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Watch This Guy Save His Drone from Crashing into the Water from the Drone’s Point of View (VIDEO)

Don’t you hate it when this happens? You’re out flying your drone over a large body of water when the battery starts dying mid-flight and you have to …

Drones

The Great High School Impostor

What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p><b>Before putting the plot</b> into motion, before the five-year masquerade, before the honors and the scholarships and the arrests and the deportation, before any of that, he rode into town on a …

School Administration

The Real Villain Behind Our New Gilded Age

The comedian Chris Rock once said, “If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” Populist revolts throughout the world may not count as street riots, but they do reflect disenchantment with not just our government but also liberal democracy itself.<p>In the past …

Income Inequality

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked Freaky 600-Year-Old Manuscript

Since its discovery over a hundred years ago, the 240-page Voynich manuscript, filled with seemingly coded language and inscrutable illustrations, …

An Article of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump

There are good reasons to be wary of impeachment talk. Congressional Republicans show zero interest, and they’re the ones in charge. Democrats, for their part, need to focus on retaking Congress, and railing about impeachment probably won’t help them win votes.<p>But let’s set aside realpolitik for a …

Donald Trump

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “<b>What aperture is best for landscape photography?</b>” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues.While</b> …

Landscape Photography

7 facts about wealth inequality that will shock and infuriate you

Every year ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam International releases a report on wealth around the world, and it’s …

Economics

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to …

The rare ‘Slurpee Wave’ happened again, witness it in this incredible video

Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh once again captured the Slurpee Wave off the island of Nantucket, this time with a video that documents surfing the …

The Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme …

Silicon Valley's 'car people' push homeless crisis to the brink

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper that she parks on the street.<p>She concedes it’s “not a very nice living situation,” but it also is not unusual. Until authorities told them to move, more …

SFMOMA Walker Evans Instagram Contest

<i>In collaboration with Aperture Foundation</i><p>Calling all shutterbugs! SFMOMA is partnering with Aperture Foundation to celebrate the influential work on …

NASA’s 24 Most Stunning Photos Of The Solar System

The Planets contains the best and most significant NASA photos of our solar system neighbors.<p>I love the Solar System, the little neighborhood of our tiny pale blue dot. I dream about how human exploration might shape it–from floating colonies on Venus to magnificent cities under the surface of Mars …

American greatness? We are leaders in the worst areas – infant mortality, poverty, hunger and unsafe drinking water

American politicians tell us the United States was founded on the principles of freedom, justice and equality. We sing songs with phrases such as …

Demographics

JPEG vs. PNG: When and why to use one format over the other

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

Tutorials

For 11 happy minutes Twitter users celebrated a Trump-free experience, heaping praise on the rogue staffer who shut down the US president<p>Like the Christmas truce in the first world war trenches, for 11 serene minutes it seemed like peace and harmony had broken out on earth with the sudden …

Donald Trump

The iPhone X camera vs. every iPhone ever

The iPhone's camera took big leap this year. For most people, its cameras are better than a "real" camera, like a DSLR or mirrorless camera.<p>With the …

Twitter’s Ban on Russia Today Ads is Dangerous to Free Expression

<i>Freedom of speech “presupposes that right conclusions are more likely to be gathered out of a multitude of tongues, than through any kind of</i> …

iPhone X pre-orders are being scalped on eBay for $1,500, on average

Demand for the iPhone X has been “off the charts,” according to Apple, which led to the new device selling out in a matter of minutes. Well, that and the limited quantities available at launch. According to several reports, ship times dropped from two to three weeks for all models to up to five …

A new study shows how little tax the super-rich pay

OF LIFE’s two certainties, death cannot be dodged even by the well-to-do. Taxes are another matter. Quantifying quite how much they manage to keep …

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home

A full 98 percent of remote workers self-report that working from home enhances their productivity. Meanwhile, one study has found that only seven …

New York Times goes dark, launches .onion site only accessible through Tor

<i>The New York Times</i> today announced it was launching an “experiment in secure communication,” on the the dark web, only accessible through TOR (The Onion Router).<p>As <i>The Times</i> says:<p>The New York Times reports on stories all over the world, and our reporting is read by people around the world. Some …

Privacy

Three Reasons Why Instagram's Algorithm is Garbage

The year is 2017 and at this point, it's fair to say that most people are on Instagram. Now I don't think that you have to be and I don't believe …

Top 10 WeeklyFstops: Monochrome

The theme this week called for "monochrome" photos and the people delivered. There a number of eye-catching photos but the selections stood out from …

India Before Instagram in the Magnificent Photographs of Raghubir Singh

In April of 1999, a month before he died unexpectedly, of a heart attack, at the age of fifty-six, Raghubir Singh gave his last lecture, at the International Center of Photography, in New York. By way of introduction, his friend and fellow lensman Thomas Roma told the audience, “To call Raghubir …

22 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream | Inc.com

Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He challenged other people to work harder, work longer, and do <i>more</i> -- sometimes more than they thought was possible.<p>Jobs was ... well, let's just say that Steve Jobs was demanding.<p>But he also believed in the power of asking.<p>I've never found anybody that …

Hung Up

Yes, Using a Copyrighted Photo Without Permission Can Get You Sued…

Here’s a basic fact everyone should know: just because a photo appears in a Google search doesn’t mean it’s a free photo that you can use for any …

Photoshop Trick: Transform a Sunny Landscape Photo into a Stormy Scene with Lightning (VIDEO)

The last thing most folks want to do these days is swap a beautiful sunny day for a threatening rainstorm with lightning. But we’re talking Photoshop …

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google's best and brightest to help the organization …

Leadership