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Mountain passes and Maharajas: jewels of early Indian photography – in pictures

The Getty Images Gallery marks the 70th anniversary of India’s independence from Britain this week with an exhibition of the nation’s earliest photography

Felice

The A to Z of Photography: Aperture

Together with shutter speed and ISO, the aperture setting on your camera is one of the three fundamental elements of exposure. Not only that, but …

New Adventures: all the best science fiction and fantasy books coming out in August

Space pirates, horror conventions, and epic fantasies<p>It’s a new month, which means that it’s a good time to look forward to the coming onslaught of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels coming out in the next couple of weeks. Get ready, because there are some amazing books coming to a …

Lao-Tzu’s 10 Ways to Find Happiness And Peace of Mind

Lao-Tzu also known as Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher, and the author of the book Tao Te Ching, which is the base of the religion Taoism. …

Spirituality

Should You Exercise Or Get A Little Extra Sleep? A Guide.

The answer may surprise you.<p>That alarm hits at 6 a.m. and you have a choice: smash the snooze button or get up and get your workout in. What should you do?<p>Science hasn't given us a solid answer on this yet.<p>As there are only 24 hours in a day, it’s no wonder that we often feel pressed to choose …

Sleep

19 Simple Daily Habits for a Happier Life

<b>“Hug harder. Laugh louder. Smile bigger. Love longer.” ~Unknown</b><p>Did you ever have it all mixed up?<p>Happiness, I mean. I once thought that a university …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Drinking vinegar and having sex can boost your health

From drinking vinegar to making time for sex... the 50 things you can do to boost your health right NOW<p><b>10 health experts reveal their top tips to</b> …

Muscle

Artist Draws Disney Princesses As Pinup Girls For A Cheeky Take On The Classics

Gorgeous.<p>Disney princesses get a sensual new look when they're transformed into pinup girls.<p>Los Angeles-based illustrator and animator Andrew Tarusov took a handful of some of Disney's most famous ladies -- like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Elsa -- and gave them sexier personas for his Disney …

Walt Disney Company

New species of deadly 'sit-and-wait' snake discovered in Australia

Scientists discover a new species of death adder in a remote region of Australia, which has most of the world's deadliest snakes<p>Scientists have discovered a new species of deadly snake in Australia – the Kimberley death adder – adding to the nation’s world-beating list of venomous snakes.<p>The …

Zoology

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New Zealand

The Jungle Book’s first trailer shows Disney’s animated classic coming alive

Disney showed off a lot of new movies at its D23 conference last month, but one of the most arresting pieces of footage was from <i>The Jungle Book</i> — and now it's time for the world at large to see the first trailer. Jon Favreau is directing the adaptation of Disney's animated film, and while it's part …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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Trips of a Lifetime: Photos of Condé Nast Traveler Voyages to Egypt, India, Botswana, Morocco, and More - Condé Nast Traveler

Botswana: Bloom of the Southern Desert<p>From the wildlife of the Central Kalahari reserve—including antelope and the black-maned lions that hunt them—to the salt pans of Makgadikgadi and the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana holds some of the most spectacular vistas on Earth. Not to be missed: …

National Parks

7 Tips to Help When You’re Stuck with Only a Prime Lens

As a photographer you must have flip-flopped back and forth between prime and zoom lenses. “Should I choose a prime today, or a zoom for its …

Landscape Photography

An Amazing 103 Wild Tigers Counted in Bhutan

Changing Planet<p>‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ Completes First Wild Tiger Survey<p><b>By the World Wildlife Fund</b><p>Bhutan is home to an amazing 103 wild tigers—an increase from a previous estimate of 75 that was not based on actual field surveys—according to the country’s first-ever tiger survey released on …

Wildlife

Nasa says the world is not going to end in September

Space agency kills off internet rumour by confirming an asteroid strike will not wipe out humanity in the next few weeks, or years, or decades<p>Good news for those with plans for October and beyond: the Earth will still be in existence.<p>Nasa has confirmed – after rumours swept the internet about an …

Asteroids

New Horizons Probe Focuses on Pluto’s Moon Charon … and Vader Crater?

LAUREL, Md. — Pluto is the star of the show for NASA's New Horizons mission — but its biggest moon, Charon, is a close second. The two icy worlds are sometimes characterized as the first known double dwarf planets because they orbit a common center of gravity in a complex gravitational dance.<p>So …

Solar System

What was the werewolf myth in Ancient Rome?

Dr Miles Russell investigates...<p>It’s difficult to say precisely when the story of the werewolf first developed. The twins Romulus and Remus had been …

This is how the universe will end: not with a bang but a rip

A radical new timeline of the life of the universe (credit: Jeremy Teaford, Vanderbilt University)<p>Vanderbilt University mathematicians have come up …

Climbing On Mount Denali

NASA spots “galactic cannibalism” served rare

Galaxies feasting on their smaller siblings may sound like the stuff of science-fiction, but NASA has captured a surprisingly rare example on camera. …