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Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

Pictures of the Week 4.17.14

Reader Recs: Favorite National Parks in the U.S.

The beauty of America’s 59 national parks is hard to put into words.<p>From the crystal clear waters of Glacier to the breathtaking enormity of the Grand Tetons, it’s something you should experience firsthand—and this is the perfect time to do it. Why? It’s <b>National Park Week</b>.<p>To pay homage to the …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Colour-tinted photographs of North America – in pictures

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is immense and diverse. Lakes as great as seas, forests towering to the sky, windswept plains, sweltering deserts, tumbling waterfalls, marshy swamps, rushing rivers, a legendary canyon … the …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p>More thrills: the world's scariest hikes and scariest bridges<p>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below

April in Pictures

Fields of Old

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

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Pictures of the Week 5.22.14

The three majestic natural bridges of Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home. This is also home to some of the darkest night skies in the United States. Photo: Manish Mamtani

Cyclops Cameras Releases Limited Run of 1,000 Digital Diana Cameras, a World’s First

Lo-fi and limited edition lovers alike have something to celebrate today, because there’s a fun new digital camera on the block. A world’s first by …

MIT Project Mimics Iconic Portrait Photogs, Takes Your Selfies to the Next Level

Are you not impressed with your average Instagram selfie? Is the lighting too bland and out of place for your liking? If so, a team made up of a …

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D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now – interactive

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings. The Allied invasion to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during the second world war took place on 6 June 1944. Operation Overlord …

England midfielder Fara Williams: I was homeless for six years

Women's FA Cup final: Arsenal Ladies v Everton Ladies<p><b>Sceptics of the old adage "sport changes lives" need look no further than England footballer Fara Williams.</b><p>Football took Williams from budding starlet, bursting on to the international scene at just 17 years old in 2001, to seasoned old hand, …

Soccer

French Open 2014: Women should focus on family and kids instead of playing tennis, says Ernests Gulbis

Ernests Gulbis, who could in fact be described as the Joey Barton of the tennis tour, sparks sexism row at Roland Garros<p>We had a sexism row at Roland Garros on Friday to match Joey Barton's description of UKIP as "the best of four ugly girls". The perpetrator, Ernests Gulbis, could in fact be …

Heat Advance to Finals: Photo Gallery

Boston's David Ortiz says he's at war with Tampa Bay's David Price

"It's a war. It's on. Next time he hits me he better bring the gloves."<p>—<p>David Ortiz,Boston Red Soxdesignated hitter, afterTampa Bay RayspitcherDavid Pricehit him with a pitch Friday. Ortiz said he thought the two players had resolved their previous disagreements.<p>"I only worry what God said and how …

USA TODAY Sports on Twitter: "John Daly says he gambled away $55 million"

Toronto’s Aaron Brown breaks one of Canada’s oldest track records

Aaron Brown has laid claim to one of the oldest records on the Canadian track and field books.<p>The 22-year-old from Toronto ran 20.16 seconds to win the 200 metres at the NCAA West Championships on Saturday, breaking Atlee Mahorn's 23-year-old national record by one one-hundredth of a second.<p>Brown's …

10-Year-Old Breaks Half Marathon World Record for His Age

Reinhardt Harrison began running shortly after he learned how to walk, so it didn’t surprise his parents when he began begging them to let him run a …

2014 NBA Finals predictions: Spurs, Heat have us split

USA TODAY Sports' NBA team will be with you throughout the 2014 NBA Finals rematch between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.<p>But first we're going to try to predict the series. Don't agree? Be sure to tell us on Twitter and in the comments section.<p><b>Sam Amick (@sam_amick), reporter: Spurs in 7</b><p>The …