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PHOTOS: Finalists For The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The 2016 finalists for the second annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced, and they are predictably delightful.<p>A grinning owl. A fish slapping a bear in the face. An unfortunate interaction between a buffalo and a bird. At least two eagles with very little dignity. Click …

Wildlife

Visit these underrated national parks and be amazed by the beauty of nature

The post Visit these underrated national parks and be amazed by the beauty of nature appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comThe National …

Keeping in touch: readers' photos on the theme of company

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of company via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites<p>Share your photos on this week’s theme ‘fade’ by clicking the button below

Watch A Hawaiian Volcano 'Smile' For The Camera

Meet Kilauea, the world's happiest volcano. 😃<p>New video footage of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may have you wondering whether Pixar’s “Lava” is coming to life.<p>An incredible 360-degree video, captured Thursday by Paradise Helicopters, shows the lava pond inside Kilauea’s Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent erupting into …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 shortlist - in pictures

Gorgeous galaxies and stunning stars make up this selection of pictures from the shortlisted entries for this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 15 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be will be displayed in a free …

The best iPhone photographs of 2016 – in pictures

The winners of the 9th annual iphone photography awards have been announced, chosen from thousands of entries from 139 countries around the world. Here’s a selection of the top entries, and the full list can be seen at IPPA Awards

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This Is What Happened When I Ate My Way Through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I solemnly swear that I ate everything I could.<p>Witches and wizards — some in robes and others in standard muggle clothing — are waving their wands, muttering incantations, and managing all kinds of mischief. It smells like a mix of baked goods and sunscreen. The sound of a familiar score is …

'I've looked at over 40,000 résumés, and these are the 3 most annoying things I've seen'

"I realized people simply did not know how to market themselves or their achievements," Nicolai tells Business Insider. "And that's how I knew there was a market to educate job candidates at all levels and in all industries."<p>So in 2010, she founded Résumé Writers' Ink.<p>"Since launching my company, …

What fruits and veggies looked like before genetic modification

Next time you pop an ear of juicy sweet corn on the grill, remember this: Your summertime favorite wasn't always so tasty.<p>In fact, its predecessor, a wild grass called teosinte, barely resembles the sweet, crunchy vegetable we're now familiar with. And this was the case for many of our fruits and …

Vertical farms sprouting all over the world

URBAN warehouses, derelict buildings and high-rises are the last places you’d expect to find the seeds of a green revolution. But from Singapore to …

The 10 Best Travel Shows On Netflix Streaming Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 21st</b><p>Are you dreaming of that next adventure? Maybe with this exclusive travel club or even virtual reality? We all need to get away at some point. Luckily television (teacher, mother, secret lover) is here to help. As if you already didn’t have vacation envy enough from all the …

Venezuela introduces two-day week to save energy

Venezuela'ssocialist government ordered public workers on Tuesday to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the crisis-hit South American country.<p>President Nicolas Maduro had already given most of Venezuela's 2.8 million state employees Fridays off during April and May to cut down on …

Imaginative Photographer Turns Mundane Reality into Wonderfully Surreal Adventures

Master photo manipulator Vincent Bourilhon is back with new images sharing his delightful world of wonder and imagination. Based in Paris, many of the artist's fantastical shots feature landmarks of his beloved city in the background. His surreal visuals shed light on the marvelous perspective …

Inventions

Great news! Cheese might be good for you, according to scientists

Eat a cheese toastie next to your friend on a juice cleanse with pride - everyone's favourite dairy product could be good for you, according to scientists.<p>Take this with a pinch of salt (though not too much, an excess of salt is bad for your health) as most cheese is still high in fat and isn't …

10 Beautiful National Parks In China

In China, a national park must possess historical or scenic importance. So you can expect spectacular scenery and landscapes, cultural sites, and …

You’ve been eating Toblerone wrong your whole life

Because of course you have...<p>Thanks to the internet we now know all of the things we have allegedly being doing wrong our whole entire lives – yet …

World's largest fog harvester produces water from thin air in the Moroccan desert

Moroccan NGO Dar Si Hamad has built the world’s largest fog harvester, which provides water for those in dire need of it. The massive installation …

Deserts

8 Microsoft Word features that will take you to the next level

We’ve all used Microsoft Word, whether for writing papers in school, drafting up memos at work or creating fliers speckled with Word Art.<p>If your list …

Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic

Plastic water bottles come with a higher price tag than most people realize, taking up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill. The fact that at …

The 15 best poetry books of all time

Scientists are trying to turn spoiled tomatoes into electricity

It turns out spoiled tomatoes can be turned into electricity. Inspired by the large amount of tomatoes that go to waste in Florida - 396,000 tons of tomato waste every year - a group of student researchers from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Princeton University, and Florida Gulf Coast …

We are finally starting to understand Pluto's place in the solar system

Pluto is a weird little world with a familiar planetary recipe.<p>If you combine many of the materials found in the solar system — rocks, water, …

7 Extreme Survival Stories That Push the Boundaries of Human Endurance

A few crazy enough to get their own movies.<p>From being stranded in the heart of Antarctica to three men forced to go further into outer space than any human being has ever gone before, our picks for the most amazing stories of people who pushed the far edges of endurance.

Green Sunsets Are 100% Real

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>POIPU, Kauai – I never thought I’d see the fabled “green flash.” After decades of squinting toward the evening horizon, hoping to see what my 8-year-old brain had envisioned as a fountain of green light erupting from the sun, I’d conceded defeat. In fact, one …

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Traffic Camera Records Stunning Images Of Snowy Owl In Flight

The beautiful bird was filmed majestically soaring above a freeway in Montreal.<p>A traffic camera in Canada has captured a snowy owl majestically soaring through the sky.<p>Crystal clear images showed the beautiful bird flying above Autoroute 40 in the West Island of Montreal on Sunday morning.<p>Once …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Why You Should Always Say Yes To Adventure Travel

Adventure - what does it mean to you? Throwing yourself out of a plane, leaping off a cliff, or hiking a mountain? Or perhaps just travelling solo to a country you've never been to before? Whatever your definition of adventure travel there's one thing for sure - it's hella good for the soul and if …

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally</i> …

Creativity