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Here's What Japan's Legendary Samurai Really Looked Like

"Society convulsed, opposing clans fought, masterless samurai rebelled against an unrelenting modernization, all in just 20 years."<p><i>The history and lore surrounding Japan's samurai warriors is as fascinating as it is complex. Aside</i> <i>from representations in cinema, very few actual photographs depicting</i> …

Japan

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

Two rarely seen works by Salvador Dalí reach market for first time

Important paintings by Spanish surrealist, sold to Argentinian countess in 1930s, up for auction<p>Two drama-filled Salvador Dalí paintings, sold by the artist direct to an Argentinian countess in the 1930s, have been rediscovered and are to appear at auction in the UK. The paintings are, Sotheby’s …

Art

Richard Hambleton: the influential Canadian street artist you've never heard of

Oren Jacoby will never forget the feeling when he first encountered the shadowy figure staring back at him menacingly in a dark, graffiti-filled …

Mysterious and Surreal Nude Photography

Based in Milan, photographer Sofia Masini challenges the idea of beauty and identity with a new series of self-portraits. She presents a surreal …

5 Essential Blockchain Predictions That Will Define 2018

The potential for blockchain technology to bring about widespread change has been predicted since 2011 and the emergence of Bitcoin. But it was this year when the concept really started to capture people’s attention.<p>Perhaps spurred on by the meteoric rise in price of Bitcoin – the first tangible …

Blockchain

Does Lack Of A Deal In Dubai Mean The End For A380 Jumbo Jet?

The Dubai Air Show has come and gone. So far, despite breathless anticipation, no deal with Emirates Airline (or anyone else) has been signed for additional Airbus A380 jumbo jets.<p>Just before the show, speculation was rife that Emirates would order between 36 and 38 of the giant planes, which can …

Aviation

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

A German food store emptied its shelves of foreign goods to highlight the need for diversity

A German grocery store just took a strong stand on diversity.<p>The Edeka, in Hamburg, removed all foreign-made products from its shelves to illustrate how reliant Germany is on people from around the world. Confused customers browsed mostly empty aisles, where goods had been replaced with signs …

Christian Democratic Union

This Mini-Workout Will Blast Your Abs, Shoulders, and Arms All At Once

Add this pushup and row finisher to your next workout<p>Andy Speer, the creator of The Anarchy Abs Workout for <i>Men's Health</i>, knows a little something about how to build a rock-hard midsection. That's why this pushup and row finisher is going to scorch your abs and shoulders.<p>Each move in this workout is …

This Photographer Shoots 230 MPH Formula One Cars On A Camera From 1913

In a sport known for cars that top out over 230 mph, it’s hard to catch one on a modern smartphone camera without it being a blur. But one …

NowThis Future

This fabric mends itself if you rub your finger on tears

Let's Hope The March For Science Is For "Science" And Not Opinions

Luis Alvarez must be rolling over in his grave. One of our nation’s great physicists, he stepped into a political biomass storm in the 1980s with his theory that an asteroid impact was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Presumably, he had no idea that he and his …

Science

The artist making memes from pre-16th century art

Memes are important. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either old or not worth your time. They’re especially important to Spanish-born, New York-based internet artist Cecilia Azcarate, who believes they even might lead us to “world peace”. Azcarate is the brainchild behind B4XVI, the web-based …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

The Hospitality Startup That Wants to Make a Business Out of Luxury Pop-Up Hotels

When Peter Mack was working as vice president of product design and innovation in 2014 for Tough Mudder, the notoriously challenging obstacle …

Hospitality

Howard Hodgkin: farewell to a matchless master of colour

The brilliance and subtlety of Hodgkin’s intensely emotional works about love and loss made the artist a Turner for the modern age<p>Howard Hodgkin was a great artist of sex and death. Like the handful of British modern painters who are his peers – Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and David Hockney – he …

Art

Watch a Fox Being Hunted From an Eagle's Perspective

The magic of GoPros.<p>There's nothing quite as majestic as watching an eagle swoop through the sky—other than this video, that is.<p>Earlier this week, GoPro posted a video to YouTube from the perspective of one of their cameras attached to an eagle. The video is just a two-minute long clip of a …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Chrome Web Store

On the Street…rue Charlemagne, Paris

This was one of the best looks I saw at fashion week.<p>I love the color and the slim but not tight proportions

Spectacular Blade Runner fanfilm, made for less than $1,500

Julio writes, "Writer and director Christopher Grant Harvey has shot Tears in the Rain, a stunning fan film set in the Blade Runner universe with …

17 Photos That'll Only Make Sense To People Who LOVE To Be Organized

Everything. In. Its. Place.

Laundry Rooms

The death row inmates who make art

Drawing and painting can be acts of personal expression for prisoners awaiting execution. And the works can ask fundamental questions about what it means to be alive, writes Geraldine Cremin.<p>Making art can be a kind of escape, and it’s hard to think of a place that begs louder for escape than death …

Gucci Mane

Glitchy Gradients and Heartfelt Hues Form Hueman’s 'Hyperlimbo' Paintings

Exploring the space that exists in between reality and time with Hueman’s solo show at KP Projects Gallery in Los Angeles.<p>Somewhere in between dreams and reality exists a state of <i>Hyperlimbo</i>, a sort of transitory world that is both a place and a state of mind. In Hueman's latest body of work at KP …

Your Dog Digs Reggae Music, According to a New Study

Mellow as hell.<p>The newest proof dogs are the chillest: They love listening to reggae.<p>A new study analyzing dogs' responses to different genres of music found that, while dogs appear to have their own preference of music much like humans, they tend to respond most positively to certain kinds of …

Research

The 10 Most Stunning Uses of Color in Movie History

From the dusty O Brother, Where Art Thou? to the hipster pastels of Wes Anderson.<p>Few people likely walk out of a movie and comment on the palette chosen by the director off the color wheel. Those conversations are typically reserved for art classes or nerdy film forums. But color, whether it is …

Geek

Scientists Have Cooled an Object Beyond The Icy Limits of Known Physics

What's cooler than cool?<p>For the first time, physicists have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than previously thought possible, …

'Against our dignity': Mexico vows never to pay for Trump's wall

Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has rejected any suggestions of his country paying for a border wall and pledged to sign an updated free-trade agreement with the European Union as he seeks to diversify the economy away from the United States.<p>Speaking in uncharacteristically stern and …

Donald Trump

Dutch electric trains become 100% powered by wind energy

All Dutch electric trains are now powered by wind energy, the national railway company NS has said .<p>“Since 1 January, 100% of our trains are running on wind energy,” said NS spokesman, Ton Boon.<p>How Dutch and German train and bus firms are taking British taxpayers for a ride<p>Read more<p>Dutch …

Renewable Energy