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'Social discovery' is not about making friends. It's about sex, narcissism, & gossip

“Social networking is what your social life looks like today, and social discovery is what your social life might look like tomorrow,” said ReadWrite editor-in-chief Owen Thomas during his opening remarks at Wednesday’s Glimpse Social Discovery conference.<p>In simpler terms: Social discovery is an …

Mesmerizing Illustrated GIFs by Typical Hope - The Fox Is Black

I don’t know much about Typical Hope but boy do they know how to make excellent GIFS! Started earlier this year, the blog currently has about 25 …

These images of world cities from 'space' are not what they seem

These high-quality images may look like photographs of world cities at night taken by astronauts from the International Space Station – but they are painstakingly constructed from public map data and finessed by artist Marc Khachfe

15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel

Diagnosing Parkinson’s From Voice Recordings And Smartphone Movements

Today it’s expensive and difficult to test for the disease. One day, it could be as simple as a computer analyzing for telltale signatures in easy-to-access data.<p>About 6.3 million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease worldwide, but it’s a good bet that not all of those people have actually been …

Tutorial Explains How to Sharpen Images Contextually

When it comes to sharpening an image, more than likely, your technique involves using a certain method over the entire image all at once. However, …

St. Petersburg From Above

Recently, photographer Amos Chapple spent some time in Saint Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city. He used a small drone to lift his camera high above the cathedrals and fortresses, capturing some amazing aerial photos. Chapple: "There's a legend in Russia that Saint Petersburg was constructed …

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Warning to those with vertigo: The Singapore hotel’s nearly 500-foot-long outdoor infinity-edged pool will leave you dizzy. One of the world’s largest infinity pools, the 57th-floor Sands SkyPark sits on top of Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Marina Bay Sands’ futuristic three towers. The …

27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

Fascinating Illustrations Blend People, Animals, and Objects Together

Netherlands-based visual artist and illustrator Redmer Hoekstra draws mind-blowing illustrations that merge together people, animals, and everyday objects in ingenious ways. His detailed illustrations are a fascinating study of contrasts and strange connections between organic and manmade elements, …

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Pickles, Probiotics, and Why Rotten Food Is Good For You

Natural Histories: Scientific Illustration on Display

Magnetic Levitation

The 10 best men's shoes for autumn/winter 2013/14 - in pictures

Your complete guide to the high street: the 10 best men's shoes for autumn/winter 2013/14. Step out in style with the latest must-have high tops and trainers, brogues, monk straps and desert boots

Minimalist Movie Poster Illustrations by Alizée Lafon

Movies Hipster Kits.<p>Alizée Lafon is a French filmmaker, graphic designer and illustrator based in Paris. Her passion for movies and iconic shows get …

Graphic Design

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

“Purely visually, I think Looking Glass sort of crushes–it will crush–3-D object printing,” says Frayne.<p>To explain Looking Glass, Frayne met me in a …

3D

Stunning Time-Lapse of the Mauna Kea Observatories and the Milky Way

Nothing starts your weekend off on the right foot like an epic time-lapse, and that’s exactly what we have for you here. Put together by an astronomy …

One of the coolest GIFs we've ever seen: a rotating, 3D nebula

Things that GIFs are good for, in no particular order:<br>1. Cats. This one, specifically.<br>2. IWDRM<br>3. Absolutely jaw-dropping 3D renderings of …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

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 …

Washington D.C.

Retina-Inspired ‘Dynamic Vision’ Camera Works Like the Human Eye

Technology often borrows ideas from nature, and camera technology is no exception. For example, you might remember the bug-inspired compound eye …

My 30 Day Adventure With The Fuji x100s

Please note that this is not a technical review of the Fuji x100s. There are many great reviews already written by photographers who are technically …

Cameras

15 Surreal Photo Manipulations

Photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something …

Mapping the brain: 3D atlas aims to unlock the secrets of the mind

Scientists have created the highest resolution 3D digital model yet made of a human brain, showing features as small as 20 micrometres across – …

A ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo Shot from the Top of the World’s Tallest Building

Remember that amazing 360-degree panorama captured from the top of the Burj Khalifa that we shared back in January? Photographer Gerald Donovan …