Laura Driessens

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Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is now a virtual reality music video

We've all heard the dramatic faux-opera that is Queen's <i>Bohemian Rhapsody</i> -- but have you ever wondered what a song like that might <i>look</i> like? The folks at Google did. In a new collaboration with Queen and Enosis VR, artists and developers at Google have created The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience -- a …

The Histogram – One of the Most Useful Tools in Photography

by Zack SchnepfI think the histogram is one of the most important and useful tools in all of photography. It’s a tool I rely on throughout my entire …

Landscape Photography

A Neglected Dog Loses 35 Pounds When His Overgrown Matted Fur Is Shorn by His Rescuers

A sweet but neglected dog named Lazarus, who had been saved from a “poop-filled barn” by volunteers at Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Virginia, lost more …

25 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You Can Enjoy For Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Making dinner after a long day at work sucks. Cooking breakfast when you have sleep in your eyes and barely have time to make it to work also sucks. You know what doesn't suck? These slow cooker recipes. All of these recipes are simple to make and ensure you always have a healthy meal on hand.

Healthy Eating

Typhoon Meranti Makes Landfall in China After Sweeping Taiwan

The strongest storm of 2016, Typhoon Meranti, slammed the coast of China on Thursday morning after sweeping Taiwan.<p>The storm, weakened on its way to …

6 Basic Workout Rules That Personal Trainers Live By

It doesn’t matter how often you workout or how you prefer to get your sweat on, any person who has been in the fitness world for some time will tell …

A humble skirt worn by an enslaved child finds a place in history

<b>The National Museum of African American History and Culture</b> has nearly 37,000 artifacts, each of which had to be acquired, authenticated and registered in a database. Then, the staff pored through the vast collection to choose 3,000 especially significant items and install them in the cavernous …

Black History

Get Your Children Good and Dirty

Researchers are discovering how crucial microbes are to our health and to avoiding a range of newly common diseases. So it’s time to get dirty, eat better and stop overusing antibiotics<p>By<p>B. Brett Finlay and<p>Marie-Claire Arrieta<p>Our friend Julia moved to a small free-range pig and poultry farm when …

Microbiology

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We Tried Burger King’s Cheetos Chicken Fries So You Don’t Have To (Really, You Don’t Have To)

Cheetos Chicken Fries have arrived. On Monday, news of Burger King’s strange new mashup hit the Interwebs, and prompted much excitement and revulsion from the masses. I for one, was hyped. Hopeful. Optimistic, even, after tasting firsthand the mistake that was the Whopperrito. The most exciting …

The Life-Changing Beauty Moments for Bobbi Brown, Jen Atkin, Maggie Ford Danielson, and Lisa Price

Beauty is a personal thing. And we all ultimately experience the moment(s) where something just clicks or changes a little bit—whether it's your mom or close friend calling you out on forcing look that isn't you or an impulsive haircut that changes your style forever. Below, four major beauty names …

When Droplets Create Space: A Look at Liquid Architecture

Throughout the past century, architecture's relationship with water has developed along a variety of different paths. With his “Fallingwater” house, …

Architecture

Julia Sarr-Jamois Has an Entirely New Look—And a Very Unlikely Beauty Muse

Julia Sarr<p>Recently a back-of-the-cab selfie stopped us cold in our Instagram scroll. Why was the face of this braided woman so familiar? A look at the handle posting the image and it was clear that by plaiting her signature cloud of curls into sleek braids, stylist and street style star Julia …

Rockins’ new denim collection will be the most flattering jeans you buy this year

If you’re not acquainted with Jess Morris, let us give you the lowdown on one of fashion’s ultimate cool girls. Close friend of Kate Moss (the two go to Glasto most years together) and co-founder of Rockins, the skinny scarf brand made famous by Moss and friends, Morris has now branched out into …

What IS A "Mind-Body Bootcamp" Class + Should You Try It?

There's nothing I love more than rolling out my yoga mat after a long, stressful day. There's something about all those hip openers, backbends, and …

Yoga

Russian hackers release secret data of 25 more Olympic athletes

Russian hackers have released confidential information about dozens more Olympic athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency says.<p>The new leak from cyber criminal group known as "Tsar Team" and "Fancy Bear" affects 25 athletes, including 10 from the U.S., WADA said late Wednesday.<p>WADA said the hackers …

Cyber-attacks

Ex-NASCAR driver Robby Gordon’s father and stepmother are found dead

The father of racecar driver Robby Gordon and his father’s wife were found dead at their Southern California home on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Orange County coroner. Autopsies performed determined that Robert Gordon, a 68-year-old former off-road racer known as “Baja Bob,” died from a …

Motorsport

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Clashes between Germans and refugees spark new tensions. This is what ISIS envisioned.

The city of Bautzen in eastern Germany has been at the center of tensions between refugees and anti-immigration protesters in recent months. In February, Germans applauded as a refugee accommodation burned down, allegedly after an arson attack.<p>But on Wednesday evening, those tensions reached a new …

North Africa

Meet RAW, The Best Photo Editing App Powered By Photographers

There’s a brand-new app in town that every photographer must add to their everyday essentials. Introducing RAW by 500px—it’s going to totally change …

Photography

Hopes for Life on Mars boosted by rocks found in Outer Hebrides

Rocks found in the Outer Hebrides might suggest that there’s life on Mars.<p>A major new study has looked at the landscape in the islands of Barra and …

X-Rays From Pluto, Charon’s Weird Red Spot Examined In New Studies

It’s been over a year since NASA’s New Horizons flew by Pluto, snapping high-resolution photos of the dwarf planet and its largest moon Charon. In …

Dead Celebrities Who Are Actually Alive

Dark Fairy With Purple Moon

A dark shadow of a fairy against a big purple moon.<p>Print At HomePhotographic prints that inspire with the NEW Epson SureColor P800 printer<p>Go Ad Free …

Scientists Are Using Wormholes To Make Black Holes Less Weird

Warping space to fight infinities<p>Black holes are light prisons, dense regions of space with such powerful gravity that light can't escape their pull. Unfortunately, what goes on inside those jails is impossible using our regular outsider physics laws, with things like disappearing prisoners and …

How 'Suicide Squad' Showcases Nasty Side of Fandom in 2016

Fans helped turn supervillain movie into opening-weekend hit — while attacking Rotten Tomatoes, trolling critics and tapping the Internet's dark …

Comic Books

Surreal Graphic Illustrations by Nader Sharaf

L’artiste madrilène Nader Sharaf crée de superbes illustrations loufoques sublimées par un coup de crayon précis. Ces scènes surréalistes donnent …

Art

Grow Your Own Grass Chair In Your Backyard

‘TERRA grass armchair’ by Studio Nucleo lets you grow your own furniture in your backyard. All it takes is a bunch of cardboard frames, soil, grass …

Unsafe levels of toxic chemicals found in drinking water of 33 states

Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and other health problems — polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances …

Harvard