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Is There Anything Better Than Photos of Obama With Babies?

Not really, no.<p>At the end of each year, chief White House photographer Pete Souza does a roundup of his own favorite photographs from the last 12 months. His edit never disappoints. From Jerry Seinfeld knocking on the Oval Office window to Obama playing with a costumed toddler, Souza's intimate and …

The Top Dog Photographer on Instagram

Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York has millions of online followers and two <i>NYTimes</i> bestselling books by capturing people’s portraits and stories …

Photography

Close up and personal: Pedro Jarque Krebs's haunting animal portraits - Telegraph

Before-and-after photos of China's air show just how terrible its air pollution is

China's air is notoriously polluted, full of gray smog that covers the sky.<p>The health problems associated with that pollution are the reason for 1.6 million deaths a year, or about 4,000 people a day.<p>But for a couple of weeks, the sky was bright blue.<p>In honor of a military parade to celebrate the …

Strikingly Raw Silhouettes of Men and Women in the Wild

Self-taught photographer Julie Cherki has a raw talent and keen eye that radiates out of each of her striking portraits. As most artists do, Cherki uses the camera as a means of communication, a tool that connects her “interior space, with the world around [her].” Her photographs often depict men …

Boeing Creates The World's Lightest Metal

Boeing files a lot of patents. From the filing for a force field to protect planes from blasts mid-air in 2012 to a laser-powered fusion engine earlier this year, these are all patents for potential uses of technology that may or may not become a commercial reality.<p>But earlier this week, Boeing …

General Motors

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

University of California

Hackers Use Radio Waves To Trick iOS And Android Into Responding To Voice Commands

An ingenious hack could allow unwanted access to Siri commands by simply sending radio waves to a pair of unshielded iPhone earbuds. While the hack is needlessly complex – the hacker could simply go over and press the headphone button by hand – it is an interesting exploit.<p>Researchers at French …