Francesca Pisani

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What It’s Like When Your Daydreams Are Just As Real As Life

<b>Dreams are strange, misunderstood things. This week, Science of Us</b> <b>will be exploring</b> <b>the latest research that helps explain what they are, what they</b> …

Mind

Why the story of body-swapping teenagers has gripped Japan

<b>A Japanese film has made history by becoming the first animation not made by the legendary Studio Ghibli to rake in more than 10bn yen (£76m; $98m) in a month. But what exactly is it that has been drawing in the crowds?</b><p>1. It is a body-swapping fantasy<p>Your Name, also known as Kimi no Na wa in …

Anime

Gurumin 3D coming to Nintendo 3DS later this summer

Everyone needs a little <i>Gurumin</i> in their lives, and Nintendo fans are about to get that chance later this summer when publisher Mastiff brings it to …

The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors

The most unusual colors from Harvard’s storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.<p>Today, every color imaginable is at your fingertips. You can peruse paint swatches at hardware stores, flip through Pantone books, and fuss with the color finder that comes …

Next stop, Lunar City: 3D-printed space pods to form permanent ‘moon village’

Mankind could soon be living in 3D-printed moon pods, with the European Space Agency (ESA) currently exploring inventive ways to set up a permanent …

The ESA's Head Just Dropped a Proposal to Build a Village on the Moon

The European Space Agency has a brand new head. Johann-Dietrich Woerner took over the agency two weeks ago and he just dropped a major new …

Congress Considers Moon Camps and a Space Station Hotel for NASA's Future

Congress held a meeting today on what NASA’s overall purpose should look like under the next few presidents. But agreement on just what that purpose …

Crash Course Astronomy: Stars.

<i>You’re the only star in heaven,<br>You’re the only star that shines,<br>You’re the only star in heaven,<br>Now that only star is mine.</i><p>Frankie Goes to Hollywood, …

Miniature astronomy camera as pretty as the stars

Tiny1 is a bit of a cosmic mystery: a pocket-size camera dedicated to astronomy. There's little information about it other than it shoots low-light …

Nat Geo 2016 Travel Wander List Pinterest Contest

The judges' votes are in for the winners of the Nat Geo 2016 Travel Wander List Pinterest Contest! We asked our readers to help us determine the best travel destinations for 2016. Thanks to everyone who created #NatGeoWanderListContestPinterest boards with picks for the New Year's must-see …

Travel Photography

5 Reasons to Visit Iceland During Winter

<i>Iceland’s popularity as a tourist destination is at an at all-time high, in part due to competitive fares from the ever-expanding flag carrier</i> …

European Travel

13 Packing Hacks That Will Change Your Life

HGTV star David Bromstad helps us break them down.<p>Whether you're going home for the holidays or taking a much-needed vacation, there is travel—and thus the <i>ever-daunting</i> task of packing—in your future.<p>Because every last inch of suitcase real estate counts, and you don't want to wrinkle your …

Clothing

The best travel compact cameras in 2018

When you're going on vacation you're going to naturally want to take a camera along with you too, and the one in your smartphone probably won't cut. …

A Ukrainian Hotel for City Dwellers that Like to be in Nature

If you live in the city, chances are you occasionally crave a trip away to be with nature and YOD studio designed Relax Park Verholy to be just that …

10 Travel Accessories to Make Your Next Trip More Bearable

Posted by<p>Main Style + Fashion Technology Travel<p>Let’s face it, traveling can suck being stuck in those tiny seats with zero legroom. Since we can’t do …

Furniture

Why You Don’t Need a Degree to Be an Artist

<i>Amy Ng blogs at Pikaland, a popular stop for illustration lovers, students and artists who are looking for answers on how to find a balance between</i> …

Time I

The World’s First Shoe Upper Made of Ocean Waste

adidas is taking the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to a whole new level. They’ve teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, an …

10 Stunning Photos From National Geographic's 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

One word: wanderlust.<p>The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is an awe-inspiring source of wanderlust. And after judges searched through nearly 17,000 entries, the winners are finally in.<p>Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán Puebla, Mexico is the first place winner of the contest. He wins the …

Nature Photography

Batman Arkham Knight Environment Art

The latest installment of the Batman Arkham series, Arkham Knight, has got some pretty dramatic scenes. Gotham is a dark yet majestic place, and the …

21 Picasso Tattoos Everyone Will Fall In Love With

Abso-stractly beautiful.

Body Art

Always carry your camera

Tokyo Monogatari - Photographs and text by Ilse Leenders | LensCulture

Tokyo Monogatari is a personal project inspired by the typical aspects of the daily contemporary life and the traditional cultural heritage of Tokyo. The atmosphere of the city is visualized by the synthesis of these different elements.<p>The series expresses at one side the habitual rituals of the …

Japan

10 Most Popular (+ Safest) Countries To Travel Solo

Is that "Travel" Pinterest board reaching an astronomical number of pins? Has another year has passed without that passport even being been touched? There's no time like the present, ladies! If you are planning on embarking on a solo trip or are just toying with the idea, know that you are going to …

Easy Listening In Abu Dhabi’s First Jazz Station-Tapas Restaurant

This summer, Abu Dhabi gained a new tapas restaurant, in addition to launching the Middle East’s first 24-hour international jazz station. The …

The 21 greatest travel books of all time

From the classics to more modern stories, there are plenty of travel books out there to feed your wanderlust.<p>We've rounded up some of the best stories out there, written by authors who have traveled across America, Africa, Asia and more.

16 adrenaline junkie attractions to visit in your lifetime

You can free climb to staggering heights, get up close and personal with majestic sites, and get views that will take your breath away.<p>We've put together a collection of 16 adrenaline-pumping tourist activities around the globe, from volcano boarding in Nicaragua to skydiving over Mount</i> …

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

Stunning Macro Photos of Delicate Butterfly Wings Look Like Shimmering Petals

Butterflies are exceptionally beautiful insects with wings covered in unique patterns and brilliant colors. On their own, these delicate creatures already stand out—but what happens when you look up-close? Artist Linden Gledhill utilizes the art of macro photography to capture the petal-like …

Neon Sunsets and Technicolor Landscapes Painted by Grant Haffner | Colossal

<p>Deeply influenced by a childhood spent growing up on Long Beach in Sag Harbor, N.Y., artist Grant Haffner tries to capture the color and feeling of …

NBBJ proposal replaces London Underground's Circle Line with giant travelator

Architecture firm NBBJ has unveiled a conceptual plan to turn London Underground's Circle Line tunnel into a 17-mile-long moving walkway.<p>NBBJ's …