Neil Powney

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Famous superheroines wearing suits made of liquid paint look really cool

London-based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz created this badass 2015 calendar featuring pictures of beautiful superheroines wearing impossible …

Captain Marvel

Photography Archives

August 8, 2018<p>Tips From a Professional Photographer: How to Create the Perfect Composition<p>Professional photographer Anton Gorlin is back with another comprehensive photography guide. This time, the skilled photographer takes us through the basics of photography composition and how it can be used …

Cameras

Hope for endangered Malayan tapir as one born in Kent zoo

<b>The birth of an extremely rare animal called the Malayan tapir has given keepers at an animal reserve in Kent hope for the endangered species.</b><p>Nias, a boy, was born to mother Malacca and father Hunter at Port Lympne Reserve near Hythe.<p>Only about 1,500 to 2,000 Malayan tapirs are now thought to exist.<p>…

Breathtaking Photos of Wild Foxes in Russia’s Snowy Landscape

In the cold depths of Russia's northeastern Chukotka region, Magadan-based photographer Ivan Kislov captures colorful signs of life in the snow through his breathtaking images of foxes in the wild. Kislov, who enjoys hiking to distant spots and photographing wildlife in between his long shifts as a …

Dramatic Black-and-White Studio Portraits of Goats and Sheep… Seriously

Finish this sentence: “I want to take dramatic, black-and-white studio portraits of _____.” If you’re like most people, chances are good you named a …

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of …

Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards were recently announced and the photos are better than ever! The competition, which is put on by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, is one of the exciting photo competitions around because of all of the great entries. This year, …

Meet Your New Pet, A Domesticated Fox

Thanks to Russian scientists, a new breed of fox is available. And it’s pretty darn cute.<p>Dogs have been evolving as human companions for at least about 14,000 years. Cats have lived with us for 12,000. But if you want something a little more cutting edge–and you’re willing to pay up– a pet fox …

Portrait Series Captures the Charming Personality of Very, Very Old Dogs

Canadian photographer Pete Thorne celebrates the beauty of aging in this portrait series featuring what he describes as “very, very old dogs.” So far, the ongoing project, entitled <i>Old Faithful</i>, has more than 50 gray-haired dogs in the collection. Thorne works closely with his subject and owner to …

Danny Wallace: being told to enjoy something is never enjoyable

It’s very dismissive, but I’m on to her. And make no mistake, I don’t buy coffees not to enjoy them. I purposefully wish to enjoy my coffees. But I …

Coffee

Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – in pictures

From a dramatic storm cloud in the US to the ‘end of the world’ in Ecuador, we take a look at the winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo contest, chosen from more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world

Model Kate Upton Is the Glamour Style Icon of the Week | Glamour

You've marveled at her two <i>Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue</i> covers (2012 and 2013, thank you very much), her mastery of the Dougie dance, her expansive modeling portfolio (from an Express Brand Ambassadorship to becoming the new face of Bobbi Brown to countless glossy magazine covers), and her …

Dazzling Displays of Aurora Borealis Dance Across the Night Sky

When the night sky began to fill with eerie green streaks of dancing light, astrophotographer Kwon O Chul turned his camera upwards to capture the dazzling display. Located near Yellowknife in northern Canada, the auroras were so incredibly bright that the Korean photographer needed only mere …

Preview Vintage Photos of David Bowie From a New Art Exhibit - PAPER

Striped bodysuit for <i>Aladdin Sane</i> tour, 1973. Design: Kansai Yamamoto. Photo: Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita / The David Bowie Archive 2012.<p>The Thin White Duke is headed to the Windy City: this September, <i>David Bowie is</i>, an archival exhibit featuring "more than 400 objects, including photography, album …

Unbelievable Pictures Of Wildlife From The BBC's Photographer Of The Year Competition

There are 50 images in the new category that were pre-selected by a jury from over 41,000 entries. The five photos with the most votes in this category, along with other winners from the competition, will be announced later this year at an awards ceremony.<p>Take a look at some of our favorite images …

Dance Of Human Evolution Was Herky-Jerky, Fossils Suggest

A trio of anthropologists has decided it's time to rewrite the story of human evolution.<p>That narrative has always been a work in progress, because almost every time scientists dig up a new fossil bone or a stone tool, it adds a new twist to the story. Discoveries lead to new arguments over the …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Early contenders for the year’s best wildlife photo are absolutely breathtaking

<b>(Stephan Tuengler)</b><p>It might be impossible to choose one favorite<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>July 1, 2014 6:46pm (UTC)<p>Curators of animal photos don't get any more serious than the powers behind the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" competition, which each year select from among tens of thousands of entries for …

Soldier’s Camera and Photos from Battle of The Bulge Found in Foxhole 70 Years Later

<i>Update: Turns out this story was a hoax. Head on over to our update and apology to catch up on the latest.</i><p>The Battle of the Bulge is known as one of …

How to survive a winter in Antarctica – in pictures

Photographer and explorer Dr Alexander Kumar spent nine months at Concordia Station, where temperatures drop to -80C and your nearest neighbours are astronauts orbiting the Earth. Follow his journey through the worst winter in the world<p>• White Mars, Living on Planet Concordia is on at the Royal …

30 Times Angelina Jolie Wore a Little Black Dress

It's practically her red carpet uniform.<p>Earlier this week, Angelina Jolie stunned in a curve-hugging, little black dress at the <i>Maleficent</i> premiere in Tokyo, and it is not the first time the actress wowed us in a LBD. (It's basically her uniform.) Whether she wears a gown that shows off her gams on …

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young | Colossal

<p>Self-taught artist Ben Young is a man of many exceptional talents from surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and working full-time as a …

ScenePast reels you in with film sites then and now

I took a little tour of movie history this afternoon, visiting sites where "The Graduate," "Taxi Driver," and "Broadway Danny Rose," among other films, were shot. And I did it without leaving my desk, via ScenePast, a fun time travel (and time-sucking) app that puts film and TV locations then and …