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Google to merge European units and train 1m people in digital skills

Move could help Google counter criticism levelled at the search giant in recent years<p>Google is to bring together its two European businesses into a single entity and train 1m people in digital skills, in a move that will simplify the business and help it counter criticism levelled at the search …

JAGUAR SKILLS: The DEFJAG Mix: 30 Years Of Def Jam In 30 Mins

Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product–playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted …

Paper Craft

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

Meet the Empanadas of Latin America

"Live rabbits hopped out of some of the large empanadas; birds fluttered from others." That's how food historian Rachel Laudan, in her book <i>Cuisine and Empire</i>, describes a feast eaten by Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico City in 1538. Among the myriad dishes at the three-day feast were …

Microsoft Launches Smart Visual Studio Add-On For Code Snippet Search

Whether you are a seasoned programmer or a beginner, chances are you spend a lot of your time looking for code snippets on Stack Overflow and similar sites. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel, after all. Now, a team from Microsoft Research in Cambridge wants to streamline this process and bring …

North Korea: 'You are brainwashed from the time you know how to talk'

Among the desperate and appalling chronicle of horrors presented across 372 pages in the full UN report into rights abuses in North Korea, the chilling testimony of a young woman called Jee Heon, sent to a prison camp after being returned from China, stands out.<p>Giving evidence to the commission's …

Through Its Network Of Mentors, HackHands Offers Live Help For New Programmers

With sites like Codecademy and Stack Overflow, there are plenty of ways to learn programming and get help online — but there’s nothing like a live human being who can answer your questions and look at your code, according to the co-founders of a new website called HackHands.<p>One of those …

Scratch That: This Is The Apple IWatch Of Your Dreams

The number one thing all future wearable tech will need to abide by? You gotta look good.<p>Behold, this lovely Apple iWatch concept by San Francisco designer Todd Hamilton, which melds the sensibilities of Nike’s FuelBand with iOS. It piggybacks off an earlier design iteration by Thomas Bogner, who, …

Wearable Tech

Why Your Creativity Needs Boundaries to Thrive

Creative work takes a lot of time. And if you don’t consciously set aside that time, it won’t happen. That means finding balance and setting boundaries.<p>The first few years after I decided to take my creative writing seriously, I couldn’t overcome the nagging feeling that my fiction was simply a …

Japanese 'Snoopy' island created by volcanic eruption

てっけん / Hayato Ikeya (@tekken8810)完全に一致 小笠原の新島、隣の西之島とつながった 上空から確認 - 朝日新聞デジタル (http://t.co/VrLcRhYhoH) http://t.co/SnjvuNNDYY pic.twitter.com/EGFJbOGFyTDecember 26, 2013<p>A volcanic eruption in Japan would usually have people living nearby reaching for their protective masks. But the recent formation …

Codecademy’s new mobile app gets users into the “hour of code”

The “Hour of Code” initiative, launched Monday in association with Computer Science Education Week, has a simple premise: in just a one-hour lesson, …

Samurai Return to Fukushima to Uphold 1,000-Year-Old Tradition

<i>Fukushima Samurai – The Story of Identity</i> is a powerful series by photographer Noriko Takasugi that features portraits of Japanese men upholding a 1,000-year-old samurai tradition. Back in 2011, when the cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami hit Fukushima Prefecture, many people lost their homes and …

Fukushima

The Coolest GIF Of Saturn You’ve Ever Seen

Wow. Saturn, you are looking fine today.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has managed to capture the highest resolution movie yet of Saturn’s hexagon, a six-sided jet stream around the gassy planet’s north pole, and the resulting GIF is amazing. For contrast, this version, from the summertime, looks like …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Eye Makeup

The 2015 Ford Mustang

How do you design the next version of an American classic? Nearly 50 years since its introduction and more than nine million cars later, the Ford Mustang is one of very few cars to be in continuous production for more than five decades. It’s also a car with a very loyal fan base, boasting the most …

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Pantone has announced PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid is the new color of the year for 2014, replacing the 2013 color, Emerald.<p>It’s a fun, magical …

Your Body is my Canvas

Incredible work by the artist Alexa Meade who reinvented the way to paint portraits. Alexa paints directly on the surfaces of live models and found …

Artist Uses a Rake to Create Amazingly Large Sand Paintings

Artist Andres Amador takes unconventional art to a whole other level with his incredible sand paintings. Using the beach as his enormous canvas and rakes as his brushes, Amador creates massive, eye-catching murals featuring geometric and floral patterns. The sand artist uses his whole body to …

Art

Outkast in talks for 2014 tour dates

Outkast are reportedly in talks for a 2014 tour. After a six-year hiatus, Andre 3000 and Big Boi are allegedly planning to reunite at Coachella followed by a string of further festival dates.<p>"Multiple sources" have confirmed to Billboard magazine that Outkast plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

London’s Private Taxi Marketplace Apps Move Up A Gear As Kabbee Gets Backed By Octopus, And Just-Eat CEO Invests In Minicabster

Hailo, the taxi-booking app with a whopping $50 million+ in funding from the likes of Atomico, Accel, Union Square Ventures, and Richard Branson, has been grabbing most of the headlines in London. The service lets you book a fully licensed taxi in various major cities in the U.S. and Europe.<p>But, as …

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Dreamy Black and White Photo Manipulations by Silvia Grav | Colossal

<p>Photographer Silvia Grav (slightly nsfw) lives and works in Madrid, Spain where she creates some beautifully original conceptual photographs. Her …

New Umbrella Mural by Seth in Paris | Colossal

<p>Another wonderful piece by street artist Seth (previoulsy here and here) recently popped up in Paris. Not sure if it’s still up, but if so you’ll …

Japanese-Inspired Feminine Bedroom Design

We’ve already told you of some Eastern-feel bedrooms decorated with peaceful touches of zen. Today we’ll show you one more example of such a bedroom …

Interior Design

Stunning Tattoos by Art Collaborators ‘Expanded Eye’ | Colossal

<p>Artists Jade Tomlinson and Kev James of Expanded Eye split their time between London and Thonon-les-Bains, France where they pursue a wide range of …