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40 Instagram accounts you should be following

Brian Gossett shares 40 of his favorite Instagram accounts — and explains why Instagram matters more than ever for artists and designers.

Social Media

Homo sapiens' sex with extinct species was no one-night stand | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Our species, Homo sapiens, has a more adventurous sexual history than previously realized, and all that bed-hopping long ago has left an indelible mark on the human genome.<p>An exhibit shows the life of a neanderthal family in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the …

Anthropology

Clever Packaging Makes Cavatappi Noodles Look Like Gorgeous Hair

Great packaging instantly grabs your attention–especially when it's among a bevy of other competing products. Moscow-based designer Nikita Konkin has made it hard to see any other box of pasta on the shelves with this clever design concept. The shape and texture of the noodles playfully peek out a …

Hair

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

Time Management

Neil Gaiman On Storytelling In The Age Of The Internet And Other Oddities

“I was a glorious mess at 26. But I was a glorious mess who had a sort of combination of dreams of grandeur and no plan B.”<p>Neil Gaiman is known as many things — author, poet, screenwriter, spouse of Amanda Palmer, owner of very good dogs — but for many, he is celebrated first and foremost as the …

Graphic Novels

The Empathy Gap Between Paris and Beirut

Why have attacks in France gotten so much more attention than bombings in Lebanon?<p>Hours before the carnage in Paris on Friday, a double suicide bombing ripped through a working-class shopping district in Beirut. ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosions, which caused 43 deaths and hundreds of …

Middle East

Games Should Be More Than Just Entertainment and Escapism, says Unravel Creator

When Martin Sahlin stepped on stage at EA’s E3 2015 press conference, his nervous enthusiasm and handmade doll "Yarny" helped shape one of the show’s most memorable moments. His game, Unravel, features that very same doll traversing a version of Scandinavia which looks incredibly beautiful, but is …

Game Development

The scientists with reasons to be cheerful

We’re hardwired to focus on bad news stories, but that is not the whole truth. Ed Cumming meets the optimistic statisticians and economists using facts to reveal why more people are healthier and happier than ever before<p>Not every problem has an obvious solution, which is why during the 1850s …

Framing

Oxford's 2015 Word of the Year Is This Emoji

Oxford Dictionaries made history on Monday by announcing that their “Word of the Year” would not be one of those old-fashioned, …

Language

NASA spots real 'Death Star' vaporizing a mini planet

Maybe "Star Wars" isn't so fictional after all. NASA's Kepler space telescope discovers a dead star chowing down on a small rocky object.<p>The Death Star in "Star Wars" is something to be feared. It's a superweapon in space, capable of blasting away a planet on a whim. Darth Vader's deadly ride now …

Universe

Eaten sweet potato? Then you’ve had a GM meal

The sweet potato (commonly called a yam) is a familiar vegetable on our supermarket shelves and it is indeed an achievement to grow the sweet potato in the UK (British farmers crack the sweet potato, 18 October). The sweet potato is eaten by some billion people worldwide and is high in vitamins A …

Sweet Potatoes

12 Ways to Burn More Calories During ANY Workout

Calorie torching on-fleek.<p>When you're trying to drop pounds, your workouts aren’t just a great way to blow off steam after a tough day; they're also a key part of reaching your goal weight. So what’s going to give you the most bang for your calorie-burning buck?<p>As it turns out, a …

Exercise

Submerged 400-Year-Old Church Resurfaces from the Waves

Drowned in 1966, the Templo de Quechula has recently re-emerged from receding waters in Chiapas, Mexico. A drought in the area allowed this 400-year-old church to reappear from the watery depths, with recorded levels in the Chiapas state reservoir dropping by 25 meters (82 feet). This is the second …

Entrepreneurship

'Africa on Safari' photographer tips | CNN Travel

Travel

Excess baggage: will the 5p charge finally kill the plastic bag?

On Monday, English shoppers join the rest of the UK in having to pay for carrier bags. That’s great in theory, but a mess of confusing exemptions makes it hard to predict the impact<p>How many plastic bags have you got at home? I ask because I have just counted mine. They are sprawled across the …

Northern Ireland

Good Quality Sleep May Build Healthy Hearts

Are you not getting enough sleep, or are you getting too much? If your answer to either of these questions is "yes," you may be at risk of heart disease.<p>Just the right amount of good-quality sleep is key to good heart health, according to researchers at the Center for Cohort Studies at Kangbuk …

Sleep

Uprooted tree reveals a violent death from 1,000 years ago

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly 1,000 years ago, a young Gaelic man came to a violent end among the dispersed farmsteads of northwestern Ireland.<p>This, we know, thanks to a 215-year-old tree and a hearty Irish wind.<p>The young man's remains were discovered tangled in the roots of the tree when it blew over sometime …

Archaeology

Man Documents His Incredible Outdoor Adventures with His Gorgeous Wolfdog

Meet Loki, a wolf-dog hybrid who proves that dogs aren't man's only best friend. Loki, a low-content wolfdog who's a husky/Arctic wolf/malamute mix, goes on amazing hiking adventures with his human, Kelly Lund, in the great outdoors of Colorado and beyond. From backcountry skiing, to sleeping in …

Outdoors

20 Quick Meat Recipes Because You Need Some Food, Stat

These meat recipes are for when you need to get dinner on the table... fast.<p><b>We get it</b>—you don't always have time for a slow-cooked meat dish, or you don't always think ahead to marinate something a day in advance. Guess what: We don't either. These 20 recipes are for those times: when you just …

Cooking

Beautiful Papercut Artworks of Nature by Marina Adamova

Moscow-based artist Marina Adamova just popped on our radar thanks to Ann Martin, founder of the blog All Things Paper. Though Adamova is a talented illustrator and graphic designer, it's her papercut artworks that really caught our eye. She's a self-taught paper artist who combines illustration …

Art

15 Pastas Absolutely Perfect for Spring

Our 15 favorite pasta recipes for spring, from gnocchi to lasagna to fettucine.<p>We're going to be eating a lot of seasonal ingredients around this time—we're firm believers that there's no such thing as too much asparagus. But you know what makes everything better? Pasta. Here are our favorite …

Cooking

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Universe

The 13 Most Important Kitchens on Television, from the 'Brady Bunch' to 'Breaking Bad'

These are the 13 most important kitchens on television, from the 'Brady Bunch' to 'Breaking Bad'<p><b>The actress who played the down-to-earth center</b> of the <i>Brady Bunch</i> household, <b>Ann B. Davis</b>, aka Alice Nelson the housekeeper, died Sunday in Texas, and Baby Boomers and latchkey kids across the country …

TV

When Chefs Make Hot Sauce: The Lacto-Fermented Saga of Willy B's

A lot of hot sauces are amped up like the X Games, marketed as high-flying acts called “Crazy” Mother Pucker or Ass in Hell, full of shock value and …

Culver City

The 9 Best Outfit Changes at the VMAs

These incredible outfits made the night just as exciting as the music.<p>Variety is the spice of life <i>and</i> award shows, if these stars' switch-ups are any indication. From Taylor Swift's onesie turned two-piece Gatsby ensemble to Nicki Minaj's and Ariana Grande's impressive four swaps, these outfits …

Grilled aubergines with spicy chickpeas & walnut sauce

This vegetarian dish is packed full of great textures and tastes - smoky aubergine, nutty chickpeas and earthy walnuts<p>Ingredients<p>4 tbsp olive oil<br>• 1 …

Chickpeas