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Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

Art

Bolt Poetry: A Blacksmith Evokes Surprisingly Human Forms from Single Steel Bolts | Colossal

<p>Oslo-based blacksmith and photographer Tobbe Malm manages to create unusually emotional sculptures using old bolts. The series began when Malm …

Art

Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

HP Spectre x360: An almost perfect Windows 8.1 convertible

HP Spectre x360 review<p>Bringing sexy back<p>Bends over backwards<p>Big-ass tablet mode<p>Loaded with ports<p>Propped up<p><i>UPDATED 3/17/15, 9:59 a.m. ET:</i> [HP sent …

MacBook Air

Keep Your Night Light Looking Natural

Just ’cause the sun disappears after a certain time of day doesn’t mean your camera has to!<p>If you prefer using natural light in your photos, then …

Artist Creates the Illusion of an Upside Down Car Stuck to a Wave of Road

Artist Alex Chinneck is a master of illusions. He first made us believe that a brick house's facade was sliding off and then he made us do a double take with the Covent Garden's floating building. Chinneck is back and this time he's teamed up with Vauxhall Motors to suspend a new Vauxhall Corsa 15 …

Art

Woman fatally shoots herself while adjusting bra holster

A woman in Michigan died after accidentally shooting herself in the eye while securing her handgun<p>Police in Michigan have determined that a mishap involving a bra holster led to the death of a local politician and pageant champion.<p>Christina Bond, a 55-year-old mother of two, fatally shot herself in …

Lake Michigan

Student 'Trapped In Time Loop' For 8 Years By Chronic Deja Vu

A student with chronic deja vu says he was "trapped in a time loop" for eight years and left unable to lead a normal life.<p>In what has been called the …

Groundhog Day

Brothers Grimm-Inspired Photos Reveal Haunting Fairytale Worlds

German photographer Kilian Schnberger transports viewers to magical, mysterious worlds through his fairytale-inspired series <i>Brothers Grimm's Wanderings</i>. A sequel to his previous series <i>Brothers Grimm's Homeland</i>, this collection of atmospheric photographs shot throughout Central Europe evokes the …

Framing

How to Avoid Star Trails by Following the ‘500 Rule’

Due to the rotation of the Earth, it appears as though the stars are moving through the sky in long exposures. Star trails can be a desired effect …

Best photographs of 2014 – in pictures

From the Ferguson riots to the school attack in Peshawar, a Missouri ‘firenado’ and hailstones in Siberia: the Guardian’s features picture editor Sarah Gilbert selects the most compelling images of 2014

37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

National Parks

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

Paul McCartney Reflects on John Lennon's Death: 'It Was Just So Horrific'

"I couldn't take it in," says McCartney. "Just for days, you just couldn't think that he was gone"<p>During a recent appearance on <i>The Jonathan Ross …

PriceWaterhouseCoopers chief Kevin Nicholson denies lying over tax deals

Nicholson stands by previous testimony to MPs, as accountants are accused of mass-marketing tax avoidance schemes<p>The head of tax at one of the UK’s top accounting groups was accused of lying to parliament about his firm’s role in devising controversial tax deals for clients in Luxembourg.<p>Kevin …

Digging Massive Tunnels Deep Under London

Workers are tunneling out a whole new Underground<p>London's Crossrail is a railway system -- currently the largest construction project in Europe -- that will run partially underground, and is designed to create a faster link between the center of London and its outlying areas. Trains will start …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …

12 Houses with Geometric White Exteriors

To help withstand long, hot Portuguese summers, the House in Possanco, designed by ARX Portugal Arquitectos, has a slanted, asymmetrical, white roof …

Curvy

3 Photographic Special Effects You Can Create Without the Help of Photoshop

What do you think of when you hear the term “special effects”? Your favorite sci-fi movie or a state of the art video game, perhaps. Do you ever …

Landscape Photography

Timelapse Captures 2.5 Year Transformation of Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Humanity’s ability to construct and change an urban landscape is incredible, but rarely do we get to see that interaction at full scale. <b>Beno …

Vertigo

Blyde River

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …