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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: even more of the best entries so far

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge choose the daughter of one of Diana’s sisters as well as close friends for the role, but no members of royal family<p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen five godparents for their daughter Princess Charlotte, including Prince William’s cousin Laura Fellowes.<p>The …

33 Throwback Photos of Prince William and Prince Harry's Childhood

Prince William

Spotify vs. Apple Music: Is there a difference in sound quality?

If you're still waiting to pull the trigger on either an Apple Music or Spotify streaming subscription, will any difference in sound quality help you make a decision?<p>Apple Music officially launched this week on iOS devices for$9.99 (£9.99/AU$11.99) a month, and it comes into a marketplace that is …

5 Paint Palettes That Will be Huge in Home Decor Next Year

Inspiration is all around us — whether you’re getting your ideas from movies, fashion, history or Pinterest, we know your creativity never takes a break. With summer in full swing and spring cleaning long behind us, we’re betting that you’re channeling that creativity into a new paint color or two …

Gay marriage opponents refuse to give up fight

Despite historic Supreme Court ruling, same-sex marriage opponents remain determined to fight for traditional values<p>The Supreme Court judgment which legalised same-sex marriage across the United States is facing a backlash from conservative and Christian groups.<p>Legislators in some states are …

Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

The Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of June 1, 2015)

This week’s Daily Edition was filled with the biggest news stories, like the large-scale government hack and the announcement that Sepp Blatter is stepping down from FIFA, as well as longer reads covering the state of American wars and the rise of violence in U.S. cities. Here’s this week’s …

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Masterful Photographs Transform Dried Scotch Into Interstellar Landscapes

Ernie Button's skillfully composed photographs transform the remnants of a glass of scotch into brilliantly colored celestial settings. The Phoenix-based photographer captures the wondrous natural beauty of crystallized residue of single malt scotch at the bottom of a glass in a series titled</i> …

This Charming Tiny House Has Everything You Need (And It Travels With You!)

The interior looks surprisingly comfortable.<p>The tiny house trend is still going strong, but even though these homes help families minimize living costs and are often dolled up in bright colors, most of us remain skeptical about how long we could actually stay in one (even if it tries to entice us …

How to make old homes energy efficient

Thirty five years ago I bought a row of 350-year-old Welsh half-timbered industrial workers’ cottages. Good move, except for the several kinds of damp, the beetles, woodworm, rotting windows, multicoloured moulds, doors that did not fit and a resident cat.<p>Over the years, nearly everything has been …

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18 More Photos of People Awestruck by Nature

<b>Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia</b><br>Photo credit: Svetlana Bogomolova<p>After we published our first set of photos that showed people awestruck by nature, we felt as though we owed it to you to find more. Here, then, are 18 more photos of people taken aback by their surroundings – whether that's by land, sea …

Travel Photography

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

100+ Clever Street Art Works in New Book by Oak Oak

French street artist Oak Oak has just released a new book that has more than 100 images of his creative and clever works. From Bruce Lee kicking some concrete to a tightrope walker about to cross a chain, each piece is a hilarious take on an ordinary object. Here's the intro to the book.<p>“Oak Oak is …

Father Photoshops Three Daughters into Fantastical Scenes

Just by looking at these photos, it's hard to tell who's having more fun..the father or his three girls! About three years ago, John Wilhelm felt as though something was missing with his photography. Bored with just straight out of the camera shooting, he entered the world of digital manipulation. …