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THIS is How You Change a Lens Like a Pro: Sony Ad Shows Mid-Skydive Lens Change

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a video that showed a guy dropping his brand new $2,300 24-70mm f/2.8L lens as he demonstrates how to quickly swap …

Film Takes on Digital in Head-to-Head PBS Showdown, Can You Tell the Difference?

When it comes to the Film Vs. Digital debate, many people are fairly entrenched on one side or the other. But can you really tell the difference …

5 Street Photography Techniques

Matt Stuart is a 39-year-old London photographer who has been shooting for 18 years. His favorite types of shots are those featuring people going …

Weekly Photography Challenge - Winter Weather Photography

Digital Photography

Waitress in anti-gay receipt flap reportedly issuing refunds to donors

A New Jersey waitress who received thousands of dollars in gratuities after claiming she received an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip is reportedly issuing refunds to those who gave donations.<p>Dayna Morales, a 22-year-old former Marine, claimed last month that a family of four who racked up a $93.55 …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

How might 2014 play out in tech? Silicon Valley may again need to watch out for Microsoft, cheap smartphones will hit markets, and the Edward Snowden …

Scary smart! Clever crocodiles, alligators use sticks to lure prey

As if crocodiles and alligators weren't terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and gobble unsuspecting birds.<p>The discovery in two crocodilian species — mugger crocodiles and American …

College received more sex assault allegations than it reported

Occidental College's underreporting of sexual assault allegations was far more extensive than campus officials have acknowledged, according to documents, interviews and a Times review of two confidential federal complaints against the school.<p>In October, the college said it had failed to disclose …

Ailsa Craig, granite jewel of the Firth of Clyde, finally finds a buyer

A nature conservation trust will this week buy a famous Scottish island, in a move that would secure the future of one of Europe's most important bird colonies.<p>Ailsa Craig, a volcanic island immortalised in the memory of a million childhood holidays, climbs out of the Firth of Clyde 10 miles off …

Rand Paul Says Wife is Against a 2016 Run

(Jemal Countess/Getty Images)<p>There's at least one member of Sen. Rand Paul's family who isn't quite on board just yet with a 2016 run - and that's …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

N. Hemisphere? Watch for earliest sunsets

The year’s earliest sunset for 40 degrees N. latitude happens around December 7; and in the Southern Hemisphere, the year’s <i>earliest sunrise</i> at 40 …

Solstice

Eeks of the Week: Killing Snakes Can Be A Good Thing, But Culling Bats Is Bad

For nearly 50 years, vampire bats in the Amazon have been indiscriminately killed as farmers and public health officials try to stem the spread of rabies. The common vampire bat, D. rotundus, is the only one of three vampire bat species to dine on mammal blood, and in Latin America, huge livestock …

Latin America

Ky.'s unlikely health care heartthrob

For anxious national Democrats who have pined for a white knight in the health care reform debate, Steve Beshear is starting to look like the one they’ve been waiting for – implausible as that development may be.<p>Amid a torrent of negative national headlines about the Affordable Care Act, the …