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Lumen Makes Night Biking Safer in Cities

The Lumen is the first of its kind – a retro-reflective bike that’s designed for safer city travel. By day, it’s an unassuming charcoal colored bike. …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

Africa

Breaking the (Street Food) Rules in India

For me, dining on the street comes naturally. Whether traveling professionally or for pleasure I do so to eat, so a trip without local hawker fare is unthinkable.

10 Great Books That Capture Burma

<b>The River of Lost Footsteps, Thant Myint-U</b><p>Thant Myint-U, who was born in New York City to Burmese parents, has spent his career dissecting the …

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

National Parks

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Secret Teacher: why our working hours just don't add up

Now, I know it's a long time since you were at school so we're going to start with the basics, Michael. Just a little maths. It shouldn't be too difficult; as long as you pay attention, you'll see it all adds up. Michael? Look at me, please. Remember how important it is not to be distracted by your …

Harry Hook's African odyssey: 'We had ransom money taped around the car'

It was lucrative, but Harry Hook was bored. After years of shooting television shows for others, the film-maker and photographer decided to embark on a much more meaningful project – one that would take him back to his first love, Africa, where he grew up. It was not without its risks, however.<p>"We …

DoubleTwist's new app lets you save iTunes Radio tracks to your PC

The folks at DoubleTwist are at it again. Over the past three months they've crafted Android and OS X apps to help penny-pinching users save the music they hear on iTunes Radio, and now they've gone and done the unthinkable: they made a version for Windows PCs, too.<p>Setting up the app is as simple …

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You’ll never have a sink full of dirty dishes if you follow Toyota’s productivity secret

The Industrial Age has given way to the Information Age. Typing away in our open offices, we <i></i>are now the factory workers, manufacturing “content.”<p>Unlike machines on the factory line, I am constantly overwhelmed … by the emails, meetings, scheduling conflicts bombarding me all day long. To see if I …

Nonprofits

Colour-changing ink transforms flame-engulfed headdress by Lauren Bowker

Alchemist Lauren Bowker applied heat-sensitive ink to a sculptural leather garment and used fire to alter its colour during a presentation for her …

This Is What Things Look Like In A Town With No Roads

How much do you want to live in -- or barring that, visit -- a place where there are no cars? What a dream come true.<p>The town of Giethoorn, located about 75 miles northeast of Amsterdam, has roughly 180 bridges that crisscross over the canals that run throughout the town. The only modes of …

Skalgubbar is collection of cut out people for architectural renderings - The Fox Is Black

You know those little people who inhabit architectural renderings? Where the hell do they come from? I know one source now, it’s called Skalgubbar …

Incredibly Unique Images Created from Alternative Processing

Germany-based photographer and art director Tanja Deuss uses a Polaroid SX-70 camera to produce her unusual photographs in her ongoing series, Abheben. Stepping beyond the traditional photograph, Deuss produces unique compositions where the paper and the chemicals become as much a part of the final …

Beautiful Microscopic Time-lapse Video of Snowflakes Forming | Colossal

<p>We’ve seen all matter of snow and ice photography here on Colossal, as well as time-lapses of melting snow and snow drawings, but this is the first …

Indonesia Announces World’s Largest Sanctuary for Manta Rays

Changing Planet<p>In this Oct. 18, 2011 photo, a manta ray swims off Raja Ampat islands, Indonesia. Photograph by Herman Harsoyo, AP<p>One of the world’s largest fishes gets a super-size sanctuary thanks to a decision by the Indonesian government to ban fishing for manta rays within the country’s …

Is Method Acting Destroying Actors?

James Franco’s Op-Ed in the <i>Times</i>—in which he speculates whether some strange recent actions by Shia LaBeouf may be “intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession tries to reclaim his public persona”—is worthwhile and timely. Franco discusses the …

John Christoforou obituary

My uncle, the painter John Christoforou, who has died in Paris aged 92, had an artistic career spanning more than 60 years. He became known for his powerful expressionist figure paintings, reflecting his solitary and slightly dystopian view of the human condition. His work was of heroic scale, with …

Edouard François Designs Mixed-Use "Gardens of Anfa" for Casablanca

<b>Maison Edouard François</b> has masterplanned a new mixed-use neighborhood for the Moroccan city Casablanca: “The Gardens of Anfa.” Scheduled for …

Design

Who Owns This Image?

In 2000, a French photographer named Patrick Cariou published “Yes, Rasta,” a book of dramatic black-and-white portraits of Rastafarians set against a lush Jamaican landscape. Eight years later, the insouciant artist Richard Prince debuted his “Canal Zone” series of collages, which used several …

Rent boys and pole dancers – the photographs of Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Philip-Lorca diCorcia made headlines in 2007 when he was sued by Erno Nussenzweig, a Hasidic Jew, who objected to his portrait being displayed in a New York art gallery. For his 1999 series Heads, DiCorcia attached a strobe light to scaffolding in New York's Times Square and positioned a hidden …

These Cartoonists Are Killing It: Our 20 Favorite Illustrators (Photos)

Art<p>The saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" is particularly appropriate when looking at the unmistakable style and inspiration of the best …