Shaista Kataraki

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18 Films That Made 1995 A Blockbuster Year For Movies

Jumanji, Toy Story, Se7en, The Usual Suspects, La Haine and more – yep, 1995 was a killer 12 months for cinema-goers. 20 years on, here’s a look back …

Die Hard

The Famous Songs That Gifted These 23 Massive Bands Their Names

Any group will tell you the most difficult part of being in a band – other than making no money, being humiliated on stage when your trumpet player …

These 31 Artists Have Hated Their Own Albums

Making an album is a labour of love, but it can quickly turn sour and sometimes, months or years later, you realise you weren’t fond of it whatsoever.<p>…

Mesmerizing Environmental Sculptures in Nature by Martin Hill

I imagine it is difficult to make environmental art of this type without being compared to Andy Goldsworthy. However, I believe Martin Hill’s work is …

Here’s a Look at How Color Film was Originally Biased Toward White People

Here’s a short 5-minute video by Vox that tells the story of how early film stocks in photographer were designed with light skin as the ideal skin …

Trident is an Underwater HD Camera Drone That Lets You Explore The Seas

We’re in the dawn of a new camera drone age in which aerial units are readily available from a number of different manufacturers. In addition to …

Drones

This is What a 200mm f/1.0 Lens Looks Like

“200mm” and “f/1.0” aren’t two specs you generally see together in the world of camera lenses. After all, the Canon 200mm f/2.0 is already a giant …

Cameras

Kill Your Master in Photography

Dear photographer friend,<p>I wanted to write you a letter on the concept of “killing the masters of photography”. It is kind of a Buddhist philosophy, …

Street Photography

13 Amazing and Entertaining Photographers on Periscope

If you’ve spent any time on Periscope you know, with its 10 million users to date, it’s becoming a fire hose of people to follow. While that pales in …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (19 September 2015)

<b>Top picks</b><p>From me at the Atlantic:<p>6 tiny cavers, 15 odd skeletons, and 1 amazing new species of ancient human<br>• Why don’t we know the age of the new ancient human?<br>• How wasps use viruses to genetically engineer caterpillars<br>• Fighting Ebola with a palm-sized DNA sequencer<br>• Want to census a jungle? Sequence …

Who Decides What Names Go on a Map?

For 125 years, a group you’ve never heard of has been helping create a common language for the world’s place names.<p>Would a place by any other name smell as sweet? Maybe. But how would you find it on a map?<p>The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) has spent the past 125 years making sure that’s not …

Day and night exactly equal at equinoxes?

On the day of an equinox, the center of the sun would set about 12 hours after rising – given a level horizon, as at sea, and no atmospheric …

Earth is a marble in this scale model solar system in the desert

You probably know that our solar system is <i>big</i>. But do you have a grasp on just how big it really is? No.<p>A filmmaker and his buddies went to a dried-up lakebed in Nevada to do just that. The vast expanse of the Black Rock Desert gave the crew the space needed to construct a to-scale model of the …

Pictures Reveal Beauty, Peril in Africa's Largest Wetland

A National Geographic team emerges after grueling months journeying down the remote waters that feed the Okavango Delta.<p>Steve Boyes and his team of scientist-explorers learned the hard way why hippos are often called the guardians of the river.<p>The large, dangerous animals “teach you to be very …

Wildlife

British Scientists Want Permission To Genetically Edit Viable Human Embryos

The conversation about CRISPR is moving fast<p>While scientists around the world continue to debate the use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system, the tool capable of precisely editing DNA on the genomic level, British scientists working at the Francis Crick Institute in London announced today that they have …