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The US military wants brain implants to treat combat trauma

For soldiers coping with brain injuries and post-traumatic stress, coming home may be tougher than the actual fighting; their conditions can last a lifetime. Long-term relief may be on the horizon for US veterans, though. DARPA is supporting the White House's brain mapping initiative by funding the …

North Korea publicly executes 80, some for videos or Bibles, report says

As many as 80 people were publicly executed in North Korea earlier this month, some for offenses as minor as watching South Korean movies or possessing a Bible.<p>South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reported that the so-called criminals were put to death in seven cities across North Korea on Nov. 3, …

How to Take Better Landscape Photos

Taking great landscape pictures can seem so easy compared to shooting action photography or taking pictures of children or animals. However, any …

How to Take Amazing Flower Photos

Flowers are one of my favorite photography subjects. They can’t complain if the photo doesn’t come out right. Flowers also look very different when …

Waste Some Time With These 34 Great Photography Links

Join us as we check out this weeks list of epic photography links, curated by Toad Hollow Photography. This edition features a pair of tutorials, an …

5 Tips For Photographing Moving Water

All of us have seen those amazing, silky, cotton candy seaside scenes or milky, white waterfalls falling down a rock face. They all look so …

Landscape Photography

Stopping Time: How to Create Powerful Photography

In the digital age, anyone with a smartphone or a mediocre DSLR can take a decent picture—even striking images with lovely composition, content, and …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

Croatia Travel: Explore Magical Cities, Islands and Fishing Ports

Today, Croatia is pulling out all the stops. Trees froth with blossom, fields are speckled gold with wildflowers, and there's the scent of summer in the air. The temperature is 68 F. Perfect for boat trips, islands and exploring fishing ports.<p>By Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p>Photo by …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

A brief, complete history of the gummi bear

Hans Riegel, chief executive of the German confectionary company Haribo, died of heart failure today at the age of 90 in Bonn, according to a statement from the company. Riegel, along with his brother Paul, built the small candy company founded by their father—also named Hans—in 1920 into a global …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

Bioethicists Give Hollywood's Films A Reality Check

A life-threatening pandemic occurs. You're a doctor in the ER and can save a 9-year-old or a 63-year-old doctor. Whom do you choose? How do you choose?<p>Questions like that can crop up in real life and also on the silver screen. So how good a job do filmmakers do at portraying these moral dilemmas? …

Women in science: 'My job at Mozilla wouldn't have existed seven years ago'

Mozilla, the company that created Firefox, the web browser to rival Internet Explorer, has this year launched its first ever science programme. On Ada Lovelace Day, Barbara Kasumu catches up with Kaitlin Thaney, the young woman leading it.<p>If you thought Mozilla was only about the Firefox web …

What If Science Fiction Were Boringly Real?

The more scientifically accurate the story is, the less fun the fiction.<p>Gigantic beasts are attacking Earth's cities. Gigantic robots are designed to combat them. The design is rejected in favor of air strikes.— Hard Sci-Fi Movies (@HardSciFiMovies) October 8, 2013<p>Science fiction is a great genre, …

Science Fiction Movies

Are Iran's Centrifuges Just Few Turns From A Nuclear Bomb?

Tuesday in Geneva, negotiators from six nations will sit down to talks with Iran over that country's nuclear program. At the heart of the negotiations are Iran's centrifuges: machines that can be used to enrich uranium for use in nuclear power plants, or for use in a bomb. This double role of …

A behind-the-scenes look at the UN's landmark climate change report

The conclusions of the UN's most recent climate change report are frightening and definitive: it is "extremely likely," the 2,219 page report warns, that global warming is indeed manmade. But the process of arriving at those conclusions was far from clearcut. In fact, the high-pressure process …