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Becky Cloonan Is the Most Metal Artist in the Marvel Universe

When she’s not writing high-profile comics like 'The Punisher' or drawing Batman, the Texas-based artist is creating art for bands, music festivals—and even Black Sabbath.<p>Becky Cloonan stays busy. When she’s not writing high-profile comics like <i>The Punishe</i>r and <i>Gotham Academy,</i> or drawing books like</i> …

Histograms Explained in 60 Seconds

While histograms can be found in both editing programs and camera functions alike, it’s surprising how one of the most valuable tools we have at our …

Winifred Knights (1899-1947); Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures – review

The London painter <b>Winifred Knights</b> (1899-1947) was barely 20 when critics first called her a genius. At 21, she became the first woman to win the Prix de Rome for her painting <i>The Deluge</i>. This is still the work for which she is best known, but when it appeared in Fighting History at Tate Britain …

Black Mirror

Mars, Earth, and the sun all align in the sky this weekend

<b>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. --</b> Last week, Mercury stole the show. Now it's Mars' turn.<p>On Sunday morning, Mars, Earth and the sun will line up perfectly in …

What Happens When You Apply Machine Learning To Logo Design

The rise of neural networks and generative design have created new opportunities for designers. But what if it went the other way, and robots created a Skynet that kills off human designers (or at least their careers) once and for all?<p>A heady question. Depending on whether you embrace or fear the …

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How to make the perfect cup of coffee every time according to science

The chemistry of coffee: Scientists reveal how to make the perfect cup every time<p><b>Arabica beans are higher quality and wide range of flavors and …

Coffee

Recipe: Coffee pudding – it's both coffee and dessert

Cassia's Vietnamese coffee pudding.<p>If you love both coffee and Vietnamese food, then you've probably heard of cafe sua da, the fantastically …

Museum of Lost Objects: The Genie of Nimrud

<b>Three thousand years ago, a genie graced the walls of an Assyrian palace. Then, probably about 20 years ago, it disappeared, only to re-emerge in London. Since 2002 it's been languishing in police vaults at Scotland Yard, because of difficulties determining the legal owner.</b><p>The genie is a powerfully …

These Designers Reimagined The 2016 Oscar Best Picture Nominees As Pop Art Posters

Andy Warhol + Mad Max: Fury Road = genius.

Mad Max

Mystical images inspired by Sufi saints – in pictures

Born in Italy as Patrizia Guerresi, artist Maïmouna Guerresi changed her name and converted to Sufi Islam after marrying a Senegalese man. In the series Giants, inspired by the “greatness and spiritual beauty” of African Muslim saints, she photographed everyday subjects and members of her family.

North Africa

This Awesome Woman Is Live Tweeting Her Boyfriend's Crazy Sleep Talk

Insightful stuff.<p>One man's sleep disorder is another woman's Twitter goldmine. Or at least it is in the case of this couple, in which a man says insane things in his sleep, and his girlfriend promptly live tweets them for the rest of us to enjoy.<p>Tweeting anonymously under the moniker "Sir Lord Dick …

Turtles

Ashes of Italian ‘coffee king’ put in giant espresso pot

Renato Bialetti, the coffee king whose name is synonymous with the iconic aluminum stovetop esspresso makers, died last week at the age of 93.<p>In an unusual and strangely befitting tribute, the ashes of this well-known Italian coffee impresario were placed in a giant Moka pot at his funeral this …

Fernanda Ly - the secret passions of Louis Vuitton's model muse - CNN Style

Louis Vuitton

NASA Heralds a New Age of Space Travel With These Fantastical Posters

Visit Venus, Jupiter and even Earth in this voyage through space.<p>Having enticed potential spacefarers with a glimpse of the future of space travel to exoplanets in this previous series of posters, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory once again fleshes out the vacation of the distant future with the …

Posters

Pack Up Your Bags For Enceladus With These Awesome NASA Tourism Posters

Yellowstone holds nothing on Enceladus' geysers.<p><i>UPDATE: NASA-JPL passed along a more complete set of new posters, including Europa, Titan, Venus, and Jupiter. The three below were designed by Invisible Creatures, while Jupiter was designed by Stefan Bucher and the other eight were made in house.</i> …

Your Coffee Maker Is A Bacterial Filth Hole

Specialized microbes that process caffeine lurk in your coffee grounds.<p>If you’re ever round at George Clooney’s place and he offers you a cup of coffee, you should probably refuse–unless he regularly empties and scrubs the drip-tray under the used capsules of the Nespresso machines he advertises. …

Coffee

Tokyo: the city that came out of the shadows

Daido Moriyama has spent his life obsessively photographing the dirty stairwells, neon signs and salarymen Japan’s capital in gritty black and white. Now, at 77, he’s exploding into glorious colour. Why?<p>In pictures: Lipgloss and bathwater – Moriyama’s Tokyo stories<p>One of Daido Moriyama’s best-known …

Art

Forget the Apple TV — this dirt-cheap Google gadget revolutionised my living room

Can a $190 Tube Amp Stand Up Against the Top Audio Systems?

I have a few music tracks that are my go-to tunes when evaluating stereo systems. They’ve risen to the top not because they test different sound …

Audiophile

The Universe’s Dark Ages May Hold The Secrets To Dark Matter, Inflation, And Even String Theory

How the future of astronomy — and something we can’t even see — might open up the dark Universe.<p><i>This post is written by Sabine Hossenfelder, a</i> …

How To Make Coffee: The Perfect Aeropress Technique

I love my Aeropress. It’s super easy to use: add coffee, add water, and press. Although that’s a bit of a simplification, it really is hard to go …

Dietician Says Start Doing This to Lose Weight

You've tried everything, but this time it is going to be different. You're finally getting down to business and losing the weight you've gained, whether it was from too many slices of pizza and beer in college, stubborn pregnancy weight, or that "food baby" you've been growing with pints of ice …

Healthy Eating

Can a Photo Service Be Used as Your Actual Photography Website?

The traditional answer to this question is a hard, resounding no–absolutely not. However, things have changed. Beyond just photography, people that …

Photography

This pocket-sized camera can see the length of a football field in the dark

The Scout TK is the newest consumer product from thermal imaging company Flir<p>In 2015, long time thermal imaging company Flir introduced a smartphone accessory called the Flir One that gave users a superpower: it let them see in the dark. Today at CES, all the work that went into miniaturizing that …

How to Safeguard Your Camera Gear in the Trunk of Your Car

In a recent post about “How Camera Gear was stolen in 2015,” it was reported that 31% of gear theft victims had their gear stolen from their car. The …

Tesla Model Xmas show is cooler than your house's lights

Currently there are only a handful of owners of the Tesla Model X. But by this time next year, expect everyone with the electric SUV to show off the vehicle's elaborate holiday light show complete with flashing lights and opening doors.<p>Tesla CEO tweeted that all Model Xs will ship with the …