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Traveling Around the World with Rich, Saturated Color

When he is not studying medical neuroscience, DeviantArt user Inviv0 travels throughout the world to capture gorgeously vivid photographs. He creates rich, saturated scenes where streets, buildings, rivers, boats, and sunsets are transformed into unusually colorful, surreal compositions.<p>With a bit …

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3D Typography by Lex Wilson

Lex Wilson is a illustrator and graphic designer from Cambridge, UK - currently based in London. he studied at The Nottingham Trent University where …

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What’s Next for Gay Rights in 2014?

The year 2013 was a banner one for gay marriage—but some LGBT activists are asking whether the movement is headed down the path to true equality and …

Oxytocin: The "Love Hormone" Might Also Help in Autism

A new study suggests oxytocin could benefit autistic kids. But is it ready for prime time?<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Anything nicknamed the "love hormone" probably needs a closer look and a dash of skepticism. After all, nothing in biology is simple.</b><p>But …

It's Friday the 13th: Here's Why We Fear the Dreaded Day

The most feared day/date combination is here—but it's a quiet one.<p><b>It's Friday the 13th. But did you notice?</b><p>In the bustle of the holidays, many people aren't noticing that today is that most feared date on the calendar. (See "Why Does Friday the 13th Scare Us So Much?")<p>The date, which occurs when …

The 8 Types Of People You Meet When It Rains

You know that expression, “There’s a change in the weather”? Okay, maybe it’s a Kinks song. Either way, whenever the weather changes, people change …

Comic Genius: Matt Hoyle’s Funny Portraits of Funny People

If you haven’t heard of celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle‘s photo book <i>Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People</i>, then you’re in for a treat. We’re …

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On the Red Couch with Travel Journalist and Author Porter Fox

Inside Flipboard / November 14, 2013<p>Porter Fox was a travel journalist for many years before he decided to shake it up. Tired of the demand to …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

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Creative Photos of Figurines Going About Their Miniature Lives in Our Big World

In English, the title of husband and wife photographer team Kurt and Edwige Moses‘ photo series <i>Un Petit Monde</i> translates into “A Small World,” but …

New video gives Pharrell Williams fans 24 hours of Happy

Thanks to the addictive new video for his single <i>Happy</i>, fans of Pharrell Williams will be as merry as the day is long. Literally – the thing is 24 hours in duration.<p>It's already been a banner year for this song-writing producer (what with his creative connections to Robin Thicke's <i>Blurred Lines</i> and …

The Culture Of Now

Featured<p>How To Travel Responsibly In An Age Of Overtourism<p>Parks are swamped, islands are shutting down, and locals are angry -- how is a person supposed to travel sustainably in a crowded world?<p>Steve Bramucci 06.21.18 3 days ago 14 Comments<p>‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Is A Roller-Coaster Ride …

Awe-inspiring Invention Could Clean World's Oceans In 5 years

Every year we produce over 300 million tonnes of plastic. Of this, over 7.25 million tonnes of it ends up in our oceans in the form of top-level …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Why I Stopped Making My Own Decisions

The most powerful change I ever made was to stop making my own decisions.<p>About two years ago, I gave all decision making power away to another source. After another situation where I spent too much time thinking about the possible options, rationalizing that it made sense on paper and ignoring that …

Robot surgeons to operate on beating human hearts

<b>News:</b> robots could soon be operating on beating human hearts while a surgeon based in a different part of the world directs the procedure remotely, …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

Death-Defying Pathways Along China’s Yellow Mountain

Would you be brave enough to trek a pathway called The Bridge of Immortals? Situated in Huangshan (aka Yellow Mountain), a mountain range in the southern Anhui province of eastern China, the bridge, above, is located at a vertigo-inducing height between two giant, jagged granite peaks that dares …

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Mesmerizing Chinese Countryside Photography

One thing I found amazing about some countries is the great amount of different lands inside the territory. Continental countries like Brazil, United …

Surreal Digital Paintings Showcase an Amazing Dream World

Artist Artyom Chebokha, aka Rhads, dreams up all kinds of surreal moments in his spectacular digital creations. In each painting, he creates a swirling blur of land and sky, ships and animals, and even gondolas floating along the clouds. In the enchanting scenes filled with flying fish venturing …

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Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

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Beautiful Paintings of the Expressive Body in Motion

Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch creates beautifully expressive full-body portraits of people in motion. His smeared paintings capture the energetic beauty of movement, giving an artistic rendition of motion that is both elegant and powerful. Each portrait in Birch's collection offers a …

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