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Making the color grade: Getting started with DaVinci Resolve

Ever wondered how movies and TV shows look so polished? Sure, some of it has to do with the type of camera used and how it’s supported and moved, but …

Videography

Tmouse Deformable Mouse Offers Unprecedented Ergonomics (video)

Those of you that use computer mice for long periods of time and are suffering from aches and pains in your hands or arms may be interested in a …

Ergonomics

Adobe launches Experience Design CC, a new tool for UX designers

Adobe today launched the first public preview of its new Experience Design CC tool, which was previously known as Project Comet.<p>Experience Design CC is the company’s first tool that is purpose-built for user experience (UX) designers. It takes what Adobe has learned from working with UX designers …

UX Design

Philips' latest Hue lights help you sleep

Philips has smart Hue light bulbs that produce flashy colors, but what about bulbs that change just enough to give you a good night's rest? You're set after today. The lighting firm is trotting out Hue white ambiance lights that offer color temperatures which mimic natural light, helping you sleep …

16 Massive Scientific Facilities at the Cutting Edge of Research

To detect some of the biggest mysteries, you need some of most colossal facilities on Earth.<p>To do big research, sometimes you need some massive machines. Here are 16 facilities that have done out-there work in the last decade, whether hunting for mysterious particles, looking for distant stellar …

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

<b>Like most 25-year-olds,</b> Julia Rozovsky wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She had worked at a consulting firm, but it wasn’t a good match. Then she became a researcher for two professors at Harvard, which was interesting but lonely. Maybe a big corporation would be a better fit. Or …

Management

Why some cultures love the tastes you hate

Why do some cultures find one taste delectable and another disgusting? BBC Future investigates.<p>When I was visiting Shanghai, I learned to avoid a certain alley on my walk to the underground system. It always smelled incredibly, almost unbelievably bad – like there was an open sewer on the sidewalk. …

Food & Dining

Rare Sighting of a "Blue Dragon" Spotted on the Shores of Australia

Depending on your tastes, this bizarre little blue creature may inspire either aww-worthy shrieks of excitement or a bit of discomforted shock, possibly a combination of both. Meet the blue dragon, one of the weirdest and most wonderful little-known animals in the world. The proper name of this …

Nature

Millennial Parents Cover Story: This Generation Is Different

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Millennials

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

Work-life Balance

4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity

The way we are working isn’t working anymore, and hasn’t been for some time. Checking email in bed the moment we awake, chugging too much coffee, hour-long commutes twice each day…they all take a toll on the quality of our work and our lives.<p>Not to mention that when we get to the office, many of us …

The Brain

Aerial Photographer Captures the Alien Beauty of Earth

Photographer Alexander Heilner documents symmetries and amoebic designs in 'Aerial Landscapes.'<p><i>Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E., a</i><p>What remains when sounds, smells, and textures fall away? With well-framed evidence taking the form of his ongoing series of <i>Aerial Landscapes</i>, photographer and professor …

Photography

Astonishing comics that 'save your game' when you turn the page

Shiga has been making comics since he was 20 years old and a pure math major studying at UC Berkeley. A life-long fan of Choose Your Own Adventure …

UC Berkeley

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of Michigan

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

The Magical Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits of Ukrainian Photographer Anita Anti

Anita Anti is a photographer based in Ukraine who uses elaborate costumes, props, and makeup to create magical portraits that are often inspired by …

Photography

Re: If You Don’t Want Your Photos Stolen, Don’t Post Them on the Internet

“If you don’t want your photos stolen, don’t post them on the Internet.”<p>This is an argument I have heard over and over again, mostly from people who …

British Columbia Unveils a Virtual Reality Travel Experience

One of the things I love most about what I do is researching and experiencing unique, off the beaten path travel destinations to highlight in my Travel Therapy TV segments and videos. This usually means I'm constantly airport hopping around the globe but not this week.<p>This week I got to take a …

Virtual Reality

Nikon D750 Review: Nikon… You’ve Created a Monster

<i>This Nikon D750 Review by Ross Harvey was originally published on his blog, and is being reprinted in full with permission.</i><p><b>What this review isn’t</b>: …

How to Post-Process Almost Any Aspect of a Single Exposure Landscape Shot

Most tutorials tend to focus on one small aspect of the photographic process — be it tweaking a minor adjustment such as white balance or showing you …

Inspiration: An Hour-Long Interview with Renowned Portrait Photographer Sandro Miller

Sandro Miller, known simply as Sandro to most of the photography world, is a portrait photographer who has been creating images for over three …

The Beautifully Documented Lives of Venice Beach Residents - The Fox Is Black

I don’t understand the kind of people who appear in this video, or who appear in Kinfolk, whom the video was shot for, but I’m certainly fascinated …

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

Five Unforgettable (and Free) Games for Your Mobile Device

Mobile gaming is here. It is established, and it has had an effect on the video game market. One of the most significant challenges of mobile gaming …

PS Vita

Someone is making a handheld Steam game system

Every Steam Machine shown so far has amounted to a small desktop PC. But what if you want to take that gaming experience on the road? Well, you might get your wish -- meet Steamboy, a handheld take on Valve's platform. On the outside, it's pretty much what you'd expect; it looks like an Steam …

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Books

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Photography

Working With a Model-Digital Photography School