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Mysterious craters blowing out of Russia could mean trouble for the whole planet

In northern Siberia, rising temperatures are causing mysterious giant craters — and even more dire consequences could be in store, say climate …

Global Warming

A Guide to Night Photography Mastery Without a Tripod

Rating:<p>4.50 based on 2 Ratings<p>July 24, 2017 By Julian Rad<p>A Guide to Night Photography Mastery Without a Tripod www.sleeklens.com<p>To start off I want …

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards – in pictures

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards founders have launched a new show for pet pictures. Here are the finalists, selected from 2,500 entries

Grand Rapids

Suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers linked to climate change, study claims

Rising temperatures and the resultant stress on India’s agricultural sector may have contributed to increase in suicides over the past 30 years, research shows<p>Climate change may have contributed to the suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers and farm workers over the past three decades, according …

Tamil Nadu

Often Overlooked Basics For Better Pictures

If you’re reading this, it’s hopefully because you want to improve your photography. It’s good to crave new information and review fundamentals. One …

Nature Photography

No, New York Mag: Climate change won't make the Earth uninhabitable by 2100

Climate change is a tough issue to cover as a journalist. It's like following a slow-motion train wreck, except significant portions of the …

Climate Change

Conservatives are again denying the very existence of global warming

The best efforts to undermine the established climate science behind the Endangerment Finding are pathetically bad<p>As we well know, climate myths are like zombies that never seem to die. It’s only a matter of time before they rise from the dead and threaten to eat our brains. And so here we go again …

Climate Change

No wonder Trump is Putin’s favourite: he’s making America weak again

As the G20 summit shows, the US under its erratic president is losing its soft power – and its friends<p>In the movie version, they would have talked for a few minutes and then found an excuse to dismiss their foreign ministers and interpreters. At long last, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump would be …

Donald Trump

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks

Russian government hackers were behind recent cyber-intrusions into the business systems of U.S. nuclear power and other energy companies in what appears to be an effort to assess their networks, according to U.S. government officials.<p>The U.S. officials said there is no evidence the hackers …

Cybersecurity

EPA chief pushing governmentwide effort to question climate change science

The Trump administration is debating whether to launch a governmentwide effort to question the science of climate change, an effort that critics say is an attempt to undermine the long-established consensus human activity is fueling the Earth’s rising temperatures.<p>The move, driven by Environmental …

Clean Technology

Tour de France Opens in Germany: Pictures

Tour de France

A new tool will check if you're vulnerable to the hack that brought down computers across the globe

WannaCry paralyzed hospitals. NotPeya crashed banks. But how to know if <i>you're</i> vulnerable to the stolen National Security Agency exploit that fueled …

Cyber-attacks

17 great new TV shows you can stream in a weekend

Featuring teen magicians, ‘80s wrestlers, talking dogs, and more.<p>There’s too much TV! We know this, you know this. But it bears repeating, because with so many good (and bad) shows out there, it can be hard to decide what to watch.<p>So we’ve compiled a list of 17 great shows from the first half of …

TV

How to Stop Lens Creep for Free Using a Rubber Band

“Lens creep” is that really annoying thing in which your lens slips and zooms itself out of position. It happens on all sorts of zoom lenses that …

Ukraine points finger at Russian security services in recent cyber attack

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian security services were involved in a recent cyber attack on the country, with the aim of destroying important data and spreading panic.<p>The SBU, Ukraine's state security service, said the attack, which started in Ukraine and spread around the …

Cybersecurity

With the end of his career in sight, Manny Pacquiao is fighting for more than just gold against Jeff Horn

For all of the positive differences this sport can make in people’s lives, boxing rarely thrives on sentiment. Though a few fighters have the ability …

Trump and Pruitt are the biggest threat to the EPA in its 47 years of existence

The Trump administration is on track to damage the agency even more than the Reagan administration.<p>It’s been quite a week for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.<p>On Thursday, we learned — thanks to reports in Climatewire and the New York Times — that he met with coal executives and lobbyists at a …

Scott Pruitt

Ransomware attack is cover for something far more destructive

The GoldenEye attack wasn’t aiming at your wallet. It was trying to destroy your data.<p>As odd as it sounds, the ransomware attack that swept across the world over the past few days wasn't about the money.<p>GoldenEye, also known as NotPetya, swarmed computers on Tuesday, locking up devices at …

Cybersecurity

How To Photograph Fireworks

Here are some of Serge Ramelli´s best tips to shoot fireworks:<p>1. Recommended gear: Tripod, Lens 24-70 or equivalent, not too wide and remote<br>2. In …

No, Brad Pitt Did Not Confirm Hollywood Is a Child Sex Ring

And more fake news.<p><i>Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our Saturday column looking at the past seven days of fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet.</i><p>This week, anonymous sources let slip to the Washington Post that Twitter is considering adding a feature that lets users …

Fake News

The Biggest Cybersecurity Disasters of 2017 So Far

The first six months of 2017 have seen an inordinate number of cybersecurity meltdowns. And they weren't just your standard corporate breaches. It's …

A Group of Scientists Says We Have Three Years to Save The Planet From Irreversible Destruction

It's crunch time.<p>A planet devastated by climate change may seem like a distant future. But Earth is already experiencing effects today.<p>Globally, the …

Climate

Data Breaches Often Come From Where You Expect It Least | Inc.com

Data breaches are in the news a lot these days. It seems that you can't turn around without hearing about a new one, and they seem to keep getting worse and more far-reaching. Consumers are concerned about data breaches, and many can be reluctant to do business with a company that has a history of …

Cybersecurity

Photographers capture beauty in nature at Lake Jennings

Helix Water District judges had their work cut out for them in choosing winners of the annual Lake Jennings spring photo contest.<p>More than 70 people …

Landscape Photography

Dog Photographer Of The Year Contest Winners Announced

Who doesn’t love dogs? If you’re severely allergic, I’ll assume that you love them but can’t bear their presence so you will be forgiven, but …

20+ Fiery Landscapes Ignited by Spectacular Steel Wool Photography

Photography has both a rich history and endless creative possibilities. Throughout the years, we’ve covered the ways in which amateurs and professionals alike have captured images that amaze us and bring us to tears. Be it subject matter or setting, there are a myriad of approaches to creating a …

Photography

4 Tips For Photographers To Figure Out What You Love & How To Start Without A Large Investment

Do you remember the sensation when you first held your first camera in your hands? My first purchase was a Hasselblad 501cm (see below) in the …

Real Estate

Throw Away Your Best Work, or: How to Create a Portfolio

My best photos aren’t in my portfolio. Or, maybe I should more accurately say, photos that were my best at one point in time, have now been discarded …

Daily Inspiration #1034 by Kurt Staehr

Hi Steve! I have followed your site for several years and I get a lot of inspiration from your ”Daily Inspiration” as well as from your reviews of …

Nikon D-series