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What's That Clinging To The Towering Wall And Why Doesn't It Fall Off?

Maybe you've seen this, (it's gotten around), but I'm still gobsmacked. Totally amazed. We're in northern Italy looking at the face of the Cingino Dam, and here and there on the vertical stone wall, you'll see a few dark specks.<p>Here they are again, a little closer. They look like protruding rocks, …

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Artificial Intelligence

These Victorian Baby Pictures Are Filled With Hidden People

Don’t look now, kid. Your mom is under that blanket.<p>Next time you see an old black-and-white photograph of a baby, look closer. That baby’s mother might be hidden in the photograph. In fact, once you know what you’re looking for, you’ll probably start seeing mothers everywhere: Buried beneath …

Photography

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

The Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath

Neuroscientist James Fallon knows what a psychopathic brain scan looks like, because he's studied the differences in brain activity between normal …

Artistic Masterpieces From History Now With Added Technology

Would Vincent van Gogh use an iPad? And what would Picasso's iPhone case be? You won't have to imagine for long, thanks to Korean Illustrator and …

1st Black Holes Discovered in Milky Way Star Clusters --"May Produce 'Ripples' in Spacetime"

Black holes in globular clusters may provide a way for them to get close enough to one another to merge into bigger black holes that may produce the …

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

Home

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 …

The Bizarre History of Our Obsession with Unicorns

The oldest description we've found of a unicorn was in 398 BCE, when the Greek Ctesius wrote about an animal from India, which he only knew from …

19-Year-Old Holds Nothing Back with Her Mysteriously Beautiful Portraits

19-year-old photographer Arlette Chiara Sivizaca Conde creates captivating portraits that are filled with a haunting beauty. Each scene radiates a sense of raw emotion and sparks a desire to know more about the passionate figures who often shield their faces behind masks of hair.<p>Conde creates all …

Photography

The Painted Breath: Paintings by Riusuke Fukahori

The Painted Breath: Paintings by Riusuke Fukahori<p>New goldfish paintings on layers of resin. His technique involves pouring a layer of resin into a …

Do Ho Suh Created a Fabric Life-Size Home within Home

One of our favorite contemporary artists has just come out with his largest work to date. Do Ho Suh is a Korean sculptor and installation artist who's known for his thought-provoking sculptures that often have to do with migration and personal space. These themes reflect his own move from his …

Art

MinutePhysics Explains Physics in Daily Ten-Second Videos For a Month

MinutePhysics host Henry Reich will be creating one ten-second video explaining physics every day for the next month, in addition to the ordinary …

Web Design

Photographer Shares Unique Perspective on Intimate Home Births

Jackie Dives sure knows how to carve a niche. In the world of childbirth, you would perhaps be hard-pressed to find a doula and photographer rolled …

Stop-Motion Short Made from Hundreds of Long Exposure Light-Painted Photographs

Darren Pearson’s still frame light paintings are impressive enough on their own. He uses flashlights in the dark to sketch out intricate figures. The …

36 Links That Are Like Catnip for Photographers

It's truly been a great week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking at all corners of the internet to find the …

Landscape Photography

The New Triggertrap Redsnap: An Infinitely Expandable Camera Trigger

The Triggertrap name has appeared on PetaPixel many times before: from the very early days of v1 on Kickstarter, to an interview with CEO Haje Kamps, …

How to make a pinhole camera from concrete

October 19, 2013 /Photography News/ If you ever wanted to make your own pinhole camera but didn't know how, here is one tutorial that can help you …

Russia warns of Mideast suffering if U.S. strikes Syria

Russia says a U.S. strike on its only Mideast ally would violate international law.<p>As U.S. ships and British warplanes neared the shores of its last remaining ally in the Middle East, Russia warned again Tuesday that any military intervention in Syria would have "catastrophic consequences" for the …

Associated Press News

The U.S. Makes Way, Way More Requests for Users' Facebook Data Than Any Other Country

We're number one!<p>Facebook released its first ever transparency report today, taking a cue from Google in an effort to provide more information about government requests for its users data.<p>The report shows that the United States makes dramatically more requests than any other country, with somewhere …

Report: U.S. spying is costly but often ineffective

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government will spend $52 billion on intelligence programs this year, but it often fails to provide the president with information needed to protect national security, according to a report in <i>The Washington Post</i>.<p>The <i>Post</i>'s story is based on the intelligence community's secret …

Leaked US spy budget reveals 'critical' intelligence gaps

America's global spy network is made up of more than 100,000 staff and has tens of billions of dollar in funding but still suffers "critical" gaps in its intelligence gathering abilities, according to leaked documents.<p>Details of the US intelligence community's secret $52.6 billion (£34 billion) …

5 questions for Obama on Syria

President Barack Obama is not a commander in chief drawn to military adventure nor an explainer-in-chief who is especially fond of delivering Oval Office addresses.<p>But Obama’s reluctance to offer a detailed explanation of an anticipated attack on Syria has puzzled allies and adversaries alike who …

Tesla success helps push green car program back in gear

You can't argue with success.<p>Tesla developed an electric car and paid back a nearly half billion dollar loan nine years early. Now the government is reviving the controversial automotive loan program that helped Tesla -- with $15 billion still available to kick-start the development of electric and …

General Motors

BP loses second bid to suspend oil disaster payments

<b>BP has lost a second attempt to suspend compensation payments over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster.</b><p>The UK oil giant has said that fraud and false compensation payments are behind the escalating costs it faces.<p>But Judge Carl Barbier ruled that there was no "credible evidence of fraud" or …

Oil & Gas Industry

Amazon petitions Supreme Court to free it from collecting New York sales tax

More than a year after Amazon began collecting sales tax on sales in states like Texas and California, it’s mounting a legal offensive against a requirement to do the same thing in New York, taking its argument to the US Supreme Court. And the <i>Financial Times</i> writes that the company has hired one of …

Obama’s Affordable Care Act Looking a Bit Unaffordable

Re­pub­lic­ans have long blamed Pres­id­ent Obama’s sig­na­ture health care ini­ti­at­ive for in­creas­ing in­sur­ance costs, dub­bing it the …