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Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally

OSCAR WILDE SAID ‘We are all in the gutter – but some of us are looking at the stars’.<p>In a time when the world has so many huge issues with society …

Universe

You Can Help Make Maps for Science (No Experience Needed!)

With no scientific training, and no clue about cartography, you can help map stuff for science. Lately the opportunities to lend a lay-hand with research seem to be everywhere, and more and more of them involve a mapping component.<p>This year the results of several citizen-aided science projects hit …

University of Washington

The best beaches for driving

A seaside holiday isn’t complete without a little sand in the tyres.<p><b>A DRIVE TO THE BEACH</b> can be a wonderful thing. A drive <i>on</i> the beach can be a highlight of a traveller’s life. Of course, we’re not talking about drunken spring-breakers in open-top Jeeps on some Florida hotel strip. Instead, we mean …

North Carolina

A Secret Mural in Spain Is Hidden Across 100 Storefronts

It’s like a 100-foot-wide jigsaw puzzle.<p>Anybody who views this grand work of Spanish street art, called <i>100 Persianas,</i> deserves a prize of new sneakers. That’s because doing so requires trekking miles to piece together its various bits, as if trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle that was thrown into a …

Jigsaw Puzzles

These 17 panoramas and GIFs show the first moon landing in unbelievable detail

A few of these images are more famous than others, like the one of Aldrin with Armstrong reflected in his visor, and the one of Aldrin looking at the American flag.<p>But people at NASA and contributors to the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal have painstakingly uploaded every single one of the photos from …

Space Science

Why Doesn't The Signal From Spacecraft Get Lost?

How does radio signals from spacecraft accurately reach Earth, doesn’t collide with objects in space or disperse?<p>Radio signals can and do collide with other objects in space, and definitely do disperse between the spacecraft and the Earth, but they will reach the Earth for two reasons. The first; …

Astronomy

How to Remove Bloatware (Pre-Installed Apps) from Android Device

Learn How to Remove Bloatware (Pre-Installed Apps) from Android Device you can easily make your device bloatware free by just simply removing

7 Free Architectural History Books You Can Download From The Met

<i>MetPublications</i> is a portal to The Met’s online publishing program, containing more than 1,500 books and other publications from the museum from the …

Art

This Biology Book Blew Me Away

Last year Trevor Mundel, who runs our foundation’s global health work, suggested that I read a book called <i>The Vital Question</i>. I had never heard of …

Biology

6 ways to cut back on Android data usage

With a few simple tweaks, you can better manage the amount of mobile data your Android device uses.<p>Whether your wireless plan allows for 2GB or 10GB of data per month, the last thing you want to do is get a message you're about to go over. Take a few minutes to adjust some system settings and …

Apps

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

'A Beautiful Planet': A 3D Film of Earth from Space

The new IMAX documentary "A Beautiful Planet," filmed by astronauts on the International Space Station, illuminates life on the station and the …

A Photographer's Farewell to China

Shooting of the film "Liao Zhong Kai" by Tang Xiao Dan. The film is set in the 1920s. Shanghai, China, 1982.<br>Patrick Zachmann—Magnum Photos<p>1 of …

After Facebook Banned Her Astonishing Birth Image, This Photographer Is Getting the Last Word [NSFW]

"Women are way more than sexual objects, we are amazing creatures that create life."<p>Photographer Morag Hastings shared an image she shot of a mom giving birth standing up in order to send the message that childbirth, in all of its raw glory, is beautiful and not to be hidden. But two weeks after …

10 stunning photos from a pair of photographers who have been married and traveling the world together for 60 years

Roland and Sabrina Michaud have been married since 1958. For 60 years the couple has spent their time together traveling all over the world, including a trip that included driving across Asia for four years straight.<p>While documenting their travels, they also happened to become successful …

The Alien Magic Of The Desert At Night, Lit By A Drone

Drones are transforming landscape photography–and some photographers, such as Reuben Wu, are inventing new ways to use them.<p>Believing that you’ve seen strange lights in the sky in the American Southwest isn’t a particularly unusual experience. But if you think you saw a buzzing, glowing craft over …

3 Important Ways To Edit Color In Lightroom

Being able to adjust color is an important skill which every photographer should know. This article will cover three methods to adjust and sometimes …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Why Math Rocks

Everyone who has kids, or who remembers his/her childhood, will also remember the struggle to understand why math matters.<p>"Who cares about multiplication tables and fractions, triangles and algebra? Why do I need to know these things?"<p>The challenge with math is that if you don't look with the right …

Mathematics

Beautiful Photos of Auroras Shimmering Over Iceland by Stéphane Vetter

French photographer Stephane Vetter is a master of capturing gorgeous photos of landscapes at night. One of his favorite things to shoot are the …

Night and Long Exposure Photography Tips and Techniques

Lightning Photography Tips<p>Lightning is dramatic, extremely fast, a challenge to photograph and potentially dangerous. There are various techniques …

Landscape Photography

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

A Tour of the Hardware Found in Modern Smartphone Cameras

Want to take better photographs using your mobile phone camera? It helps to know what you are working with. I’ll assume you already know the basics …

The Snapshot and What You Missed This Week on Light Stalking

Every day, many topics for discussion and photos are posted on Light Stalking. We also publish a helpful and inspiring article on photography nearly …

Photography