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20 French Phrases You Should Be Using

As much as 30 percent of the English language—or roughly one in three English words—is believed to be derived directly from French. It’s a …

Language

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

The world’s top graphic designers explore the ancient geometrical concept in poetry, food, sculpture, hairstyles and decorative art<p>Golden Meaning: graphic artists depict the golden ratio – in pictures<p>Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most …

Skydiving with the Nikon D5300

With two SLRs strapped to his helmet, photographer Juan Mayer jumps from planes to capture the magic of the skydiving experience.<p><b>Skydiving</b> …

Nature's Spectacular Light Shows Caught on Camera

As one of the most violent and explosive forces of nature, lightning storms are always a unique challenge for most photographers. We have all seen …

The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …

The 10 most apocalyptic floods in art

From photographs of Hurricane Katrina to Monet's impressionistic wasteland, these deluged landscapes capture the destructive power of nature<p>Leonardo da Vinci – The Deluge Drawings (c1517-8)<p>In his late years Leonardo, disillusioned with the failure of Renaissance Italy to support either his art or …

The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Meet the 100-passenger plane that'll keep your flight running on time.<p>Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The miniature world of red forest ants - in pictures

Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov has created miniature worlds in his garden in Moscow, and photographed the cleverly crafted scenes using real-life ants

Unbelievable Colored Pencil Drawings by Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez

Every once in awhile, you come across a photo-realistic artist that blows your mind. The very first Online International Juried Exhibition of the Pencil Art Society just went live and it's there that we found the work of Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez. The Madrid-based artist works with colored pencils …

Art

7 Tips to Make You A Cooler Photographer

Everyone has seen “that photographer” at one time or another. He’s the guy rocking his camera around his neck, gazing around his surroundings in a …

Male brain vs female brain: How do they differ?

Male and female brains differ in structure and function, but we don't know how these differences affect behaviour<p>Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my …

Unusual Pictures: "Calcified" Birds, Bats Found at African Lake

Dead bats and birds preserved by a salty lake in Tanzania have been brought back to life in a photographic series.

Prepubescent Mice Shed Tears To Fend Off Adults' Romantic Advances

A protective pheromone released in their tears keeps adult males from getting frisky with the too-young.<p>Unlike humans, mice don't have laws or social customs to govern who they mate with. Nor can a mouse ask a potential partner about her age. So how do mice know that their potential mate is …

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

Grand Canyon

Is Trypophobia a Real Phobia?

We investigate the fear of creepy clustered holes<p>If you're like me and you have a visceral reaction to the image above—if it makes your skin crawl, your hair hurt, and your stomach turn—you can count yourself among the trypophobic. According to its Facebook page, which is more than 4,000 members …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Nature

The Windows Phone 8 challenge

Can Windows Phone 8 tear an Android devotee from the grips of Google?<p><b>Can Windows Phone 8 tear an Android devotee from the grips of Google?</b><p>Windows …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

The Hilariously Creative Beards of Incredibeard

San Francisco-based facial hair enthusiast Isaiah Webb is <i>Incredibeard</i>, a simple man with an extraordinary mission to grow out his beard and shape it into unique designs. The 29-year-old creatively transforms his manly tuft of hair into some truly bizarre works of art. From constructing a bowl for …

Beards

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Fast Company has learned that Apple started working on an augmented reality headset at least as early as 2006, but put the idea on ice because it seemed a mere curiosity compared to the iPhone. The device was, "something like Google Glass." http://f-st.co/SKFnMHR

From cartoon kid to zombie fighter: 'Phineas and Ferb' star joins 'Walking Dead' - TODAY.com

On "Phineas and Ferb," two stepbrothers spend their summer on elaborate projects -- constructing a roller-coaster, directing a movie, finding a mummy -- all while tormenting sister Candace and raising their pet platypus Perry, who's also a secret agent.<p>Today<p>Vincent Martella, who voices Phineas on …

The Walking Dead

Microraptor in wind tunnel reveals flight secrets

The amazing diversity of animal life – in pictures

The vast majority of animals with which we share our planet go almost unnoticed, eclipsed by the bigger, more charismatic creatures such as the mammals, amphibians and reptiles. A book published this week – Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures by Ross Piper – seeks to redress …

Why I'm Not Proud an Indian-American Is Miss America

There is nothing I hate more than when an Indian person does well at something.<p>It's not some sort of innate self-loathing (well, not for that reason …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

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