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The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Pictures of the Week 2.12.15

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Articles about 7 modern backsplashes defy norm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

New Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Illusions by Tolga Girgin

Turkey-based electrical engineer and graphic designer Tolga Girgin puts a unique twist on the art of calligraphy with his beautifully scripted letters that appear three-dimensional. Many of his creations may look like they were crafted from strips of paper that were cut and folded to pop off the …

Canon Unveils the M3: A 24.2MP Mirrorless That Feels More Like a DSLR in a Compact’s Body

As the rumors foretold, Canon updated its M mirrorless line with a new camera today. The M3 is a 24.2MP mirrorless camera that introduces a new …

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Canon 5DS and 5DS R: The World’s Highest Resolution Full Frame DSLRs

Canon reignited the megapixel war today by officially announcing the 5DS and 5DS R, the highest resolution full frame DSLRs in the world. The cameras …

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Canon EOS-M3 Photos Leak, Showing a More Serious Camera with a New Grip and Dials

New leaked photos offer a first look at the upcoming Canon EOS-M3 mirrorless camera. The images reveal that Canon has redesigned the interface and …

Funny Movie Poster Parodies of 2015 Oscar-Nominated Films

With the 87th Academy Awards ceremony coming up on February 22, rumors and speculation are swirling over which films will take home the coveted gold statuettes. RIPT Apparel's artist community chose to celebrate the awards season with the 2nd Annual RIPTcademy Awards, a collection of brilliant …

Chilly Winter Scenes From Europe and Asia

The winter solstice took place a week ago, and the short days and longer nights have recently brought wintry weather to parts of Europe and China. Ground cover coated with frost, new sleds on fresh snow, soccer matches in snowstorms, and preparations for an upcoming ice festival, all included in …

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