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The glowing dye that could enable liquid-based batteries for powering homes and cars

Rising sea and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have made the search for efficient sources of renewable energy more urgent than ever before. While …

Clean Energy

15+ Incredibly Realistic Artworks That Are Hard to Believe Are Not Photographs

Since the ancient Greeks, realism has been aspired by Western art lovers, but during the late 1960s and '70s the popularity of highly-realistic …

Digital Art

Electoral College is ‘vestige’ of slavery, say some Constitutional scholars

A lesser-known part of the Electoral College's history: its relationship to slavery in the U.S.

Electoral College

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Graphic Design

Millennials Spend This Percentage Of Their Food Budget On Dining Out

Millennials. We love eating meals out. Whether it's the proliferation of great, cheap food that's also decent for you, the pervasiveness of …

10 drawings that perfectly sum up adult life

If you struggle with the responsibilities of being a fully grown adult then you will probably be able to relate to these illustrations.<p>Instagram sensation Chaz Hutton is back with a new book, The Sticky Note Guide to Life, which features a collection of hilarious tongue-in-cheek observations.<p>It …

21st Century

Stay Lean For Life With These 3 Principles

How is it that obesity in America is hitting all time highs year after year, while the profits for the fitness and supplement industries have never been higher?<p><i>This points to a broken system.</i><p>45 million Americans are on a diet, but the facts show us that diets in themselves are not effective for …

Fitness

These Women Artists Are Their Own Damn Muses

<i>Warning: This article contains nudity, prepare your innocent eyes.</i><p>There is a very practical, historical reason why so many women have been drawn to the genre of self-portraiture.<p>Artists with sizable ambitions have long been expected to master rendering the nude human form with accuracy and style. …

Art

In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

The winning images from this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year have been announced.<p>Our Sun<p>Chinese photographer Yu Jun's picture of Baily's beads won him both the Our Sun category and the overall award, Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016.<p>Baily's beads come from the specks of …

Astronomy
Fine Art

The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

I've always been envious of people with exceptional memories. You know, the kind of people who amass encyclopedic knowledge with seemingly little …

Humanity

How To Use Less Plastic In Your Home

These simple tips can have a big impact on plastic pollution.<p>There's no question there are excellent plastic products that have done a lot to improve …

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Feeling wiped out or starving after a trip to the gym or a jog in the park? Start by taking a closer look at what you eat and drink <i>before,</i> suggests …

Nutrition

These beautiful, hand-drawn infographics capture the patterns of life

The result, collected in "Dear Data" from Princeton Architectural Press, is beautiful and thought-provoking.<p>"What emerges is a case for the beauty of small data and its deliberate interpretation, analog visualization, and slow transmission," Maria Popova writes in the foreword, "a celebration of …

Infographics

Graphic Designers: Cheat Sheets That Simplify Design Elements, Print Terms, More

Image via Canva<p><b>Graphic designers</b> who are just starting out may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the myriad jargons used in the field.<p><b>Adding on to</b> these …

Graphic Design

“it’s Going To Be Okay”: A Beautiful Story

This is a true story about a plane crash in 1947 with a very unexpected ending. Story illustrated by The Oatmeal.

Plane Crash

Oil on Linen by James Nares

Illustration, Painting<p>by Alex Kwok / February 23, 2013<p>James Nares, represented by the Paul Kasmin Gallery, creates these beautiful large scale oil …

A State-by-State List of the Lies Abortion Doctors Are Forced to Tell Women

In 26 states, abortion providers are required to carry "informed consent" brochures devised by conservative politicians, who say they're simply trying to help women make a difficult decision. But others are forcing doctors to give inaccurate info.<p><i>Additional reporting by Leila Ettachfini.</i><p>When she …

Data Protection

National gallery in US returns Holocaust victim's artwork sold under Nazi regime

Washington institution hands A Branch with Shriveled Leaves to heirs of Austrian woman who was declared a Jew and had to sell her assets<p>The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC has returned a 200-year-old drawing to the heirs of an Austrian woman who had to sell it during the second world war …

Museums

6 Tiny House Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You to Downsize

What is it really like to live in a micro-sized home?<p>The internet can’t get enough of tiny houses. Browsing through the #TinyHouseMovement on social media could provide us with hours of entertainment—and inspiration for downsizing in style. These little living spaces are evidence enough that …

NASA Just Released 1000 Otherworldly Images of Mars That Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

Ever since NASA launched the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) back in 2005, the spacecraft has been photographing the red planet and sending …

Pia assise, dos arc en ciel

Passionate about graphic arts, Sébastien joined the Émile Cohl School in Lyon to study illustration and graphic design. The courses he attended with …

