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This is the Result of Placing My Camera Lens 300 Feet from a Rocket Launch

My name is John Kraus, and I work as a photojournalist at Cape Canaveral, covering rocket launches with up-close cameras at the various launchpads …

How to Arrange a Photographic Composition With the Rule of Thirds

Any photographer worth his salt knows about the rule of thirds. Using it to one’s advantage to ensure that you get the best possible composition in …

Landscape Photography

Street Photography & The Art of Composition – 30 Majestic Photographs (Part 10)

<b>Street Photography</b> may have been attacked on appreciated from all directions and one would easily come to a conclusion that the length and breadth of …

How to Take Sharp Photos in Low Light

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.How to Take Sharp Photos in Low …

Shutter Speed

UN official Khalaf resigns, stands by report accusing Israel of 'apartheid'

Senior UN official Rima Khalaf announced her resignation on Friday, saying that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had asked her to withdraw a report that accuses Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians.<p>Khalaf, the head of the Lebanon-based Economic and Social Commission for …

Will we discover a twin Earth? 20 big questions about the future of humanity

<b>(Kyle Hilton, Scientific American)</b><p>We asked leading scientists to predict the future. Here’s what they had to say<p>Editorial Staff<p>August 20, 2016 3:59pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published by Scientific American.</i><p><b>1. Does humanity have a future beyond Earth?</b><br>“I think it’s a dangerous delusion to …

University of California

Why scientists are surprised by this strange giant planet and its three suns

In a strange solar system 320 light years from our own, scientists have spotted a planet with three suns that rise in the morning and set at night.<p>Luke Skywalker's two-sunned home planet of Tatooine has nothing on this real-life world in our own galaxy.<p>The newly discovered planet is described …

Science: This Psychological Trick Can Actually Make You Happier

This will work for every human. It doesn't matter what culture you're from.<p><i>What are some brain hacks that a neuroscientist or a psychologist knows that most people don't? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</i> …

The problem with almost all movies

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>By now, most people have heard of “the Bechdel test.” To pass this famous three-part test, which measures whether female characters in a film are anything more than superficial, a movie has to (1) have at least two female characters (2) who talk to each other (3) about …

Lie Detection

How The Brain Produces Consciousness in Time Slices

<b>EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding of how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model,</b> …

Consciousness

Muslim rule and compass: the magic of Islamic geometric design

Photograph: Eric Broug<p>A screen hand-made from oak, installed in a house in the US.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/8/1423399295457/5103a11f-1eb9-49f2-9277-09ab07dab86c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Eric Broug<p>A screen hand-made from oak, installed in a house in the US.<p>…

In A Face-To-Face GMO Debate, The "For" Side Wins

Will the debate sway you?<p>Last night, about 450 people packed into New York City's Kaufman Center to hear a genetics professor and Monsanto's chief technology officer debate against researchers who are against the use of any genetic engineering technology. Among the audience members were writers for …

Agriculture

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

<i>The torsion balance is contained in an evacuated lucite cylinder. The hardwood frame is leveled and stabilized with lead weights (gray bricks, in the</i> …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Ten things you might not know about space

Ten oddities and misconceptions about space that you may — or may not — have heard before.<p>Astronomy provides a fascinating and even downright …

How to be a pickup artist (with science)

It’s not a good time to be a pick-up artist, or the sort of bloke who relies on his “wisdom”, or whatever it is you’d call that noxious guff they emit on a regular basis, like a cow with irritable bowels. On one hand you’ve got Julien Blanc, provoking such a strong backlash with his seminars on …

Watch this cartoon to finally understand quantum computing

Subtle, Yet Sexy: How Pheromones Can Change Your Perception of Attractiveness

Have you ever found someone particularly sexy without knowing why? It could be that you are lured in by their pheromones, invisible chemical signals that can subtly alter a person’s mood, mindset, or behavior. According to new research published last week in Current Biology, men and women give off …

Research

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British Woman Handcuffed To Seat After Mile-High Sex On Virgin Plane

A British woman in her twenties has been questioned by American police after she was allegedly caught having sex in an airplane toilet.<p>The woman, …

The Head Of Google X Reveals Its Anti-Technology Mission Statement

Astro Teller gave a keynote at Disrupt NY to talk about what he’s doing. He is the head of Google’s forward-looking innovation lab, Google X. The team is responsible for the self-driving cars, Project Loon, Google Glass and more. And his message was very different from what you would …

Searching For The Science Behind Reincarnation

Say a child has memories of being a Hollywood extra in the 1930s. Is it just an active imagination, or actual evidence of reincarnation? Jim Tucker, a psychologist at the University of Virginia studies hundreds of cases like this and joins NPR's Rachel Martin to share his research on the science …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Cell-phones' link to health problems debated

Some convinced devices cause harm, but conclusive evidence still lacking<p>Every weekday morning, Bret Bocook sits in a cozy Starbucks in downtown Los Altos. He sips coffee and reads the paper. But mostly, he watches people as they chat on their cell phones.<p>Then he walks over to deliver a message.<p>"I …

Was the Christmas Star real?

Some possible astronomical explanations for the Star of Bethlehem or Christmas star.<p>The Star of Bethlehem – nowadays often just called the Christmas …

Why do men have nipples?

And aren’t they pointless? Earth Unplugged lifts the lid on perhaps the ultimate male mystery.<p>Pointless, aren’t they, but why do men have them?<p>Maddie Moate and Simon Baxter reveal that the reason men have nipples is because women do. It hasn’t been written out of our development programme, the …

How Plants Secretly Talk to Each Other

Up in the northern Sierra Nevada, the ecologist Richard Karban is trying to learn an alien language. The sagebrush plants that dot these slopes speak …

Why You Shouldn't Fear The Eggnog

For the past several years, I’ve made eggnog over the holidays from an old family recipe. The real stuff: booze, cream, sugar, and raw eggs. Some of my more cautious friends and family may have sipped their beverages politely, but I could see in their eyes that they were terrified of getting sick …

Eggnog

Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has forsworn a state palace in favour of a farmhouse, donates the vast bulk of his salary to social projects, flies economy class and drives an old Volkswagen Beetle.<p>But the former …