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Mapped: All the world's 1,031 World Heritage Sites

In 1978, when Unesco published its first list of protected places, there were just 12 World Heritage Sites.<p>These included:<p>The Galapagos Islands and Quito (both in Ecuador);<br>• Yellowstone National Park and Mesa Verde National Park (both in the US);<br>• L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park and Nahanni …

How to learn 30 languages

Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?<p>Out on a sunny Berlin balcony, Tim Keeley and Daniel Krasa are firing words like bullets at each other. First German, then Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Croatian, …

Language

Christopher Nolan explains Inception's ending: 'I want you to chase your reality'

British director says the much-debated final ‘spinning top’ scene of his 2010 brainteasing blockbuster is about the subjective nature of reality<p>Christopher Nolan has finally explained the controversial “spinning top” ending to his critically acclaimed science fiction blockbuster Inception.<p>Speaking …

Princeton University

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

These are the world's 20 cheapest countries to visit (and the five most expensive)

How A Computer Can Anticipate Users’ Needs (Without Driving Them Crazy)

Yahoo Aviate’s Paul Montoy-Wilson on the future of search and how it will transform everyday decisions.<p>When you walk into a restaurant, why doesn’t your phone silence immediately, sensing that you’ll be enjoying the company of the people you’re eating with rather than receiving calls? Or when you …

A Pen that Lets You Draw with Wine, Beer, Tea and More

The WINKpen dispenses the alternative ink of your choice<p>Industrial designer Jessica Chan was working on a sustainable printer concept when she made …

What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

Most of our brain’s patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it’s possible to change your brain’s pathways and patterns with these methods.<p>“In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”<p>That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist …

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing scientific explanations, according to researchers at Villanova University and the University of Oregon.<p>Scientists gave a group of 385 …

Quirky sleeps: Sweden's top 10 unusual hotels

Sweden’s varied landscape, from the frozen reaches of the north to its vast forests and lakes, combines with cutting-edge design to inspire some unique lodgings. Here's our pick of the country's quirkiest sleeps, taking you underground, underwater, face-to-face with wildlife and beyond.<p><b>Icehotel</b><p>Near …

Thoughts from a curious mind

When you're an award-winning Hollywood producer, people do everything they can to get a meeting with you. But for the past 35 years, Brian Grazer -- who co-founded Imagine Entertainment with friend and director Ron Howard -- has been the one chasing face-to-face meetings with people he's curious …

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This High-Intensity Workout Leaves No Muscle Untouched

Sometimes we’re all for taking it easy. Going for a long, slow jog or breathing deeply through a restorative yoga class can be just what our bodies …

Looking At Looking

Project info<p>One perceives the world through the manifold of the senses and vision constitutes a fundamental way in which we process this world. Our individual interpretations of the visual experience provide unique perceptions for each of us. Not everyone pays attention to the same thing and it is …

Web-Based Clock Converts the Ticking Time into Its Hex Color

With the creation of designer James E. Murphy's clock web app, <i>What colour is it?</i>, asking for the time is now the same thing as asking for the color. His project translates the current time into its corresponding hexadecimal color code. So, noon (12:00:00) is interpreted as #120000, which is a dark …

Web Applications

A Collection of Powerful Black and White Images

I have a background in black and white photography – using actual film and processing in a darkroom. The entire first year of my two year college …

4 Prime reasons to own a 50mm Lens – Tips & Examples

<b>50mm</b> would arguably be the first lens you would love and long to have in your asset bag. Making people wonder what makes this lens such a special one …

LEGOgrapher Tours the World in Viral 365 Project Shot on an iPhone 4S

Human photographers aren’t the only ones dragging their cameras to every corner of the globe in search of the decisive moment. As it turns out, a …

Schwartz Wins Most Beautiful Commercial of the Year

I know it's only a week and a half into the new year, but I'm calling it early. Schwartz Flavour Shots has the most beautiful commercial of the year. …

Spices

7 Essential Accessories for Every New Camera

Great camera… yeah… it was the camera.<p>There is a common debate among photographers that starts with, “The gear doesn’t make you a better …

Cameras

What Photographers Should Know About Daylight When Shooting Outdoors

Light, as we know, is fundamental to the photographer, combined with shade, it is the main requirement to create an image. For those of us that …

15 Inspiring Image Collections from 2013

Top Photography Articles of the Year 2013

As the year ends and a new one begins, we looked back at what articles & topics attracted the most attention. Listed below are some of 2013’s most …

Photography

5 Reasons Why Prime Lenses Are Better Than Zoom Lenses

The debate always rages between photographers – which is better: zoom lenses, or primes? In this video from, photographer Kai W, with the help of his …

Cameras

Street Photography Tips at Night

Taking pictures at night gives an image a completely different feel because it captures different stories of daily life—sometimes more dramatic than …

Street Photography