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Captivating Winners of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest

The winners of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest were recently announced, and this year's collection of stunning entries showcases an amazing variety of humanity across the globe. Each year, the World Press Photo Foundation collects the most powerful images that summarize some of the global …

Exploring an Abandoned New York Mansion with a Secret Past

(All Photos: Bryan Sansivero)<p><i>Just a few miles outside of New York City, there is a sprawling, 57-room mansion. Sitting on 6 acres, it comes equipped</i> …

North Korea's 'Hotel of Doom' is the tallest abandoned building in the world

In 1987, workers began constructing what would be the tallest hotel in the world in Pyongyang, North Korea.<p>The frame was finished two years later — a little behind schedule, the structure was supposed to open in 1989. Then in 1992, after the collapse of ally and backer the Soviet Union, work …

​see the haunting and shocking images that won this year’s world press photo awards

The annual event celebrated the best photojournalism of 2015, with the images of the refugee crisis, the Syrian Civil War, and the Black Lives Matter movement, dominating.<p>In the middle of the night on the 28 August 2015, a few days before the dead body of Alan Kurdi was captured washed up on the …

Here's the best way to quickly add light to dark pictures

1/<p>Here's how the original JPEG for this demo looks.<p>Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider<p>2/<p>In Photoshop Express, bump up the exposure/brightness slider, but not …

A parallel universe: Windows beneath the waves, in pictures - Telegraph

Mystical images inspired by Sufi saints – in pictures

Born in Italy as Patrizia Guerresi, artist Maïmouna Guerresi changed her name and converted to Sufi Islam after marrying a Senegalese man. In the series <i>Giants</i>, inspired by the “greatness and spiritual beauty” of African Muslim saints, she photographed everyday subjects and members of her family.

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Crane's eye view of Shanghai - in pictures

A crane worker on the construction site of the Shanghai Tower, one of the highest spots in the city, is a prize winner in the Shanghai City Photography Competition. Wei Gensheng's views over Shanghai have become increasingly impressive as the building has continued to climb

23 Reasons Australia Is The Most Stunningly Perfect Place To Travel

Australia is travel heaven, and if we had it our way, we'd be there all. the. time.<p>In fact, if "money were no object," U.S. travelers would choose to visit Australia over almost every other country on Earth, according to TripAdvisor's most recent TripBarometer study.<p>And we can't say we blame them. …

17 Creepy Photos That Prove History Was Haunted - http://bit.ly/1sTfELD "And slowly the loathsome horde chanted it: 'M...I...C...K...E...Y...'"

30+ Horror Movies That Are So Scary, You Just Can’t Watch Them Alone

Be brave, they say. Don't be afraid, they say. <i>Darr ke aage jeet hai,</i> they say.<p>But then, sometimes <i>getting frightened</i> is so much fun! Nights-out are …

Batmobile Clip from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Warner Bros. Pictures has brought online a brief new Batmobile clip from <b>Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice</b> which you can watch in the player below! …

NASA's next space telescope sees 100 times more than Hubble

WFIRST's extremely large viewing area will help you understand the universe.<p>As much as the Hubble Space Telescope has done to shine a light on the darkest corners of the universe, it doesn't hold a candle to what's coming next. NASA has started work on WFIRST (Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope), …

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Here's What the Costa Concordia Looks Like Today

A photographer's new images of the doomed cruise ship are simply haunting.<p>This month marks the five year anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster, in which the Italian cruise ship capsized and sank after striking rocks off the coast of Tuscany. The crash killed 32 passengers and the boat's …

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Samsung’s Gear 360 camera looks like an eyeball and shoots 360-degree video

The internals of the Gear 360 work similarly to other dual-lens 360-degree cameras that are on (or are about to reach) the market. Each of the opposing f2.0 lenses has an extremely wide 195-degree field of view, and the resulting 15 degrees of overlap helps the software stitch the two images …

Connected Sports Gear Is Harder, Faster And Stronger

Millie Servant Contributor<p>Millie Servant is a content writer for Futur en Seine.<p>Would the world be different if Neil Armstrong had worn a Fitbit wristband when he set foot on the moon? What if Nixon had been equipped with a cardiac sensor during Watergate?<p>Quantified self for all<p>The Sports & …

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21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

The Best of Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016

What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future.<p>"France in the Year 2000" is one example. The series of paintings, made by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, shows artist …