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Your Weekly Dose of Inspiration: 30 Amazing Photography Links

It's been a terrific week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low online for the best links to …

The True Henri Cartier-Bresson

Over the years, the famed photographer's work has been the subject of many shows. But a new retrospective in Paris takes a more complete look at the …

Father Captures Carefree Childhood at Its Best in Heartwarming B&W Photo Series

Everybody takes photos of their family, trying their best to keep a chronicle of their children as they grow up. They capture moments both mundane …

Five-tonne dinosaur species discovered

Fossilised remains of what scientists believe was the largest terrestrial predator ever to have roamed Europe have been found in Portugal.<p>The dinosaur, a new species named <i>Torvosaurus gurneyi</i>, was up to 10m (33ft) long and weighed between four and five tonnes.<p>Its head measured 1.15m from front to …

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

7 Sentences That Sound Crazy But Are Still Grammatical

Let's not look at grammar as a cold, harsh mistress. She can also be a fun, kooky aunt. Here are some tricks you can do to make crazy sounding …

Language

Attention Parents: Crayons Sold at Dollar Tree and Amazon May Contain Asbestos

Today the College Board announced major changes to the SAT, including a return to the 1600-point scoring system and the elimination of the penalty …

Crayons

12 Common Dreams and What They Supposedly Mean

Despite Freud’s well-documented beliefs, dream interpretation isn’t a straightforward method. In fact, the majority of modern scientists and …

Donald Glover

How Science Will Help Us Sleep Better

Getting rid of nightmares and new pills for sleep disorders<p>#<p>No More Nightmares<p>The occasional sweaty bad dream is just a bother, but five percent of adults have frequent nightmares, which can disrupt sleep enough to interfere with waking life too. And for the 7.7 million American adults with PTSD, …

Sleep

Comeliness

In the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church in London, hundreds of old gravestones circle an ash tree. Of course, these were not how they wer...<p>This …

MRI Art Exhibit Captures The Beauty Of The Human Brain

Paula Crown's Inside My Head: A Contemporary Self-Portrait uses real MRI scans to explore the inner mind of the artist.<p><i>Paula Crown -- Inside My Head- a contemporary self-portrait 1920x1080</i> <i>from Paula Crown</i>.<p>Despite the ongoing right brained v left brained debates and endless "where does creativity …

Touch The Cosmos With Aether's Interactive Gallactic Makeover

You can now run your fingers through a sentient cosmic pool.<p>Some of the ancients knew of the material outside the realm of our atmosphere as aether. Mexican artists Thomas Sanchez and Gilberto Castro don’t subscribe to their outdated rationale but are interested in the ethereal region that exists …

True Detective – Main Title Sequence

Creative Director Patrick Clair & Antibody imagined the generic of the promising series True Detective, aired on January 12 on HBO in the United …

10 European Churches Adorned With Human Bones

In Europe, churches that were established over a thousand years ago are still being used. It's all well and good to want to be buried in the church …

8 Ways To Get A Fictional High

One way to set up your dystopian fantasy the way you want it is to use drugs. No, that's <i>not</i> what I meant, although plenty of authors do. This is …

Land Scape: Photos by David LaChapelle

Land Scape: Photos by David LaChapelle <br>+<p>Vivid and color saturated photographs of refineries and gas stations which are actually handcrafted scale …

Mean Girls Remade with Cute Cats and Cardboard Cutouts

The Pet Collective has created a remake of the teen comedy <i>Mean Girls</i> starring cute cats and cardboard cutouts.<p>Catty just moved, and she has to …

KitTea, An Upcoming Cat Cafe in San Francisco

KitTea is an upcoming San Francisco cat cafe founded by cat enthusiasts Courtney Hatt and David Braginsky with the goal of being “part ‘gourmet tea …

The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

A lot has changed online since the literary world's beloved Dave Eggers began McSweeney's Internet Tendency 15 years ago. With the current digital climate plagued by frivolous cat videos and impulsive Twitter comments, finding intellectually entertaining humor in the virtual medium is seemingly …

Funny, Clever, and Geeky Textbook Art

A while back, we posted the work of Japanese high school student Chanta, who improved textbooks with his odd doodles. This activity has gone on for …

What Does Human Taste Like?

Breaking the Facts of Life

(YouTube link)<p>Last night we saw a list of actors who didn't know what their finished movie would be like. How could that happen? Here's how: editing, …

Sea giant fossils hint at ancient turtle’s color

New research reveals the color scheme of an extinct marine animal using fossilized skin pigment from three multi-million-year-old marine …

Put On This Virtual Reality Helmet, Then Swap Your Gender

Could virtual reality help us step into the shoes of someone else?<p>The virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is a marvel of interactive immersion for gaming: throw it on, and instead of using the medium of a controller or keyboard, it's actually _you _controlling the action. But, thought experiment: …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Build Your SEO (Step #6)

<i>This is the sixth blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …