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My standard macro kit costs several thousand dollars (camera, $1800; lens, $1000; flash, $600; various accessories, $300). Yet, most of what I consider the more unique aspects of my style are down to a mere few cents of tape, paper clips, and plastic diffusion.Consider:A homemade diffuser inserted below the flash heads makes a sizable difference...
I'm a child of the Sixties, so I've known lots of people over the years who've joined cults. One of the most popular was Transcendental Meditation, which the Indian-born guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began marketing to westerners, notably the Beatles, a half century ago...
Ernest J. Moniz, a nuclear physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who serves on Scientific American ’s board of advisors, will be President Barack Obama's pick to replace Nobel laureate Steven Chu as Secretary of Energy...
Last month, UNITY: Journalists for Diversity and Loop 21 conducted a survey in which journalists were asked how race relations affected modern-day media, and now we want to here from you...
In A Menagerie of Curiosities, I explore the fascinating results of experiments that explore how life develops. Science to me is about exploring what's unknown and what's impossible.
It's one month into the nominations period for the inaugural ScienceSeeker Awards, and there is just one month left to nominate your favorite posts for the contest!In case you don't remember how to nominate a post, it's really simple: just find that post’s entry on Science Seeker (hint: use the filters and search box on the right sidebar), and click the little trophy icon...
For nearly every overweight person on the planet, there exists another person that is undernourished. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that, as of 2012, there are 870 million people whose “food intake [...] is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously”...
This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
So, how shall I explain this? Each year, science communicators gather in Raleigh, NC (USA) for the Science Online Unconference. The first time I attended was in 2011, and my life will never be the same...
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