Chris Watkins

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The Verge Review of Animals: the dog

Nature's most adorable parasite<p>In the cold analysis of some evolutionary psychologists, dogs are little more than "social parasites," exploiting our parental instincts to ensure we continually feed and house the little mooches.<p>John Archer of the University of Central Lancashire advanced this …

Pets

Animal behaviour: the homesick gorilla and the dog that fell out of the sky

What do violent parrots and obsessive hamsters tell us about ourselves?<p>On a warm May afternoon in 2003, a boy I’d never met was doing his homework in the sun room off his family’s kitchen in a leafy neighbourhood in Washington DC. The back of my apartment building faced the boy’s house, and as he …

These Mountaineering Photos Took an Astounding Amount of Coordination and Patience

Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut frequently teams up with talented mountaineering photographer Robert Böesch to capture incredibly creative …

Epigenetics: genes, environment and the generation game

New research claims that environmental factors affect not just an individual's genes but those of their offspring too. Diabetes, obesity – even certain phobias – may all be influenced by the behaviour of our forebears<p>As with so much in science, this story owes a lot to mice. The tale begins with a …

B&H Photo Debuts One of the Most Comprehensive and Useful Canon Lens Guides You’ve Ever Seen

Earlier today, B&H officially launched a new online resource called the Canon Lens Experience. It’s a dedicated microsite that takes a comprehensive …

100 years of the Leica camera – in pictures

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Neil Libbert, many of the 20th century’s defining images were shot on a Leica<p>John Naughton: Why I love my Leica

Why I love my Leica

From Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz, many of the 20th century's most defining images were shot on a Leica. Our technology columnist, a lifelong fan, tells the story of the camera that almost died and was triumphantly reborn in the digital age<p>• 100 years of the Leica camera – in …

Video Tutorial: How to Make the Most of a Polarizing Filter

Polarizing filters are a piece of gear that some photographers swear by and others don’t touch. One reason why might be the various misconceptions …

Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part I

Over a half a billion Apple iOS and Android systems have been sold, which means that there are now an unprecedented number of cameras in the world. …

Future PLC

Google Patents Contact Lens Camera, Will Help the Blind and Create Superhumans

Forget having a camera in your pocket. Heck, forget having a camera strapped to your face ala Google Glass. As a recently published patent shows, …

Fearful memories haunt mouse descendants

Genetic imprint from traumatic experiences carries through at least two generations.<p>Certain fears can be inherited through the generations, a …

Genetics