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Remarkable Facts about Honeybees

Planting for Honeybees (Quadrille, 2018) <i>by Sarah Wyndham Lewis</i> <i>is a guide to help gardeners attract these friendly buzzing bees to their yards all</i> …

Honey Bees

This is the best way to sharpen your images in Photoshop

No matter what gear you use, sharpening is just a fact of life. Even if you’re using a super sharp Sigma Foveon sensor, or a Phase One Achromatic …

Tutorials

Nuclear accidents make mutant bugs and birds

Biologist Timothy Mousseau has spent years collecting mutant bugs, birds and mice around Chernobyl and Fukushima. In a DW interview, he shares some …

Nuclear Energy

Dog Always Brings A Leaf To 'Buy' Himself Treats At The Store

"He's found a way to make himself understood. He's very intelligent."<p>Some dogs beg for treats. This clever pup <i>pays</i> for his.<p>For the last five years or …

Pets

Photo Basics: What Are Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO (VIDEO)

Kellan Reck, a two-time Emmy Award-winning editor and cinematographer, shared the below video with us today and it’s a great primer (or, for some of …

Shutter Speed

Terrifying mosquito discovered in China has an enormous wing span of 11.15cm

If you’re not a fan of creepy crawlies , you may want to look away now.<p>Scientists from the Insect Museum of West China have discovered a giant …

China

15 Books You Probably Hated In High School — And Why You Should Give Them A Second Chance

For many reasons, high school English class has gotten a bit of a bad reputation. Remarkably few people think back fondly on their forced encounters …

Literature

Here's How to Photograph a Lightning Bolt

Lightning travels at speeds of up to 200 million miles per hour. It comes, quite literally, in a flash, and often disappears before you can reach for …

Weather

Do caterpillars have a sex before they become butterflies?

If you thought your teenage years were awkward, try going through puberty in a cocoon.<p>The sex of a caterpillar is fixed at the moment the egg is …

Exeter

Literally Amazing! This Incredible Dad Loved His Family So Much He Got Eye Enlargement Surgery So He Could Look At Them More

Meet David Eckstrom, a husband and father from Fort Worth, TX, living with his wife and two children. David was a normal family man until last month, …

Parenting

Owl would you ever spot it? Photographer captures amazing moment perfectly-camouflaged bird hides inside a tree

• <b>Cheuk Kai captured photograph of the bird at the Owl Reserve in Hagerstown Castle in Berwick-upon-Tweed</b>• <b><br>Mr Kai's incredible snapshot shows the owl</b> …

Birds

Pine marten and osprey face-off caught on camera

<b>A pine marten has been photographed in a close encounter with a nature reserve's hardiest female osprey.</b><p>The marten popped its head over the top of EJ's nest at RSPB Scotland's Loch Garten reserve, near Grantown on Spey in the Cairngorms, early on Saturday.<p>The image was captured by followers of a …

Birds

Ants build a medieval ‘torture rack’ to catch grasshoppers

Tropical ants build and set a trap that resembles a medieval torture rack. They use this ingenious setup to capture insect prey much larger than …

Costa Rica

Man bitten by shark, bear, snake in less than 4 years

A Colorado man achieved a distinction last week that few people would probably want to match.<p>When Dylan McWilliams was bitten by a shark Thursday in …

Zoology

10 Most Famous One-Hit Wonders In Literature, From J.D. Salinger To Margaret Mitchell

When you think of famous “one hit wonders” the music industry probably comes to mind first — filled with hits that totally rocked your world (or, at …

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year: Unforgettable Underwater Photography

The Natural History Museum just published a new book titled “Unforgettable Underwater Photography“, stunning underwater photographs taken over the …

Photography

Books Go Boom! — Raymond Chandler's ‘The High Window’

Plotting, Character, and Style<p>The broadest foundations of writing are Plotting, Character, and Style. Chandler mastered all of them, with a clear …

Literature

21 Super Cool Shots Of The Animal Eye That Will Make You Stare

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing animal eyes in this photo contest with chances to win a Fire HD 8 Table and …

Nature Photography

How to Precisley Match Colors in Photoshop

There are numerous ways to do any one specific job in Photoshop, but getting colors to match can be one of the more trickier tasks. In this video by …

Tutorials

Two Ways to Instantly Make Your Photos Pop Using Photoshop

Have you ever felt like your photos were missing something? In this quick Photoshop tutorial, learn how to make your photos pop with this simple …

Tutorials

Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own Terms

Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans have got it all wrong about sloths. "People think that because the animal is slow that it's somehow useless and redundant," she says. But in fact, "they are incredibly successful creatures."<p>Cooke is the founder of the Sloth Appreciation Society and the author of a …

Harvey Weinstein

A World-Renowned Wildlife Photography Exhibition Arrives in Sydney

A world-renowned photography exhibition on loan from the Natural History Museum in London has arrived in Sydney. There will be more than 100 images …

Photography

Butterflies can remember their days as caterpillars even after turning into goo in cocoon

We’ve probably all been taught how a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly but this ‘explicit’ version doesn’t sound quite as cute.<p>You may remember …

Insects

13 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Library

It starts with damn good books.<p><i>Here at Esquire, we believe your living space should be a reflection of who you've worked so hard to become. All it takes are a few upgrades. These are the stylish (and functional) items worth buying to make your house a place you're proud to call home.</i><p><i>Up now: the</i> …

Shopping

Three Quick Nature Photography Tips

Over the many years I’ve been writing the OP Photo Tip of the Week, I’ve covered diverse topics, targeted tips for the beginner, wrote a ton for the …

Landscape Photography

Five Ways to Improve Your Photographic Compositions

Composition is one of the hardest things we deal with as photographers. It is complex and can seem like a neverending pursuit. Today, we’ll look at …

Landscape Photography

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Comedy

Years before the Titanic sank, two mysterious books were published that seemed to predict the disaster

The Titanic disaster has inspired countless stories.<p>That's not surprising. A luxury ocean liner sinking into the freezing Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage, dooming over 1,500 people, makes for a tale charged with pathos and danger.<p>Starting with "Saved from the Titanic," a short silent film …

Box Office

Using the Liquify Filter to Change Body Shape in Adobe Photoshop

There may come a time when you need to change the shape of something, such as a body, toy, car, wrinkle or anything with a defined edge. While there …

Graphics

These legless baby amphibians feed on their mother's skin

These amphibians may look like mutant worms, but they are actually a little-known species called a caecilian, amphibious creatures which dwell …

Amphibians