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When Neuroscientists Become Artists

Beauty and brains.<p>Art and science are often treated as distinct realms, but sometimes they overlap in unexpected ways. A neuroscientist, for example, …

Neuroscience

The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney and Changed Music Forever

On July 6, 1957—60 years ago today—John met Paul. And music was never the same.<p>If you’re someone whose heart harbors notions of true romanticism, you …

Guitar

How Stella McCartney brought fashion to tennis - CNN Video

An exclusive with Stella McCartney, who designs tennis dresses for some of the top tennis players, including former world number one Caroline Wozniacki.

Stella McCartney
Postmodern Art

Find hope for humanity in this video of 65,000 people singing “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Counteracting the current mind-set that everything is terrible, some 65,000 fans waiting for the sold-out Green Day concert in London’s Hyde Park on …

China just built a solar power array that looks like a panda

It’s the first of many planned panda power plants meant to get kids interested in green energy.<p>A Chinese solar power company has just completed the first phase of an ingenious PR stunt: building a 100MW solar power plant in the shape of a panda bear.<p>According to a release from the company, Panda …

Instagrandma Baddiewinkle Says She's 'Always Been A Rebel'

It's rare to talk to a celebrity who hits as many demographic heights as Baddiewinkle. She's an Instagram influencer with more than 3 million followers; she's been featured by two major cosmetics lines; and she turned heads when she wore a bedazzled nude bodysuit to the 2016 MTV Video Music …

Ryan Hall

Meet the 84-year-old who’s been running New York City’s only 24-hour ice cream shop for decades

<i>This week, Out of Office is celebrating</i> <i>all things ice cream</i><i>. Follow along as we explore the sweet history and unexpected influences of America’s</i> …

The Most Influential Fashion Trends, Decade by Decade

When you think about it, in the course of human history, 100 years isn't a particularly long time. But in the course of <i>fashion</i> history, it's the …

Infinity book store looks like an endless tunnel of books

Imagine an infinite row of books as far as your eye can see.<p>This bookstore and library in Yangzhou, eastern China, has transformed its space into an …

This Ramshackle Dive Bar Is a Beach Bum's Paradise

It’s kitschy and redneck-y, haphazard and ever-changing, but make no mistake: This ramshackle beach bar is an art installation in itself.<p>The Fat …

3, 2, 1 ... Bake Off! The Mission To Make Bread In Space

Crumbs may seem harmless here on Earth, but they can be a hazard in microgravity — they could get in an astronaut's eye, or get inhaled, causing someone to choke. Crumbs could even float into an electrical panel, burn up or cause a fire.<p>That's part of the reason why it was a very big deal in 1965 …

Space Exploration

The 7 Most Unique Restaurants in the World

Dining out can be fun and all (<i>Ooh</i>, look honey. They have a fish tank!), but we pretty much always know what to expect. That is, until we heard you …

France

Clever Street Artist Is Transforming NYC’s Streets into One Giant Playground

We love clever street art, so we couldn't help but admire the work of artist Tom Bob, who has been running amok on the streets of New York and Massachusetts. If you're a fan of famous street artist OakOak, you'll love Tom Bob's work, as he uses forgotten elements of the street to create whimsical …

6 stunning examples of mirrored architecture

When art and architecture combine<p>Art-inspired houses can come in all shapes and sizes: orbs floating in the trees, inverted pyramids set in the hills, even mimetic architecture in the shapes of giant oranges or boots. But one of the most stunning styles over the past five years has been the rise of …

What the Beach Does to Your Brain

There’s nothing quite as synonymous with summer as the beach — and we’ve got good news for those who flock to the surf and sand as soon as work lets out on Friday afternoon.<p>Research finds that spending time by the ocean is pretty good for your wellbeing. In fact, according to an analysis of English …

Brainwaves

18 photos reveal the extreme ways kids get to school around the world

But in other parts of the world, the trek to school looks much different.<p>Some kids in the Philippines step through knee-deep rocky waters to get to class, while students in Japan pass Geiger counters tracking local radiation levels.<p>Here's what early-morning commutes to school look like around the …

This design studio creates giant moving sculptures that are suspended in midair

Poetic Kinetics is a studio that specializes in larger than life sculptures, many of which bring new life into public spaces around the world.<p>Their …

Sculpture

A Boeing Dreamliner drew a giant outline of itself in the air, and it’s awesome

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The_Washington_Post/20170803/59833ed5e4b0bec70038e1ab/59833ee5e4b0b07aa660bea4_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1501773561321_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>On Wednesday afternoon, a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner took off from Seattle and flew about 2,000 miles to Marquette, Mich. …

Aviation

Road Bike Trials On the Rim of the Grand Canyon

Vittorio Brumotti is turning stomachs with this one<p>Vittorio Brumotti must really love getting YouTube views, because he’s consistently risking life …

Grand Canyon

Singapore is testing glow-in-the-dark roads for better night visibility

Imagine a pathway that glows in the dark, to make finding your way at night a little easier.<p>That's what Singapore's testing along a trail, that used …

Cambodian school made of rubbish

The amount of trash dumped by residents of Phnom Penh troubled one man so much that he decided to put it to good use, and turn it into a …

Two Wild Alternatives to Coffee

Most people are big fans of the dark caffeinated brew known as coffee, and they become rather grouchy when this beloved beverage is not available. …

Coffee

Snooty, the world's oldest manatee, dies in shocking accident

The world's oldest manatee was expected to live even longer before he died in a tragic accident.<p>Museum staff were heartbroken when their pride and joy perished a day after celebrating his 69th birthday.<p>The South Florida Museum chief executive Brynne Anne Besio explained the death of the beloved …

Helpless blob of jelly is a formidable predator

Close to dead calm on the Yorkshire hem of the North Sea today. The waves are barely 10cm high and the water is so clear that, standing knee-deep between each half-hearted surge, I can see sand grains shifting on the bottom.<p>There’s a commotion further out – cries of warning, then curiosity. …

Nature

For sale: The bag used by Neil Armstrong to collect moon dust

It might be the most expensive piece of used luggage in history.<p>A long-lost bag used by Neil Armstrong to bring back moon samples during the Apollo 11 mission is for sale, along with the remnants of lunar dust collected by the first human to walk on the moon.<p>Armstrong collected roughly 500 grams of …

Space Exploration

A cat helped this homeless man find companionship — until he learned the truth

Michael King, a hard-drinking homeless man, was guzzling cheap booze outside a Portland, Ore., diner late one night when he saw “two glowing eyes …

Fishing Child Reels In a Purse Stolen 25 Years Ago

And then a relative tracked down its owner.<p>It’s a cartoon cliché: a character fishes for actual fish, only to turn up an old boot or some other piece …

Where the Cocktail Party Came From

It has surprisingly feminist origins.<p>Great cocktails go hand in hand with great stories. There are legends about the creation of the Sazerac, the …