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Looking for something ridiculously light, ridiculously powerful and ridiculously limited? These 2015 Ciamillo GSL Micro get a limited… …read more
There is beauty in imperfection. In fact, imperfection might be considered the subject within a subject that photomicrographer Danny Sanchez tirelessly seeks out to create his stunning photography.
Sanchez’s main subjects are gemstones, but the colorful, alien ‘landscapes’ he captures are made up of imperfections called ‘inclusions’ that actually make …read more
The video above by photographer Gary Yost is remarkable for two reasons. The first is that it was shot in true infrared, with a camera that had a 650 nanometer conversion applied. The second, is that the haunting, stirring quality of the time-lapse serves a greater purpose than simply …read more
The Nikon D810 represents a consolidation of its two predecessors, the D800 and D800E. The 36MP full frame DSLR lacks an anti-aliasing filter to make the absolute most of its high resolution sensor and provides a number of meaningful updates over the previous generation. After some extensive shooting in the …read more
Nils Wessell makes some pretty beastly butcher blocks. And cutting boards. And solid wood beer mugs. His is woodenware for Real Men. And also women who like sturdy, hand-crafted, masculine-yet-sleek mainstays for their kitchens.
A maker at heart, a Bard College arts grad, and a former apprentice of Cut Brooklyn knife …read more
Who Pays Photographers? is a Tumblr dedicated to demystifying at least some of the compensation standards held by many editorial clients throughout the world.
As photographers, one of the most difficult aspects of using it as a form of income is determining what is and …read more
Fulcrum’s flagship wheel is getting an upgrade. What can you do to improve a wheel that is already… …read more
The Sony SLT-A77 II is that company’s latest DSLR using translucent mirror technology. With a 24MP CMOS sensor, it has a newly-designed 79-point AF system and offers 12fps continuous shooting with autofocus. That’s all very impressive on paper, but what’s it like in the real world? We’ve pulled together a …read more
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According to Swiss engineering lab MB&F, the “Starfleet Machine is an intergalactic spaceship-cum-table clock.” Man. I write countless strange, hyperbolic, and often idiotic descriptions of products every single day yet that one, from a respectable, award-winning company in Switzerland, somehow sounds the most ridiculous to me of all. They’re talking …read more
As a yoga teacher, I get lots of questions about the alignment of poses. Should I throw my head back in upward facing dog? Should I reach for my feet in a seated forward fold? Should I squeeze my quads and lift my kneecaps in tadasana? My best answer to …read more
The Mon people are one of the largest ethnic minorities in Myanmar and live mostly in Mon State in the southeast of the country. Among the oldest inhabitants of southeast Asia, the Mon originally settled in the area some 1,200 years ago. Successive Mon kingdoms played an influential role …read more
In addition to the new Pulsium and Aircode we covered at Sea Otter, it looks like Lapierre will… …read more
The big surprise in Michael Moss’s tough look at health claims on coconut water in today’s New York Times—worth looking at online for the terrific video—is this:
One Last Comparison
These days, coconut water’s big rival may be plain old water. How do they compare? Scientists are …read more
As soon as the Sony a7S was announced, I knew I had to try it for astrophotography. With a full frame sensor and ISO 409600, is it the best low light camera out there?
The Sony a7S is the third variation of the full-frame mirrorless a7 series of cameras that …read more
It’s a 3 for 1 deal today: get a 3-year digital subscription to Hacker Monthly for the price of a single year. That’s just $29, or 66% off from the Dude Exclusives online store.
Social news Website Hacker News takes its top voted online articles and condenses them …read more
Photographs show woman trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border hidden inside car’s dashboard …read more
What did Hillary Clinton say when asked what she thought were the major accomplishments of her tenure as Secretary of State? …read more
Did a case of the runs lead to one of Raiders of the Lost Ark’s most memorable scenes? …read more
Are you a yogi looking for jewelry pieces that are not only simple and elegant, but that can also represent something that you hold close to your heart? If so, you’re going to love our giveaway this week!
Today we’re giving away three (3) beautiful, sterling silver tulsi leaf necklaces by …read more
Can you solve the Word Ladder in today’s mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge in eight steps or fewer? Prove it!
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert WATER into DROPS in the fewest possible steps.
W …read more
We knew that Instagram was working on a Snapchat competitor of its own, and now that competitor has arrived… sort of… not really. It’s called Bolt, and the ‘sort of’ and ‘not really’ have to do with the fact that the iOS and Android app is currently …read more
The 2014 Vans US Open of Surfing has entered Round 2, at Huntington Beach Pier, California.
South African surfer Beyrick De Vries managed to secure an important place in Round 3, after winning his heat against Mitch Crews, Nathan Yeomans and Miguel Pupo.
