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Nature Is Perfectly Miserable in These Rare Japanese Woodblock Prints

Hasui Kawase helped revive a Japanese printmaking tradition in the 20th century with scenes from the natural world.<p>As winter approaches, dark, moody landscapes might be increasingly common sights throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Only few of these scenes, however, are likely to be as beautifully …

Darth Vader vs Aliens

Guillem H. Pongiluppi is a Spanish artist who has worked on stuff like the <i>Warcraft</i> movie.<p>What we’re looking at today though is his series of images …

8 places to see in Tokyo

Tokyo is such a fascinating city, where modern meets old. Full of tall glass buildings and the latest technology, yet old shrines and temples are …

Ink Factory graphic artist shows that yes, doodling can be your career

<i>What's it really like to work at Chicago startups and tech companies? Blue Sky's Inside Job lets people on the ground tell us in their own words.</i><p><b>Alison Vellas, 25, Graphic Recorder and Illustrator at Ink Factory</b><p>The core of what we do is visualizing speeches and conversations. We like to say visual …

Doodling

An Indian startup raised $30 million because millennials don’t even want to own furniture

People used to dream of growing up and acquiring a bunch of stuff. Now, it seems, dreams are different and millennials prize experience. For a globally connected generation whose only constant is change, permanence is burdensome—and that includes furniture.<p>That’s the thinking that got India’s …

Josh Allen

Neon Plasticine Paintings Are a Wild Welcome to the Jungle

Painter Henry Hudson’s debut exhibition in New York takes psychedelic nature to whole new heights.<p>The innate psychedelia of the human subconscious meets a ritualistic exploration of nature in British artist Henry Hudson's <i>Sun City Tanning</i>, on view at S|2, Sotheby’s contemporary art gallery. The …

Make Delicious Complex-Tasting Cocktails at Home With Just Two Ingredients

Complex cocktails with five or more ingredients are certainly very popular, but you can get big flavor with just two ingredients by making what’s …

Vermouth

Artist Transforms Gallery Walls into Vibrating Electromagnetic Waves

Italian artist Loris Cecchini combines photography, drawing, sculpture, and installation in his works with the ultimate goal of forming unified poetic motion. This creative process is most evident in his latest series <i>Wallwave Vibrations</i>, where the installations seem to pulsate outward from within …

Skincare SparkNotes: Easy Ways to Erase Dark Circles

<i>In our new series, Skincare SparkNotes, we’re going to break down your most burning skincare questions in easy, digestible pieces of information.</i> …

Shoot Now, Think Later: Hiroyuki Ito Rediscovers Japan

Last summer New York-based photographer Hiroyuki Ito set out on a five-week trip with his wife, traveling through Japan on a JR Pass. The discounted …

Artist Combines Passion for Math, Nature, and Art to Create Incredible Topographical Art

Made out of thousands of tiny little triangles, these delicately thatched composites strike a pleasing visual chord through their careful balance of negative and positive space. Created by LA-based artist Katy Ann Gilmore, the organic geometric images are realized through a variety of influences …

Hack This: A Short Guide to Drawing All Over the Internet

Making cool visuals in JavaScript is easier than you think.<p>Over the past few months I've been screwing around a lot with Javascript drawing libraries for a software/research project that involves displaying hierarchical trees (family trees, archetypically) that don't look like total shit. Which …

72 Hours in Sapporo, Japan

When traveling in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, Sapporo appears as a mirage. It’s the fifth-largest city in all of Japan, housing 2 million …

We tested a new app from a cofounder of Kayak, and it was like having a travel agent in our pocket

That's why Paul English, a co-founder of Kayak, recently launched Lola, an app with a messaging interface that connects users with a team of travel consultants who can take care of every step of the planning process. The app utilizes a combination of AI technology and an experienced staff to …

Can You Actually Repair Your Skin with the Help of Your Own DNA?

This product is revolutionizing the path to healthier, more vibrant complexions.<p>What if someone told you that you could erase that one hour you spent a little too long in the sun? Or that you could get back the skin you had 10 years ago? Well, it's not just a sci-fi plot line. It could very well be …

Skin Care

How to paint with acrylic washes

Learning how to draw and paint takes time, knowledge and patience. But, there are a number of drawing and art techniques you can adopt to help you …

You Think I'm Weird Because I Travel Solo

Let me guess, you think it's weird that I travel the world alone. You aren't the only one with those sentiments.<p>When I tell people that I travel the world solo, their first reactions are always negative questions or comments:<p>"Don't go there, Valerie. You'll be kidnapped!"<p>I haven't been kidnapped or …

The software behind Futurama is going open source

Toonz creates software you’ve probably never heard of but you’ve likely seen countless TV shows and movies made using its products.<p>The company’s main product is a piece of enterprise animation software that helps with scanning and cleanup of drawings, editing, animation and compositing.<p>Toonz was …

How to Treat Cystic Acne, According to Dermatologists

As far as pimples go, those deep, humungous cystic-acne ones are probably the most traumatic. Aside from how much surface area those suckers tend to cover, the pain they cause makes them impossible to ignore. Press on one, and it reverberates throughout your entire face (that's not an …

Duke of Marlborough imposter jailed for defrauding five-star hotels

Court hears Alexander Wood, 34, checked in to a hotel under the name of Lord Jamie Spencer-Churchill, the 12th Duke of Marlborough<p>A fraudster who posed as an aristocrat and VIP to stay in a series of exclusive hotels and run up bills worth thousands of pounds has been jailed.<p>Alexander Wood, 34, …

In Experimental Treatment, Stem Cells Could Restore Woman's Sight

She’s the first of 10 patients to undergo the procedure<p>Last month, a 60-year-old woman in England received an experimental treatment to restore her vision, according to a press release from Moorfields Eye Hospital in England where the surgery took place. She and the other nine patients who will …

Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network - which looks for patterns in pictures - creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifying<p>What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential …

Artificial Intelligence

Rats Taught to Detect Land Mines in Cambodia

Africa

Afghan court cancels death sentences in mob killing of woman

An Afghan appeals court has reduced the death sentences of four men found guilty in the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning pages of the Koran, the Muslim holy book.<p>The decision to reduce the sentences to between 10 and 20 years was made in a closed-door session Wednesday evening, …

Anti-GM protesters don't understand how science works

Protesters cheering the collapse of a £1m genetically-modified wheat trial seem too dim to realise that progress requires failure<p>Back in 2012, a group of clueless protesters tried to disrupt a trial of genetically-modified wheat, which was taking place in a field in Hertfordshire. The trial was the …

11 Cities You Must Backpack At Least Once

There are almost too many must-see cities in the world -- and the most seamless way to hit them all is by backpacking. With little luggage and a huge sense of adventure, a backpacking trip allows you to experience new places with freedom and ease (all while teaching you more than college ever …

Sad Cat Diary

Floods and famines may have helped spark belief in gods, study suggests

Plagues, floods and famines often play a central role in religious stories. Research suggests they may have also helped start the belief in some gods in the first place.<p>A study of 583 religious societies around the world has concluded that humans are more likely to believe in powerful and …