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Drifting Luxury Cars Atop A Frozen Lake In Finland

This was no Tokyo drift, but it was pretty fast and furious<p>“Wait...wait...ok, power on!” commanded the instructor. “Power, power power!” My foot hesitated for a split second before coming down hard on the accelerator. The back end of the car had already spun out, and the vehicle lurched sideways up …

Luxury Lifestyle

On Cliches and Photo Ideas

Credit: Kevin Browne, Fotolia #17039046, slightly edited<p>If you go through Flickr galleries and popular photo, model mayhem or Facebook photography …

New Year’s Eve Around the World: Pictures


Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child's Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …


Hero Festival in Marseille: Pictures


Photographing the Yakuza

Anton Kusters is a Belgium-based photographer specializing in long-term projects. In 2011, he published his first photobook on the Yakuza, the …

This Habit May Separate Happy & Unhappy People

Take a minute to consider these four scenarios. Which do you think would make you happiest?<p>You might be surprised to learn, research backs numbers …


The 27 Most Colorful Jackets to Beat the Cold-Weather Blues

Fall: It’s quite amazing how happy this silly season can make us feel. Like an old friend, every time it comes around, it feels as if it never left. We are comforted by the sound of the crunchy, golden leaves being stepped on, racks upon racks of snuggly clothes and, of course, we can’t forget …

More Sex Leads to Happiness, Right? Maybe Not

<i>A new study shared by Men's Journal explores why more sex may not be the key to happier living.</i><p>Happy couples are the ones who have lots of sex. At least that's what we've been so often told, and there is some scientific grounds for this, with plenty of studies showing that couples who have more sex …

Polaroid's $99 ink-free Snap instant camera is a joy of a toy to use

BERLIN — Polaroid's new Snap camera that prints instant photos without ink is so hot right now, it could catch on fire — and it's not even out yet.<p>We …

Winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe, judges selected …

Nature Photography

Burger King proposes a sandwich even more epic than the McWhopper

The McWhopper saga has taken an unexpected and epic twist.<p>Burger King announced via Facebook and Tumblr that it would like to collaborate with any …

7 Things You Should Know When Planning Your First Backpacking Trip

<i>Planning a backpacking trip but don’t know where to begin? This helpful guide will keep your trip safe and fun!</i><p><b>1. If you get lost, you can press moss</b> …


Climbing On Mount Denali


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World’s First ‘Phodographer’ Dog Uses Heart Rate Monitor That Snaps Pics When He Gets Excited

Sure, photographers take a lot of photos of dogs, but did anyone ever ask dogs what they want to take pictures of? With this new “Heartography” heart …

How It Feels To Have An Anxiety Disorder Explained In 12 Self Portraits

Photographer Katie Joy Crawford has wrestled with anxiety disorder her entire life, which is why she was especially qualified to create this gripping …


Colorado man first in US to contract plague from a dog, study says

When a man in Colorado contracted the plague from his two-year-old pit bull terrier and spread it to four other people last summer, the resulting outbreak was the largest in 88 years – and the first known dog-to-human transmission of the disease, according to a new study released by the US Centers …

Environmental Health

Chinese island-building in South China Sea 'may undermine peace', says Asean

Regional leaders express concerns about Beijing’s land reclamation efforts in waters which are claimed in part by four other nations<p>Chinese island-building efforts “may undermine peace, security and stability” in the disputed South China Sea, leaders of southeast Asian nations said in a statement …


While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …


Elven safety: the rocky homes of Iceland's 'hidden people' – in pictures

Icelanders’ belief in elves is playing havoc with planning laws and building projects, as rocky homes for the ‘hidden people’ become protected. Here the photographer Svala Ragnars documents the various elf homes being saved from demolition


Solar eclipse 1999 - in pictures

Ahead of the forthcoming solar eclipse visible in the far north of Scotland, we look back at the total solar eclipse on 11 August 1999, one of the most widely viewed in history

Solar Eclipse

Climbing high: readers' photos of trees - in pictures

We asked you to share your photos of trees around the world as part of GuardianWitness’ bi-weekly readers’ assignment. Here is a selection of our favourites


Utah’s 10 most unbelievable views

Out in the USA’s wild west, the state of Utah has some of the country’s most incredible views – unreal sunsets, magical rock formations, majestic mountains and more. Whether you’re gazing up awestruck at red-rock cliffs from a raft bouncing along the Colorado River or hiking down into the grand …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including an amazing aurora and a Mexican moonscape.<p><b>More galleries</b> <br>Smoking aerobatics and lurid lightning<p>Wading rhinos and wasp nests<p>Hoverbike prototypes and hitching robots<p>Speeding warbirds and a luminous Super …

Space Exploration

Is working at night bad for you?

How much does working in the small hours harm the mind and body? Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence.<p>In some jobs, working the night shift is unavoidable. There are hospitals to run, planes to fly and shops to keep open as we move towards a 24-hour society. With careful planning and a bit of …


XRacer: The Traffic - Indie app of the day

Pros<p>Above average graphics for an arcade game.<br>Car customization, road conditions, day/night driving, and various game modes help keep it interesting.<br>Free to play (with IAPs).<br>Leader boards and achievements are present.<p>Cons<p>It's a new game so there is almost certainly some bugs that haven't been found …

Aaron Paul: Beyond Breaking Bad

Hair<p>Without buzzing it all off or, god forbid, combing it over.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>It’s time to justify that Prime …