Northern Norway, where he was born …

Photography

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10<p>16<p>Is good iPhone astrophotography possible? This sounds like a dream, right? Just taking your smartphone with you outside to shoot the night sky …

Mobile Photography

8 Things I Learned About Astrophotography in 2015

These are a few of my favorite things that I learned about astrophotography in the last year.…Continue reading →

Cameras

Boeing’s Proposed Hypersonic Plane Is Really, Really Fast

Aviation enthusiasts yearning for ultra-fast, ultra-sleek intercontinental transportation—rather than 18-hour flights on stuffed-to-the gills …

Aviation

6 Scenic Road Trips You Should Take With Your Partner On The Fourth Of July

I live in New York, where traveling anywhere for the Fourth of July can be less beautiful escape, more torturous grind. I love heading out east to …

Hiking

Bonsai Rock

LocationSpanning the state line between Nevada and California, 191-square-mile Lake Tahoe is surrounded by a mixed conifer forest and breathtaking …

Hiking

The World’s Greatest Free-Solo Climber Isn’t Interested in Adrenaline

Alex Honnold completed the first-ever ascent of El Capitan without ropes or support, but he's just in it for the sport.<p>“I think Yosemite is the most inspiring place in the world. I’ve been there every spring and fall for the last 10 years or so,” says rock climber Alex Honnold. “That’s why ‘El Cap’ …

Climbing

Photography Lighting Techniques

Photography is about light, and in fact, it can be defined as recording the light. Lighting is also one of the hardest things to get right in a …

Color Management

How to Use Your Camera Settings to Create Stellar Night Photography

Night photography introduces many challenges that are easily avoided during the day, like noise, blurriness, and your camera’s hypersensitivity to …

Landscape Photography

Garmin inReach Mini Review

The Garmin inReach Mini is the smallest, lightest, and most powerful satellite messaging device on the market.The post Garmin inReach Mini Review …

Apps

The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What We Can Learn About Ourselves from Our Machines

<b>Counterintuitive insights about building successful relationships- based on research into human-computer interaction.</b><p>Books like <i>Predictably Irrational</i> …

When investigators threatened his power, he declared himself dictator

<i>Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a professor of Italian studies and history at New York University, is author of the forthcoming book “Strongmen: How They Rise, Why They Succeed, How They Fall.”</i><p>He threatened the press, joked about ruling for life and bullied everyone, including the allies who helped him get into …

Political Science

How To Get Started In Astrophotography Landscapes

If you’ve never done it before, night photography can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! In this article I’ll discuss the gear I use and …

Cameras