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Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques

Baby Photography Tips<p>Babies are unpredictable so therefore tears and tantrums are to be expected. Don’t be afraid to keep the camera shooting rather …

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player review

With its 'quartz' design, Sony's new Blu-ray is too good-looking to be hidden under your TV<p>Ten years ago Sony launched the world’s first consumer Blu-ray machine – which nobody bought. That’s because it cost £3,000, was available only in Japan, and no movies yet existed in Blu-ray form.<p>It took a …

Tips for Better Landscape Photography

The problem with most landscape photography is that not enough preparation is put into setting up the shot before it is taken. These tips are meant …

Landscape Photography

Travel Photography ~ Think Outside The Postcard When Photographing Famous Landmarks

How many of you have found yourselves in front of an iconic landmark and felt discouraged because every possible shot had already been made by …

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

The horse meat scandal: has anything changed yet?

The upside of the horsemeat scandal was that mass-produced meat was going to get better, remember? The chains that had been sourcing their "beef" …

What’s special about the shape of a Nautilus shell?

The early mathematician Fibonacci introduced Arabic numerals to the West. He also discovered a number sequence that’s in everything from daisies to …

Super-Fast New Telescope Solves Star Birth Mystery

ALMA is the best way to see these births in super-fertile galaxies, which helps scientists understand how galaxies form.<p>Birth is messy, for stars as for anything else, and it can be hard for astronomers to see through the dirt and crud. This is especially true in distant, very old galaxies, which …

Vancouver: the world's best city?

Known for its fish and chips, Go Fish looks like a simple seaside shack. But it is worlds away from the great British chippy. For a start, my order is for a seared tuna and scallop sandwich, with avocado, roasted red peppers, organic greens and ponzu glaze. And instead of looking at the English …

Short Sharp Science: World's biggest telescope gets green light

<i>Rebecca Summers, contributor</i><p><i>(Image: TMT Observatory Corporation)</i><p>The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) - due to be the world's widest eye on space - has …

These "Magic Words" Will Save You Big

Here at Budget Travel we speak fluent French, Italian, Spanish, and other languages. But we've also mastered the phrases that can score you a deep …

Slickdeals' best in tech for April 10th: Canon PIXMA PRO-100 and 65-inch Samsung HDTV

<i>Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll want to act fast, though, as many of these offerings won't stick around long.</i><p>If you're looking to …

Google Glasses Arriving With Explorers Within The Next Month

Google has revealed today that it hopes to have its new Google Glasses eyewear in the hands of developers within the next month.<p>The news of the …

New Timelapse Video: Comet Dances with Auroras

Changing Planet<p>An amazing astronomy video is making the rounds on the web this week showing comet PanSTARRS joined by a magnificent display of northern lights. Veteran astrophotographer Babak Tafreshi has trained his camera lens on a unique convergence of two cosmic events: the display of the icy …

New Research: Marine Reserves Can Stoke Local Economies

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Pierre-Yves Cousteau comes face to face with a dusky grouper in Cabrera Archipelago National Park (Parque Nacional del Archipielago de Cabrera) in Spain. Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic<p>On April 3, 2013, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala and a team of …

Watch Comet Glide by Galaxy this Week

Changing Planet<p>Over the course of the next few nights this week two cosmic superstars will appear to glide by each other in our Earthly skies. Skywatchers are reporting already seeing comet Pan-STARRS approaching the iconic Andromeda Galaxy (M31). The two objects will appear to be at their closest …

The Continental Divide Trail: Hiking the Spine of the United States

Have you ever considered quitting your job and hitting the trail for something like, say, 3,100 miles? Sounds like a pretty extreme backpacking trip, huh? My coworker, Peter Sustr, just left Outdoor Industry Association to tackle the Continental Divide Trail, a fabled route that follows the spine …

Follow the Curious Traveler’s Road to Wellness

<b>Curiosity.</b> It’s why the first explorers set sail, why people built rockets to the moon, and what moves each and every one of us to travel.<p>That’s why we’re sending our <b>Curious Traveler</b>, Shannon Switzer, on a quest to uncover off-the-beaten-path places and experiences that rejuvenate mind, body, and …

Fact Checking 6 Persistent Science Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories that are easily debunked by science still persist.<p><b>Conspiracy theories are as American as apple pie. A national poll released this week by Public Policy Polling (PPP) found that some popular conspiracy theories in the United States have persisted for years, like the belief that a</b> …

Shedd Aquarium’s Queen Conch Study—A Holistic Approach to Counting an Endangered Marine Invertebrate

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>This, my second article highlighting current field research initiatives of Chicago’s</b> <b>Shedd Aquarium</b><b>, is a look at one of the two most important fisheries in the Bahamian Archipelago—and efforts to address the decline of a shellfish population that has been harvested since</b> …

Four Two-Headed Creatures Defy the Odds

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>We recently covered a two-headed bull shark fetus that was found by a fisherman and described by scientists in a journal. That story got more than ninety comments and more than four thousand Facebook likes, and it got us thinking about what other two-headed creatures might …

Did the Real T. Rex Resemble the One in Jurassic Park?

Scientists know much more about Tyrannosaurus rex than they did 20 years ago.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series-stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>No dinosaur is more cherished than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Cretaceous king of the tyrants epitomizes the size, ferocity, and bizarre nature of dinosaurs</b> …

Most Distant Supernova May Shed Light on Dark Energy

UDS10Wil is ten billion light-years from Earth.<p><b>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spied a supernova ten billion light-years from Earth—the most distant stellar explosion of its kind ever detected, a new study says. (See "Biggest Star Explosion Seen; Was Rare, 'Clean' Death.")</b><p>The faint, near-infrared …

Geography in the News: Maple Syrup Time

Changing Planet<p><b>SUGAR TIME IN NEW ENGLAND</b><p>Sugar maple are tapped in New England and 2013 may be a better year for the maple syrup industry after several declining years.<p>Maple syrup, that sweet sticky syrup that makes mere pancakes incredibly delicious, is threatened by warming trends in the …