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The Amazing and Practical Uses of Hagfish Slime

The creature known as a "snot snake" produces a surprisingly valuable substance<p>Hagfish slime is a gelatinous, protein-based substance secreted by …

Biology

This creature has the oddest eyes in the animal kingdom

Mantis shrimps throw the fastest punches in the ocean. Using their forelimbs like clubs, the small crustaceans deliver blows so quickly and forcefully that pockets of seawater vaporize in implosions of light and heat. The shrimp leave ruin in their wake, cracking into snail shells, panes of …

Nature

Why Sound Design is Just as Important for Documentaries—and Two Ways to Approach It

The filmmakers behind 'Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable' and 'No Greater Law' discuss the unique challenges of sound design in nonfiction film.Two …

Tribeca Film Festival

Rare Photos of a Shark Feeding Frenzy

<i>National Geographic</i> contributing photographer Laurent Ballesta was diving in the waters of French Polynesia when he finally saw a sight that he had …

10 best anti wrinkle cream for 2018 that you can buy on the high street

Wrinkles - an inevitable fact of life that many of us spend countless hours (and pounds) to hide and reverse.<p>Whilst we applaud those who embrace …

Skin Care

Stan Lee Needs a Hero: Elder Abuse Claims and a Battle Over the Aging Marvel Creator

At Marvel in New York in the '60s, he created the comic book characters that dominate the box office today. But at 95 and reeling from his wife's …

Corruption

7-FOOT TALL HELLHOUND SKELETON UNEARTHED NEAR ANCIENT MONASTERY IN UK

How often do legends prove to be real? Well, not often enough, but this time, using the latest technology available, archaeologists might have …

Impalas are the wimps of the animal kingdom and other species know it

Zebras are more trustworthy<p>If you’re an impala or zebra on the South African savannah, there is no shortage of predators to worry about. You’d make a tempting meal for leopards, cheetahs, African wild dogs, and lions, especially if you are less bulky than the animals around you. How do you stay one …

Zoology

How Filmmakers Use Aspect Ratios to Tell Better Stories

Everything within a frame tells a story...even the frame itself.Aspect ratios may not be the most exciting or sexy thing to talk about in regards to …

Cinematography

These animals have nipples on their butts and that is not the most fascinating thing about them

The tiny, venomous mammal outlived the dinosaurs, but might go extinct due to extreme clumsiness.<p>If any animal were going to outlive the dinosaurs, you probably wouldn’t guess it’d be this lil shrew-lookin’ dude. Look at it, with its little eyes and almost-creepily-bald snout. Crocodiles, deep-sea …

Zoology

Etsy's 2018 Wedding Trend Report Is Here, and All Brides Need to See What Made the List

As a sacred space for craft connoisseurs and bargain hunters alike, Etsy has quickly evolved into an absolute must-have for brides planning their weddings. This jack-of-all-trades e-commerce site can satisfy all your nuptial needs, from bridesmaids gifts to table numbers to even engagement rings …

9 Alexa tips for music lovers

If you love music and your Alexa speaker, here are nine things you should know.<p>Simple as it may be, streaming music is one of Alexa's key features, largely because it does it so well. Alexa removes a lot of the friction that used to exist when trying to play music throughout your home. You no …

Smart Homes

WWII Japan’s “Comfort Women” And The Horrific Sexual Slavery They Endured [VIDEO]

Comfort women were women and girls taken from occupied territories by the Imperial Army during WWII and used as sex slaves in what were called …

South Korea

9 Lipsticks That Make Your Teeth Look Whiter and Brighter

Flashing a dazzling smile with pearly whites never goes out of style. That said, your cold brew obsession or love of red wine might dull your teeth. Breaking out a brightening lipstick is a quick fix and an instant way to bring out the best of your grin. Read on for nine lip colors that will make …

'Paramedic' Ants Are the First to Rescue and Heal Their Wounded Comrades

Published February 13, 2018<p>Matabele ants nurse each other back to health after battle with a surprisingly high success rate, a new study finds.<p>Matabele ants, native to sub-Saharan Africa, lay siege to the termite colonies they eat by the hundreds, braving the potentially life-threatening bites of …

30 Small Wedding Ideas For An Intimate Affair

Overwhelmed by the thought of gathering 200 of your “nearest and dearest” together for your wedding day? Eloping may have crossed your mind, but that’s not the only way to avoid the crowd. Instead, have all the fixings of a wedding, but on a smaller scale. We’re talking 10 guests, 20 max—your <i>actual</i> …

Weddings

16 Bridal Hair Accessories for Truly Unforgettable Wedding Hair in 2018

When your wedding day arrives, one thing’s for sure: You want your hairstyle to be truly unforgettable. Pinterest set the tone for stunning nuptials with their bridal style trends for 2018, and we took it a step further by perusing the most swoon-worthy hairstyles and wedding hair accessories out …

23 Creative Wedding Installations That Will Make You Swoon

We love how brides are tapping into their creativity to come up with different ways to incorporate fun and pretty installations and backdrops into their wedding day. From sparkling chandeliers to unique macrame and our personal favorite…hanging floral arrangements, you won’t want to miss these 23 …

27 Black Wedding Dresses for the Alternative Bride

Cue the moody romance.

Weddings

Earth's Magnetic Poles Are Overdue For a Switch And We're Not Prepared

The magnetic field is already shifting.<p>Earth's magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, reversing north and …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

Burn 300+ Calories in Just 9 Minutes With This No-Equipment Workout

We’re only a few weeks into 2018 and we’ve already cheated on our workout goals. Ugh! But instead of ditching our New Year’s fitness resolutions and living the rest of the year as Netflix-binging couch potatoes, we’re finding new ways to stay motivated, including mixing up our fitness plan by …

19 Gorgeous Wedding Hair Accessories For Every Type of Bride

After securing the wedding dress of your dreams, the next step is to decide on the hairstyle to complement the gown. Scouring the web will offer you a bevy of ideas from romantic chignons to tousled waves, but no matter what you choose, adding a beautiful hair accessory will immediately elevate and …

Weddings

First Draft: Five Criminally Underrated Elements of Successful Screenplays

In partnership with <i>Creative Screenwriting</i> and <i>ScreenCraft</i>, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting.What if you could learn …

Screenwriting

Elephants Cry and Rats Giggle Because Animals Are Thinking Beings That Feel and Have Emotions

<i>This article was originally published on</i> The Conversation<i>. Read the original article.</i><p>Years ago, we believed that we weren’t animals and that animals …

These Are the Best Strapless Bras to Go With Your Wedding Dress

Is there anything worse than a strapless bra that slides down, cuts in, and generally just doesn’t fit properly? We happen to think so, and that’s when a bra behaves badly AND does so on your wedding day.<p>To help prevent bridal bra woes, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite, best fitting, most …

"Do Animals Really Know They're Gonna Die?"

<b>What do we really know about suicide in nonhuman animals and their concept of death?</b><p>Although stories about suicidal animals are anecdotal, what …

Animals

The Emotional Life of Animals

5 Significant Studies on Animal Sentience<p>What is your dog feeling when he’s playing with his favorite toy? What emotions does your cat experience …

Why humans need to rethink their place in the animal kingdom

Books by Elena Passarello, Peter Wohlleben and Lucy Cooke explore our relationship with wildlife.<p>Ludwig Wittgenstein once observed, “If a lion could …

20 Best Kitchen Design Trends of 2018 - Modern Kitchen Design Ideas

1 Bold, vibrant colour schemes<p>"Vibrant colour schemes will continue to be popular for 2018 with a focus on both Scandinavian application – <b>pops of</b> …