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Police: 9 dead in Texas shooting all members of biker gangs

WACO, Texas (AP) — A shootout among rival motorcycle gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine bikers dead and 18 injured, and it sent …

Law Enforcement

5 Unique Photography Apps for iOS and Android You Should be Aware of

Smartphone photography may have its detractors, but its proponents are all that really matter; they keep the mobile phone photography community alive …

iOS7 Battery Saving Tips: Battling iOS7 Battery Drain Problems

The Benefits Shooting Both Film and Digital in Street Photography

<i>This guest blog post is by JT White, a street photographer based in Seoul, Korea.</i><p><b>JT</b>: I get asked a lot about film versus digital.<p>I use both film and …

Continuing from yesterday's Leitz Park Opening Festival, Leica's been busy today as well... Something we've been hearing about for a while - has come to fruition! Many announcements, including the Leica M Edition 100 set as well as a silver M Monochrom option, a "new" Leica M-A analog film camera, a new lens (the Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH), the new Valbray EL1 Chrono watch and more! Read more below for all the details!

Continuing from yesterday's Leitz Park Opening Festival, Leica's been busy today as well... Something we've been hearing about for a while - has come …

Cameras

Pope Francis hits out at 'people who follow Jesus for money'

Pope Francis has condemned "profiteers" and "climbers" who use the Catholic church for financial gain as he embarks on Vatican reforms aimed at promoting greater transparency and doing more to help the needy.<p>"There are climbers in the church. There are a lot of them!" the pope said during a morning …

The Snowden Saga: 10 Key Questions Regarding His National-Security Disclosures

RELATED Snowden Speaks: A Vanity Fair Exclusive<p>In the 10 months since <i>The Guardian</i> and <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> published the first disclosures based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, a vigorous debate about the National Security Agency’s aggressive intelligence-gathering activities has erupted. An …

Detailed Bird Illustrations on Feathers Promote Wildlife Conservation

London-based artist Rebecca Jewell creates beautiful pieces that combine her interests in anthropology, natural history, and art. Her extensive work in Papua New Guinea and then as an artist-in-residence at the British Museum have provided great influences for her many unique works, including …

British Museum

Strong Link Established Between Trust and Intelligence

If you don't trust this study's conclusions, you must not be smart. (Joking.)<p>Conventional wisdom has a few things to say about trusting strangers--all things being equal, it isn't generally considered a wise thing to do. Perhaps surprisingly, then, new research has found a strong link between …

Forget brain workouts—chanting mantras takes half the time and is more effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to delete the 23 brain-improvement apps that I have downloaded on my various i-devices. On my iPhone, I have Lumosity, Fit Brains, N back 2, and …

Meditation

How to Not Try

Trying too hard can be counterproductive and unattractive. Use your brain's cognitive control regions to shut down your brain's cognitive control regions.<p>Trying hasn't gone out of style. It was never in style. Cool is in style, and cool means moving through the world at once effortlessly and …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cocaine

Dizzying photos of Sochi athletes in flight

Olympic photography is a competitive business, especially for the veteran professionals who have to go toe-to-toe with drone cameras, photo agencies installing lightning-speed fiber optic networks at the games, and astronomically expensive and rapidly changing camera technology.<p>As such, …

Photography

How Gadgets Ruin Relationships and Corrupt Emotions

The average teen sends more than 3,000 text messages a month (and that was a few years ago). But here’s the thing: Ten percent of people under the …

Top 13 Exposure Shots of 2013

Photographer Balazs Gardi, who embedded with Red Bull Stratos for nearly a year, took this shot of Felix Baumgartner descending under canopy during the second stratospheric test jump, from 97,145 feet, in July 2012.<p>To capture 2,000 triathletes swimming across Kailua Bay at October’s Ironman World …