Watch Your Step: Views from Glacier Point Above Yosemite

Photo credit: Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Outside of the Grand Canyon, perhaps no American vista stuns quite like the view from above California's majestic Yosemite National Park. The woman above is posing at Glacier Point, a viewpoint about 2,200 m (7,215 ft) above the valley floor. That giant piece of granite in the distance is Yosemite's famous Half Dome.

Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Over 3.7 million people visit the park each year.

Click the credit links below each of the following photos for glorious high resolution.

(Credit: Flickr)

(Credit: Flickr)

(Credit: Flickr)

(Credit: Flickr)

(Credit: Flickr)

(Credit: Flickr)

Top photo credit: Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

Getty Images
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

Keep reading Show less

Originally Poe envisioned a parrot, not a raven

Quoth the parrot — "Nevermore."

The Green Parrot by Vincent van Gogh, 1886
Culture & Religion
  • Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1949) is considered one of America's great writers.
  • Poe penned his most famous poem, The Raven, in his 30s.
  • Originally, the poem's feathered subject was a bit flamboyant.
Keep reading Show less

Your body’s full of stuff you no longer need. Here's a list.

Evolution doesn't clean up after itself very well.

Image source: Ernst Haeckel
Surprising Science
  • An evolutionary biologist got people swapping ideas about our lingering vestigia.
  • Basically, this is the stuff that served some evolutionary purpose at some point, but now is kind of, well, extra.
  • Here are the six traits that inaugurated the fun.
Keep reading Show less
  • Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
  • Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
  • But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
Keep reading Show less