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Dynamic Flower Arrangements Look Like Exploding Fireworks

In a nod to New Year’s festivities, artist Sarah Illenberger creatively re-imagines bouquets of flowers as brilliantly exploding fireworks. She carefully arranged the cascading blossoms in front of black backdrops to achieve the illusion of night-sky depth and quick-burst movement.<p>Making static …

Fireworks

Extreme adventures: the top 10 stories of real-life peril

We’re fascinated by people who choose to engage in dangerous and extreme activities in the world’s toughest environments. These intrepid individuals face extraordinary physical, psychological and interpersonal demands – in polar and desert regions, atop mountains, in space, in the sky, on the …

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

The 10 Coolest Office Spaces Of 2014

From Yelp to Soundcloud, take a look at the most colorful, whimsical, and productivity-boosting office designs we saw this year.<p>Fluorescent-lit cubicles are so last century. The latest in corporate office design is about creating more than just a place for employees to sit and stare at their …

Corporate Culture

Photographers: Be Careful Not to Tag the Wrong Santa Claus in Your Facebook Photos

Here’s a note caution: when tagging Santa Claus in your Facebook photos, make sure you tag the right one.<p>Photographer Brian Matus had a strange …

Photo of the Day: Best of 2014

2014's most dubious 'science' stories

2014 was a year that provided many highs and lows of science. However, outside of the official science media and institutions, there were some surreal and baffling scientific claims, from some unlikely and dubious sources. Here are the best ones.<p>A lot of major scientific stories broke in 2014; some …

Why Empty Calories Are a Big Problem

<b>Not all foods are created equal. Some foods, in fact, from a nutritionist’s point of view, barely count as foods at all.</b><p>Among these are doughnuts, pizza, ice cream, candy, soda pop, chips, chocolate pudding, and bacon—as well as beer, wine, and any other conceivable form of booze.<p>All these are …

The Hobbit lords it over US box office with Christmas No 1 spot

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies took the Christmas No 1 spot at the US box office with a $54.5m (£35.1m) haul on its second weekend, while Angelina Jolie war drama Unbroken and fantasy musical Into the Woods both scored surprise hit openings in excess of $40m.<p>Peter Jackson’s final trip to …

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. …

Skyscrapers

National Geographic Travel

Architizer

Audio-visual

First Drive: Ferrari LaFerrari 2dr Auto

<b>What is it?</b><p>It’s the one we’ve waited a long, long time for. Ferrari’s successor to the Enzo, its ultimate distillation of speed, its <i>magnum opus</i>. …

Auto Shows

Everyone Became A Drone Pilot This Christmas

Amateur aviation takes off... mostly<p>It’s likely that thousands of Americans opened up drones under their Christmas trees this year. Befitting their arboreal home, many soon found themselves piloted by amateurs and stuck in trees within minutes of use. Here’s what America’s newest crop of amateur …

Drones

A Fresh View of the Moon’s Surface

<i>National Geographic’s Dan Vergano contributed reporting to this story, as well as writing and editing. If I could post it with a shared byline, I would!</i><p>The moon is Earth’s nearest celestial companion, but we don’t often see fresh views of the lunar surface.<p>More than 40 years ago, the Soviet Luna …

11 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Shake Shack

The quickly expanding company filed for a $100 million initial public offering on Monday.<p>Shake Shack is known for long lines at its 34 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Massachusetts. The brand has also been expanding domestically (with new locations in …

Shake Shack

National Geographic Travel

12 Rooms with Creative Tile Floors

Wing is one of the shapes in the Bolon Studio collection from Bolon, which are contemporary woven vinyl floor tiles that let you create you own …

Interior Design

Ebola Toll Passes 20,000 Cases

More than 20,000 people have been diagnosed with Ebola virus and more than 7,800 have died of it, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization. It’s a new milestone in the ever-worsening Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, and it shows Sierra Leone has more cases …

Disease

Your final reminder: just five minutes until part two of the #TopGear Christmas special on @BBCTwo and BBC Two HD! http://t.co/oPtq6qBHVL

Looking up in the lobby of this iconic piece of architecture, where a friend of a friend happens to live. He let us into his apartment even though we came unannounced and he was already in bed. The hospitality of the people I've met in Mexico City has been inspiring. #grateful

Behind the Scenes on Twitter: "Superheroes as kids http://t.co/zjtUrA05ew"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

There's just no explaining 2014

Published on December 28, 2014<p><b>It was a year of mysteries</b>. To list some of the more baffling ones:<p>A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN.<p>Millions of Americans suddenly decided to …

What we ate in 2014: our appetite for kale, hipster Asian, gluten-free and paleo

Like fashion, there was a lot to love and hate in the food trends of 2014.<p>We had peak kale – where it seemed there was not a restaurant menu, juice bar or cafe devoid of the cruciferous vegetable. Kale even turned up in cupcakes and biscuits.<p>By year’s end, everyone had learned how to pronounce …

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