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How to Use a Phone Screen for Magical Portraits

Wedding photographers are always looking to take creative, novel portraits and a quick, simple trick is often sitting right in their pocket. By using …

Photography

For the Silkiest Ice Cream, Add One Ingredient

Whether it’s vanilla or chocolate, pistachio or <b>preserved lemon</b>, most ice cream recipes fall into one of two categories: Philadelphia-style, which calls for dairy (usually cream and milk) and sugar, but no eggs. And custard- or French-style, which includes dairy, sugar, and eggs. Both have their …

100-million-year-old spider with a tail longer than its body discovered

A brand new species of arachnid that looks like a spider with a tail has been discovered in Myanmar.<p>The eight-legged creepy crawly is estimated to have scuttled along the forest floors as far back as 100 million years ago.<p>Scientists found the creature trapped in a piece of amber from the …

This is Why Patterns Look Great In B&W

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Moncton amateur photographer captures amazing ‘light pillars’ phenomenon

A New Brunswick woman’s photographs of a brilliant weather phenomenon known as light pillars are capturing international attention.<p>Sophie Melanson …

Satisfying Pictures of Meticulously Arranged Objects

At the extreme opposite of Katerina Kamprani an her “The Uncomfortable” series, the artist Adam Hillman satisfies our need of order with his …

Some people seem to 'click' with everyone they meet — and a psychologist says there are a few reasons why

If you've been on even a single date, then you've likely taken part in some post-date analysis. <i>Was she cute? Was he smart? Was there a spark? Did you have —</i> as if anyone even knows what this means <i>— chemistry?</i><p>Platonic meet-ups rarely get analyzed in as much excruciating detail — in real life or in …

19 Healthy Cupcake Recipes to Make for Your Coworkers (or Yourself)

In our opinion, cupcakes are the perfect dessert. Where cakes and pies can look too complicated, and cookies don’t seem formal enough, healthy …

Research Shows That Earthworms Can Thrive Even in Mars Soil

Space worms FTW!<p>Good news, aspiring Martian farmers! The soil composition of Mars oughtn't hinder earthworm reproduction, if experiments here on …

Gardening

There are two types of time travel, and physicists agree that at least one of them is possible

by Business Insider November 27, 2017 Hard Science 12537<p>Gene Kim, Jessica Orwig<p>Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia …

Physics

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

Want to be a better programmer? Try Microsoft's 'code-writing', question-answering Stack Overflow Bot

The bot answers English language queries about programming, drawing upon the information in the millions of questions and answers available via Stack …

Stack Overflow

I Gave My 3-Year-Old Daughter a DSLR, and Here’s What Happened

My 3-year-old daughter is at that phase in which she wants to do everything that daddy does. Apparently photography is not immune to this phase and …

How Can a Cat Survive a High-Rise Fall? Physics!

Sometimes a cat will fall out of a window or balcony—a byproduct, no doubt, of a cat doing cat things. If you have a house cat, your feline's …

Physics

NASA Voyager Probes Still Going Strong After 40 Years

Forty years ago, the <i>Voyager 1</i> and <i>2</i> missions began their journey from Earth to become the farthest-reaching missions in history. In the course of …

Hard Light Vs. Soft Light? You Decide

Understanding light is at the heart of photography. The topic of light is a vast one but there are some fundamental concepts which should be mastered …

10 Tips For Better Autofocus In Nature Photography

<i>1</i> <i>Acadia National Park, Maine</i><p>It’s easy to take autofocus for granted. I know, I do. This technology is amazing—your camera has to figure out what …

Cameras

The Sunny F/16 Rule - Digital Photo Magazine

What’s the correct exposure on a normal sunny day? There’s a formula to answer that, don’t you know? The correct answer is a shutter speed of 1/ISO …

Over 83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns Are Now Available Online

McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity. If you were into sewing, or simply spent time as a child rummaging through patterns with your mother at the fabric store, these names will bring on a wave of nostalgia. And now, thanks to a fantastic online collection of vintage sewing patterns, it's time to dust of …

Should You Use a UV Filter On Your Lens or Will It Just Degrade Image Quality? (VIDEO)

The first thing many photographers do after investing in a new lens is to screw on a UV or haze filter. The idea is that these filters protect the …

How to Stand Out With Your Photography

Do you value yourself as a photographer? Do you value your photos? Do you value yourself?Problem: many photographers talk down on themselves.For …

DSLR Photography 101 by ERIC KIM

Dear friend, If I started photography all over again this is advice I would give myself. To DSLR or not to DSLR? Digital SLR: digital single lens …

23 Of The Oldest Color Photos Ever Taken

Here's what the world looked like in color, over 100 years ago.<p>In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière made history by transforming the monochromatic world of photography into vibrant color with their new invention, the Autochrome Lumière.<p>In the years before this invention, color was usually …

Capture the Beauty of Long Exposures with Your Camera’s Live View Mode and an ND Filter (VIDEO)

Greg Benz is a Minneapolis-based photographer known for his stunning landscape and cityscape images, and he creates some real magic by using his …

Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language

CS 106A is Stanford University’s introductory programming course. The module – which is also available to view on YouTube – introduces the fundamentals of coding in an accessible way, and lays the foundations for future growth.<p>Throughout its existence, the course was taught using the Java …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

This Photographer Creates Tiny Sets to Shoot ‘Outdoor’ Photos

Commercial photographer Vatsal Kataria of New Delhi, India, shoots big photos with small budgets. Instead of taking expensive cars and motorcycles …

Photography

The Secret to Great Storytelling No One Talks About | Inc.com

If you want to improve your skills as a storyteller, there are countless systems and resources to help you, from three-act structure, beat sheets, and the hero's journey, to free classes on the subject from Pixar.<p>But according to a thought-provoking new post by communication consultant and author …

Public Speaking

This photographer takes photos of flowers and plants using UV-induced visible fluorescence, and the results are beautiful

I love photos of plants, flowers and nature. After seeing (and taking) my fair share of these, I started to believe it’s not easy to make them …