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Macro monsters: Jumping spiders up close, in pictures

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This Professor Can Teach Anyone Calculus Using These Simple, Beautiful Animations

Calculus: A word that triggers involuntary fear spasms in the best of us. But the days of slogging through tedious textbook derivatives are over, if …

How to Create a Windows To Go USB Drive Without the Enterprise Edition

Microsoft’s Windows To Go feature installs Windows as a live system on a bootable USB drive. It’s officially only for Enterprise editions of Windows, …

Chorizo–Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos

4 Servings<p>Look for Mexican chorizo in your butcher’s case next to the other fresh sausages, and don’t be afraid to include those delicious, crispy bits from the pan.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>lime crema<p>1/3 cup sour cream<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>tacos<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2 Mexican chorizo sausages …

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Venison chilli, with black beans and cocoa, lime quinoa recipe

A variation on the classic, yet more textured and with an interesting, herby flavour from the venison<p><i>Serves 4-6</i><p>4 tbsp (60ml) olive oil<p>2 onions, chopped<p>2 cloves of garlic, chopped<p>2 celery sticks, chopped<p>2 sweet red peppers, chopped<p>1 rounded tsp ground cinnamon<p>1 rounded tsp cumin, chopped<p>1 rounded …

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FaceSubstitute Is The Coolest (And Creepiest) Thing You’ll See This Week

Ready for your semi-regular reminder that technology is freakin’ <i>amazing</i>?<p>FaceSubstitute is a tech demo that lets you use your webcam to try on someone else’s face (god, that was a weird sentence to type), and it’s just as creepy/awesome as it sounds. Want to be Walter White? Sure! Want to be a …

The 20 Best TV Shows Of 2013

England had the Elizabethan one; comics had the 1930s, and television’s golden age is happening right now. The small screen has, many would argue, …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

Can I download video clips from YouTube?

Rick Maybury explains how you can - though it's a legal grey area.<p><i>I am preparing a talk for a small club that I belong to, and it would be greatly enhanced if I could get suitable video clips to add to my still picture slideshow. Is there a way that I can download video clips from YouTube for such</i> …

Window Light Portrait Photography Tips

Have you ever tried to create a lovely portrait but not known how? It’s not a hard thing to create a beautiful portrait. The secret is the lighting. …

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is …

10 Photography Life Hacks to Save Time and Money

If you’re not careful, photography can become a very expensive hobby. There’s always something new to buy. However, many camera accessories on the …

103 Things I’ve Learned About Street Photography

A good photo asks more questions than provides answers 35mm as a focal length is generally ideal for most street photographers. 28mm is too wide …

Basic Skin Smoothing in Photoshop

I’ve always said that the best Photoshop is the Photoshop you never even notice. I encourage my students to get it right in the camera, because my …

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