Brendan L

22 Flips | 3 Magazines | 62 Likes | 1 Follower | @BrendanL2014 | Keep up with Brendan L on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Brendan L”

Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.<p>The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children …

Public Health

7 ways to achieve massive bokeh in your photos

To achieve massive and creamy bokeh, one of the first things we learn is to use a wide aperture. But there are several other ways that might just as …

Here Are 15 All-Time Best Photos From Cassini That You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow.<p>Cassini has been out there hard at work for a long time. The Saturn probe departed Earth in 1997 and spent seven years speeding across …

Out of This World: The 25 Most Surreal Landscapes on the Planet

Humans Accidentally Made a Space Cocoon For Ourselves Out of Radio Waves

Praise be to the radio-induced space bubble.<p>Humans have accidentally created a protective bubble around Earth by using very low frequency (VLF) radio transmissions to contact submarines in the ocean. It sounds nuts, but according to recent research published in <i>Space Science Reviews</i>, underwater …

Dazzling Photos of Canada’s Festive Trains Transporting Holiday Cheer

Since 1998, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has sent two luminous locomotives across North America to spread Christmas cheer through dazzling displays of light and heartwarming acts of charity. While this year's trains have already completed the journeys, you can still see the spectacle through …

Trains

A House Built For Aging In Place

A prefab house in the Pacific Northwest belies the stereotype that accessible design compromises on aesthetics.<p>When Judi and David Cornis, who is a wheelchair user, enlisted the Seattle-based prefab company FabCab to build their residence in Port Townsend, Washington, they asked for a space that …

Top 20 Shipping Container Home Designs and their Costs 2018

There is a hot new trend: shipping container homes. Basically, you modify and re-purpose used shipping containers and stick them together to build a …

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

High Fashion

The week in pictures: 6 November 2015 - Telegraph

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Nest Upgrades Its “Thoughtful Home” With A New Camera, A New Smoke/CO Detector, And More

Google’s smart-home arm isn’t entering any new product categories, but it’s sprucing up its entire line.<p>Nest–the Google-owned company which pretty much kicked off the current smart-home boom with its web-savvy thermostat in 2011–hasn’t had much in the way of news lately. It addressed that on …

5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers

Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the …

'Worm' Found In Chicken McNugget In British McDonald's

A British woman who took a bite out of a Chicken McNugget nearly lost her lunch after seeing what looked like a worm in the middle of the McNugget.<p>Nikki Sanders made the stomach-turning discovery after purchasing a Happy Meal for her 4-year-old daughter at a McDonald's in Tamworth, England on …

Is Your Tripod Sturdy Enough? Let's Test it [Includes a Free Test Pattern]

One of the most important pieces of equipment for a photographer to have access to is a sturdy tripod. You might be tempted to purchase just any …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

CIA Torture's Immeasurable Damage to U.S. Global Leadership

Last month's revelations about CIA torture have hurt U.S. credibility worldwide. The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA Interrogation concluded the program "created tensions with U.S. partners and allies...complicating bilateral intelligence relationships." It said the program caused …

Ongoing plight of Palestinian Christians | Arts & Culture

Back in 1948, when Israel was established, Christians in Palestine made up around 18 percent of the population. Now it is around two percent only.<p>They have been faced with the same discriminatory policies as Muslim Palestinians, pushing thousands to leave Palestine. In a 2006 poll, Christians …

The 20 photographs of the week

The crisis in Ukraine, the funeral of Michael Brown, the US Open in New York – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week