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Changing The Look Of a Portrait With One Light In Different Positions | Joel Grimes

When it comes to lighting a portrait, the techniques you can apply seem limitless. Personally, I’m a minimalist and like using one light whenever I …

Meet Kryptodrakon: Oldest Known Pterodactyl Found in China

Kryptodrakon flew the Jurassic skies about 163 million years ago.<p>The oldest known pterodactyl has been unearthed in China, pushing back the evolution of the ancient flying reptiles by five million years, a new study says.<p>Dubbed <i>Kryptodrakon progenitor</i>, the beast had a wingspan of 4.5 feet (1.4 …

Graduate student makes major discovery about seal evolution

The fossil in question, the skull of an early pinniped ancestor called <i>Enaliarctos emlongi</i>, was discovered in the late 1980s off the coast of Oregon. …

59,000 generations of bacteria, plus freezer, yield startling results

After 26 years of workdays spent watching bacteria multiply, Richard Lenski has learned a thing or two.<p>He's learned that naturalist Charles Darwin …

Study demonstrates evolutionary 'fitness' not the most important determinant of success

When you think about evolution, 'survival of the fittest' is probably one of the first things that comes into your head. However, new research from …

Like Darwin’s Finches, But Weirder, Bat Faces Showcase Amazing Adaptations

Bats come in a dazzling array of shapes and sizes, representing some of the widest variation among all mammals — most notably the New World leaf-nosed bats. These creatures, which when photographed often look drowsy and avuncular, are distinguished by horn-like appendages on their noses. These are …

Biology

7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

Evidence that land animals evolved the ability to breathe air as ancient fish

(Phys.org) —In a major evolutionary discovery, Flinders University palaeontologist Professor John Long (pictured) has found evidence to show that …

Unusual anal fin offers new insight into evolution

(Phys.org) —An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus could have implications for human evolution according to a scientist at The …

Swarthy, blue-eyed caveman revealed using DNA from ancient tooth

Genome sequence of 7,000-year-old human remains overturns popular image of light-skinned European hunter-gatherers<p>• Comment: Why are blue eyes so fascinating?<p>DNA taken from the wisdom tooth of a European hunter-gatherer has given scientists an unprecedented glimpse of modern humans before the rise …

Creationist Myths Debunked

Back in 2008, New Scientist published a list of 24 myths about evolution, 14 of which were specifically creationist myths. The article debunked them …

From one cell to many: How did multicellularity evolve?

In the beginning there were single cells. Today, many millions of years later, most plants, animals, fungi, and algae are composed of multiple cells …

Chimps can use gestures to communicate in hunt for food

Chimpanzees are capable of using gestures to communicate as they pursue specific goals, such as finding a hidden piece of food, according to a new …

Black Panther

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This is the biggest fossil spider ever found - Futurity

The largest-ever fossil spider, which lived during the Jurassic period, was unearthed in China, report scientists.

Zoology

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her …

Tiktaalik roseae fossil analysis provides new details on the origin of vertebrate legs

The discovery of well-preserved pelves and a partial pelvic fin from <i>Tiktaalik roseae</i>, a 375 million-year-old transitional species between fish and …

New fossils shed light on the origins of lions, tigers, and bears

A new study discusses the origins of cats and dogs, as well as other carnivorous mammals like bears, seals, and weasels (taxonomically called …

Oldest evidence of sex in flowering plants

The flowers, from an extinct plant species, are incredibly well preserved<p><b>The oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant - dating back 100 million years - has been found in Burma.</b><p>The team discovered a cluster of 18 tiny flowers in a piece of amber; one of them was in the process of …

Paleontology

Dark and Moody Zoo Animal Portraits by Alex Teuscher

Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher shows us the fine art of zoo animals with these dark and moody portraits. He originally came up with the idea when he was going through his old files of animal photos and felt like something was missing. “I decided to experiment and see what kind of results I …

Animals