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How I Turned $3,000 Into a Successful Fine Art Photo Business

About a year and half ago, after what seemed like a lifetime of living paycheck-to-paycheck (paying off student loans and other debts) my wife and I …

Amazing

Top 100 Tutorials for Mastering Photoshop

Photoshop is the tool of choice for most professional designers. There may be other powerful editors that offer similar functionality, but none one …

Graphics

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Biology

There's a magically easy way to get more space on your iPhone

Running out of storage is one of the worst things that can happen to your iPhone. And if you have a 16GB model, you probably run into the problem all too often.<p>We've already highlighted several clever ways to recover storage space on your iPhone. But nothing is quite as easy as a trick that's been …

iOS

GIVEAWAY: Enter to win our Ultimate Photography Giveaway - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Camera

You’re never not snapping. You’re the one taking pictures of your delicious food at restaurants, your couple friends smooching, your dog’s adorable …

How art helped me see the beauty in loneliness

Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City explores the connection between isolation and creativity. In this extract she examines its role in the work of Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol and others, and suggests we should all be a little less frightened of being alone…<p>Q&A: neuroscientist John Cacioppo on science of …

Mesmerizing Satellite Photos Show How Much We’ve Changed the Natural World

From the obsidian depths of the cosmos, the planet Earth is but a grain of blue, anchored only by the gravitational pull of the sun and sheltered …

Quirky Illustrations Reveal Why Couples Truly Love Their Partners

Artist Landysh Akhmetzyanova and her colleague Asia (a duo better known as Lingvistov) were chatting in a cafe about past loves when they realized something: most relationships are a series of comically relatable moments. With Valentine's Day on the horizon, Lingvistov was inspired to create 21 …

Relationships

These 10 space images look unbelievable, but are actually real (pictures)

Moon in front of the Earth<p>Space station and space shuttle<p>Jack-o'-lantern sun<p>Alone in space<p>Amazing aurora<p>Earthrise<p>Spot the airplane<p>Death Star near Saturn<p>Space station transits the moon<p>Red Rectangle in space<p>Bonus image: Startling blue in a field of white

WATCH: What Would Happen if You Only Drank Soda?

Even sugar-free won't save you.<p>It's safe to say a lot of people like a lot of soda. Over 1.8 billion bottles of Coca Cola are sold every single day …

China Employs Professional Panda Huggers for $32,000 a Year

Just when we thought that the best job in the world involved cuddling baby goats, we find out that being a "professional panda hugger" is a viable career choice. As of right now, China's Giant Panda Protection and Research Centre has a spot available and the job description states: "Your work has …

Proposed changes to Dutch naturalisation laws in 2016

In 2016 we can expect new amendments to the Dutch Citizenship Act; including a longer waiting period for naturalisation and the end of applications …

Citizenship

This French Street Artist Is Making Boring Buildings Beautiful

The walls you see here could easily be boring slabs of concrete or brick. But in the talented hands of French street artist Julien Malland, the walls …

Cats and Dogs Dressed as People, 100 Years Ago

I never thought I'd publish a photo essay of cute kittens and puppies ... but here it is. I mean, look at them—these amazingly sharp photographs of kittens and pups are a century old, but their humor and appeal is timeless, as the Internet has proven again and again. Photographer Harry Whittier …

The 12 Most Outrageous Science Scandals Of 2015

...in chronological order.<p>For seven years, people have been protesting against the construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, one of indigenous Hawaiians' most sacred sites. But the controversy exploded this April, when dozens of protesters were arrested.<p>The protests …

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

Europe