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10 Shortlisted Photos of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018

The prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year photo contest put on by Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlisted photos for the …

Nature Photography

This sex-positive dating app connects people through their fantasies

As with, well, everything really, the internet has changed the dating game. Just think how ubiquitous the phrase “swipe right” has become.<p>Yet while apps like Tinder work for many people, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to sexuality. It’s in these realms outside …

Relationships

Gay Sex Party Etiquette: Everything You Need to Know, Part Two - them.

If you’re new to gay and queer sex parties, here’s one tip: don’t start with the Black Party, the long-running, annual bacchanal of sex and dancing …

Net Neutrality Legal Battle Officially Begins: What You Need To Know

And they’re off! The legal floodgates for net neutrality lawsuits officially opened Thursday as 23 state attorneys general re-filed their complaints (“Petition For Review“) challenging the FCC’s December 14 decision repealing the Obama-era net neutrality rules. This marks the next phase in the …

Student says she flushed 'emotional support hamster' after Spirit Airlines denied passage

Florida college student says Spirit Airlines originally told her the pet was allowed, but denied it entry at the airport<p>Missing a flight can be quite a hassle for your average passenger, but for Pebbles – an emotional support dwarf hamster owned by Belen Aldecosea – it was downright …

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

University of California

Infamous fake news writer found dead in bed

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Casey said Tuesday authorities discovered Paul Horner dead in his bed on Sept. 18.<p>Casey said the Maricopa County medical examiner performed an autopsy which showed there were no signs of foul play. He said Horner had a history of prescription drug …

Fake News

Bisexual People Open Up About Their Identity in Video For GLAAD and Planned Parenthood

"It's more common for people, I feel, to believe that it's a phase."<p>It's bisexual awareness week, which means a full seven days dedicated to celebrating the diverse and expansive bisexual community. This is particularly important since, with information about sexuality and identity becoming more …

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

The Most Haunted Places in the United States

Travel<p>Discover the paranormal at these spine-chilling historical haunts.<p>In the spring of 1692, a dangerous hysteria descended upon the quiet town of Salem, Massachusetts, snaking through the community like an insidious virus. Over the coming months, a group of young girls claiming to be possessed …

The Mainstreaming of Augmented Reality: A Brief History

The launch of Pokémon Go this summer was a huge success—both for the gaming industry and for Augmented Reality (AR). After launching in July 2016, the game hit its peak in August of almost 45 million users. Despite the fact that Niantic, the American software development company that developed …

A Look at the Making of a Hybrid Living Wall

VT Pro Design blends living plants and technology to make a cascading sculpture that moves with your body.<p><i>VT Pro Design is an LA-based creative, design, and production studio with a focus on the latest technology and techniques. For FUTURE FORWARD, The Creators Project's partnership with the</i> …

10 Stunning Undersea Creatures From the Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas

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Adidas and Stella McCartney unveil Team GB’s Rio Olympic kit

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The radical plan to destroy time zones

By Adam Taylor<p>, Reporter<p>Last Summer, North Korea did something a little odd. On the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, the closed and authoritarian state announced it was permanently turning its clocks back half an hour. The country was creating its own time zone: …

North Korea

Design Freebies Tips

Time to update your freebies library! We've come to find some sweet items for you, from fonts to web templates, we've got you covered with many great …

How London might have looked: five masterplans after the great fire

From Wren’s wide boulevards to Newcourt’s uniform grids, a new exhibition reveals the alternative plans to rebuild London after it was destroyed by the great fire, and asks: what could it have looked like now?<p>The day the great fire began on 2 September 1666, the diarist Samuel Pepys took to the …

River Thames

This Smartphone Microscope Can Diagnose Diseases For $1 Per Patient

A team at the University of California Berkeley is developing a smartphone-based video microscope–the CellScope Loa–which can identify the telltale …

Medicine

The best design conferences and events to plan for in 2016

Compared to other industry events, expectations are sky-high at design conferences. “Dentists, physicists, sociologists, taxidermists all meet to find out what’s new in their specialties. So do designers, but they are not happy about it,” Ralph Caplan former director of the Aspen International …

Graphic Design

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

Characters from Classic Paintings Are Inserted into the Modern World

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov unites the past and present by giving characters from classic paintings the chance to explore our modern world. The artist skillfully utilizes Photoshop to insert vintage muses in stores, on buses, on stairwells, and in the midst of urban alleyways for his ongoing …

Painting

Storefront – Apparel Mockups Mega Bundle

Storefront, an apparel mega bundle for Adobe Photoshop with more than 100 mockups of t-shirts, hoodies, pullovers, shirts, and an extensive American …

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Artist Removes Smartphones from Photos to Reveal our Obsession with Technology

The question of whether we are too obsessed with our technology is a topic that everyone seems to have an opinion on. Photographer Eric Pickersgill chimes in on the debate with <i>Removed</i>, a collection of photographs depicting how bizarre life would look if one simply removed all electronic devices …

Electronics

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Interview: Photos Capture the Rarely-Seen Interior of a Lavish Abandoned Castle

Martino Zegwaard has always been drawn to the art of photography. As a young boy, he made sure to bring a camera along on all of his family's travels. Later in life, he continued to embrace this passion as he pursued an education in the arts. He serendipitously discovered urban exploring, which led …

Photography

The history of an iconic sports beverage: Gatorade turns 50

Is there anything more symbolic in sports than the Gatorade shower?<p>The beverage that sits in coolers on the sidelines of football fields and …

NASA Releases Detailed Photos of Pluto Taken by New Horizon Space Probe

NASA has captured some incredible shots of the Pluto, showcasing the dwarf planet in ways we've never seen before. They were taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC) on the New Horizons space probe, which made history on July 14, 2015 as the closest approach to Pluto yet, at …

Solar System

Israeli archaeologists may have found tomb of Jewish Maccabees

Israeli archaeologists may be one step closer to solving a riddle that has vexed explorers for more than a century: the location of the fabled tomb of the biblical Maccabees.<p>Israel's government Antiquities Authority said Monday that an ancient structure it began excavating this month on the side of …