Monica G MacKenzie

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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

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How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

These Beautiful Antique Photos Were Made With Potato Starch

Almost 30 years before Kodachrome, two French brothers invented a way to take color photos. The autochrome process they developed gave the soft, slightly blurred images the feel of an Impressionist painting.<p>In 1907, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, introduced the first viable method of …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

7 Foods That Clear Your Complexion

Read on—and eat up!—to get more gorgeous skin<p><i>By Natasha Burton for Beauty High</i><p>While topical solutions for pimples can keep your face acne-free, you can actually help your skin along the road to clarity through your diet. What you put in your body reflects how it looks on the outside, after all.<p>To …

The VSCO Artist Initiative, A $100,000 Scholarship Fund For Creatives - The Fox Is Black

Looks like the folks at Visual Supply Co. (VSCO as you probably know them) are giving back to the artistic community, establishing a scholarship fund …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Rock Climbing Building Blends in Naturally with Environment

Sensing the potential for a climbing community in Polur, Iran, New Wave Architecture designed this new rock climbing hall that mimics the surrounding, rocky landscape of Mazadaran. Equipped with a dynamic climbing hall, temporary accommodation zone, fitness gym and maintenance areas, the building's …

Splendid Botanical Gardens Full of Stained Glass Murals

When the city market of Toluca, Mexico was closed in 1975, local artist Leopoldo Flores stepped forward with a plan to save the historic site. He convinced the city government to invest in a creative reuse of the building as a botanical garden with stained glass art showing the relationship between …

What Makes a Jackson Pollock Painting Worth Millions?

<i>In Pollock We Trust:</i> Digital collage by Photofunia.com<p>On November 12th of last year, Jackson Pollock's <i>Number 16</i> sold for $32,645,000.00 at Christie's, New York. The 30¾ by 22¼ inch painting has a surface area of 684.1875 square inches, which means that it sold for $47,713.52 per square inch. To put …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Colorful Collection of Double Exposures by Aneta Ivanova

Bulgaria-based Aneta Ivanova is the photographer behind these striking double exposures that merge layers of landscapes together with silhouetted portraits. We adore her many black and white compositions, and she even provided us with a tutorial at the bottom of this post on how to develop such …

Sleek and Stylish iWatch Concept Syncs with iPhones

Wearable technology has recently increased in popularity, encouraging brand new products like Samsung's Galaxy Smartwatch and Jawbone's <i>Up</i> to emerge. Surprisingly, though, tech giant Apple hasn't broken into this rapidly expanding market. Noticing this inconsistency, interface designer Todd Hamilton …

Mystifying Goddesses in a Macabre Dreamscape

Adrift in a dark fantasy world, these beautifully rendered heroines are the surreal creations of artist Dan Quintana. Using oil on wood panels, Quintana carefully paints the delicate features of these mystifying goddesses. Although they are surrounded by demons and skeletal creatures with claws, …

Deerz – rebranding by Studio Eskimo

Deerz – Online Shop Rebranding.<p>Sankt Petersburg, Russia based graphic design and branding studio Eskimo was commissioned to create the rebranding for …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …