Cristy Whittington

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Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balask, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes–birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat …

This region in your brain can name that tune

If you’ve ever had a song stuck in your head but you can’t recall the name, your brain’s left temporal pole may be to blame.<p>Damage to this region can …

This Is Why Bacon Smells So Darn Good, According To Science (VIDEO)

We've all had the experience: it's a lazy Saturday morning and as you slowly blink your eyes awake, it hits you -- "Is <i>that</i> the smell of <i>BACON</i>?!"<p>Just what is it about this beloved breakfast food that makes it smell so darn good?<p>It turns out that roughly 150 separate organic compounds contribute to …

Zinc deficiency before conception disrupts fetal development

"However, the role of zinc during the preconception period in promoting later development during pregnancy is not clearly understood."<p>In the …

Amazing Photographs of Deep Sea Creatures by David Shale

Imagine alien beings that live in a world with no light and little oxygen, in freezing temperatures, under pressure that would crush an earth animal, …

The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity<p>In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, …

After Decades Of Silent Wandering, NASA Probe Phones Home

You might call it the ultimate long shot — a group of space enthusiasts trying to re-establish contact with a wayward satellite launched in 1978. Figuratively speaking, it's been off the radar for decades.<p>No more.<p>"The initial contact was a tone followed by specific commands," project organizer …

The Tinkerbell Fairyfly, also known as Tinkerbella nana, is one of the Top 10 New Species of 2014. Photograph by Jennifer Read. To see the full list of species, visit science.time.com.

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

MERS may have spread from person to person in US

How to support your local wildlife this spring

Spring wildlife tips<p>As the winter weather wanes, animals are emerging from hibernation and giving birth to babies. To celebrate, the Humane Society …

A New Theory On How Ancient Egyptians Built The Pyramids

How ancient Egyptians constructed the pyramids is still somewhat of an archeological mystery. Everything from cranes and ramps to oil-slicked slipways to aliens (naturally) have been put forward as possible mechanisms. A group of Dutch physicists has a new hypothesis on how ancient Egyptians …

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Willie Nelson Through the Years

Early Days<p>Willie Nelson poses for an early portrait with his guitar.<p>Cowboy<p>Willie Nelson poses for a portrait wearing a cowboy hat, circa 1973.<p>Peaches …

These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …

Articles about 12 tips clutter free home office on Dwell.com - Dwell

All of us have heard that the real estate market is "bad" right now. However, what is bad for sellers is often good for buyers.<p>Spring is coming and home improvements are in the air.<p>An architect reimagines an outdated brick garage by designing a graceful new family home atop its foundation.<p>Of …

Pope Francis makes history with dual canonization of Pope John XXIII, Pope John Paul II

Pope Francis declared Popes John XXIII and John Paul II saints before some 800,000 people on Sunday in an unprecedented ceremony made even more historic by the presence of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square.<p>Never before have a reigning pope and a retired pope celebrated Mass together …

Underworld: The Intrepid Cave Photography of Robbie Shone | Colossal

<p>Robbie Shone is a British adventure, cave and travel photographer based out of Austria. His adventures have led him to the remotest areas of China, …

Incredible Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors With Messages Of Healing And Hope To The World

As the one-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaches, photographer Robert X. Fogarty, known for his message-on-skin portrait project called "Dear World," asked marathon survivors, first responders and supporters to return to the finish line.<p>He captured their images and …

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British teenager killed in Syria

The father of an 18-year-old from Brighton killed in Syria has described him as a martyr but says he tried hard to stop him from travelling to join the fighting.<p>Abubakr Deghayes, whose son Abdullah died earlier this month, said he had flown to Turkey to try to prevent his son joining his two …

Lessons from Stephen King and “Valley of the Dolls”: Reading 100 years of bestsellers

<b>Stephen King (AP/Francois Mori)</b><p>What the most popular books of the past century taught one writer about America’s strange taste in fiction<p>Laura Miller<p>April 2, 2014 11:52pm (UTC)<p>When Matthew Kahn, a creative writing student at California State University at Northridge, learned from one of his …

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Is John Kasich The Most Formidable 2016 GOP Candidate You Don’t Know?

Unless you live in Ohio, or are a political junkie, chances are you have never heard of its Republican governor, John Kasich. But that will likely …

Sigma Slaps a $950 Price Tag on the 50mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens, Shocks Us All

The first reviews have been clear: the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens delivers quality on par with the exceptional $4,000 ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus. …

6 Insiders’ Secrets to Help You Succeed as a Real Estate Photographer

With the recovering of the residential real estate market in the United States in full swing, it’s a great time to learn what it takes be a …