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The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

"A visual statement"<p>"This installation is definitely more symbolic," Gromadzki says. "But it is still significant because the merchant spaces on the first floor do consume energy, and being able to offset that consumption is something people can really assimilate and understand."<p>The curved, …

Viscous-Looking Photos of Models Completely Encased in Honey

Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little covers the human body in honey and captures the sweet, sticky results. The series is titled <i>Preservation</i>, and it features images of nude or barely-clothed models that are coated from head to toe in the amber-colored liquid. This simple act seems to …

Los Angeles

Samsung teases Galaxy S6 with metal design and curved, anti-reflective display

<b>Update:</b> Read the Galaxy S6 review.<p>Samsung wants to get everyone excited for its newest flagship, the Galaxy S6. The company has released two more teasers of the upcoming device, and they do give us a bit more information on what to expect. A dramatically lit profile shot of the new phone posted on …

Hackers rob US and global banks of millions in one of the largest heists ever

Banks in Russia, Japan, the US, and Europe have fallen victim to a massive, sophisticated malware hack, allowing the perpetrators to steal hundreds of millions of dollars since 2013. According to a Kaspersky Labs report provided to the <i>New York Times</i>, more than 100 banks in 30 nations have been …

MacBook falls 1,000 feet from airplane, survives the landing

Here's a story about a tech miracle that involves flying and an Air in the air. Reddit user av80r, also known as Carl, has a passion for flying. He hopped into a single-engine two-seater SportCruiser aircraft and took off for a leisure flight from Lanseria International Airport in South Africa. He …

'Awe-inspiring' FCC internet protections could alter landscape for net neutrality

Proposing a titanic legislative shift on net neutrality after a years-long push from internet activists, the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing to push through “the strongest open internet protections ever”.<p>“The internet must be fast, fair and open. That is the message …

Dreamlike Scenes by Conceptual Photographer Jenna Martin

Jenna Martin constructs alternate, dreamlike realities through her conceptual photography. Inspired by films and storytelling, the Montana-based creative takes advantage of her mountainous, serene surroundings to capture elaborate portraits that truly come to life after seamlessly blending …

Photography

Haute Couture in Paris: Pictures

These crazy World Expo pavilions may be the last examples of China's "weird architecture" after the Beijing ban

For six months starting on May 1st, Milan is hosting the World Expo, which has been held every five years since 1851 as a showcase for human progress. The Expo is also prime venue for some incredible architecture-gazing, with grand displays of engineering and soft power on display.<p>Of the 53 …

Architecture

Designers Works Over Ten Years to Complete Gorgeous Grand Piano of the Future

Hungarian pianist Gergely Bognyi recently gave the classic grand piano a makeover with a futuristic twist. The Bognyi Piano presents a sleek two-leg design that looks like a sideways “V” in profile. The streamlined style offers practical benefits: Supporting the piano with two legs instead of three …

Flute

Pediatrician Group Recommends Decriminalizing Marijuana For Youngsters

Severe legal punishment does more harm than good, the group finds<p>Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing a report on recreational marijuana use among kids under the age of 18. Like a good pediatrician, the report summarizes the latest research to answer kids' and parents' most …

Artist Spent a Year in the Woods Creating Mysterious Sculptures

Deep in the woods of southern France, artist Spencer Byles transformed the forest into a mysterious wonderland through a series of spectacular, organic sculptures. Byles spent a year immersed in the woodlands of La Colle sur Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet, and Mougins for this ambitious project. …

Huge asteroid set to fly past Earth – get that telescope ready

The closest pass to Earth by a large asteroid until 2027 is due to happen on Monday, according to Nasa, which said the half-kilometre wide object posed no danger to the planet.<p>The asteroid, which is called 2004 BL86, will pass within 745,000 miles of Earth – around three times the distance to the …

Six skiers die in avalanche in French Alps

Six experienced skiers have been killed in one of the deadliest avalanches in recent years in the French Alps.<p>The skiers – four men and two women aged between 58 and 73 – had been trekking at 7,900ft when they were swept to their deaths.<p>The tragedy in the Queyras mountain range, close to the border …

Preview “Shooting Stars”

