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Street Artist’s “Neo Post Cubism” Graffiti Combines Cubism with Realism

Spanish street artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón—better known as Belin—creates hyperrealistic portraits with a cubist twist. Inspired by the deconstructed forms and expressive portraits of Pablo Picasso, Belin describes his avant-garde style as <i>Neo Post Cubism,</i> a term he has coined and continues to …

Art

Bruschetta toppings

This recipe for bruschetta can be made as simple as you like- but bring on the quality. The bread is key: sourdough, a country artisan loaf or a traditional French baguette are my favourites, toasting up nicely but staying chewy in the middle.<p>For toppings I like a mix of tastes: pops of saltiness …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

If You're Not Baking The Whole Apple, You're Doing It Wrong

Less slicing and dicing is always a good thing.<p>Between all the types of apple pie one can bake and the different ways you can make candy apples, it’s hard to choose what to make with all your fall apples. To make that decision process a little harder, we’d like to throw another idea into the mix ― …

Slow Cookers

Discovery of a triple barrier that prevents cells from becoming cancerous

UAB researchers have identified for the first time the triple mechanism that stops chromosome separation in response to situations that compromise …

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

Dementia

The extraordinary case of the Guevedoces

<b>The discovery of a small community in the Dominican Republic, where some males are born looking like girls and only grow penises at puberty, has led to the development of a blockbuster drug that has helped millions of people, writes Michael Mosley.</b><p>Johnny lives in a small town in the Dominican …

Dominican Republic

If telomeres are long, lung cancer risk goes up - Futurity

Scientists wanted to see if there could be a link between telomere length and risk for five common cancers. It turns out there is, but only for lung …

Cancer

HIV flushed out by cancer drug

<b>HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.</b><p>The cornerstone of treatment, anti-retroviral therapy, kills the virus in the bloodstream but leaves "HIV reservoirs" untouched.<p>The study, published in PLoS Pathogens, showed the drug was "highly potent" …

How nature's deadliest venoms are saving lives

<b>(CNN) —</b> They grow up to one meter in length and kill their prey using injections of venom.<p>Once the venom takes effect, victims black out from a drop in blood pressure, leaving them trapped and ready to be eaten -- head-first.<p>This is the feeding habit of the Brazilian pit viper, a snake found in the …

Zoology

First malaria vaccine given green light by European regulators

European Medicines Agency recommends RTS,S, or Mosquirix, developed by GSK and backed by Gates Foundation, for use in young children in Africa<p>The world’s first malaria vaccine has been given the green light by European regulators and could protect millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa from the …

Public Health

Photographer Continues to Capture the Visual Diversity of Rare Fungi

About a year ago, we marveled at the unique fungi that Australian photographer Steve Axford captured with his camera. And lucky for us, it looks like the New South Wales resident has discovered even more gorgeous and diverse species to share. These definitely aren't your typical mushrooms–many are …

Photography

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

The Brain

Beautifully-Animated Infographics Designed by Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz is a designer whose knowledge of molecular biology and love of science is translated into beautifully-designed infographics. Her colorful and educational images contain interesting bits of information about how the human body works and birds fly, but with a novel twist – they're …

Infographics

Infinitely Faceted Sculptures Formed with Plate Glass Sheets

Kyoto-based artist Niyoko Ikuta, one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Japanese glass art, produces evocative and enchantingly elaborate sculptures out of plate glass. In her <i>Free Essence</i> series, Ikuta uses her radiant sculptures as a way to play with the light as it bounces and bends …

Art

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

Multi-tasking nanoparticle both seeks and destroys cancerous cells

Nanoparticles hold great potential as a way of both detecting cancer cells and delivering the drugs to treat them. One hurdle that has proven …

Nanotech

Illustrated Poster Highlights 90 of the World's Architectural Achievements

Have you ever wondered what some of the world's greatest architectural achievements are? A new poster titled <i>The Schematics of Structures</i> by the online shop Pop Chart Lab celebrates 90 structural feats from around the world and throughout time. The image is presented as a blueprint-style …

Architecture

Wearable Drone Flies off Your Wrist to Snap a Photo and Boomerangs Back

Drone technology is interesting enough by itself, but when you strap a camera on it, the pairing can yield some awe-inspiring results. We've recently seen what it can do in the first annual Dronestagram Photo Contest – how amazing are those images? Now, a team of engineers and scientists have …

Drones

Fire dances along a lake in Australia. See more of this week's top submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1DYI4K7 Photo by Dave Kan

China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.<p>Often called the “Atlantis of the East” by travellers, the underwater city of Shicheng is a magnificent, mysterious …

Archaeology

Photos Capture Dueling Porcelain Figurines the Moment They Shatter on the Ground

Photographer Martin Klimas has a knack for capturing things that happen in a moment's time. We recently admired his images of shattered flower vases, and now we're turning our attention towards his photos of broken porcelain figurines. From a height of three meters, these objects were dropped on …

Photography

Striking Mixed-Media Portrait by Miss Bugs Bursts with Texture and Color

Miss Bugs–an artist team consisting of a Wales-born girl and a Bristol-born boy–recently unveiled their newest artwork, a mixed media masterpiece titled <i>Dreamgaze</i>. Measuring over 5 feet wide and nearly 4 feet tall, <i>Dreamgaze</i> is an eye-popping piece made of collage elements, gold leaf, and surgical …

Art

The Mono-Mono Twins Are Cute, But Mostly They’re Rare—And Fascinating

The same internet that brought you "otters holding hands" has delivered new viral gold: newborn twins holding hands. Photos of the infants, born in Ohio last month, and their mother went viral from their sheer adorableness. But the twins' apparent affection for one another wasn't the only thing …

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Travel

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and …

A Powerful Exploration of Emotions through Surreal Photos

Fine art photographer Tina Schultz's portrait work is a powerful exploration of emotions conveyed through expressive compositions. In each piece, nothing is exactly what it seems as she digitally blends elements from multiple photographs into compelling stories filled with mystery, enchantment, and …

Art

Origami Artist Creates Life-Sized Elephant From One Piece of Paper

He's done it! Professional origami artist Sipho Mabona has created a huge, life-sized elephant with just one sheet of paper. His most ambitious work to date, the elephant took Mabona and a team of over a dozen people four weeks to complete. Standing just over 3 meters high (or 10 feet tall), the …

Origami

Well-heeled. http://wmag.co/uhGpc Photo by Le 21ème.

Creative Candleholder Turns Melted Wax into New Candle

<i>Rekindle Candle</i> is an ingenious product developed by designer Benjamin Shine that doubles as a candlestick holder and maker. The simple design, which greatly increases the reusability of the candle, works as both a pedestal for the illuminating stick and a sort of basin to collect the liquefied …

Chemicals

Artistic Paintings of French Architecture by Nicolas Jolly

French artist Nicolas Jolly produces subtle yet beautiful paintings of various landscapes from all over the world, particularly in France, capturing the allure of architecture and the crowds that landmarks draw. From la Sorbonne and the Louvre in Paris to the Pont de pierre in Bourdeaux (where …

France