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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year: Unforgettable Underwater Photography

The Natural History Museum just published a new book titled “Unforgettable Underwater Photography“, stunning underwater photographs taken over the …

Photography

If you love staying up late and sleeping in, doing otherwise might actually hurt your health

Here’s one more way our modern sleep schedules might be killing us.<p>Night owls might get a rap for staying up too late watching Netflix or getting lost in meme spirals on the web, but it’s not all fun and games. Study after study shows the later you sleep and rise, the more likely you are to develop …

Sleep

6 Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Them -- Without Paying Them More

Valued employees are valuable employees. Show your people some love, and they'll respond with loyalty and higher productivity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When it comes to retaining your best employees, more money isn't always the answer.<p>No one objects to a large …

Employee Engagement

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Pressure Cooker

ARKTIS is the latest in a trend of modern appliances that are taking on smaller forms while providing more functionality. Created for compact living …

Industrial Design

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is frigging mind-blowing

The company known for Soundblaster finally has a new killer product, and you'll probably want one too.<p>When Creative called me up to ask if I was interested in hearing something incredible, I was skeptical but curious.<p>After all, this was Creative we were talking about, the creator of the …

Consumer Tech

Russia tests terrifying unstoppable ‘Bride of Satan’ hypersonic nuclear missile

Vladimir Putin has tested an unstoppable weapon doomsday weapon that travels at 20 at times the speed of sound and can strike a target anywhere on …

Stephen Hawking thinks he knows what happened before the beginning of time

Neil deGrasse Tyson asks him to weigh in.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson’s show <i>Star Talk</i> is ending its fourth season with a bang—a big one. <i>The</i> big one, to be precise. The show, filmed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, features famous astrophysicist Tyson interviewing …

Five lost cities of the world

The most intriguing abandoned settlements, from ancient ruins to modern ghost towns<p>Angamuco, Mexico<p>Last week laser scanning revealed the true scale of the ancient city of Angamuco in western Mexico. The city, built around AD900, is thought to have had 100,000 residents and included pyramids, road …

Archaeology

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

The best ways to preserve your flowers

Save your Valentine’s Day blossoms.<p>Those flowers may have looked good on Valentine’s Day, but despite your best efforts, you can’t keep them fresh forever. If you really want to preserve your blooms, you need to remove their moisture with a process like air-drying, pressing, or nuking them in the …

What snakes lack in legs they make up for with strange body manipulations

An elongated spine is just as useful as a pair of arms and legs.<p>Do a quick search for “snakes” in the news and you’ll find people terrified, bitten or, sadly, killed by these creatures. Many of us fear their slithering ways and researchers have found evidence which suggests that humans have evolved …

We Can Now Harvest Electricity From Earth's Heat Using Quantum Tunnelling

Wow.<p>Researchers have come up with a way we could harvest energy from Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat into electricity we …

How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments

Two weeks after my husband had a couple of stents installed in his coronary arteries, he awoke to this headline in the <i>New York Times:</i> …

Medicine
Street Photography

A Private Place Where HIV, Zika and Ebola Hide

It all started about two years ago, when a patient of Jean-Pierre Routy with HIV wanted to undergo a sex change. The individual was planning to go to …

Immune System

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

hair loss

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, But Maybe Just Stay Inside

A January meter shower known as the Quadrantids will peak tonight, but honestly, staying indoors and watching <i>Black Mirror</i> sounds like a better …

Meteor Showers

How to Create a Product Photography Lighting Setup on a Small Budget

Needless to say, studio lighting can be very expensive. Budding product photographers often find it beyond their means to afford the kind of …

Photography

How Do You Turn That Hobby Into an Income-Producing Business? Here's How, in 4 Steps.

The essence of entrepreneurship is the desire to love our work. How, exactly, do we do that?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many of us are unhappy with our day jobs? We dream of leaving behind the 9-to-5 and following our dreams; of leading a life where we get paid …

Entrepreneurship

Want to Increase Your Presence? Start by Telling One of These Stories | Inc.com

Leading business schools, from Stanford to Wharton, teach storytelling as a business communication strategy. The ability to tell an engaging, compelling, and persuasive story is a hallmark of effective leadership and executive presence.<p>Stories are a powerful way for leaders to engage customers, …

Leadership

This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

University College London

Google’s new photography apps give your photos and videos a quirky touch

<i>App Attack is a weekly series where we search the App Store and Google Play Store for the best apps of the week. Check out App Attack every Sunday</i> …

Apps

How Peter McKinnon makes a video - START TO FINISH!

Every Tuesday, Peter McKinnon makes a two minutes video with tips and tricks about photography and cinematography, but today he wants to do something …

How to Dodge and Burn Your Photos Using Gaussian Blur

Here’s a 5-minute tutorial by photography artist Antti Karppinen that shares a technique for effectively dodging and burning your photo using the …

Tutorials

How to Optimize Images for Your Online Portfolio

As a photographer, designer or artist, your professional ethics could be wrapped into one line: work hard, (dis)play hard. You dedicate a lot of time …

Web Design

This FREE Lightroom CC Course Has 6 Basic Lessons to Get You Up to Speed in a Hurry (VIDEO)

It’s not often you have an opportunity to take a comprehensive workshop in the comfort of your home, and when the course is free, all the better. The …

Women Portraits: Change light, change mood.

I have in mind idea to shoot beauty with attention on hairs in bw and colour way.<p><b>THE LIGHTING SETUP:</b><p>My pretty model from LAMODELS agency have blond …

Photography

When to Catch the Taurid and Leonid Meteor Showers This November

All things considered, November isn’t a <i>great</i> month — we all know it’s just the hangover from the spooky season. That said, this month has some …

Astronomy
Tony Robbins