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12 SIMPLE TRICKS THAT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER

1. LOOK AT THE LIGHT<p>It’s no secret that photography and lighting go hand in hand. Without some form of light, it would be impossible to photograph. …

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Basil Pesto Lamb Racks

My love affair with lamb is well documented. It’s my favorite meat. Yes, even more than steak and baby back ribs. Maybe it’s because I don’t get to …

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Weapons reveal how this 5,300-year-old ice mummy lived -- and died

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although he's older than the Giza pyramids and Stonehenge, the 5,300-year-old mummy of Otzi the Tyrolean Iceman continues to teach us things.<p>The latest study of the weapons he was found with, published in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday, reveals that Otzi was right-handed and had recently …

A to Z of oil paint techniques

Martin Kinnear, head of Norfolk Painting School, walks us through the world of oil paint, one letter at a time<p>A – Alla prima<p>Painting wet-on-wet or …

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

In that time, it has photographed an incredible 99% of the planet's surface.<p>Although it's aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, ASTER is a Japanese instrument and most of its data and images weren't free to the public — until now.<p>NASA announced on April 1 that ASTER's 2.95 million scenes of our planet …

Atacama Desert

Code Words For "Sexually Active" In Classic Films

If you hear any of the following words or phrases used to describe someone in a movie made before 1970, odds are good that they’re trying to tell you …

Newly-Named Horned Dinosaur was a Copycat

Everyone knows <i>Triceratops</i>. The herbivore’s a Cretaceous celebrity. Over the past ten years, however, old “three horned face” has started to look increasingly vanilla. One by one, paleontologists have uncovered a slew of massive horned dinosaurs with even flashier arrays of horns on their noses, …

What is the human body made of?

Ask the three main branches of science what the human body is mostly made from and their answers sound like the punchline to a geeky joke.<p>“Water,” …

Sea life stars in museum’s glass menagerie

From 1863 to 1890, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka made more than 10,000 sea creatures out of glass. There were anemones with tapered tentacles and …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Travel<p>Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, …