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Updated! The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

For this new edition of <i>The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests</i>, we’ve partnered up with the World Photography Organisation. Get a fresh look …

Photography

Flowers And Taxidermy Arranged Into Gorgeous Headdresses

On his website, Japanese fashion designer Hanayuishi Takaya calls himself a “Flower Artist,” and it’s true that his extraordinary headpieces would look as much at home in a vase as they do in his models’ hair. His ornate pieces employ flowers, fresh vegetables and fruits, and, most recently, …

10 Photography Resolutions for the New Year

I love New Year’s. Halloween, Christmas and National Cat Day (obviously) are high on my list too, but New Year’s holds a special weight for me. It’s …

This Medium Format Camera Was Made Using Parts from an Epson Scanner

Photographer Dario Morelli is a computer aided designer and programmer by trade. Several years ago, during a period of unemployment, he began diving …

When Global Warming Kills Your God

Twenty-three Alaskan tribesmen broke the law when they overfished king salmon, but they claim their faith gave them no other choice.<p>“So there is a black fish swimming up the river, looking for a fish trap to swim into. Cycle of life, right?”<p>Grant Kashatok was telling me stories the traditional …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the raw materials for more stars out into space at two million miles per hour – and in the process …

Mystery booms: What’s the cause?

Unidentified rumbles and noises like those reportedly heard in the US and UK this week are surprisingly common, says David Robson, and there’s more than one possible explanation.<p>The beginning of Armageddon, or an alien invasion? Over the weekend, people in the UK and parts of the US were awoken by …

Time I

New frog species found in New York

Scientists confirm existence of a new species of frog in and around New York City<p>“I remember every detail of that night.” It was November 2011 and Brian Curry was on the lookout for a frog. As it was late in the year and most amphibians would be hiding away for the winter, the chances of finding a …

Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men.<p>The Amazons got a bum rap in antiquity. They wore trousers. They smoked pot, covered their skin with tattoos, rode horses, and fought as hard as the guys. Legends sprang up like weeds. They cut off their …

With Ebola battle brewing, Obama heads to Maine

When President Barack Obama visited Maine on Thursday, he didn't come within 300 miles of the nurse protesting her state-mandated Ebola quarantine.<p>But he has inserted himself in the middle of a growing debate between the federal government and states over their rules for health workers returning …

Amelia Earhart plane fragment identified

A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.<p>New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum …

'Unusual' Russian flights concern NATO

An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials that come amid other provocations already rattling the West.<p>Multiple groups of Russian military bomber and tanker aircraft, flying under the …

Video: How to Use Lightroom to Make Colors ‘Pop’ In Your Autumn Photographs

Autumn is well underway here in the United States, so what better way to honor the colorful season than to share with you a post-production …

Penguins offer U.S. a lesson in addressing climate change

It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security.<p>On the western Antarctic Peninsula, climate change is wreaking havoc on stocks of krill, tiny crustaceans that penguins eat. Adelie penguins are in decline in the region because they have not changed …

Middle East

Adobe Releases a Murder Mystery PSD for Halloween to Test Your Photoshop Skills

To celebrate Halloween, Adobe has been running an interactive murder mystery event this week. The company has released complex PSD files of photos …

SnapJet is the World’s First Open Source Instant Film Printer for Smartphones

Competition in the smartphone instant film printer industry is heating up. Companies like LifePrint and Fuji are tackling wireless mobile photo …

'Unusual' Russian flights concern NATO

An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials that come amid other provocations already rattling the West.<p>Multiple groups of Russian military bomber and tanker aircraft, flying under the …

US voters deciding on billions for conservation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some …

Resist the Jeb Bush the media wants to sell you for 2016. It's a Jeb of lies

The “Jeb Bush For President: 2016” campaign is having its moment. Everyone is having a 2016 moment, because no one wants to think about <i>this</i> moment, the “The Democrats hope that by standing for nothing they can cautiously back into maintaining some control of Congress” moment. Only they won’t …

Scientists Make Progress on Building a More Mammoth-Like Elephant

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For years, scientists have been looking for ways to bring the long-extinct woolly mammoth back to life — and although the exercise sounds like a science-fiction movie plot of "Jurassic Park" proportions, there's progress to report.<p>The result almost certainly won't be a resurrection …

Mammoths