A lot of people have asked me how I make my mindmaps, the only trouble is I have lots of different styles (especially as I take both English and Maths, which are polar opposite), and I couldn’t explain them all in one post because It’d probably end up looking like a murder scene knowing me, so I’ll start with how I make English (and other essay-based subjects) Mindmaps. In English it’s important that you link quotes thematically for your exam. The main reasons for this is so that you can A) Recall and remember themes/quotes easily and B) So you actually write about things that are relevant to the paper. It works the same way for History, Geography, Psychology, Sociology etc, but obviously with things such as Events, Case Studies, Time Periods, Key dates, Key terms and so on, instead of just Themes and Quotes. Even in English it’s useful to produce historical mindmaps on literary periods, so hopefully in the future I can post something similar to help out History students a little more. There are three components to my mindmaps; The Centre - This is where you outline what the whole thing is going to be about. In my case ‘Prose and Themes’. Other examples may be titles focussing on one; text theme technique period case study quote/piece of evidence concepts person(s) The Offshoots - Here, I have divided up the main themes for my course, i.e. ‘Unrequited Love’ or ‘The Geography of Love’. I like to plan these out before I start my mindmap, so that I know how evenly I am going to space them out, and thus know how much space each section needs be by mentally dividing my page. I also nearly always start my mindmap in the spot where ‘The Geography of Love’ is placed, and work clockwise around, fitting my text/pictures into all space as I go. This is the best advice I would give in trying to fit in everything you want, as a lot of people will draw out all the arms before they start, and it ends up looking more sparse than you would like. Doing it in this way doesn’t just benefit you in not wasting space, but also makes you finish them, because they look so naff unfinished. Other things you can put in instead of key themes could be any of the title focusses listed above, it all depends on what you put in your centre, and what you’re choosing to link it to (for example you could have a text in the middle and be linking it to themes, or a theme in the middle and be linking it to texts) For each one of my offshoots, I like to do a little drawing to help me remember it in the exam and think ‘Ahh, when did I draw that? Oh it was for such and such!’ The Offshoots of the Offshoots - This is the most variable part of the mindmap, and the part that can get most messy, so it’s very helpful to colour code like I’ve done above with my quotes. It’s difficult to explain exactly what to put here, as it is so specific to what you are studying, but you could include some of these things; quotes/evidence diagrams drawings and doodles themes/concepts/ideas case studies key people graphs/charts (if applicable) As you can see, I underline within the offshoots, so that I can refine what I need to know down even further, in this case the most important part of the quote to remember in relation to the theme it is linked to. Within the offshoots, it’s also useful to link between themes to make further connections. I haven’t done that here because I wanted to categorise very definitely and keep it simple, but if you struggle with making links, a simple line between two items can really help you. I would usually illustrate my mindmap more, most of the time in this way, but because it was very tightly packed, (and it was just quotes) I stuck with a few little drawings. I hope this helps you guys out! Best of luck with everything! A post on how I do my maths mindmaps with follow soon (she says with hope).

A lot of people have asked me how I make my mindmaps, the only trouble is I have lots of different styles (especially as I take both English and …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

Lachlan Morton: Pro Cycling's Unconventional Adventure Rider

<i>Editor's Note: This article first published in the July 2016 print edition of</i> Bicycling. <i>For more stories like it, you can subscribe here.</i><p><b>The bird flapped once,</b> then twice, then leapt into the air from the road. But it took too long to gain lift and the SUV, with bikes atop its roof, was coming too …

Cycling

The illustrations of Alice Wellinger (18 pics)

Between editorial illustrations and personal projects, I propose you to discover the creations of Austrian artist Alice Wellinger , based in …

How the Immune System Controls Social Behavior

Researchers have found a new mechanism that could explain the link between social dysfunction and immune dysfunction.<p>More and more, we are discovering that the mind and the body are not separate. The brain is not just an ivory tower that sends orders from on high to a body that just does what it’s …

Neuroscience

10 Surreal Tattoo Designs You Will Love To Get Inked

A Belarusian tattoo artist, Ilya Brezinski design very surreal and unique tattoos and body art. He is Based in St Petersburg, Russia. He is very good …

Self-Taught Artist Shares Stunning Process Behind Her Remarkable Paintings and Drawings

Self-taught artist Andreea Berindei has honed her painting and drawing skills to an extraordinary level. A passionate artist, she first began to paint at a very early age and cites the source of her creativity to rest in her faith and unwavering dedication to her spirituality. Born in Romania, the …

Art