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How a common chemical in sunscreen is damaging our coral reefs

<i>People need to avoid skin damage when they go to the beach, but many sunscreens include oxybenzone, and that's bad news for coral. Dr Karl</i> …

Elusive Philae lander spotted on Rosetta's comet one month before mission's end

Talk about timing!<p>Cameras aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter have spotted the elusive Philae lander tucked into a dark crack on the jagged surface of Comet 67-P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, just weeks before the end of the mission.<p>On Sept. 30, the ESA plans to send the Rosetta orbiter to …

The ‘Father Of Biodiversity’ Fears Trump And Nuclear War More Than Climate Change

Famed conservationist E.O. Wilson says climate change is a threat. But he also worries about the Republican nominee and people with nuclear codes.<p>Former Harvard biology professor E.O. Wilson is one of the most respected and revered conservationists alive today.<p>So you might find it curious that his …

The Reason You’re Positive You Remember Something That Never Happened

It seems that everyone is susceptible to the phenomenon of “<b>memory distortion</b>,” or the creation of <b>false memories</b>. Researchers think they may be …

The Brain

See Astronaut Jeff Williams' Most Stunning Photos of Earth From Space

The south cape of Hawaii, showing a grid of streets in the lower right<br>Jeff Williams—NASA<p>1 of 18<p><b>Correction appended, Sept. 12</b><p>The last time American …

Potentially Toxic Magnetic Nanoparticle Pollution Found in Human Brains

Researchers have discovered significant quantities of potentially toxic magnetic nanoparticles in human brains, sparking fears they could lead to …

The Best Time of Day to Do Everything, According to Science [Infographic]

Learn the best times of day for everything you do, according to science -- from eating meals and cleaning your apartment to brainstorming and holding …

Cancer breakthrough: Scientists develop 'smoke detector' test that can spot disease before symptoms are noticeable

A simple blood test that can detect cancer before any symptoms are noticeable has been developed by researchers in a breakthrough that could save …

Scientists Just Made Lasers Out of Human Blood

And they could help us hunt tumours.<p>Researchers have developed a blood laser, using human blood and a fluorescent dye called indocyanine green (ICG), …

Genesis Project: Should We 'Gift' the Cosmos With Life?

Some exoplanets are only considered habitable for short periods of time, should we give life on these worlds an evolutionary helping hand?<p><b>OPINION</b><p>The …

The revolutionary artists of the 60s’ colourful counterculture

The decade’s cultural shift was fuelled by the innovative, colourful work of illustrators and poster artists, showcased in a forthcoming exhibition at the V&A<p>The year was 1967 and Mike McInnerney had been asked to design the poster for the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, an event headlined by Pete …

The Designer Behind the Android Logo Has a Raunchy Sense of Humor

Making art as a profession is fun, but doing it for yourself is even better—just ask graphic designer Irina Blok.<p>A smartphone display mimicking the look of a stock ticker is, in reality, a sailor-mouthed ribbon of reactions to the tumultuous nature of the markets. Helpful rhymes splashed across …

10 Remarkable Recent Sculptures That Show Where the Medium Is Going Today

The first 16 years of the new millennium have witnessed a veritable flowering in contemporary art, with widely diffuse approaches and media …

Art

Breaking the Mold: A Conversation With Architect, Artist, and Iconoclast Gaetano Pesce

As Los Angeles MOCA explores the work of Gaetano Pesce, Dwell sits down with the master of material.<p>Gaetano Pesce was just a teenager when he discovered the material that would shape so much of his career: polyurethane resin. Young and driven by the curiosity that has made him one of design's most …

Design

Michelangelo hid female anatomy symbols in Sistine Chapel ceiling painting, researchers claim

Over 500 years later and secrets hidden within the Sistine Chapel are only just being discovered today. A team of academics analysing the artwork …

Designing and Building a Brand

In this course you’ll learn how to create visual brands from scratch and develop your brand designs into professional, comprehensive brand …

Graphic Design

5 Design Jobs That Won’t Exist In The Future

And seven jobs that will grow, according to design leaders at Frog, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, and more.<p>Organ designers, chief drone experience designers, cybernetic director. Those are some of the fanciful new roles that could be created by the global design industry in the next few years.<p>But what …

Watch a human become a paintbrush for a massive robotic arm

A robot creating a work of art isn’t necessarily groundbreaking stuff these days. But when a robot is painting on a canvas and using a human being as …

Artist Creates Dazzling High Fashion Sketches with Carefully Coated Nail Polish

Nail polish is no longer limited to fingers and toes. Chan Clayrene of Artclaytion uses nail polishes, matte and sparkly alike, as the ink for her glamorous illustrations of haute couture gowns. Her designs are inspired by luxury labels, such as Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and Ralph & Russo, as …

High Fashion

Street Artists Making A Name For Themselves On Instagram

There are few things more divisive and subjective as art — experience, lifestyle, and frame of mind all have an impact on how we consume and interpret it. On the streets, art becomes a fair bit more egalitarian. Murals painted overnight become the highlights of a daily walk to the corner shop for …

The 6 Tools Every Graphic Designer Should Have

Photoshop has its perks. But let's face it, it's massive, complicated and often intimidating for the casual graphic designer. Even with all the DIY guides and manuals available online, mastering Photoshop can be a tricky business, especially if you don't do a formal course. But why let all that …

Graphic Design

Beyonce, Britney, Rihanna Light Up the VMAs: Pictures

​This Toolkit focuses on business strategy, design innovation and stakeholder engagement to provide a practical how-to guide for companies, large and small, to leap out of the linear “take-make-waste” economy, future-proof their firms and reap the dividends. In it, Canada's National Zero Waste Council provides guidance and examples to help businesses identify risks and opportunities, choose appropriate models, improve product design, prioritize and engage various stakeholders, and more.

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"I love fur" iOS Game Design

I have been a fan of Nina Geometrieva for quite a long time. We featured some of her projects here in the past, mostly illustrations like the "What …

Frank Gehry’s Swimming Koi Lamps are Reflective of His Artistic Arc

Gehry’s new-and-improved ‘Fish Lamps’ swim about the Gagosian Gallery in Rome.<p>A chain of koi fish float through an exhibit space, illuminating their immediate surroundings with a self-contained, warm orange glow. The works come from a familiar yet unexpected name: Frank Gehry. Early in his artistic …

Google hopes to crowdsource Android Wear watch face designs from you and your friends

Getting a job at Google may be hard, but getting your design featured on the company’s new Fall Android Wear watch? Alright fine — that’ll be hard, …