Malgorzata Kaczmarek

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Artist creates sculptures out of pencil lead, in pictures

Figures of Birds Emerge from a Kinetic Flurry of Spray Paint | Colossal

<p>Brazilian artist L7M (previously) depicts owls, ducks, sparrows, and other birds materializing from a chaotic swirl of dripped paint and flourishes …

Art

Photographer visits abandoned places of worship, in pictures

The American Women of ISIS

Who they are, why they're joining, and what life is like once they get there.<p>Shannon Conley met a guy online. She was 19, a normal Colorado teen with glasses and a big, toothy smile. He was 32.<p>One day in early 2014, Conley nervously told her father she had a new boyfriend. She wanted her dad to …

A Scientific Guide to the Fantastical Predators in Game of Thrones

The monsters in George R.R. Martin’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> are magically badass. But are dragons, direwolves, and lizard-lions scientifically plausible on …

20 words William Shakespeare used completely differently to you

Shakespeare’s complete works (38 plays, 154 sonnets, and five full-length narrative poems, in case you're wondering) contain a total of 31,534 different words, roughly half of which he only used once, and just over 1,500 of which (around 1 in every 20) had seemingly never been used in written …

17 award-winning editorial cartoons from 2015 everyone should see

Ohman, a staff cartoonist, won the 2016 "Editorial Cartooning" Pulitzer Prize.<p>"His drawings ranged from the bold to the masterfully understated. His touching statement on the day the US Supreme Court legalized marriage equality is a cartoon that will echo for years," wrote Joyce Terhaar, executive …

Funny Pictures – April 20, 2016

Womens Health. <br>viaRight… so, that’s called “the price.” <br>viaFrankly, it’s about damn time. <br>viaReincarnation gone horribly wrong. <br>viaWhen the airport …

Symbols on T-shirt help wearer overcome language barriers | CNN Travel

Teenager spared jail for revenge attack against paedophile

A teenage girl who stabbed a paedophile in revenge was spared jail after a judge agreed the man had been given too lenient a sentence.<p>Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC offered to pay a teenager's court fine after hearing she had stabbed a paedophile who abused her as a child through the heart.<p>He …

“Unidentified Floating Object” Is A Seaborne Suburb Of The Future

Or at least Science Fiction<p>Life in coastal cities in North America has been defined by two things in the 21st century: rising rents and rising sea levels. The Unidentified Floating Object--a mobile, modular, house-boat concept from Jet Capsule--is an answer to both problems. When the land is too …

This Is Why Africans Aren't As Upset About the Panama Papers Revelations

According to the African Union, the International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, anywhere from $50 …

Corruption

The True Identities of a Hundred Pop Culture Icons Revealed

Originality is difficult. Try to come up with an original concept and odds are, you’re just taking bits and pieces from your previous experiences to …

Genes influence the age at which you lose your virginity, study shows

Researchers discover extent to which DNA determines age of first sex; genetic link also found between risk-taking behaviour and early loss of virginity<p>The subtle impact of genetics on the age at which people lose their virginity has been teased apart by scientists and shown to have an effect on how …

Cambridge University

There's a Guy Giving Gold Stars to Street Art in London

Andy Leek gives street artists the validation he thinks they deserve.<p><i>Gold Star by Andy Leek.</i> <i>All images courtesy of Andy Leek.</i><p>Artist Andy Leek never got a gold star in school, so in adulthood, he’s made it a personal mission to share his lost approval with the works of others. Suspecting that others …

Meet The Cat Who’s Got A Better Job Than Most College Grads

For all the “in communist Russia” jokes that ring a little too true (source: born and raised in Moldova), it’s nice to see some heartwarming news coming from the region. Today, the story of a cat who just got hired by a museum and will be paid entirely in caviar. How’d he get the job? Turns out it …

College & University

How (and Why) the Panama Papers Are Puncturing Reputations

First we had Wikileaks.<p>Then we had Snowden.<p>Now we have the Panama Papers.<p>These leaks are a reckoning. They’re a takedown of the rich and powerful, a deliberate exposing of the secret manipulations and machinations of the 1 percent to the cold and pitiless gaze of the 99. The social conditions are …

Miniature Treehouse Sculptures Built Around Houseplants by Jedediah Voltz | Colossal

<p>LA-based artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz constructs miniature treehouses wrapped around common houseplants or bonsai trees in his new sculptural series …

China court refuses to allow gay marriage in landmark case

Case comes after authorities refused the couple’s request to have their relationship officially recognised as a marriage last June<p>A Chinese judge has rejected a gay couple’s attempt to secure the right to marry in the country’s first same-sex marriage case.<p>Sun Wenlin, 27, from the central province …

LGBTQI

The many forgotten benefits of segmented sleep

Sleeping for an uninterrupted eight hours a night is not, in fact, natural human behavior. Recently, writer Jesse Barron described in the New York Times how he accidentally fell into a pattern of “segmented sleep,” a routine that was standard for centuries until the late 19th century. The …

Virginia Tech

Black culture isn't the problem – systemic inequality is

The idea that it is black folks and our supposedly immoral and savage culture that creates our disproportionate rates of poverty and imprisonment is everywhere: cop shows, news media, movies set in black neighborhoods and high-school social studies classes have all perpetuated this misconception. …

scientificdiscovery

Thor: Chris Hemsworth tells dirty joke based on Marvel character

When you’ve played Thor in four (going on five) Marvel movies, you’ve heard just about every Thor joke there is. So, when Chris Hemsworth went on <i>The</i> …

Thor

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

That's where Tesla's Gigafactory comes into play.<p>For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million-square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility …

The tumultuous life and times of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s creative output embodied everything from love poetry to history, fantasy, tragedy, comedy and magic. But little of what he wrote was an explicit commentary on contemporary events at the time he was writing, despite it being a fascinating and turbulent period in history: a time …

William Shakespeare

'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls today are receiving mixed messages. Girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys," Orenstein tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross, "but that their sexual pleasure is unspoken."<p>While researching …

Soviet sci-fi: The future that never came

In a house that eerily recalls the aesthetic of <i>Her</i><i>—</i>modernist on the outside, studiedly rustic and artisanal on the inside—a young woman agonizes over …

Funny Pictures – March 29, 2016

Guess who found the last egg. <br>viaI will take a Windows 10 upgrade and a soda. <br>viaDo NOT flush! <br>viaNooooo, hold on my friend. <br>via“What kind of tattoo …

Male student believes women shouldn't be shamed for menstruating, wants to help

A male college student has become an ally to menstruating women everywhere.<p>Chance Ward was working out at a gym when he overheard someone ask her …

The Only LGBT Cemetery Section in the World Was Inspired by J. Edgar Hoover

A section of D.C.’s Congressional Cemetery has become a gathering place for honoring LGBT activists.<p>Leonard Matlovich’s grave at Congressional …

Hillary Clinton, Melissa Harris-Perry and the Opposite of Imposter Syndrome

To fit into male-dominated spaces, women are told to fix a lot of things: stop using "sorry" and "just" in emails, avoid vocal fry and upspeak, and "watch your tone" at all times.<p>But more than anything else, women are told that it's a lack of confidence that's really holding us back. If only we …