Amanda Staats

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Lab Mice Are Stressed Out By Male Scientists, Which May Skew Results

The animals seem calmer around women.<p>Mice get stressed out in response to human men, but not women, a new study shows. _Why would I care? I'm not a mouse psychologist. _Well, this is actually a big deal, since reams and reams of research have been done using mice as, well, "lab rats," without …

Adorable Kids Try Coffee For The First Time, And Their Reactions Are Priceless

As coffee-drinking adults, we've incorporated java into our daily lives so seamlessly (and addictively) that we've probably failed to realize how much conditioning it took to make that happen. Sure, we might <i>need</i> coffee to get us going every morning (and throughout the day -- several times, …

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

29 Spectacular Images of Carnival and Amusement Park Rides

Surreal Photos Taken From The ‘Edge’ Of The World

<b>Finnish photographer</b> Mikko Lagerstedt is back with the second part of his ‘Edge’ photo series. Similar to the first part, he captures the hauntingly …

House for a Photographer by Hyde + Hyde Architects

Modern House for a Photographer.<p>The house provides elegant simplicity situated in a disused quarry on the edge of the Brecon National Park. Hyde + …

Architecture

Vespa Cam – Design Concept by Rotimi Solola and Cait Miklasz

Vespa Cam – Industrial Design Concept.<p>Design students Rotimi Solola and Cait Miklasz asked themselves: What happens if Vepsa Piagio ventures from …

Vespa

Dark side of the zoo - captive animals in black and white

Alex Teuscher photographs captive animals in black and white, producing dark, atmospheric portraits

How to spot an award-winning sports photograph

The winners of the most prestigious world-wide press photography competition are announced today. This year I won’t be seeing if one of my efforts made it on to the final list, because I have been one of the judges on the Sports panel. Even though I helped edit the 11,000 pictures down to six in …

HISY remote shutter should help you snap the perfect selfie

Let’s face it, to take a really decent selfie you need an unfeasibly long arm as well as a rock steady hand. Without both of these, you more often …

Will It Beard: Fun Photo Series of Random Household Items Stuck in a Man’s Beard

Here’s something that’ll help you start off the week with a grin (or a grimace, if you harbor an aversion to beards). <i>Will it Beard</i> is a fun photo …

Amazing Night Vision Cam Captures Full Color HD Instead of the Classic Green

When we say ‘night vision’ camera, what sort of image does that bring to mind? Probably something green, or maybe grey if you’re into IR, but …

Dubai: Stunning Aerial Perspective of the Growing Metropolis

Karim Nafatni is able to infuse even more power to the glowing lights of lively Dubai in his striking series of cityscapes. The Dubai-based …

How to Use $30 Dimmable LED Bulbs to get Into Studio Still Life Photography for Cheap

If you’re just getting into studio photography, trying to figure out how to light, shoot and set up your shots can be both frustrating and expensive. …

Perfect Timing: Photog Captures Lightning Striking the Tallest Building on Earth

Michael Shainblum captured this perfectly timed (call it luck if you want, but luck favors the prepared, so we’re going with perfectly timed) shot of …

5 Quick Tips for Photographing People Outdoors

So, let me guess…your pictures of your friends, parents, children, or grandchildren don’t always come out the way you’d like, and you are frequently …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers - Color Balance and Selective Color

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at the Color Balance and Selective Color adjustment layers in Photoshop. They work by balancing the …

Retro Cameras: Style Over Substance?

Perhaps the most hyped, most noteworthy camera releases of last year revolved around two products, the Fuji X100s and the Nikon Df. Both, you may be …

Breathtaking Photos of Finnish Landscapes

Photographer Mikko Lagerstedt is a relative newcomer to photography, having taken it up a mere six years ago in 2008. He has since been bitten by the …

Perfectly Symmetrical Portraits Show that a Symmetrical Face is Not Always Beautiful

New York-based photographer Alex John Beck began his series <i>Both Sides Of</i> in order to explore two beliefs. First, that perfectly symmetrical faces are …

Tall storeys: Lucinda Grange's daredevil photography

British adventure photographer Lucinda Grange has travelled the world, scaling famous buildings and structures and taking pictures from the top. Among her impressive list of climbs is the Great Pyramid of Giza, Firth of Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. …

Selling Fine Art Photography Tip #1: Jimmy Williams on Building a Reputation by Starting Local

<i>This is the first blog post in a series from our newest guide</i> Selling Fine Art Photography<i>. Download it here.</i><p>North Carolina-based Jimmy Williams is a …

Candid Conversations, Part 2: Face to Face

The previous entry in this two-part “Candid Conversations” series covered the relationship between people and their cellphones. Of course there's …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

This Infographic Will Help You Remember the Ten Must-Have Wedding Shots

Wedding photography gets a bum rap among many photographers, but the thing is, it gets that bum rap because it’s hard! You’re working in a …