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Landscape photographer of the year 2017: the UK's best scenery – in pictures

In this selection of winning and shortlisted images from this year’s competition, amateur and professional photographers worked to a brief of showcasing Britain’s eclectic landscapes


Nanodots Gyro Duo Desk Toy

• 2 gimbal-mounted magnetic spheres with transparent shell<br>• 2 encased ferrite magnet proxies<br>• Wooden display stand<br>• Color-coded North/South indicators on spinning orbs


Charlie Waite: How to shoot award-winning landscape photography

<b>It’s been a decade since the Landscape Photographer of the Year launched. Founder Charlie Waite looks back with Geoff Harris on a memorable 10 years,</b> …

A decade of award-winning British landscape photography – in pictures

A new book brings together the UK’s greatest landscape photographers, who have captured everything from violent seas to tranquil mountains


Passenger shoots northern lights timelapse on a flight to Iceland

Aryeh Nirenberg captured a remarkable sight for the rest of us to enjoy while on vacation: the northern lights as they appeared from a plane window …

Spectacular Mountain Landscape Photography by Max Rive

<b>Max Rive</b> is a talented 30-year-old photographer, adventurer and climber from the Netherlands, who runs worldwide photo tours and shoots stunning …


This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Sky Dancer is a new and beautiful endless running and falling game

There are tons of endless runner-style games to choose from in the Google Play Store already. Few of them are as beautiful looking as the recently launched Sky Dancer, from Vietnam-based developer Pine Entertainment.<p>Indeed, the minimalist art style for this game reminds one of the great Monument …

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Elegant neglect: abandoned Italian buildings – in pictures

Milan-based photographer Eleonora Costi spent the past three years travelling across Italy to find unoccupied buildings, exploring dilapidated castles, villas, hotels and hospitals for her project, Abandoned H.Ell. “I adore the decaying architecture,” Costi says. “It reminds me that everything is …


The Nature of Things

How will design shape a new world of connectivity, digital manufacturing and machine learning?<p><i>All of the amazing things that you and your peers in</i> …

US aviation body trials British anti-drone system for airports

Anti-UAV Defence System to be one of three systems trialled by Federal Aviation Authority in attempt to combat incursions<p>An anti-drone system developed by a trio of UK companies is to receive its first public test by America’s Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), in an effort to protect airports from …

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The Mafia isn't like 'The Sopranos' - it's like ISIS, crusading photographer says

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> "The Godfather" and "The Sopranos" may have romanticized the mob and created a whole genre of gangster movies, but Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia doesn't find the topic all that entertaining.<p>"Americans love 'The Sopranos.' They don't believe the Mafia is like (they see on TV), …


My Son Shot 10 Amish Girls in a Pennsylvania Schoolhouse

Terri Roberts couldn't fathom forgiving her son—but she was overwhelmed by the response of a community that could.<p>On October 1, 2006, my son Charlie, his wife, Marie, and their children came over to our house in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Later, as we said our farewells, Charlie seemed quieter than …

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Photographer Captures Stunning South Korean Landscapes Reflected in Mirror-Like Lakes

South Korean photographer Jaewoon U has gathered quite the following on 500px, and rightly so. His majestic landscape shots of his home country are nothing if not magical, overflowing with colors and rich details. The Seoul-based artist is particularly skilled at capturing beautiful outdoor scenery …

Watch two drones build a bridge strong enough for humans

Two quadrocopters construct a rope bridge strong enough to carry the weight of a human in the hypnotic video (above), uploaded to YouTube this week by researcher Federico Augugliaro. The impressive feat wasn't a one-person operation. It's the latest accomplishment from many researches and …


16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

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Holidaymakers told by Hertz to return to France after hire car breaks down

When the Ryans got home they faced a £3,750 bill unless they returned to France to argue their case<p>A British family whose hire car broke down on the last day of a French holiday after the engine failed have accused Hertz of bullying after it insisted they return to south-west France to attend a …

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …


Disgust in Rome at mafia don's glamour funeral complete with Godfather music

Vittorio Casamonica farewelled with gilded horse-drawn carriage, flower petals tossed from helicopter and banner on church saying he would ‘conquer paradise’<p>Romans aghast at revelations of official corruption tied to the mafia found new reason for outrage after the Hollywood-style funeral of a …


A Time-Lapse of 24 Hours of Sunlight in Antarctica

In the summer time at Scott Base in Antarctica, there are 4 months in which the Sun never sets. From the latter part of October through the latter …


This is What a Handgun Shot Looks Like at 73,000FPS

Want to see what a speeding bullet leaving a handgun looks like at 73,000 frames per second? Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters recently …


Adorable Puppies Become Wise Adult Dogs in Heartwarming Side-By-Side Portraits

Photographer Amanda Jones beautifully documents the lives of dogs in her book <i>Dog Years: Faithful Friends Then & Now.</i> The artist has been working with animals for over 20 years and, during this time, she's photographed dogs who are at completely different stages in their lives. Some are young …


Mesmerizing Photos Capture the Colorful Glow of the Milky Way Over Yellowstone National Park

Astrophotographer David Lane has captured Yellowstone National Park's night sky in photos that will take your breath away. Right after a storm had passed through the Abyss Pool area, the artist reached for his camera and captured the incredible, Milky Way-filled sight before him. Even though it was …

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Clever Illustrations Reveal the Two Kinds of People There Are in the World

Are you the type to cut your sandwich in half or portion it into triangles? What about dog-earring a book page rather than using a bookmark? Depending on your personality, you'll probably have a distinct preference for both those scenarios. The clever Tumblr called 2 Kinds of People is full of …


Meet Flic: the wireless Smart Button

Don’t you think that life be more fun with more buttons, preferably the big red unlabelled kind that would make your house look more like a supervillain’s layer? Enter Flic, a wireless button that you can stick anywhere and that communicates with your smartphone to perform a variety of tasks.<p>The …

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