Rick Porter

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Why Mastering at Least One Emulsion is a Worthwhile Exercise in Film Photography

<i>Given the all the options we have with film photography today, why would it matter to master just one emulsion?</i><p>It took me a little over seven years …

Film Photography

Aretha Franklin's Best Quotes on Life, Love, and Music

The Queen of Soul has never held back.<p>Born in 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, Aretha Franklin found success with the 1961 hit "Won't Be Long," which was …

Music

Aretha Franklin's Life in Photos: From Her Early Years To Her Final Public Performance

Remembering the Queen of Soul.<p>Today, the music world lost an iconic voice. Aretha Franklin passed away this morning, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. She was 76 years old.<p>Franklin was born in 1942 in Memphis but grew up in Detroit, where she began singing gospel at her church. …

Aretha Franklin

In Franklin's anthems, women heard an empowering message

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem's role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that resonated deeply with women by celebrating their strength and individuality — and demanding, well, just a little respect.<p>"I don't …

Aretha Franklin

The baseball world remembered and honored Aretha Franklin after her death

She died Thursday morning at the age of 76.<p>Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul and all around badass who was a level above and beyond every other diva you can think of, died Thursday morning at the age of 76. She had countless signature moments throughout her decades-long career, including some from the …

Aretha Franklin

The singer's singer: musicians pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

Musicians around the world have made emotional tributes to Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul”, who died on Thursday aged 76.<p>Singers including Britney Spears, Adele, Gloria Estefan, Usher, Willie Nelson and Mariah Carey were among whose words confirmed her appeal and influence across …

Music

Producer who worked with Franklin recalls great performances

NEW YORK (AP) — When Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys and other awards shows, worked with the Obama administration on a concert honoring women at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama laid down one rule.<p>"You aren't doing a tribute to women in my house without Aretha Franklin," …

Music

NASA's Hubble Telescope captures 15,000 galaxies in one dazzling image

I honestly almost can't believe this is real and it makes me feel so infinitely small.<p>Look at this. Just <i>look</i> at it. Take your time with it.<p>This image of the cosmos comes courtesy of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, using ultraviolet vision to capture one of the most expansive images of galaxies yet. …

UltraViolet

Feel Bold Enough to Call Black Bus Riders in DC The N-Word? Feel Bold Enough to Get Clocked 

So this is a story about a white woman who thought it was a good idea to call a bus full of passengers “niggers” in Northeast D.C., during Tuesday …

Washington D.C.

Aretha Franklin’s Revolution

The soul singer was an architect of the civil-rights movement as much as a witness to it.<p>If the Great Migration could be condensed into a single personal narrative, it might be Aretha Franklin’s. Born in 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, to a traveling, womanizing preacher and a gospel-singing mother, …

Civil Rights

Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

<b>(CNN) —</b> A one-of-a-kind voice in the musical world is being remembered as a person who's left an unfillable void in the music industry.<p>Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, is being honored by her peers across multiple generations and musical genres as a legend …

Music

NASA identifies 'foreign object debris' spotted by Mars rover

NASA's Curiosity rover team spotted a weird-looking object on Mars this week and worried it might be a piece of spacecraft debris.<p>The rover snapped an image of a thin, light-colored item laying on top of the reddish ground. It stands out from the surrounding surface.<p>Curiosity's Earth handlers …

Mars Rover

Everything you need to know about your iPhone camera’s shutter speed

Your iPhone camera is pretty good at taking photos automatically. You just point it, shoot, and the camera works out all the tricky stuff. But what is actually going on in there? How does it take the light that you see and render it as an image on the screen?<p>In this short series, we’ll look at the …

Mobile Photography

Angry Viewer Tells Topher Grace His 'BlacKkKlansman' Role Will 'Ruin Race Relations'

Spike Lee’s latest joint <i>BlacKkKlansman</i> debuted in theaters over the weekend, and with it, Topher Grace’s starring role as the KKK’s “national …

Seth Meyers

Engineers in the U.K. unveil the world’s first graphene-skinned airplane

Graphene, the versatile miracle material that can be used for everything from creating better speakers for hearing aids to body armor that’s stronger …

Engineering

The Dress Code Is Discrimination? First Grader Denied His First Day of School for Dreadlocks

Imagine this: You escort your son to his first day of first grade, all buttoned up in his brand new uniform and eager to begin the school year, only …

First Day of School

Elephants Have a Secret Weapon Against Cancer

The biggest animals should have the highest risks of developing tumors, but they don’t.<p>In 2012, on a whim, Vincent Lynch decided to search the genome of the African elephant to see if it had extra anti-cancer genes. Cancers happen when cells build up mutations in their DNA that allow them to grow …

Elephants

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

This Trick Will Get Rid of Most Insects Around Your Home

Before you reach for the chemical-laden bug spray and store-bought insect repellents, there’s a natural solution you can try—peppermint.<p>Insects hate …

Cleaning

9 Reasons Why a $300 Nikon D700 from 2008 Is Still a Great Full Frame DSLR for Serious Photographers

Finding an inexpensive full frame camera is difficult these days. And with Nikon set to release a new mirrorless full frame camera this month, things …

Cameras

Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Vaping speeds up the death of lung cells by 50 fold and could trigger lung diseases in later life, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at the University of Birmingham found that the vapour inhaled from e-cigarettes damages immune cells, preventing them from clearing out harmful bacteria.<p>The researchers …

Public Health

100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki in 3 Day Art Show

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The SPOKE ART gallery has curated …

Art

We made a timeline showing the entire history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

It all started with 2008's "Iron Man," but the Marvel Cinematic Universe actually stretches back millions of years.<p>The history includes far more than what we see on the screen. Thankfully, there's plenty of context within the 20 movies so far to give us a sense of just how far back it goes and when …

Marvel Universe

Trump Says White House Is No Place for Lying Lowlife from Reality Show

BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (The Borowitz Report)—Blasting his former colleague Omarosa Manigault, Donald J. Trump said on Monday that “the White House is no place for a lying lowlife from a reality show.”<p>“People were impressed by Omarosa because they saw her on a TV show,” Trump told reporters from his …

Donald Trump

Utah man crashes plane into his own house after assaulting wife, police say

PAYSON, Utah — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said.<p>The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in the home …

Domestic Violence

Michael Caine confirms what really happened at the end of Inception

It's been nearly 10 years since Christopher Nolan's <i>Inception</i> hit theaters, and the debate over the film's ending continues to rage on. Did dream …

Marion Cotillard

Trump snubs John McCain during bill signing intended to honor him

WASHINGTON — Congress wanted to honor the ailing Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. President Donald Trump did not.<p>In extended remarks during a visit to Fort Drum in upstate New York to sign the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 — this year's version of an annual bill …

Republicans

BlacKkKlansman doesn't let white women off the hook—and it shouldn't

<i>Note: This article contains plot points of</i> BlacKkKlansman.<p>Fifty-two percent of white women voted for Donald Trump. It’s a statistic that often makes …

BlacKkKlansman