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Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

7 Common Portrait Lighting Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

If you’re just getting started in studio portrait light, here’s a 12-minute video that may be helpful to you. Photographer Antti Karppinen shares 7 …

A Beginner’s Guide to Lightroom: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained the basics of how Lightroom works, the best way to import your photos, and the different options you have when …

An Incredibly Useful Beginner's Photoshop Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to photo editing and manipulation software available online, mainly used by professional photographers and designers. It …

Tutorials

Ever wondered how your cells work? They’re like tiny factories.

By Howard J. Bennett<p>Your body works thanks to cells — trillions of them — doing their jobs. Some make chemicals to fight infection. Others make tears to protect your eyes. Still others make proteins to help you grow.<p>You might ask how this happens. To understand, think of cells as microscopic …

Protein

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.<p>This means …

15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense

<b>15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense</b> <br>by John Rennie, Editor in Chief<br>July 2002 issue of <i>Scientific American</i>, pp. 78-85<p>If you would like a version of the …

A Charming 1930s Style Animation That Explains General Relativity in Just 500 Words

Maxwell the Demon stars in a charming 1930s style animation that explains the concept of general relativity in just 500 words. Maxwell is also …

Broncolor’s Free ‘How To’ Section is a Lighting Tutorial Gold Mine

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or even a professional, you’ll want to give Broncolor’s free “How To” page a look. There, …

Drug treatment could combat hearing loss: Researchers discover a drug combination that can regenerate hair cells

Researchers discover a drug combination that can regenerate hair cells<p>A combination of drugs has been discovered that induces supporting cells in the …

Learn The Key To Better Boudoir Posing With Jen Rozenbaum

Boudoir is one of the hottest niches of photography right now, not just because of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, but also due to shifting …

Drawing

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

Los Angeles

A Controversial New Gravity Hypothesis Has Passed Its First Test

Einstein might have been wrong.<p>A controversial new hypothesis that suggests our understanding of gravity is wrong has just passed an important first …

Get half off the award-winning writing app trusted by NYT bestselling authors

Let’s not mince words: Writing a book is hard, and there’s a reason why so many people have never followed through with it. But if you’re serious about getting published (or writing any long-form content, for that matter), then you need Scrivener.<p>Part word processor, part project management tool, …

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Straighten That Horizon and Keep Those Pixels

Every once in awhile a grab shot comes along where everything works but the horizon is askew. To fix a crooked horizon, the standard procedure is to …

Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

The Brain

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5 Ways To Sharpen Your Mind: A Neurologist Explains

I know what the brain needs. Yes, I am a board-certified neurologist, an integrative medicine physician, an acupuncturist, and a nutritional expert. …

Learning and Memory in the Brain: How Science Cracked Your Mind's Code

<b>Eric Kandel:</b> What reductionism allows you to do is to take a complex problem and focus on one component of it and try to understand it in some …

The Brain

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Want to Improve Your Memory? Science Tells Us the Key (and It Can Actually Be Fun)

Forget the crosswords and brain training. New research says this thing you won't hate doing is critical to improving memory.<p>Do you remember where you were when you had your first kiss?<p>It's funny, the things our memory can dredge up.<p>I remember what I was wearing the day I passed my driver's license …

The Brain

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

Loophole for cancer cells found: Cancer cells kill blood vessel cells so that they can slip through the vascular wall, form metastases

Cancer cells kill blood vessel cells so that they can slip through the vascular wall, form metastases<p>Many cancers only become a mortal danger if they …

Cancer

Why Does The Word Moist Make Us Cringe?

How do you feel about the word "moist"? Not so good? Here's why certain words make us feel so uncomfortable!<p>Science knows no bounds, a sentiment …

Linguistics

Treatment option for Alzheimer's disease possible

A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer's disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory …

The Cure for Gluten Intolerance Could Live Inside These Bug-Eating Plants

These carnivorous plants melt bugs with natural enzymes that could be harnessed to break down gluten.<p>Carnivorous plants seem like the stuff of science fiction. They're strategically designed to lure insects into inescapable traps, where they proceed to melt the bugs alive using digestive enzymes. …

Gluten-Free

‘Stranger Things,’ Parallel Universes, And The State Of String Theory

A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene<p>Undoubtedly a hit of the summer, Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is a Sci-Fi horror series that utilizes some serious scientific theories. Although they may use some terminology interchangeably, the series dives into some intense, confusing topics in …

Physics