Ahmadh Sheram

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Pakistan's Blackest Day

The Taliban's massacre of more than 100 students caps an awful year for the world's children.<p>This morning, I awoke to images of the same school uniform I wore as a kid cloaking dead and bloodied children. The Pakistani Taliban had attacked an Army Public School branch in Peshawar in northwest …

Manchester United makes sense if you assume Louis van Gaal’s on drugs

Flip Down Memory Lane: The Year in Review

In 2014, we saw countries unite to fight mass disease and terror. Ebola ravaged African countries and spread to the United States. ISIS attacked …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …

Saudi Arabia Bulldozes Over Its Heritage

For centuries the Kaaba, the black cube in the center of Mecca, Saudi Arabia that is Islam’s holiest point, has been encircled by arched porticos …

Rise in number of pupils given extra time in GCSEs and A-levels

Almost one in ten pupils granted “access arrangements” such as extra time in the exams hall this year, according to Ofqual figures<p>The number of pupils granted extra time to complete their GCSE and A Level exams has risen by more than 10,000 in a year, official figures show.<p>The increase amounts to a …

The 2 Most Important Things Successful People Do At The End Of Every Workday

If so, you may want to reconsider your end-of-day routine.<p>"The last 10 minutes of your workday have a strong influence on your next day at the office," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive …

Success

Astrophysicists Claim They've Proven That Black Holes Don't Exist — Here's Why They're Wrong

One of the most difficult challenges of studying this giant star collapse is recreating the point where it forms a black hole. They've been working on this for decades and are still sorting out the details. The latest paper on this topic, by lead author Laura Mersini-Houghton from the University of …

This Incredible Selfie-Taking Wrist Drone Just Won $500,000

Thought it's still being developed, Christoph Kohstall, a doctoral candidate at Stanford University, hopes that Nixie will be the next big thing in selfies. And the $500,000 it just won from Intel may help it along.<p>The Nixie is a tiny, wearable drone with built-in camera and foldable bands that …

Drones

Radical New Quantum Theory Says Other Universes Affect Our Own

Parallel universes have long been a staple of science fiction. But according to a radical new theory of quantum mechanics published Oct. 23 in the journal Physical Review X, other universes are real--and they exist in vast numbers.<p>What's more, the scientists behind the theory say the other …

7 Tips for Photographing Groups

Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, whether you usually photograph people, products, landscapes or insects, the time will come …

Photography

Turn Your Photo into An Artwork

Have you ever wanted to do something a little different with your photographs? Not stop with the simple click of the shutter and turn it into an …

Tutorials

Dad Invites Daughter's Alleged Rapist To Dinner And Tortures Him To Death

The father of a 14-year-old rape victim invited the alleged attacker to dinner before burning his genitals with tongs and then strangling him to …

Middle-aged to be given brain tests for dementia

Family doctors will screen patients for their risk of dementia and tell them their 'brain age' under controversial new plans to tackle lifestyle risks<p><b>Middle-aged people will be screened by GPs for their risk of dementia</b> and told how their “brain age” compares to their biological age, under new …

10 Most Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers

Whenever I teach, I get a lot of requests to review images. Over time, I’ve started to notice that a majority of the mistakes I see come from the …

Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However, researcher Nikodem Szpak may have found a way to simulate that bend without facing oblivion. …

Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content

Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it.<p>The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movies to classics like Hook are available to watch. Frozen, American Hustle, Gravity — even Delivery Man if you’re a …