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Delicate Fish Paintings Express Artist's Elegant Vision of the World

Painter Niharika Hukku‘s captivating work will make you realize that ordinary fish possess an innate beauty. More often than not, the artist uses simple, white pottery (which she constructs herself) as a functional canvas for her aquatic designs. “Starting with an idea, my work is an expression of …

Lost in translation

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift may have inadvertently created a problem for her brand in Beijing. T-shirts and other merchandise destined for sale in …

China's Un-Separation of Powers

In late January this year, 18 U.S. business associations penned a joint letter to the Chinese authorities complaining about a new rule requiring that …

The beginning of the end of Trump

"He's a war hero because he was captured," the loudmouth from New York said about Sen. John McCain, Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war, at a GOP cattle call in Iowa on Saturday. "I like people that weren't captured."<p>That's rich coming from a billionaire who received five deferments from …

Shamed Nobel laureate Tim Hunt ‘ruined by rush to judgment after stupid remarks’

The beleaguered British biologist Sir Tim Hunt has revealed that he was forced to resign from his post at University College London (UCL) without being given a chance to explain his controversial remarks about women in science. “I have been hung out to dry,” he told the <i>Observer</i> in an exclusive …

Uber supports the public’s right to protest. Except in China.

In 2012, after a Washington DC taxi commissioner personally hailed an Uber vehicle only to promptly arrest the driver, Uber told its supporters call their senators and storm social media. When it comes to China, the company’s rhetoric is decidedly more conservative.<p>Yesterday authorities in …

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What happens when Obama wakes up in the middle of the night and wants a snack

For example, President Obama has a BlackBerry, because there's technology in the iPhone he's not allowed to have.<p>And it took until May for Obama to finally get his own Twitter account, @POTUS — president of the United States.<p>Sometimes, being president is kind of like being a prisoner in the White …

Jim Sciutto Reddit AMA: U.S. military wants China to know they are losing patience

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>CNN's Jim Sciutto recently got exclusive access</i> <i>to a U.S. Navy surveillance plane on a secret mission near China, where they flew over a string of man-made islands. China's Navy issued eight warnings to the plane and told it to leave the area. On Tuesday, Jim answered questions</i> …

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Creepy “Death Simulator” Allows People to Experience Being Cremated

If you’ve always wondered what it feels like to be cremated, this new Chinese game will help quell your curiosity. Aptly named ‘Samadi — 4D …

Best and worst dressed at the 2015 Met Gala

The 2015 Costume Institute Gala, home of one of the year's most memorable red carpets, was held Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New …

Animal Tattoos Obscured with Colorful Glitches by Lesha Lauz

Russian artist Lesha Lauz, aka Alexey, creates colorful tattoos that are fit for our digital age. He combines vibrantly-hued animals and obscures parts of their portraits with pixels. The permanent body art is reminiscent of when an image doesn't load correctly, and it's something we're probably …

Artist Creates Traditional Chinese Landscape Paintings Using Roller Skates

Tian Haisu has an unconventional method for applying paint to a surface – she uses roller skates! The artist wears a modified pair of inline riders that are adapted to hold small pots of black pigment. Her giant works – sometimes as large as 43 feet by 20 feet – mimic traditional Chinese landscape …

Flowing Glass Sculptures Inspired by the Ocean and Undersea Creatures

K. William LeQuier creates stunning, free flowing glass sculptures by using a unique style he's developed over more than a decade and a half. In the mid-70s he learned about glass blowing and for years he created glass vessels. Then, in the early 90s, he began to experiment with sandblasted surface …

WLTM Bumble – A dating app where women call the shots

It’s 4am on a Tuesday when my phone pings. Still in the depths of sleep, I reach out and grab it, knocking a cold cup of coffee over the unread mountain of books on my bedside. I swear loudly, mop up the mess with one hand and look blearily at the message on my screen. It’s from Otis, 27, who I …

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Why one Ivy League grad turned down Amazon for a job in China

Fresh out of business school in the U.S., Belinda Chen had her pick of jobs -- including a plum offer from Amazon. But she headed east instead to join online retailer JD.com in China, drawn by the country's huge e-commerce boom.<p>"The online retail sector in China has been growing at a tremendous …

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Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

History's Most Iconic Photos Recreated as Miniature Still Lifes

In 2012, in between commissioned magazine and advertising assignments, Switzerland-based photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger decided to have a little fun by recreating Andreas Gursky's outrageously pricy landscape shot <i>Rhein II</i> using a still life built completely in their studio. “It …

28 pictures of politicians fighting that will make your lawmakers look like saints

Politicians in North America and the European Union rarely engage in outright physical violence.<p>But some countries let their passions overflow a little more often.<p>Check out these unbelievable pictures of fights in legislatures from around the world.<p><i>Grace Wyler contributed to this article.</i>

In Japan, People Are Flipping Out Over The Flip-Phone (Galapagos Phone): What's Old Is New Again

Everything that’s old is new again—and the flip-phone—the anti-smart phone & the Galapagos like replica of a time when Japan once dominated the world in mobile phones is making a comeback in this island country.<p>For those of you who don’t remember, once upon a time Japan was the world leader in …

Good Things Come in Threes

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo, in Syracuse, New York, recently announced that three new Humboldt Penguin chicks had hatched in the last three weeks.<p>Photo …

Gorgeous Ice Crystals Form on Frozen Bubbles

On a cold winter's day, you'll find Hope Carter on her front porch or back deck shooting a stunning sight. She'll wait until the conditions are just right, which means 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit and no wind, and then she'll blow a bubble. She'll quickly assess where the natural light is coming from, …

Zao Fox Village, a Sanctuary in Japan Where Foxes Roam Freely

Located near the city Shiroishi in the mountains of Miyagi, Japan, the Zao Fox Village (Zao Kitsune Mura) is a paradise for fox lovers. Open since 1990, the village is a sanctuary for over a hundred animals, including six different breeds of foxes who roam freely.<p>After paying a small admission fee, …

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Is 'sitting the new cancer'? What Apple CEO Tim Cook really meant

Apple Watch comments may be seen as distasteful in some quarters, but the dangers of sedentary lifestyles are more than a marketing line<p>Sitting is the new cancer? As marketing soundbites for a new gadget go, it’s one of the strangest in recent memory.<p>Yet that’s the phrase used by Apple chief …

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Sieren's China: The Alibaba honeymoon is over | DW | 09.02.2015

Four months after Alibaba's initial public offering, the largest global IPO ever, investors are putting Alibaba shares to the test. That's how the …

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Stunning Photos of Incredibly Blue Glacier Caves in Iceland

Home to abundant waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, fields, and glaciers, Iceland is a photographer's dream come true. Mechanical engineer and photographer Skarpi Thrainsson, who was born and raised in Iceland, showcases his love for his motherland's natural beauty in stunning landscape photos. …

Two US women accused of taking naked photos at Angkor temple complex

Two American sisters have been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly taking naked photos of each other inside the country’s famed Angkor temple complex, officials said on Saturday.<p>Lindsey Adams, 22, and her 20-year-old sister Leslie were discovered taking “nude pictures” inside the Preah Khan temple …