Vincent Bell

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Elon Musk Has Trump’s Ear, and Wall Street Takes Note

The election of Donald Trump and the accompanying rehabilitation of fossil fuels should have been, by all rights, devastating for Tesla Motors.<p>Tesla is the top maker of all-electric autos, and it completed its merger with SolarCity, a leading manufacturer of solar energy panels, days after the …

The European train trip that every family should take

As a child I used to stand beside my dad in the corridor of the overnight car train from Calais to Narbonne in southern France. We’d watch fields of sunflowers shoot by while freight trains roared past like angry dragons. Lost in a reverie, his hair tangled from the rushing wind, my father rarely …

Trains

Civil Rights Groups Criticize Fox News for 'Racist and Offensive' Chinatown Segment

Civil rights organizations and the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) have publicly criticized Fox News for a recent segment filmed in New York City's Chinatown that they say perpetuates "racist and offensive stereotypes of Chinese Americans."<p>In the "Watters' World" segment on "The …

Trump Urges Russia to Expose Clinton Emails

Donald Trump on Wednesday publicly encouraged a foreign adversary to hack the emails of his political opponent, Hillary Clinton, in remarks without …

7 Signs You're On Your Way To A Sexless Marriage

Has "not tonight, honey" become a common refrain? Read on.<p>It's a common refrain from couples who've split up: "Somewhere down the line, we became more like roommates than spouses."<p>The truth is, passionless, sexually unsatisfying marriages don't get that way overnight. Below, relationship experts …

Great Getaways: Chicago

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>If you're looking for a fun, affordable Chicago city getaway, the options are endless: you can spend the day shopping your heart out along the Magnificent Mile, cruising the Chicago River, and even go to the beach on beautiful …

Want to Meet America’s Worst Racists? Come to the Northwest

Confederate sympathizers have nothing on the ‘Northwest Front.’<p>Much of the national debate over racism in the aftermath of last month’s mass murder in Charleston, S.C., has focused on the South and its strange and sometimes jarring nostalgia for the Confederacy. And yet tucked away in the Pacific …

Sport Bike Road Test Index

2016<p><b>Aprilia</b><p>RSV4 RR and RSV4 RF: first look | RF first ride<br>• Tuono V4 1100 RR and Factory APRC: first look | road test<p><b>Ducati</b><p>Monster 1200 R: first look | …

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 …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

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Best Summer Trips 2014

A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

Casa 7A by Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia

Arquitectura en Estudio and Natalia Heredia have recently completed Casa 7A, a country-house located in the town of Villeta, Colombia.<p>Project …

The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I recently had the pleasure of chatting with <b>Kelly E. Carter</b>—the mastermind behind <b>The Jet Set Pets</b> travel website and author of the book <b>The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel</b>—when she stopped by Nat Geo headquarters.<p>“[Dogs] bring us such joy,” she said. “So how come they can’t go …

The Best BBQ Joints in Memphis

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>In the U.S., Southern barbecue was originally cooked in earthen pits, mostly by African-American men, who stoked fires with hickory logs, swabbed whole hogs with vinegar, and tended them in a swirl of smoke for long hours.<p>As 20th-century jobs shifted from farms to factories, …

Perfect Paradise: Phuket

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But <b>Phuket</b>, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Nature

Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes

Moscow-based photographer Alexey Kljatov is a keen macro photographer, and for the past couple of years he's been producing closeup shots of …

DSLR vs. Micro 4/3 Cameras: Which is right for you?

Micro 4/3 cameras have become an extremely popular topic of discussion because they are not only smaller and lighter than most DSLRs on the market, …

Cameras

Hands-on Photo Tip: Single Exposure Blending

In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you how to develop two separate versions of a single RAW image file and blend them together in Photoshop. One …

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

South-east Asia

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism