Riz Mohamed

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The 12 Types of Photographs You’ll Find on Instagram

Manga artist Joanna Zhou created a series of 12 illustrations showing the common types of photos you’ll come across when browsing Instagram.<p>“I’ve …

Whimsical Photo Manipulations Offer Lighthearted Perspectives on the Natural World

Using beautiful imagery and editing prowess, graphic artist Anil Saxema's whimsical photo manipulations lend a fresh perspective to our view of the natural world. His work depicts lighthearted scenes of humans and animals interacting in amusing – and often surprising – ways. For instance, a woman …

Zebra

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Sculpture

Perfectly Symmetrical Spheres Made From Hundreds of River Stones

These geometric, nature-inspired spheres made from hundreds of smooth river stones look like they belong on the grounds of a palace. The stunning garden centerpieces combine sophisticated symmetry with the shiny-yet-natural look of the stones, making them enchanting additions to manicured gardens …

Landscaping

How to be a success? Get up before dawn

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up at 3.45am, while American Vogue editor Anna Wintour is woken at 4.30am for a game of tennis. You snooze, you lose...<p>I have never understood the impulse that drives people to do things because they have seen someone famous doing them. If anything, you’d think it would be …

Apple Watch

Eco-Friendly Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees

Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an eco-friendly alternative. It's called <i>Capsula Mundi</i>, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of the …

Green Living

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

Art

Sri Lanka: readers share their holiday highlights

Remote beaches, hikes to timeless ruins and cycling through national parks all feature in our readers’ recommendations of the best things to do and see Sri Lanka<p><b>Winning tip: c</b><b>ycling in Yala national park</b><p>To get your wildlife hit, avoid the crowds and entrance fees and cycle on the public B35, …

Sri Lanka

Future world attractions: 50 incredible sights coming to planet Earth

Lovehomeswap.com’s list features nine huge projects in China, such as the giant Phoenix Towers, due for completion in 2018, and the eye-catching Changsha Bridge, to open next year; six in the US, including New York’s answer to the London eye and the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial; and three in …

Japanese bank introduces robot workers to deal with customers in branches

Japan’s biggest bank is preparing to unveil robot employees with a human touch.<p>Nao, a 58-centimetre (1ft 11)-tall humanoid developed by the French company Aldebaran Robotics – a subsidiary of the Japanese telecoms and internet giant SoftBank - will begin work on a trial basis at one or two branches …

Robotics

MPs vote in favour of 'three-person embryo' law

MPs have voted in favour of making Britain the first country in the world to permit IVF babies to be created using biological material from three different people to help prevent serious genetic diseases.<p>In a historic debate, the House of Commons voted by 382 to 128 – a majority of 254 – to allow …

Genetics

Children Cover an All White Room with Colorful Stickers in Yayoi Kusama's Latest Obliteration Room

Back at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is the fun, interactive installation where children and adults alike are encouraged to cover an all-white room with colorful dot stickers. Started back on December 6, 2014 and through April 19, 2015, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is once again …

Art

Giant Ball Pit for Adults Shows the Power of Play

Who wouldn't want to dive head first into this? Independent design agency Pearlfisher in London, decided to shake things up this winter by creating a gigantic ball pit for adults. Called <i>JUMP IN!</i>, the pit consists of 81,000 white balls that can fit up to 30 people at a time. The installation invites …

Work-life Balance

New call for standing seats on planes

Spring Airlines, the Chinese budget carrier, has reiterated its desire to offer cut-price tickets to passengers willing to stand.<p>Similar schemes have been proposed by other low-cost carriers – notably Ryanair – but aviation authorities have been reticent to approve them due to safety concerns.<p>Would …

12 Funny Pregnancy Announcements by Creative Parents

When it comes to pregnancy announcements, there are endless ways for creative parents-to-be to share their exciting news with friends and family. Instead of settling on a simple, conventional message, these happy couples took the opportunity to create hilarious images to broadcast their joy to the …

Pregnancy

‘Cloud Bursting’ Service Can Ensure Sunny Wedding Photos for $150,000

Want to ensure sunshine for bright and happy outdoor wedding photographs? All you need is $150,000.<p>A UK-based company has begun offering a “cloud …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Walt Disney Company

Smelly food: the most pungent dishes in the world - Telegraph

Spectacular High-Speed Photography Captures Light Bulbs Exploding

Photographer Jon Smith captures the precise moment when a light bulb shatters, but that's not all. He fills his light bulbs with materials ranging from glitter to oil pastels, creating a full and satisfying explosion photo that will make you look twice. Jon got his start into high speed photography …

Photography

Wedding Photographer Re-Imagines Disney Princesses as Stunning Indian Brides

Amrit Grewal, a Vancouver-based wedding photographer, re-imagines Disney princesses as Indian brides in this enchanting photo series. The high-budget photo shoot showcases nine iconic princesses in gorgeous portraits that draw on elements of Indian culture to re-create the looks. For example, …

Walt Disney Company

Feast your eyes on great works of art recreated with food

Some foods look too good to eat, and some foods look good enough to put in a museum.<p>Russian food photographer Tatiana Shkondina uses food to recreate …

Art

Beautiful Flower Bouquets Frozen in Blocks of Ice by Makoto Azuma

Throughout the years, botanical artist Makoto Azuma has consistently looked for new ways to explore the beauty of plants like flowers and bonsai by placing them in incredibly unique settings. In the past, he has frozen and suspended bonsai trees, submerged them underwater, and even launched bonsai …

Flowers

Creative Mom Paints Fantastic Designs on Her Sons' Lunch Napkins for Past 8 Years

Brooklyn-based sculptor Nina Levy started drawing on her sons' lunch napkins and unwittingly touched off an adorable ritual that would span years. Levy has been sending her children, 12-year-old Archer and 8-year-old Ansel, to school with amazingly detailed napkins for the past eight years.<p>She …

Pre-kindergarten

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>By<p>Stephanie Armour<p>Stephanie Armour<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@stepharmour1<p>Stephanie.Armour@wsj.com<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the …

San Francisco

Climb of the Century: Two Men Attempt Historic Free Ascent of El Capitan

Professional climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are midway through the adventure of a lifetime as they attempt to make history by using only their hands and feet to complete what's said to be the hardest rock climb in the world. Just after Christmas, Caldwell, 36, and Jorgeson, 30, began …

Climbing

The Last Living People Born in the 1800s are These 5 Women

We're always amazed when people live to see their 100s, and these five women have gone well beyond that. They've seemingly found the key to longevity and were all born in the late 1800s, making them 115 and 116 years old! Hailing from the United States, Italy, and Japan, these ladies have lived …

United States

Six-year-old boy sparks security scare after climbing on to luggage conveyor belt at Moscow airport and ending up in restricted cargo area

• <b>Staff scrambled to rescue Leon Bogdanov after spotting him on CCTV</b>• <b><br>Conveyor belt took him into restricted areas at Sheremetyevo Airport</b>• <b><br>Police</b> …

Flying

Land a plane in an emergency? There's an app for that

Austin Meyer, an aerospace enthusiast, developed the Xavion app to help small aircraft land in emergencies, provide back ups of in-flight instruments, and provide point-to-point navigation. The developer claims that it also calculates an estimated time of arrival, and fuel burn.<p>Throughout a flight, …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Meet the Women Who Guard China’s Millionaires

Valued as secret weapons, female bodyguards are regarded as innocuous protectors who can disguise themselves as assistants or dance partners.<p><i>Watch our documentary about China's female bodyguards here.</i><p>Wearing a form-fitting black leather jacket with studded shoulders, leather pants, and …