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Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

LIGO

Old Japanese Train Station Stays Open for Only One Daily Passenger

Japan's Kami-Shirataki train station was supposed to close three years ago, but stayed open for a remarkable reason. Since the terminal's located in the north island of Hokkaido, its remote located prompted the Japan Railway to shut it down. However, they soon found out that one person was still …

See Star Wars Characters Drawn Like Calvin and Hobbes

Brian Kesinger<p>1 of 5<p>An animator has taken <i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> to a galaxy far, far away.<p>Brian Kesinger, whose Instagram lists him as an artist at Walt …

Star Wars

Writing a fantasy novel: 34 must-visit websites

Writing a fantasy novel involves many considerations: Worldbuilding, avoiding clichés of the genre, using popular elements such as magic originally …

Creative Writing

Street Photography Tips for Beginners

It is a very natural urge for photographers to document the swirling life around them. We often find ourselves drawn into, as observers, a number of …

Camera Exposure Guide: Everything you Need to Know

There is something called “the exposure triangle” that you must be aware of in order to completely have control over your digital camera …

Cameras

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Physics

NASA Puts Online a Big Collection of Space Sounds, and They’re Free to Download and Use

When we envision the fruits of the research of the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (aka NASA), we tend to think of …

Last minute Gift Idea: Create a Painting

If you are stuck wondering what should you give someone special for the holidays, or any special occasion for that matter, transform one of your …

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

12 Essential Photoshop Skills Every Photographer Should Know (With Video)

<i>“…If you’re saying in your head, ‘Oh, I’ll just fix that later in Photoshop,” stop what you’re doing and slap yourself as hard as you can.” –Zack</i> …

Tutorials

MMM Interview: Manjari Sharma's Beautifully Intimate Portraits Taken in the Shower

Instead of using a traditional studio, Mumbai-born photographer Manjari Sharma found a more intimate setting to shoot portraits of friends, acquaintances, and strangers: the shower in her Brooklyn apartment. Although Sharma's subjects are nude, there's nothing racy about the images in the <i>Shower</i> …

New York City

Review of the Fujifilm x100s for Street Photography

<i>Disclosure: Fujifilm gave me a Fuji x100s for this review. I haven’t been paid to write this review, and will try to make it as non-biased as</i> …

Fujifilm X-Photography & More

Kevin Mullins24th January 2018<p>A short video introducing Alien Skin Exposure X3 for Fujifilm Shooters.... Read More...<p>Kevin Mullins17th January …

Zack Arias on The Great Discontent (TGD)

“It’s important to be plugged into a community around you, whether that’s online or in person, because without that, you’re an island out there on …

Street Photography

10 things we never knew about (Sony) lenses

What we saw and why<p>Sony flew journalists from across Europe to its Amsterdam HQ to see and try its new G Master lenses. It was a chance for Sony …