Desirée Verdier

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There Will Never Be Another Like Prince, the Greatest Recording Artist of All Time

He was—and is—the gold standard of artistry. A brilliant guitarist, bassist, arranger, and producer, he wasn’t just a visionary. He was an entity …

Hubble Catches A Star Blowing A Bubble

A beautiful new image of the aptly named Bubble Nebula<p>The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26 years old this Sunday, April 24. That's ancient in space telescope years, but Hubble is still capturing some gorgeous images.<p>The latest image released by the Hubble team is a stunning picture of the Bubble …

Hubble Space Telescope

The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

Scientists claim breakthrough in hunt for Planet Nine

Scientists working with data captured by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft have identified a region of the Solar System that they say is most likely to …

Mars Gears Up For Its Closest Approach To Earth In Over A Decade

Relative to the stars in the sky, planets generally move slightly towards the east from night-to-night.<p>But beginning tonight, Mars will move to the west, commencing retrograde motion, which continues until June 30th.<p>This isn’t due to Mars changing its motion, but rather to Earth, orbiting inner to …

Doctor Strange Trailer: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton Make Their Superhero Debut

The is unlike anything Marvel has attempted.<p>Thanks, in part, to a fun-filled romp in New York City, we already knew what <b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> and <b>Chiwetel Ejiofor</b> would look like in Marvel’s surreal new film <i>Doctor Strange</i>. But with the film’s first trailer, we finally have a look at <b>Tilda Swinton’s</b> …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

6 Best IKEA Pieces to Hack

IKEA has some great pieces that are super versatile and perfect for making your own. If you are new to hacking IKEA pieces or a veteran, you will …

Mid-Century modern

We're shockingly unprepared for an extreme weather event that could fry Earth's power grid

In the midst of droughts, wildfires, rapidly disappearing sea ice, and El Niño, it's easy to get caught up in weather here on Earth.<p>But there's a …

Solar Cycle

The construction of 10 iconic landmarks, in color

Building 10 wonders<br>of the world — in color<p>Colorized construction of 10 global landmarks<p>c. 1889<p>These 10 photographs, in monochrome and then …

How to encrypt your iOS or Android device

The battle between Apple and the FBI has brought a renewed focus on the importance of encryption. Regardless of what your opinion on the case may be, I shouldn't have to explain the significance of protecting your personal data -- and it all starts with your smartphone.<p>These devices hold your …

Zaha Hadid's Most Iconic Buildings

As the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Zaha Hadid arguably did as much as any of her forebears to pave the way for women in architecture. But even this will not be her most enduring legacy: With her sudden death Thursday morning, she leaves behind a host of landmark structures …

Architecture

Cherry blossoms around the world – in pictures

It’s a sign that spring has arrived as cherry trees burst into flower around the world. Here are some of the most beautiful, including a selection submitted by our readers via GuardianWitness

Cherry Blossoms

10 Easy Pieces: The New Nordic Sofa

A lineup of notable sofas from the successors of Scandi designers such as Børge Mogensen, Carl Hansen, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, and Bruno Mathsson. …

The FBI's silence over its iPhone hack 'puts everyone at risk'

The FBI should reveal how it unlocked the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, leading security experts have said.<p>Not providing details of …

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

Cape Town

Best space photographs of 2015

Box office: 'Cinderella' enchants moviegoers

"Cinderella" brought her magic to the box office this weekend, debuting with a studio-estimated $70.1 million in the U.S. and Canada.<p>The Disney film edged ahead of the May 2014 release of "Maleficent," the spinoff of "Sleeping Beauty" that starred Angelina Jolie and debuted at $69.4 million. …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

Interstellar dominates global box office but Big Hero 6 wins in US

The canvas for Christopher Nolan’s three-hour intergalactic drama stretches to distant galaxies accessible only through wormholes. So it’s fitting that the film comprehensively dominated the global box office on its weekend of release, with a $132m haul.<p>Along with the $50m scored in the US, the …

The Story Behind this Incredible Mountaintop Northern Lights Photograph

Conveying the grandeur of the Aurora Borealis is a serious challenge for a photographer. How are you supposed to capture the splendor of the event, …

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' review: let's talk about shooting people

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> is, and this may surprise both newcomers to the series and longtime skeptics, the most progressive game in the Call of Duty series. Its most interesting character is a strong woman who doesn't need to be saved by the bulky heroes. The cast is comparably diverse. And …