Jake Mercier

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The story behind the first Photoshop image

"Jennifer in Paradise" was the software's first color test picture<p>When John Knoll took a photo of his topless girlfriend on a secluded beach in 1987, he didn't expect the picture to be pored over and manipulated by thousands of people. But John's brother Thomas was working on the software that …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

Prince Harry Goes To Chile

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

NASA Mars test a success. Now to master the parachute

Halfway to space in the skies above Hawaii, NASA successfully tested its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, a vehicle equipped with new technology for ferrying heavy payloads to Mars. A massive balloon lifted the saucer-shaped vehicle from a naval base in Kauai at 11:45 a.m. (Pacific) on Saturday …

Tropical Storm Arthur set to become hurricane just in time for July 4

As the United States prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the weather is preparing to supply the fireworks in the form of the first named Atlantic hurricane of the season.<p>Tropical Storm Arthur, carrying winds of 40 mph, was about 95 miles off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Tuesday …

Henry Cavill teases Clark Kent look in 'Batman v Superman' set photo

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive — and a sharp dresser to boot?<p>That looks to be the case for Henry Cavill's updated version of the intrepid Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent in the highly anticipated superhero sequel "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."<p>Fans got their …

India Spent Less Going To Mars Than Hollywood Did Making ‘Gravity’

Almost every day we talk about film budgets and grosses, trading hundred million dollar figures like baseball cards, only occasionally acknowledging that baked into all those costs are infamously shady accounting processes. Just how wasteful is the movie business? The prime minister of India …

Fox Cancels 'Hieroglyph' ... Before It Even Airs

In what might be one of the quickest cancellations ever, Fox is pulling the plug on "Hieroglyph," a drama set in ancient Egypt.<p>According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network decided not to make the series due to "creative reasons." "Hieroglyph" was greenlit just last month by former Fox …