Connie Reightler

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Today Is Earth Overshoot Day and That Is Not a Good Thing

For the rest of the year, we're pushing Earth farther than it can go.<p>Todday, August 1, is Earth Overshoot Day, the moment in the year where humanity uses up more of the Earth’s resources than the Earth produces in that year. Starting tomorrow, any resources we use, from food to water to timber, …

Cape Town

How to Master DSLR Camera: Beginner’s Guide - Infographic

<i>‘Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution’</i>. These …

The Congressman Who Warned Us About Climate Change in 1864

George Perkins Marsh wrote a best-selling book warning about the devastation of man-made climate change in the 19th century. We've been backsliding …

The demise of the nation state

After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline. By Rana Dasgupta<p>What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and …

Civil Rights

20,000 scientists give dire warning about the future in 'letter to humanity' – and the world is listening

A dire warning to the world about its future, which predicts catastrophe for humanity, is continuing to gain momentum.<p>The letter – which was first …

Prepare yourself for the "tsunami of data" expected to hit by 2025

Data Tsunami<p>Our internet-connected devices could be impeding climate change efforts, according to an update to a 2016 peer-reviewed study on power …

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

Your Creative Calendar: 68 Things To Do, See, And Hear This November

Get ready for the return of Bad Moms, Taylor Swift, and Spike Lee’s TV series debut with your Creative Calendar for November.<p>The only thing more depressing than losing post-5 p.m. sunsets for months on end is the tone of some movies released during those months. That’s right: The first weekend in …

A cheat sheet to the investigation that cost Rep. Tom Marino the nomination to be drug czar

Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) has withdrawn his nomination to be President Trump's drug czar after an investigation by The Washington Post and "60 Minutes” detailed his years-long efforts to pass a law that critics say allowed the drug industry to profit off people addicted to opioids.<p>This is the second …

The Cryptocurrency Gold Rush

This really does change everything<p>(<i>Note: I recently started doing a weekly Tech email for Flipboard, which comes out Saturdays. Here’s this week’s</i> …

Forget killer robots — bias is the real AI danger

"The real safety question, if you want to call it that, is that if we give these systems biased data, they will be biased," Giannandrea said before a recent Google conference on the relationship between humans and AI systems.<p>The problem of bias in machine learning is likely to become more …

Machine Learning

Freeze-Frame Moment

After the ceremony, the formal photos, the cocktail hour and the catered dinner, there’s nothing quite like the magic of good drinks, great tunes and …

Canon EOS

From Island to Island: Self-Reflection on a River in France - Photographs and text by Maitetxu Etcheverria | LensCulture

A few kilometers from Bordeaux, France, the Gironde estuary harbors a string of islands where the river and its tides punctuate the lives of men. Yet three years ago, the island of Trompeloup, near the town of Pauillac, disappeared. I have been familiar with this territory for many years, but it …

So You’re New to Flipboard? Here’s What You Need to Know

Ah, Flipboard. So much information to read. So many topics to explore. Flipping through beautiful magazines, you’re thinking, “I could never do that.” Well, wrong. With all the tools Flipboard provides, even beginners don’t have to look like newbies. Here are some ways to ensure your Flipboard …

Social Media

Global Warming Is Turning Antarctica Green, Study Says

Parts of Antarctica are starting to see more greenery as temperatures rise, a new study says.<p>“We identified significant changepoints in all sites and …

Photography Gear: Why You Need HDMI Output in Cameras

Why You Need an HDMI Output in Cameras<p>Rating:<p>5.00 based on 1 Rating<p>May 18, 2017 By Jonathan Ma<p>Why You Need an HDMI Output in Cameras www.sleeklens.com<p>…

15 Helpful Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Everyone loves shooting landscape …

Landscape Photography

Associated Press News

The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it | Clive Hamilton

We continue to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy<p>After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene. The change has come upon us with …

Climate Change

Three Myths About the Brain (That Deserve to Die)

Pity the poor human brain. People have misunderstood it for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians thought it was a useless organ and tugged it out of dead pharaohs through the nose. Aristotle thought the brain was a cooling unit for the heart. Philosophers in the Middle Ages believed that certain …

Amygdala

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Critical Thinking

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans are strange, complicated creatures. Understand them a little better with these talks.<p>Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with sometimes, but it also makes us totally fascinating.<p>All our quirks …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

There’s another story to tell about climate change. And it starts with water | Judith D Schwartz

In this time of reckless US action, it’s crucial to shift the narrative beyond despair over fossil fuels and look at water as a primary tool of climate control<p>It’s easy for all concerned about air, water and nature to descend into despair as we watch brazen rollbacks of environmental legislation in …

Check out this glorious map of lightning striking around the globe

When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched its newest weather satellite back in November, the agency touted the …

Revolutionary Power Plant Captures All Its Carbon Emissions, At No Extra Cost

<i>Green Gas: the Allam Cycle technology promises a future of emissions-free fossil fuels.</i><p><b>GROWING UP IN ENGLAND</b> after World War II, “all the youngsters like me were obsessed with aircraft,” says Rodney Allam. “I had a picture on my wall of Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, …

Carbon Dioxide

This Valentine's Day, Elon Musk wants you to know that machines will take over the world and make you obsolete

But the best solution might be a social change—not a technical one<p>Apparently "Battlestar Galactica" had it right all along. Technology mogul Elon Musk says the way to deal with advancing artificial intelligence is to merge with machines—or risk being made redundant.<p>At the 2017 World Government …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Have Detected a Habitable Zone in One of Our Nearest Solar Systems

Eek.<p>An exoplanet with the prime conditions for life could be located just 14 light-years away, scientists report, in one of the closest neighbouring …

12 Simple But Impactful Tips for New Photographers

So, you finally jumped into photography? Good for you!As you’ll surely find as you get more and more involved in photography, it’s a fun hobby and …

Landscape Photography