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Electron Microscope Shows How Vinyl LP's Are Played

Have you ever wondered how a vinyl player actually plays a record? How Elvis' crooning voice can slip from a vinyl right into your ears like he's …

Richard Prince Selling Other People’s Instagram Shots Without Permission for $100K

Artist Richard Prince is notorious in the art world for taking other people’s work, “appropriating” them as his own with various changes, and then …

How To Build Your Own Particle Detector

Watch particles zip through your living room<p>Machines designed to reveal subatomic particles operate on huge scales. Detectors at the Large Hadron Collider weigh thousands of tons, contain millions of sensors, and record particles moving at close to the speed of light. But they don’t have to be so …

Curious How Much Changes When A Film Is Processed? Here’s Your Answer

Many beginning filmmakers–or even those who just like to document their dogs doing silly things via their phones–are often disappointed to see that …

United front: breasts without the airbrush

The shocking thing about Laura Dodsworth’s pictures of 100 women’s breasts isn’t the flesh on show, or the many shapes and sizes, but the realisation that images of unairbrushed, non-uniform breasts seem to be so rare. “We see images of breasts everywhere,” says the 41-year-old photographer, “but …

Behind the scenes of Hollywood with Bob Willoughby - in pictures

Bob Willoughby was the first photographer to bring a documentary style to snapping Hollywood. Working for Warner Brothers from the early 1950s, he had access to the greatest stars of the day, from James Dean to Audrey Hepburn. His candid portraits of the greats of film and jazz are on show at …

Powerful Photo Series Documents the Final Generation of Foot Binding in China

For <i>Living History</i>, photographer Jo Farrell paints a stark yet complex portrait of China’s now-illegal practice of foot binding. Fueled by her desire …

Mirrored Suitcase Reflects Captivating City Scenes

Photographer Rui Calada Bastos used a mirrored suitcase as the main focus to develop this engaging series, entitled <i>The Mirror Suitcase Man</i>, where images overlap in complex arrangements. Using light and reflections, Calada Bastos captured moments in which a man carries a suitcase across a fragmented …

Tutorial: Easily Focus-Stack Using a Photoshop Feature You Probably Didn’t Know About

Focus stacking is a fairly common technique used in the world of macro photography, but the process of focus stacking isn’t always a straightforward …

Choupette Lagerfeld: possibly the world's most pampered pet

With her round-the-clock staff, her faddy diet and her vast Twitter following, Choupette Lagerfeld is the ultimate in fashion fluff, and the first of a new breed of celebrity pets<p>Choupette Lagerfeld weighs 7lb 11½oz, measures 10in to the shoulder, has fur the colour of baked Alaska and eyes of such …

Women Will Want to Have Sex With You if You Wear This Color

Why do we care about the way we look and the things we wear? Self-confidence? A little. Reflection of our inner selves? Also, a little. Let’s be real—a lot of this "getting dressed" business is about making women look at us long enough to engage them in conversation. Hopefully, should we turn out …

The Best Food In Each Color Group

What are we doing wrong? As a dietitian at one of the nation's premier medical institutions, I see patients from all walks of life, and their reasons for being overweight, obese - and often times sick - are complex. However, the majority of the people I see follow one major trend: Their diet is a …

High Speed Photographs Capture Bullets Bursting Colorful Water Plumes

Apparently, shooting pellets at water droplets is a surefire way to make aquatic forms that look like alien flora.<p><i>Images via, via</i><p>The rare moments before and after a water droplet forms have been the subject of artistic curiosity countless times, from the Joachim Sauter's bronze droplet kinetic …

A word 3½ hours long

If you’d asked me as a child how long it would take to speak the longest word in the English language, I’d have guessed a couple of seconds.</i> …

How the World’s Armies Feed their Soldiers in the Field

In a fascinating photo series for the Guardian, photographer Sarah Lee took photos of army ration packs around the world. The differences between the …

Miniature Sushi Made with a Single Grain of Rice

It started as a joke with a customer over a decade ago. Chef Hironori Ikeno thought it would be funny to serve one of his regulars a miniature plate …

Master Photographers by Pat Booth

On my desk was a fascinating volume, <i>Master Photographers</i>, edited by Pat Booth. Booth, a talented artist who found fame thrice-over as a model, …

Lives and Lenses They Touched

We live in the age of compulsive looking; photographs are everywhere, some iconic, many others mundane. Whether they be tweeted from idyllic beaches, …

Erwin Blumenfeld

Excepted from <i>The Economist</i>, Nov 9th 2013:<p>Erwin Blumenfeld arrived in New York in 1941 with a suitcase, little English and no professional training as …

Same Color Optical Illusion

How are all of you doing out there today? I’m back with a <b>new optical illusion</b> for all of you today, but I have to admit that I’m a little bit …

Fighter Pilot Takes Truly Epic Selfie While Firing an Air-to-Air Missile in Training

We’re fully aware that the term ‘epic’ is overused to the point where it means almost nothing. But in this case, we can’t help ourselves… because if …

Case Study: Why This Photograph "Works"

Today we are going to do something a little different. Lightstalking has many many great articles advising you about both composition and learning …

The portrait that helped win an election - a picture from the past

This Man's Stunning Photographs of His Daughter Left Us Speechless

Artists around the world have long been inspired by the works of Old Masters like Rembrandt, Raphael and Vermeer. Emulating their style has never …