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Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band Unveiled At CES 2014

As well as unveiling a new Dash Cam at this week’s CES 2014 consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. Garmin has also announced the launch of their new …

Fitness Technology

Vive la différence!

MEN and women do not think in the same ways. Few would disagree with that. And science has quantified some of those differences. Men, it is pretty …

Brazil's child sex trade soars as 2014 World Cup nears

A tiny figure in minuscule white shorts and a pink strapless top leans against a metal fence outside a school in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará state, north-east Brazil.<p>She has gloss-coated lips, and her yellow headband, holding back long hair, glows in the lamplight along Juscelino Kubitschek …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

9 mistakes made by pros that you should avoid

Mistakes are a natural part of every life. Their presence transcends things like experience, talent and high skill levels. To put it differently, …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

The 10 Decorating Trends You Think Are So Over

Storms, floods and tidal surge devastate the UK's east coast - in pictures

The worst storm and tidal surge in 60 years have hit Britain's North Sea coastline, with thousands evacuated from their homes and coastal properties collapsing into the sea

How to Take Architectural Photography at Twilight

When it comes to ambient lighting, daytime photography provides great light for clear, crisp images. But, what about that off time when the sun is …

125 years of National Geographic: the world in pictures

To mark the 125th anniversary of National Geographic, we select iconic images from a new three-volume celebration of the magazine's history which highlights a changing world, as well as our fascination with travel photography. National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years is published by …

Modern Residence Seamlessly Integrating into the Landscape in Ottawa, Canada

Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. …

250 Hard Drives Used To Make One Awesome F1 Car

Advertisement<p>Though this car may look like an actual Formula1 racer at first glance, taking a closer look reveals that there is something unreal …

Wonder what men think about the way women dress? We shouldn't give a stuff

<b>I recently read an article online detailing what female fashion trends men hate. Could you provide the definitive list of man-repelling fashion trends?</b><p><i>Sophie, by email</i><p>Absolutely, Sophie, it would be my pleasure. In fact, I read a similar article myself in a fashion magazine last month about a …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

IPhone hidden features: nine ways to extend the battery life on your smartphone device

Battery drain can be frustrating so here are nine ways to extend the battery life on your iPhone, iPad and Android<p><b>Disable the parallax effect</b><p>The parallax effect taps into the iPhone's inbuilt motion sensors and makes the home screen icons float when moving the phone around.<p>It means that when you …

The Hubble Telescope Photographs Messier 15, One of the Densest Clusters of Stars Ever Discovered | Colossal

<p>This recently released photograph from the Hubble Telescope captures the spectacular glory of Messier 15 located about 35,000 light-years away. It …

Inspired by Alchemy

by Stefano Caggiano<p>Design is all about making things more than they are initially—more efficient, more beautiful, more meaningful. In their work in improving reality, designers take care of all dimensions, from the functional, material ones to the aesthetic, conceptual ones. They are the ones who …

Hyperrealistic Still Life Paintings Filled with Layers of Detail

At first glance, these beautiful still life images seem like photographs. In reality, they are actually hyperrealistic paintings by artist Jason de Graaf. The artist focuses on every extreme detail to create realistic depth in layers of crisp reflections. With a steady hand and a strong vision, he …

Painting

London’s Futuristic Airport Located on the River Thames

The Thames Estuary Research and Development Company (Testrad) has released a futuristic concept for an airport that would sit on an artificial island all by itself. In collaboration with global architectural design firm Gensler, this proposed design known as <i>London Britannia Airport</i> is in response …

East London

Australia’s Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Australia

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies aged 94

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1028000/1028846_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532477942_10bb12c549e74838ad94c5e76e12d6ce<p><b>British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing has died aged 94.</b><p>A statement from her publisher, Harper Collins, said she "passed away peacefully at …

Literature

Young Elk Decides He Does Not Like this Photographer

The telephoto lens has certainly helped to mitigate some of the dangers inherent in wildlife photography, but the craft is still widely considered to …

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the <i>Swing at the End of the World</i> is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del …

Ecuador

Blurred Lines: the most controversial song of the decade

This week, University College London student union (UCLU) took the unusual step of banning a single song, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. It joins around 20 other UK student unions to do so. This is the latest development in the story of how the biggest song of the year became the most controversial …

Prince Charles at 65: a pensioner waits for the job of his life

On Thursday the Prince of Wales becomes a pensioner. You might think that as he is not only the longest serving heir to the throne but also now destined to be the oldest yet to inherit the crown, this will be an especially poignant day. After all, he has yet to realise his royal inheritance or his …

How to make the perfect apple pie

Puff or shortcrust, cooking apples or dessert, cream or custard – and can plain old apple pie compete with tarte tatin and strudel?<p>When something is described as "as American as apple pie", it simply means that no one remembers exactly which immigrant group brought it with them – and where the …