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British Wildlife Photography Awards – in pictures

A selection of winning images from this year’s BWPA competition

Check Out The New Trailer For Implosion, A 3-D Action Game Coming This Year

Implosion is an upcoming iOS app that promises users an impressive, character-driven combat game featuring dynamic visuals, thrilling music, and …

Extreme Macro Photos of Insects Reveal Details Not Visible to the Naked Eye

Typically in photography, maintaining your close-up images uncluttered and essentially simple can give you the most effective results. Another virtue …

Photography

Painting the light fantastic: Photos show eerie hybrid art form

Finnish artist Janne Parviainen creates dazzling, futuristic images by painting with light. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him to get illuminated about this unique art form.<p>Some painters use oils. Others use pastels or charcoal. And still others use light. That's right, light.<p>Janne Parviainen …

Digital Art

How It Works: Putting Humans In Suspended Animation

A new human trial will chill gunshot victims to keep them alive<p>"Suspended animation" -- literally putting life on hold -- has long been a medical dream. (The preferred scientific term for the procedure is emergency preservation and resuscitation [ EPR ].) Dr. Sam Tisherman and a team of surgeons at …

'Godzilla of Earths' identified

<b>There is a new class of planet out there that astronomers are calling the "mega-Earth".</b><p>It is an object with a hard surface like our own world but much, much bigger.<p>The necessity for the new designation follows the discovery of a planet which has a mass some 17 times that of Earth.<p>Known as …

Astronomy

Hubble Team Unveils Telescope’s Most Colorful Cosmic View

More than a decade after they started, scientists have finally filled out their view of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field on the ultraviolet side of the spectrum. The updated image, released Tuesday, incorporates all the colors that the Hubble Space Telescope can detect, visible and invisible.<p>The Hubble …

Universe

eBay sees over $1B in Apple gadget sales every year

Apple hardware sales are killing it on eBay.<p>A report released by data analytic firm Terapeak showed sellers hawking new and used Apple MacBooks, desktops, iPhones, and iPads raked in $1.11 billion on the auction site between June 8 of last year and May 24.<p>“It is just a huge volume of goods,” said …

Missing climbers traveled far to ascend Rainier

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The climbers who likely died on snow-capped Mount Rainier in Washington state this week traveled from as far as Singapore and …

A Woman Who Says She Is Donald Sterling's Ex Is Suing Him for Racial and Sexual Abuse

A woman claiming to be the ex-lover of Donald Sterling, the disgraced basketball-team owner who was recently barred from the NBA for life after …

There's A Huge New Snowden Leak — And No One Knows Where It Came From [UPDATED]

On Tuesday, news site The Register published a story containing explosive "above top secret" information about Britain's surveillance programs, including details of a "clandestine British base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East." Reporter Duncan Campbell, who wrote the story, said it was …

Surveillance

3 Stretches to Relieve Tension in Neck and Shoulders

Whether you have a job which requires hours of sitting at a desk, spend long periods driving a car, or you just walk with less-than-perfect posture, at some point you are most likely going to start experiencing discomfort in your neck and shoulders (if you haven't already). Fortunately, there are …

The 8 worst foods for your skin and how they're aging you

You know that fried foods aren't great for your body or your skin, but do you know which ingredient in most of the things you eat is the most aging …

Skin Care

Photo of the Massive Wildfire in Alaska, As Seen from Space

When it comes to natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires, not even standard aerial photography can really cut it. To capture something that …

The three majestic natural bridges of Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah invite you to ponder the power of water in a landscape usually defined by its absence. View them from an overlook, or hit the trails and experience their grandeur from below. Declared a National Monument in 1908, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu" in honor of the Native Americans that once made this area their home. This is also home to some of the darkest night skies in the United States. Photo: Manish Mamtani

The Tinkerbell Fairyfly, also known as Tinkerbella nana, is one of the Top 10 New Species of 2014. Photograph by Jennifer Read. To see the full list of species, visit science.time.com.

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Urbanism

Asus Unveils Five-Mode, Three-In-One Dual-OS Device

Taiwanese PC maker Asus took the wraps off a series of devices at Computex today, with the headliner being the Transformer Book V — a device that wants to be everything all at once.<p>The Transformer Book V is what Asus terms a “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop” that features a Windows and …

Futuristic science: Electronics that melt away

Imagine tossing your old phone in the toilet, watching it dissolve and then flushing it down, instead of having it wind up in a landfill.<p>Scientists are working on just that: electronic devices that can be triggered to disappear when they are no longer needed.<p>The technology is years away, but …

Apple to deliver 'Metal' platform for high-end games on iOS

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple likely made some creators of high-end video games happy today.<p>At its Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple announced a new platform technology for game developers, dubbed Metal, which it claims can improve rendering performance for 3D graphics by tenfold.<p>The technology gets …

Nintendo America Kicks Off Play Nintendo Tour On June 6 In Los Angeles

Nintendo of America will kick-start its designated handheld Play Nintendo Tour in Los Angeles this weekend. Fans of all ages will be able to play a …

Apple reportedly readying new smart home platform

New software platform will allow iOS devices to control a home's lighting, security system, and other connected devices, the Financial Times reports.<p>Apple plans to launch a new smart home platform at next month's Worldwide Developer Conference that will allow iPhones and iPads to control a home's …

Apple

Bitcoin Rallies As Allegations Of Trading Irregularities Swirl

It’s been a torrid few days for bitcoin, the now globally known cryptocurrency. A price rally kicked off that has, over the past week, pushed the value of bitcoin up by around 25 percent.<p>Trading near the $580 mark, bitcoin is still down around 50 percent from its record, late-2013 highs, but the …

E. Coli Contaminates Portland, Ore., Tap Water

All of Portland, Ore., was told Friday to boil its tap water after the city found E. coli in water samples.<p>An alert sent to people who live in the city and nearby warned that they "should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute. Ice or …

E.coli

Putin Fires Sharp Jabs at President Obama

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Russia

In Tokyo, at the Intersection of Japanese Gangster Culture and Lamborghinis

The GIF you see above isn't CGI, it's a Lamborghini wrapped in holographic vinyl film. Not many of us can relate to the problem of our Gallardo not …