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How the human 'punching bag’ who created one of the internet's most controversial websites is leading an unlikely second act at Google

At 15, he founded the freewheeling online image board 4chan, which achieved notoriety early on for hatching memes among a stew of not-safe-for-work content, ranging from inventive pornography to stomach-turning gore.<p>Poole's control of the site caused him to field phone calls from the FBI and appear …

Save yourself some money and learn how to clean your own sensor like a pro

Learning to clean your camera’s sensor is one of the most valuable skills a photographer can learn. At least when it comes to camera maintenance. …

WATCH: The Blackest Material on Earth Can Make Dense Metal Float

Whoa!<p>One of the very first things you'll learn in science class is that if something is denser than water, it sinks. A rock or a hunk of metal is …

Sikh-American Army Officer Wins Ability to Serve With Beard, Turban

In a decision by the U.S. Army Thursday, Capt. Simratpal Singh, a decorated Sikh-American officer and combat veteran, has received a long-term religious accommodation to serve with long hair, a beard, and turban in accordance with his Sikh faith.<p>In December, Singh — a West Point graduate, Army …

Religion

This Caterpillar Builds a Protective Hat From Old Heads

Some caterpillars defend themselves from predators using toxic chemicals, repugnant smells, or stinging hairs. Some camouflage themselves. Some mimic snakes. Some recruit ant bodyguards. Some create protective fortresses, or make warning clicks, or vomit up their guts.<p>And then there’s <i>Uraba lugens</i>, …

Caterpillars

Astronomers Spot Most Distant Galaxy—At Least For Now

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” doesn’t even begin to describe a small, bright galaxy hovering at the edge of the observable universe. The little cluster of stars, called GN-z11, is the most distant object astronomers have spotted: It existed when the universe was just 400 million years …

Stone-throwing chimps leave scientists stumped by ‘sacred shrine’

Chimpanzees in the savannah of Guinea and the forests of Liberia have been captured picking up stones and throwing them at a tree as well as placing them gently at the base<p>Chimpanzees in Guinea and the forests of Liberia have been observed picking up stones and throwing them at a tree as well as …

10 things Portuguese love to hate

1. The new spelling agreement<p>Or the so-called <i>acordo ortográfico</i>. Although it was approved in 1990, it’s only been five years since the whole country …

ANALYST: Here's what 'President Trump' would mean for the markets

But no matter how much Republican establishment types dismiss the notion of a Trump presidency, a top analyst said Tuesday that it <i>is</i> time to start focusing on what "President Trump" could mean for markets.<p>"The biggest financial impact probably would be on the bond market, with interest rates headed …

Android 6.0 Marshmallow shown running on Galaxy Note 4 [Video]

Yesterday we published an article pointing towards what looked like a sketchy collection of screenshots supposedly showing Android 6.0 running on the Galaxy Note 4. Samsung hasn’t yet pushed the update officially, and given the fact that the images were just screenshots, it was very difficult to …

The world reacts to Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

NEW DELHI — Donald Trump’s call for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the United States drew widespread condemnation around the world Tuesday, including from British and French leaders and the U.N. refu­gee agency.<p>Citizens, politicians and refu­gee officials alike slammed the …

Donald Trump

San Bernardino shooting vigil: Victim was 'Superman,' friends say

Cal State University San Bernardino alumnus Brian Walker was back on campus with his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers. How many, he couldn't tell at the time. His eyes were wet. The group was not complete.<p>Walker and about 60 fraternity brothers, including alumni and active members, reunited at …

6 Reasons to Try Long Exposure Photography

The purchase of a nine stop neutral density filter two years ago changed my approach to landscape photography. It allowed me to take photos using …

The Trick Photography eBook at 50% Off

If you want to learn some amazing photography tricks this weekend you may want to take a look at this sale. The 2nd edition includes 100 new in-depth …

Pictures of the day: 3 December 2015 - Telegraph

New Documentary on the Secret Street Photographer

The last few years have seen the rise of one name from unknown amateur to photography legend — Vivian Maier. Over the course of a lifetime that saw …

Does Beautiful War Photography Sanitise the Reality of Combat?

We met with acclaimed author David Shields to talk about his new book about the disturbingly beautiful war photos on the front page of the 'New York Times.'<p>Header image: From 'War is Beautiful' by David Shields, published by powerHouse Books. Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times/Redux<p>On my way to meet …

Supreme Sunlight

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

Photographs by The Telegraph's Eddie Mulholland exhibited in London - Telegraph

Boris Johnson

How to Get a Perfect Exposure in Snow

Ever snap the *perfect* snow scene, just to find it came out gray and dreary? As you probably know, snow can be pretty tricky to work with, …

Enosim: Wasted Souls - Photographs and text by Thierry Konarzewski | LensCulture

<i>Our castoffs have a soul and a perilous beauty—they will survive even when we fall.</i><p>This series was started in 2009 in the coves of San Pietro, an island off the coast of Sardinia. The project, titled ENOSIM*, narrates an initiatory journey, the beginning of a process of deeper exploration. The …

Why Photographers Use Medium Format Cameras

For most photographers, medium format is overkill–the equivalent of driving a tank to pick up a gallon of milk.<p>But, there’s no denying that medium …

21 Photographers Discuss The Impact Going Viral Had on their Careers

<b>Eric Pickersgill:</b> My career has changed drastically. I am now represented by Rick Wester Fine Art in New York and will be bringing my work to PULSE …

Miami Beach

Chicago to Pay $100,000 to Photographer Who Was Beaten by Cops

The city of Chicago has agreed to pay $100,000 to a photographer who was beaten by police officers during the 2012 NATO summit, causing the …

Burmese Days

On a recent assignment for National Geographic Expeditions, I got to return to Burma (also known as Myanmar) for the first time in about 15 years. …

Cameras

Tell Us Your Favorite Photography Gear Of 2015

This year Fstoppers will be awarding the best photographic equipment of 2015. I have an idea of what my favorite gear is but I don't want to leave …

Cameras

This is What a Color Night Vision Camera Can See in Near Darkness

Canon will start shipping its $30,000 ISO 4.46 million camera this month for people who need to shoot in pitch black environments. A similar …

Videography