Ramon Samson

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Technology is eroding our ability to understand what's real and what's just an illusion

If we were to take a television back in time — to the Middle Ages, say — and show off a Blu-Ray film (our time machine has a power supply), we can imagine that those medieval viewers would have no idea how we created such a stunning illusion.<p>Our audience would presumably want to try to look inside …

Fasting could prevent aging and transform your body, but it goes against everything we think of as healthy

For his breakfast on July 11, 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread with butter, and a cup of black coffee. It was the first food he'd eaten in 382 days.<p>According to a report published in the Chicago Tribune, the next day he told a reporter, "I thoroly [sic] …

Here's Why Motion In Photography Produces Such Compelling Images

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Landscape Photography

These Filmmakers Just Expertly Trolled Their Indiegogo Supporters

They raised $78K to make a movie and then ran off with it—but that's just what they wanted you to believe.<p>In 2014, three Chicago-based filmmakers raised close to $78,000 on Indiegogo to fund their first feature film. The sketch comedy artists known as FND Films had a popular YouTube channel and …

3D-printed 'hyperelastic bone' could be the future of reconstructive surgery

New material is promising, but has yet to be tested in humans<p>A new synthetic material called hyperelastic bone, or HB, could be "the next breakthrough" in reconstructive surgery, new research shows. The HB can be implanted under the skin as a scaffold for new bone to grow on, or used to replace …

Step by Step How to Clean and Care for Your Camera Gear

If you take good care of your camera gear it will last longer. Follow these steps to clean it, and do preventive maintenance before you use a problem.

Digital Photography

Whoa! When It Comes to Video Games, an Hour a Day Is OK

Playing video games for an hour per day can actually benefit kids, a new study says, but more than eight hours a week could be harmful.<p>Can playing video games make you smarter?<p>Yes and no.<p>Spanish researchers studied the video game habits of more than 2,400 boys and girls between the ages of 7 and …

How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

Magnificent Seven: Seven Samurai is so much more than the original

“Whoever heard of farmers hiring samurai?” asks the farmer who’s about to hire the samurai. Six decades later, everyone’s heard of <i>Seven Samurai</i>. The …

Al Pacino

New Research Says There Are 4 Basic Types of People. Which One Are You?

According to a recent study, 90 percent of us are either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting, or envious. Guess which group was the biggest.<p>How trustworthy are people? How far do we trust one another?<p>That's what researchers set out to discover. In a recently published study, scientists from a number …

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

The man who made scientists question themselves has just exposed huge flaws in evidence used to give drug prescriptions

Over the past decade, scientists have increasingly become ashamed at the failings of their own profession: due to a lack of self-policing and quality control, a large proportion of studies have not been replicable, scientific frauds have flourished for years without being caught, and the pressure …

The Science of Why We Buy Clothes We Never Wear

Your closet is probably loaded with clothes with tags still on.<p>As a consumer psychologist and researcher I spend a lot of time peeking under people’s …

Humans and Neanderthals had sex. But was it for love? - Vox

An investigation.<p>In 1911, Marcellin Boule, a French paleontologist, published the first scientific description of the Neanderthal species. And let’s just say it didn’t have a lot of sex appeal.<p>The skeleton in Boule’s volume, dubbed the "Old Man of La Chapelle," was a wretched creature: a …

Here's why we forget things, no matter how hard we try not to

The brain, with its 100 billion neurons, allows us to do amazing things like learn multiple languages, or build things that send people into outer space. Yet despite this astonishing capacity, we routinely can't remember where we put our keys, we forget why we went to the grocery store, and we fail …

'Captain America' director explains a potential problem in the roll-out for 'Justice League'

But it wasn't successful just because it had Iron Man, Captain America, and a bunch of other flashy Marvel superheroes in it. And it's something future ensemble movies like "Justice League" should remember.<p>When you're watching the commentary for "Civil War," which is out on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, …

Groundbreaking fertilisation technique could allow gay couples to have babies with each other

A new experiment defies nature and might one day let two males have babies with each other.<p>The shocking new study overthrows the idea that it is only …

Genetics

Intelligence and Mood Disorders

Since ancient times, people have associated “madness” with creative genius, believing the gods had blessed these individuals.

Are we getting Alzheimer's from breathing magnetite crystals into our brains?

A new study from Lancaster University researchers reports on the presence of magnetic nanoparticles in the human brain, possibly stemming from air …

The Consumer Camera Market is Dead: Here’s How You Keep the Enthusiasts

The consumer camera market is dead. Buried. Worm food. And if camera manufacturers don’t switch their focus to enthusiasts <i>fast</i>, they’ll lose them …

The best Apple Keynotes to watch before Wednesday’s iPhone 7 Keynote

A few times a year we are treated to unique events that are as much product introductions as fanboy entertainment events. We are talking about Apple Keynotes of course. In a few more days we will be able to enjoy another one of these, and for those of you who want to get in the mood for here is our …

5 Critical Mistakes to Avoid When Buying New Camera Gear

If you are considering buying some new camera gear, don't fall victim to these 5 critical mistakes photography shoppers often make.

Photography

How algorithms rule our working lives

A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He was suffering from bipolar disorder and needed time to get treatment. A year and a half later, Kyle was healthy enough to return to his studies at a different university. …

Employment

9 Ways To Isolate A Subject In A Busy Scene

Street photography and photojournalism are the great examples of <b>photography that can happen with very little control of the elements in the</b> …

Landscape Photography