From January 10th to February 22nd, an exhibit of some of <i>W</i>'s most memorable celebrity portraits—including Miley Cyrus by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Rosamund Pike by David Fincher, Pharrell Williams by Urs Fischer, and Keira Knightley by Steven Klein—will be on display in oversized prints at the …

Los Angeles

iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both excitement and criticism (mostly excitement, though). It’s …

Surreal Paintings of Whimsical Hybrid Creatures by Jacek Yerka

Polish artist Jacek Yerka has the ability to transform ordinary concepts into incredibly imaginative, surreal scenes, as he demonstrates in his paintings of extraordinary creatures. With vivid colors and lush details, Yerka brings to life whimsical beasts that inhabit worlds filled with fantasy and …

Art

Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, and More Actresses Who Define Aging Gracefully

From Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow's Tracy Anderson-toned bodies, to Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie's luminous complexions, these stars prove that age is just a number. Here, a look at 15 actresses who have been in the spotlight for decades—and look as if they haven't aged a day.

The big phone carriers might sell Google their mobile wallet

Remember Softcard (formerly Isis, but renamed for obvious reasons)? It's a joint venture that AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile started in 2010 to get into mobile payments without ceding the market to Google Wallet and Apple Pay. That hasn't quite worked out, since few want to put a $70 case on their …

Dough pours in for pizza delivery guy after 'belittling' at car business

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seven dollars multiplied by empathy on an online fundraising page equals more than $11,000 for a pizza delivery guy who received an apology for how he was treated at a Massachusetts business.<p>The sales manager of a Westport car dealership has apologized "for the actions" of employees caught …

Online Life

My Top 5 BBQ and Grill Restaurants of 2014

A lot of people complain that barbecue just isn't what it used to be, and they're right.<p>It's better.<p>It's better in traditional barbecue hotspots, like Kansas City and Dallas. It's better in places where you'd never expect to find killer 'que, from Brooklyn to Minneapolis to L.A.<p>A new generation of …

BBQ

Cleveland transfers Tamir Rice investigation to Cuyahoga County

<b>(CNN) —</b> The city of Cleveland has transferred the investigation into the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy by a Cleveland police officer to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, the city announced Friday.<p>Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann fatally shot Tamir Rice in November in a city …

World’s Cities Transformed into Vibrant, Flowing Maps of Eroded Terrain

Bustling cities are transformed into vibrantly colored maps depicting eroding terrains in the gorgeous series <i>Flowing City Map</i> by Geneva-based illustrator Chaotic Atmospheres. “I wanted to represent the influence of cities on their environment as a kind of invisible fluid that overflows from the …

Rio De Janeiro

Awesome See-Through Prosthetics Made with 3D Printed Titanium

Industrial designer William Root has devised an innovative new take on prosthetic engineering with this futuristic structure of geometrically intersecting metal strands. Designed to merge structural strength, lightweight construction, and minimalist elegance, the hollow <i>Exo Prosthetic Leg</i> is molded …

Prosthetics

12 Crystal Clear Reflections of Skyscrapers in Busan

Busan is the second largest metropolis after Seoul with a population of about 3.6 million. It's also the largest port city in South Korea and it has Korea's largest beach and longest river. High-rise developments and luxury hotels in its Marine City has drawn the wealthy to flock to the area. …

Busan

Thousands of Sheets of Paper Dyed and Rolled to Form Colorful Gradient Images

Seoul-based artist Ilhwa Kim hand-dyes, cuts, and rolls thousands of individual sheets of Korean mulberry paper to form vibrant, three-dimensional works of art bursting with striking patterns and imagery. The rigid layers of paper, which she calls “seeds,” are carefully arranged according to color …

Art

Antonio Martin shooting: protesters take to streets for second night – in pictures

Family members and protesters took to the streets on Christmas Eve, one night after 18-year-old Antonio Martin was shot to death by police officer

37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

Colorado River

Boulder-Shaped Cabin Perfectly Camouflages in Swiss Alps

Nestled within a rock fall field on the Swiss Alps sits <i>Antoine</i>, a cabin that resembles a large boulder. It was designed by the studio Bureau A, and the cozy interior space features some of the basics: a bed, fold-out table, stool, fireplace, and windows. But, just looking at the outside, you'd …

Swiss Alps