Emily

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Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of

From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse. And booming urbanisation means the demand for this increasingly valuable resource is unlikely to let up<p>Times are good for Fey Wei Dong. A genial, middle-aged …

101 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

How many do you use incorrectly? (If you're like me, more than a handful.)<p>It's embarrassing to admit, but the other day a potential client asked whether I had taken the time to look over his proposal. I responded, "So far, I've only had the time to peruse it. I'll go over it thoroughly tonight and …

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Three Days In Utah

<i>Bryce Canyon National Park</i><p>In winter, Utah is justifiably famous for its world-class skiing. When Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics, the …

Revenge Really Does Make You Feel Better

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

This two-faced kitty has the most unique coloring on his face, and it's SO CUTE

If you, like us, use Instagram mostly as an excuse to scroll through cat pics on the daily, get ready to fall in love with Yana, a two-faced cat. …

Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise?

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — As a tool against sea-level rise, the idea seems a little counterintuitive: Add water to the ground.<p>But the laws of physics support it: Pump millions of gallons into a sandy aquifer deep below the Earth's surface, and its porous layers will expand like a sponge. The ground above …

Zhou Youguang, linguist who developed modern China's Pinyin Romanized writing system, dies at 111

Zhou Youguang, a linguist considered the father of modern China's Pinyin Romanization writing system, died Saturday at the age of 111.<p>Born in 1906 during China's last imperial dynasty, the Qing, Zhou died at his home in Beijing one day after celebrating his birthday, according to state broadcaster …

What a teen's recent livestreamed suicide reveals about mental health and social media

On Dec. 30, Katelyn Nicole Davis turned on the livestreaming app Live.me at her home in Cedartown, Georgia, and broadcast her own suicide.<p>As that …

Clean Lines Reign Supreme in this Painter’s Appealing Artworks

Artist Mark Bradley-Shoup flattens the American landscape with a few slashes of an x-acto blade.<p>A never-ending horizon and ranch-style buildings make for a calming landscape reflective of rural America. Bringing block colors to life across the face of gas stations and civic buildings, the …

Ecuador has begun drilling for oil in the world’s richest rainforest

The country is poised to cash in on one of its most valuable assets. But at what cost?<p><i>Originally published by</i> <i>bioGraphic</i><i>.</i><p>As many of the planet's last hectares of wilderness give way to roads and towns, farms and soccer fields, gas stations and Starbucks, the Anthropocene marches on. Perhaps nowhere …

These Spectacular Photos of Waves on Lake Erie Will Blow You Away

After summer ends and vacationers leave the Great Lakes, the water can get a little wild—and these photographs of Lake Erie in action by <b>photographer</b> …

A San Francisco Fogaholic’s Stunning Photos

Gorgeous Haze<p>Nicholas Steinberg, an award-winning photographer from San Francisco, takes the world on journey through the eyes of a self-confessed …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Fighting meerkats, a posing leopard and rescued turtles are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

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10 Beautiful Photographs

Nature is beautiful… right? These photo’s show how beautiful nature can be…<p>Coastal Potholes<p>Dunnottar Castle<p>Somewhere In Romania<p>Shifen …

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Strong Women in Seattle Woodlands

Enter Kindra Nikole's wild imagination in her dreamy photographs.<p>Inspired by creepy films, fantasy novels, and greats like Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki, Kurt Vonnegut, and Lewis Carroll, Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes empowering images of women imbued with Photoshop magic. She turns …

A photographer captured breathtaking aerial photos of London throughout 2016

He published his first book of work at the age of 23 and has since gone on to publish more than 50 titles and shoot iconic images of Hong Kong, New York, and Libya for clients including National Geographic and Red Bull.<p>Despite having travelled the world, British-born Hawkes says that London is …

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Six data visualizations that explain the plastic problem | Global Ideas | DW | 30.12.2016

Tiny particles, bags, bottles: When plastic lands in the ocean, it harms wildlife and the environment. But how much plastic does end up there, and …

The best of the wildlife photography awards 2016 – in pictures

Winning images from national and international wildlife photography competitions of the year

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Memes and Mental Health: 2016 Was the Year We Started Laughing at Our Own Anxiety

This year was a landmark one for anxiety becoming not just an increasingly common mental health problem, but a cultural and social phenomenon.<p>Since summer of this year, the number of people in the UK googling "xanax" has almost doubled. Overall, 2016 saw more searches for "anxiety" from British IP …

An Aerial Photographer Finds Art on Earth

Orange on White<br>Tommy Clarke<p>1 of 14<p>While living in Sydney, photographer Tommy Clarke found himself falling out of love with fashion photography. Eager …

This photographer shot his subjects on a real lava field for these incredible images

There’s a whole lot one can do with Photoshop these days to put your subjects into any environment we wish. But, for me, nothing beats the …

Lighting Wildlife

<i>1. Fill Light<br>One of the primary uses of flash or a small LED is to introduce fill light to balance exposure and light your subject. Fill light is</i> …

Pictures of the day: 19 October 2016

This couple spend their cold winter nights in New Zealand photographing the amazing night sky

There are few things on this earth more appealing to landscape photographers than New Zealand, the Milky Way, and Auroras. So, when I came across the …

Breathtaking shots of Mount Fuji make it look like 18th Century works of art

Subscribe to WIRED<p>Does the above shot of Japan's Mount Fuji look familiar? That's intentional. Taken by Bristol-based photographer Charles Emerson, …

Top 15 Green Home Improvements and their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

Home energy efficiency is both a journey and an objective. The objective is as simple as going Green. You optimize the resources of your home while …