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Chemical Change In Synthetic Marijuana Suspected Of Causing Illnesses

Over the past three weeks, people have been tumbling into emergency rooms across the country, seriously ill after using a synthetic drug known as K2 or spice.<p>Hundreds of cases have been reported in states including Alabama, Mississippi and New York, where state health departments have warned people …

Cannabis

An Aerial Tour of ‘Hang Son Soong,’ the Largest Cave on Earth | Colossal

<p>In this new 6-minute film, cave, adventure, and travel photographer Ryan Deboodt takes us on a breathtaking aerial tour of the world’s largest cave, …

Half-pipe diplomacy: The Americans helping build Cuba's skate scene

Half-pipe diplomacy<p>For these Americans in Cuba, skateboarding was never embargoed<p>Half-pipe diplomacy<p>For these Americans in Cuba, skateboarding was …

Cuba

GIF of the Year: Obama on a Skateboard

This is important.<p>This didn't happen. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, didn't roll up to the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul on a skateboard. He didn't kick that board behind him like a bad habit before greeting South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, either. But thanks to the …

GIF Animations
Painting

Whimsical Or Creepy? Mannequins Transformed Into Fine Art

In the first half of the 20th century, mannequins were usually little more than human-shaped clothing hangers, meant to display fashion, not to serve as design objects in themselves. But in the 1970s, New York-based designer Ralph Pucci began to endow mannequins with personality and artistry of …

Art

A Brief History of Women in Art

If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.<p>If you're behind a web filter, please make …

Pilots are attempting the first round-the-world flight on a solar-powered plane

The takeoff of Solar Impulse 2, which was delayed on Saturday due to high winds, would cap 13 years of research and testing by Swiss pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard.<p>"This project is a human project, it is a human challenge," Borschberg, co-founder and chief executive of Solar Impulse …

Solar Impulse

Social Media + Street Graffiti = Stenciled Signs of Our Times

[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]For better and worse, self-reflection and meta-art is an inevitable facet of the digital age – this …

Social Media

Energy from dry ice could power human colonies on Mars

A mission to Mars has captured the public's imagination and the possibility of making that second small step has never seemed so close. Current NASA …

2 American tourists caught carving names into Rome's Colosseum

Two American tourists have been ordered to appear in court in Italy after they were caught carving their names into Rome's Colosseum.<p>The visiting Californians snuck away from their tour group on Saturday and began scratching their initials into the amphitheater walls using a coin, The Guardian …

Italy

Smartly Engineered WaterNest 100 Lets Residents Live as One With Nature

This masterfully designed floating home delightfully resembles a tidy, efficient nest that a water-loving animal would build. The pod-shaped WaterNest 100, produced by EcoFloLife, has been years in the making, and the firm's patient attention to detail is evident in the unit's beautiful aesthetics …

Design

Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

Art

DC Comics Characters Appear on The Saturday Evening Post

Artist Juan Carlos Ruiz combines two of his loves in this original series. <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i>‘s classic illustrations, made by Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker, are given a fun twist as the heroes and villains of DC Comics now grace the magazine's famous covers. The artist used Adobe …

Comic Books

Terminally Ill Woman Receives Last Wish to Visit a Museum

Viewing artwork can be a comforting, moving experience, and one you might not easily forget – even on your last days. This past Tuesday, a terminally ill woman was taken by ambulance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam so that she could visit the arts and history museum one more time. She's seen taking …

Museums

This Throwable Computer Teaches Kids How To Code

Hackaball gives kids the power to program their own games, and takes coding outside.<p>Coding is a great skill for kids to learn but it can be a lonely, sedentary endeavor. Hackaball, a new toy created from a partnership between the design agencies MAP and Made By Many, promises to get kids off their …

Loneliness

Architizer

The Beauty Of Failure: 12 Rejected Designs That Actually Don’t Suck

Recently Rejected, an online graveyard for unpublished, rejected, or unfinished design work, illuminates the creative process.<p>All creative people know that only a tiny percentage of the work they do ever sees the light of day. More often than not, work either ends up in the trash, gets brutally …

Creativity

Antique Books Turned Into Exquisite Paper Sculptures

South African artist Barbara Wildenboer specializes in turning old books into elaborate papercraft sculptures.<p>South African artist Barbara Wildenboer thinks of books as living things. In her art, she operates on them, cutting apart old books to reveal the sprawling yet delicate central nervous …

Art

Artist "Tattoos" Passport Pages with Elaborate Ink Drawings

Leonard Combier's amazingly detailed drawings of fanciful creatures on passport pages make us want to travel to another world. The Berlin resident doesn't hesitate to sketch monsters, tiki statues and mysterious pairs of eyes across already-stamped passport pages. He's completely filled the pages …

Drawing

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

10 ways white people are more racist than they realize

Progressives like to believe they’re enlightened, but they’re no less vulnerable to their implicit biases<p>If there’s anything our fraught national dialogue on race has taught us, it's that there are no racists in this country. (In fact, not only do multiple studies confirm that most white Americans …

African-American News

Interactive Art Gallery Allows Visitors to Become Part of an Illusion

This unique gallery lets visitors do more than just admire great works of art – they get to play with it, too. At Art in Island, an interactive gallery that occupies a former bus station in the Philippines, visitors can step inside paintings and take pictures with the optical illusions.<p>Each piece …

Art

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

Solar on the Move with Sun King PRO

As solar cells have become more durable, compact, efficient and cheap to produce, the technology has gradually found its way into a greater number of consumer products. From backpacks to watches , harnessing the sun's energy has never been more accessible. And the Sun King PRO from Chicago-based …

Solar Power

A Peek Inside MoMA’s Hotly Anticipated Björk Retrospective

An army of Björk takes over the Museum of Modern Art on Sunday. The Icelandic pop star/alien fairy goddess’s hotly anticipated retrospective coincides with the release of her ninth studio album, “Vulnicura,”* and covers 20 years of her shapeshifting career in music, art, design, and …

Art