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This artist arranges everyday objects into oddly satisfying patterns

There can be a lot of beauty in everyday objects if you have enough imagination. Artist Adam Hillman sees the artistic potential in all sorts of …

Art

Famous Chinese ‘Rooftopper’ Falls to Death from 62-Story Building

A well-known Chinese ‘rooftopping’ photographer fell to his death from the top of a 62-story skyscraper after the stunt he was attempting went …

These Cozy Slippers Are Selling Like Crazy for the Holidays

It's official: Ugg slippers have solidified their spot as the most highly sought-after holiday gift. First, Google confirmed that just about everyone …

Ewan McGregor Splits From Wife of 22 Years — As He's Spotted Kissing Costar Mary Elizabeth Winstead

After 22 years of marriage and four children together, actor Ewan McGregor and his wife Eve Mavrakis have called it quits.<p>A family source confirms to …

An Old-Fashioned Solution to a New Age Problem – The Wood Wallet

If you’ve ever wanted for the best way to transport business cards and credit cards, Haydanhuya’s Oak Wood Wallet is the solution you’re looking for. …

What fruits and vegetables looked like before we domesticated them

Fruits and veggies used to look a lot different. Domestication has led to a lot of changes.<p>Wild carrots were likely cultivated around the 10th century. They were purple or white, very thin, with a very distinct, powerful flavor. Modern carrots are orange, thicker, brighter, and crunchy.<p>Wild …

Papua New Guinea

Watch the Ryan Gosling SNL Skit Everyone’s Talking About

Actor Ryan Gosling, who hosted the season premiere of <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, is being widely praised for a laugh-inducing sketch in which he portrays a …

7 'Facts' You Learned at School That Are No Longer True

Don't get stuck in the past.<p>Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their …

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

The Sundisc Light Modifier | Aiming To Bring Studio Level Lighting To Your Pocket

Many photographers, myself included, default to the Magmod system when it comes to modifying their speedlights. The small and light form-factor has …

Licensing

Five great tips to help you master portrait lighting and improve your photography

Learning different portrait lighting techniques can seem complicated when you’re just starting out. Because of this, photographer Ed Verosky shares …

Photography

The Sundisc Could Be The Next Best Pocket Sized Light Modifier For Photographers

<b>UPDATE: ENDS TODAY!</b> Have you ever wished you could have a decent sized softbox fit in the palm of your hand? Swedish photographer Vincent Palma and …

Netflix Now Has ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Videos And Your Kids Are Going To Freak

Netflix once again poises itself as a pioneer in kid entertainment<p>There are plenty of reasons why parents consider Netflix the holy grail of …

Delta adds facial recognition kiosks at Twin Cities airport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it is the first U.S. airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking …

Flying

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Double Chin When Shooting Portraits

There’s little in portrait photography less flattering than a double chin. This concise video tutorial from the Koldunov Brothers demonstrates 5 …

How to Get Smoother Handheld Footage

If you shoot or looking to shoot video, one question that you might be trying to think a solution for is how to get smoother video footage. I am not …

Price Breakthrough Makes Planar Headphone Technology Available To Everyone

There are three types of headphone technologies: dynamic, planar and electrostatic. The overwhelmingly popular headphone technology is dynamic because it’s a simple voice coil surrounded by a magnet. The advantages are its energy efficiency, smallish size and affordability. However, the main …

Audiophile

NASA Will Reach Unique Metal Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion Four Years Early

NASA has fast-tracked the Psyche mission to visit a one-of-a-kind asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion.<p>Unlike most asteroids that are either icy or rocky, 16 Psyche is composed almost entirely of metallic iron and nickel, similar to the core of the Earth. If anyone could mine that asteroid, the …

Space Exploration

An ultrasonic dryer may soon take over your laundry room

The ultrasonic dryer prototype uses high frequency vibration to dry your laundry quickly and with less energy.<p>Modern home clothes dryers are convenient but often take way too long to do their job. New ultrasonic dryer technology dreamed up by scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory could …

Energy

Famous B&W Photos Turned into Color by a 21-Year-Old Whiz

Marina Amaral is a 21-year-old Brazilian retoucher who is receiving widespread acclaim for her work adding color to famous historical B&W …

Why Is It So Hard To Convince People To Watch These 7 Shows?

You know that show that you LOVE but have no one to talk to about it? We get it. And we’ve got plenty of those. These days, aka Peak TV, there is …

This octopus-like robot arm grips objects and doesn't let go

A German robotics company recently created a machine that uses a mechanical octopus tentacle to complete simple tasks.<p>OctopusGripper, as it’s appropriately named, is capable of picking up, holding, and putting down small objects. Using octopus-like suckers, and compressed air, the robot moves and …

10 Banned, Censored, and Controversial Movies That Are Now Cult Classics

Recently, we shared a clip from Ken Russell’s <i>The Devils</i>, a racy 1971 horror film that’s finally available for streaming on Shudder after years of …

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Add this to the growing pile of evidence the world is slowly transitioning into a sci-fi dystopia: a billionaire entrepreneur with a sideline in building space rockets has been showing off by piloting a 13-foot-tall robot.<p>Amazon CEO and fifth richest person in the world Jeff Bezos got behind the …

Silicon Valley

Binge-worthy: The shows we can't get enough of right now

Commuters get wiped out by massive Amtrak ‘avalanche’

This was some snow job.<p>Here is the moment an Amtrak train blasted waiting commuters on the platform with a tsunami of snow as it pulled into a …

New map reveals the world's most toxic countries

Just about every country in the world grapples with pollution, no matter how rich or poor they are. But you may not be aware of just how toxic your …

A Cheeky Short That Melds Space Travel, Stanley Kubrick, and One Very Sly Piece of Fruit

A flan-obsessed astronaut named Dave and his new partner, a highly intelligent seedless melon, head to Mars in <i>Black Holes</i>, an irreverent (and mildly …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …