Hugh Hyatt

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The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

How to Live in a World Where Marriage Is in Decline

Public policy should catch up with the reality that fewer and fewer children are being raised in homes with two married parents.<p>In 1996 the Hoover Institution published a symposium titled "Can Government Save the Family?" A who's-who list of culture warriors—including Dan Quayle, James Dobson, John …

Noam Chomsky: America is accelerating the apocalypse

<b>(Reuters/Jorge Dan)</b><p>Global warming and nuclear arms conflicts threaten the planet, thanks in no small part to U.S. policy failures<p>Noam Chomsky<p>June 4, 2013 2:16pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>What is the future likely to bring? A reasonable stance might be to try to look at the …

27 Stunning Works Of Art You Won't Believe Aren't Photographs

These incredible works of art will have you questioning your eyes.

NASA launching rocket tonight on self-destruction mission to study the early universe

NASA is launching a rocket high into Earth's atmosphere tonight between 11 PM and midnight Eastern time, in an effort to capture images from the universe's dawn. The agency will be broadcasting the launch live on Ustream from Wallops, Virginia, and the launch site will be open to the public. But …

Online College Courses Get A Big Boost, But Doubts Persist

From New Mexico to New York, 10 state university systems have announced they are joining the ranks of elite institutions embracing the massive open online course, or MOOC, system.<p>On Thursday, they unveiled a landmark partnership with Coursera, a for-profit tech company with 3.5 million registered …

How to Focus-Stack Macro Images using Photoshop

One of the biggest challenges facing macro photographers is getting your subject in focus. Not only is hitting the perfect focus point an exercise in …

How to Read Clouds as a Photographer

Having been a wedding photographer in Sydney for a few years, I’m continually amazed at how much my photography is dependent on weather conditions. …

Photography

Science Journal Says It'll Publish Negative Results For Free

The move is meant to combat publication bias.<p>You know that "publication bias" in research is bad. Because scientific journals prefer to publish exciting new findings, they tend to reject well done studies that don't have positive results—for example, that certain genes are not correlated with …

Why the concept of a Tax Freedom Day is ridiculous

Thursday, we are told, is "Tax Freedom Day", the day of the year when we have all earned enough money to pay this year's total tax obligations. The …

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 2)

<b>This is the second part in a II part series. Click here to read Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)</b><p><i>“To them, I say, the truth would be nothing more</i> …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Antikythera Mechanism: 2,000 Year Old Computer Used by Ancient Greeks

In the early 1900s, divers looking for sponges in the Antikythera area between Crete and Greece came upon one of the most mysterious discoveries the …

Seafloor

Get rid of your cable TV package now!

I was afraid, too. Then I cut the cord, saved a ton and can still watch whatever I want. Here’s how to do it<p>David Sirota<p>May 29, 2013 7:05pm (UTC)<p>For those of you sick of paying ever-higher cable bills, two huge pieces of news in the last week should encourage you to take action.<p>First came news that …

Why 3 MIT Grads Want to Send You an Empty Box

Internet startups sprout all the time promising to send you just about anything via UPS. But one new company has taken the idea a little meta: …

Back to Basics: Food Photography Lighting & Styling

In today’s foodie/cellphoneography/Instagram world, everyone is a food photographer. It’s almost customary to take a photo of your food before …

When did cover songs become annoying marketing ploys?

<b>Adele (Reuters/Dylan Martinez)</b><p>They’re crowding digital music services like Spotify and Rhapsody, and threaten their future business<p>Ryan Nakashima<p>May 30, 2013 9:23pm (UTC)<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There are about 600 versions of Adele's Oscar-winning song "Skyfall" on the Spotify subscription music …

The Obamacare Scorecard

(This is Part 3 of a series on our ongoing -- and worsening -- national healthcare crisis.)<p>As major provisions in the Affordable Care Act are rolled out, we'll need an unbiased way of tracking its effectiveness -- a scorecard for "Obamacare," as it's now universally called. What's the best way to …

7 Practices of People Who Experience a Fulfilled Life

A fulfilled life has a combination of meaning, love, security, productivity and happiness; it is not only a good life but a pleasant and a meaningful one. Based on my experience both as a psychology practitioner and a researcher, people who have their basic needs like food and shelter met and …

What Science Says About Arousal During Rape

Yes, orgasms can happen to rape victims.<p>Rape. Most of us don't like to talk about it. We don't like to think about it. But when we do think about it, or at least when I do, it is always violent. I am struggling and overpowered. I am screaming. And I am certainly not getting off.<p>Although in the …

NO F****** AROUND IN ROOM 427 - Hilarious Comedy Short

Photographer Websites: Why You Need One And What To Do About It

The modern web was made for photographers; it’s such a visual medium where beautiful images have an incredible impact. Text, or copy, is still …

Rogue Waves

NASA's WISE Mission Finds Lost Asteroid Family Members

This artist's conception shows how families of asteroids are created. Over the history of our solar system, catastrophic collisions between asteroids …

Astronomy

What the Mona Lisa Can Teach You About Taking Great Portraits

When it comes to famous images the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most recognized in the world. When I visited the Lourve in Paris a …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Photography Tips on Shooting in Parks – The Vantage Points

Parks are one of the major places where a photographer can find many interesting subjects and challenges. But many of us shoot in parks in the same …

Landscape Photography

Useful Photography Tip #59: Don't Let Images Become Orphan Works

Everyone knows that free is good. However, there is a dark side to this idea–especially in photography. People and businesses want to keep a low …

Light Painting Part Two - Photoshop

In Part One of the Light Painting Tutorial I went over how to do the photography part: equipment, camera settings, set up, lighting, potential …