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Alien colour chart could trace extraterrestrial life

An 'alien' colour chart has been devised by astronomers and biologists to help them spot extraterrestrial life<p>An alien colour chart has been devised by astronomers and biologists to help them recognise extraterrestrial life.<p>The colours represent 137 chemical fingerprints of different types of …

Russians march to mourn slain leader

MOSCOW — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans.<p>The marchers occasionally broke into chants of “Russia …

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Banksy beautifies Gaza by reminding us of its devastation

Thanks to the elusive street artist, the world is once again looking at the carnage of Israel’s 50-day offensive<p>Whenever a new piece by graffiti artist Banksy shows up in the world, people take notice.<p>Now, thanks to Banksy, the world is once again looking squarely at Gaza after what feels like the …

APOD: Lenticular Cloud, Moon, Mars, Venus (2015 Mar 02) Image Credit & Copyright: Nuno Serrão http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150302.html Explanation: It is not every day that such an interesting cloud photobombs your image. The original plan was to photograph a rare angular conjunction of Mars and Venus that occurred a week and a half ago, with the added bonus of a crescent Moon and the International Space Station (ISS) both passing nearby. Unfortunately, on Madeira Island, Portugal, this event was clouded out. During the next day, however, a spectacular lenticular cloud appeared before sunset, so the industrious astrophotographer quickly formulated a new plan. A close look at the resulting image reveals the Moon visible toward the left of the frame, while underneath, near the bottom, are the famous planets with Venus being the brighter. It was the unexpected lenticular cloud, though, perhaps looking like some sort of futuristic spaceship, that stole the show. The setting Sun illuminated the stationary cloud (and everything else) from the bottom, setting up an intricate pattern of shadows, layers, and brightly illuminated regions, all seen evolving in a corresponding video. Mars and Venus will next appear this close on the sky in late August, but whether any place on Earth will catch them behind such a photogenic cloud is unknown. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150302 #APOD

New Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

Swedish-born photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is an undisputed master at photo manipulation, as can be seen from his mind-boggling depictions of everyday scenes with major twists. Part surreal wonders, part mind-boggling optical illusions, the Berlin-based artist's images depict impossible …

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Don’t Do As the Romans Did…

It's not just the Islamic State. Obama must wage a two-front war for civilization, just like Ancient Rome.<p>For many years, the world’s greatest power faced two grave external threats: from irregular groups of non-state actors and from large, newly empowered, rising states that wanted to displace it. …

The Honest Modern Warfare Trailer, Now With More Underage Racists

I've been waiting for Smosh to do an Honest Game Trailer for <i>Call of Duty</i>'s <i>Modern Warfare</i> trilogy, and they do not disappoint. <i>"Suit up for the least</i> …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

Five insights challenging science's unshakable 'truths'

<b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, this is a gross oversimplification. We have each inherited a particular set of genes, but the outcome of that inheritance is not fixed. Our environment, diet and …