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2016 Highlights

I went back though this past year’s work and selected some of my favorite images. Out of over 120,000 images I’ve created in 2016 here is my year in …

Fuji 35mm f2 WR Review

As soon as I saw the leaked images of the 35mm f2, back in early 2015, I knew I wanted one. I’ve shot with the older 35mm f1.4 on many occasions and …

X-Trans: The Promise and the Problem

FujiFilms’s X-Trans III sensor has been out since the X-Pro2 hit the scene in March 2016. It was joined recently by the X-T2, and presently the X-T20 …

How to Capture the Beauty of Nature in Flatlay Photography

By <b>Ja Soon Kim</b>I was a graphic designer and an art director in advertising for many years.I hold a BFA in fine art. Photography is my …

Pictures of the Week 1.27.17

Historical Photography

Facebook Is Bigger Than the Internet

Millions of the social-networking site's users have no idea they’re using the Internet when they log onto their profiles.<p>It was in Indonesia three years ago that Helani Galpaya first noticed the anomaly.<p>Indonesians surveyed by Galpaya told her that they didn’t use the Internet. But in focus groups, …

What a Happy Cell Looks Like

A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.<p>“What is the truest form of human happiness?” Steven Cole asks.<p>It’s a question he’s been considering for most of his career—but Cole is a genomics researcher, not a philosopher. To him, this …

These incredible National Geographic photos were shot by kids

The 2014 National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids winners were announced over the weekend, and the results are certainly …

Review of the Fujifilm X100T for Street Photography

<i>Disclaimer: I was given a free Fujifilm X100T for this review.</i><p>It is a beautiful Sunday here in Dubai, and it is my day off “work”. I arrived last …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Review

Third-party accessories for iProducts are a dime a dozen, but finding one that’s truly worth carrying around and using regular is a rare occurrence. …

Mobile Photography

How Algorithmically Created Content will Transform Publishing

A recent conversation with Fred Zimmerman, a long time friend and publishing entrepreneur, woke me up to the fact that the a part of the publishing industry that has long resisted technology may finally be ripe for transformation. The key question is: Does algorithmic content creation that uses …

The Battle We Didn’t Choose: Capturing My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer

<i>Warning: This article contains powerful and emotional content that may be difficult to view</i><p>I knew the first minute I saw Jennifer that she was the …

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …

Associated Press News

Umami: why the fifth taste is so important

I am often flabbergasted when I think about how humans came to develop such complex culinary skills. Granted, 1.8m years have passed since our …

What Google’s Cafeterias Can Teach Us About School Lunches

Silicon Valley employees routinely get the best and healthiest food at work. Doing something similar in our schools isn’t as crazy as it seems.<p>Fifty years ago, a cheap lunch ladled onto a tray was a decent enough perk at premier American companies, such as Ford or Eastman Kodak. Today, that …

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have …

Boston Bombings: A Loss of Innocence

What will happen to big-city marathons' openness?<p>Earlier today bombs killed and injured people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I feel as if my own family has been violated. Worse, after a lifetime of writing about how running is one of the most positive forces in the modern world.<p>I've …

Marathons

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/gallery/2013/apr/06/observer-20-photographs-of-the-week<p>720<p>The best news and culture images from around the …

Roger Ebert's 10 Greatest Films Of All Time

Here now in alphabetical order, the films Roger Ebert considered to be the best ever made. From his 2012 submission to the prestigious Sight & Sound magazine poll, along with excerpts from his rationale behind each selection.

Richard Feynman Explains Where Trees Actually Come From and How Fire Works

We’ve already seen that trees can be powerful purveyors of philosophy, keepers of deep time, and visual metaphors for evolution — but where do they actually come from?<p>There’s a reason Richard Feynman — champion of scientific culture, graphic novel hero, crusader for integrity, holder of the key to …

The Cosmic Gallery - in pictures

Have scientists found dark matter?

Have scientists finally found dark matter?<p>It is important because it accounts for a quarter of all the mass and energy in the Universe.<p>Today will hear the first results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, which was bolted on to the International Space Station and which has been scanning the …

WVIL, A Glimpse At The Future Of Photography After Cameras Die [Video]

With pro-level digital cameras continually shrinking, and cellphone cameras getting better, WVIL images a future when the two finally merge.<p>As digital cameras have outgrown their bulky origins and continued to miniaturize, some photographers and cinematographers joke that soon the “camera” itself …

Cameras