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How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

McDonald's to Its Minimum-Wage Workers: Here's How to Tip Personal Trainers and Nannies

Beautiful Paintings of the Expressive Body in Motion

Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch creates beautifully expressive full-body portraits of people in motion. His smeared paintings capture the energetic beauty of movement, giving an artistic rendition of motion that is both elegant and powerful. Each portrait in Birch's collection offers a …

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima.<p>The document, …

Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom

Want to see what kind of work goes into turning a masterful photograph into an iconic print? Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at …

Off Piste: Valhalla

A story above all else, "Valhalla" tells of one man's search for freedom—in life and on two planks. Unconventional in their approach to ski and snowboard filmmaking, Sweetgrass Productions created the feature-length film with a deeply philosophical narrative and stunning cinematography to capture …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Pollution, Not Rising Temperatures, May Have Melted Alpine Glaciers

Glaciers in the Alps of Europe pose a scientific mystery. They started melting rapidly back in the 1860s. In a span of about 50 years, some of the biggest glaciers had retreated more than half a mile.<p>But nobody could explain the glacier's rapid decline. Now, a new study from NASA's Jet Propulsion …

Syria crisis: Vladimir Putin under growing pressure

Vladimir Putin is to be confronted at the G20 summit of world leaders in St Petersburg this week with an array of western intelligence including damning new French evidence directly linking Syrian government forces with a massive and co-ordinated chemical attack on 21 August that led to hundreds of …

US intelligence leaks expose deep distrust of Pakistan

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the depth of mistrust between America and Pakistan, revealing how the US spied on Islamabad’s nuclear assets and compiled dossiers of extrajudicial killings.<p>The revelations, published by The Washington Post on Tuesday, appear to show how billions of dollars …

Syria tensions rise as Israel test-fires missile defence system

Israel fired a missile on Tuesday to test a new defence system, triggering alerts across a region that is braced for impending international military strikes against Syria.<p>The Israeli defence ministry confirmed it had launched a Sparrow target missile at 9.15am local time. It said the test of the …

Obama's Russia reset unravels

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden extended his 15 minutes of fame Wednesday, as headlines tied his saga to President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel a planned summit meeting in Moscow next month with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>But analysts said the talk of Snowden’s role in the …

Musk says he ‘shot himself in the foot’ revealing Hyperloop

Anyone smart enough to build a tube that transports people 600 miles per hour to go from San Francisco to Los Angeles in only 30 minutes should step up because creator Elon Musk says he’s too busy to actually build it.<p>“I think I shot myself in the foot by ever mentioning the Hyperloop. I’m too …

Apple ebook punishment harms us more than them, claim publishers

Publishers who settled with the US government over ebook price-fixing allegations have challenged the punishments imposed on Apple.<p>The US Department of Justice last week recommended Apple be banned from entering into anti-competitive e-book distribution contracts for five years.<p>The penalty followed …

In The Smartphone Wars It’s iOS Vs. Android And Windows Phone Vs. The Rest

It’s Smartphone Platform Market Share Day, meaning that your local nerds are atwitter about the latest figures: Android’s continuing massive growth, the slowing of iOS’s year-over-year unit volume expansion, and curiously, today, if Windows Phone’s numbers matter.<p>You see, Windows Phone posted the …

Groupon Names Eric Lefkofsky Permanent CEO; Q2 Revenue Beats Street

The Groupon CEO search is over, and the man at the top is a familiar one: co-founder Eric Lefkofsky.<p>The company announced today that he will man the …

Feedly Unveils Feedly Pro, Offers Improved Search, Security, and More

Feedly announced it will offer "Pro" accounts for $5/mo (or $45/yr) that include additional features like in-feed article search, Evernote …

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Mainstream Media Uncovers Mystery Drug Known As Molly

When <b>Madonna</b> took the stage at <b>UMF 2012</b> and infamously (and obnoxiously) asked the crowd if they had “seen molly”, she unknowingly influenced an entire …

Cover Mix: Sasha (August 2013)

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Type & Grids: Free Responsive HTML5 Template

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Is Lyft too Cool to go National?

The pink mustachioed car-sharing service rolls into San Diego and aims to spread its fist-bump happy vibe to your town. Are you ready to ride shotgun?<p>Recently about a dozen or so prospective drivers sat waiting for the Lyft onboarding session to start in a converted industrial space in the trendy …

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Apple has A6-based iPad mini without Retina display in the works

Apple is testing a new iPad mini that includes a faster processor but not a Retina display, according to references in the iOS 7 SDK sent to us by a developer.<p>The references were located inside of a hidden file that lists all supported iOS 7 devices, and the information has been corroborated with …

Google Maps Highlights Street View of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

Google has taken its Maps street view team to London to capture a 360-degree view of the magical world of Harry Potter. Google Map users can now visit the set on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in the UK to view Diagon Alley, the marketplace made famous by J.K. Rowling’s novel about the boy …