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Found: 14,400-Year-Old Flatbread Remains That Predate Agriculture

The burned crumbs shed light on prehistoric hunter-gatherers’ diets.<p>Bread-making around the world has evolved from a similar, ancient approach of …

Archaeology

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

TV shows

Fact check: Are your chances of getting the flu after a vaccination only decreased by 1 to 2 per cent?

Australia is well into the midst of winter, and with the cold weather comes flu.<p>Last year saw the highest levels of flu activity in Australia since …

Public Health

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CineStill Df96 Monobath Processes B&W Film with 1 Bath in 3 Minutes

CineStill just announced a “holy grail” of film photography: a single-step monobath called Df96 for processing any black-and-white film. The company …

Archives

The best iPhone camera apps

You like snapping photos on your iPhone. But you find the default Camera app limited in certain ways. Maybe you want more power and control over the photos you take. No problem: A variety of apps can beef up your phone's photo-taking skills. Camera+ 2 offers a range of advanced and easily accessed …

Mobile Photography

18 anime series now on Netflix that you need to watch

There are subtitles, but not subpar titles<p>As Netflix continues to invest in anime, the platform’s selection has grown to almost titan-sized proportions. With over 100 titles scattered across subgenres ranging from sci-fi and fantasy to comedy, it almost feels like you have to strap on 3D Maneuver …

Anime

Learn Photography With 99 Hours of Free Online Lessons From School of Visual Arts

If you’ve ever tried to <b>learn photography</b>, you can appreciate the value of expert advice. Nowadays you don’t even need to pay in order to learn the basics and improve your skills thanks to many free online resources from passionate industry professionals. One of the latest cost-free, inspirational …

How to Shoot Awesome Astrophotography & Night Sky Images: A Basic Tutorial to Get You Started

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot …

Photography

5 Of The Best Point-And-Shoot Cameras Based On Passionate Reviewers

Smartphone cameras are getting better and better, but they’re still not quite as good as standalone cameras built for high-quality. After all, standalone cameras are able to deliver large lenses, better zoom, more specialized features, and so on. But not everyone has the money for a DSLR, nor do …

Cameras

You should buy an instant film camera—here’s how

Instant prints make smart phone photography seem boring.<p>I’m a total nerd about film photography, but I realize it’s a niche hobby. It’s time-consuming and often involves gross chemicals that stain your kitchen counter. But, instant photography is different. Cameras that spit out self-developing and …

Cameras

If You Haven't Read These Graphic Novels, Now's the Time

If you grew up loving and collecting comic books, chances are you'll love reading graphic novels as an adult. Personally, I didn't discover the joy …

Artist Spends Hours Arranging Natural Objects Into Stunning Mandalas, Leaves Them For You To Find

Nature is beautiful as it is, but James Brunt is constantly finding new ways to make it look even more appealing. James creates artworks using …

The Hidden Gems of 2017 Movies Are on ... Netflix?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the first two months of the year are desolate times for movie lovers who prefer to gorge on new releases. Once the holiday season’s tidal wave of blockbusters and prestige pictures has receded there’s not much action beyond the awards season itself. …

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 impresses with affordable price tag and long-lasting battery

• <b>The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 will retail for $129 — $170 less than its predecessor</b>• <b><br>Its battery is good for up to 15 hours of use, up from just five of the original model</b>• <b><br>Pre-orders kick off on January 23 exclusively at Apple.com</b><p>DJI, the company best known for making drones, has taken the wraps off the new …

DJI’s Ronin-S is its First One-Handed Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless

DJI has announced the new Ronin-S, the company’s first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The 3-axis gimbal can help you shoot …

Cameras

The 30 best comic book writers of 2017

James Stokoe<p>Doing double duty as writer and artist, James Stokoe has created the best <i>Alien</i> chapter since James Cameron took the series into plurality …

Graphic Novels

9 of 2017's best under-the-radar movies, and how to watch them at home

A coming-of-age story, a ballet documentary, a movie about rats and racism, and more.<p>It’s axiomatic: Nobody can see every movie, even a movie critic. My job requires me to see as many new releases as possible — I just counted, and I saw a cool 200 new releases in 2017 — and even I feel like I’m …

Film Festivals

4 Important Habits to Improve Your Nightscape Photos

Home » Tutorials » Landscape » <b>4 Important Habits to Improve Your Nightscape...</b><p>Matthew Saville<br>• Dec 27th, 2017<br>• Comment<p>If you are a pretty experienced …

Landscape Photography

The 19 Best Horror Films Of 2017

Some of the best horror this year was also shockingly funny — in 2017, you had to laugh to keep from screaming.<p><b>Director:</b> Sean Byrne<b><br>Writer:</b> Sean Byrne<p>With his debut feature <i>The Loved Ones</i>, Sean Byrne established himself as an exciting new voice in horror, unafraid to balance thrills with the darkest …

The 15 Best Comics of 2017

It’s been a wild year for comics—full of swirling, grand relaunches and controversial events, but more importantly, some damn good books. As ever, …

The walls have eyes: the best urban photography

A sun-baked Niemeyer treasure, a decaying Montana schoolhouse and a scary manmade cave are just some of the striking pieces shortlisted for the 2017 Art of Building photography awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Building. The winner will be announced in January

Awards

The Best New Graphic Novels of 2017

<b>* 2017’s Most Acclaimed Graphic Novels</b> <b><br>* From memoir to mainstream</b> <b><br>* Plus, He-Man and the Thundercats, together at last</b><p>While it’s true that graphic …

The best comics of 2017

Escapism has long been a driving tenet of comic books, but as the medium has evolved, creators have started to see the value of comics as tools to …

How to photograph the stars: 9 steps to stunning night images

If you’re lucky to see stars where you live, or you’re camping outdoors this summer, photographing the night sky can yield spectacular results. With …

Landscape Photography

DxO acquires Nik Collection from Google and will continue to offer it for free... for now

Look alive, Nik Collection fans: the software suite is back from the (mostly) dead. It will change hands from Google to DxO, who will continue to …

Why the iPhone 8 Plus is a better camera than a real camera

I never thought that it would happen. And then it did.<p>On a recent two-week vacation to Japan (my first time, and, yes, it was amazing if you must …

15 Overlooked Horror Movies Available Free on YouTube

Hidden horror gems free online<p>They might not be classics, but these overlooked horror movie gems are available free online on YouTube.<p>All the Colors …

15+ Bizarre And Beautiful Microscope Photos You Absolutely Must See

Wow. Just, wow. Wow.<p>A strange and unseen world exists at our fingertips, and only microscopes have the power to bring this hidden dimension into view.<p>…

Nikon

I Got Tired of People Giving My Camera Credit, So I Bought a $200 DSLR Kit

When I first began posting my photos online, I started getting comments like “Wow, you must have a great camera!,” or “Anybody can take photos like …