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The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

10 Things You Should Pack (But Probably Won't)

Yes, your passport and wallet (and probably some clean underwear) deserve to be at the top of your packing list. But in the rush to remember the essentials, travelers sometimes underestimate the power of the nice-to-haves. Humble objects, ranging from an empty reusable water bottle to bandages, can …

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How Dragonflies Could Help Scientists Build Better Robots

Dragonflies process light and dark a little differently than the rest of us.<p>New research into the visual system of dragonflies could one day improve target detection and tracking in robotics, according to a pair of Australian researchers.<p>Steven Wiederman and David O'Carroll from the Center for …

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Social entrepreneur brings light to the electric-less -- with a soda bottle and some water

Think of a life-changing technology these days and the image that comes to mind might be an iPhone — something incredibly complex and sophisticated that expands your whole idea of what’s possible.<p>Keep that idea in mind, but instead of an iPhone, picture this: a clear plastic soda bottle, some water …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Digital Photography

Founding Teenagers: How Old Were They on July 4, 1776?

It's a simple question -- perhaps so basic that it's been overlooked. How old were the key participants of the American Revolution?<p>Authors often reveal the age of a particular soldier, politician or other main character in books about the Revolution, but I routinely find myself wondering about …

Some Filipino call center workers turn schedules upside down, embrace U.S. time

Halfway across the world, more than a half-million people live on American time. The Philippines is home to the largest call center industry in the world, and to man the phones during American business hours, many Filipinos adjust their lives to a global schedule.<p>When it’s 6 p.m. on the East Coast, …

New Jersey

Japan: Smartphone accidents spark safety warnings

<b>So many Japanese are falling off rail platforms or bumping into things while staring at smartphones that it's sparked safety campaigns, it seems.</b><p>The trend has even acquired a name "Aruki Sumaho" - or smartphone walking - and has reached such levels that phone companies have reportedly joined forces …

Japan

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Suspected Texas shooter makes 1st court appearance<p>Vigil planned for Santa Fe community after deadly school shooting<p>Heavy rains continue along the …

Santa Fe

How to do Off-Camera Flash Photography with Canon Speedlites

Being faced with the prospect of using off-camera flash sends many new photographers running for the hills. Learning to use flash effectively can be …

Gluten-Free Resource Directory

Bitcoin: Tax haven of the future

Stashing money in a Swiss bank account is so passé.<p>Tomorrow’s tax havens could be fueled by new technology like Bitcoin and Litecoin — online currencies that can be used to purchase everything from coffee to illegal drugs.<p>The problem for government coffers: There’s no mechanism to ensure that …

"Evolution vs. God" (Movie) - Shaking the Foundations of Faith

Faith

How to Use a Neutral Density Filter for Dynamic Landscape Photography

Neutral density filters are used to block some of the light coming into the lens so that we can have longer exposure times than the available light …

Landscape Photography

A Journey to the Rice Terraces of Batad

Touching down in the tumultuous and balmy city of Manila you would not envision the Philippines to be home to over 7,000 islands with picturesque beaches and turquoise seas, which is why the rice terraces of Batad -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- are often forgotten. The terraces are a stunning …

New Photos From Inside Oregon's Monstrous $68-Million Football Facility

It cost $68 million to build and puts every other college program to shame.<p>Sports Illustrated did a video tour of the facility, and we grabbed screenshots of the most extravagant features and details.<p>Unreal.

College Football

Your Shot: Machu Picchu

Located high in the Peruvian Andes, Machu Picchu was hidden from the outside world for hundreds of years. Explore the well-preserved Inca ruins in this gallery of photos submitted by National Geographic.

South America

NASA funds 'warp speed' research

Though it seems ripped straight from an episode of Star Trek, NASA has invested real money into understanding the science behind travel faster than the speed of light.<p>Harold G. White, a NASA physicist, leads the small team at NASA who are trying to make reality out of a theory that suggests the …

Local Anti-Drone Activism Begins: 'If They Fly in Town, We Will Shoot Them Down'

Will surveillance-state opponents start to fight at the municipal level, as anti-nuclear activists did in the 1970s and 1980s?<p>Reuters<p>Charles Krauthammer once predicted that the first American to shoot down a domestic drone would be a folk hero. Phillip Steele, a resident of Deer Trail, Colorado, …

Shuttle Launch Captured in Amazing High Def by Cameras on the Rocket Boosters

When the Space Shuttle <i>Atlantis</i> launched on June 8th, 2011 it marked the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The video above harkens back to that …

iblazr is a Synched External Flash Unit for Smartphone and Tablets

Disappointed in the power of your smartphone’s built-in flash when shooting at night? The iblazr wants to help you. It’s the world’s first “fully …

Which Lens Should I Buy for My DSLR Camera?

One of the most important advantages of DSLR cameras is the ability to use different lenses. However deciding on which lens to buy and which lens is …

Cameras

Control Your SLR From Your Smartphone with the Weye Feye WiFi Add-On

The ability to use your smartphone as a remote for your DSLR can come in handy in a lot of situations. But if you don’t have a DSLR with built-in …

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Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

A Local's Guide To Portland, Oregon

<b>We caught up with Olivia Raymer, product manager at BootsnAll Travel Network to get an insider's advice on the best way to explore the Portland local food scene.</b><p><b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> Bridges, mountains, and rivers. While you might get a peek of Mt. Hood if you fly in on a …