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How do religious ideologies spread?

Over the last 2000 years Christianity has grown from a tiny religious sect to the largest family of religions in the world. How did Christianity …

Ideology

Scientists Present New Theory Explaining Why We're the Only Humans on Earth

"So, we thought, why not turn to the most glaring fact of all?"<p>It’s easy to forget that we’re a single species within the genus <i>Homo</i> because everyone …

Population

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

4 Lighting Tips for Shooting Beautiful Black and White

If you're going to be shooting in black and white, understand that the rules for lighting are a little different.Black and white photography can be …

5 Tips on How a Filmmaker Can Use Social Media Effectively

Social media isn't just for promotion. It's a way to connect with fellow filmmakers and potential collaborators.If you're someone involved or even …

How to manage Rising Conflict in Stories

Rising Conflict in the writings of Lagos Egri Staying with the work of Lagos Egri on how best to manage rising conflict in stories, this post …

Aspiring TV Writer? This NBC Program Will Prep You for the Writers' Room

Applications for NBCUniversal's Writers on the Verge program are open now.NBCUniversal is on a roll. As home to both <i>This Is Us</i>, broadcast TV’s …

Spacecraft May Have Flown Right Through a Plume of Water on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sometimes, scientists have the answers all along—they just don’t think to ask the question. For example, it appears that in 1997, the Galileo orbiter …

Archaeologists uncover stunning find to help shed light on the dawn of mankind

Australian researchers have led a dig which they say has shed new light on the dawn of civilized humans.<p>Archaeologists from the Australian National University (ANU) have unearthed a treasure trove of items from a cave in Kenya, giving researchers fresh insight into a crucial time period when <i>Homo</i> …

Amazon is hurtling headfirst into the housing industry amid plans to use Alexa for smart homes

Amazon is leaving no stone unturned in its quest for global domination.<p>The company's latest foray into uncharted territory occurred Wednesday when it announced a collaboration with homebuilder Lennar. The two firms are joining forces to create so-called smart homes enabled by Alexa, Amazon's wildly …

Smart Homes

19 Major Filmmakers Who Broke Out at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, From Martin Scorsese to Sofia Coppola

Directors’ Fortnight is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, so IndieWire is looking back at 19 filmmakers who had their directorial …

Google's New AI Feature Sounds Like A Real Human And OMG Why Is The Future So Creepy?

Google just demoed a 100% natural-sounding AI that scheduled an appointment with a live human on the phone who didn't know she was talking to a machine.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai demoed a jaw-dropping new feature today at Google I/O 2018, the tech giant's annual developer conference, that may one day …

8 Lighting Techniques That Will Help You Achieve a 'Cinematic Look'

You want to make your footage look more cinematic? Well, lighting is one of the most powerful tools in your filmmaking toolbox.What elements make a …

7 Reasons Why Orson Welles Was Such a Boss at Cinematic Composition

Director Orson Welles isn't called the Boy Wonder for nothing.At just 25 years old, Orson Welles made one of the most impressive directorial debuts …

A 35,000-Year-Old Piece Of Flint Reveals Neanderthals May Have Understood And Created Symbolic Art

Archaeologists have discovered deep grooves residing on a piece of flint known as the Kiik-Koba flake showing Neanderthals may have understood …

Archaeologist Makes a Case for Seafaring Neandertals

Ancient tools on Mediterranean islands could predate the appearance of modern humans—suggesting Neandertals took to the seas. Christopher Intagliata …

How a Medieval Society Withstood Nearly 60 Years of Drought

The Uighurs of the Central Asian steppe survived by trading with their neighbors, rather than warring with them.<p>The bitterly cold, dry air of the Central Asian steppe is a boon to researchers who study the region. The frigid climate “freeze-dries” everything, including centuries-old trees that once …

Scientists were nearly 650,000 years off about ancient man

Evidence of tools surrounding the carcass of a 700,000-year-old rhino suggests ancient man lived in the Philippines much earlier than once …

3 Ways to Capture Audio in a Long Shot Without Your Boom Making a Cameo

I don't care whose kid that boom mic is! They're not getting in the picture.Despite having a cool name like Fonzie, boom mics are not as cool and …

Plot Points: A Storytelling Exercise

How to use plot points for creating stories.Today’s fiction writing exercise is an excerpt from <i>Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises</i>. This exercise …

Creative Writing

Watch: 5 Mistakes You Typically See in Student Films (and How to Fix Them)

Knowing what the problems are is the first step in avoiding them.If you've ever gone to film school, then you know student films. You've seen really …

Using these words can give away your social status, according to an anthropologist — and you’ll never hear a royal say them

Language is a minefield, and everyday habits can be an instant giveaway, revealing the speaker's social class. That's according to Kate Fox, a social anthropologist who picked out terms that a true upper-class Brit or royal would never use.<p>Her 2004 book, "Watching The English: The Hidden Rules of …

Prince Charles

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Aquaponics

Earliest North American Human Footprints Found In Surprising Spot In Canada

Footprints from ice-age humans some 13,000 years ago have been found beneath the sands of a Canadian Island in the Pacific — the earliest prints ever …

What You Read Matters More Than You Might Think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May, 2016, found that what students read in college directly effects the …

Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich review – new findings from ancient DNA

Using advances in DNA sequencing, the geneticist shows the effects of migrations and the mongrel nature of humanity in this fascinating study<p>“Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows”, ran a Guardian headline in February, concerning the people whose ancestry lay in …

Anthropology

Archaeologists discover 81 ancient settlements in the Amazon

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>The settlement looked like little more than 11 mounds of earth surrounded by a sunken ditch. But if Jonas Gregorio de Souza closed his eyes, he could imagine the Boa Vista site as it would have appeared 800 years ago. Perhaps, the archaeologist said, those mounds were …

Archaeology

How Hunter-Gatherers Maintained Their Egalitarian Ways

I'm taking a little break from my series on "The Human Nature of Teaching" in order to respond to questions about hunter-gatherer life in general, …

Hunter Gatherers

The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

“The great writer’s gift to a reader is to make him a better writer.”<p><i>“Stories,”</i> Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, <i>“are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.”</i> But what is the natural selection of these organisms — …

Creative Writing

Neanderthals Knew Something About Health Care That America Has Forgotten

Over 40,000 years ago a Neanderthal male — let’s call him Neanderthal Joe — between the ages of 25 and 40 suffered from a myriad of health issues in …

Evolution