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11 Pro Tips for Composing your Photos – with Ian Plant

Photographic composition - we all know the rules, right? And we all know that the first thing you learn is the Rule of Thirds. Well, here's a talk by …


Russia Ups The Ante In The Race For The Arctic

Russia is not giving up in its bid to claim as much of the Arctic as it can.<p>Eight years after literally placing a flag via submarine on the seabed of …


Sunflower Fields in Bloom in Japan

Net Neutrality
Amnesty International

New Taliban leader facing tension as top official quits | Reuters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A top Taliban official announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a growing leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after news of the death of leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week.<p>Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, Taliban militants' new leader, is seen in …


Macro Photography: Finding the Minimum Focus Distance for a Lens

Macro photographer Mike Moats was one of our guest instructors on our Vanelli & Friends Photography Cruise to Cozumel Mexico. Earlier in the day I …

Zoom Lenses

Sprint Falls to No. 4 Among Wireless Carriers by Number of Subscribers

After adding two million more customers, T-Mobile surpassed Sprint to become the third-largest U.S. carrier, with 59 million subscribers.<p>Sprint became the smallest of the four major U.S. wireless carriers last quarter, as it gained 675,000 customers compared to more than two million customers for …


Pakistan hangs 'teenage' killer Shafqat Hussain

Supporters say he was only 15 at the time of the killing and was tortured into confessing<p>Pakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations.<p>Shafqat Hussain was hanged …


After the A-bomb survivors die, who will be Hiroshima's memory keepers?

On a recent afternoon in Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, two men sat on a bench, deep in conversation.<p>The older one sports a narrow-brimmed fedora. He’s probably in his 80s. The younger guy, in a hoodie, looks like he’s barely out of college.<p>“It’s so beautiful here,” the younger guy says. “So hard …


Drone captures amazing image of killer whales at sea

A drone has successfully captured photographs of a pod of killer whales at sea, providing stunning shots of the animals in their natural habitat. But …


Puerto Rico's other crisis: It's running out of water

Puerto Rico doesn't have enough money to pay its bills. It went into default for the first time in its history on Monday. Now it's running out of water too. Literally.<p>A drought has forced the island's government to ration water. It's become so bad that the government is actually turning off tap …