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Google reveals the most popular searches in 2015

Over 3.5 billion searches are made on Google every day— around 1.2 trillion a year — and the company combs through these to compile a list of the most popular.<p>The list is a good way to measure what happened during the year and includes a mix of news events, films, celebrities, and apps.<p>Here are the …

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10 Oktoberfests to Visit If You Can't Make it To Munich

As throngs of thirsty folk head to the halls for Oktoberfest 2015, we round up our favorite Oktoberfests around the country.<p><i>This post originally appeared in 2014 and has been updated.</i><p>Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, Texas<p>Texas has strong ties to Germany—Texas German, a dialect, is still used amongst …

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

These 30 Creative Ambient Ads Know How To Grab Your Attention

Companies trying to sell you a product will do anything to cram their ads down your throat, but it’s always nice when they show a bit of creativity …

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Lose Yourself in the Eerie GIFs of DarkAngelØne

Fabrics and textures come to life in these surreal animated portraits.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>When I was young, someone once told me that different materials could convey different emotions. In his new series, <i>poison</i>, DarkAngelØne proves that the adage …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

This billboard hack will make you woozy

It's one thing to hack into a corporate computer system. It's another thing entirely to do so at 660 feet up in the air after having broken into the building. Sure, it might be all in a day's work for Ethan Hunt in "Mission Impossible," but for regular folks, it's an extreme undertaking most of us …

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‘Phantom Limb’, A Short Animated Film About Coping In the Aftermath of An Accident

<i>Phantom Limb</i>, a short animated film by Alex Grigg for the ghost story group Late Night Work Club, shows a severed limb that has come back to haunt a …

Futuristic "Solar Roadways" Could Power Entire Cities

American engineer Scott Brusaw's photovoltaic, LED-imbued tiles could reduce greenhouse gases by 75%.<p>Back in 2012, electrical engineer Scott Brusaw saw potential on the street. Or, not <i>on</i> the street, but <i>in</i> it. And not just potential, either; <i>potential energy</i>.<p>Over the past few years, Brusaw has been …

New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs | Colossal

<p>Digital artists and photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, arguably the masters of cinematic animated gifs, recently shared this wonderfully …

Artist Captures The Oldest Living Beings In The World

These plants are older than Caeser's grandpa.<p>Two thousand years ago, the Roman Empire was the greatest power of the West, the New Testament was just a manuscript being typed up in some Ye Olde Starbucks, and the Partari Baobab tree was a svelt young sapling in the South African desert. Rachel …

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Dad Uses Special Effects to Turn His Son into a Superhero

The title of “Coolest Dad of the Year” might just go to Daniel Hashimoto for his epic home videos of his 3-year-old son, James. Hashimoto, an After Effects artist for DreamWorks Animation, adds spectacular special effects to short videos of his son's playtime, turning everyday scenes of visiting …

Freddie Wong Takes an Incredibly Dangerous Stroll While Wearing Google Glass

<i>Mr. Magoo-gle glass goes for a stroll.</i><p>Filmmaker Freddie Wong of digital movie studio RocketJump takes an incredibly dangerous stroll while wearing …

The Apollo Lunar Lander (And How We Screwed It Up)