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Science & Technology | Tech News

Flickr will hold off on deleting photos until March 12th

If you’ve got a Flickr account, hopefully you’re already aware: the free 1 terabyte plan is going away. If you’re on a free Flickr account, the company is only going to let you keep 1,000 photos at a time. Anything past that will be auto

Visual Arts | Art

Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable - The Washington Post

How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to recognize memorable photographs nearly as well as humans.

History | Chicago History

Chicago's Gangster Past, Minus the Romance - CityLab

A collection of photographs from the Chicago Tribune archives rejects spectacle in favor of brutal, messy truth.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Capturing a Handshake at 33,000ft for Red Bull

How in the world do you capture a photograph like the one above? Or any of the ones below for that matter? How do you deal with temperatures that run in th

History | Chicago History

Vintage photographs of Chicago "L" trains and buses

Take a ride back in time on the green and cream CTA buses, trains, trolleys and horses from Chicago's public transportation past.

History | Chicago History

Life in Chicago during World War II (Gallery)

Over seven decades ago, Chicagoans had to come to grips with a cold, hard fact: The country was at war. Women by the droves went to work in defense plants and Chicago soon led the nation in war production. Consumer goods were scarce and rationed, so many

Visual Arts | Photography

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment - Neatorama

  Image: ImgurPeople who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to capturing good photos. They also know that doing so is harder than it seems. At times, the