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This Paper Trick Will Be Your New Favorite DIY Technique

When it comes to DIY wall art, we’re all about simple projects that make a statement. This paper-cutting technique creates a 3D effect, making it a great alternative for those of us who are origami impaired ;) What’s more, this DIY includes supplies you likely already have and takes under an hour …

Chemicals

This artist turned famous art masterpieces into 8-bit watercolors — see if you can identify them

The result is a stunning collection that brings to mind the art style and nostalgia of old 8-bit video games.<p>"These pictures are like puzzles, carefully taken apart and then pieced back together to reveal the subject," List said to Business Insider. "These works were inspired by my love for …

Art History

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

South-east Asia

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

Photographer Alícia Rius Captures the Mesmerizing Beauty of the Sphynx Cat

For <i>Disturbing Beauty of Sphynx Cats</i>, Californian animal photographer Alícia Rius examines the beguiling contours of the hairless cat, capturing the …

Pets

Psychologists explain why Ikea 'literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare'

Domestic battles over the Swedish retailer's products are such a common feature of modern cohabitation that comedian Amy Poehler once joked that Ikea was Swedish for "argument."<p>But why is assembling flat-packed furniture so contentious for couples? Why do conversations about sofas so often lead …

Henry Blodget

Pictures of the Week 9.17.15

Washington D.C.

Photographer Jonathan May on the Most Important Photo He’s Ever Taken

<b>Jonathan May</b>: The photograph I took of Stanford, the young boy in Kenya with a rare disease, Xeroderma pigmentosum, an autosomal recessive genetic …

Photography

25 insane military training exercises from around the world

Jumping through a ring of fire. Breaking bricks with your head. Drinking cobra blood.<p>Those are some examples of the insane exercises many troops from around the world have to go through as part of military training.<p>Some are actually meant to train troops, but many are just a show of force meant to …

Military

Photographer Captures the Magnificent Live Oak Trees of Ossabaw, Georgia

Atlanta based photographer Diane Kirkland has been documenting Ossabaw, an island off the coast of Georgia, since the 1980s. As the state’s first …

‘The First Celebrity Chef’: Photos Take Us Inside the Kitchen of Marco Pierre White

When chef Marco Pierre White, famously recognized as the original celebrity chef, released his cookbook and memoir <i>White Heat</i> twenty-five years ago, …

‘Earth and Space’ Photo Book is Full of Astonishing Vistas from NASA’s Archives

From ancient mythologies to modern science, mankind has trusted that in some essential way, we are bound to whatever it is that lies beyond the …

My girlfriend and I have hugely different sex drives

The thought that we are not sexually compatible makes me really unhappy in this relationship<p><b>I have been with my girlfriend for a year and a half and there’s a huge difference in our sex drives. Even when we finally get down to it, she often does it just to “tick the box”. She says we don’t often</b> …