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Snow art showcases beauty of winter

Simon Beck's icy creations<p>Nature can be fleeting in its beauty and winter can be particularly ephemeral. Enter Simon Beck, an artist who captures the …

Top 10 reasons to love winter until the bitter end

Why you should stop being such a hater when it comes to the cold.<p>When winter begins (and certainly by the time March rolls around), it’s not long …

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Old Book Illustrations: Free Archive Lets You Download Beautiful Images From the Golden Age of Book Illustration

Needless to say, before the development and widespread use of photography in mass publications, illustrations provided the only visual accompaniment …

Arthur Caplan Engineering the Better Baby

There should no longer be any doubt about whether humans will one day be genetically modified. A new tool – called CRISPR – is already being used to …

George Dvorsky #14: This Artificially Intelligent Boss Means the Workplace Will Never Be the Same

<i>According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2015? This month we’re answering that question by posting a countdown of the top</i> …

How to Create Characters for Your Novel

How to Create Characters That Are Believable and Memorable<p>By Glen C. Strathy<p>If you create characters from the outset who will fulfill the dramatic …

Clever Christmas tree trend: Trees made of books

Empty your bookshelves, grab a string of old lights, and craft a tree too clever for words.<p>A Christmas tree made from the National Union Catalog, …

Cypress trees on a misty morning on one of the countless bayous of the Atchafalaya basin, Louisiana, the largest US wetland. This image helped @marselvanoosten win the overall prize at the 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year awards.

4 Visual Content Tools to Help You Stand Out Visually

Shares 5K<p>Do you want to create more interesting visual content?<p>Are you looking for new ways to present your message?<p>Today’s marketers are using …

Science fiction short film Uncanny Valley imagines the future of video games.

The term <i>uncanny valley</i> describes the disquieting experience that arises when something looks and feels <i>almost</i> human but still somehow falls short. …

How The Directors Of The Virtual Reality Horror Short “11:57” Shot A Film For Oculus Rift

There’s first-person horror, and then there’s being strapped to a chair and unable to look away while the bad guys are out to get you.<p>The extent to which virtual reality technology is going to change the way we consume entertainment hasn’t yet been determined. But as the hardware that it takes to …

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