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Romantic Texts Posted On Movie Theater Marquees Will Break Your Heart

"Okay just forget about it." "It's possible we just missed each other." "How was I?" Everyone's phones are clotted with these text messages -- shorthand expressions of the common anxieties surrounding our relationships. Yet, to each of us they seem personal, specific.<p>In Victoria Crayhon's haunting …

Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

It's time to change the way we talk about climate change.<p>Political leaders have acknowledged human-driven (or "anthropogenic") global warming since 1964 (when President Lyndon Johnson mentioned it in a speech to Congress). Since then, however, we've done almost nothing to address its dangers. As …

Climate

Oregon woman’s tattoo goes viral, gets Web talking about depression

Tattoos are known conversation starters, and a 20-year-old Oregon woman’s new ink is doing just that.<p>Rebekah “Bekah” Miles, a junior at George Fox University, in Newberg, got a tattoo symbolizing her struggle with depression and posted about it on Facebook on Sunday, Aug. 23 to raise awareness of …

Viral

These Hilarious "Harry Potter" Comics Ask James And Lily Potter Questions

James Potter is a bit of a prat, but we love him anyway.

5 things that are considered incredibly rude in Japan

With its baroque rituals and ancient traditions, Japanese etiquette strikes fear in the hearts of even seasoned travelers. But no need to worry: It's effort — not execution — that matters most to the Japanese.<p>"Everybody understands you're from a different culture," says Yuko Ehara, a Tokyo-based …

Japan

14 LGBT superheroes you need to know about

You'd be surprised at how far back the history of LGBT superheroes goes.<p>There has been a lot of positive response to recent confirmations of popular …

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

Linguistics

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brain Works

By In5D on June 1, 2015 in Health<p>by Belle Beth Cooper, BufferApp<p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains …

Star Wars lightsaber colors, explained

Today is Star Wars Day, according to some marketers who work at Disney. You can celebrate by choosing your own lightsaber color.<p>This chart shows all of the known colors in the <i>Star Wars</i> universe,along with what we know about the characters who typically use them.<p>Research for this chart comes from …

The Pentagon Wants To Bomb The Hell Out Of This Tiny Pacific Island

<b>This Is Pagan Island</b><p>Pagan island is a biologically diverse, 10-mile-long island anchored by two volcanoes in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, an independent government associated with the United States.<p>The island, nearly three-quarters of the way to the Philippines from Hawaii, is …

God is real! And He’s hilarious on Broadway.

A tweeting God makes his stage debut, played by who else but Jim Parsons?<p>It was just the third preview performance of <i>An Act of God</i> on Broadway, and …

Allow a Hilarious, Drunken Chris Pratt to Offer You Some Completely Useless Acting Tips

Well, we totally called it: now that Chris Pratt is gearing up to promote his upcoming film <i>Jurassic World</i>, he’s doing bunch of weird and charming …

Sleeping Giants, Weeping Plums: Japanese Landscape Photography - Photographs and text by Hidenobu Suzuki | LensCulture

My photographs are like Japanese paintings.<p>I feel that realism is a more Western style. Through my landscape photographs, I’d like to express emotions and spiritual feelings.<p>Contemporary theater, art and music stimulate the brain and liven people’s mood. But emotional art heals people and leads …

Landscape Photography

Double-Exposure Animal Portraits By Norwegian Photographer

Andreas Lie, a visual artist based in Bergen Norway, has found a beautiful way to blur the boundary between the beautiful Norwegian wilderness …

New York City Aims to Cut Waste 90 Percent by 2030

The Big Apple is going to polish its act when it comes to waste. The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030.<p>The Zero Waste plan, which …

Earth Day

Miyazaki’s Movie Posters Make the Best GIFs

A redditor injected a little movement into the legendary Ghibli animator's movie posters.<p>Hayao Miyazaki may be retired, but artists and fans the world over are keeping his work alive, sometimes with inspired homages, and other times with theme park designs. In the case of reddit user …

Animation

Light Up The Room With Your Dance Moves In These LED Shoes

Time for a little dancing in the dark? A new shoe design by Tokyo-based studio No New Folk takes light-up soles from mid-’90s kids’ wear to hip accessory for the 21st century. Almost 100 LED lights wrap around the sole of the all-white shoes. The colors and patterns can be adjusted with a …

Looking for the Best Surf Photography? Hold Your Breath

Photographs of surfing always cause me to pause. I can feel the familiar movement of the wave, the cool, crisp water, and the nourishing sun. As a West Coast transplant living in D.C., I find myself browsing surf photography more than ever. Sarah Lee’s images recently awakened my California roots, …

Snorkeling

Teen Inventor Sets His Sights on New Tests for Cancer, Pollution

Emerging Explorer Jack Andraka doesn't plan to stop with his prize-winning test for pancreatic cancer.<p><i>Editor's Note: Jack Andraka is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people</i> …