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This Photographer Shoots Portraits in the Style of Old Master Painters

Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk is a Dutch fine art photographer whose portrait photos may make you feel like you’re walking through a museum. Her style is …

Photography

Is There Something Wrong With Democracy?

After 200 years of expansion, democracy’s growth in the world has stalled. Is this all a blip, or is this form of government in real trouble?

Democracy

Black Bean Burgers with Comeback Sauce Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Rinse and sort beans according to package directions. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add onion, bell pepper, and, …

Things Are Super Weird Right Now, But It's Not a Glitch in The Matrix, Says Harvard Physicist

If only we were stuck in beta.<p>If the past 12 months have you feeling like you're stuck in the beta version of some giant, buggy simulation, we're …

New Research Suggests Earth's Mantle Might Be Hotter Than Anyone Expected

What's going on?<p>New data suggests that the upper parts of Earth's mantle are around 60°C (108°F) hotter than previously expected.<p>The mantle is the …

Scientists Have Grown The World's First Artificial Embryo, And It's Nuts

Building life from scratch.<p>In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types …

Physicists Say They've Created an 'Impossible' New Form of Matter: Supersolids

The most compelling evidence yet that supersolids exist.<p>Our world just got a little stranger, with physicists claiming they've successfully created a …

This Super Cheap Android Phone Looks Exactly Like The iPhone 6

Dozens of Chinese technology companies have created iPhone 6 look-alikes that run Android and cost a lot less than Apple's smartphone. Most of these knockoffs, however, look and feel a bit cheaper and come with low-end hardware compared to the iPhone.<p>But that's not the case with Dakele's latest …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Planets

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Cosmology

Sneak Attacks of Beauty in a Tough Town: Street Art in Oakland, California

In this new series, writers and photographers from around the world reflect on places that hold special meaning for them.<p>In our series My Town, writers and photographers from around the world reflect on places that hold special meaning for them.<p>Pen Harshaw said he'd meet me at the concrete landing …

New York's 10 Coolest Hidden Museums - PAPER

<i>While exhibits at the Met, MoMA or the Whitney might get most of the media attention -- and tourists' admission fees -- there's a slew of under-the-radar (and underrated) institutions scattered throughout New York City worth a visit. From a *very* impressive collection of trolls to a museum</i> …

Azealia Banks’s Album Was Worth the Wait

Let’s begin with what <b>Azealia Banks</b> will <i>not</i> discuss. The 23-year-old musician is tired of talking about her various, well-documented feuds with other musicians online. In her view, she has explained why she effectively broke up with Interscope, the record label that she claims had been holding her …

Lana Del Rey

Asus uses Nvidia's latest mobile graphics to push games at 4K

How Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis System Might Fare In Other Games

While Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Assassin’s Creed: Unity are the talk of the town right now, I want to flash back briefly to what is bound to be one of the best games of the year, even after all this new competition is released ahead of the holiday: Shadow …