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Lake Erie can get extremely violent and these are the photos to prove it

Lake Erie may be the warmest and shallowest of North America's Great Lakes, but it's more beast than beauty. The world's 12th largest lake is notoriously stormy and has been known to pound boats, break walls, and beaches with waves reaching 25 feet.<p>While gusts of wind over 50 miles per hour might …

Interesting Engineering

7 Terrifying Airplane Landings Caught on Video

We’ve seen our fair share of death-defying airplane landings so far this year, but they’re apparently only scratching the surface when it comes to …

Meet Ransom32, the first Javascript ransomware for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Ransomware, as known by a lot of people, are nasty pieces of software that encrypt files on a Windows system, and then threaten users that their data …

I Moved to Linux and It’s Even Better Than I Expected

Saying goodbye to Apple and Microsoft has never been easier, or so satisfying<p>On <b>a spring day in 2012, I shut down my MacBook Air</b> for the last time. …

Linux

The story behind this incredible New Year’s Eve ‘Manchester masterpiece’ photo

An image capturing New Year’s Eve in Manchester has been likened to a “beautiful painting” on social media<p><b>Update:</b> Reveller in epic ‘Manchester masterpiece’ photo doesn’t remember a thing<p>It’s a moment that has been shared around the world and now a New Year’s Eve reveller has revealed exactly what …

Social Media

Bodypainters Beautifully Blend Human Bodies into Nature

Using absolutely no Photoshop, bodypainters Leonie Gen and Joerg Duesterwald worked with photographers Laila Pregizer and Uwe Schmida in seamlessly integrating the human body into natural landscapes. Called <i>Metamorphosis</i>, the project blends naked models into everything from rock formations to curly …

NASA Satellite Images Reveal The Most Polluted Countries In The World

Satellite images from NASA's Aura satellite have revealed the huge changes in air pollution that have taken place across the globe including …

Pollution

Interview: Powerfully Raw Portraits of Homeless People by Lee Jeffries

From sorrow and despair to warmth and dignity, Manchester, England-based photographer Lee Jeffries documents the expressive faces of homeless people in powerfully humanizing portraits. Using only his camera, natural light, and a small handheld reflector, he illuminates incredible details that …

Cannabis Coffee Makers Are Hoping to Become Bulletproof 2.0

It was during an endless drive home from a camping trip in eastern Washington that entrepreneur Adam Stites came up with his latest product. "What …

This DIY Solar-Powered Steam Generator Can Reach 250 Celsius

<b>Editorial note:</b> This is one of the many cool projects to come out of the POC21 conference where 100 eco-hackers gathered in a French castle to brainstorm ways to improve the world.<p>Around 25% of the total energy used in industrialized countries is consumed as heat, much of it generated by burning …

Interview: Stunning Infrared Portraits Document Indigenous Tribal Cultures of the World

Barefoot nomads roaming the desert; tribe members laughing together, their faces covered in paint; youths on horseback galloping across Tibetan plains—these are the subjects of <i>Still Points in a Turning World</i>, a fascinating series by photographer Terri Gold that documents the few indigenous tribal …

Photographer Takes Portraits of Black Shelter Cats Who Are Often the Last to Be Adopted

Los Angeles-based photographer Casey Elise adopted a kitten in December 2014 and, soon after, began volunteering at an animal shelter. This inspired her to combine her love of animals with her passion for photography. She started by snapping adorable portraits of cats at the shelter, which lead her …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Yahoo!

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Turn a Bunch of Old Laptop LED Screens Into a False Window Light

If you like to work at night, or your room doesn’t have any windows that face the sun, it can be hard to come by any natural light. This light panel …

Forget the war on drugs: Alcohol ruins more lives than all other drugs combined

Why aren’t policy makers wringing their hands over this?<p>While our current political conversations often involve concerned discussions about marijuana’s imagined dangers or potential benefits (recall that the most recent Republican and Democratic debates both dedicated time to the question of pot …

Mind-Blowing Photorealistic Pencil Drawings of Cats

You don't have to be a cat lover to appreciate this. It's been awhile since we checked up on artist Paul Lung. Over two years ago, we came across his incredible pencil drawings and were blown away by the just how much they resembled photographed. If you can believe it, over the past two years, Lung …

7 things I learned about Gmail working at Google

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything and learn in the process! For the next two years, I was lucky enough to train Google employees on Gmail and to pitch Gmail to companies of all …

Alda lets you compose music in a text editor

For years, composers and producers have used complex tools to digitally score music. Developer Dave Yarwood wants to change all that with Alda, a new programming language he created to help people write scores with little to no coding experience.<p>Yarwood found GUI-based scoring and production tools …

37 jawdropping photos from a Google Chrome plugin that fills your browser with stunning satellite imagery

Earth View is a plugin from Google that replaces blank new tabs in Google Chrome with stunning satellite imagery taken from across the globe. Photos range from the Béchar Province of Algeria, to Yellowstone National Park in the US, and the fields of Thoai Son in Vietnam.<p>It first launched in October …

Artist Condenses Big Ideas into Intricate Mini Paintings

Artist Karen Libecap demonstrates that tiny paintings can house some pretty big ideas. In fact, artwork the size of a quarter can be just as beautiful as a giant mural that takes up the side of a building. Using a precise set of tools and a steady hand, the painter illustrates subjects that are …

Google Released An Amazing Speech to Text Feature in Google Docs

September 4, 2015<br>Voice Typing is another interesting new feature Google released a few day ago. Google Docs’ users can now type with their voice. You …

'Clown Gun' For Police Slows Down A Single Bullet

A less lethal alternative<p>Bullets in motion tend to remain in motion for far longer than anyone wants. While most accurate shooting with handguns takes place at distances of around six feet, pistol bullets can travel up to 1,000 feet after they're fired. Made by Alternative Ballistics, “The …

A much-needed Chrome update will save more battery and memory

The Google Chrome browser has received a lot of flak for its sluggish, battery-draining performance, but it seems like Google may have a …

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …

Visual Design

The Nokia brick phone is 15 years old and everyone still loves it

<b>Can you believe it’s been over a decade since the arrival of the Nokia brick phone? Neither can we.</b><p>Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of the …