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How To Give Your Photos That Cinematic-Effect In Photoshop.

Many aspiring photographers try to achieve that cinematic look, but they can’t quite get it. I hope to change that, since the process isn’t that …

Meet the Man Who Shoots Diplo, Skrillex, Deadmau5, Jay Z, Kanye West & More

DJ photographer Danny Mahoney shows off some of his favorite shots<p><b>Danny Mahoney</b> is an incredibly talented Las Vegas-based photographer who shoots …

Our Favorite Photos of the Food We Eat, From Plow to Plate

From sugarcane farmers in Mozambique to fishermen on the Philippines's Sulu Sea, here's a collection of some of the best photographs from our Future of Food series.

Depression doesn’t make you sad all the time

One of the most popular, enduring, and irritating myths about depression is that it means depressed people are sad all the time – and that by extension, people who are happy can’t be experiencing depression, even if they say they are. It is a skewed and horrible version of depression, and it’s one …

The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival

India's giant interplanetary leap to Mars | Environment

The longest journey India has ever undertaken is reaching Mars. After more than 300 days, the country's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is within striking distance of making big global history.<p>On the morning of September 24, the Indian space programme will make its much-awaited tryst with the Earth's …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

The Gravity posters that were too scary to be used

As if Alfonso Cuaron's original <i>Gravity</i> posters weren't nerve-racking enough, io9 has got its hands on some alternate posters that are even scarier. Created by visual effects and concept design firm Framestore, the posters depict <i>Gravity</i> star Sandra Bullock hanging on the edge of oblivion, just like …

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

GetYourGuide Gets $4.5M Series A Expansion, From Ex-Booking.com CEO (& Others), To Help It Scale Globally

Just over a year ago holiday attractions booking startup GetYourGuide closed a $14 million Series A funding round. Today it’s bulked up that round with a further $4.5 million in what it’s describing as strategic expansion funding — owing to two of the new investors the round brings on board.<p>The new …

Insane Illustrations by Jason Heuser

Once in a while we get find an artist that comes up with some AWESOME illustrations just with right amount of insanity. Today, we're featuring the …

15 really useful responsive web design tutorials

Responsive web design is now easier than ever to implement, as there are so many great tools to help you create and test your designs. Here's our …

Web Design

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Mali: jihadist fighters melt away as French begin to regain control

Just two weeks after intervening in Mali, French troops, together with the Malian army, have wrested back control of most of the north of the country from Islamist rebels.<p>At the weekend the French seized back Gao – under jihadist control since last April – securing the airport and the bridge across …

Start Getting Used to the Idea of Eating Really Different Kinds of Bananas

Stalingrad VFX

Russian visual effects company Main Road Post shows how the incredible computer-generated effects for the war drama <i>Stalingrad</i> were composited …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

Norway is digitizing all its books and making them free to read online

The National Library of Norway is digitizing all the books in its collection, processing the text to make it searchable, and making them available to read online.<p>It's similar to the mass digitization efforts in the UK and Finland, but Norway has taken the extra step of making agreements with many …

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

Oh My God, Yes: A Blade Runner Fanzine

Superfans of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner finally have something new to obsess over: a limited-edition zine featuring stunning artwork inspired by the film.<p>Lurking in dystopian corners of the Internet are superfans of Ridley Scott’s <i>Blade Runner.</i> They spread rumors about upcoming sequels and debate …

Daily Inspiration #1622

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Want to See Some Exclusive Stills from a Brony Porn?

Because FilmDrunk is a very important site, we get offered exclusives like premiering the first images from <i>Tasha’s Pony Tales</i>, a full-length adult film from Tasha Reign’s Reign Productions aimed at the Brony crowd (that is, male fans of My Little Pony – yes, that’s a thing). The film also features …

Class Action Law Suit Filed Against 23andMe

That didn’t take long. Quite literally about 5 days from the date of the FDA’s warning letter to 23andMe (11/22 – here) and the filing of a class action law suit in the Southern District Court of California (11/27 – here).<p>While the merits of the legal case are best suited for legal interpretation …

Beautifully Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate <i>X-Ray Portraits</i>. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the …

Art

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

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