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Incredible ‘Disintegrating’ Car Composites that Took Two Months to Create… Each

Swiss photographer and artist Fabian Oefner calls his <i>Disintegrating</i> series of exploded car photographs ‘possibly the slowest high-speed images ever …

UK wilderness adventures: a walk on high in the Black Mountains, south Wales

This two-day trip of walking and wild camping takes you up to the heights for breathtaking views and a bird’s eye view of nature at its craggy best

The world's most incredible views from above

Travel Guides

Tom Hanks: eight true stories about 'the nicest guy in Hollywood'

The Hollywood and Late Late Show star was cast adrift in the Pacific, has his own typewriter app, and once gave a refund to two disgruntled film fans<p><b>He collects vintage typewriters</b><p>As many Hanks fans already know, the actor collects vintage typewriters from the Thirties, Forties and Fifties, and …

Coolest Photography Links of the Week: Tutorials, Reviews, Great Photography and More

The photography world is vibrant and alive right now with many artists and visionaries active in creating and sharing great images online. Toad …

A meandering tale: the truth about pi and rivers

Pi Day 2015: A well known fact about pi is that it describes the bendiness of rivers. I wanted to test this theory, and so I crowd-sourced river lengths to find out<p>Of the many weird and wonderful facts about pi, one of my favourites is a surprising connection between the number 3.14 and the world …

Cuba: readers share their travel tips

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Photography

Hopes warm for alien life: Nasa probe finds hot springs on Saturn's moon

Hydrothermal activity detected by spacecraft finds that ocean deep below frozen surface of Enceladus is warm and could therefore increase chance of life<p>A small moon that circles Saturn harbours a warm water ocean beneath its thick icy crust, according to research that makes the distant body a prime …

Spectacular Floor Installations Made of Candy and Other Colorful Objects

Operating under the name Pip & Pop, Australian artist Tanya Schultz uses a combination of colorful candy, glitter, sand, toys, beads, and other bright objects to create gloriously dreamy, intricately patterned floor installations.<p>Viewers experience the thrill of a sugar rush as they feast their …

Art

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Citizen science is making scientists of everyone | @GrrlScientist

Citizen science is getting a lot of attention these days, which might make you think it is a new social phenomenon. But in fact, nothing is further from the truth: citizen science has been around much longer than any of us.<p>Citizen science is getting a lot of attention these days, which might make …

Shuna: the overlooked jewel off the west of Scotland

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Murmuration over Utrecht | @GrrlScientist

Today’s “Caturday” video features a large flock of starlings -- a murmuration -- performing their spectacular aerial ballet in the sky over Utrecht, Netherlands. This is likely one of the last such performances until November, so catch it while you can!<p>Large flocks of birds flying in a tight group …

Birds

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

What Does Shipwrecked 170-Year-Old Beer Taste Like?

Bottles found under the sea sampled<p>Yo ho ho and a bottle of beer. Scientists in Finland have analyzed two different beers recovered from an 1840's shipwreck in the Baltic Sea to see if they could figure out how the beers were made.<p>Unlike some notable examples of booze that were stored in ideal …

Slinkachu's New Miniature Scenes Show Our Longing for Nature

On March 13, at Andipa Gallery, UK-based street artist will present new miniature scenes that draws on the urbanite's desire to seek out nature. Called <i>Miniaturesque</i>, the new works feature small figurines, who on the surface look like they're having a swell time, jumping over rocks in a “creek” or …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

Art

Five great new London venues for a party this March – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:15 pm, March 4, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London<p>It’s officially spring. The buds are sprouting, the flowers are blossoming and …

My Favorite Place in Ireland: The Wild West

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>An innkeeper, a painter, a bodhran maker.<p>Almost 30 years ago on a chilly June night I stumbled into Ballinalacken Castle House Hotel in County Clare and came upon a gruff lion of a man with an unruly mop of hair who offered me a country welcome amid peat fires, heavy …

Ireland

Grab a Beer, Explore the Globe

Beer is the third most widely consumed beverage in the world, after water and tea. Many of us love it but don’t give much thought to where it originated, how it has changed with the migration and climate of its creators and how much it drives economies today.<p>Take two beer-loving geographers and a …

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

Average penis size revealed in study results

International study of 15,000 penises is being used to reassure men concerned they are not within the ‘normal range’<p>The enduring question now has a scientific answer: 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches) in length when erect, and 11.66cm (4.6 inches) around, according to an analysis of more than 15,000 …

Tiny house, giant journey

Couple quits their jobs to pursue a career dream

9 Brilliant Decorating Ideas for Your Bookshelves

Interior Design

How To Turn A Plain Cabinet Into A Hyper-Organized Pantry

Pantry makeover.<p>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great projects.

Real Estate

Articles about 8 companies are revolutionizing kit homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images of a tumble-down, rustic timber cabin.<p>Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an …

Given a multiverse, does astrology work somewhere? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Whether they exist or not, we can at least think of four different kinds of multiverse. Or maybe five.<p>I find it amazing that the scientific method (or methods, if you prefer) is powerful enough to start classifying different types of multiverse. Max Tegmark has had a go at it, as described here by …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

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Photography

Archaeology