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10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for reflection, and for many people a time to make New Year’s resolutions about …

Landscape Photography

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

Ditch your friends. Science says they're making you lazy.

Have you ever noticed that adding people to "help" with a workload doesn't seem to get it done faster? The more people working a task, the less they …

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Landscape Photography

What is Tor? A beginner's guide to the privacy tool

Until this year, the internet privacy tool Tor was scarcely heard of outside the tech community. Since revelations about the surveillance strategies of US and UK spies, Tor has become a focus of criticism, accused of facilitating a dangerous "dark web" of paedophiles, drug dealers and arms …

The paradox that lets you float a cruise ship in a bucket of water

How much water do you need to keep a cruise ship afloat? Less than you'd think. Archimedes' Paradox lets you float a huge object in just a gallon or …

Snorkeling

8 Glitches in Animal Behavior That Can End in Catastrophe

Instincts are great, except for those unfortunate times when they make an animal go completely haywire, sometimes with disastrous results. Here are …

On The Devil's Promenade, Searching For The Spook Light

In a certain region of the Missouri Ozarks called Devil's Promenade, there are tales of a "spook light." According to local accounts, it's a mysterious orb-like light that appears in the woods — but only on chance nights. And, as many local legends are, this one is shrouded in mystery: Is the spook …

Top 25 Scariest Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Episodes of All Time

Science fiction and fantasy take us into the unknown, which is inherently somewhat scary — but sometimes, they go way further. Last week, we shared …

Brain scans show that dogs are as conscious as human children

By specially training dogs to lie motionless in an fMRI scanner, neuroscientists have finally taken a look inside the mind of our favorite companion …

What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

What Makes Sugar and Salt So Delicious Together?

What makes a chocolate-covered pretzel such an insanely tasty concoction? The English language is curiously lacking in a word for something that's …

David Tennant says he loves Matt Smith 'like a brother' and that it was a 'real joy' working with him on the 50th anniversary special! Plus: the TARDIS lands on Google Maps and get a glimpse of Karen Gillan as a 'Gadget Girl.' All that and more in Anglophenia's #DoctorWho's Day roundup: http://bit.ly/19GTvcV

Interesting Photo of the Day: Look Closely, Photographer at Work in Norway

A lot of times, landscape photography means waking up well before the sun does and going on a wilderness adventure in the pre-dawn darkness all in …

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

Strange Snapshots Of Police and Emergency Services From the Past

Over the past century, our methods for fighting crime and responding to emergencies have changed dramatically. These photographs of early police and …

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Stunning Skydiving Photo Complete with Rocket Launch in the Background

On June 7th, 2007, a Delta II rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California, carrying with it the Italian Thales …

The Moon is Younger Than We Thought

The violent history of the Earth's Moon just gave rise to a new mystery. At a Royal Society special meeting today, planetary scientist Rick Carlson …

Read Richard Feynman's physics lectures for free online

Physicist Richard Feynman was particularly famous for his lectures, which were known for being an engaging and accessible introduction to a number of …

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

The Strangest and Most Tragic Ghost Towns from Around the World

There is nothing more haunting than a once-thriving town that has been abandoned and consumed by the elements. Here are images from some of the most …

You know that newfound Van Gogh painting has the TARDIS in it, right?

In the 10th episode of the fifth season of <i>Doctor Who</i>, the Doctor visited Vincent Van Gogh and destroyed an alien monster only the artist could see. …

Photos of the Amazing and Gruesome World Under a Microscope

The strangest sights in the universe could be right in front of you — if you could only see at a small enough scale. The microscopic universe is full …

48 Names for Things You Didn't Know Had Names

Loving this roundup of little-known words from Mental Floss's John Green. Tons of strange terms and designations in this collection, from the …

How red light revealed that the Universe is expanding

We have known for some time that the universe is expanding, and that its expansion is accelerating. But how do we know that? We'll show you how Edwin …

Universe

This frog got WAY too close to last week's NASA rocket launch

Last week, NASA set its LADEE spacecraft blazing on a course to the Moon. While the launch was visible from much of the East Coast, those spectators …

Space Exploration