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I love Victorian post-mortem photography and here’s why you should give it a chance

<b>Victorian post-mortem photography is not just a morbidity.</b><p>The Victorian tradition of post-mortem photography pops up in the media on a regular basis, …

New Orleans

LIGHTING SET UP: One Light Male Portrait

Ok so in this post I thought I’d give you a look at a male portrait that I took whilst presenting at the Witney Photographic Club last Tuesday …

What is Location Photography?

In his or her own studio, a photographer has control over just about everything.<p>His equipment is organised to his liking. He knows where his power …

Roadtrip Guide: Cruising the California Coastline from LA to SF

So, you want to take the famous drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Too many people decide to roadtrip the fastest and easiest route (state …

Scientists find they can eliminate HIV from the DNA of human cells

Researchers have found they can effectively and safely eliminate HIV from the DNA of human cells grown in a culture.<p>Scientists from the Lewis Katz …

Why your new favorite backyard burger may soon be plant-based

For the roster of companies producing plant-based meat alternatives, the burger is the end-all-be-all. And one company thinks they've got the burger that will push the meat-eating industry as we know it to the tipping point.<p>Beyond Meat, a company based in El Segundo, just unveiled a burger so …

Save the last dance for me: Being cute not enough for this spider when choosing a mate

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Sydney scientist has discovered seven new species of the tiny Australian peacock spider - a spectacularly colored, three-millimetre arachnid that dances to attract a female mate.<p>Jurgen Otto, with the help of colleague David Knowles, made the two latest discoveries of the …

You Should Read 'Cumulus' Right Now, Before It Happens For Real

A new sci-fi novel imagines the thrilling, terrifying future of San Francisco's tech boom<p>A few years ago, literary and tech lovers were tantalized by the announcement of <i>The Circle</i>, a satire novel by award-winning author Dave Eggers that promised to skewer Silicon Valley's culture of arrogance by …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Cameras

How to Capture Higher Resolution Photos with Your Ordinary DSLR

Ever wish you could get hi-res, super-crisp, print-worthy images on your point-and-shoot or not-so-professional DSLR? Check out this panorama …

Survival

Our tips, tricks, tactics and tales will help you get out of whatever it is you've gotten yourself into.

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

16 Camping Hacks That Are Not Borderline Genius

The other day, I was listening to David Pogue pitching his new book on NPR. The once-New York Times tech columnist has just written a collection of …

The world's most dangerous travel destinations

Last month, after the terror attacks in Paris, the US government gave out a worldwide travel warning. It was received with confusion around the …

10 Netflix Documentaries To Watch With Your Partner This Winter

The holidays means extra time off and (for many of us) chilly weather, so cuddle up with your partner in crime and get lost in a documentary.<p>1. For …

Learn How to Tie the Zip Tie-Like Constrictor Knot With This Video

Knots may seem like an old-fashioned skill to learn, but they can actually be really helpful in a lot of situations. This video will teach you how to …

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Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Fishing

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

This 7-Minute Workout May Be More Effective Than an Hour of Cardio

On a recent business trip, Chris Jordan struggled to find time for some much-needed exercise. "It was one of those moments when there are all sorts …

Cool Camping Ideas: Everyone Should Know these

A trip with your family can be pretty much everything you could ask from a holiday if you have some cool camping ideas. In the summer, when the …

10 of the world's best dinosaur museums | CNN Travel

Mothers should suck their babies' dummies, scientists say

Being too clean has killed beneficial bacteria and mothers should suck their babies' dummies to wash them and keep their children healthy, research suggests<p>Mothers should suck their babies' dummies to clean them, let children eat food from the floor, and get a dog, if they want to keep their …

Immune System

Put On This Virtual Reality Helmet, Then Swap Your Gender

Could virtual reality help us step into the shoes of someone else?<p>The virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is a marvel of interactive immersion for gaming: throw it on, and instead of using the medium of a controller or keyboard, it's actually _you _controlling the action. But, thought experiment: …

100 crowdfunding phrases that predict the pay-off - Futurity

Researchers examined the language in 45,000 online fundraisers, and identified phrases that pay off and those that may signal failure.

Happy New Year: an illogical, unreasonable statement

In the run up to Christmas, there’s invariably some pointless debate about whether there’s a “war on Christmas” or if the phrase “merry Christmas” is offensive or non-inclusive in a secular, ethnically diverse society. The vast majority of people ignore the whole issue and get on with having a …

Nothing Focuses The Mind Like The Ultimate Deadline: Death

<i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i> <i>Ticktock.</i><p>The seconds left in 2013 are slipping away. And you know what else is slipping away? The seconds left in your life.<p>Luckily for you, there's a new product called Tikker, a wristwatch that counts down your life, so you can watch on a large, dot-matrix display as the seconds …

Dolphins caught chewing on fish to get high

A new BBC documentary will show adolescent dolphins getting high by chewing on pufferfish. The fish secrete a toxin that gives the dolphins a buzz, and the crew on the upcoming show filmed male bottlenose dolphins passing around a puffer fish before acting "most peculiarly." The program's executive …

Books of the year 2013

Last winter, as 2012 settled into its long sleep, I resolved for the new year to read less stuff on the internet and to devote the time won back to reading books. The list below, presented in the order in which they were read, are the ones that I managed to get through this past twelvemonth. As you …

Waiter, There’s Fox in My Donkey Meat: The Global Scandal of Food Fraud

Consumers in China are angry because their donkey meat doesn’t contain enough…donkey. Wal-Mart this week recalled “Five Spice” donkey meat sold at …