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The secrets of people who never get sick

Some lucky folk claim to never get a cold or take days off work. Can we become more like them?<p>Every now and then one pops up at work, down the pub, in the park, outside the school gate, or in your own family’s mythology. The person who claims never to get sick. Colds brush past them without leaving …

Immune System

Germany's post-war justice ministry was infested with Nazis protecting former comrades, study reveals

Germany's post-World War Two justice ministry was infested with ex-Nazis hellbent on protecting their former comrades, according to a new official study released Monday.<p>Fully 77 per cent of senior ministry officials in 1957 were former members of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, a higher proportion even …

World History

New book reveals how presidents get their intel

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p><b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p><b>THE PRESIDENT’S BOOK OF SECRETS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS TO AMERICA’S PRESIDENTS FROM KENNEDY TO</b> …

National Security

White House launches Spotify page with playlists by President Obama

In the ongoing battle among music streaming services to snag high-profile curators,<p>Spotifyhas just announced quite the coup: theWhite House.<p>The world's most popular streaming service revealed on Friday that the world's most powerful man, President<p>Obama, and his administration have launched an …

Playlist

The 199 Most Donald Trump Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said

Would you vote for this man?<p>1. “… don’t let the brevity of these passages prevent you from savoring the profundity of the advice you are about to receive.” (<i>How to Get Rich</i>, 2004)<p>2. “I am a really smart guy.” (<i>TIME</i>, April 14, 2011)<p>3. “I’m intelligent. Some people would say I’m very, very, very …

Donald Trump

11 Big Fat Debut Novels to Keep You Reading All Summer

By Julianna Haubner | Off the Shelf<p>While the classics have always had a reputation for intimidating length (Tolstoy, Dickens, I'm looking at you), we are now living in the era of an entirely new trend: the big, fat, juicy debut novel. Industry insiders (<i>The Daily Beast</i> and <i>Vulture</i> among them) have …

By the numbers: The massive toll of the Animas River spill

<b>(CNN) —</b> The environmental crew had one job: pump out and treat contaminated water at the Gold King Mine in southern Colorado.<p>Instead, when the workers for the Environmental Protection Agency used heavy equipment to enter the defunct mine on August 5, 2015, a leak sprung. A massive one.<p>The EPA has …

Pollution

Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything

<i>Brand-new Late Show host Stephen Colbert comes clean: He loves women. Can't get enough of 'em. Thinks they should be in charge of everything. Hear him out.</i><p>First off, it's an honor to be writing for <i>Glamour</i>, a magazine so sophisticated it has an extra u in the title. All the finest publications do, …

See the Most Dazzling Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower at Bamburgh in Northumberland in August 2015.<br>Peter Greig—REX/Shutterstock

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This Is What Happens When You Blow Soap Bubbles at -9°C (15,8°F)

When the weather forecast announced about the unexpected cold from -9°C to -12°C last week, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly decided to …

Interesting Photo the Day: Amazing Perspective & Perfect Timing

Sometimes perspective can make all the difference, especially when photographing well-known structures like the Eiffel Tower, or in this case, the …

Demonstration

Back to Basics: Panorama Photography Tips for Nature Photographers

Photo by Mike Cavaroc<p>Panoramic images have long been used to capture a wide angle view that the human eye cannot naturally take in all at once. In …

How to Photograph Fireworks

Do you want to know how to photograph fireworks? With New Year’s Eve just days away I thought I’d refresh this article in which I give 10 Fireworks …

Documentary: The Life and Work of Vivian Maier, the Unknown Nanny Photographer

Vivian Maier never saw much recognition for her work. When she passed away four years ago in 2009, her treasure trove of over 150,000 photographs had …

Oscar Gustav Rejlander (1813-1875): The “Father of Art Photography”

Elaborately staged tableaus have become a staple of fine-art photography and something of their own medium — the artistry of a Gary Salter or Annabel …

Vivian Maier - The Secret Nanny Street Photographer: BBC Documentary Part 1

We’ve posted about the remarkable story of Vivian Maier in the past here on dPS. Vivian was a nanny who worked in a number of families – none of …

Street Photography

Northern Lights: Captured in all its Glory with Timelapse Photography

The Northern Lights is a spectacular display of nature that any photographer would pay to see and shoot. From the slower dancing lights, to the …

Northern Lights

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

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Researchers Develop Telescopic Contact Lens, Give Your Eyes 2.8x Optical Zoom

Are you ready for this? An international team of researchers have developed the world’s first telescopic contact lens — a 1.17mm thick pair of …

Meteor shower and dancing planets to grace July night sky

Venus is now an "evening star" setting just after the sun.<p>Summer planets, constellations and a late-month meteor shower should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting.<p>The Delta Aquarid meteor shower graces the night sky at the end of July, and during the month, the …

Astronomy

"Our Landscape: The Trees" photo contest winners announced

Photo: Laurie McCormick<p>June 29, 2013 /Photography News/ We are very pleased to present the finalists in TBM “Our Landscape: The Trees.” Due to the …

On 'Crop Factor': What it Means And How to Apply it to Your Photography

When adapting the lens of one camera system to another, you may not always get the same results. Part of the reason is that your camera system may …