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Martian Women Take Over an Otherworldly Puerto Rico

Senen Llanos set painted models against alien landscapes.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>All images courtesy the artist<p>We’re so spoiled by Earth’s natural splendor that many of us take it for granted—a bit ill-advised in this era of devastating climate change. But all around us is a sort of …

Puerto Rico

How to draw… from your imagination

Ever seen something in your head that you struggle to get right on paper? Richard Collingridge has some great tips on how to do it

Illustration

Best mobile games of December and January 2015-2016 (pictures)

Pathos: NetHack Codex

Mobile Gaming

Edward Ashton’s ‘Three Days in April’: A Snarky Cyberpunk Thriller

Generally speaking, cyberpunk is the Grimdark of science-fiction: life is cheap, the future is dark, and a happy ending isn’t really an option. It’s …

Books

The Fantastic-Looking ‘Unravel’ Stars A Character That’s Literally Made Of Love

Recently, we introduced you to <i>Unravel</i>, the adorable and gorgeous platformer in which you play as a little woolen man named Yarny. Yes, Yarny. D’awww. The game looks like a good amount of fun, but trailers have also hinted at an emotional, melancholy storyline, and the the latest <i>Unravel</i> developer …

Cute

How a refugee from Hitler's Germany became the father of the video game

"I had the misfortune of being born in a horrendous situation," Ralph Baer told the Computer History Museum, of his birth to Jewish parents in 1922 in southwestern Germany.<p>When the Nazis came to power, they threw all Jewish students out of school, forcing him to seek employment at age 14. He worked …

New Hampshire

Handcrafted Jewelry Contains Delicate Pieces of Nature Encased in Resin

Artist Sarah Smith designs jewelry that allows anyone to carry a bit of nature with them at all times. For up to three weeks, Smith spends her time planning, pouring resin, curing, and shaping a single creation for someone who can't get enough of Earth's pure beauty. Within her wearable works of …

Jewelry

More Stunningly Surreal Portraits Featuring Wild Animals by Katerina Plotnikova

Since the last time we featured Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova's incredible portraits of young women holding wild animals, her stunning images have only grown more daring, now featuring even larger and more exotic creatures such as bears, elephants, giraffes, and elk.<p>The …

Photography

Google’s Cardboard Camera App Lets You Shoot 3D VR Photos with Your Phone

Google today launched Cardboard Camera for Android, an app that lets you shoot 3D virtual reality photographs with a smartphone. Resulting photos can …

Virtual Reality

Pulse is a Camera Add-On That Gives You Full Control from a Smartphone

Pulse is a new camera accessory that allows you to control things wirelessly using a smartphone. It plugs into your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s USB …

Gear & Gadgets

Food and Drink Gift Books for the Holidays

<i>FIRE + ICE: Classic Nordic Cooking</i> by Darra Goldstein ( $40) -- For those who think that "New Nordic Cuisine" has anything to do with what people actually cook and eat in Scandinavia, Darra Goldstein's thick volume should shock you back to reality, without a live ant or bit of moss on the plate. …

Here's the dirt on a prefabricated plastic earth sheltered home design you can buy off the shelf

No, this isn't Hobbiton or a scene from Teletubbies. It's a rendering of a community of earth-sheltered houses built from a new prefab building …

Eight tabletop games to help you survive the holidays

Open box in case of emergency<p>We are standing on the brink of yet another holiday season, staring down the barrel of more family obligations than are perhaps medically advisable. Polygon is here for you, dear reader, with a list of potential tabletop games that could just save your life. Or at least …

Board Games

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Success

50 Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of 2015

The best <b>Photoshop tutorials</b> of 2015, beautiful collection of top Photoshop tutorials to learn from beginners to advanced techniques and improve your …

Tutorials

23 Seriously Inspiring Books That'll Help You Manage Your Anxiety

"We believe in acknowledging fear and the extent to which it rules us." — Divergent<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

23 Books By Latinos That Might Just Change Your Life

Whether you're looking to find yourself in a book or lose yourself in a story, there's a colorful and magical literary world to explore through the lens of Latino authors.<p>You can discover the magic in reality with Gabriel García Márquez, the wonders of love with Pablo Neruda and the power of …

Books

Into the Badlands Star Daniel Wu on Finally Bringing a Worthy Martial-Arts Show to American Television

AMC premieres its latest blood-soaked, action-heavy adventure show, <i>Into the Badlands</i>, Sunday night. The six-episode series is set in a futuristic gun-free world where greedy feudal barons and their highly trained assassins battle for control of land, dwindling resources, and a mysteriously gifted …

Martial Arts

17 Impossibly Easy Kitchen DIYs That Only Look Expensive

Cheap never looked this good.

Five Surprising Facts About Dungeons & Dragons Creator Gary Gygax

You may not recognize the name Gary Gygax, but if you're a fantasy fan then you’re living in his world. Gygax was the creator of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>: …

Dungeons and Dragons

Specially Designed Pencils Can Be Recycled to Become a Blooming Garden

When you wear a pencil down to a stub, what do you do with it? More often than not, these worn-out writing utensils end up in the trash, which winds up becoming a significant amount of waste. Around 15 billion pencils are made each year and in an effort to limit the waste created from them, three …

Sustainability

9 DIYs for Chilly Nights at Home

You know those nights when you want nothing more than to curl up on the couch and stay put? We’re about to have a lot of those with winter fast approaching, and if you ask us, chilly nights in call for new projects (and apple cider). If you find yourself itching for something to do that doesn’t …

Crafting

10 Demon Movies That'll Scare the Crap Out of You

It's that time of year again -- Halloween! -- when it's getting crisp and cool outside, and you just want to curl up with a movie. If you're in the mood for something spooky and scary, these 10 demon movies are sure to scare the sh-t out of you. Just make sure you have someone to hold your hand in …

Movies

Science-Fiction and Fantasy New Releases: 10/27/15

<b>HARDCOVER</b><b>After Alice: A Novel</b> by Gregory Maguire<b>The British Lion: A Novel</b> by Tony Schumacher<b>The Dreamings of Leonard J.M. Leaper</b> by Jay McMurry<b>The</b> …

Science Fiction

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FIND YOUR ORIGIN<p>Would you like to know the Origin of Your Last Name and the Coat of Arms of your family? Now It’s easy and free!<p>Our database contains …

"Moss People" Ceramic Sculptures Bring Nordic Fairy Tales to Life

Sculptor Kim Simonsson molds earthy ceramic pieces that look as though they've stepped out of Nordic fairy tales and into our own world. For his <i>Moss People</i> series, the artist applied this fantastical aesthetic to the intriguing children and forest creatures who served as his muses. What results is …

Art

Wanted: picture books for older children

Just because children can read doesn’t mean they don’t want pictures in their books any more. The Book Doctor seeks out books with illustrations for newly fluent readers<p>My eight-year-old has been turned off reading by the lack of pictures in the books that he is now given. He grew up on beautiful …

Books

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's San Francisco 49ers' Jarryd Hayne and his new logo

The JH initials are hard to make out but are in the centre of what looks like a bird with its wings out.<p>While Hayne is doing his best to downplay the …

San Francisco

DuckDuckGo vs Google: It's all about the Bangs!

Google is fun to say, but DuckDuckGo — at least for me — is a lot more fun to <i>use</i>. While I can’t repeat the name as a verb (I can ‘Google it’ on Google; I don’t know what I’d say for a DuckDuckGo search), the upstart search engine has quickly become my go-to on a day to day basis.<p>So, why is …