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5 Hacks for Adding Color to Portraits

Looking for some ideas for creatively altering the look of your photos? Here’s a 2-minute video by photographer Jessica Kobeissi that runs through 5 …

Hacking

The Best Ways for Getting Sharper Photos

I'm sure we've all experienced focusing problems.You know - you have an otherwise pretty good shot, but the subject is just ever so slightly out of …

The Dos and Don’ts of Landscape Photography

Seasoned landscape photographer Craig Roberts has some tips for the newbies out there, so get out your pen and pad and listen up: here are some top …

Landscape Photography

Married, But Crushing On Another Man? How Real Women Handled It

Being married to the love of your life doesn't mean you stop noticing other men. It also doesn't mean you don't need to give in to temptation! Here, eight women reveal how they handled crushing on another man — without ruining their marriage.<p>"Like many of my particular generation, I developed a …

Relationships

6 Reasons Why I No Longer Visit Zoos, Marine Parks, or Any Other Facility That Displays Animals

A fraught debate around the ethical question of keeping animals in zoos and marine parks has been raging for decades. The earliest commercial zoos …

Washington State

Tardigrade protein helps human DNA withstand radiation

Experiments show that the tardigrade’s resilience can be transferred to cultures of human cells.<p>Tardigrades, or water bears, are pudgy, microscopic …

Milky Way has a huge void in the middle with no stars in it, scientists find

Our galaxy has a huge, gaping void inside of it that nobody had spotted before.<p>Scientists claim that our understanding of the Milky Way needs a …

Universe

You’ve got a nerve

SINCE nobody really knows how brains work, those researching them must often resort to analogies. A common one is that a brain is a sort of squishy, …

Fastest Star in the Milky Way Found Zipping Out of Galaxy

It’s blasting away at astonishing speed—and it could help solve a cosmic mystery.<p>This animation shows how one star in a pair could get revved up to high speed when its partner goes supernova. NASA, ESA, and P. Ruiz Lapuente (University of Barcelona); Cut and colored by S. Geier.<p>A star is racing out …

Universe

• Disability Rights International finds 42% face pressure not to have children<br>• Women with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder report abuse by doctors<p>Mexican women with psychosocial disabilities are suffering systematic abuse of their sexual and reproductive rights, according to a new study..<p>The study, …

Mental Health

Attention: A Muscle to Strengthen

A doctor's recommendations for mental health evoke more philosophy than biology.<p>"Today is Thursday, the day of Meaning."<p>That's the message at the very top of the page. And from there down, almost everything about Amit Sood's website, stressfree.org, is couched in the self-help jargon that …

Mindfulness

Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress

Discussions about cutting back on these requirements comes at a time of growing concern about the number of tests kids take and the time they spend …

How to Avoid Star Trails by Following the ‘500 Rule’

Due to the rotation of the Earth, it appears as though the stars are moving through the sky in long exposures. Star trails can be a desired effect …

Sony Alpha

10 Keys to Being a Good Photographer

Human Journey<p><b>Training:</b><p>Although photography is considered an art, and many people are born with the skills and talent to achieve good photographs, training in any field is essential. As David Griffin, the Director of Photography at National Geographic said in a speech in Washington, <i>nowadays everyone</i> …

Street Photography

After finding the Higgs boson, the LHC has had a refit to enable it to operate at even greater extremes – and to solve more questions about the beginnings of the universe<p>There is no shortage of superlatives that can be applied to the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, though many are strange and …

Physics

When T.S. Eliot Invented the Hipster

The original cuffed-trouser urbanite on the hunt for authenticity—and undercutting it with his own self-consciousness—was J. Alfred Prufrock.<p>January 4 marks 50 years since the death of poet T. S. Eliot. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of one of Eliot’s most famous poems, “The Love Song …

Literature

Under-the-Radar Environmental Stories for 2015: The Furtive Five

Changing Planet<p>Clockwise, from upper left: The Mir diamond mine in Siberia (credit: Wikimedia-Staselnik); Volcanic island in Cocibolca Lake (credit: Aaron Escobar); Amazon deforestation (credit: NASA); Tehran smog viewed from the Tochal mountains (credit: Milad Mosapoor).<p>Between crazy weather, …

Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills

For example, Blazes and Hounyo, both now high school students in the Washington, D.C. area, each won acclaim for helping to design educational video …

How to Master Photography Composition Using the Golden Ratio

The twelfth century was a golden age for photography. Let’s step back from that statement a little, because obviously photography didn't exist way …

Classroom Management: Resource Roundup

Resources by Topic:<p>Building Positive Learning Communities<p>20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment by Rebecca Alber (Updated 2015)<p>Alber …

If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins.<p>Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies …

What's So Great About Schools in Finland?

Finland has been hailed for exemplifying the ideal model of a thriving, innovative education system that prioritizes the most important stakeholders: …

20 DAP Checklist Questions for Teachers

<b>Adapted from an online Q&A with Heather Biggar Tomlinson, contributing author of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers.</b><p><b>Q: What</b> …

Windowsill Sprouting my way through the Winter.

My orchids are dark speckled and bruised from the cold. The flowery Lantana shrubs are like coarse twine unraveled in a pile on the ground. The tall …

Covered Greenhouse Garden

While we're waiting for our fence to suntan before we stain it, I took on another outdoor project this weekend.<p>Yep, it's Garden 2013! And there's a …

Hanging Basket Garden DIY

We have a sweet little backyard at our new house but with a rambunctious puppy and a curious two-year-old, many of my efforts to plant things in the …

Composting 101

Compost is created in forests, fields, and plains around the world. It is the result of organic matter (plant parts and food scraps) decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms (worms, slugs, sow bugs), and beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Crumbly, dark brown …

Our DIY Raised Garden Beds

Last week, we took a couple hours and finally tackled a project we’ve been meaning to for years– Raised garden beds!! Chris and I both grew up in …

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …