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How To: Enable Two-Step Verification on an Apple ID

Apple is introducing a new way to protect the security of your iTunes account. It's called two-step verification, and while it does involve an extra …

How Scientists Caught a Giant Squid on Camera

Edith Widder is one of the three scientists that managed to capture the first high-resolution video footage of an actual giant squid. And about a …

Perspective in Photography

In this article I will try to explain how perspective works in a 2D photograph with some tips, myths, and example photos.<p>Photo by Chris Alma Jose; …

Landscape Photography

How to Create and Photograph Gorgeous Refractographs

Refractographs are photographs of the beautiful patterns formed when light reflects and refracts through an object. Stunning as they look, you would …

Irrational releases beautiful alternative BioShock Infinite covers for printing

Developer Irrational Games released BioShock Infinite a few weeks ago to fawning reviews. Gamers seem mostly satisfied with the first-person shooter in the sky, but many still don’t like the cover or even the alternative box art printed on the opposite side.<p>Irrational today released eight other …

Size does matter, study finds

Size really does matter, according to a study which found that a man's attractiveness is at least in part determined by what he carries in his trousers.<p>Women who were shown various computer-generated images of naked men consistently rated those with larger members as being most attractive.<p>While …

National Academy of Sciences

An Infographic on Creating Sustainability in the Photography Industry

Photographers often grumble about the rise of hobbyist photographers who charge little to no money across all kinds of photographic niches, robbing …

Study Tracks Science of Penis Preference

Scientists say women’s preferences played role in evolution.<p><b>Bigger is better—at least when it comes to a woman's penis preferences, a new study says. The findings suggest that female choice may have driven the evolution of larger penises in humans.</b><p>Past psychology studies that have asked women about …

How to Fine Tune Your Exposures With Spot Metering

The metering systems of today’s digital cameras are light years beyond cameras of just 10 to 15 years ago. What this means is that in many …

Yes, Your Mind Can Control Your Body Temperature

Tibetan nuns prove the physical effects of spiritual activity.<p>You don't have to look far to find the (mostly) positive and surprisingly powerful effects of meditation. But one of the more unexpected effects was just recently published: Tibetan nuns can change their core body temperatures with a …

Victoria's Secret Lingerie Line Targeting Teens

It speaks volumes about a culture when a President, whom by all accounts is personally honorable, is forced to apologize to an attorney general for commenting favorably on her physical appearance, while, in the same week that same culture defends lace trim thongs for teen girls with 'Call Me' on …

Tampa Bay

Flect is a Simple DIY Device for Shooting Reflection-less Photos Through Glass

Flect is a simple device I developed to take photos through glass without reflections or glare from the surrounding environment. Here’s a …

Momentum and Portal - Sixty Symbols

Corporate HQ Superdesigns, Part 2: Apple "Spaceship" to Give New Meaning to the Term "High Tolerance"

Hard to believe it's been nearly two years since we saw that video of Steve Jobs pitching Apple's Norman-Foster-designed "spaceship" HQ to the …

Steve Jobs

Did the Real T. Rex Resemble the One in Jurassic Park?

Scientists know much more about Tyrannosaurus rex than they did 20 years ago.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series-stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>No dinosaur is more cherished than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Cretaceous king of the tyrants epitomizes the size, ferocity, and bizarre nature of dinosaurs</b> …

10 Things You Should Know About Illegally Downloading Music