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This company makes hyper-realistic ‘digital humans’ — and it could be the key to merging real life with virtual reality

Meet Siren. She's a digital human, and the image of her above is not a photograph.<p>Siren is an animated character, with hyper-realistic details around her eyes, skin and hair, similar to those seen in big budget video games and 3D-animated movies.<p>Beyond the unsettling realism in her rendering, Siren …

Augmented Reality

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Cindy Crawford by Herb Ritts 1988

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Julianne Moore by Michael Thompson / 2000

8 of the Best Free Font Websites Offering Thousands of Stylish Typefaces

Picking out the right font for your design project is like selecting an item of clothing. Just like a great-fitting pair of jeans, the perfect typeface can take your design from ordinary to extraordinary. Our computers come loaded with a cursory selection of fonts, but that’s just the tip of the …

The Top 19 Free SEO Tools [Infographic]

After years of search engine optimization (SEO) experience while utilizing countless SEO tools (free and paid), we have identified the top 19 free …

SEO

The bold new fight to eradicate suicide

Steve Mallen thinks the signs first started to show when his son stopped playing the piano. Edward, then 18, was a gifted musician and had long since passed his grade-eight exams. Playing had been a passion for most of his life. But as adulthood beckoned, the boy had never been busier. He had won a …

Mental Health

VR’s answer to relaxation? Meditation experiences

The videos capture what it’s like to come to a meditation center<p>Mindfulness has become a flourishing industry, worth some $1 billion, and now, a New York production company called m ss ng p eces (the spaces are deliberate) has launched VR meditation experiences, including one that puts users …

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ mod makes lighting and weather look like real life

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> hit the scene almost four years ago, but it remains one of the highest-earning video games around, clearing 75 million units sold …

The gothic horror of Donald Trump's election

What was America’s collective state of mind really like on 31 October 2016? In this series of videos by Cornelia Parker, we see New Yorkers queuing up to celebrate Halloween. But does the fright they’re anticipating have anything to do with ghosts and ghouls?<p>Parker’s slow-motion iPhone footage …

Donald Trump

Salvador Dalí’s Real Masterpiece: The Logo For Chupa Chups Lollipops

Salvador Dalí, the wacky surrealist known for his signature pointy mustache and painting melting clocks, was also graphic designer behind the classic Chupa Chups–an enduringly sweet, bright rendition of a daisy.<p>The Catalan lollipop made its first appearance in 1958, when the company founder Enric …

Rio may be the glummest city ever to host the Summer Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — On a recent morning, Andrea Pereira was taking in the wonders of the Olympic renovations in Rio, riding a sleek new train downtown with her family to the gleaming new “Wonderful Port.” And yet she felt bombarded by mixed feelings.<p>Her city — the pulsing, jubilant, unequal, …

Brazil

Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat

This summer, diners in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will get their hands on a hamburger that has been five years in the making.<p>The burger looks, tastes and smells like beef — except it's made entirely from plants. It sizzles on the grill and even browns and oozes fat when it cooks. It's …

Food

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

Surprise: 1990s Design Trends Are Coming Back

The 1990s gave us so much: Koosh balls, slap bands, dial-up Internet, and the Taco Bell Chihuahua. (Ranked in no particular order.) And while these all evoke warm feelings of nostalgia -- or maybe that's just a taco craving -- some '90s trends should be left in the past, especially when it comes to …

You Just Travelled Thousands of Miles Through Space in The Time It Took to Read This

This is what 850 km per SECOND feels like.<p>It's one of the most fundamental contradictions of life on Earth - we're sitting on a planet that's …

“[…] is a toy”

As many have recognized, when inventions and innovations first appear they are often (always) labeled as “toys” or “incapable” of doing “real work” …

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

1/<p>Many ASTER images look like they were colored in by a little kid, including this one of the Andes Mountains. But that's because it has an infrared …

Step back in time with Apple's 1980s clothing catalogue

Steve Jobs

Potato, cabbage and sausage soup recipe

This Northern Italian-inspired soup is incredibly satisfying on cold winter nights<p>Adding potato to soups makes them creamy and wonderful<p><b>SERVES</b><br>8<p><b>INGRE</b>DIENTS<br>3 tbsp oil<br>400g/14oz high-quality Italian sausages, skins removed<br>1 onion, finely chopped<br>1 head of fennel, finely chopped<br>2 sticks of celery, finely …

Sausages

The greatest trick the satanists ever pulled: They may be truer to the words of Jesus than most Christians

The church is vital not just for its dogged pursuit of religious equanimity but how it exposes Christian hypocrisy<p>For those who think Christianity a fount of goodness and love, one of the more ironic images in recent weeks has been Christian youth loudly jeering a small group of Satanists who …

The 100 best photographs ever taken without photoshop

Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced.<p>Today <b>Bright Side</b> has collected for you …

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

These Photos Of A Young Kanye West Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Do you think these outfits made him *stronger*?<p>Do you remember when Kanye West loved teddy bear sweaters and orange polo shirts? Yeah, we didn't either.<p>Today, we know Kanye as the Givenchy-loving, Balmain-wearing sportswear designer who knows more about fashion than most fashion editors. He's …

Sweaters

The world in 2065: what do social scientists think the future holds?

Ignorant as I am, I don’t think I’d ever fully appreciated the breadth of disciplines involved in social science until I was asked to help judge the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) writing competition this year.<p>Held in conjunction with academic publisher Sage, and celebrating the …

Northern Ireland

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Comic Sans is a ‘misunderstood child’: What your font says about your personality

It’s not just what you write, it’s how you write it — and what font you use. We asked a bunch of top-notch designers to tell us what type of …

Why Every Design Needs Three Levels Of Typographic Hierarchy

<i>Hierarchy — it’s a big word, but an easy-to-implement (albeit important) concept when it comes to typography.</i>And this guide will show you how to use …

Typography

Is Typography Science, Art, Philosophy or Craft?

As with any medium as widely used as typography, it can fit into many categories. Typography is a part of all of our lives, so let’s analyze it for a …

Typography

Blog - Extensis.com

Set up your font library or clean up your current collection – Part 1 Font. Typeface. Art. Whatever you may call it, fonts can be used in a variety …

Is There A Difference Between Liberal And Conservative Typography?

Are liberals sans-serifs and conservatives serifs? It’s not quite that simple anymore.<p>The fonts are called Bulo and Trola. Both mean “hoax” in Spanish. And they were created by the type foundry Tipografies back in 2013 as one core typeface split into serif (ornamental) and sans serif (streamlined) …