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Two Photographers Risked Their Lives To Get A Never-Before-Seen Shot Of Lava

Kale and Selway were seeking an image of lava hitting the water shown through a breaking wave.<p>To get the shot they spent seven days camped out near the edge of volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. Then, wearing only surf shorts and fins, plunged into near-scalding water.<p>The maneuver is extremely …

Storm Photographer Captures What Happens When 'All Hell Breaks Loose'

"Photographing a storm is something between a hybrid of shooting a landscape and shooting a sporting event," Dobrowner tell us.<p>It's not just about paying attention to all the things that make a good photograph — exposure, composition, and focus. It's about having fun "while all hell is breaking …

Photographer Captures Incredible Human Side Of Animals

The intimate animal portraits, which feature everything from a featherless chicken to a pair of affectionate chimpanzees, are meant to illuminate the similarities between animal poses, gestures, and gazes, and our own.<p>Photographing animals on a set, as opposed to in their natural habitat comes with …

In pictures: Global flight paths

How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …

How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

Employment

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Diamond Stars

Survey may reveal vast underestimate of UK shale-gas reserves

George Osborne had wanted to herald in the Budget the dramatic findings of a British Geological Survey report – that the extent of shale gas reserves …

The Growing Divergence Between Rich And Poor Economies May Become A Source Of Great Danger

This glass can be viewed either as half empty or as half full. The glass is half empty: we live today in a world that is nearly the most unequal world ever. Only the world of the 1970s and 1980s—with standards of living in China greatly depressed by the legacy of Mao, his Great Leap Forward, and …

Engineering Memes

The World's First Stock Market Crash Happened Nearly 300 Years Ago

<b>Early years</b><p>By 1710, England's finances were a fright. Different government departments arranged their own loans and expended money with little financial oversight. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Robert Harley, convinced Parliament to look into straightening out this mess. One of the first steps …

Teacher Resignation Letter From Gerald Conti Says His Profession 'No Longer Exists'

When Gerald "Jerry" Conti decided to retire from his teaching career after 27 years at Westhill High School in New York, he went out with a bang.<p>On March 29, Conti, 62, posted the text of his resignation letter on Facebook, along with a photo of Porky Pig saying "That's All Folks!"<p>The letter lays …