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The weirdest musical instruments

As a radical new two-string violin goes on display in New York, Clemency Burton-Hill looks at some more odd instruments, from the octobass to the theremin.<p>Next month, visitors to the Inside 3D Printing conference at the Javits Center in New York City will have the chance to see – and hear – one of …

NASA's plan for an off-world colony: a floating city above Venus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Imagine a blimp city floating 30 miles above the scorching surface of Venus -- a home for a team of astronauts studying one of the solar system's most inhospitable planets.<p>NASA is currently doing just that; floating a concept that could one day see a 30-day manned mission to Earth's closest …

Experimental Photography by Nadia Maria

Artistic Photography Inspiration.<p>Selected artworks of experimental photography by Nadia Maria, a Bauru – São Paulo, Brazil-based photographer. Nadia …

Timeless Lessons in Ingenuity and Entrepreneurship from the Story of Polaroid

In 1942, iconic inventor and Polaroid founder <b>Edwin Land</b> stood up in front of his employees and boldly laid out a vision for incremental success that soon catapulted Polaroid into cultural legend status. By the 1970s, a billion Polaroid photographs were being shot every year, and Polaroid had no …

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

The Most Memorable Hair Transformations of 2013

After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle and extreme), proving they are true beauty chameleons.<p>After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle …

Hairstyling

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Soy-Braised Short Ribs with Shiitakes

6 Servings<p>Flanked-Style short ribs, used for Korean barbecue, are cut across the bones instead of between the bones. Start this recipe ahead of time; chilling the ribs after braising keeps them from falling falling apart when they served (and all braised meats taste better the next day).<p>January …

Recipes

The truth about Russia's Winter Olympics city – it's subtropical!

"I have been working in Russia since 2003 and I love the country, the culture and many of the people," says photojournalist Rob Hornstra, who won last year's World Press photo prize for The Sochi Project. For the last five years, Hornstra and writer/film-maker Arnold van Bruggen have been looking …

The Sochi Project

Guests dancing in summer cafe Proletarsky, at the boulevard. Sochi, 2011.<p>Tourist Sochi Respectable families and drunks carrying large bottles of beer …

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography author Tony Northrup shows us some tips for making that white background, white!

Grab a Coffee & Settle In - 33 Great Photography Links

The world of photography has been buzzing all week with great photographers and artists posting their work for the world to enjoy. Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

Interview with Street Photographer Eric Kim

Whenever I look online for information or advice relating to street photography, Eric Kim’s name regularly surfaces. I’ve been reading his blog for a …