Mark Fenner

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Thought Provoking Photographs Examine Our Complicated Relationship with Sharks

For his book <i>Sharks and People</i>, National Geographic photographer and marine biologist Thomas Peschak examines the behaviors and condition of the great …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Sixteen 3D Tattoos That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Click to see what the buzz is all about.<p>Getting a tattoo is an important decision, because it's more or less permanent. If you're going to get one, you better make it count (well, or don't—we're not telling you what to do). Either way, one way to ensure complete badassery in your skin ink is to do …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

SEO

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

The Distinct Personality of Entrepreneurial Cities

Great universities, venture capital, and talented people are necessary, but insufficient.<p>Mayors, economic developers, and business leaders alike all say they want one thing: more entrepreneurship. Across the country and the world, there’s been no shortage of efforts to clone the “next Silicon …

Entrepreneurship

Sandra Bland's family 'infuriated' at video of her arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> The family of Sandra Bland, whose death in a Texas jail has drawn national attention, expressed anger Wednesday over a newly released video they say offers further proof that her arrest was unnecessary.<p>"I'm infuriated and everybody else should be infuriated," Bland's sister, Sharon Cooper, …

Texas Rangers

Samsung's new tablets are thinner than the iPad Air 2

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S2, a new Android tablet that’s available in two sizes and is only 5.6mm thick — that’s 0.6mm less than Apple’s iPad Air 2.<p>The Tab S2 comes in your choice of 9.7-inch (389g/13.7oz) or 8-inch (265g/9.34oz) screen sizes, with a 2048×1536 pixel Super AMOLED display. …

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Mental Health

10 Easy Ways To Get More Retweets

Twitter offers a great way to extend your influence online: the retweet.<p>When used wisely, retweets often lead to more influence, more followers, and …

Grateful Dead - Fare Thee Well "Days Between" 7-5-15 Soldier Field Chicago, IL HD

The Daily Donald: More brands dump Trump — and new details on his friendship with a notorious sex creep

Corporations continue to drop like flies but the loons rush to defend Trump<p>Donald Trump is still running for the Republican nomination and is currently polling at 6.5 percent according to the Real Clear Politics average. Here are the latest developments in his circus of a campaign.<p><b>Corporations</b> …

Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics is usually just intimidating from the get-go. It’s kind of weird and can seem counter-intuitive, even for the physicists who deal with it every day. But it’s not incomprehensible. If you’re reading something about quantum physics, there are really six key concepts about it that you …

Quantum Mechanics

How All 50 States Got Their Names

<b>Alabama</b><p>Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a …

Native Americans

BrainLine

Personal Stories & Blogs<p>Mike Strand<p>Recently, some friends asked me to join them at a local bar for a monthly get together. I chose to decline because …

Wreck

Forget About Meditation. This Simple Practice Can Change Your Life

Your yoga teacher, shrink and shaman all told you that you should practice meditation. You saw Ellen Degeneres endorse TM -- that's Transcendental Meditation for those who've lived under a rock for the past 50 years -- on TV and thought perhaps it was time to invest $1000 in your spiritual growth. …

USA Defeats Germany to Advance to Women’s World Cup Final

FIFA

Killer Mike endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Rapper Killer Mike of Run the Jewels has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, pulling a key hip-hop endorsement from Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.<p>Killer Mike said in a tweet on Monday to his more than 148,000 followers that he was moved to officially endorse Sanders because of the …

Middle-class

The green diet: how to eat healthy and save the planet

Dieticians and food companies are awaiting the US Department of Agriculture’s highly anticipated new dietary guidelines by the end of this year with one key question in mind: will they include environmental considerations?<p>The USDA updates its guidelines on what’s healthy for Americans to eat and …

Nutrition

The Difference Between Male and Female Serial Killers

Researchers including psychologist Marvin Zuckerman have long noted the morbid curiosity of humans: There’s just something about horror and terror …

Troubling new study explains one big reason for inequality in America

Black and Hispanic households tend to be located in poorer neighborhoods than white households even when they earn similar incomes, a new study reveals.<p>These findings suggest black and Hispanic kids, by and large, grow up in poorer neighborhoods than white kids.<p>A growing body of research suggests …

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Judge Victoria Pratt looks defendants in the eye, asks them to write essays about their goals, and applauds them for complying – and she is getting results<p>Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The …

Crime

Mandolin Orange perform in the Radio Heartland studio

There's a trick to playing in a string band: Knowing when to come in is an obvious skill, but there's a real talent needed to know when NOT to play. …

How Your Gut Controls Your Brain

More and more, researchers are finding that the health of bodily microbe populations could be deeply connected to conditions like depression, anxiety, and even autism.<p>Mental health issues are notoriously complicated, with a huge number of variables, from genetic predispositions to environmental …

How a history of eating human brains protected this tribe from brain disease

The sickness spread at funerals.<p>The Fore people, a once-isolated tribe in eastern Papua New Guinea, had a long-standing tradition of mortuary feasts — eating the dead from their own community at funerals. Men consumed the flesh of their deceased relatives, while women and children ate the brain. It …

Biology

Google Photos behind the app -- scanning makes it special

If you’ve been using the new Google Photos app announced yesterday at Google I/O, you may be impressed with how smooth the interface is, or how easily the service indexes your photos.<p>There’s a lot happening behind the scenes to make the magic happen; things you’re never supposed to see, but will …

Mobile Photography