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Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

Sculpture

The Great British Bake Off: retro cakes from the Seventies

Last night, the Great British Bake Off looked back to the Seventies for inspiration. Here, we bring you recipes for our favourite retro cakes, including decadent Black Forest cake, sweet berry roulade and a towering trifle<p>Last night's Black Forest gateau got us all nostalgic for retro cakes, so …

President Obama plays with Ella Harper Rhodes, daughter of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, in the Oval Office today.

Slide The City Is A 1,000 Foot Water Chute And It's Coming To The UK

You know as a child when you used to dream about a giant water slide winding its way along the streets of your hometown?<p>Well it's finally …

Water Parks

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

How to Make Cheese Straws

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Melina Hammer from Licking the Plate shows us how to make cheese straws worthy of the title "The Ultimate Finger</i> …

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

Art

How to Make Flipboard Cookies

How to Make Flipboard Cookies<p>For the holidays, our German Curator Stefanie Bastian delighted us with adorable Flipboard cookies. Here’s how she made …

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Design

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …

Photography

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

DJI's Inspire 1 hand-held gimbal brings its flying camera down to earth

DJI is perhaps best known for its drones. The company also makes some pretty sweet photography gear. Often, these two skill sets meet in perfect harmony -- like the 4K camera-toting Inspire 1 video drone. DJI thought it was a shame to keep that new camera limited to aerial photography though, so …

A Silicon Valley Banker Just Sold His Enormous Mansion With A Secret Bar For $25 Million

The sale price was a whopping $25 million, realtor Arthur Sharif, who represented Porter in the sale, confirmed with Business Insider exclusively.<p>"It's a historic home," Sharif told us. "It was never a question of whether we would get the price we wanted — it was about finding the right person. We …

Silicon Valley

Patient 3D prints his own kidney to guide surgeons

Despite having millions of dollars of imaging technology at their disposal, surgeons often have to wait until they open a patient up before deciding the best course of action. Even for the simplest procedure, knowing the actual size and composition of the affected body part can make all the …

German newspaper that reprinted Muhammad cartoons firebombed

Arson attack on offices of Hamburg tabloid that published Charlie Hebdo cartoons on front page after Paris massacre<p>• Huge crowds gather for Paris unity rally – live<p>A German newspaper that reprinted the Muhammad cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has been the target of an arson …

Terrorism

A History of the Most Coveted Accessories

<i>Spread the word and let your voice be heard: A new era of the It bag is upon us! In the name of democracy—and of course, fashion—we're holding an election to name the #ItBag2015. Meet the 10 powerful and chic purses campaigning to revolutionize your look this year and, vote for which one you think</i> …

A Black Panther May Not Be What You Think

As the superhero of the same name sets box-office records, learn more about the misunderstood big cats.<p>As theatergoers around the world marvel at the new superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i>, we here at National Geographic wanted to share some facts about these real-life fascinating felines.<p>First things …

SpaceX releases dramatic pictures and video of failed Falcon 9 landing

Video from barge shows how close the rocket came to landing safely<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared the first images from last week's failed Falcon 9 barge landing. Musk tweeted the still frames taken from cameras onboard the drone ship to <i>Doom</i> creator and Oculus VR CTO John Carmack, saying: "It's …

Tesla

65 Super Bowl Dessert Recipes, Because Life Ain't All Chicken Wings

These Super Bowl recipes are low-effort crowd pleasers. Yes, there are brownies.<p>It's just not a Super Bowl party without a stunning display of dessert options. (At least that's what we always say.) Here are our most winning sweet treats for the biggest game day of the year—all low-effort crowd …

Dessert

Wayne Coyne on Living with Death

I bought a fake Apple Watch for $27 at CES

LAS VEGAS— It will likely be at least two months before the highly anticipated Apple Watch hits shelves, but at least one company has already made a …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

the 11 best voices in hollywood

actors who have got serious singing chops<p>Back when Disney Channel original movies were still a thing (R.I.P.), there were only a few truly great triple-threats in Hollywood. And while there are now more young actors and actresses who can boast professional vocal training, when it boils down to it, …

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

Digital Art

Taliban Chief Behind Pakistan School Massacre Promises More Attacks

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The head of the group behind last month's horrific Pakistani school massacre that left 153 dead said the militants would strike again if the government continued to target its members and their families. "You will forget the Peshawar school attack when you face more deadly …

Pakistan

See Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's Style Evolution

We're counting down the days until the Golden Globe Awards and with each new announcement (Gift bags! Menus! Presenters!) we're getting increasingly …

Comedy

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …