Greenhouse gases absorb the heat caused by infrared radiation, slows down its escape and warms the planet.
Princess Leia Organa is the twin sister of Luke Skywalker and the daughter of Padme Amidala Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader.
The evil side of the good vs evil theme behind the Star Wars movies is represented by a memorable cast of intergalactic bad boys.
The term Flarf was coined by a group of experimental poets. It is applied to poems using borrowed bits and pieces from a variety of sources.
Al Capone rose to infamy during the Prohibition era of the 1920's. He was a major player in Chicago's criminal community.
Not all Santa legends are about the jolly old elf, Santa Claus. Some European tales have him traveling with an alter-ego.
A pot belly pig can make a wonderful pet. They are intelligent, sociable, bond well with the family and are easy to train.
The traditional costume of the Jedi Knight has a strong Japanese influence. The cut of the tunic and the obi are designed very much like the traditional Gi used in Martial Arts.
John Dillinger was a charismatic bank robber who became Public Enemy Number One during his ten year long crime spree.
In general, pirates are a dirty, smelly, murderous bunch of thieves, but yet we find them most appealing. Perhaps it is the Hollywood treatment or pirates that has made them so dear to our hearts.
The skills learned while earning an English degree are versitle and useful in many careers. With an emphasis on communication and the written word, English majors learn to research, analyze and interpret information.
The early gangster movies set the standard for all the great gangster movies that have followed. Several gangster related films were produced during the silent era of cinema.
There have been countless unforgettable romances portrayed on the big screen throughout Hollywood's history. Some of these romances continued off screen as well.
During the Golden Age a sign over the MGM studios boasted they had "more stars than there are in heaven". Photography of the stars began to change as it moved towards the candid shot which portrayed the personality...
Even with limited space and resources you can set up a makeshift darkroom at home and learn the basics of developing black and white prints.
Pin Up Girls gave the GIs of WWII something to dream about and a reason to come home. The ever increasing popularity of the movies in the early 40's kept them well supplied with pictures of a multitude of young starlets...
A solorized photograph has been exposed multiple times during the development process, effecting the light and shadows of the photos.
Handcoloring is the technique of adding color to a black and white photograph. The process dates back to the earliest days of photography and its purpose was to add realism to the prints.