Waylann Willis

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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Shooting Mode

Why Physics Needs Philosophy - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

<i>How can we understand the world in which we find ourselves? How does the universe behave? What is the nature of reality?….Traditionally these are</i> …

Ray Dennis's Conceptual Surrealism is Done in Camera With no Photoshop

<i>All images by Ray Dennis. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Ray Dennis is a 29 year old creative who hails from Ann Arbor Michigan–and who is …

Photography

Bill Maher terrifies Bill O’Reilly: An atheist has the Fox News host running scared

What flabbergasts O’Reilly & Coulter is nonbelievers are no longer keeping mum about Christianity’s rank stupidity<p>Refuting the likes of Fox News’ popular talk-show host Bill O’Reilly and the razor-tongued television pundit and spewer-out of bestsellers Ann Coulter may seem pointless. They say the …

Street Photography with the X series

This article is a guide to help you choose the best Fuji X series model for street photography.<br>Let’s start at the beginning with a bit of background. …

Best High - End APS-C Camera 2015 - Canon 7D MK II vs Nikon D7200 vs A77 II vs NX1 vs X-T1 « NEW CAMERA

We have done specification comparison review and high ISO test of all the best APS-C DSLR and mirrorless camera available in the market today, take a …

Science, sex and the truth about God and politics

Research shows that less religion means better societal health. Try telling that to conservative Christians<p>Choosing what to think is a right that dominant men prefer to keep to themselves. Thus one of the most effective means of keeping a populace empowered and protecting it from falling victim to …

Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Where in your brain do <i>you</i> exist? Is your awareness of the world around you and of yourself as an individual the result of specific, focused changes …

Branding and Logo Design for Photographers: Part 1 of 2

Being fiscally successful as a photographer requires more then just taking great pictures. Branding, marketing, and promoting are huge aspects of the …

Graphic Design

The Top 5 Sales Mistakes Costing You Money Right Now

What would you do if you could book more clients and earn more money with your photography? If you’re like me then you’d probably just blow it all on …

How to Take Better Action Photos

There are many sports photographers. We generally hear about those who specialize in a specific genre of sports photography like motorsport, tennis, …

SEO for Photographers: How to Make it Work For You

It’s a given these days that if a photographer wants to get his or her work seen by a wider audience, they will need a good website. However, getting …

What Photographers Look for in a Portfolio Website

I built my portfolio site with Squarespace. This is neither a sponsored post nor an endorsement. Well, it’s kind of an endorsement.<p>We talk about …

A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

We’ve seen it in plenty of thriller/crime solver TV shows and movies: upon reviewing some grainy and very low-resolution surveillance footage, …

Marijuana Is Officially Legal In Alaska

Marijuana is now legal for adults in Alaska.<p>Alaska on Tuesday becomes the third U.S. state to end prohibition of marijuana, officially putting into effect Ballot Measure 2, approved by 53 percent of state voters in November.<p>Alaskans age 21 and older may now legally possess up to one ounce of …

11 Incredible Stephen Hawking Quotes

When Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at age 21, doctors thought he'd only survive a few more years. But the theoretical …

34 Of The Most Magical Sentences In The "Harry Potter" Books

"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."<p>I asked Twitter for their favourite quotes from the <i>Harry Potter</i> books. Here are some of the best responses...<p>Suggested by @blairbd<p>Suggested by @GabrielleAvis<p>Suggested by @laurenspieller<p>Suggested by @NaSoldera<p>Suggested …

How Much Resolution Do You Really Need?

Each year camera manufacturers are pushing the limits of sensor technology and the latest trend has been to increase sensor resolution to numbers …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Breakthroughs

E.O. Wilson on the meaning of human existence: Warnings about Earth’s future and religious faith.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> New Scientist.<p><i>Entomologist E. O. Wilson is a professor emeritus at Harvard University and the founder of the E.</i> …

Extinction

What If Heaven Is Not For Real?

Last week, a young man named Alex Malarkey made news when he publicly retracted his story that he'd been to heaven. This, understandably, may not seem like news to some people. But Malarkey's story, based on the tragedy of an auto accident when he was just 6 years old, became a best-selling book …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

10 of the best UK clubs – chosen by the experts

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/18/1424279733820/44a788cb-a8b9-43ea-bff3-7c22a7a892a8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

England

Street Style Around The World Shows That Trends Really Are Universal

Over the years, street style has become a global affair. People strut their stuff all across the world and luckily there are always a bevy of photogs ready to capture every stylish outfit. And while you might think that fashion trends are very different depending on where you live, we actually …

the a-z of musical subcultures

From the daytimers to the fast chatters, the voguers and the wild ones, we pay our respects to the above and below scenes that have defined our musical landscape. Get ready to go deep.<p><b>A</b> <b>is for</b> <b>Androgyny</b>When in 1971, a stylist named Chelita Secunda decided that T-Rex's Marc Bolan would look a whole …

Go the F*ck to Sleep

Adam Mansbach was tired one night after trying to put his two-year old daughter, Vivien, to sleep. I’m guessing it wasn’t the first night of dealing …