Klarisse Asparen

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5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …


The 10 cities most threatened by a damaging natural disaster

• The global population is becoming increasingly concentrated in urban centers.<br>• Climate change is increasing the intensity of natural disasters, and thus probably making the damage they inflict worse.

Natural Disasters

APOD: Antares Rocket Launch (2013 Sep 21) Image Credit: NASA, Bill Ingalls http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130921.html Explanation: The sky looks dark in this scene from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. Captured on Wednesday, September 18, an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is leaving launch pad-0A with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard. Though it looks like night, the photograph was taken at 10:58am EDT, under bright, clear morning skies, with a digital camera modified to record infrared images. The Sun itself is above and left of the picture frame, creating strong glare and internal reflections in the camera lens at near-infrared wavelengths. In the false-color presentation, the vegetation and watery reflections also take on an otherworldly pallor. Reaching orbit, the Cygnus spacecraft is now on its way to a Sunday rendezvous with the International Space Station. The spacecraft will deliver about 1,300 pounds (589 kilograms) of cargo to the Expedition 37 crew. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130921 #APOD

Typhoon Usagi batters Philippines and Taiwan

Categorized on Thursday as a “super typhoon” at its peak, Usagi is the strongest cyclone so far in 2013. It’s expected to weaken before striking Hong …


Black Widow Spider Fan Gets Dangerously Close To His Subject

The first time Jackson Landers spotted a black widow spider on his front porch, he was transfixed. The nature writer grew curious about the poisonous arachnids and even kept one as a pet in a jar for months.<p>"When you're confronted by this deadly, venomous thing day after day, you can't help but …

The Ingredients for Life in Space

Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish

Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb.<p>Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, <i>Naegleria fowleri</i>, had been present in muddy water that the boy was playing in …

10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

Long-range forecast: sunny spell will wipe out life on Earth

If the end of the summer, the short, cold days, and party conference season were not enough to bring on the gloom, scientists have calculated when life on Earth must come to an end.<p>In a report that manufacturers of diaries may wish to note, researchers worked out when the sun will grow so warm that …

James McAvoy: 'There will be people who walk out of the cinema I'm sure'

In a drab building in central Scotland, one afternoon in the armpit of winter, an actor who looks a lot like nice-guy James McAvoy is persuading a room full of blokes to – I'm paraphrasing here – Xerox their cocks.<p>"Come on!" he roars, all pouchy of eyes, gingery of beard and 80s of suit. A …


there are characters you love, and then there are characters you would perform demonic blood rituals for if it would somehow make them real