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The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized

Carpenter ants of the Brazilian rain forest have it rough. When one of these insects gets infected by a certain fungus, it turns into a so-called …

A spacecraft graveyard exists in the middle of the ocean — here's what's down there

The most remote location on Earth has many names: It's called Point Nemo (Latin for "no one") and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. Most precisely, its exact coordinates are 48 degrees 52.6 minutes south latitude and 123 degrees 23.6 minutes west longitude.<p>The spot is about 1,450 nautical miles …

Space Exploration

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Tai Chi

Never Built New York is a fascinating look at the wild ideas on the city’s cutting room floor

The Queens Museum’s Never Built New York is a fascinating look at all the wild ideas on the city’s cutting room floor<p>What’s the going price for a one-bedroom nestled into an elbow in the struts of the Manhattan Bridge? We’ll never know, and that’s probably for the best, but a new exhibit at the …

Here’s Little Richard, In All His 1957 Glory

How many times would you imagine <b>Little Richard</b> made the top 20 of the American album chart? The starling answer is that he’s done it just once, with …

Elon Musk Just Had the Perfect Response to a Story About a ‘Crewless Ship’

Elon Musk has responded to a story about the world’s first crewless ship by tweeting a picture of his autonomous drone ship back to the website that …

Become a UX designer in an afternoon—a quick guide for new designers.

Research — Analyse—Design—Test<p>Make it count, everything you say and do from now on will be based on this research.<p>2. Analyse<p>This is the fun part …

Travelling to Tokyo reignited this photographer’s love of taking pictures

Before a recent trip to Tokyo, Dutch photographer Patrick Ebu-Mordi found himself becoming more and more disengaged from the art of taking pictures. “After living in Amsterdam for so long”, he tells Lonely Planet, “I felt like there was nothing more to see. I’d been looking at the same things over …

Pale Rider by Laura Spinney review – the flu pandemic that killed 50 million

Spanish flu in 1918-19 killed vastly more people than the world war it followed, yet has remained in the shadows<p>A high-security containment facility in Atlanta, Georgia, keeps under lock and key an organism that in the course of a few months from 1918-1919 was responsible for more deaths than the …

Motion Design: Tron Legacy Opening Titles

I remember the hype behind Tron Legacy, there was so much anticipation and excitement for the sequel of the classic Tron. The movie was good, I …

4 private spaceflight companies you need to know about

Almost any space nerd will tell you that the future of the space industry hinges upon private spaceflight.<p>Of course, almost anyone with an interest …

How to prepare for a long-distance trek

How do I prepare?<p><i>Hikers at Col de Balme on Swiss/French border (Dreamstime)</i><p>Inching along paths day by day can appear daunting, but if you pick the …

The Evolution of Color in Film

Telling a story with moving images has been evolving so much through the years. One of the most important milestones in this journey is the progress …

Introduction to Shooting Video: How to Set Up Your DSLR for the First Time (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs offer powerful video capabilities and even if your passion is still photography, shooting an occasional video can be a lot of …

Videography

When attacked, tomato plants release a chemical that make caterpillars eat each other instead

Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love plants<p>Perhaps you’ve heard that millennials are obsessed with plants. For a long time I remained unimpressed, considering plants can’t make sound, attack robbers, or even move. But I was wrong. Plants can do something beyond the abilities of mere cats*, …

The DIY starter kit: everything you need to improve your home

From hammers to power tools – a guide to the essential kit for all those small, and not so small, jobs around the house

The rules of brainstorming, according to top design firm IDEO

I work at home, alone for the most part, which means I rarely have the opportunity to be involved in a good brainstorming session. That's a shame …

10 Sneaky Tricks Used in Food Photos

The foods you buy in the store and at restaurants are never as tasty as they look in advertising photos, but what many people might not know is that …

WHY FILM PHOTOGRAPHY IS BETTER THAN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Dear friend,<p>I think film photography is better than digital photography — I’ll share with you my opinion.<p>Of course, don’t listen to me. This is just …

Street Photography

Colourised Pics Of Russia’s Female Snipers Who Terrorised Nazis, Including “Lady Death” With 309 Kills

In June 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union with the intent to conquer and enslave its people. In response, over 2000 Russian women enlisted …

Vintage Photos Of Depression Era Gangsters And The Lawmen Who Gave Chase

People who chose to live the gangster life during the early 20th century were cut from a rougher yet more refined cloth than the gangsters of today, …

See the Most Captivating Infographics of the Last Century

Selections from 128 years of “National Geographic” magazine’s best charts, maps and diagrams.<p>The first issue <i>of National Geographic</i> magazine, …

Infographics

The 30 best jazz films

Affordable slow-mo camera lets you stop a speeding bullet

David Kronstein fell in love with the capture of high-speed video while a teenager watching <i>Mythbusters</i>. He wanted one of those expensive cameras so bad and thought he had a shot at one in 2006 when an Olympus i-Speed 2 started at a bid of $150 on eBay.<p>When the bidding surpassed his college budget, …

Videography

How Man Ray changed the face of fashion photography

American artist Man Ray was a creative chameleon, whose long career was defined by a pioneering quest for experimentation and self-reinvention. He was a painter, a photographer, a sculptor, a printmaker, a filmmaker and a poet – although he always described himself as a painter above all else – and …

Avant-garde

The world’s 20 most visited cities – where does London rank?

Power struggle: Hauntingly beautiful images of abandoned cooling towers

A look inside active and abandoned cooling towers<p>Belgian photographer Reginald Van de Velde has made a project of exploring the inner workings and …

A renegade photographer got inside this lawless Hong Kong community that was 119 times denser than New York City

It was called the Kowloon Walled City.<p>With a population of 33,000 squeezed into a tiny lot, at its peak the city was 119 times as dense as present-day New York City. Although it faced rampant crime and poor sanitation, the city was impressively self-sustainable until its demolition in 1993.<p>In the …

Hong Kong

Unlock the Secrets to Incredible Long Exposures With These Simple Tricks

Long exposure images are incredibly compelling - they capture movement and create an interesting visual, while also looking really complicated to …

Landscape Photography