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Archaeological Finds in El Salvador Tell a Whole Different Tale about Maya Society

For decades scientists thought that, in order to maintain a prosperous and powerful empire along the territories which make up what today is El …

Archaeology

Close up and personal: Pedro Jarque Krebs's haunting animal portraits - Telegraph

TIME Picks the Best Photobooks of 2015

Moisés by inPublished by La Fabrica<br>Jen Tse for TIME<p>1 of 62<p>Each November, as hundreds of photographers and artists converge on the French capital for …

Street Photography

How To Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes

And common mistakes to avoid.<p><b>Our Complete Thanksgiving Recipe Guide</b><p>Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our many blessings, one of them obviously being mashed potatoes. Piled high in a glorious display of showmanship, we like to think their bounteous beauty is a metaphor for the richness of life. …

Lower Back Pain Eased by Simple Yoga Poses

Remember the days when we were able to sleep on a rock or a fluffy marshmallow mattress and wake up fresh and ready to play for the rest of the day? Childhood knew nothing about waking up with a strained lower back, because I forgot to put a pillow between my legs and stacked my legs wrong, further …

Yoga

How to Take Control of Aperture and Create Stronger Photos

The focal length of the lens you use, combined with the aperture setting, determines how the camera sees whatever you point it at. This has profound …

28 things everyone should do in Spain

In fact, the country has so much to offer that it can be overwhelming for visitors to choose what to do and see. It's impossible to hit all of the country's highlights in a single visit.<p>Keep scrolling for a list of must-sees all over the country, from the aqueduct of Segovia to the Mosque of …

Never Make Bad Gravy Ever Again

Forget too thick, too thin, too lumpy, too greasy, too salty, or just bad gravy. Nobody needs that—especially not you.<p></head><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Riene Sullivan confesses to</i> …

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Scans suggest Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb

New scans give 'further evidence' that Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tutankhamun's tomb<p>High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last …

5 Reasons To Shoot Your Landscape Images in RAW

Photography

13 Amazing and Entertaining Photographers on Periscope

If you’ve spent any time on Periscope you know, with its 10 million users to date, it’s becoming a fire hose of people to follow. While that pales in …

Social Media

Rhino mutilated by poachers treated with elephant skin in South Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> A rhino whose face was mutilated by poachers in South Africa is getting an unusual cover for her wounds: elephant skin.<p>Poachers recently shot the 12-year-old rhino, called Hope, at a wildlife park in KwaZulu-Natal province<p>After the bullet took her down, the poachers hacked Hope's face to …

What Was Behind Mysterious Collapse of the Mayan Empire?

The city states of the ancient Mayan empire flourished in southern Mexico and northern Central America for about six centuries. Then, around A.D. 900 …

Melting Ice in Yellowstone National Park Reveals Ancient Artifacts

High in the Rocky Mountains, where frozen patches normally cover the higher altitude regions of Yellowstone National Park year-round, increased …

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

South Africa

Understanding the Human Eye and How To Retouch it Naturally

I can assure you that this isn't another boring tutorial on how not to overdo eyes with Photoshop. Searching for the perfect method has come to an …

Tips for Photographing Cars

The scene setup – by placing parking a car in the shade of a building on a sunny day, you can use the ambient light as your main light, illuminating …

How to Take Pictures of a Sunrise

Waking up to photograph the sunrise isn’t the only hard thing about capturing the sun, there are plenty of technical details that photographers must …

Landscape Photography

A Picture To Show You Clearly The Effects of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO On Images

Want to capture excellent photos? Then you need to understand three things — the aperture, the shutter speed, and the ISO.<p>The aperture controls light …

Viera Wetlands

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The 5 Best Fruit-Infused Vodkas

While purists may scoff at the idea of any additional ingredients in their bottle, these innovative vodkas prove that a tasteful infusion can help elevate the spirit to its full potential. If you're getting flashbacks of college parties fueled by sweet, overly saccharine drinks, it may be time to …

Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation

Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor produced an army for eternity within his tomb.<p>China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was a man haunted by death.<p>In 246 B.C. the adolescent ruler commissioned a massive tomb furnished with everything he'd need for the next life, including an …

10 Incredible Uses for Epsom Salt in the Garden

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