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Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Photography

Vitamin D deficiency puts elite ballet dancers at risk of injury

Vitamin D deficiency caused by their intensive indoor training regime is putting elite ballet dancers at increased risk of injury, a study has found.<p>Researchers at the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital (RNOH), University of Wolverhampton and the Jerwood Centre at Birmingham Royal Ballet have …

Self-marketing with Action Figures

Photographers send out portfolios to potential clients to get work. Danish photographer Jens Lennartsson upped the ante in the self-promotion …

Daytime Smoky Eyes in About 5 Minutes (Score!)

I know what you're thinking: Daytime plus smoky? Does. Not. Compute. But in fact, you can wear the ultimate cool-girl eye look without looking like you're headed to the club. Trust! Makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi told me exactly how to do it—and now I'm telling you. With help from her.<p>"Start by …

Texts From Star Trek: The Next Generation is actually pretty funny

The Texts From Last Night craze feels <i>so</i> 2010, but one Tumblr user has found a way to make the concept seem fresh again—by updating it to the 24th …

A SOUND OF THUNDER: The Lesser Key of Solomon

<i>**We still need your help...please don't stop pledging and sharing just because we passed our minimum goal!**</i><p><i>Join the LEGION OF THUNDER and help us</i> …

Around The World In ... A Lot Of Steps

Paul Salopek has discovered that the best way to take in information, to be a journalist and a storyteller, is not flying around the world with the latest technology. It's by walking.<p>"There's something about moving across the surface of the earth at 3 miles per hour that feels really good," he …

Anaya Tribal Radioactive at Desert Shakedown

Elliott Erwitt's wonderful world of Scotland - in pictures

One of the most influential photographers in the world has turned his lens on Scotland – its highlands, islands and lowlands. From shepherds to shooters to pipers queuing for chips, his images are a snapshot of a land caught between past and present

Swastikas and safety pins: London punks strike a pose

Photographers Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon's posed portraits from 1977 may not capture the chaos of London's nascent punk scene, but what they do show is way more fascinating<p>The swastika, the school tie, the Union Jack, Karl Marx and the razor blade – these are just some of the motifs of punk …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Net Neutrality

Have you started doing any holiday decorating yet?

Amendment To Farm Bill Could Be End To Humane Farming Standards

A proposed amendment to the $1 trillion federal farm bill is of concern to both states’ rights and humane farming advocates as Congress looks to finalize the bill passed in the House earlier this year.<p>The Protect Interstate Commerce Act, introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), would amend the farm …

The housewives taking on militants in Kashmir

<b>Tucked away in the northern-most recesses of the insurgency-hit region of Kashmir, a community is fighting a little-known battle to keep Islamist militants at bay. And the charge is led by none other than a band of housewives.</b><p>During the last three years, these women have conducted a sustained and …

Pakistan

Albuquerque becomes latest abortion battlefield

ALBUQUERQUE — A high-desert city in one of the poorest states in the nation has become the<p>abortiondebate's latest battlefield and a testing ground for whether abortion limits can be imposed on the local level.<p>Early voting is underway in Albuquerque for an election Tuesday, which will decide whether …

New Mexico

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

The Indian Stream Republic--A Little Nation on the US-Canadian Border

(Image: Citynoise)<p>The United States secured its independence from Britain through the Treaty of Paris in 1783. The second article attempted to define …

13 Ways to Have Fun With Your Turkey This Thanksgiving

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? If you're the one in charge with cooking, you might not be excited because of the anxiety of putting …

Why Do Goths Stay Goth Long after Punks and Ravers Have Moved on?

(Photo: adam w)<p>Punks, ravers and members of other youth subcultures may grow up and become more ordinary and mainstream. But according to a …

Photographer Looks at the World of His Autistic Son

Timothy Archibald is a photographer in San Francisco. We’ve previously featured one of his humorous works: chickens dressed as famous historical …

Colbert's response to reddit

1 yen coin

The <b>1-yen coin</b> (一円硬貨 <i>Ichi-en kōka</i>) is the smallest denomination of the Japanese yen currency. The first Japanese one-yen coin was minted in 1871, and …

Electronic Remix of the ‘Breaking Bad’ Theme Song by MetroGnome

MetroGnome made an fantastic electronic remix of the Breaking Bad theme song. It’s available as a free download.<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing …

Katie Couric Accompanies a Nervous Jimmy Kimmel to His Very First Colonoscopy

Great Big Story visited with James Edward Smith Jr., a restoration instructor at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Texas. Smith spoke …

Sugar Meadows

Isn't this a lovely patch of wildflowers? They're probably delicious, too -the flowers are made of sugar paste! Each flower and leaf was handmade by …

A Century-old Subterranean Garden

Forestiere Underground Gardens features sunken gardens and underground rooms from ten to 22 feet below the land's surface. And it was all the work of …

The Most Epic Halloween Decoration Yet

Halloween may be over, but it's never too late to appreciate an epic piece of Halloween decor like this and it's never too early to start planning …