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Bite Size Tips: The Rule Of Odds

Composition can make or break a photo. There are so many rules (guidelines to be precise) of composition to create a compelling image.<p>One of those is …

Landscape Photography

3 Ways Personal Projects Can Benefit Your Photography

It is the great aspiration of many, if not most, amateur photographers to one day transition into the professional realm, complete with gigs, …

Creativity

Have a Laugh at This Crazy Compilation of Fabulous Photographer FAILS (VIDEO)

Most of the how-to videos we share on Shutterbug are educational, but some are just plain fun…or funny, that is. The below video from FailsMark falls …

Photography

This is the new 'giant sucking sound' you hear. It's changing the economy and disrupting politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> To understand two of the most volatile currents in modern politics, the best place to start is with a fundamental shift in the geography of economic opportunity.<p>Reversing the pervasive urban decline of 20th century's final decades, opportunity is once again flowing into the urban cores of …

Income Inequality

The ancient craft of silversmithing - in pictures

Shona Marsh creates jewellery and lifestyle objects out of fine metals, woods, crystal and gemstones. The modern and timeless designs are made by hand using traditional silversmithing skills in her studio in Deptford, south-east London

Royal Family

US Urging Airlines to Ban Cameras in Checked Bags

The U.S. government is urging airlines around the world to ban cameras, laptops, and other large personal electronic devices from checked luggage, …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Mechanical object frozen to the coldest temperature ever

The temperature was below the supposed quantum limit, bending the laws of physics.<p>Just how cold can a mechanical object get? Apparently, way colder …

Metamorpolis: the Insatiable Sprawl of Chongqing

<i>This compelling photoessay was selected as a finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards</i> <i>2016</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 39 of the winners and finalists.</i><p>"Metamorpolis" is a series of photographs capturing the incredible mega-city of Chongqing: one of fastest urbanizing city in China, if …

Anglo-Saxon 'palace' found at Rendlesham near Sutton Hoo site

<b>Archaeologists believe they have found a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace near one of Britain's best known finds.</b><p>Archaeologists have been studying an area at Rendlesham, about four miles (6km) from the Sutton Hoo burial site.<p>Faye Minter, project co-ordinator, said the remains of a 23m (75ft) by 9m …

Archaeology

See How the Best Human Athletes Stack Up Against Average Animals

Usain Bolt might be the fastest human ever, but he’s still not faster than your average warthog. Bolt’s record, set at the 2009 World Championships …

The Universe Just Got Much Bigger—On Paper

Every now and then I come across an article on modern “scientific” findings that absolutely stuns me, not necessarily because of the newest …

Universe

Expert claims 'recent discoveries' prove historical accuracy of the Bible

A new book hopes to settle a centuries old debate regarding the historical validity of the bible.<p>Experts seemingly constantly debate the accuracy of the bible, with some arguing that Jesus of Nazareth was never Resurrected, or even ever existed.<p>Well, Dr. Brant Pitre, the bestselling author of Jesus …

Why Tim Keller Wrote a Prequel to ‘The Reason for God’

Wait, another Tim Keller book for skeptics? Really?<p>Well, yes.<p>In <i>Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical</i> (Viking) [20 quotes | review], …

Liberal churches are dying. But conservative churches are thriving.

Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy …

Faith

From the Pulpit to the People: Kim Burrell, Homosexuality and the Black Church

Well, damn, tell us how you really feel, Kim Burrell.<p>On Friday night, social media became ablaze when one of preacher-singer Kim Burrell’s sermons …

Wildlife Photography Gear On A Budget

While you can photograph wildlife with any camera and lens, some gear makes doing so easier and more productive. Here, we look at the best wildlife …

Cameras

The Villain Who Gave Us ‘Mother of God’

Cyril was one of the most powerful theological figures of the early Christian church—but he also turned monks in bloodthirsty mobs when it suited his …

Theology

Little Things Can Make An Atheist

As I read deeper in the literature of unbelief and 'freethought' from the past three centuries, it is interesting to see 'Little Things' given as reasons for rejecting Christianity and God.<p><b>Here's a sampling that I have paraphrased from multiple authors living a hundred to three hundred years ago:</b><p>• …

10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read

A reader recently asked the question: Do you have a suggested list of books for teenagers, something like a “Ten best books every Christian teenager …

28 Pictures That Prove That Nothing Really Matters

It's freeing in a way.

Universe

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Archaeologists hail discovery of Bronze Age 'thinker' figurine in Israel

A Bronze Age sculpture has been uncovered at an excavation site near Tel Aviv, in an area intended for the construction of houses. Archaeologists …

Browse & Download 1,198 Free High Resolution Maps of U.S. National Parks

I cannot, and do not wish to, imagine the U.S. without its National Park system. The sale and/or despoliation of this more than 80 million acres of …

National Parks

Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA

NASA recommends one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space<p>While architects are raving about the benefits of plant-covered facades, you don’t need to entirely mask your building with greenery in order to get the same benefits. Starting in the 1980s, NASA scientists began to study the …