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Fishlove 2013 - in pictures

Stars strip bare to raise awareness of deep sea trawling, which is causing a collapse in the world's fish population <br>Click here to sign the petition

From Seoul to Vancouver, Rio de Janeiro to New York City – these reader-submitted images will take you to destinations around the world, as seen through the eyes of the locals who know them best! http://bit.ly/15xPfLi

10 weird and wonderful museums in Chicago

Sure, your friends will listen politely as you describe your trip to the Art Institute to see paint on the walls. But you'll stop them mid-yawn when you let loose with stories of visiting the Red Spanking Bench and the world's largest jug collection. Here are 10 beyond-the-norm museums in Chicago …

Polar Loop wristband tracks activity, exercise and sleep alongside an iPhone app for $109

We've tested our fair share of activity trackers and Polar is now adding one more to the fray. That's not a Nike+ FuelBand you see, it's the Polar Loop: a wearable for your wrist that keep tabs on activity, exercise and sleep patterns. Touting the "first waterproof" gadget of this sort, the company …

Watch: Jaw-Dropping Software Makes 3-D Models From Any Photo

There was a time not long ago when digital image editing was something left to the experts. Then tools like iPhoto and Instagram came along and …

Burning Man 2013: The Scene

Among the most talked-about installations at Burning Man 2013 was "Church Trap," descibed as "an interactive wonderland for the religiously …

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Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …

How Squid Are Inspiring Better Camouflage For Soldiers

A squid-like film can be switched on and off chemically to change how infrared light is reflected.<p>If there's one thing squid are good at, it's hiding. The mysterious giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures on Earth, and even the common calamari squid can alter its appearance to blend into …

A new beautiful translucent snail from the deepest cave in Croatia

Scientists discovered a new species of a peculiar cave-dwelling snail in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world, Lukina Jama–Trojama in …

The best long-distance cycle routes

Sarah Teather: 'It's time to end this chapter'

From a triumphant entrance to a traumatic exit, in exactly 10 years. Such is the political story of Sarah Teather, which is entering its final chapter this weekend.<p>There can be few MPs who have arrived so dramatically on the Westminster scene and been greeted with such elation by their own party, …

Electricity flashes from the thimble-topped fingers of a “preacher-scientist,” August 1955.Photograph by the Moody Bible Institute

Electricity flashes from the thimble-topped fingers of a “preacher-scientist,” August 1955.Photograph by the Moody Bible Institute

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Cannabis plants ‘found in official Newport city flower pots’

Members of the public admiring flowers installed by the council around Newport city centre may have been surprised to discover some of the vegetation …

Hardened prisoners knit clothes for time off jail sentences

Male prisoners are not known for their love of knitting but for some the pastime has proven to be more than rewarding.<p>Detainees at the Arisvaldo de …

Anti-European feeling in the Netherlands is rooted in the deteriorating economy. The country weathered the first years of the euro crisis relatively unscathed, maintaining its AAA credit rating and a 4.5% unemployment rate, the lowest in Europe. Yet as deficit-cutting progressed across Europe, the Dutch economy turned south http://econ.st/13Gmy8k