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Stephen Hawking’s second Reith Lecture: Annotated transcript

<b>Stephen Hawking, the "world's most famous scientist", is giving this year's BBC Reith Lectures.</b><p>As a guide for the "interested but perplexed", I have added a few notes (in italics below) to the transcript of Prof Hawking's second lecture, in the same way I did last week.<p>You can listen to the lecture …

Physics

The Reason Why Some Men Like Big Boobs, According to Science

Two studies shed light on why only some men are attracted to women with larger breasts.

Science

Incredible Must Watch VFX Reel for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

'Star Wars' has eclipsed the annual GDP of these 10 economies

On Wednesday, after being in theaters for just 20 days, Star Wars surpassed the "Avatar's" $760.50 million record from 2009.<p>That amount is literally greater than the annual gross domestic product of these 10 countries, according to the 2014 figures from the World Bank:<p>The movie also holds the …

Movies

5 of the Greatest Physics Demos From the MythBusters

Yes, this is the final season of the <i>MythBusters</i>. The greatest part of the show is the fact Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman aren't scientists but they …

Watch This Lamborghini Drive Right Through a Flood in San Diego

Silly Lamborghini, you're not a submarine.<p>It's been pretty rainy in San Diego recently. In fact, it's been so rainy, some of the streets have washed out, and there's still a flash flood watch in effect.<p>When you come to a section of the road that's clearly flooded, especially an intersection, the …

San Diego

This Badass Modern Trailer For ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Will Give You Goosebumps

Everyone is losing their minds over <i>The Force Awakens</i>, but it’s good to be reminded once in a while that <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> is still the best <i>Star Wars</i> movie of them all (come at me, <i>A New Hope</i> fans). From the opening scenes on Hoth to the climactic showdown at Cloud City, <i>Empire Strikes Back</i> is as …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Four elements earn permanent seats on the periodic table

The seventh row of the periodic table is officially full.<p>On December 30, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry announced that a …

Which car colors are easiest to maintain?

One of the most common questions we get from our readers is this: What <b>car color</b> is the best when it comes to ease of maintenance? In other words, the …

Portraits of People Holding Photos from Their Awkward Years

Just about everyone has gone through an awkward phase in their life and designer Merilee Allred's <i>Awkward Years Project</i> exposes just how much people can change with time and age. The ongoing portrait series features people holding up a picture of their former selves as kids with braces, questionable …

Hairstyles

Photographer Criticized for Christmas Photo Showing Family Bound and Gagged

Louisiana-based photographer Hannah Hawkes is taking heat this week over a family portrait she shot and shared on her Facebook page. The Christmas …

Portrait Photography Basics

Are you looking for portrait photography tips so that you can improve your picture taking skills?<p>“sssttt….” captured by PictureSocial member Tonny<p>At …

Landscape Photography

How to Use Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to Improve Landscapes

Lightroom’s graduated filter is an extremely powerful tool when used with purpose. For landscape photographers there are several different things …

Landscape Photography

Vintage 1937 Film Perfectly Explains the Secrets of Engine Lubrication

What do ice skating and your engine's oil pump have in common? Even if you already know, you'll find this old educational film delightful.<p>Pretty much every engineering challenge inherent to the internal combustion engine comes down to one simple thing: friction. Countless hours have gone into …

These Are the Keys to Keeping Your Lightroom Installation in Optimum Condition

Lightroom is an amazing app. Capable of cataloguing and editing tens of thousands of RAW images all from the click of a mouse. Despite it’s slick …

Tutorials

Nissan R-32 GT-R Actually Makes 320 Hp, Despite "Gentlemen's Agreement"

We'll keep everything under 300 bhp, they said. We promise, they said.<p><i>Jalopnik</i>'s Doug DeMuro is a proud owner of a Nissan R-32 GT-R, a car that was produced at the beginning of a "gentlemen's agreement" between all Japanese carmakers. This agreement was to limit all production car horsepower to …

How to Sharpen a Really Noisy Image

Noise and sharpening, don't go together well. If you sharpen a noisy image, the noise is sharpened too, making it even noisier. And if you apply …

Tutorials

Noise Stacking – How to Shoot at High ISO Without the Noise

Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity naturally creates noisy images. We all know that. And removing that noise in post-production is difficult and …

Photography

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 1 (Lightroom)

So far you’ve read countless articles on techniques that involve editing portraits, but mostly it involves one or two techniques which makes it hard …

Tutorials

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Here’s a Look at How Much Post-Processing Goes Into a L’Oréal Beauty Commercial

People can get really upset when you start using the P word. Magazine covers, professional portraits and even Instagram posts have been accused of …

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

Tutorials

Building the Right PC for Your (Serious) Photography Needs

First of all, I must say that I am a PC guy. Many photographers choose iMacs over PCs for the “stability” and such, but I haven't seen big difference …

Computer Science

7 photography tips you’ve never heard before

If you’re after photography tips, then Digital Camera World has everything you need. As you know, we’ve built up an extensive archive of photography …

Street Photography

Who Pays Photographers And How Much (Or How Little) They Pay Out

Example of a post on Who Pays Photographers<p>The blog, Who Pays Photographers, has been around for a little while, but a link to the site recently …

Nissan Details its Front-Engine GT-R LM Nismo Prototype Racer

Nissan surprised us all when it debuted not only the new Maxima but also its radical Le Mans prototype during this past weekend’s Super Bowl. Now, the automaker has revealed a few more details on its front-engine, front-wheel-drive GT-R LM Nismo.<p>First, it’s important to clear up what the …

The Importance of Contracts: Wedding Photog in a Dispute Over Album ‘Cover’ Charge

<b>Update</b>: There are new developments in this story. Please see below.<p>There’s a dispute going on over in Texas that shows the importance of getting your …

How to Use Lightroom Brushes to Contour Faces

It's amazing how adding just a little bit of shadows can drastically improve the depth of your photographs. Contouring faces is a little trick that …

Tutorials

The No-Fuss Way to Straighten Your Horizons in Photoshop

No matter what type of photography you create, nothing screams “snapshot” more than an off-kilter horizon. This is especially true for landscape …

Photography