Gail Storrs

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How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the box—things like …

How to unsend an email

Have you ever clicked "Send" on an email and regretted it a fraction of a second later? Whether you were angry and typed something you shouldn't have, clicked "Reply All" when you wanted "Reply" or just accidentally clicked the "Send" button before the email was finished, your first instinct is to …

2 Huge Benefits of Photographing in RAW

In the days of film, negatives were converted to photographs by 1) using chemical baths for dipping in the dark room or 2) sending to a photo …

10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Draining Your Phone Battery

Some of these might surprise you...<p><b>1) Having your screen brightness up high</b>The more light your phone is emitting, the more battery life it's zapping. Either turn the brightness down in your settings, or switch on 'Auto-Brightness' if your phone has it, it'll naturally adjust your screen brightness …

What If Web Search Results Were Based On Accuracy?

Imagine, for a moment, that every Web search gave only accurate, verified information. Imagine that questions concerning real facts about the real world returned lists of websites ordered by how well those site's facts <i>matched</i> the real world.<p>Search for "Barack Obama's nationality," and websites …

16 Things You Never Knew About 'Pretty Woman'

Psh, you thought you'd heard it all.<p>Well, here we are: <i>Pretty Woman</i>'s turning 25 this month, which is both unbelievable and not terribly shocking when you think about that whole "climb up the tower and rescue me" thing. Here, we've compiled 15 little-known facts to celebrate the movie's silver …

I Love Lucy

5 Lessons Learned Switching from DSLR to Mirrorless for Travel Photography

Two months ago, after shooting for 10 years with Canon, I completely switched to Sony. It surprised some readers of my blog, as well as some fellow …

Spotify must change its free music service, says Universal records

First it was Taylor Swift, now the music label giant Universal is joining the chorus of those who fear Spotify's free music service is damaging the industry<p>A major new row has broken out over the Spotify music streaming service which some musicians accuse of devaluing their product by allowing …

Sam Smith

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

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Shooting Stars eBook by Phil Hart

<b>Photographing the Night Sky</b><p>Shooting Stars has all the basic instructions you’ll need to get started using your camera equipment under the beautiful …