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Water Tower

The artist Tom Fruin has built this water tower made of colored plexiglas in Brooklyn. The strange structure is a tribute to New York and the “water …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of seabed dumped on top of it.<p>Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

The Astronomical Hijinks of the Shortest Day of the Year

The solstice isn't for more than a week, but the earliest sunset of the year is already upon us. How's that possible?<p>If you live around latitude 42N—a well-populated latitude in North America and Europe, taking in Boston, Rome, and Vladivostok—today is the day you'll experience the earliest sunset …

Tiny…Tinier..Tiniest.

Spread the Cute:<p>The QTE comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are some petite prosh peeps!<p>Via the tasteful folks @ My Modern Met.<p>Advertisements<p>13creepy …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, the visionary concept of a super sports car, for the new PlayStation® 3 racing game Gran Turismo® 6 was …

Automotive Design

Mesmerizing Abandoned Building Photography

Lately I've seen some cool pictures of abandoned places around the globe, but I really miss seeing some great photographs showing interiors and the …

Abandoned Buildings

Artist JeeYoung Lee Converts Her Tiny Studio Into Absurdly Elaborate Non-Digital Dreamscapes | Colossal

<p>It’s always amazing to witness at artist who embraces one of their greatest limitations, turning it instead into one of their greatest advantages. …

Surreal Portraits of a Powerless and Lost Young Man

New York-based photographer Ben Zank creates intriguing portraits rich with surreal elements. The Bronx native's portfolio boasts countless images, each with its own narrative. The fine art photographer produces scenes filled with mystery and oddities that allow the viewer to form their own context …

Photography
Classic Cars

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life-Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona (previously) plans to fold a massive life-sized elephant from a specially produced 2,500 square foot (125 sqm) …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Miami Art Week 2013: Brazil ArtFair

A new fair has entered the landscape of Miami's ever-expanding art week. Opening today, 4 December 2013, the Brazil ArtFair is housed in a spacious 25,000 square foot exposition tent, located near the Wynwood Art District. There, 15 Brazilian galleries, 20 leading design studios and hundreds of …

Art

The Coolest GIF Of Saturn You’ve Ever Seen

Wow. Saturn, you are looking fine today.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has managed to capture the highest resolution movie yet of Saturn’s hexagon, a six-sided jet stream around the gassy planet’s north pole, and the resulting GIF is amazing. For contrast, this version, from the summertime, looks like …

Astronomy

Articles about 7 luxurious bathrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you’re nervous about diving into the dizzying world of tile, read this guide before tackling your bathroom project.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the …

Fabrication

The best stocking stuffer for your 'techy' friend

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? Look no further!<p>Now that holiday shopping is in full swing, we've got our eye on one stocking stuffer …

A 1-Minute Master Class On The Ombré Nail

Confession, even nail-art lovers like us could use a little help once in a while. That's one of the many, many reasons we turned to you, the …

Makeup Artist Tal Peleg Creates Stunning Artwork On Eyelids (PHOTOS)

Most of us have yet to master the smokey eye. Tal Peleg, on the other hand, is creating museum-worthy masterpieces on teeny-tiny eyelids.<p>The Israeli makeup artist is bringing eye makeup to a new level, drawing everything from sushi to Anne Frank to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the space …

Nail Polish Application 101

Back when I was in high school my mom and I would go to the nail salon every two weeks for a mani, and once a month we’d include a pedi. It’s one of …

The Superfoods Facial: Why You Need It And How To Make It

Jack-O-Lantern carving season has come and gone, but the perks of the pumpkin extend far beyond Halloween. At the Joanna Vargas spa in NYC, pumpkin …

Skin Care

Anatomy of a Beauty Product: Nail Polish

Nail polish is a fun and easy way to change up your look. Especially these days, with so many quality lines on the market, all of which are …

Nails

A Man on Holiday Shopping

Patrick Varone takes on Bergdorf's<p>There comes a time in every man's life when he's been dating a woman for three years and he figures out it may be the time to get his lady her first Christmas gift. I recall the first Christmas gift I gave my girlfriend when I was in 6th grade. My parents gave me …

5 Natural Teeth Brighteners

Get a gorgeous smile with these easy tricks.<p>You may not be on the red carpet, but with the amount of flashes happening on your holiday party circuit, you might as well be. And while you often know the main smile saboteurs (red wine, coffee, etc.), what about all the foods that can actually do your …

Crescent moon with earthshine

The young moon is back after sunset, passing near Venus in the next few evenings. The pale glow on the darkened portion of the moon is called …

Why computers of the next digital age will be invisible

Computers are hi-tech, right? Our children may not see it that way. The next generation of digital devices will be hidden, says Tom Chatfield, bringing both benefits and dangers.<p>The author Douglas Adams once made a witty point about technology: the inventions we label “technologies” are simply …

Google Glass

Volcano Alert: A System to Warn Us About the Next Major Iceland Eruption | WIRED

With more than 30 active volcanoes, Iceland is one of the most tectonically active spots on Earth, and each eruption has the potential to send all of …

The Window: Piecing Together a Power Plant With Salt, the Sun, and 10,000 Mirrors

Outside Tonopah, Nevada, a construction team of 600 is working to get the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy project up and running by 2014. WIRED has an …