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Morgan Freeman Calls Out Distracting Audience Member During Hilarious SAG Speech

Legendary actor (and voice of God himself) Morgan Freeman accepted the Life Achievement Award at the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, …

SAG Awards

The American art scene is dying of philistinism

A crisis at America’s greatest museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has elicited mournful handwringing over the malaise of high culture in a pop-cultural age. What led to the financial woes that have forced the resignation of the Met’s director, Thomas P Campbell? An op ed in the New York Times …

Art

Supernatural Monsters Haunt in a Floating World

Ronin Gallery is showing its collection of modern and traditional Japanese woodblock prints in ‘Ghosts, Demons and the Bizarre’.<p>The landscape of Japanese myth is populated with all manner of ghosts, demons, the dead, and odd creatures, much of it detailed in several centuries worth of Ukiyo-e art. …

Art

London’s Less Visited Museums

Why is it that one of the first things one does upon visiting another city is to go to its museums? I hardly ever do that at home. And London is …

Museums

Toronto Gets Its Own Permanent Banksy

Art World<p>A construction company has restored the $850,000 work, and designed a public display for it.<p>,<p>An artwork by Banksy has been unveiled as a …

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Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

3 Smartphone Camera Settings You Should Try Out

It wasn’t all that long ago that simply having a phone with a camera in it was relatively rare. Not so today!Now, the cameras on our smartphones are …

Mobile Photography

John Wilhelm Takes Conceptual Photography To The Next Level With Fantastical Worlds

<i>All images by John Wilhelm. Used under Creative Commons License.</i><p>Conceptual photography plays around with distortion of reality in images to …

Coastal Cornwall

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Handholding your Camera for HDR Photography

Use a camera that has an automatic bracket function, so that when you push the shutter release your camera automatically and quickly takes more than …

Why You Should Never Underestimate the Power of Cropping

When you’re going through Lightroom or Capture One 10 while looking at your images, there’s a big chance you’re not using the majority of the images …

Horsetail Fall Season

Horsetail Fall at sunset, February 18th, 2016<br>It looks like there should be plenty of water in Horsetail Fall this month. Yosemite Valley has received …

National Parks

Ask Ethan: Is There A Center Of The Universe?

Our Universe began from a Big Bang, but that doesn’t mean we picture it correctly. Most of us think of it as an explosion: where everything started out hot and dense all at once, then expanded and cooled as the different fragments sped away from one another. But as tempting as that picture is, it …

Ohio State University

Poet stumped by standardized test questions about her own poem

Poet Sara Holbrook, who often writes humorous verse for kids, had some harsh words for the Texas Education Agency after she discovered she couldn't answer questions about poems on the its standardized tests — poems she herself wrote.<p>In an essay for the Huffington Post, Holbrook wrote that she felt …

16 Things I Would Want, If I Get Dementia

Just in case I do get dementia, I've written a list of rules I’d like to live by.<br>When you work in dementia care, people tend to ask you a lot of …

Thanks to AI, Computers Can Now See Your Health Problems

Patient Number Two was born to first-time parents, late 20s, white. The pregnancy was normal and the birth uncomplicated. But after a few months, it …

Artificial Intelligence

Isabel Hardman: When my mind stopped working, I realised just how badly we treat mental health

A few years ago, a fellow political journalist asked me, quite sincerely, whether depression "really is an illness". In 2016, when I decided to speak out about the mental illness that had forced me off sick for two months, the reaction could not have been kinder or more enlightened. I was …

Here's how you can recycle your Christmas tree

A green end to the holiday season…<p>There comes that inevitable time of year when the Christmas decorations must be taken down, reality sinks in and <b>new</b> …

Dinosaur tail trapped in amber offers insights into feather evolution

A length of fluffy plumage discovered within a piece of amber has been identified as part of a dinosaur tail, offering new insights into the evolution of feathers.<p>Why palaeontologists are aflutter over new fossil feather finds<p>Read more<p>Around 3.7cm long, with chestnut-coloured feathers on the top …

Paleontology

Beyond Athens: The Best Books on the Ancient World

Anthony Everitt’s newly released book the <i>Rise of Athens</i> carries the provocative subtitle <i>The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization</i>. While that’s certainly debatable, Everitt does make a very strong case for the great Greek city-state. Athens is, after all, the birthplace of democracy: a lasting …

Why electric cars are only as clean as their power supply

Experts argue whether electric cars are worse for the environment than gas guzzlers once the manufacturing process and batteries are taken into account<p>Jorge Cruz has just finished his overnight shift stacking shelves at Whole Foods in Los Altos, California, and is waiting at the bus stop outside. …

Electric Vehicles

A world in a jar: potted landscape photography – in pictures

After becoming a father two years ago, Finnish photographer Christoffer Relander started feeling nostalgic about his own childhood. He began photographing landscapes that reminded him of growing up in rural Finland, and using double-exposure photography – and no digital manipulation such as …

Photography

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs IC 3583 — A Distant Type II Irregular Galaxy

Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Virgo, lies an irregular galaxy named IC 3583. On Friday, NASA and …

DIY Mud Cloth Frame I Fiskars

1. Measure the mud cloth fabric to determine how large the frame should be. You will want your frame to be a few inches smaller than the fabric so …

Sewing

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Louis C.K. on the Time He Met the ‘Real Trump’: A ‘Miserable,’ Money-Grubbing Narcissist

The stand-up comedian sat down with TV critic Emily Nussbaum at The New Yorker Festival to talk Trump, Hillary Clinton, and more.<p>According to Louis …

Assange Might Have Just Exposed Bigger Conspiracy Than Any Clinton Revelation

<b>By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine</b><p>While many are expressing disappointment that the highly anticipated announcement by WikiLeaks founder Julian …