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A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three men are having a furious argument. One of them, drunk, draws back his fist, ready to smash it into his opponent’s face. Seeing what is about to happen, the third grabs a block of wood from a nearby pile. “Dr …

Psychology

Fossil find gives middle finger to previous understanding of human exodus from Africa

Even for a desert, the Nefud is nearly bone-dry. Only about an inch of water falls onto the red, sandy soil in northern Saudi Arabia over the course …

This tiny apartment was designed for two people, 51 cats

Chinese firm FANAF Architects transformed the 330-square-foot living space for a reality TV show<p>Yes, there’s a growing trend of high-design cat furniture. But high-design cat <i>apartments</i>? That may come as a bit of a surprise.<p>But behold, this 330-square-foot pad in Shanghai was created especially for …

Architecture

Finnish artist creates life-like crocheted people

Liisa Hietanen's vision begins with the people of her village.<p>Knitting is a popular pastime in Finland. Even the Finnish Olympic team could be seen …

Step inside this mind-bending studio where every painting is an optical illusion

Patrick Hughes is an artist like no other – he doesn't do 'normal' and presides over all conventions to create insanely mind-bending paintings that …

Digital Art

People Are Snapping Pictures of Unusual Bird Friends Saying “Hello” at Their Windows

Being stuck in an office for 40 hours a week can get monotonous, so when a friend stops by, it can really make a day seem a whole lot brighter. You might think we mean human companions, but we’re talking about friends of the feathered variety. People are snapping photos of birds who ceremoniously …

Minimal prefab home was assembled in just 5 hours

The modern home features a facade of wood slats, recessed windows, and a floating staircase<p>Madrid-based studio [baragaño] was inspired by the local architecture of raised wooden granaries for their design of Montaña House—a modular prefab beauty in the small Spanish town of Valdés.<p>With an internal …

Picture of black rhino with its horns cut off wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year

<b>‘To make such a tragic scene almost majestic in its sculptural power deserves the highest award. There is rawness, but there is also great poignancy</b> …

Nature Photography

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Fashionistas at the wheel: Meet the female biker gangs of Marrakech

<b>(CNN) —</b> This October, London's Somerset House opens a sprawling retrospective dedicated to Hassan Hajjaj , the British-Moroccan artist known for his colorful, eclectic portraits that explore tradition, culture and identity.<p>One of Hajjaj's most arresting exhibitions, 2014's "Kesh Angels" at the …

Street Style

The 20 photographs of the week

International Women’s Day, conflict in the Middle East and stormy seas in Sydney – the news of the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

Middle East

Honeycomb Doughnuts [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Zaha Hadid Architects Releases Images of Tower with the World's Tallest Atrium

Zaha Hadid Architects has released new images of Leeza SOHO, their mixed-use design in Beijing's Lize Financial Business District. The project is …

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

Quantum Physics

The fine art of defacing landmarks: from ‘Hollyweed’ to Wellington’s cone

From Hollywood to Hollyweed, residents of Los Angeles’s most famous neighbourhood woke up on New Year’s Day to find a prankster had scaled the 45ft letters and, with the help of some tarpaulin drapes, changed the last two “O”s to “E”s. It’s not the first time the Mount Lee sign has been transformed …

Winston Churchill

Why is vinyl making a comeback? ‘Nostalgia’ doesn’t quite cut it

Over the past few years, analog goods including physical books, board games and, of course, vinyl records have experienced a surprising resurgence — despite the fact that these technologies are functionally obsolete. How could this be happening? Why would someone pay $20 or more for a second-hand …

Lighting Diagram Sketches That Reveal the Recipes Behind Photos

When photographer Paul Schlemmer started out in photography in his late teens, he spent the first four years studying the subject of light. As he …

200,000 Photos from the George Eastman Museum, the World’s Oldest Photography Collection, Now Available Online

There was a time when anyone with even the remotest interest in photography knew the name Eastman, if not the life and work of George Eastman …

How a Trump Presidency Might Affect Your Favorite Anime

"Kore wa warui desu." In English, "This shit is bad."<p>On November 17, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an urgent trip to New York to speak with …

Anime

Being fat is 'all in the brain' and that's why you can't lose weight

"Eat less, move more" must rank among the most misleading pieces of dieting advice ever offered. Not only does the adage minimise the difficulties of …

The Bizarre 17th-Century Dioramas Made from Real Human Body Parts

Dioramas of infants’ skeletons adorned with lace and jewelry were seen as grotesque and beautiful.<p>In 1689, on the canal Bloemgracht in Amsterdam …

Google's prototype machine learning software lets you enhance low-res photos

Pulling up a low-quality image and telling the computer to "enhance" the resolution has long been the stuff of TV fantasy. But, thanks to machine learning, we are actually getting much better at zooming into a photo <i>without</i> losing picture quality. This week, Google unveiled prototype software that …

WATCH: Mantis Shrimp's Incredible Eyesight Yields Clues For Detecting Cancer

Mantis shrimp, a group of aggressive, reef-dwelling crustaceans, take more than one first-place ribbon in the animal kingdom. Outwardly, they resemble their somewhat larger lobster cousins, but their colorful shells contain an impressive set of superpowers.<p>Now, scientists are finding that one of …

Breast Cancer

HP's tiny Xeon-powered PC puts the Mac Mini to shame

HP has unveiled the Z2 Mini, a mini PC that packs workstation-class parts, including an Intel Xeon CPU, NVIDIA Quadro mobile M620 graphics and M.2 SSD tech. It managed to squeeze that power into a 2.3-inch-high case that's "90 percent smaller than a traditional business-class tower," HP wrote. In …

Intel Corporation

Americans go to the polls in the strangest places – in pictures

Millions of Americans have voted in the elections today, in places as disparate as garages, lifeguard stations and hair salons

Government

The world's response to a new America – in pictures

There was huge global interest in the US election with many gathering to watch the results live and reacting to Donald Trump’s victory

Donald Trump

Dreamy geometric home includes studio, clinic in Indonesia

Just look at these photos!<p>Something as simple as a curved window can add an element of drama or surprise to any home, whether in a compact English flat or a live-work building, like this Jakarta residence and workspace of Indonesian architect Realrich Sjarief.<p>Called The Guild, the multi-level …

Architecture

Donald Trump and the 2016 election have inspired a powerful, apocalyptic aesthetic in campaign photography

If 2008 was an election of hope, 2016 is bound to go down as the election of fear. For most, anxieties about the candidates, the nation, and even our neighbors’ political views have made the presidential race a fretful slog.<p>To match the tone of the campaign trail, many photographers have adopted a …

Government

Some of the world's strangest species could vanish before they're discovered

Scientists have described around 1.5 million species on Earth - but how many are still out there to be discovered? This is one of the most heated …