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Watch the Life-Like Motion of This Wooden Hummingbird Automaton

Derek Hugger designs his automata the hard way. He uses Illustrator for the initial basic forms, sketching them out on a Wacom tablet, and then uses animation software to see them in motion.<p>“More than really overthinking it, I just started drawing stuff,” he says. “I just kind of kept going at it …

Hummingbirds

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

Los Cabos

IED Activity 2.4 Multiview Sketching #3

11 Tips To Improve Your Memory (And Grades!) This School Year

The new school year is just around the corner. Make it your best year yet with a better memory and better grades. Post-it® Products will be your new BFF for studying, labeling, and everything in between!

First edition of King James Bible from 1611 found in church cupboard

Rev Jason Bray found the forgotten tome when doing a stock take at St Giles Church, Wrexham<p>A vicar clearing out a cupboard at his church found a forgotten first edition <b>King James Bible</b>dating back to 1611.<p>There are believed to be fewer than 200 such Bibles still in existence.<p>The Rev Dr Jason Bray …

Never say die

Australian scientist David Sinclair is at the forefront of a global quest to develop an anti-ageing pill – a drug worth untold billions.<p>In March …

New NASA images show Pluto’s moon Charon in stunning detail

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent incredible images of Pluto’s largest moon Charon back to Earth.<p>The latest images reveal the moon’s complex and violent history, according to NASA. “Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they’re …

Solar System

How to Use Old Lenses and Speed Boosters With Your New Camera

There are some amazing lenses out there. Beautiful, fast and sharp. The interesting thing is that not all of them are brand new or even designed for …

Cameras

14 horrible things that could happen if we colonize Mars

From the extreme cold to the deadly radiation, there are many traits about Mars that make it inhospitable.<p>Here are some of the main obstacles to surviving — and colonizing — the fourth rock from the sun.

Space

11 Science Facts That Seem More Like Science Fiction

These days it's hard to tell reality from make-believe!<p>These days its hard to tell science and science fiction apart -- we're gardening in space, cars are driving themselves, and invisibility cloaks are real (at least, at the molecular level).<p>If you're having trouble telling fact from fiction, you …

22 absurd camping supplies no one will ever need

There's nothing better than spending a few days in the wilderness. Except for the fact that there's no WiFi, television, kitchen, quesadillas, …

Russian Scientist Injects Himself with 3.5 Million Year Old “Eternal Life” Bacteria

A group of Russian scientists believe that the secret to eternal youth might actually lies in the permafrost of Siberia. They’re experimenting with a …

Biology

Yamaha off-road bikes WR250F and YZ250FX chew up some dirt

Yamaha is enjoying some success with its off-road bikes. The company has just surpassed league-leader KTM in some dirt bike segments, and is likely to add more motocross, enduro and trail models to its 2016 lineup.<p>We took a pair of them out to Santa Clarita's Rowher Flat OHV park to get a sense of …

Motorcycles

Barbour International x Triumph Motorcycles 2015 Fall/Winter Capsule Collection

The British icons collaborate on a rugged collection inspired by Steve McQueen.<p>Barbour International and Triumph motorcycles have teamed up for a capsule collection that features a modern spin on rugged, vintage staples. The British icons present a solid selection that highlights a reworking of …

Clothing

Rare ‘sofa shark’ stuns scientists

Marine biologists landed an unusual catch off the coast of Scotland recently – a so-called ‘sofa shark’ or false catshark.<p>Experts were stunned by the rare shark, which was discovered during a recent deep sea survey by scientists from Marine Scotland. “This is not a species that has previously been …

Cognitive Science

23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

Photo: Michael Matti<p>You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor center. You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking …

5 Ways To Practice Your Photography At Home

We all have those dull moments when we are just sitting at home and doing nothing. Just killing time because you have no work, for the moment. …

Mobile Photography

Depression Might Literally Color The Way We See The World (UPDATE)

It's possible that feeling sad can make the world appear more gray.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> The authors of the study covered in this article voluntarily retracted their study from Psychological Science in November 2015 after noticing errors in their methodology. They told the journal they “remain confident in the …

You can buy the only sunglasses made with NASA-certified technology for less than $80

From the surface of the moon to a crescent Earth, their eyes have experienced firsthand a grandeur that most of us will never witness.<p>But those breathtaking views come at a high price for many because in space, astronauts are exposed to higher levels of high-energy light, or radiation, compared to …

Men's Fashion

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Lockheed Martin

Essential Skills for Landscape Photography

Panasonic Unveils the Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 and New Matte Black Color Option

Panasonic has introduced a brand new lens to their Micro Four Thirds system lineup at IFA 2015 in Berlin, along with color tweaks for three of their …

Portrait vs Landscape

Which is better?<p>Watch the following video:<p>Highlights of this video:<p>0:20 NPWS shoot – Barrington Tops<br>0:50 What I photographed for them…<br>1:20 What is …

Photography

The Epic Images of a Mountain Bike Photo Contest

Every year, Crankworx Whistler hosts a Deep Summer Photo Challenge that pits six elite mountain biking photographers against each other. The shooters …