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Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

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Blast from the Past: Photos Captured 125 Years Ago with the Kodak No. 1

It could be argued that consumer photography didn’t begin until 1888, when Eastman Kodak made his Kodak No. 1 (the followup to the Kodak Box) …

Colorado Ski Towns Get Ready For Legal, Recreational Marijuana For The Upcoming Season

Forget the shot-skis, thanks to the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado ski towns are bracing for pot-skis.<p>Ski towns including Aspen, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs and Telluride appear ready to bank on recreational marijuana shops for their 2014 seasons, when adults age 21 and up can …

10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

Zoo Bans Animal Print, Says Animals Are Getting 'Confused'

A UK zoo has banned visitors from wearing animal prints, which "confuse" its animals.<p>If one of the zoo's new "animal print bouncers" catches you in violation, you'll be handed a gray jumpsuit to wear for the duration of your visit.<p>The Chessington World of Adventures instated the new rule today, …

How to cut the Google cord

When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than it was worth, so I switched to another Webmail service. Now the Gmail address is receive-only.<p>Likewise, back in July I tested two free services that …

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The Atlanta Zoo's Baby Panda Cub Just Wants To Say 'Hey!' (PHOTOS)

Why hello there baby panda cub.<p>This little fellow and his twin brother were born at the Atlanta Zoo on July 15 to mother Lun Lun. Newborn pandas are notoriously difficult to care for at birth, and 60 to 70 percent die within their first week. However, both of the zoo's pandas are said to be in good …

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Pentax Unveils the K-50, K-500, and Q7: Two DSLRs and a Baby Mirrorless

Pentax had a big announcement day today, unleashing three new cameras on the world of photography. The K-50 and K-500 are new mid- and entry-level …

May Was A Huge Month For Marijuana Legalization And Virtually Nobody Noticed

May was a huge month for marijuana reform supporters, with a string of significant wins and important milestones as more and more states lean toward a laissez-faire approach to marijuana.<p>First and foremost, the Colorado Legislature successfully navigated its first big regulatory test, inventing the …

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Tips for Using Shadows in Photography

Photographers tend to pay a lot of attention to light. In fact, we often think of light as one of the most important aspects of photography. On the …

Landscape Photography

Traps That Many Aspiring Photographers Get Caught In: Part II

This is a followup to our original post about aspiring photographers getting caught in traps when they’re first starting out. The list of potential …

Bucket List Bars: 10 Must-Visit Bars In America (PHOTOS)

We've all thought about the places that are on our bucket list --those sometimes close-to-home and far-reaching spots around the globe that we want to set our sights on before we die.<p>But what about the more specific destinations on your list, like, say, a bar? Dr Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree have …