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Magical Landscapes Created Inside a 200-Gallon Fish Tank

NYC-based artist Kim Keever makes photographs that double as lush, dreamy landscape paintings, and we bet you’ll be surprised about how he creates …

Life on Earth now officially at risk, scientists say

Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting …

Climate Change

2015 is getting an extra second and that's a bit of a problem for the internet

On June 30th at precisely 23:59:59, the world’s atomic clocks will pause for a single second. Or, to be more precise, they’ll change to the uncharted time of 23:59:60 — before ticking over to the more worldly hour of 00:00:00 on the morning of July 1st, 2015. This addition of a leap second, …

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks

Japan’s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country’s population, official data showed Thursday.<p>The number marked an all-time low for the fourth straight year, the health, labour and …

Asia Pacific

The First True-Color Shot of Earth from Space

Home / PhotographyThe First True-Color Shot of Earth from Space<p>By on December 27, 2014<p>This remarkably detailed image is the first true-color shot taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency's <i>Himawari-8</i>satellite. While the image is not exactly how it would appear to the naked eye of a direct human …

This is the Coolest Christmas Card Ever

Birdbox Studio is an award-winning animation house based in London, England. For their clients and friends this year they created an incredible …

Renaissance-Inspired Portraits with a Fast Food Twist

Inspired by the beauty of Renaissance paintings, German photographer Rebecca Rütten puts a spotlight on contemporary fast food culture in her series <i>Contemporary Pieces</i>, rendering greasy burgers and takeout containers in the dramatic lighting and classical style of the Old Masters. Elegant …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

13 unusual mobile homes and hideaways

Movable egg-shaped huts on a beach in South Korea were popular with readers this week, so we've collected together 13 strange and beautiful examples …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Best of 2014: Top 10 People Photos

Whether you’re a fan of candid photography, dramatic portraiture, or touching images of the human condition, the People category has got a little bit …

The Very Best Cosplay of 2014

What an amazing year for cosplay! Hot dam,n you are all so talented and clever and creative it almost makes us mad. But we love you and all the great …

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2014

The year did not disappoint for incredible photos of the awesome power of nature and glimpses into the human spirit. Take a look at some of the very best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2014<p>Over 18,000 pictures were submitted to the 2014 <i>Traveler</i> Photo Contest, including images of ice …

Nature Photography

Mr. Incredibeard Continues to Impress with Bizarre Facial Hair Designs

With an impressive crop of facial hair, Isaiah Webb creates fantastically peculiar beard sculptures. Known as Mr. Incredibeard online, the beard artist has gained quite an online following since he started practicing in 2012.<p>In his latest photo sequence, Webb uses his beard to spell words, create …

As her title suggests, we follow young Lola into adulthood through a series of playful images in "The Younger". Opening night photos: http://hifructose.com/2014/12/16/opening-night-lolas-the-younger-at-80forty-gallery/

A Man at a Party Displays Impressive Control Over a Large Rainbow Slinky

YouTube user RainbowPoopUnicorn captured a man at a party busting some truly impressive moves with a large rainbow Slinky.<p>via reddit<p>In addition to …

This Might Be the Coolest Puzzle Ever

German artist Clemens Habicht broke the puzzle mold with his latest creation: Rather than your ordinary landscape or tableau, this 1000-piece jigsaw …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

This Guy Captured a 100 Clone Selfie in the Cabin of an Airplane

Check out this crazy self-portrait photo by a guy named Timothy LaBranche. It’s a composite image showing LaBranche posing as all 100 passengers in …

Frozen in Time

Mind-Boggling Optical Illusion Graffiti Looks Like It Floats In Mid-Air

Graffiti artist Odeith wanted to make his street art stand out, so he decided to create murals that are also anamorphic illusions. By skewing is …

Streetwear

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

Based on the design of floating oil platforms, the Sea Trees are made from steel and shaped like giant trees. Each level of the platform supports a …

Photography Archives

August 8, 2018<p>Tips From a Professional Photographer: How to Create the Perfect Composition<p>Professional photographer Anton Gorlin is back with another comprehensive photography guide. This time, the skilled photographer takes us through the basics of photography composition and how it can be used …

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end? That for $10, you could eat for free (for $10) for the rest of your natural life? That …

​Engravings On A Shell Made 300,000 Years Before Humans Evolved

Archaeologist Stephen Munro nearly fell off his chair when he noticed patterns of straight lines purposefully etched on a fossilized clamshell. The …