Diane Cambern

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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Gravitational waves discovery: 'We have a first tantalising glimpse of the cosmic birth pangs'

The sighting came from a small telescope on the roof of a laboratory sat on the ice sheet three quarters of a mile from the geographic South Pole. First came the rumours. But then researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics went public. Their telescope had spotted indirect …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

Some of the most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a leaping whale and a menacing dinosaur skeleton.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Slingshot drones and lab-grown bones<p>US Air Force’s 2013 best pics and lobster spring cleaning<p>A limb transplant and the …

Puget Sound

More Beautiful Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations

Let's say goodbye to 2013 and hello to a new year with these beautiful literary posters. Evan Robertson of Obvious State is behind this inspiring project where he takes meaningful quotes from famous authors and illustrates them in an incredibly clever way. His goal is to design 50 original prints, …

Literature

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Antarctica

Couple's 42 Annual Christmas Portraits Starting from 1900

Beginning in their very first year of marriage, 1900, Berlin couple Richard and Anna Wagner made it a tradition to take an annual photo in front of their Christmas tree. Just like today, they would send the photo out to friends and family in the form of a holiday greeting.<p>For 42 years, the couple …

Christmas Trees

Steel Sculptures Made of More Than 20,000 Chinese Characters

Composed of more than 20,000 Chinese characters, these intricate sculptures by Zheng Lu are soft and seamless in appearance despite their stainless steel makeup. The characters used are all chosen from Chinese texts and poems. For example, the sculpture that looks like a splash of water is …

Sculpture

Amazing Ballpoint Pen and Gold Leaf Drawings by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Toronto-based artist Rebecca Yanovskaya recently completed the second piece in her <i>Winged</i> series of ballpoint pen and gold leaf drawings on Moleskine. Called <i>Descent of Man</i>, the bowing angel took the artist about two weeks to fully create. It's the sequel to the first piece shown below called <i>Ascent</i> …

Digital Art

Haunting Photographic Illustrations of the Brothers Grimm

Growing up with a big woodland behind his home, Kilian Schoenberger has always been interested in mysterious landscapes and their secret places. The German photographer has now utilized the moody landscape and old stories of his childhood homeland to create a series of photographic illustrations …

Photography

New in the Shop: Beautiful Portraits of Milan Residents Merged with Architecture

Italian photographer Francesco Paleari merges portrait and landscape photography for his series titled <i>Profili di Milano (Profiles of Milan)</i>. The beautiful black and white images present a myriad of Milanese architecture and landscapes within the silhouetted profiles of the city's residents. Each …

Photography

More Spectacular Aerial Shots of Iceland's Volcanic Rivers

At first, these abstract images are difficult to decipher. However, look more closely and hints of a landscape begin to emerge. Created by Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev, these new images in his ongoing series of Iceland's volcanic rivers consist of amazing aerial perspectives that look like …

Landscape Photography

More Quirky iPhone Photos of Everyday Objects by Brock Davis

<b>Ninja Knee</b><p>Minneapolis-based artist Brock Davis continues to delight his fans with his quirky iPhone photos. These are some of his favorite shots from 2013, as he continues to experiment with iPhone photography. Davis proves that you don't need fancy props to create art people can appreciate. With …

Schadenfreude

Remixed Masterpieces Highlight Devastation in Syria

After witnessing all of the violence happening in his homeland of Syria, artist Tammam Azzam decided he would use his artistic ability to make a statement. After living through the first seven months of the revolution, with his family, the artist escaped Damascus. While he had previously been a …

Art

Creatively Surreal Portraits by 21-Year-Old Audrey Simper

The creative photography of 21-year-old Audrey Simper is an inspiring collection of conceptual portraits that blend real with surreal. Based in Chicago, the self-taught artist brings her imagination alive in subtle and not-so-subtle digital manipulations. Whether there's a third hand reaching out …

Photography

Don't Watch Any Movies Ever Until They Make This One

Ted Chiang’s <i>The Story Of Your Life</i> is being made by the hot guy who made <i>Prisoners</i>, which was also amazing, instead of Nic Mathieu, as was reported a …

When Will The Machines Start Predicting Bestsellers?

In November, Knopf bought a 900-page debut novel by Garth Risk Hallberg for almost $2 million. It’s a tremendous gamble, regardless of the book’s …

How to Prepare Data For Machine Learning

By onDecember 25, 2013 in Machine Learning Process<p>Machine learning algorithms learn from data. It is critical that you feed them the right data for …

Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 7: Empire Strikes Back

JFK learns that Lumumba has been killed.<p><i>What possible connection could there have been between George H.W. Bush and the assassination of John F.</i> …

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