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The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

Best of Montana Year-Round: Nature and Wildlife

Travel<p>Discover Montana's most beautiful landscapes, wild animals, outdoor recreation and more through the seasons.<p><b>Glacier National Park</b><p>Celebrated conservationist John Muir called Glacier National Park’s dramatic landscape “the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” More than a million acres …

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On summitting Makalu

I’m not a mountaineer, nor do I ever intend to be — there’s far too much drama and death involved. I joined this alpinist circus a few years back and …

5-year-old discovers major Xbox One security flaw, earns big reward

A 5-year-old boy discovered a major Xbox One security flaw that allowed him to log into his father's account without the correct password. Kristoffer Von Hassel somehow figured out how to completely bypass the Xbox One's login safeguards. By entering the wrong credentials once, and then filling the …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Travel<p>Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring …

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Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Trekking to a Backcountry Skiing Eden

Adventure<p>The snow fell in a heavy blanket of silence. Fat, wet flakes floated down through the pines as we made our way along the sled trail. An hour before, I had rendezvoused with our group of friends in an empty parking lot four miles up an unplowed road from the last claim of civilization in …

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The South Pole Is a Great Place to View Space

The Big Bang radiation discovery happened there—and when you look at Antarctic conditions, you can understand why.<p>The South Pole in winter is a far from ideal spot for humans. The temperature averages -72 degrees Fahrenheit (-58 degrees Celsius), it's dark for six months, and it's as bone dry as …

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

Best Space Pictures: Martian Potholes, Space Diplomats, and an Erupting Star

A Mars rover looks back a decade and the moon intertwines with Venus, in the week's best space pictures.<p>International space cooperation continued this week, even amid earthly diplomatic upheaval over Crimea, with a Russian rocket carrying astronauts and cosmonauts into orbit.<p>Gantry arms closed …

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14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Navigations: Laisvé

Adventure<p>It is one of the great regrets of travel: You meet someone on a journey, come to know them intimately in just a few hours, then never see them again. You promise to keep in touch, but it seldom happens. When you return home, your own life takes over, and so does theirs, and the bond begins …

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Our favourite images of the week

A view of Southern India’s backwater beaches stands out in this week's selection of eye-catching images from around the globe.

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …