Luke Holdsworth

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Ongoingness: Sarah Manguso on Time, Memory, Beginnings and Endings, and the True Measure of a Life Filled with Aliveness

“Perhaps all anxiety might derive from a fixation on moments — an inability to accept life as ongoing.”<p>Some of humanity’s most celebrated writers and artists have reaped, and extolled, the creative benefits of keeping a diary. For John Steinbeck, journaling was a tool of discipline and a hedge …

Why We Need Government to Evolve as Fast as Technology

From deep learning to gene editing, the world of technology is moving fast. But at Singularity University, we believe amazing tech is only half the …

The Science of Why We Cry and the Three Types of Tears

What stress hormones have to do with the social machinery of sympathy.<p><i>“If you need to cry you should cry,”</i> Maira Kalman wrote in her marvelous philosophical children’s book. But what is it, exactly, that makes us need to cry and are all tears created equal? That’s what the TED-Ed team explores in …

An inventory of the meaningful life.

Art and science meet resistance in a modern reimagining of a classic anthem for the protection of nature.<p>I dedicated the 2018 edition of <i>The Universe in Verse</i> to one of my great heroes, <b>Rachel Carson</b> (May 27, 1907–April 14, 1964), who catalyzed the modern environmental movement with her epoch-making …

Mary Shelley

Why Cloudy Days Help Us Think More Clearly

Just as melancholy, that raincloud of the mind, expands our capacity for creativity, so does actual gloomy weather — clouds, it turns out, offer something possibly more tangible, certainly more pragmatic, than “contemplation [that] benefits the soul”; their proverbial silver lining is more than …

Kilian Martin Proves Anything Is Skateable In Stunning 'Searching Sirocco' Video

Most skateboarding videos are shot on shaky cameras in city streets or halfpipes, but not this one. Brett Novak and Kilian Martin shattered …

12 Reasons Photographers Still Choose to Shoot Film over Digital

This year will mark forty years since the invention of the first functioning digital camera, and despite it being a measly 0.01 megapixels, it …

Photography

WATCH: We're Totally Humbled by This Glorious Solar Time-Lapse

Bow down, Earthlings.<p>Sure, our Sun is a source of unbridled energy, the centre of our Solar System and the reason for our very existence, but as this …

Shelf Life: How to time travel to a star

Since today is “Museum Monday”, I am sharing the next instalment in the <i>Shelf Life</i> video series created by the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Today’s video captures the methods developed by a team of scientists and their students to analyse historical images of stars and other celestial …

Time Travel

Behold: The Crazy Capacity of a 512GB Memory Card

If you don’t mind shelling out $880 on a single memory card and putting all your eggs in one basket, you can buy Lexar’s 512GB CF card (or SanDisk’s …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

A First Glimpse of Canon’s Small 4K Camera

Canon has long been rumored to have a small 4K camera up its sleeve, and now the world is getting its first glimpse of the new product. The company …

Hike-Lapse: Man Walks the 2,600 Miles from Mexico to Canada and Snaps a Selfie Every Mile

A photographer named Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was both a physical endeavor and a …

Beastgrip Pro is a Versatile Lens Adapter and Camera Rig for Smartphone Shooters

Back in 2013, Vadym Chalenko successfully raised nearly $40,000 to launch a product called the Beastgrip, the first universal lens adapter and camera …

Cameras

Earth - Europa may be home to alien life

Imagine the bottom of an ocean. The water is icy cold and impenetrably dark, without even a glimmer of sunlight. But in one patch of the ocean floor, a jet of hot water spurts upwards out of a rocky vent. This water is laced with life-giving chemicals, and around it a collection of strange …

Mysterious Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres May Be Water Ice

THE WOODLANDS, Texas<p>Strange features are most likely made of ice, and may be venting water vapor into space.<p>One ofseveral mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres could be venting a plume of water vapor into space, suggesting that the little world is far from geologically dead.<p>The possible …

Astronomy

Lighting an Outdoor Portrait with 12 Thrifty Godox Off-Camera Flashes

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video by photographer David Iliyn showing how he recently did an outdoor photo shoot with a musician with 12 separate …

Photography

Why the world needs a Kodak smartphone

Kodak invented the digital camera. Then it promptly went bankrupt because digital cameras killed its business. The irony was short-lived, because smartphones quickly came along and killed the digital camera. Now, three years after Kodak declared bankruptcy, you can buy a Kodak smartphone. There is …

This fully transparent solar cell could make every window and screen a power source - ExtremeTech

By on April 20, 2015 at 9:20 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Back in August 2014, researchers at …

Lightning in Super Slow Motion

Lightning

This Nighttime Shoot Involved 9,000 Pounds of Gear and Skiers Covered with 7,000 LEDs

The film ‘Afterglow’ by Sweetgrass Productions doesn’t even officially release until October 19th, and yet it’s already being hailed as “one of the …

Here’s How You Should Capitalise on Instagram’s Hyperlapse

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have noticed that the internet is a-flood with time-lapses and hyper-lapses made using Instagram’s …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …

No, You're Not Entitled To Your Opinion

Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit …

Critical Thinking

How to Photograph Lightning - the Ultimate Guide

If someone told me I could only take pictures of one thing for the rest of my life – I’d think about it for awhile, and then choose lightning. …

Photographer Accidentally Captures a Rare Fireball Explosion in His Night Sky Time-Lapse

Astronomers can wait decades to see or capture what Ben Lewis photographed by accident while shooting a time-lapse Ashton-Wildwood County Park, Iowa …