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Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book …

Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)

Open Water<p>Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)<p>Cruises don't have to mean massive boats and potential disasters. Andrew Harper picks …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

Photographer Captures Intimate Moments of Home Birth

For the past three years, Jackie Dives has been a doula, a person who provides physical as well as emotional support during childbirth. She started photographing home births almost by accident, she simply had her camera with her at the very first birth she attended. As she says, “Combining doula …

Researcher stumbles upon possible new tick species inside his own nose

After returning from an African research expedition, pathobiology professor Tony Goldberg found an unexpected stowaway: a tick hiding up his right nostril. “When you first realize you have a tick up your nose, it takes a lot of willpower not to claw your face off," Goldberg, a University of …

Elton John: My Life in 20 Songs

“Empty Sky”<p><i>Empty Sky</i> (1969)<p>A great rock & roll track. I love it to death. I remember doing the vocal in the stairwell to get that echo, in a very …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

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Living Man Told He Is Legally Dead By Court

In 1994, an Ohio court declared Donald E. Miller Jr. dead. He had been missing for several years and his wife needed to formalize his death to …

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Deadly brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water system, CDC confirms

A rare amoeba that caused the August death of a child in south Louisiana has been found in five locations in a north Louisiana water system, state health regulators said Tuesday.<p>The state Department of Health and Hospitals said in a news release that the federal Centers for Disease Control and …

Jeffrey Katzenberg Would Have Paid $75 Million for More 'Breaking Bad'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg really really really—the extra "reallys" are imperative …

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$75M Offered for More ‘Breaking Bad’

Photographer Captures Amazing Shot of a Lucky Seal Narrowly Escaping a Shark

“You should’ve seen it! I was that close to the dude’s teeth!” No doubt there was some pretty excited talk going around a South African seal colony …

40 Years Of U.S. Nutrition Data Is "Fatally Flawed" and "Physiologically Implausible"

Turns out people lie about how much garbage they eat. Even to the government.<p>A new study from researchers at the University of South Carolina took a closer look at the numbers from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NHANES. NHANES surveys Americans to find out what they've …

Dead Man Walking: Judge Tells Man He Must Stay Legally Dead

(Credit: Hancock County Juvenile Court)<p>Legally, Donald Miller is dead and he's staying that way in the eyes of the law. An Ohio judge told him so in …

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Articles about 7 cozy cottages on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>An architect builds an energy-efficient home near one of France’s most popular pilgrimage sites.<p>A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square …

Tom Hanks on his diabetes, pirates and rapping with Dan Aykroyd

It feels charmingly apt that when Tom Hanks – simultaneously one of the biggest movie stars in the world for the past 20 years and also famously one of most "aw, hell, shucks" normal men around – is talking about "the most fascinating days of my life", he is not referring to when he acted in zero …

Report: 'GTA 5' Is On Its Way To PC

Despite setting a suite of Guinness records for making an ungodly amount of money, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 has racked up all of its unprecedented sales figures without the sizeable PC community. There have been some pretty strong hints from both NVidia and Intel about a PC port, so while it …

World's Largest Rubber Ducky Makes Its American Debut In Pittsburgh

QUACK QUACK! The giant 40-foot tall floating art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has finally arrived in America.

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

The World's Most Beautiful Places In Photos

Lonely Planet has been guiding travelers to destinations across the globe for 40 years.<p>In celebration of those four decades, the company's travel experts handpicked images of the world's most beautiful places and compiled them into a book, <i>Lonely Planet's Beautiful World</i>.<p>Check out some of the …

iPhone 6 will raise screen size close to 5 inches, says analyst

Apple's iPhone 6 will jump in screen size to almost 5 inches from the current 4 inches. At least, that's the claim from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>After meeting recently with an Apple supplier, White expressed confidence that a new big-screen iPhone will emerge next year, as reported by …

BlackBerry may wind up selling off limbs before going private

Like all of your favorite boy-bands from the ’90s, BlackBerry might be breaking up instead of taking some time off.<p>The suffering smartphone maker recently accepted an offer to be taken private after a year of failed restructuring efforts. But now that the deal due diligence is underway, BlackBerry …

Do you really need to drink eight cups of water a day?

<b>Drinking eight cups or two litres of water a day is longstanding advice. But is there any scientific basis for it, asks Dr Chris van Tulleken.</b><p>You know those ads that remind us that even a small drop in hydration levels can massively affect performance so you need to keep hydrated with whatever …

New Large-Scale 3D Drawings by Ben Heine

Belgian artist Ben Heine has gained recognition for his <i>Pencil Vs Camera</i> series, in which the clever illustrator superimposes a drawing on a sheet of torn paper over a real-life background. As a continuation of the series, Heine has recently ventured into new territory that allows him to enter his …