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School of Visual Arts’ YouTube Channel is Full of Amazing Photo Lectures

If you’re always on the lookout for great educational, inspirational, or just plain interesting photography content online, you need to visit the …

Photography

If you think NASA is frustrated with SpaceX, you’re probably right | Ars Technica

SpaceX's plan to fly around the Moon will stress a mutually beneficial relationship.<p>NASA is far from a perfect government agency. As former space …

Space Exploration

Crush summer adventures w/ Colorado Teardrop’s off-road monster camper trailer

If you’re not ready to plunk down a hundred grand or more for a fully self-contained adventure Sprinter, the next best thing is pulling a trailer …

Get your house fully connected with a smart light switch

Out of all the home appliances you'd expect could be smart-ified as part of the connected home, the classic light switch might be last on the list. …

NASA captures Saturn's rings in mind-blowing detail

NASA's Cassini mission sticks its face into Saturn's rings and sends back some luscious close-ups that are out-of-this-world.<p>We've never seen Saturn's rings quite like this before.<p>NASA's Cassini mission is heading toward its grand finale phase. The spacecraft will ultimately end up dying in …

Astronomy

Watch planets orbit a star 129 light-years away

Astronomers captured this 7-year time lapse of planets orbiting a faraway star.<p>The past few years have seen an explosion in the discovery of planets outside our solar system. Astronomers have now confirmed 3,442 exoplanets in the galaxy. And they think there could be 100 billion or more in …

Universe

Why Is It Taking So Long To Figure Out Planet Nine?

<i>We have the mass and orbital parameters of a large planet in the outer solar system. Astronomers don’t seem to care?</i><p>Nothing short of caring deeply can cause astronomers to publish such a burst of papers on an as-yet theoretical planet, too distant to have already been captured by our numerous …

Universe

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

Woodworking

Remi is a smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep

Remi is a smart alarm clock that trains your child how to sleep better. Made by Paris-based startup UrbanHello, Remi’s mission is be a friendly companion for a child that tells your child when it is OK to wake up.<p>The National Sleep Foundation found in a study that two-thirds of children under 10 …

Las Vegas

Mohu's wireless AirWave antenna makes cord-cutting simple

We got a peek at Mohu's wireless TV antenna last night, and this morning the company is releasing a few more details. The AirWave promises free TV "everywhere" across a variety of mobile and connected TV devices, because it catches the OTA signal and turns it into an IPTV stream for its app, sort …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Scented Candles Let You Bring the Smell of National Parks Home With You

Scents have the power to transport us to specific places or times. Some candles can remind you of specific locations, while others can stir up …

Zayn Malik

How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night

GIF<p>It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right …

A Beginner’s Guide to Aperture Priority Mode and Exposure Compensation

One of the difficulties of being a beginning photographer is relying on your camera’s automatic mode to make all the decisions regarding exposure on …

Photography

Spice Up Wine and Cheese Nights

Perfect gifts for the grand gourmand in your life<p>A quiet street corner. Your friend ushers you through an unmarked door. An incredible aroma fills the air.<p>You know foodies—always on the hunt for their next great culinary experience. Sushi burritos by the beach. A taco truck on the far side of town. …

Simple Web Tool Teaches Beginners How to Use Manual Settings on a DSLR

Simon Roberts, a London-based animator and designer, has created a great photography resource for beginners that is both simple and useful. It’s …

Sometimes the World (And Your Photos) Look Better Upside down: Give This Easy Trick a Try

San Francisco-based filmmaker Kevin Wolf is lighting up the Internet because of a simple trick he employed to turn a good photograph into a great …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks

Solar eclipse: The sun is disappearing, and you have only 10 months to prepare

Don't say you weren't warned: Aug. 21, 2017, "may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history," Michael E. Bakich writes in …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Astro Package S20510

<b>Sky Watcher</b>'s <b>Star Adventurer Motorized Mount Astro Package</b> is an easy-to-use equatorial mount that offers accurate tracking capabilities for …

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie recipe that …

Dessert

My new Everyday Carry Backpack, First Tactical 1 Day +

Everyday Carry (EDC) is a thing. Imagine my surprise when I learned that there are many communities around this subject matter. Here I thought I was …

Freebies

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Nikon D750 $600 Off | Is The Sale Signaling Something?

If you’ve been keeping up with our <i>Deal Dash</i> segments of late, you may have noticed that Nikon currently has some instant rebates going for some of …

Cameras

NASA Captures Details of a Rocket Test With Its New Camera

You’ve never truly seen what a rocket plume looks like. They are extremely bright and therefore, have never been photographed properly and unless you …

Outdoor Photographers: Nat Geo Made a Website to Easily Print Detailed Maps for Free

For outdoor and adventure photographers, knowing your terrain and location is essential for a safe journey. With that in mind, National Geographic …

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

A Tent With a View: Meet Yakima’s New Roof Top Option

Coming in the spring of 2017, the new SkyRise roof top tent could set a new standard for comfort and convenience while on the go.

Face-Off: Yellowstone vs. Yosemite

America’s National Park Service is turning 100 this year, which is just one of many reasons to celebrate the epic beauty of two great wilderness …

National Parks

Scientists Now Say Alcohol Is a Direct Cause of Seven Forms of Cancer

Analysis of reviews from several international cancer research bodies has found alcohol to be a direct cause of oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breast cancer.<p>We're all aware of the risks associated with certain day-to-day activities. Walking and attempting to compose …

Cancer