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What killed off the giant beasts – climate change or man?

They were some of the strangest animals to walk the Earth: wombats as big as hippos, sloths larger than bears, four-tusked elephants, and an armadillo that would have dwarfed a VW Beetle. They flourished for millions of years, then vanished from our planet just as humans emerged from their African …

These Massive Mirrored Dishes Could Make Solar Cheaper For All

IBM Research is developing solar equipment that does a much better job at harnessing the sun’s rays than today’s designs.<p>So much sunlight hits the Earth each day that the world’s entire electricity needs could be met by harvesting only 2% of the solar energy in the Sahara Desert. Of course, using …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Steam's Controller Redesigned With Xbox Influences

It seems only fitting to juxtapose Amazon’s hopefully-not-final ugly prototype controller with a rival device from Valve. Whereas the Amazon prototype seems instantly dated, Valve’s controller is innovative, sleek and intriguing. The two don’t even look like they were made in the same decade.<p>That …

Touching 61st Anniversary Photos Inspired by the Pixar Movie ‘Up!’

Sixty-one years ago, when Dorothy and Donald Lutz got married, there was one conspicuous absence as they recited their vows: the wedding …

Classic Stars on the Slopes (Photos)

On Holiday<p>John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Rita Hayworth, and a whole flock of Kennedy's are just some of the classic celebrities who have clicked into …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …

Pictures of the Week 11.29.13

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Meet Darcy: The Cutest Little Hedgehog in the World

Tokyo-based Instagrammer Shota Tsukamoto proudly snaps shots of his pet hedgehog named Darcy (best known as @darcytheflyinghedgehog), arguably the cutest little hedgehog in the whole world! The spiky little girl is the epitome of “aww-worthy” as she comfortably sits in a shoe, lounges on a deck of …

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10 Dream Kitchen Designs

See kitchens straight from design heaven.<p>From swank lounge areas to concrete countertops, these kitchens are all straight from design heaven.

Stunning Views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Different Vantage Points

Ali Ertürk is certainly not alone with his fixation on one beloved structure. The lensman has been creating beautiful and captivating landscape …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Ferocious Lion Cub from Zimbabwe

This little lion cub might look cute and cuddly, as he closely resembles a Disney character we all know and love, but you definitely wouldn’t want to …

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

Balancing Lego Franchise Kits With Home-Grown Imagination

I’m often in two minds over the franchise branded Lego kits. There’s still a lingering sense that “real” Lego doesn’t need another brand to prop it up — Lego City and the like. However, seeing my children’s response and excitement over the new Hobbit Lego kits I’m reassessing the situation.<p>Although …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

These Pictures Of A Corgi Swimming Are Both Incredibly Sad Yet Really Funny

So many emotions.<p>THE END.

19 Hamsters Who Know Exactly How You Feel About Food

Hamsters get the hangry's too.

James Bond will Return. But will Blofeld?

<i>Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb…</i><p>Variety’s Ted Johnson reported on the end of the legal battle between the estate of Kevin McClory and …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

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Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Spherikal – Motion Graphics by Ion

Stunning Experimental Motion Graphics.<p>Motion graphic designer Ion has created this fascinating animation as an experiment to explore different …

Countdown to Halloween - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

<b>To countdown to this year’s Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Up next; the supposed closing chapter of A</b> …

Telegraph Travel Awards 2013

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16 give you the chance to reward those operators, people and places that continue to surpass your expectations. These awards have long been the most trusted in the industry. Why? Because they are voted for entirely by Telegraph readers, who are among the most …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Silicon Valley