11 Images of Nature You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped One thing we've discovered over and over again is that nature is always weirder than what we give it credit for. That's why, for instance, some of the most staggering naturally occurring landscapes on Earth don't look like they belong on Earth at all. They look like they were created in a lab, or beamed down to our world from a distant fold in the universe. Tell us you wouldn't think you'd been kidnapped by aliens if one day you woke up to see ... #11. The Longest Photographic Exposures in History - The Latest - itchy i The tremendous popularity of this article with more than half a million (!) clicks in one month inspired me to contact the artist Michael Wesely himself. I felt there were questions by readers which I couldn't answer correctly without talking to Michael. And I also wanted to tell him how much his worked was loved and how many people saw it as an inspiration for their own works and lives. From the many comments I learned, that many of you were astonished by the beauty of the images but also by the technical aspects of their making. The fact that the light fell for up to 3 years onto the same negative strip without over-exposing seemed just too unbelievable.
Cold thermogenesis, anti-aging, and how to repair your DNA I’d like to talk about cold thermogenesis and its effects on telomere length in DNA and the resultant anti-aging. What is it? Neatly summed up as regularly freezing your butt of it can entail things like ice baths, cold showers, freezing buckets of water over the head, basically extreme exposure to cold. Cold thermogenesis not for the fainthearted. Recently experiencing a revival from its previous incarnation as cold water dousing due partly to the new research done by Dr Jack Kruse. Dr Kruse found that cold thermogenesis combined with a fat based paleo diet caused a lengthening of the telomeres thought to be responsible for aging.
Image Fulgurator Foto by Richard Wilhelmer The Image Fulgurator is a device for physically manipulating photographs. It intervenes when a photo is being taken, without the photographer being able to detect anything. The manipulation is only visible on the photo afterwards. In principle, the Fulgurator can be used anywhere where there is another camera nearby that is being used with a flash. Lisa Firestone: How to Be Your Own Couples Therapist In my 25 years as a therapist, I've worked with countless couples facing a broad spectrum of challenges. Yet, despite the diversity between them in age, occupation or origin, I'm amazed at the similarities in the patterns and pitfalls that couples fall into. When two people walk into my office and start discussing their relationship, the first thing I tell them is to focus on empowering yourself. The only person you can change is you. If both parties accept this, real change is possible in the relationship.
19 of the Most Incredible Photos of Venus Passing In Front of the Sun This Week I'm Rob, the editor of Light Stalking. I try to keep this ship on course. By Admin on in Cool Photos, Featured In case you missed it, the planet Venus passed in front of the sun this week – a very rare occurrence (when you live on earth) and one that won’t be replicated for more than another century. The event meant every astrophotographer worth their salt was out in force. Breakthrough study overturns theory of 'junk DNA' in genome Science correspondent Ian Sample uses a visual aid to explain the implications of the new research. Video: Guardian Link to video: What the Encode project tells us about the human genome and 'junk DNA' Long stretches of DNA previously dismissed as "junk" are in fact crucial to the way our genome works, an international team of researchers said on Wednesday. It is the most significant shift in scientists' understanding of the way our DNA operates since the sequencing of the human genome in 2000, when it was discovered that our bodies are built and controlled by far fewer genes than expected. Now the next generation of geneticists have updated that picture. The results of the international Encode project will have a huge impact for geneticists trying to work out how genes operate.
BACK TO THE FUTURE : Irina Werning - Photographer I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… Two years ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.. Lisa Firestone: Stop the Blame Game to Improve Your Relationship When it comes to placing blame in a relationship, it's almost always easier to see the faults in our partner than in ourselves. One of the problems with couples pointing fingers is that usually both parties are right, and both are wrong. Every person is full of flaws and certain ways that we attempt to defend ourselves that push us away from other people. These self-protective defenses come out even stronger when we get close to someone, and old feelings start to get triggered in us in ways we don't necessarily expect and aren't entirely conscious of. The many ways we get hurt throughout our lives help shape our defenses.
NASA captures mind-bogglingly gorgeous solar video High performance access to file storage Video Last Friday the Sun put on a magnificent display, ejecting a massive solar filament that was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in all its glory. According to NASA's announcement, the filament – a form of solar prominence – had been hovering in the Sun's atmosphere, or corona, since early August, and erupted into space at 8:36pm GMT on August 31. The solar filament eruption of August 31, 2012 (click to enlarge – a lot) The SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) produced images of the eruption, which reached a half million miles into space, capturing light at 335, 171, 304 and 131 angstroms. The data from these observations were used to creating the spectacular video that NASA released on Tuesday, the first half showing the images from the 304 and 171 angstrom observations, and the second half being apparently a composite.
Oldest Stone Spear Tips Found: Came About 200,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought : World By Keerthi Chandrashekar (firstname.lastname@example.org) | First Posted: Nov 15, 2012 07:25 PM EST Replicas of the 500,000-year-old stone points from Kathu Pan 1 were hafted onto wooden dowels with acacia resin and sinew, and plunged into antelope carcasses (Photo : Jayne Wilkins) New evidence from a recently-published scientific study indicates that humans started crafting stone-tipped weapons 200,000 years earlier than previously believed.