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The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

See the Evolution of Movie Magic With Every Oscar Winner for Visual Effects in History

The Academy Awards are almost here and many people will be talking about red carpet fashion, comedic monologues, and who got robbed. But few will be …

Top 5 iPad Apps for Artists, Painters, and Designers

Apple’s iPad Pro lineup, true to its name, is certainly a professional-level device for creatives of all types — including artists, painters and …

Apps

These are the songs that never end: 10 of music's most rewarding long cuts

It takes giant cojones to go on national radio and bust out an acoustic version of a new, self-reflexive, chorus-free, 13-minute song whose lyrics start second-guessing its own reviews. But Father John Misty is not a man suffering from a shortage of self-confidence, so that’s exactly what he did on …

David Bowie

Why Trump wants to disempower institutions that protect the truth

Donald Trump is hardly the first president to lie. But what distinguishes Trump from previous presidential fibsters are his meta-lies. These claim that the very institutions empowered in a democracy to expose lies are themselves corrupt, dishonest and lying. In spreading his meta-lies, Trump …

Donald Trump

Why we should put 'basic' before 'universal' in the pursuit of income equality

Providing a basic income to all that’s not enough to live on makes no sense. The first order should be a guaranteed minimum income for those who need it<p>The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) has been around for a long time. However, it has seized the imagination of large sections of the public …

Income Inequality

Artist Recycles Old CDs by Turning Them into Adorable Animal Sculptures

Artist Sean E. Avery is transforming shattered CDs and DVDs into works of art with his adorable animal sculptures. By getting creative, he’s found an unusual art medium to express himself, while at the same time producing incredible recycled sculpture art.<p>From majestic birds in flight to cute …

Perfect Classical Music Mashup Merges 52 Famous Songs Into One Amazing Track

In this brilliant mashup of classical music, Grant Woolard manages to turn 52 masterpieces from 31 famous composers into a single track that anyone, …

19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

Watch the new, shockingly dark short Borrowed Time from two Pixar animators (VIDEO).

Pixar’s existential ruminations tend to be just light enough to appeal to a younger audience, from the crotchety wit of <i>Up</i> to the buoyant wonder of <i>Toy</i> …

Nasa releases recording of strange 'space music' heard by Apollo 10 astronauts

The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon<p>When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining things.<p>In fact, the men were so perplexed they worried about whether or not they should …

Space Science

The Division | Map Size Comparison To GTA V & Fallout 4

This 16-minute sci-fi short is the best movie of the year

After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in late March for all to see and believe the hype. Nobody seemed to be disappointed with it, certainly …

Hear Shaquille O'Neal's TomorrowWorld DJ Mix

This is really happening: The NBA great debuts at DJ Diesel and previews his set for September's epic EDM festival<p>Shaquille O'Neal is many things: A …

Boston

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand precisely what it means. But if it sounds simple, the reality is different. This common, seemingly boring substance baffles and confuses anyone who peers at it for …

Francis Bacon

Artist with Synesthesia Paints Music as Gorgeous Splashes of Color

Missouri-based artist Melissa McCracken paints music. As a synesthete, the sounds that she hears every day—whether it's someone's name or a song on the radio—are translated into vibrant, beautiful colors that carry the cadence of melodies. McCracken's vivid paintings stem from her desire to capture …

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Jordan to execute Isil prisoner immediately in response to pilot burned alive by jihadists

Sajida al-Rishawi and another Isil jihadist executed at dawn in response to murder of Jordanian hostage pilot Lt Moaz Kasaesbeh<p>Jordan has executed a female failed suicide bomber and another jihadist in retaliation for the killing of its hostage pilot, Lt Moaz Kasaesbeh, after pictures were posted …

Death Row

CLOUD Toilet Paper Shelf

<i>Cloud</i> is a smart, poetic storage solution for toilet paper rolls. Made of concrete, it’s designed by <b>Bertrand Jayr</b> for <b>Lyon Beton</b>.<p>Advertisements

Toilets

Stunning Portraits of Owls Captured in Up-Close Detail

In this stunning series by Brad Wilson, the photographer captures up-close portraits of different owl species. Each bird is set against a stark black background, and the brilliant vantage point allows us to marvel at their unique qualities. Tiny feathers, short beaks, and glassy eyes stare straight …

Birds

Fascinating Video Shows Women's Ideal Body Types Over 3000 Years

Female standards of beauty change over time, and what was considered attractive only 10 or 20 years ago might not be anymore. But how have these ideals shifted over a much longer period of 3,000 years? Buzzfeed Video created a short, fascinating feature that examines the different body types seen …

Beauty

London’s Skyline Is About To Get Very Crowded

Few cities’ skylines have changed as much as London’s. Settled by Romans on the banks of the Thames in 43 A.D., London has almost 2,000 years of architectural history under its belt, and the next few years are expected to bring about even more dramatic change. More than 200 tall towers and …

Watch: The Beautiful Splendor Of Scandinavia, In Miniature

It’s no secret here at Co.Design that we love tilt-shift. It makes Melbourne look microscopic, Jordan look like the most amazing ant farm on Earth, and Rio look like a Carnival of Lilluputians.<p>How does tilt-shifting make things look so tiny? Tilt-shift photography simulates what happens when we’re …

Run the Jewels Give Advice to Teenage Girls for Rookie's "Ask a Grown Man"

Rookie has a recurring feature called Ask a Grown Man, where adult men answer questions from teenage girls. Thom Yorke, Stephen Malkmus, Vampire Weekend, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, and others have previously given their two cents. Now, Run the Jewels have chimed in. Watch their video below, …

This is what it looks like to hit a golf ball with no dimples

If you've ever looked at a golf ball, you've probably wondered: Why are those dimples there? And what would happen if they weren't?<p>As Titleist explains in this video, it all has to do with aerodynamics. Dimples help the ball fly through the air because they help the ball lift. If a ball doesn't …

Black-on-Black Racism: The Hazards of Implicit Bias

How the politics of respectability twists society<p>In his year-end press conference, President Obama was asked about the state of black America. He responded by saying blacks are “better off than they were,” but juxtaposed that with the lingering issues evinced in the recent tragic police encounters …