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How to Watermark Your Images Using Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Watermarks, love them or hate them, are a way of protecting your images. Although, just because you have one on your image doesn’t mean it won’t be …

Tutorials

Getting Started with Abstract Macro Photography

(The Very Old Debate of) Image Manipulation

<i>Ignacio Palacios is best known internationally for his travel and landscape work. He has been continuously traveling around the world since 1998 but</i> …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing. Here's Why

According to recent studies, the rate of startup creation has been decreasing for years. Are we witnessing the slow death of entrepreneurship?<p>Last fall, around the time Facebook announced it was buying WhatsApp for $19 billion, a flurry of studies offered a startling revelation: The U.S. startup …

Entrepreneurship

Whimsical Photo Manipulations Offer Lighthearted Perspectives on the Natural World

Using beautiful imagery and editing prowess, graphic artist Anil Saxema's whimsical photo manipulations lend a fresh perspective to our view of the natural world. His work depicts lighthearted scenes of humans and animals interacting in amusing – and often surprising – ways. For instance, a woman …

Art

NASA hopes to cut back airline fuel emissions with a bug-repellant coating

When it comes to commercial aviation, even the smallest improvements in fuel efficiency mean millions of dollars saved and fewer harmful emissions in our atmosphere. That's why NASA is looking everywhere for ways to improve fuel efficiency. Two of its most promising projects — a bug-repellant …

Aviation

Physicists Figure Out Why Honey Falls In Twists

A delicious physics problem<p>A stream of honey falls onto a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit. Before you devour this breakfast treat, you might notice that the honey you poured formed a wavy pattern on the biscuit's surface, an unintentional decoration for your morning snack.<p>Most people might think …

Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrong

Quantum entanglement of a single particle has been observed by researchers -- an event that Albert Einstein believed to be impossible under the contemporary quantum mechanics definition of physical reality, calling it "spooky action at a distance".<p>According to theory, quantum entanglement occurs …

Quantum Physics

What to do when Google gives your competitor $100 million

As founder of an Internet-based events marketplace I have always loved Google unquestionably because without them my company would not exist. For years, through the magic of organic SEO, we’ve derived the vast majority of our customers from Google. Put simply: without Google, there would be no …

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

What Are the Major Differences Between the Disneyland and Disney World Experience?

<i>How different is Walt Disney World from Disneyland?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Michael Lee, Bi-coastal Disney</i> …

The 10 best airports in the world

Consumer aviation website Skytrax has published its latest annual World Airport Awards, and for the third consecutive year, Singapore's Changi International Airport took the crown as the world's best airport. It serves as one of Southeast Asia's largest transit hubs and is a major cog in the …

A lot of apps you don't even remember using may be tracking your Facebook activity — here's how to stop them

Deleting it doesn't necessarily rescind the permissions you granted to the app to watch your Facebook activity.<p>So, once in a while, it's a good idea to look at the apps that have access to your Facebook and tell Facebook to stop sharing stuff with the ones you are no longer using.<p>Finding this stuff …

This Photo Of A Pregnant Pony Uterus Just Won A Wellcome Award

Plus, some of the other astonishing finalists<p>It’s not every day you get to see the uterus of a pony displayed in such a way to reveal the five-month-old fetus that was growing inside. Captured on film, this slightly creepy museum piece is the overall winner of the 2015 Wellcome Image Awards.<p>“It …

A meandering tale: the truth about pi and rivers

Pi Day 2015: A well known fact about pi is that it describes the bendiness of rivers. I wanted to test this theory, and so I crowd-sourced river lengths to find out<p>Of the many weird and wonderful facts about pi, one of my favourites is a surprising connection between the number 3.14 and the world …

UK research funding slumps below 0.5% GDP – putting us last in the G8

Five years ago, scientists were roused from their labs and took to the streets with supporters of science from all walks of life – from teachers and doctors to plumbers and taxi drivers – to protest against the coalition’s threatened cuts to the UK research budget. The protest wasn’t about jobs for …

China's Yutu Rover Reveals a Different Side of the Moon

Newly published results from China's first lunar rover suggest that the moon's past was livelier and more complex than previously thought.<p>China's Yutu moon rover found evidence of at least nine distinct rock layers deep beneath its wheels, indicating that the area has been surprisingly geologically …

Apollo Missions

Slime Molds Help Researchers Map Ancient Roadways

Reconstructing the past with primordial goo<p>How do you reconstruct a civilization's history when it has been literally trampled underfoot? Some of Rome's roads through the Balkans are largely forgotten, others still in use, and others we only know about because of documents from travelers explaining …

The 12 Most Luxurious All-Inclusive Resorts in the World

Let's face it -- all-inclusive vacations really take the worries out of travel. No matter the destination where you're heading on your all-inclusive getaway, it's nice to know that once you get there, everything will already be taken care of; that is, as long as you pick a top-notch spot that won't …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Soon You'll Be Able To Buy A Tiltrotor Aircraft

Takes off like a helicopter, flies like an airplane, comes in colors other than camouflage<p>For years the military's V-22 Osprey had a monopoly on the ability to take off and land like a helicopter but fly like an airplane. Now, thanks to AgustaWestland, civilians will soon be able buy their own …

Apple targeted by CIA spies for years, say new Snowden documents

A new report by <i>The Intercept</i> says that researchers working for the CIA have been involved in a "multi-year, sustained effort" to crack Apple security measures on iPhones and iPads. Documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden detail a number of initiatives, including an attempt to …

New Dwarf Galaxies Discovered Nearby

Hello, neighbors!<p>Guess who just moved in down the block? In a study published today in the <i>arXiv</i>, scientists announced the discovery of at least nine star clusters orbiting our own Milky Way Galaxy. Three of the satellites are believed to be three dwarf galaxies.<p>“The discovery of so many satellites …