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Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Karen Gillan on 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Sequel: 'I Shaved Half My Head This Time'

“We’re going to start to see how much pain her father actually caused her,” actress says of Nebula<p>Scottish actress Karen Gillan is making her feature …

A Mother And Child's Perspective Uses Disposable Cameras to Tell Stories

Photography has a lot to do with the photographer’s control to achieve results which have been planned and visualized beforehand. However, the …

Hillary Treats Herself to a Post-Election Round of Power Dining

Immediately following the election in November, <b>Hilary Clinton</b> disappeared from the spotlight for a few weeks. But now, after logging some quality time hiking around the hills of Chappaqua, NY, the former Secretary of State is back on the scene, attending a string of fabulous dinners and events in …

9 Biscuit Recipes for Better Mornings

Nail your biscuit basics and make towering breakfast sandwiches<p>Comforting, warm, and oh-so buttery, homemade biscuits are hard not to love. And while …

Oscar-contending anime, Your Name, coming to North American theaters in April

Both English sub and dubbed-versions available<p>Funimation is bringing <i>Your Name</i>, one of Japan’s most successful, feature-length anime films to North American theaters in April.<p>The company announced it picked up the distribution rights in a press release today, adding the film would be available to …

Anime

Watching a Computer Identify Objects in a Movie Trailer Is Entertaining as Hell

If a movie trailer distills a 2-hour film into its 3-minute essentials, what would it look like to distill movie trailer? Strangely, it would look a …

Movies

The most - and least - powerful passports in the world

German travellers hold the world’s strongest passport and can visit the most countries without needing to apply for a visa, according to a …

Central Asia

How to Create a Strong Focal Point and Manage Attention Inside Your Photos

Focal point is a term that photographers and photography blogs throw around continually. “Create a focal point,” it’s said, “it should be the first …

10 Famous Musicals That Won the Oscar For Best Picture

With all the hype surrounding <b>La La Land</b> this year, it seems like musicals are making a big comeback. While the film has certainly gained a lot of praise from critics this award season, most fans would be surprised to know that only 10 musicals have taken home best picture at the Academy Awards. The …

West Side Story

6 Ridiculously Italian Things You Need To Do At Least Once

Oh, Italy — the birthplace of delicious, guilt-inducing carbs and sculpted naked statues. You simply can’t visit the boot-shaped country without …

Landscape Photography Primer: Getting Sharp Images With Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Distance

When you gaze upon a landscape with your own eyes, you see the entire scene in sharp focus. Recreating that focus in the images you make of the …

Here’s a Map of Every Country Where You Shouldn’t Drink the Tap Water

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Travel + Leisure<i>.</i><p>It’s something we seldom remember until it’s too late—where it’s definitely not a good idea to …

The Price Event Horizon

Last July and September I made two loudspeaker-related road trips: first to Rockport Technologies, in Maine, to audition their new Lyra; and then to …

A Photographer Walked on the World's Oldest Lake to Capture Spectacular Images

These pictures of Lake Baikal are so beautiful they'll have you second guessing if they're actually real.<p>Located in Siberia, Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world – it's 25 million years old and 5,577 feet deep to be exact. It's beauty was unknown to us all until Russian …

Photography

One of the Oldest Questions in Biology Is Finally at Its End: Why Do Organisms Reproduce Sexually?

Biologists have been speculating on the reason why such a complicated process for reproduction, sex, became the most common mode for advanced …

3 facts about histogram you may not have known

If you’re not sure whether you’ve achieved good exposure, using a histogram is the best way to check it. But there are some misconceptions about …

12 Incredible Hostels Every Traveler Should Visit In A Lifetime

These places are destinations all on their own.<p>You travel on a budget, but you’ve abandoned grimy, noisy hostels for the cheapest of Airbnb stays. Or maybe you’ve always assumed hostels are dark, sad places packed with sweaty backpackers, and skip them altogether.<p>You shouldn’t.<p>From tree houses to …

In Honor of Her 95th Birthday, 15 of Betty White's Best (and Funniest!) Quotes

Betty White is one of the most universally beloved celebrities out there. How beloved? Well, in the waning days of 2016, a few weeks before her 95th …

Thomas Leuthard Uses the #KodakEktra for Street Photography

Street Photographer Thomas Leuthard recently collaborated with Kodak on a special video using the Kodak Ektra–the company’s newest smartphone they’re …

9 spots in Singapore to frequent if you want to be a true local

A trip to Singapore typically includes the latest tourist attractions such as the infinity pool on top of Marina Bay Sands, man-made Gardens by the …

The Limits of Sugar Guidelines

Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption?<p>A firestorm recently erupted over a paper in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> that found official advice limiting sugar in diets to be based on “low” or “very low” quality evidence. Because a food-industry group had …

Diabetes

2016 Camera of the Year: Fujifilm X-Pro2

A single criterion guides Pop Photo’s choice of Camera of the Year: It must be the model that best refined or redefined photography in the past 12 …

Japanese satellite may have spotted largest ever gravity wave on Venus

Believed to have been created by the planet's huge mountains and quick winds, the 10,000-kilometer-long gravity wave would be far larger than …

Partition Pete Breaks Ramen Protocol at Ichiran in Brooklyn

A meal at <b>Ichiran</b>— the popular ramen chain from Japan that recently opened its first ever U.S. location — is filled with a boggling number of decisions, according to Pete Wells. For the <i>Times</i> critic however, those questions are easy to answer after a few visits. Sit in a private booth over a table, …

Your Name Is The Highest Grossing Anime Worldwide, And It Deserves To Be

There is a new anime box office champ. It’s <i>Your Name</i>, one of the best animated films I’ve ever seen.<p>As <i>Comicbook.com</i> points out, <i>Your Name</i> is now the …

The Universal Hunt for Meaning: 11 Memoirs to Read Now

It’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes a memoir great.<p>Having read my share of (non-celebrity) memoirs over the years, as well as written one …

The Paradox of Instagram

Without a doubt, Instagram is one of the most exciting social media platforms anywhere. It is now ranked the number two most active social media …

Social Media