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12 Totally Dreamy Places We Wish We Were Right Now

Why, oh, why are we stuck at home instead?<p>During the mundane work week, day dreaming is key. It reminds you that the world is full of tons of possibilities, even when your current life involves a glass of room-temperature water and a bruised apple for an afternoon snack (just us?). If you need some …

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

Creativity

Romantic Drawings Make Mundane Situations Surreal | Monday Insta Illustrator

Israeli artist Yuval Robichek makes both cute and cutting illustrations of love and life.<p>Romance and relaxation are Israeli illustrator Yuval Robichek's biggest fixations. His poetic observation of the patterns of beach bums lazing in the sand and his daily hygiene routine blend with both cute and …

Art

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

Mumbai Guide: 5 things you didn’t know about Colaba

<b>1) The Angry Goddess:</b> The name ‘Colaba’ is derived from Kalu Bai, one of Mumbai’s native deities. Also known as Khadadevi, she is said to be in a …

Egypt ancient city unearthed by archaeologists

<b>Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed what they describe as a city that dates back more than 5,000 years, containing houses, tools, pottery and huge graves.</b><p>It lies by the River Nile, close to the Temple of Seti the First in Abydos.<p>Experts say the size of the 15 newly discovered graves indicates …

Archaeology

Forget wearables. In the future, your clothes will connect to the internet

Imagine you’ve just purchased a new jacket from your favorite brand. You put it on for the first time, and scan a tag embedded in the sleeve with your phone. A menu of options pops up.<p>You can find information about the jacket’s design, how the brand selected only sustainable materials, and details …

Batteries May Soon Store Five Times More Energy, Thanks to the Human Gut

From A Reliable Design<p>In a paper published in <i>Advanced Functional Materials</i>, scientists from the University of Cambridge describe their lithium-sulfur …

Clean Energy

10 Best Houseplants for Low Light

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema)<p>Both its toughness and handsome foliage account for <i>Aglaonema</i>’s popularity. Its graceful, oblong leaves grow from a …

Time Traveler who spent 2 years in the future — year 2749 — tells all

In these videos (featured at the end of the article), a Time Traveler, who spent 2 years in the future in 2749 and returned to the present tells …

Travel Photography

Giza Pyramid's Ancient Secrets

There are many ancient archaeological sites around the world that are full of mysteries and no explanation. One of that is the Giza Pyramids. It is a …

Largest Map Ever Made Will Unlock The History Of The Universe

1.2 million galaxies<p>What you're looking at is a slice of the entire universe, a web of galaxies billions of light years away. You're also looking into the past, since the further into the distance you look, the longer it took that light to reach your eyes. It all seems a lot smaller until you …

Dark Matter

Google Has A List Of The A.I. Behaviors That Would Scare It Most

And may scare you too<p>Google is one of the companies at the forefront of robotics and artificial intelligence research, and being in that position means they have the most to worry about. The idea of a robot takeover may still be an abstract, science fictional concept to us, but Google has actually …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Singularity

Rolls-Royce just unveiled the most amazingly ludicrous self-driving luxury vehicle

If you’re wealthy enough to afford a Rolls-Royce, and a chauffeur to ferry you around in it, then the idea of self-driving cars wouldn’t seem that foreign a concept. But like every other car manufacturer, Rolls-Royce seems not to want to get left behind in the rush to build autonomous vehicles.<p>At a …

Alejandro González Iñárritu: I did applaud Jenny Beavan at the Oscars

The Revenant director has posted a gif showing he did clap the costume designer’s ascent to the stage at last Sunday’s ceremony, calling earlier suggestions that he hadn’t out of malice ‘mean-spirited and false’<p>Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won the best director Oscar on Sunday for The Revenant, …

Mad Max

'Bringing a dead thing to life': the pleasure and pain of stop-motion animation

A 20-year-old sketch from Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson's The Fast Show remains the best summary of how most people think about stop-motion animation. In it, an excited animator, pointing to a sorrowful-looking model of a spotted dog that evokes the work of the British stop-motion house …

Introducing the Scariest Skateboarding Film of 2016

The footage of coffin-defying moves isn’t for the faint of heart.<p>You’ll know right away if you want to finish “SKATE NEAR DEATH,” one title that actually deserves its SCARY ALL-CAPS. Skater Roma Alimov rolls right up to the lip of a subway platform with a train oncoming and … well, let’s just say …

Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

Scores of psychological studies suggest that, for guys, attractiveness isn't just about the way you look.<p>From being a talented musician to walking a dog, there are plenty of traits and behaviors that can amp up your sex appeal to women — especially if you're looking to land a long-term relationship.<p>…

AOL

The overpaid tool that directed ‘Deadpool’

The irreverent blockbuster is Tim Miller’s first movie and the latest in a line of accomplishments.<p>The irreverent and profanity-laced superhero caper</i> …

Comic Books

Dick van Dyke and the 15 other worst on-screen accents ever

As Dick Van Dyke officially apologises for "the most atrocious cockney accent in the history of cinema", we reflect on the other terrible regional tones actors have tried to emulate over the years.<p><b>1. Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins</b><p>Dick Van Dyke attempted a Cockney accent as chimney sweep Bert in Mary …

Adolf Hitler the artist: Watercolours and drawings sold at auction, in pictures - Telegraph

Physicists investigate the structure of time, with implications for quantum mechanics and philosophy

(Phys.org)—Although in theory it may seem possible to divide time up into infinitely tiny intervals, the smallest physically meaningful interval of …

Physics

The 10 happiest cities to work in the UK – in pictures

Employees have rated these cities as top for work happiness, according to a survey by business psychologists OPP. Workers explain why these places have got it right for work-life balance and career happiness

Charlie Chaplin: is he still funny?

As a child, I loved Charlie Chaplin films. I would put on my father’s shoes and wander about with a trampish gait. Luckily, I never boiled and ate the shoes – I would not see Chaplin do that (in The Gold Rush) for a few years yet.<br>I am from the last generation that found it quite normal to watch …

Surrealism Surprises at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

René Magritte, <i>Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature)</i>, 1953. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Joseph and Jory Shapiro. © 2015 C. Herscovici/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Nathan Keay. © MCA Chicago.<p>In the art world over the past decade or so, …

Museums of Contemporary Art

Hybrid Human-Animals Become Digital Street Art in Orlando

French multimedia artist Julien Nonnon is bringing his 'Urban Safari' projections to Orlando, Florida.<p>After touring giant <i>Safari Urbain // Parisian Wildlife</i> projections around the streets of Paris, French artist Julien Nonnon is back with more “digital street art,” this time in Orlando, Florida. …

Streetwear

9 Excuses Artists Need to Stop Making in 2016

Take it from someone who had her Twitter bio as "aspiring dead philosopher" for the longest time (in Internet years...), I know the pain of not embarking on an ambitious pursuit because you have a creative excuse. I kept bragging throughout my time at university that no one understood me because my …

Creativity

Nature Sculptures Exist Between Natural and Man-Made Beauty

Martin Hill and Philippa Jones make the kind of work you can't see in a gallery.<p>The above photograph is one of a kind. Even if you stand in the exact same spot, under the exact same weather conditions, it will be impossible to recreate. That's because it is the product of a 23-year-long …

Art