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Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …

Landscape Photography

12 Stunning Examples of Digital Monochrome Photography

Black and white as a description may be considered a misnomer in that the images are not ordinarily starkly contrasted black and white but combine …

Photography

North Korea's Horrors, as Shown by One Defector's Drawings

The graphic sketches depict atrocities committed by Kim Jong Un's regime.<p>On Monday, the United Nations' Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea published a wide-ranging report on what it described as "systematic, widespread and gross human rights …

First Look: 2015 McLaren 650S

McLaren won't say it, but the 650S is basically a Super 12C.<p>Images leaked over the weekend, and now we get the first official look at the new McLaren 650S. McLaren positions the Geneva-bound supercar between the 12C and P1 in what's now a growing lineup, but apart from the latter's face, the new …

McLaren

Urban Exploration

What's the Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

There are all sorts of rumours surrounding brown eggs and white eggs. Some people say that brown eggs are better for you and contain more nutrients; …

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. So why did it lead to the end of his career?<p>A couple of years ago, an out-of-print book published in 1972 by a long-dead British professor suddenly became a collector's item. Copies that had been lying dusty on …

Greg Mankiw: the Wealthy are ‘Deserving,’ Even When They’re Crooks

The Harvard economist famous for defending the one percent says America’s top earners “deserve” what they make, nevermind that our system immunizes …

Galileo Matters More Than Ever on His 450th Birthday

The scientist's insights continue to enrich our world.<p>Not every astronomer can claim to have enjoyed both the attention of the Inquisition and the Indigo Girls, but then again, Galileo was no ordinary genius.<p><b>Discoverer of moons, toppler of Aristotle's physics, and celebrated loser of history's most</b> …

How to Make Enemies: Unmask New York's Biggest Commuting Secrets

How NASA's plan to capture an asteroid is crucial to human survival

NASA is committed to grab an asteroid and put it into lunar orbit in the next decade<b>,</b> using a robotic system to put a 40-foot (12-meter) rock into a …

The Terrifying Dream That Inspired Jeff VanderMeer’s New Novel

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 02.15.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Jeff …

What would happen if Earth stopped spinning?

Our planet's rotation goes almost unnoticed in our day-to-day lives, but what would happen if it stopped spinning altogether? Or span in the opposite direction?<p>Earth rotates at around 1,670 km/h, but how important is this rotation to our lives? If this stopped suddenly the effects would be …

Earth Science

How Modern Light Bulbs Work

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

Photography

Jawbone Is Now the Startup Apple Should Fear Most

Jawbone is ascending into the top echelon of tech startups, joining the likes of Uber, Dropbox, and Square. But unlike these other rising stars, …

What the West's Ancient Droughts Say About Its Future

The American West could face centuries of parched land, as it has in the past.<p>A millennium ago—just yesterday, in geologic time—Native Americans waited all winter for rains that never came. They waited the next winter and the next. Then the marshes of their sacred San Francisco Bay turned from …

Vindö, Sweden

<b>Many of architect Max Holst‘s designs can most accurately</b> be described as hulking – dark and solid – but this weekend retreat on the island of Vindö …

These Brand New Shapes Are a Class of Their Own

Until today, scientists only knew of three classes of 3 dimensional solids. Now they've got a fourth. This new flavor of shapes are called Goldberg …

Aviation

Why America’s brutally cold winter is a boon for boots worn by Australian surfers

One beneficiary of what, in some parts of America, has been one of the coldest winters on record, might be Decker’s Outdoor.<p>This week, analysts at Nomura said they think the company, which owns the UGG Australia label of sheepskin boots, is well positioned to benefit from “very favorable winter …

Surfing

The Fridges Of The Future Will Use Far Less Energy–And Way More Magnets

Every year your fridge alone uses as much power as the average African. Which is to say, it’s a major contributor to your annual electricity bill, and a significant factor contributing to the U.S.’s energy demand.<p>The reason: Most American fridges are large, and all of them use old technology based …

Tasting the Dogfish Head Minute IPAs (All of Them)

Dogfish Head brewery is the brainchild of Sam Calagione, known among enthusiasts as an easy-going, Willy Wonka type, because (1) he really is easy …

Dink

Peter Dinklage

Found: The Incredible Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere that Nobody Knows About

<b>A few absurd</b> but durable fantasies haunt the minds of food writers: chubby-chasing lingerie models, infinite expense accounts, zero-calorie cream sauces, and so on. As with so many fantasies, these become more alluring as they become more plausible, and one that always seems <i>just</i> out of reach is The …

James Beard

11 Ways To Get the Most Out of Your Group Ride

It’s tough to achieve harmony on a group ride when speed demons pedal alongside up-and-comers—but you can learn to reap the benefits of chasing the faster riders or leading the slower ones. Here, writer Dimity McDowell talks to experts, coaches and everyday riders to help you make the most out of a …

Demons

What Stephen Hawking Really Said About Black Holes