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Stock market rout intensifies amid fears central banks are 'out of ammunition'

Japanese shares have fallen 2.3% on Wednesday as the Bank of Japan’s recent decision to force interest rates below zero is seen as having little impact<p>Stock markets in Asia Pacific fell heavily on Wednesday with investors fearing that central bankers were “out of ammunition” and unable to intervene …

Stock Markets

When wedding photographs go wrong - in pictures

Photobombs, animals and unexpected backdrops provide some of the funniest images released by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Joe Milton, the society’s executive director, estimates that last year alone 20,000 entries were submitted for its quarterly competitions to …

Weddings

Only 98 cities instead of 100 announced: All questions answered about the smart cities project

The Centre today announced the names of 98 cities selected for the Modi government's flagship Smart Cities project but Bengaluru and Patna don't …

India

7 Tips to Help When You’re Stuck with Only a Prime Lens

As a photographer you must have flip-flopped back and forth between prime and zoom lenses. “Should I choose a prime today, or a zoom for its …

Landscape Photography

Why South Africa Wasn't Ready to Release Oscar Pistorius

South Africa’s Justice Minister has blocked the release on early parole of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius in a move welcomed by his victim Reeva …

Australian national architecture awards finalists shortlisted – in pictures

The nation’s finest architectural pieces have been shortlisted by a jury and winners of the various categories will be announced in November. Every state and territory is represented by the 61 finalist projects, while projects designed overseas are also in the running. We’ve selected a few of the …

Sauflon Centre of Innovation / Foldes Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The ethereal centre of innovation project, unveiled in Hungary, stands for the mutual inspiration of …

Artworks

The Coolest Collection of Photography Links from Around the Web

With another week passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the very best tutorials, special features, …

Landscape Photography

31 Fascinating Photography Links for Quick Inspiration

As another exciting week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been seeking to find the best photography and articles to share here with …

Landscape Photography

Which One? Sony NEX C3 vs Olympus EP3

The Sony NEX C3 (or NEX-C3 and NEXC3) is a hot new camera; but so is the Olympus EP3 (or E-P3, E P3, EP 3, and EP-3). In the world of mirrorless …

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 …

The Pros and Cons of Using Vintage Lenses Today

It's a fact that many of today's photographers have used a vintage lens at some point in time. Not only is it a cheap alternative to a modern lens, …

Cameras

The 20 Most Controversial Rules in the Grammar World

Writing is not as simple as it may look from the outside. Some people may see sites like Neatorama and think writing is easy and they want to do it, …

Monet Found In German Suitcase Part Of Nazi Loot

A Monet landscape was found in a suitcase owned by late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt. He had the suitcase at the German hospital where he spent his last days. The lost painting is a light-blue landscape similar to Monet’s <i>View at Sainte-Adresse</i>, which dates to 1867. Finding a long lost painting by …

How Will We Design The Offices of the Future?

<i>For many years, the world of office design remained relatively stagnant, with a light, open plan office floor and a generously-sized cubicle about as</i> …

Middle School

Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)

D-School Futures: Pratt's Scott Lundberg on Teaching ID Students 'to Think and Act with Change'

<i>This is the latest installment of D-School Futures, our interview series on the evolution of industrial design education. Today we have answers from</i> …

Hillary Clinton bashes climate change deniers

At the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Clinton did little else to clarify her potential energy policy<p>Hillary Clinton used strong words in her speech at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas on Thursday evening, but did little to illuminate what her energy policy platform might …

The Perfect American designer on Walt Disney and his heart of Glass

The Romanian Australian stage designer Dan Potra has been given the task of bringing the world of Disney to life in a Philip Glass opera<p>• The Perfect American storyboards – in pictures • Full coverage of Brisbane festival 2014<p>It was swimming that brought the stage designer Dan Potra to Australia …

Dyson's First Ever Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Intelligent, powerful and effective—these are the qualities customers look for in a robot vacuum cleaner for it to surpass novelty gadget level. After 16 years (and millions of dollars) spent in research and development, the just-announced Dyson 360 Eye will be finally hitting the market next year …

Robotics

The River Wharfe from Otley Bridge, Yorkshire

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a Micro Four Thirds camera for selfie addicts

Olympus has just announced the PEN E-PL7, the latest of its Micro Four Thirds cameras to pair vintage style with modern specs. Priced at $699 with a 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens, Olympus says this camera has been tailored for selfie shooters who also take their regular photography seriously. It …

Australia: MH370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought

It's another small sliver of information in the expanse of mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>A failed satellite phone call suggests the missing passenger jet may have turned south slightly earlier than previously thought during its enigmatic journey, Australian authorities said …

Stian Korntved Ruud is hand carving a wooden spoon every day for a year

Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud has committed to carving one spoon per day for a year to explore the forms that are possible using different …

Time-Lapse and GPS Data Proves It’s Not Ghosts Moving Death Valley’s Mysterious ‘Sailing Stones’

Since the early 20th century, people have been studying and theorizing how some rather heavy rocks in Death Valley called ‘Sailing Stones’ somehow …

Here's another look at the summer sun and solar flare on Aug. 24, 2014. The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT on Aug. 24. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This flare is classified as an M5 flare. M-class flares are ten times less powerful than the most intense flares, called X-class flares. Image Credit: NASA/SDO #nasa #sun #solarflare #solar #sdo #solardynamics #space

National Geographic Photographer Alex Treadway Shares His Stories of Adventure and World Travel

With an insatiable desire for travel and remote destinations, National Geographic’s Alex Treadway explores the wide and wonderful world with camera …