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6 Quirky Ways to Improve Brain Function

<i>We may be biased, but we think the human brain is pretty special. All this week, mentalfloss.com is celebrating this miracle organ with a heap of</i> …

The Brain

Innocents in the Crossfire: Alessio Romenzi's Shocking Photographs From Gaza

1 of 19<p><b>Correction appended, July, 22.</b><p>Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi harbors no illusions that his images of dead civilians—many of them …

13 Things You Might Not Know About McDonald's Monopoly

It’s that time of year again! Time to make fun of your friends who go to McDonald’s excessively in the month of October because they genuinely …

Shot by their own side: Chloe Dewe Mathews on her photographic journey to first world war execution sites – video

Visiting the sites at which British, French and Belgian troops were executed for cowardice and desertion during the first world war, Chloe Dewe Mathews aimed her camera in the same direction that the firing squads aimed their rifles. In this short film, she explains the sombre history and mood of …

Chloe Dewe Mathews's Shot at Dawn: a moving photographic memorial

James Crozier was 16 when he presented himself at his local army recruiting office in Belfast in September 1914. He was accompanied by his mother, Elizabeth, who tried in vain to prevent him enlisting. The recruiting officer, who also happened to be called Crozier, assured her he would look out for …

Skull Art Optical Illusion

Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is almost here and hope you all have a good one with a lot of great plans! There is an old saying about art being …

Multicolor Swirling Ball Optical Illusion

Happy Saturday everyone! How has the weekend been so far for all of you? Are you all ready for today’s amazing illusion? Everyone loves rainbows when …

California condor spotted in San Mateo Co. for first time in 110 years

An endangered California condor was recently spotted and photographed in San Mateo County, the first time the giant species of vulture has been seen that far north in more than a century.<p>The adventurous condor, listed as #597 but affectionately called “Lupine,” was photographed near the town of …

The Book of Eggs – in pictures

Some of the incredible photographs of birds' eggs from around the world that make up a beautiful new book<p>• The real eggs that Fabergé could only dream of designing

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

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9 Amazing Body Painting Photographs by Trina Merry

Trina Merry is a bodypainting artist based in San Francisco. There’s a good chance you’ve seen her work before, as a number of her projects have …

The Somme frozen over in 1917 … and now – interactive

In the latest of our weekly series of interactive photographs to mark the centenary of the first world war, members of a Royal Garrison Artillery working party carry duckboards across the frozen Somme at Frise in France, March 1917. The Battle of the Somme took place from July until November 1916 …

New Orleans Nightscapes: Beautiful Long Exposure Photos of NOLA Houses

Heartbreak and tribulation are never something we strive for. Yet, they’re unavoidable byproducts of a life well-lived, that teach us lessons along …

Steve Martin and Carl Sagan inspired Bill Nye's 'Science Guy' character

Few scientists have captured the imagination of children like Bill Nye. In a new short for NOVA's <i>Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers</i>, Nye discusses the comedic and scientific inspirations behind his popular 90s PBS Kids show <i>Bill Nye the Science Guy.</i> After winning a Steve Martin lookalike …

Sunday morning exploration w/ @moneal on the north side of Mt Tamalpais. Thanks to @fleurdelilli for tipping me off to this spot. Go check out her feed for a foggier take on Alpine Lake.

"Verdure with Château and Garden" ca. 1738-1778, by the Widow Guillaume Werniers. The Widow Werniers took over her husband's tapestry workshop of over 21 looms when he died, and ran it for the next 40 years. #WomensHistoryMonth A tapestry this size took several years to complete. Outdoor scenes were very popular in the 18th century, bringing fair-weather scenes indoors for all seasons. Wool and silk; appox. 9 x 9 feet. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of John F. Nickoll

Enter our sweepstakes for the chance to win a pair of tickets to a talk presented with The New York Review of Books that will examine the living traditions of the Islamic world, in the setting of modern conflict and variations in Muslim culture. http://met.org/1geT2kQ Prince in a Garden Courtyard | 1525–30 | Iran, Tabriz

Platon Tells the Story Behind His Portrait of Vladimir Putin

Back in 2007, world-renown visual storyteller Platon took on an assignment to capture a photograph of Russian president Vladimir Putin. In what would …

Mammatus Clouds, one of the rarest weather phenomena. http://t.co/5jnXJOMBme

Highlights of the National Photographic Portrait Prize – Gallery

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is held each year with the aim of promoting the best professional and amateur photographic portraits in Australia. From refugee arrivals to prime ministers, there are people from all walks of life; check out a selection of the 45 finalists in our gallery. …

Surface Interactions of Nail Polish with Household Cleaners Look Like Star Systems

From frozen flowers, glass bottoms with dried spirits, to close-ups of exploding soap bubbles, leave it to today’s photographers to exploit just …

The world's first underwater museum – in pictures

From algae-encrusted VW Beetles to classical busts covered in psychedelic coral, dive into the magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s seabed sculptures. He covers his exhibits – which include a dream collector and a dozing dog – in a cement that attracts growth, then plunges them to the ocean …

Intimate Black and White Portraits of Exotic Animals in Captivity

It’s been a very news heavy couple of days, with much of the news being depressing or controversial at that. So if you need a break from all the …

35 Colorful Collection of Holi Photos

The Festival of colors, joy of humanity spread across in flying colors all around. The very objective of celebrating Holi-the festival of colors is …

India

Alexia Sinclair’s Breathtaking Photo Shoot in a 350-Year-Old Frozen Castle

Photographer Alexia Sinclair recently completed one of the most beautiful and challenging photo shoots we’ve ever run across. The resulting …

Whoah. When NASA Promotes a TV Show With Photography, They Really Go All Out

en_US<p>article<p>We have to confess that we are pretty huge fans of the astrophotography that NASA puts out on a regular basis. Last week they blew us …

Galway in colour, 1927 – a picture from the past

An early autochrome by Clifton R. Adams for National Geographic portrays three generations of a family outside their stone cottage in County Galway, Ireland