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20+ Rarely Seen Photos Of America In The 1950’s Show How Different Life Was Before

The 1950’s are often viewed as a golden era in U.S. history, a time of happiness and prosperity, despite the threat of nuclear annihilation, racial …

Abandoned Buildings

12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less

1/13<p>Green-roofed Hobbit Home by Magic Green Homes<p>The homes of the future will not only be more sustainable and affordable—they will also be much …

Real Estate

Kickstarter

The Glass House Built Around A Tree

A significant number of my childhood fantasies revolved around <b>tree houses</b> - but this design by Kazakh architect <b>Aibek Almassov</b> just flips the whole …

Architecture
Crime

Homeless Dog Found In Garbage Becomes A Lion He Deserves To Be

When German photographer Julia Marie Werner found a scruffy homeless dog hunting for scraps of food in her garage in Spain, she fell in love with him …

Pets

Google's new robot is the craziest one we've seen yet

Although Google is selling Boston Dynamics to distance itself from "terrifying" humanoid robots, there's still plenty of robot projects underway. The latest: a humanoid robot with a whole lot of leg and wide range of skills.<p>SCHAFT, a Tokyo-based robotics company run by Google's parent company …

Robotics

Photographer Captures Spectacular Photos Of Models Wearing Nothing But Milk And Water Splashes

Take a few nude models, add some high-speed photography equipment, and splash a few gallons of milk on top, and what do you get? Well, if you or I …

Octopus Steals Video Camera, Films Own Escape

While Victor Huang was trying out his shiny new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 in Wahine Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand, he attempted to get video of a …

Makeup Artist Uses Hijab to Creatively Transform Herself into Disney Princesses

Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati (aka Queen of Luna) aims to establish that anyone can become a Disney princess, even if they wear a hijab. The creative young woman has transformed herself into just about every Disney princess on the roster, including Elsa, Jasmine, Mulan, and Pocahontas. The …

Hair Color

The world's billionaires are flocking to Miami's luxurious Porsche Design Tower, where they can use an elevator for their cars

The 60-story building on Sunny Isles Beach is the first one in the US by the famed Porsche brand, which chose this Florida real-estate playground to make its mark. More importantly, it's also the first building to contain a patented "Dezervator," essentially a drive-in car elevator.<p>Slated for …

Skyscrapers

20 Style Lessons You Can Learn from the Men of the Oscars

From choosing the right bow tie to why you should never bedazzle your tux. (Seriously.)<p>From choosing the right bow tie to why you should never bedazzle your tux. (Seriously.)

Men's Fashion

'Rogue scientists' could exploit gene editing technology, experts warn

Senior geneticist and bioethicist have agreed with the US spy chief’s claim that genetic engineering could be a serious threat if put to nefarious ends<p>A senior geneticist and abioethicist warned on Friday that they fear “rogue scientists” operating outside the bounds of law, and agreed with a US …

Genetics

Photographer Captures Women Giving Birth, Says Pictures May 'Open Minds' Since 'We Are Conditioned to Think It's Gross'

While photos of pregnant women and newborn babies have become commonplace, rarely is the actual process of giving birth captured and …

Selfie-Loving Monkey Has Second Chance to Sue for Copyright Infringement 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any selfie-taking monkey must demand the copyright for her photographs. Or at least that seems to be what …

Copyright

Crystal Clear Snowflake Photos by Don Komarechka

While we've often heard the saying, “No two snowflakes are alike,” we could never fully appreciate that statement, or visualize it, until now.<p>While many photographers will try and capture the natural beauty of a snowflake by using a macro lens, not many are able to show it with crystal clear …

Natural Beauty

Super Chunky Hand-Knitted Blankets are Cozy for Humans and Now Pets

As the cooler temperatures roll in, it's all the more reason to wrap yourself up in a cozy blanket. The online shop Ohhio has the perfect companion to this chilly time of year with their super chunky, hand-knitted blankets made from 100% merino wool. Using thick and luxurious yarn, Ohhio-founder …

Pets

Sailor reported missing at sea for 66 days in good health

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Adrift on the ocean, the mast of his 35-foot sailboat torn away, Louis Jordan says he was able to survive more than two months at sea by catching rainwater in a bucket, scooping up fish that were attracted to the laundry he hung over the side, and fervently praying to God for …

Coast Guard

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz gives Washington 30 days to prove itself

Washington, you have 30 days to get your act together.<p>Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz is putting dysfunctional DC on notice, calling on Congress and the White House to "stop the polarization and dysfunction."<p>"Washington has let the country down," he said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the …

ISIS fight in new phase, Obama says

The decision to increase U.S. troop deployments to Iraq isn't a sign the U.S. strategy against ISIS is failing, but rather a signal the campaign is entering a new phase, President Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday on the CBS news program "Face the Nation."<p>The additional 1,500 …