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What Is NASA Hiding? Aliens?

Steven Tyler once sang, “Pink it’s my new obsession, pink it’s not even a question.” How wrong he was. A pink UFO was allegedly spotted hovering …

Aussie Doctor Suggests People Consider the Diets of Holocaust Victims If They Want to Lose Weight

A prominent Australian doctor has suggested that obese or overweight people could ponder victims of the Nazi Holocaust and the harsh dietary regimes …

Diets

Famous Paintings Paired With BuzzFeed Headlines Are Winning Art History

Sometimes, the titles of famous paintings are hilariously underwhelming.<p>We refer to Rembrandt's memorable portrait of his son as "Titus van Rijn in a Monk's Habit" (or "Titus as a Monk") because, well, that's exactly what it is. Then there's Sandro Botticelli's "Portrait of a Man with a Medal of …

Art

Want to write a book? You can if you've got 75 minutes spare

A group of people will attempt to write a book in a little over an hour at Nine Worlds Geekfest this weekend. Don’t expect it to be in next year’s Booker longlist<p>Every year, writers across the world struggle through the month of November to hit a seemingly impossible target: write a whole novel in …

Creative Writing

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

A Photographer Is Trying To Solve The Mystery Behind These Beautiful Vintage Photos She Found

Thousands of people have joined in the hunt for the women featured in the pictures.<p>"Now, I've seen plenty of vintage prints, but never a set of negatives that was in such beautiful condition," she wrote.<p>Abell wrote she originally thought the pictures were negatives, but later learned they were …

'Happy Birthday!' is dead, and it's all Facebook's fault

Good news! Birthday wishes are finally meaningless. All the birthday cards you’ve ever posted, all the tender heartfelt messages sent to loved ones, all the dates seared into your memory through years of joy, are now utterly invalidated, so we should all stop bothering and move on with our lives.<p>If …

Social Media

5 can't-miss apps: SayWhat, Accelerator, 'Kosmo' and more

With recent chaos at Reddit and Facebook changing its News Feed settings and friends icon, you may have missed some of this week's best new …

How to Play Nintendo DS Games on iPhone with iOS 8.4

Nintendo, the world-famous Japanese video game maker, is responsible for dozens of gaming’s most popular titles. <i>Mario, Metroid, Zelda</i> are all …

This Director Is Berating Anyone Who Says He Ripped-Off Disney's "Cars"

He called one woman who criticized him online a "traitor" and slammed his critics as "young losers."<p>On Douban, a Chinese social-networking site where users can rate films, <i>The Autobots</i> got a score of 2.1 out of 10 based on over 5,000 votes.<p>One user commented, "many parents really thought it was <i>Cars</i> …

See Comic Book Artist Alex Ross' Official Beatles Artwork

"There's something about almost every era, related to each album, that I can find inspiration from," Ross says<p>Alex Ross made his name with his …

How to Play Nintendo DS Games on Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking

As we discussed in a recent post, iPhone and iPad owners who are willing to jailbreak their devices are treated to countless features, tweaks and …