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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Tibetan antelopes, tussling Indian rat snakes and Europe’s last primeval forest are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Delicate Japanese Oil Paintings of Ethereal Woman Submerged with Nature

Artist Miho Hirano’s oil paintings communicate a delicate beauty through the use of soft colors and fluid brushstrokes. Featuring ethereal woman and fragments of the natural world, each of Hirano’s paintings emote a melancholic longing that beckons one into her character's striking fantasy-lands. …

Here's How Nintendo Just Got a Whole Lot More Valuable

Nintendo’s a little late to the smartphone game. The company’s first mobile app, Miitomo, debuted just last week to users in Japan.<p>But the new social …

Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

Changing Planet<p>For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine …

A manatee rests in the Three Sisters Spring, Florida. These warm water springs are essential to the survival of this species during the winter months when ocean water temperatures fall. Due to the proliferation of golf courses, sprawl, population growth, swimming pools and other water usages, many of these springs are drying up. What is the future for this vulnerable species at the hands of human encroachment? With @cristinamittermeier and @sea_legacy. Read our blog in PROOF on whether or not manatees should be stripped from their Endangered status. http://tinyurl.com/lzo4wcr #endangered #picoftheday #thinblueline #bird #giantpetrel #antarctica #cute #pretty #MPA #202020 #wildlife #gratitude #explore #nature #smile #love #beauty #adventure #travel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #instagood #tbt #follow #followme #photooftheday #happy #tagforlikes #beautiful #like #picoftheday

Giant squid will make you never want to swim in the sea again

We definitely didn't order a calamari ring this large.<p>A giant squid was spotted on Christmas Eve in Japan's Toyama Bay, roughly 344 kilometres (213 …

Christmas Eve

Superguns give classic arcade games a new lease of life

Computer gamers looking to relive their memories of space invaders and Pac-Man can now play the original arcade versions at home<p>Playing arcade games on original hardware is the ultimate way to enjoy the arcade experience at home. But the cost – and size – of an arcade cabinet can be prohibitive. …

This is why you should never count Nintendo out

Nintendo has hit a rough patch, of late. The Japanese game publisher has failed to replicate the overwhelming success it had with its Wii console …

20 Secrets About the Beginning of Disneyland That Will Surprise Even the Biggest Fan

As Disneyland celebrates its 60th year of happy dreams, ridiculously long lines, and Mickey Mouse-shaped desserts, PBS is taking a look back at Walt Disney's life with their new four-hour film (three years in the making!) <i>American Experience Walt Disney</i>. The second half focuses much of its time on …

Best mobile games of August 2015 (pictures)

Nintendo games now available through Amazon digital store

Starting today, Nintendo games are now available for digital purchase through the Amazon online store. Amazon will offer a selection of popular Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Virtual Console games, as well as some downloadable content, for purchase through its digital marketplace.<p>Amazon offers …

Elusive sea creature with hairy, slimy shell spotted after 31 years

An elusive sea creature that boasts a vibrant golden shell covered in thick, slimy hair was recently spotted for the first time in 31 years, researchers say.<p>The <i>Allonautilus</i> <i>scrobiculatus</i>, a species of mollusk in the same family as the nautilus, was spotted off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the …

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. “My photographs are like Japanese …

Supernatural: Jensen Ackles talks season 11's female big bad

When it comes to big bads, the Winchester brothers have fought the best of them. From angry spirits to Lucifer himself, they know what it takes to …

These Crystal Sheets Change Color When Layered Over Each Other

For a visual primer on how crystals refract light, look no further than the cover for <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i>. When light enters the prism, it slows down to different wavelengths and different colors emerge from the opposite side. Designers Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Jansen harnessed this natural …

3-Piece Rings That Need to Be Worn at Once to Become Playful Animals

Bangkok artist Mary Lou has designed a set of rings that will fit perfectly on the fingers of any animal lover. Each ring set comes with three separate pieces that fit together to form an adorable creature. One features a squirrel who's chasing a tiny acorn, while others display a variety of …

29 Memes That Are Too Real For ’80s Kids

For anyone who is still haunted by the theme song to Unsolved Mysteries.

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How to Make Your Own Italian Grandma-Style Pasta Without a Recipe

<i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, in an effort for you to create your own spin. Today…roasted eggplant gemelli!</i><p>It's a Wednesday night and our October issue is closing. Editors, …

Recipes

Legend of Zelda Wii U release date pushed back to 2016 to make it more exceptional; other titles to tide fans over til next year

There has been buzz about the downward trend of sales for Nintendo Wii U, a touchpad controller game console, given that game pads are not the first …

Retrogaming

taking the hobbits to isengard

I Heart My City (in the Summer)

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The first official day of summer is fast approaching (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d kick the season off right with a special edition of <b>I Heart My City</b>. (By the by, for those of you who live in hot climes and want to get away, it’s a great …

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Seriously, give savory oats a chance.<p>Oatmeal is a breakfast favorite, and for good reason: It helps curb appetite (keeping you full until lunch), decreases risk for both colon cancer and high cholesterol and is incredibly easy to whip up in the morning.<p>You may be accustomed to spooning up a hearty …

Michael Keaton Wasn't Impressed The First Time He Read The 1989 ‘Batman’ Script

George Clooney apologized Thursday to fans for his role in 1997's "Batman & Robin." Friday, during a panel for "Birdman," Michael Keaton recalled his first experience with Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" script.<p>Though the movie went on to become a big success, Keaton says when he first read the script, …

Earth Has 52 Percent Fewer Wild Animals Today Than in 1970: Report

Surprise, surprise: Habitat degradation and exploitation are the biggest animal killers.<p>Since 1970, more than half of the world's population of wild vertebrate animals have died off, according to a biennial report from the World Wildlife Fund.<p>The organization's "Living Planet Report" <i></i>studies the …

World Wildlife Fund

Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain, is arguably England's greatest archaeological treasure. See more photos of England here: http://on.natgeo.com/1pZ8Jz1 Photograph by Ken Geiger, National Geographic

Top 10 Gardens

Travel<p>Top 10 Gardens from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Château de Versailles<br>Versailles, France <br>www.chateauversailles.fr</b> <br>The famous French landscape designer André Le Nôtre laid out these gardens southwest of Paris in the 17th century at the behest of …

Snow Festival - Sapporo, Japan. http://t.co/wkF5WtzGGT