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Pictures of the Week 2.19.15

Scan Reveals This Buddha Statue Has A Mummy Inside

This is no ordinary Buddha statue. As the CT scan at the right clearly shows, there's a mummy concealed inside!<p>This fascinating artifact is currently …

Regarding the Idyllic Life: Photographs of a Spanish Ecovillage by Antonio Guerra

Living “off the grid” can seem appealing at times. Having a cell phone should not mean we are necessarily available, and yet we are mostly always …

Portraits of Men Wearing Their Girlfriends’ Clothes

Jose & Ainara<p>After several conversations with (male) friends about how relationships between men and women have changed since their parent’s …

Photographer Discovers a ‘Family’ of Homeless Men and Women Living in West Harlem

Country and Snow White at Country’s home in a derelict sanitation facility he calls “the Whitehouse.”<p>Fragile and resilient, tragic and beautiful, …

Nat Geo Photographers Win World Press Photo Awards

Anand Varma, Peter Muller, Christian Ziegler, and Ami Vitale are among the photographers recognized by the World Press Awards.

This Photographer's Images Beautifully Capture Everyday Life In Cuba

Photographer David LaFevor, an Assistant Professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington, is working on an ongoing project on Latin America and the American South.<p>LaFevor's project features images taken in Cuba between 2006 and 2014. The …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Computer Science

‘Kensington Blues’: Portraits and Stories of Prostitutes in North Philadelphia

<i>Nancy</i><p>Jeffrey Stockbridge is a Philadelphia-based photographer that has completed mulit-year location specific projects documenting urban blight. This …

A Look at How Michael Paul Smith Creates Historical Photos with Incredibly Detailed Models

Here’s a fascinating video about how photographer Michael Paul Smith creates and photographs Elgin Park, a 20th century town created through …

15 Non-Traditional Hot Cocoa Recipes for Winter

Once you have your festive or DIY mug situation sorted out, isn’t it time you filled it? These 15 non-traditional cocoas are just what you need. Going beyond the packet and expected milk-sugar-chocolate mix, these recipes bring a whole new world of flavor to your cup. Get ready for some sips both …

What you really Googled in 2014

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was a more innocent time. This year, people wanted to know if they had Ebola.<p>Google has released its annual round-up of the year's top global searches. Apple, Facebook and other companies also do these recaps, but those only show what we …

Mystical Landscapes Photographed at Paintball Sites

<i>Days Lost</i> is a collaborative photographic project between photographer Katja Mayer and art director Peter Chadwick. Together they have produced this …

Amazing underwater photographs by Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro

Hengki Koentjoro was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, in 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, …

​The Best Bluetooth Speaker for Every Portable Need

Your average cheap portable Bluetooth speaker is garbage—the crap to quality ratio in the category is absurd. But I've spent the last few months …

Travel photographer of the year 2014 winners – in pictures

From the Arctic Circle to rural China, and from crystal clear sinkholes to 14,000ft mountain lakes, the winning images in this year’s TPOTY competition showcase astonishing natural beauty and incredible human diversity. To see all 150 images visit the TPOTY website

Portraits from world beard championships

Matthew Rainwaters was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, which is the part of Los Angeles nobody likes to talk about. He did a lot of …

Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

Fascinating Portraits of Texan Women with their Handguns

Houston-based photographer Shelley Calton has known how to shoot a gun since she ten or eleven years old, when she would join her father and sisters …

‘Spinster’ Photographer Poses With Mannequin Family to Depict the American Dream

“My name is Suzanne Heintz and I’m a photographer…and a spinster.”<i>—Suzanne Heintz</i><p>Denver-based photographer and art director Suzanne Heintz was fed up …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

‘Liking Isn’t Helping’: Powerful Ad Campaign Addresses ‘Facebook Philanthropy’

A recent ad campaign for Singapore charity, Crisis Relief Singapore, confronts the idea of ‘Facebook philanthropy,’ reminding us that ‘liking’ or …

Photographic Evidence Released In Ferguson Case

After he announced the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the trove of evidence -- including documents, transcripts and photos -- that was presented …

Startling Street Posters of Suicide Bombers in Palestine

Ramallah, a Palestinian city set within the Israeli-occupied territory of the West Bank, is plastered with posters picturing suicide bombers, …

15 Hilarious Holiday Family Photo Ideas You Should Steal

We had a lot of LOLs finding the funniest cards to purchase this holiday season for ya. Seriously, we’re still laughing. But sometimes (actually, always) we like to see what you all can create, and this time of year, we get the biggest jollies from funny family photo ideas. Here are 15 fams …

Portraits of an All-Female Fighting Unit of the Free Syrian Army

Fadwa, 20 years old, widow with 3 children: “My husband died on the front lines, I will die on the front lines, may God help us.”<p>Photographer …

Pictures of the Week 11.20.14

99 of the Best White Elephant Gift Ideas Ever

Brit + Co never plays around when it comes to holiday parties (or any parties for that matter). But around these parts, ain’t no party like a white elephant party, because a white elephant or Secret Santa party is prime time for ridiculous gifts. From kitschy necklaces to cowhide wrapping paper, …

Charles Manson gets marriage license

The Images that Moved them Most: Photographers on America’s Veterans

Corporal Brian Knight. David Guttenfelder, July 3, 2009. Helmand province, Afghanistan."In 2009, I joined the 2nd Marin<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …