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APOD: 2015 January 10 - The Windmill's Moon

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a …

Striking Portraits Capture Africa’s Final Generation of Scarification

For <i>Hââbré, The Last Generation</i>, Ivory Coast, Abidjan-based photographer Joana Choumali captures some of the final faces marked by scarification, the …

40 free resources every designer should know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Abandoned baby tests international laws of citizenship and parenthood

A 7 month-old boy in Thailand is caught in the middle of an international battle over paternity and citizenship.<p>Australian immigration officials are …

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Indonesian cave paintings redraw pictures of earliest art

A hand painted in an Indonesian cave dating back to at least 39,900 years ago has been discovered, making it among the oldest such images in the …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

19 Foods That Are Better With A Fried Egg On Top

The short answer: everything.

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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The Things You Carry

Not only did you flood our inbox with love letters, sonnets, and odes to your most prized possessions, but you also agreed to send your precious belongings to us to be photographed. Here's the best of the best.<p><b>Vintage Button-Down</b><br>"Technical tees are great and all," says Ben Walker, of Madison, …

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17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

If you're a self-proclaimed bookworm (or a bibliophile in denial), you can probably relate to these 17 problems.

Scientific Studies Explain the Best Ways to Talk to Children

For most adults, talking to kids can be daunting. And not just in the "watch what you say" way but in the "they won't say anything to me" way. …

பசுமை நடை 24 – அரிட்டாபட்டி

அரிட்டாபட்டி. இந்த பெயரை கேட்டவுடனே நிறைய பேருக்கு சமணர் குகைகள் நினைவுக்கு வருவதை தவிர்க்க முடியாது. உபயம் பசுமை நடையும் அதையொட்டிய பதிவுகளும். …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

How to save a water-damaged cell phone

Cell phones and water: Not a good mix. Yet as phones become more and more a part of our everyday lives, it seems like we keep coming up with new and …

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Easy as 1234: the most popular PIN codes revealed

As anyone with more than one bank card will know, remembering a variety of PIN codes can be an impossible task.<p>It should perhaps comes as no surprise, therefore, that the most popular PIN in use has been found to be 1234.<p>While some of us devise crafty combinations of numbers based on our pet’s …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

July 2012 - Photo of the Month Diver surrounded by fish taken by Serge Clasen in Roatan, Honduras with the SeaLife DC1400. Serge writes, "This was a once in a lifetime event at the Hole in the Wall dive site in Roatan, Honduras. A million fish around us and we were in the midst of it. Yet not one little fish ever touched one of us. This is a rare occurance....absolutely amazing." Enter our Photo of the Month contest and win a SeaLife Mini II! http://www.sealife-cameras.com/photo-contest

Winners for the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest are about to be announced on August 1. Here are some of our favorites among the many amazing photos. See more: http://www.slrlounge.com/amazing-national-geographic-traveler-photo-contest-top-picks

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6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

10 Unmissable Bird Photography Tutorials

Birds are one of those perennially popular photography subjects that just about everybody has a crack at shooting at some point or other. The only …

Son of the Tiger Forest

As we trek up a settlement at the foot of <i>Seege Bettain</i> BR Hills, C Made Gowda points to a patch of forest, one of his father’s many ploughing fields. …

Global Warming Wiping Out Seafood

In the news this week, we saw several stories that sketched a grim prognosis for our favorite edible sea creatures. Baby oysters are under immediate threat from the rapidly acidifying oceans, according to <i>Forbes</i>, and in an article from Mother Jones, we learned that warming waters have driven …

How Apple Gets At-Home Workers To Work

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ashley Verrill is a software analyst for Software Advice, as well as the Managing Editor for the Customer Service Investigator blog.</i><p>When a leaked memo broke the news earlier this year that Yahoo was ending its work-from-home program, CEO Marissa Mayer was both lauded and lambasted for …

Are You Guilty of These? Five Hard Photography Habits to Break

Don’t you love new stuff? New clothes, new shoes — and since we’re all photographers here — new gear. Even if you bought it second-hand, it’s still …