“When I was out there, it was mellow because …read more
Find out more about our Ethical Leadership video series, launched on Mandela Day 2014 …read more
Photo submitted by Andrew Pollak, “Here is a shot of my new titanium build overlooking Mt. Tam (the sleeping… …read more
I am in week six of my nine-week yoga training to get my 200 hour certificate; my body is sore, my mind is full and my yoga practice, which was once my stress release, is currently my stressor.
My body had mastered the beginning Vinyasa class (or so I thought), and …read more
Find out more about our Ethical Leadership video series, launched on Mandela Day 2014 …read more
If you want to catch the big waves consistently, you need to dig into the science that makes them grow. …read more
Photograph by Flickr user Adam Greig.
Eldfell is Icelandic for “mountain of fire.” The volcano named Eldfell came into being suddenly on January 23, 1973. It was a sight to see, but dangerous to be around. The people of Heimaey didn’t abandon their island home to the volcano, …read more
Nearly five years after a Connecticut man was exonerated of a rape and murder he did not commit, he will go back to court in an effort to be compensated from the state. The Hartford Courant reported that Kenneth Ireland, who spent two decades in prison before DNA evidence proved …read more
Former Backcountry Ranger, Cheryl Surface, leads this informative, delightful tour of the Spooner Backcountry. Cheryl brings history alive with stories about Red House, Hobart Reservoir, Marlette Lake, the Flume trail and the Marlette Water System. Space limited to 12 because participants will be driven to the historic sites, so sign …read more
If you can solve this Rubik’s Cube in 2 minutes or less I’ll give you 1 million dollars. Awwww, shucks. Yeah, I did know the the segments don’t actually move. Why else would I put the offer on the table? I don’t think I even have a million grains of …read more
It’s been great to see Raleigh reborn over the past few years, and our little glance into the… …read more
It may seem as though creativity is an innate trait, passed down in the genetic code from generation to generation, but that’s just not the case.
It’s been shown over and over again that with the right mindset and ideals, creativity and success can indeed be taught. And in the above …read more
By Todd Lieman
Sometimes the post just isn’t there. For me, it’s been missing for three weeks. If I still worked on a typewriter, I’d have a pile of crumpled paper spilling out of and surrounding the trashcan in the corner of my office. I’d type two words, a paragraph, or …read more
August 1 is the deadline for filing comments on FDA’s food label proposals.
Two were released yesterday, one for and one against.
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) organized a statement in support of listing added sugars signed by 280 scientists, physicians, and public health officials (including me).
The press …read more
Cycling is an art form and at times this is the literal truth. In this case the art… …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Tomorrow, one of the world’s most prolific swimming writers and marathon swimmers, Elaine Howley, will attempt an unprecedented 34-mile swim the length of Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. Howley was invited to …read more
Naturally those responsible for the World’s Tackiest Sweaters would also have a hand in underwear with launching rockets, Statue of David family jewels, octopus-skull hybrids, and What Does the Fox Say? on it. But unlike the sweaters, Mr. Gugu & Miss Go’s line of men’s boxer briefs manages to …read more
Sci-fi yoga just got real. While we still await the integration of holograms, this super responsive SmartMat that senses your poses and talks to you from a device (read: if Siri taught yoga) is the next best thing upon this here Yogaship Enterprise. Heck, it’s the next best thing to …read more
Today, Mobli, a mobile app maker known for its ridiculous Yo application, has launched a new photo-messaging app called Mirage. Hoping to take away some of the ephemeral messaging marketshare of Snapchat, Mirage takes a minimalistic approach to sending and receiving self-destructing messages.
To send a picture, a …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In a year where accolades deservedly showered upon Jon Erikson, he unexpectedly passed away yesterday. From the age of 14 when he trained under Rosemary George and crossed the …read more
Last night we spilled some rumors about the new Specialized Carbon Demo, but today Red Bull Media has… …read more
Spotted over on the Deity Facebook & Instagram feeds, the new Bladerunner pedal. If it’s anything like it’s… …read more
Most of us baby our film, making sure it’s kept at the right temperature so that it produces the best possible photos when we finally do use it. Photographer Brigette Bloom takes a different approach: she pees on hers… seriously.
For her series Float On, the Hawaii-based photog produced …read more
They call it a flashlight, but turn on the handheld Tiny Monster, or TM26, from NiteCore and you might find the 3500 lumens it emits look more like a punch in the face from the sun. They say it’s the world’s smallest flashlight able to output that level of LED …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. As the Commonwealth Games remains one of the few international holdouts to offer open water swimming competition, the Special Olympics continues to develop its own open water swimming initiatives and programs around the world. Intellectually disabled athletes from around …read more
Just picked up a DJI Phantom but don’t have the cash to drop on an expensive gimbal to keep your shots steady and level? Well, it turns out $10 will get you at least half-way there and keep the ‘jello effect’ and blur out of the videos and photos you …read more