Will Budic

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This Street Artist Uses Incredible 3D Typography

The British artist Pref has been interested for twenty years in the aesthetics of graffiti, he works to the maximum typography he will use. The text …

Typography

What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands?

Groundwater being pumped from a highland aquifer, only to be whisked away in tankers and sold in little plastic bottles by a multinational …

Water

EU votes for outdoor ban on common insecticide over danger to bees

European Union countries have backed a proposal to ban all use outdoors of insecticides known as neonicotinoids that studies have shown can harm bees.<p>…

European Union

RAAF is gearing up to roar into the Wings Over Illawarra airshow

Big birds are on their way!

Air Shows

Proof of water wires motivated by a biological water channel

Aquaporins are proteins that serve as water channels to regulate the flow of water across biological cell membranes. They also remove excess salt and …

Nanotech

10 Ways You Might Be Giving Other People Too Much Power Over Your Life Without Even Realizing It

You only have so much time and energy. Don't let people take it from you.<p>A few years ago, I wrote a book called <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>. I've received thousands of emails over the years from readers telling me which "thing" they struggled with the most. The struggle people seem to …

Self-help

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history

It’s a colossal pump-and-dump scheme, the likes of which the world has never seen.<p><i>This is a contributed post by Bill Harris, former CEO of Intuit and founding CEO of PayPal and Personal Capital.</i><p>I’m tired of saying, “Be careful, it’s speculative.” Then, “Be careful, it’s gambling.” Then, “Be …

Cryptocurrency

Amazing birdseye photos taken by pigeons a century ago

In 1907, pharmacist and photography buff Dr. Julius Neubronner invented the "pigeon camera." Neubronner attached his cameras, with a built-in shutter …

Dave Grohl invited a fan onstage and was blown away by the guy's performance

Dave Grohl probably just wanted to let a fan have a good time, but he got a lot more than he bargained for.<p>During Wednesday night's Foo Fighters show …

'God of War' is the game I've been waiting for my whole life

There is a moment early in <i>God of War</i> when Kratos and his son Atreus are hunting a boar in the woods near their house. Atreus shoots it with an arrow …

New York State

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

Scientists have uncovered the secrets of the Bajau people, long-famed for their ability to hold their breath for extraordinary lengths of time<p>The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt …

Biology

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 privacy DNS is real: here’s how to use it

Privacy has always been an important topic but, of late, it has become an increasingly troubling one. From smartphones to social media to plain …

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

This is the Power of Canon’s 120MP Camera Sensor

Canon has just released this new 3-minute video showing the power of its 120-megapixel CMOS sensor, which it first announced in September 2015 and …

Here’s how to use Airtable, the user-friendly spreadsheet app that’s taking Silicon Valley by storm

Everyone in Silicon Valley seems to be talking about Airtable, a user-friendly spreadsheet app that makes it super easy to build custom applications — no coding experience required.<p>Airtable has achieved something of a cult following, especially among developers. Tesla uses Airtable to track …

Databases

MIT's new invention can pull drinking water from desert air

A group of researchers at MIT have made a scientific breakthrough that could potentially solve water shortage issues in arid regions where populations are most drastically affected.<p>Building on a concept proposed last year, MIT’s new contraption uses what are called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) …

National Photographic Portrait prize finalists – in pictures

A selection of the finalists of the 2018 National Photographic Portrait prize. There were 3,224 entries this year and 43 finalists. The exhibition will be at the National Portrait Gallery from 24 March until 17 June, before touring the country.<p><i>Tre Dubbo</i><p><i>Shaymaa</i><p><i>The Spirit Walker</i><p><i>Blue Mountains</i> …

Photography

A 26-year-old woman racked up $10,000 of debt after trying to become an Instagram star — and it reveals a huge issue with the platform

Some millennials say they're sinking thousands of dollars into crafting perfect Instagram photos.<p>This week, the New York Post reported the story of Lissette Calveiro, a 26-year-old who racked up $10,000 of debt trying to become an Instagram star.<p>Calveiro says she splurged on designer handbags, …

YouTube is being sued for ‘reverse discrimination’

YouTube is being sued by one of its former employees, who claims that the company stopped hiring white and Asian men for technical positions. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the reasons behind this decision was efforts to increase diversity in the company's employee pool.<p>Arne Wilberg, a white …

Composition Tips: This Pro Says “Use the Golden Spiral” & Forget About the Rule of Thirds (VIDEO)

If you wonder why we spend so much time discussing techniques for better composition, the answer is simple: No matter what type of images you shoot, …

Meet the family defying the odds in its transition to organic farming

In a time of multinational takeovers, one dairy farming family is defying the odds to keep its farm going for generations to come.<p>In the green …

The Air Opus pop-up camper inflates in 90 seconds flat

The Air Opus Camper makes on-the-road living easy with an amazing self-inflating system that pops up in 90 seconds flat. Simply flick a switch and …

Camping

Why many big companies don't pay corporate tax

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, one of the most prominent supporters of the Turnbull Government's proposed big business tax cut, presides over a company that …

Bizarre blue sea creatures wash up on Sydney beaches

Mysterious blue sea creatures with wings like a dragon have amazed beach-goers after washing up in their hundreds in Sydney.<p>Experts warned people not …

AI didn’t decode the cryptic Voynich manuscript — it just added to the mystery

Claims about AI ‘cracking’ the 600-year-old code were just wishful thinking<p>If you were compiling a list of the world’s 100 oddest objects — just the weirdest stuff that human civilization has excreted over the millennia — then you’d have to leave room somewhere for the Voynich manuscript. It’s 600 …

Americans say Facebook is worse for society than Walmart or McDonald's

Walmart and McDonald's may have negative effects on society, according to a new survey of 2,000 Americans, but Facebook beats them both.<p>Conducted by the research company Honest Data, the survey asked people to single out from a list of companies which ones they felt had the worst impacts on …

30 vintage photos of beautiful female partisans and resistance fighters during World War II.

bring back some memories<p>25 January 2018<p>598 notes<p>war<br>• life<br>• WWII<br>• World War II<br>• portrait<br>• photography<br>• women<br>• female<br>• girls<br>• history<br>• nostalgia<br>• vintage<br>• beauty<br>• 1940s<p>30 …

Vintage