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How Different Lens Focal Lengths Change the Style and Direction of Portrait Photography

Newcomers to photography may have heard that 50mm or 85mm lenses are the right choice for portraiture. But did you know even as wide as 35mm can be …

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<br>In this helpful career advice piece from …

When good TV goes bad: how Frasier Crane destroyed Cheers

There is barely a sitcom from the past 30 years that doesn’t owe some sort of debt to Cheers. Premiering in 1982 and running for 11 seasons, it invented or perfected many of the genre’s most recognisable conventions. Story arcs. Cold opens. The workplace-as-melting pot format of its titular Boston …

Alan Bean Took a Mind-Expanding Picture of Earth During Apollo 12

Before Alan Bean’s death at age 86 on Saturday, the astronaut blazed a trail for the space travelers that would succeed him. He was one of only …

9 Little Known Facts About STAR WARS’ Most Iconic Ship, the Millennium Falcon

Han Solo‘s faithful flying machine the Millennium Falcon is among the most iconic of cinematic spaceships, but even such a familiar vessel has seen …

The Mystery of the ‘SpaceBees’ Just Got Even Weirder

As the government investigates an unauthorized satellite launch, amateur trackers are watching the skies for clues.<p>“Perfect timing!” Mike Coletta said when he answered the phone. I called him recently to ask about some satellites currently orbiting Earth. Just then, one of them was passing over his …

Space Exploration

4 Camera Settings That EVERY Photographer MUST Understand

If you want to take better photos of landscapes, one of the most important things you can do is learn how to use your camera.<p>But beyond that, having …

6 essential documents for project management success

Here are six key documents that project managers and their teams rely on to successfully guide and execute projects.<p>Careful project planning and …

Hacker Kevin Mitnick shows how to bypass 2FA

A new exploit allows hackers to spoof two-factor authentication requests by sending a user to a fake login page and then stealing the username, password, and session cookie.<p>KnowBe4 Chief Hacking Officer Kevin Mitnick showed the hack in a public video. By convincing a victim to visit a …

Security

Some madman built a Mario Kart clone in pure CSS

Historically, CSS has been used for one thing: decorating webpages. But later versions of the stylesheet language have added extra bells and whistles, allowing developers to do more ambitious (and, dare I say, bonkers) things.<p>Case in point: London-based developer Stephen Cook built a barebones …

Bound for Mars, World's 1st Interplanetary Cubesats Phone Home

Two tiny satellites that just launched on a historic mission to Mars have phoned home for the first time.<p>The Mars Cube One duo, officially known as …

Were You Meant to Be an Astronaut? Try Passing NASA's Project Mercury Intelligence Test

From left: Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, Christopher Craft of the Mercury Operations Division, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter, John …

Wedding Photography is Dead

Professional wedding photography is dead. Change is afoot. I see it all around me. Photographers who once charged £2,000 (~$2,700) for a wedding, now …

The universe is an egg and the moon isn't real: notes from a Flat Earth conference

There was the three-hour presentation which contended that the universe is a giant egg. There was the Manchester musician who posited that the Earth is the shape of a diamond. And another who believes that the moon is a projection.<p>Welcome to the Flat Earth UK Convention, a raucous departure from …

Flat Earth Society

Airline pilot reveals the meanings of 23 code words passengers don't understand

For most of us, flying is often an inherently mysterious activity.<p>To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Patrick Smith gave some …

What it's like to live in Nasa's new spacecraft

Crowded, smelly and seasick – life inside Nasa’s new spacecraft won’t be much fun.<p>In 1959, when Nasa’s original seven astronauts first saw their tiny single-man Mercury space capsule, they weren’t impressed. It appeared to have no windows and few controls – the elite test pilots complained that …

Space Exploration

How to Edit Photos in Lightroom & Photoshop Like a Pro. One Photographer Reveals Her Workflow Secrets

Julia Trotti is a photographer we feature a lot on Shutterbug.com because she always has a great way of explaining how she captures her …

27 Struggles You'll Only Understand If You Were Born Before 1995

It truly was that hard knock life.

The 10 Highest-Paying IT Certifications of 2018

A career in information technology (IT) takes a lot of planning. Choosing from the many available certifications determines which sort of career options are available to you. Whether it's system administration, networking, or security that interests you, you're sure to find plenty of certifications …

Ex-Secret Service agent: Barbara Bush's code name was absolutely perfect

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former first lady Barbara Bush once said, "Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics." On Tuesday night, the ugliness of our current political landscape dissipated for a moment as people reflected on the life of this remarkable woman. We quietly smiled at the pictures flashing …

Government

Southwest Pilot of Flight 1380 Is Navy Veteran Hailed for Her ‘Nerves of Steel’

About 20 minutes after takeoff on Tuesday, Capt. Tammie Jo Shults was steering a Southwest Airlines plane toward cruising altitude, generally considered the safest part of a flight. But then the left engine exploded.<p>The blast hurled debris into the side of the plane. A passenger window shattered. …

Southwest Airlines

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

A heartbreaking detail in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' was just revealed

"The Last Jedi" has been hailed as a masterful, though divisive, new take on the "Star Wars" franchise. Even months later, critics are still finding new ways director Rian Johnson brought thought and care to the beloved characters and their storylines.<p>At the end of "The Last Jedi," Luke Skywalker …

Luke Skywalker

Here's What The Cast Of "The Matrix" Look Like Now

Believe it or not, it's been 19 years.<p><i>Note: Gloria Foster who played the Oracle was not included because she passed away in 2001.</i>

Movies

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

$10 eBay Photo Turns Out to be Picture of Jesse James Worth $2,000,000+

How’s this for a lucky photo find: a 19th-century tintype photo purchased from eBay for just $10 has been identified as an extremely rare portrait of …

Our Top 10 Favorite Classic Cameras: The Best Buys

The 10 classic cameras on this list are all beautiful objects capable of taking superb pictures. They’re also outstanding examples of brilliantly …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Universe

12 Completely Random Facts That Will Make You Say "Ohhh Wow, Didn't Know That"

We could've lived in a world with an animated Harry Potter movie!

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Infographics