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From Destiny to Guacamelee: five interesting games to try this weekend

It's sunny and beautiful outside, but you can't spend the <i>whole</i> weekend lolling about in the garden wondering if you should light up the barbecue, thereby angering the rain gods into immediate action. No, at some point you should go inside and play video games. It's okay, it's healthy. They help …

Iceland's DNA: The world's most precious genes?

<b>Iceland's record of low immigration and its genealogical records going back 1,000 years make it a paradise for geneticists. A third or more of the population has already donated a DNA sample - but a new push to increase that figure is meeting some resistance.</b><p>"No!" says Alda Sigmundsdottir, raising …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Banksy's Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

Lego

AeroPress makes a killer cup of coffee, even on the road

Games That Defined the Nintendo Gamecube

<b>Presented by: Omerta, Prfsnl_Gmr, Flake, and Racketboy</b><i>Also, check out the rest of our Defining Games series and the Hidden Gems of the Nintendo</i> …

The first ever selfie, taken in 1839 - a picture from the past

First published on Fri 7 Mar 2014 10.20 EST

Magic Lantern RAW Video Used to Expose the Moon and Saturn in the Same Shot

The time-lapse above by photographer Colin Legg does a great job of showing off the power of Magic Lantern RAW video while capturing a cool …

Lomography Introduces New Konstruktor Super Kit with Macro and Close-Up Lenses

Back at it again, the team over at Lomography has created a new “Super Kit” edition for one of their best-selling creations: the original DIY …

The Chicest Game of Dress-Up We've Ever Seen

This four-year-old recreates red carpet dream dresses with her craft box<p>Our runway fashion fantasies have nothing on this little girl's. Not satisfied with store-bought princess dresses (off the rack is so last year), four-year-old "Mayhem" has taken to fabricating her own couture creations from …

Red Carpet

19-Year-Old Mixes Photos and Paints Into Beautiful Narratives

19-year-old artist Aliza Razell creates beautiful narratives in her mixed-media photographs by combining self-portraits with splashes of color to produce strange and mystifying images that cannot fully be explained. The beautifully thoughtful moments seem perfectly planned out so that the …

Art

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional …

LEGO Spaceship Is Seven Feet Long, Took Four Years To Build

The UNSC Spirit Of Fire, a ship from the Halo series, would be 2.5km long if it were a real thing. But it's not. So all we've got instead is this …

Halo

China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners

China's leaders address Chairman Mao's 're-education through labour' by closing labour camps across country and releasing tens of thousands of prisoners<p><b>China</b> appears to have fulfilled a promise to dismantle hundreds of labour camps and release tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned in them …

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …

Japan

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

This Photovoltaic Bracelet Knows When You’ve Had Too Much Sun

The June bracelet suggests a future of tech where everything you wear is smart.<p>This is undeniably a nerdy reference, but in Looking Glass Studio’s famous steampunk video game series, <i>Thief</i>, the eponymous cut-purse Garrett sneaks through the shadows with the aid of a light gem that lets him know at a …

Wearable Tech

What Does It Feel Like To Go From Physically Unattractive to Physically Attractive?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i> <i>Answer by Lyndsey Scott, Model, Actress, App Developer</i><p>I feel as if I'm a pretty extreme case.<p>Picture of me from middle school:<p>Picture of me in a Victoria's Secret Show:<p>And backstage:<p>I didn't technically start being bullied until my super awkward high …

Associated Press News

Unprecedented Photographs of Real Life in North Korea

North Korea is a nation of which little is known or understood in the rest of the world. Their government’s notorious mistrust of outsiders keeps the …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

30 Years Later, One Man Is Still Trying To Fix Video Games

Chris Crawford owns 29,216 small plastic beads. Each bead is one of eight colors, and there are 3,652 beads in each color group. One bead represents …

games

The Air Walk

Air Rope is an inflatable rescue tunnel that can be deployed during flood situations. It is a safer option to the rope pulley system and is easier to …

Kyoto Is Studying How to Be a More Muslim-Friendly Tourism Destination

Kyoto, a city known worldwide as a major center for Buddhism and as the home of some of the country’s most famous Shinto shrines, is stepping up …

More Than a Board

If you’ve ever used a cutting board in the kitchen, you know that transferring your freshly chopped items from the board to the pan or bowl takes …

Artist Guy Laramée Carves a Mountainous Landscape from an Encyclopedia Britannica Set | Colossal

<p>In one of his most ambitious book sculptures to date artist Guy Laramée (previously here and here) created an homage to the printed Encyclopedia …

One Hotel, 88 Different Ways

When the Spanish-born artist Victor Enrich first moved to Munich, he intentionally didn’t find a permanent home, preferring to couch-surf for two months to meet new friends. He stored most of his luggage at the city’s central train station, where he had to change lockers every three days. As a …

Luggage

LEGO Car Has LEGO Engine, Actually Drives

"The Super Awesome Micro Project", as this has become known, is not a special effect. That really is a life-size car made out of LEGO, and it really …

Lego