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Understanding All About Vermiculture, Vermicomposting , Composting Worms and Your Garden!

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so’

The visionary historian, author of two dazzling bestsellers on the state of mankind, takes questions from Lucy Prebble, Arianna Huffington, Esther Rantzen and a selection of our readers<p>Last week, on his Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris Evans read out the first page of <i>Sapiens</i>, the book by the Israeli …

Stephen Hawking

Experiment Confirms That Reality Doesn’t Exist If You're Not Looking at It

Anna LeMind, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, a particle’s behavior changes depending on whether there is an …

How Information Theory Unifies Quantum Mechanics

A new framework ties together wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty with bits.<p>Two parallel mysteries of quantum mechanics, so-called wave-particle duality and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, are in reality one and the same. This is according to a new framework developed by physicists …

Quantum Camera Sheds Light on 'Spooky' Physics

In late August, scientists at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna, Austria, used a device called a “Quantum …

Paradoxical Crystal Baffles Physicists

In a deceptively drab black crystal, physicists have stumbled upon a baffling behavior, one that appears to blur the line between the properties of …

Maryn McKenna: What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more?

Ramanan Laxminarayan: The coming crisis in antibiotics

New Particles Found at Large Hadron Collider

Two new particles made of exotic types of quarks have appeared inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland. The particles are …

New Measurements Show that the Unrealest Part of Quantum Physics Is Very Real

Weird times for Schrödinger's cat.<p>Physicists at the University of Queensland in Australia are offering new evidence in support of quantum physics' most understated yet fully unreal reality: the fundamental indeterminateness of the quantum wave function, the mythic math that would seem to imply the …

Extending Einstein's spooky action for use in quantum networks

An international team, including researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, has demonstrated that the 1935 Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) …

Nothing is solid: This is the world of Quantum Physics

Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in …

Mystery Shark Birth: Pup Born in Aquarium With No Fathers Around

Weird Science<p>Scientists believe they have solved the mystery of how a female shark gave birth at a California aquarium even though there were no potential dads around. The baby brownbanded bamboo shark was born in a tank at the Steinhart Aquarium of the California Academy of Sciences in San …

Biology

Where did we come from? Prehistoric fossils may rewrite human evolution

New studies on a curious prehuman species raise doubts about our own ancestry<p>Painting by John Gurche, courtesy of Lee Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand<p>A collection of prehuman skeletons has sparked intrigue and debate in the scientific community, eliciting calls to redraw — or at least …

Study Suggests Gay Thoughts Are "Essential" For Human Evolution

Study Suggests Gay Thoughts Are “Essential” For Human Evolution<p>Researchers at the University of Portsmouth believe that the evolutionary reason for …

Top 10 Ancient Achievements that science can't explain.

Out-of-place artifact (OOPArt) is a term coined by American naturalist and cryptozoologist Ivan T. Sanderson for an object of historical, …

Cave art and harpoon tips show African roots of our creative genius

On the third-floor corridor of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, in a battered metal locker, archaeologist Alison Brooks has filed away two small cardboard boxes. Each contains several toothbrush-sized instruments made of bone. With their delicate serrated blades, these would …

You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

Every year, around about this time, thousands of European robins escape the oncoming harsh Scandinavian winter and head south to the warmer Mediterranean coasts. How they find their way unerringly on this 2,000-mile journey is one of the true wonders of the natural world. For unlike many other …

Dynamic High-Key And Low-Key Portrait Lighting Tutorial

The key to great studio photography is in well-planned and well-executed lighting. It not only creates dynamic portraits, but it can dictate the …

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

08 NATF14 Guest Keynote: "Brains, Data, and Machine Intelligence" - Jeff Hawkins

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Powerful Photographs Show The Daily Life of The Dinka People Of Southern Sudan

This stunning series of images by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher portrays the lives of the Dinka people, who herd cattle in South Sudan.<p>The Dinka …

South Sudan

21 Photographs And Lighting Setups For Every Occasion

It would be very pretentious of me to declare that looking at the photographs and diagrams below will teach you how to light. That said, looking at …

Photography

An End-to-End Guide to Light Boxes for Product Photography

<b>Why Should I Use a Light Box?</b><p>When photographing small to medium products, it is a good idea to use a light box. This will allow you to have complete …

How to Make a Darkroom in Your Bathroom

Despite the current renaissance of film photography, one of the biggest issues facing celluloid fans is getting it processed and printed. Long gone …

How to Photograph Splashing Liquids

Photographing a splash of water can be tricky business. You have to make sure you use just the right amount of light to be able to freeze the water …

My Photo Archiving Find Of A Lifetime

A big thank you to Mosaic for sending us this article! We hope you enjoy this amazing story!<p>One day in the spring of 1975, my phone rang, and that …

How to Master Content Aware Fill

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …