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Pictures of the Week 2.28.14

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Monkey Gets His Ninety Seconds of Fame When He Steals and Dismantles a GoPro

I’m all for a little monkey business when it comes to taking photos and playing around with your gear, but this guy here might’ve taken it a bit too …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Who doesn’t love chocolate? Here are ten of the best chocolatiers in the world.<p>Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a …

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

How To Design A Drone-Proof City

Conceptual artist and law student Asher J. Kohn envisions a gated community as a sanctuary from drones.<p>Humans have always built defenses to match the prevailing threat of the day, from medieval castles to Cold War fallout shelters. In his Shura City concept, Asher J. Kohn speculates on what it …

Japanese Taxi Driver Takes Multiple Exposures While Looking for Passengers

Taxi driver Issui Enomoto captures unique multiple exposure photographs of Yokohama, Japan and its residents as he drives around at night looking for passengers. He always keeps his camera with him in his taxi so that he can shoot various scenes of the town as they strike him. For this series …

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

The Santa-is-white-myth was thoroughly debunked last week, but it made us wonder: What other things about Christmas do we take for granted? Are …

Hair Dryer Cooking: From S'mores To Crispy Duck

Have a hankering for s'mores but not near a fire? Grab your hair dryer. Credit: Morgan Walker/NPR<p>This past year, we've introduced you to some wacky cooking methods. We've made an entire lunch in a coffee maker and even poached salmon and pears in the dishwasher.<p>But a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon …

These Are the 16 Best Burgers of 2013

Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game.<p>Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. Pockets of deep-fried PBR. More bacon than Louie Anderson eats for second breakfast. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game, …

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10 Movies You Should Have Seen in 2013

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures<p>There is nothing better than sitting back and having a marathon in your own living room over the holidays. As the year winds down, the list of must-sees piles up. We selected the best of the year's releases to appease every taste whether you prefer sci-fi …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Don't Look Down!<p>Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)<p>Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but …

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

Basic Skin Smoothing in Photoshop

I’ve always said that the best Photoshop is the Photoshop you never even notice. I encourage my students to get it right in the camera, because my …

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5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

California Is The Hottest, Craziest State, According To Survey

Which state should you travel to if you'd like to increase your odds of meeting someone physically attractive? What about if you want to do something crazy?<p>Luckily, you can kill two birds with one stone by heading to California.<p>According to a survey done by Business Insider, the Golden State is a …

Billowing Colorful Clouds of Smoke Redefine Ordinary Landscapes

<i>Pop!</i> is a visually exciting series by Texas-based photographer Irby Pace that reinterprets the look of oft-seen open fields, long roads, vast bodies of water, shrouded alleyways, and various desolate landscapes. Pace's refreshing take on landscape photography incorporates the use of artificial …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …