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Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Ride Around New York City on a Speeder Bike for Halloween 2017

For Halloween 2017, Jesse Wellens and model Carmella Rose dressed as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and rode around New York City on a custom Star Wars Speeder Bike built by Lithium Cycles. Vlogger Casey Neistat captured the entire adventure on video, including footage showing how it was all made. …

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How the Familiar Behavior of Romance Became the Norm Within the Platonic Relationships of ‘Friends’

In another of their very insightful video essays, film and television analysis platform ScreenPrism dug into the classic series Friends. looking specifically at how the platonic relationships between the characters were often portrayed as familiarly romantic whenever there was a responsibility to be met, an argument, a tender moment or …

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Virunga Gorilla Trekking Adventure

A young gorilla in Volcanoes National Park. Nikon D810, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II @ 200mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., ƒ/6.3, ISO 200. I timed my first mountain gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 founding of the Karisoke Research Center by …

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Ode To Monet

Quiet Symphony. This image was created in the Smoky Mountains in 2015. It’s a 7-foot panorama stitched together. I’ve studied Japanese folding screens, and I’ll make one out of this image in the near future. After three hours of waiting, the soft light filtered through the clouds and lightly lit …

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Photo Of The Day By Arne Fuglvog

Photo By Arne Fuglvog Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Thor’s Well” by Arne Fuglvog. Location: Cape Perpetua, Oregon. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the …

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Pro Results Anytime, Anywhere, Part 1  

Over the past nine years, I’ve written numerous Tips Of The Week for the Outdoor Photographer website. I’ve covered topics from macros to abstracts to landscapes to architecture to portraiture to… For the next few weeks, I present to you a three-part compilation called Shoot Like A Pro. The information …

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The Last Goodbye

What better way to say farewell than with a slew of costume pictures from this year’s (coming) Halloween? Happy Halloween 2017! From Ethan Siegel and Starts With A Bang. Keep looking to the Universe. And we’ll have a lifetime of wonderful things to still explore. Goodbye, Scienceblogs, it’s been an …

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Photo Of The Day By Teri Franzen

Photo By Teri Franzen Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Black Skimmer Sunset” by Teri Franzen. Location: Nickerson Beach in Long Beach, NY. See more of Teri Franzen’s photography at terifranzenphotography.com. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are …

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Ask Ethan: Why Did Light Arrive 1.7 Seconds After Gravitational Waves In The Neutron Star Merger? (Synopsis)

“Delay is the deadliest form of denial.” -C. Northcote Parkinson Every massless particle and wave travels at the speed of light when it moves through a vacuum. Over a distance of 130 million light years, the gamma rays and gravitational waves emitted by merging neutron stars arrived offset by a …

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The Feline Duo of Cole and Marmalade Search Everywhere for Ghosts Lurking About the House

With Halloween just a few days away, the adorable feline duo of Cole and Marmalade searched all over the house for the spooky spirits lurking about, causing their beloved human Chris to wonder whether or not cats can actually see ghosts. Are you a believer in the supurrnatural? … Things …

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