Christine Lopez Samala

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Nigerian Artist Spends Up to 200 Hours Creating Hyperrealistic Pencil Portraits

Nigerian artist Arinze Stanley creates hyperrealistic pencil art that captures the spirit of his subjects. His incredible portraits, which can take up to 200 hours to complete, are nuanced artworks that tell as much about Stanley's patience and dedication as they do about the sitter.<p>Stanley's …

25 Travel Adventures That'll Give You Serious Wanderlust

<i>Also posted on</i> BecomingBrilliance.com<p>Once you’ve been bit by the travel bug, there’s no turning back. Traveling shapes and enriches you, allowing you to learn about yourself and the world around you. And while an international excursion is an experience of a lifetime, there's beauty within …

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama's prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

The moon is actually a lot older than we thought

The moon is actually a lot older than scientists thought, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from UCLA analyzed rocks and soil collected by the …

Breakthroughs

Why do we have an appendix? Scientists have discovered its purpose and it's really important

Scientists have discovered why humans have an appendix – the small, thin tube attached to the large intestine whose purpose has long been a …

Immune System

Your Creative Calendar: 56 Things To See, Hear, and Read In December

• The Great American Baking Show, premieres December 1 on ABC.<br>• Pacific Heat, premieres December 2 on Netflix.<br>• Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds, premieres …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Why You Should Skip Paris and Visit Toulouse Instead

Paris is a classic beauty. She will always shine, lined in charcoal black from the Tour Eiffel to Le Marais, somehow always set in black and white. However, despite the romance of an afternoon espresso to escape Parisian rain, tourists swarming the streets and mind-numbing prices make for a good …

France

This Is Why Smart People Prefer Fewer Friends

Many of us have pondered at one time or another, what makes a life well lived. Is it being surrounded by family and a lot of friends? Could it be …

Happiness

Oh My God, Fish Can Recognise Human Faces

A new study finds that archerfish can learn to distinguish one human face from others.<p>It's enough to make this writer seriously consider vegetarianism: A new study has found that fish can recognise human faces.<p>The paper, published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>, found that archerfish—a tropical species that …

Far more fish make their own light than we thought, study finds

From the fireflies that light up our backyards to the graceful, glowing jellyfish we admire in aquarium tanks, bioluminescence — an organism’s …

Biology

The Meaning of Ali: A daughter remembers her father's gentle soul

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's June 27 Muhammad Ali Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>IN ORDER TO</b> recognize a great person, we must have an …

This Tree’s Food Weighs 5.5 Quadrillion Tons

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>There it is, at the edge of my yard, struggling. It’s only one, maybe two feet tall, with a single pair of leaves—a baby maple sapling, so skinny, so fragile, and yet… little plants get help, and not only from the soil below and the water nearby.<p>The truth is …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Pilots 'very likely' to misjudge flying conditions due to irrational decisions

Pilots are prone to making poor decisions while flying in bad weather because of irrational thinking habits, according to new research.<p>Three kinds of …

To oblivion and beyond: art and science at the edge of consciousness

From William Blake’s vision of a soul leaving the body to Goshka Macuga’s creepy somnambulist, a new exhibition explores the mysteries of the mind – but are we any closer to finding the answers Descartes was seeking when he dissected a human brain more than 350 years ago?<p>They hover between worlds. …

Pictures of the Week 1.21.16

Kurdistan Workers' Party

11 Healthy Chocolate Recipes You’ll Love More Than Chocolate Cake

Sometimes healthy eating resolutions can make you feel like you’re giving up all the things you love. And while donut Sundays and pizza + beer Wednesdays might temporarily be on hold, you can still indulge in that one treat that makes all your troubles go away — chocolate. That’s right, *healthy* …

Breakfast

The Best Places to Travel in February

Tired of tranquil beaches with puny waves? February is big wave season on Oahu, and daredevils congregate around the North Shore to catch swells of …

This glorious NYC storm photo has been compared to an impressionist painting

Photographer Michele Palazzo woke up extra early to capture this stunning image of the Flatiron building in New York during Storm Jonas<p>As Storm Jonas battered the US east coast with heavy snow and high winds, one plucky photographer went out in search of the perfect photo.<p>Michele Palazzo’s …

100 years on, is this Einstein’s greatest gift to human understanding? | Paul Davies

The detection of gravitational waves will open up a new spectrum of the universe – finally demonstrating a theory presented a century ago<p>History may judge 2015 as the year when mankind opened up a completely new window on the universe, exactly a century after Albert Einstein laid the scientific …

Albert Einstein

Sweet Little Pet Owl Uses Mushroom as Umbrella During Sudden Rainstorm

Photographer Tanja Brandt‘s pet owl may not be a fan of rainstorms, but rain or shine he knows how to strike the perfect pose for the camera. During one of the artist's many outdoor adventures, it began to drizzle and her beloved 1.5-year-old owl Poldi took cover underneath an orange mushroom. At …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Science Explains How to Know If Someone Is Flirting With You

Humans are notoriously bad at detecting whether a potential romantic partner is dropping subtle hints of interest. Men overestimate the odds that …

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These Are the Most Spectacular Nature Photos of the Year

The winners of Royal Society Publishing’s inaugural photography competition have been announced, and they’re extraordinary.<p>These inspiring nature …

Science says people decide these 13 things within seconds of meeting you

REUTERS/Rick Wilking<p>Psychologists call it "thin slicing."<p>Within moments of meeting you, people decide all sorts of things about you, from status to …

Psychology

You'll Travel 8202 Miles While Watching This Video

On an intellectual level, we all know that we’re hurtling through the cosmos with rapid speed at every moment of every day. Still, fully …

Space