Karen Shinn

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First World War Pictures Show Life In The Trenches, Captured By Soldier George Hackney In 1915 And 1916

These incredible pictures taken by a soldier during the First World War were recently published having only been discovered two years ago within a …

Braces Time-Lapse: Watch 18 Months of Teeth Straightening in 30 Seconds

Time-lapses have the ability to turn some pretty mundane things into really interesting videos. Case in point, ‘watching teeth straighten’ sounds …

Vast waters hide clues in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.<p>Navies from two of Malaysia's neighbors were pursuing new leads as …

This Is NOT A Door From The Missing Malaysia Air Flight

On Sunday, Vietnam's ministry of information and communication has released a photo that is believed to show fragments of the inner door and a piece of the tail from a Malaysian airliner that went missing early Saturday.<p>Malaysian authorities say that the debris is not from Flight MH370, which …

Arizona Senate Passes Bill Allowing Religious-Based Discrimination

The bill, which opponents say opens LGBT people to discrimination, now travels to the state house where it is expected to pass. Arizona Democrats say the bill "conflates discrimination with religious freedom."<p>The Arizona Senate voted Wednesday to approve legislation that would expand religious …

LGBTQI

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

Sculpture

Report: Global Freedom Has Been Declining for Nearly a Decade

A third of the world's population lives in countries without political rights and civil liberties, according to a new study.<p>In 2013, for the eighth year in a row, more countries registered declines in political rights and civil liberties than gains. Even as the number of electoral democracies in …

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Microscopic Sand Photography Reveals the Breathtaking Beauty Hiding at the Beach

Next time you’re at the beach, forget about the sunset or the crashing waves or the light that’s reflecting off of the water just so; if you want an …

Dark and Moody Zoo Animal Portraits by Alex Teuscher

Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher shows us the fine art of zoo animals with these dark and moody portraits. He originally came up with the idea when he was going through his old files of animal photos and felt like something was missing. “I decided to experiment and see what kind of results I …

Animals

Beautiful Photos of Frozen Lighthouses on Lake Michigan

With the winter chill in high gear, photographer Thomas Zakowski has captured some beautiful images of frozen lighthouses to reflect just how cold temperatures can get. The photographer's spectacular shots reveal a lesser seen vision of lighthouses on Lake Michigan, each having been hit with waves …

Weather

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13 Signs You Were Raised by Photographers

Being brought up in a household full of photographers had its own special challenges for children. If you were one of the kids lucky enough to be …

Bureaucracy creates a 'blanket of blandness' in education

The need to record everything, to risk assess every activity, has made schools guarded; no longer prepared to challenge the reluctant child, says headmaster Peter Tait<p>Recently, a Government review found that <b>NHS doctors and nurses were spending up to ten hours a week collecting and checking data</b>, a …

Management

Harbin ice-sculpture festival – in pictures

The Ice and Snow World in Harbin in north-east China's Heilongjiang province has opened to visitors. Some 180,000 cubic metres of ice and 150,000 cubic metres of snow were used to build the 600,000-square-metre ice wonderland

11 Colorful Crayon DIY Ideas

One of our favorite things about back to school season was always that fresh, new box of unused crayons. Unless you have kids, you likely don’t have a reason to buy a box of 64 (or 96!) Crayolas. But these 11 DIY projects might send you to the school supply aisle in a hurry! Yes, some of them are …

15 Inspiring Image Collections from 2013

Photography

Shackleton's Endurance trapped in pack ice - a picture from the past

First published on Mon 30 Dec 2013 07.44 EST

Interesting Photo of the Day: Unique Ice Formations at Abiqua Falls

If you’re like many photographers, you take a break from outdoor picture-taking when the temperature plummets. Holiday festivities make for plenty of …

Photos

And Now... Gordon Ramsay, Yelling At Cakes

(I seriously just made <i>myself</i> go, "Awwwww. <i>SO SAD</i>.")<p><i>Thanks to Marisa F., Roxy B., Julia J., Julie F., Jordan T., & Mary Kate V. for giving John and me</i> …

Sunday Sweets: Ombre Treats

Everywhere I go, I see ombre -- ombre nails, ombre dresses, ombre flowers, ombre tomatoes. My friends are even starting to get their hair done in …

Sunday Sweets: Wonderland Treats

Ever wish that real life wasn't so ... real-lifey?<p>Me, too.<p>So let's take a little break from boring ol' reality today with an imaginary vacation down …

Sunday Sweets Is Coming Up Roses

Sometimes with Sweets I get so caught up with arranging fun themes that I neglect to show off more traditional stuff - cakes that are "just" …

Sunday Sweets: Princess Party!

For all the little girls who are in that 'princess stage,' and the big girls who never really grew out of it (I can't be the ONLY one who was …

The 12 Best Gingerbread Houses of 2013

Buckle up, Sweets fans, 'cuz I'm about to show you the best gingerbread house creations in all of the interwebz - and you're going to want <i>all of them</i>.<p>…

Humorous Photography Flowchart Helps You Decide Whether or Not to Take a Photo

Here’s a little funny to get you through your Sunday afternoon: a flowchart that can help you decide whether or not that photo you’re thinking of …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …