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The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

7 Creative Ideas to Spice Up Your Photography

Human beings are creatures of habit; we seek out patterns, we search for comfort and contentment, we settle into routines. These aren’t necessarily …

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.<p>America hasn't cornered the market on <b>Coolest Small Towns</b>! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. But over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and, well, cool places in Europe that …

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

The Brain

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Wonders of the World

The Best Educational Apps and Games for Kids

Children of all ages are sharpening their growing brains with technology. With the sea of apps that all claim to be "educational," though, let's …

3 Weird Steps To The Cloud (Beware The Obvious Choice)

Moving to the cloud? <b>Stop</b> and think: When switching business processes to the cloud, it’s tempting to simply take your in-house legacy and move it, as-is. <i>But is that the best plan?</i><p>David Amerland suggests an unusual philosophy, encouraging us to think from first principles. The results may surprise …

A Java Escape

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

Firewall: a new audiovisual instrument built from a Kinect and Lycra

<i>This article was taken from the August 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

8 Things you should not be afraid of as a Developer

Change<p>In Software Development there is no such thing as stagnancy. Everything you develop now is just another version of a component that will …

Back To 'The Future of Programming'

theodp writes <i>"Bret Victor's The Future of Programming (YouTube video; Vimeo version) should probably be required viewing this fall for all CS majors</i> …

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12 Best Budget Airlines

Who says traveling the world has to be expensive? We’ve scoured the globe to find the most affordable airlines, whether you’re looking for a quick …

Travel

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

Mexico City

Can You Solve the 10 Hardest Logic Puzzles Ever Created?

So you think you are clever, right? Then here is your chance to pit your brain against some of the world's hardest logic puzzles ever created. After …

Sudoku

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

How to Photograph Electricity without a Camera

You’ve always wanted to catch one awesome photo of lightning striking down on Earth’s surface.<p>Turns out we’ve been doing it wrong this whole …

Photography

Three Tricks for Faking Depth of Field in Your Photos

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>There was a time when you’d want to stare at a photo for hours but couldn’t quite put your finger on <i>why</i>.<p>Then you …

Depth Of Field

Face to GIF -- The Fastest Way to Make a GIF on Your Laptop!

We’re avid Tumblr GIF-ers. We’ve done it all. Time-lapse GIFs, film scanner GIFs, wiggle GIFs.<p>So you can trust us when we say Face to GIF is the …

GIF Animations

Pro-Tips for Shooting Better Instagram Videos

Extra vids for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>“Well that’s weird,” you thought. “My Instagram photos are <i>moving</i>.”<p>What you thought might be the coolest side effect …

Mobile Photography

Perspective Play: 7 Photo Projects to Try

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Perspective tricks aren’t just for David Blane and circus folk.<p>Aside from fun house gimmicks, crafty photographers …

Mobile Photography

Readers' travel photograph competition: July – landscapes

Landscapes was a broad theme and you sent in some incredible scenes. Scroll through the gallery to see the winner, chosen by Colin Prior, one of the world's leading landscape photographers. All of this year's winning images will be mounted by Point101, and displayed at an exhibition at the …

These Creative Time-Slice Photo Collages Blend Day and Night

Last year we shared the time-slice photography of Richard Silver, who combined multiple photos of the same scene, taken at different times of the …

Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …