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Relaxed DNA may contribute to aging

People with Werner syndrome—a rare disease with symptoms that mimic premature aging—usually go gray in their 20s, develop cataracts and osteoporosis …

The Beauty and Grandeur of Opera Houses Around the World

For centuries, opera houses have stood as the symbol of a nation's wealth and grandeur. David Leventi celebrates these cultural landmarks by photographing the interiors of world-famous opera houses around the globe, capturing the spectacular architecture and ornate decor of vast halls in Budapest, …

Samyang Announces the Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for $549

Korean camera gear company Samyang has announced a new Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. The manual focus lens provides life-size 1:1 magnification for …

Cameras

Scientists find potential therapy to suppress deadly brain cancer genes

Nearly 16,000 new cases of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a deadly and incurable brain tumor, are reported each year in the United States, and the median survival rate is only 14 to 16 months.<p>While chemotherapy drugs can help damage DNA and halt the reproduction of these cancer cells, researchers …

Linux Brought to Canon DSLRs by Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern is announcing that it has passed a new milestone in hacking DSLRs: making Linux run on Canon DSLR cameras.<p>The news was announced in the …

5 Essential Tips For Photographing DC's Cherry Blossoms

Over the next two weeks, more than a million visitors will pack the nation's capital to see the city's famous cherry blossoms. Many of them have expectations of leaving with a photo worthy of a postcard, much like the one above.<p>Seems simple enough, right? Make your way down to the tidal basin, …

Testing the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art Lens Against Lenses by Major Manufacturers

Most of you know I’ve been very impressed with Sigma’s new Art lenses. Their 35mm f/1.4 Art I still think is the sharpest 35mm prime lens made. The …

Ultrasound Technology Can Be Used to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

<b>Queensland scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory.</b><p>University of …

Dementia

'Quantum jitters' could form basis of evolution, cancer

The molecular machines that copy DNA in a living cell are amazingly fast and accurate at pairing up the correct bases—G with C and A with T—into each …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

These girls' golf better than you can.<p>If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the …

Blue Ridge Mountains

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Chris Marker's Groundbreaking Photos Illuminate Life In North Korea

First released in 1989, Noonbit Publishing’s <i>The People of the North</i> (also titled <i>Coréennes</i>, which is French for "Korean") was an immediate hit in South Korea’s photography community for its fascinating documentary portraits of North Korean life. But just 2,000 copies were printed in its first run, …

North Korea

The science behind brain farts

It happens to you all the time. You're mid-sentence during a meeting with your boss, working on <i>The New York Times</i>' crossword puzzle, typing up an …

The Brain

Gene linked to long life also protects against mental decline in old age

Photograph: Daniel Karmann/Corbis<p>People who have a gene linked to longer life seem to have a larger brain region that makes them resilient to diseases such as …

Whole genome sequencing reveals, 'each child with autism is like a snowflake'

Results of the largest autism study to use whole genome sequencing suggest that no two autism cases are the same, even if they come from the same …

How To Build Your Own 3D Stereo Camera

If you ever thought about taking 3D photos or video you are going to love this tutorial. It is based around the oldish Ricoh GX8, but you can adapt …

Study: Are neuromarkers on the cusp of transforming education and mental health?

“Brain scans may soon be able to help pre­dict a person’s future — some aspects of it, any­way.<p>Infor­ma­tion from these scans increas­ing­ly is able …

Inherited Viruses Considered of No Use Make Us Smarter

Scientists have long been aware that endogenous retroviruses constitute around five per cent of our DNA. For many years, they were considered junk …

Atoms

The Nikon D750 is Disappearing From Stores Shelves. A Quiet Recall is Underway

It appears that the Nikon’s response to the D750 flare issue is much more than an offer for a free repair. The camera is currently disappearing from …

How to Become Familiar With Your Camera and Never Miss a Shot

It doesn't matter whether you are shooting with a Canon, Nikon or Hasselblad, your camera should be a part of you. You need to know your camera …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Breakfast

Serotonin map of brain could lead to better targeted antidepressants

Research that aims to map the activity of serotonin in the brain could revolutionise the use of antidepressants and behavioural therapy for people with mental illnesses.<p>The neurotransmitter serotonin has long been associated with mood, with drugs that boost the chemical in the brain helping to …

Sharp shooters: Our favorite cameras of 2014

As we head into 2015, we can continue to anticipate new cameras – from smartphones to interchangeable lens models – that push photographic …

Cameras

10 Photography Resolutions for the New Year

I love New Year’s. Halloween, Christmas and National Cat Day (obviously) are high on my list too, but New Year’s holds a special weight for me. It’s …

The Magic of Trading, or: How I Got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L II for Just $145

I got a $2,100 Canon 85mm f/1.2L for $145 earlier this year. To be honest, it was more like $145 plus a couple trips to Starbucks, but it was still a …