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5 expert tips for stunning detail in landscape photos

How do you make a mountain appear as large to the viewer as it does to you? How do you get rid of noise in your nightscape images? How can you get …

Landscape Photography

What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another.<p>It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the …

Ancient Rome

Curious Questions: Why do the British drive on the left?

The rest of Europe drives on the right, so why do the British drive on the left? Martin Fone, author of 'Fifty Curious Questions', investigates.<p>Here …

New Jersey

Frame Rates Explained: When and Why You Should Shoot in Different Ones

For the past few years, I have been getting more and more into video work. When I first started, I had an idea of what frame rate was and I knew how …

Shutter Speed

6 Interesting Facts About the Ancient Civilization of Crete

To this day, not much is known about the Ancient Civilization of Crete, and even fewer people know that it even existed. This article aims to provide …

17 bizarre French expressions you did not know

<b>1.</b> The French don’t say “giving a blowjob”, they say “carving a pipe” (<i>Tailler une pipe</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French don’t say “make things simpler!”, they say “no …

Medical Writings From Ancient Mesopotamia Studied

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—According to a <i>Science Nordic</i> report, Troels Pank Arbøll of the University of Copenhagen studied 2,700-year-old texts written on …

Who was Saint Valentine? And why was he beheaded?

Valentine's Day has a surprisingly raunchy history, going back thousands of years.<br>Read More

Ancient History

Who Killed More: Hitler, Stalin, or Mao?

In these pages nearly seven years ago, Timothy Snyder asked the provocative question: Who killed more, Hitler or Stalin? As useful as that exercise …

Ancient History

Hey Babylon, Nineveh Wants Its Hanging Gardens Back: The Truth of An Ancient Wonder

For thousands of years, the Babylonians have likely been taking credit for one of the greatest feats of the Assyrians, according to scholar Stephanie …

Lightroom Tricks for Organizing Photos and Optimizing Workflow

Need to improve your photo management in Lightroom? Here’s a 19-minute video from Nigel Danson that looks at how you can improve your Lightroom …

When the Parthenon had dazzling colours

Ancient statues weren't white marble, but “a riot of colour and glitzy decoration." It shows that we've imagined the ancient world all wrong, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>When the Victorian painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema first showed his work, Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to his Friends, …

Ancient History

23 Stunning Color Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in Russia in the Late 19th Century

A set of colored diapositives was made in the spring of 1896 by Czech photographer František Krátký, who visited Russia on the occasion of Tsar’s …

Photography

50+ Hilarious Conversations That People Overheard In New York And Decided They’re Too Good Not To Share

When you live in the city, sometimes it's impossible to hide your ears from private conversations. A fittingly named Instagram account called …

New York City

Golda Meir, on the Palestinians

The following op-ed by Golda Meir was printed in The New York Times 42 years ago.

Israel

Kyoto: A Luxury Collection Destination, Japan

The imperial capital of Japan for 1,200 years, Kyoto is Japan's cultural keeper from kimono-clad Maiko to temple festivals.<p>Over one thousand temples …

Imperial Japan saw itself as a 'warrior nation' – and the idea lingers today

In a warning to China on the eve of his first trip to Asia in November 2017, the US president, Donald Trump, called Japan a “warrior nation” that …

25 Hilarious Historical Facts You Won't Believe Actually Happened

Who Knew History Could Be This Funny?<p>History doesn't have to be dull! As a matter of fact, our ancestors were just as messed up and said and did just …

Swimming Pools

The Forgotten Photographer of Soviet Uzbekistan

As Central Asia was transformed under Soviet rule, one man made a remarkable record of life in the fledgling Uzbek S.S.R. before being driven from …

India's 'Vietnam Moment': The Ill-Advised War That Ended in Humiliation

Three bullets smashed through Harpreet Singh Kaura’s face, destroying his right jaw, chin and ear, and leaving eight shattered teeth near the rudder …

Trump on Jerusalem throws Spotlight on Europe's Darkest Secret - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Dark Days for the world? Or throwing light on Europe's black record?<br>“President Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem has a very worrying potential …

Kate Bellm Photography

Acid landscapes and portraits shot by British photographer Kate Bellm.Born in London, UK in 1987, Kate Bellm is an internationally recognized …

Photography

How to Revive a ‘Dead’ Rechargeable Battery in 30 Seconds

Have a rechargeable battery that won’t recharge properly? Before throwing it out, there’s something you should try. Here’s a 2-minute video by …

The Plot Behind Saudi Arabia’s Fight With Qatar

In June, Saudi Arabia — along with two other Persian Gulf states and Egypt — picked a fight with Qatar, on the grounds that the country is funding Islamic terrorism. The move was almost satirical, given that Saudi Arabia itself has long funded the spread of fundamentalist Salafi Islam, which is …

Middle East

10 Mysterious Discoveries That Still Puzzle Archaeologists

Without archaeological puzzles, researchers wouldn’t have much of a career. Luckily for archaeologists, known objects turn up where they shouldn’t …

The Radical Women Who Inspired Modigliani

As a new exhibition opens at Tate Modern about the enfant terrible of Modernism, we examine three of his supremely talented female muses<p>As the …

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat for dinner in a requisitioned civilian house not far from the ruins of the mosque where, three years earlier, the leader of Islamic State had announced the creation of a new …

Human Rights

Under the microscope: the Oxus treasure and Scythian gold

As part of the research supporting the BP exhibition <i>Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia</i>, I studied eight remarkable gold objects from the Oxus …

British Museum