Sayuri Iwasaki

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WIRED Science's Most Popular Image Galleries of the Year

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Why does the new year begin on January 1?

New Year’s Day is a civil event. Its date isn’t precisely fixed by any natural seasonal marker.<p>The date of New Year’s Day seems so fundamental that …

Living With: T-Shirts That Are More Than Just Pretty Patterns

At first glance, these t-shirts look like they have really cool patterns on them, but in fact, they are designed as a way to help remove the stigma …

5 Celebrity-Inspired New Year's Fashion Resolutions I'm Making (and Keeping!) in 2014

Happy 2014, everybody! What's on your New Year's resolutions list this this time around? Health, happiness, getting into better financial shape? Yup, me too.<p>Also on my list? A fresh new outlook on dressing. I've been in a dress-tights-boots phase for, well, OK, forever (I don't even think I'm …

The Carrie Bradshaw Bra Effect

Tracking peek-a-boo lingerie.<p>Doubtlessly you could trace exposed lingerie to the Victorians and the corset or other such ilk, but if we're really talking showing your bra—during the day—for style, unabashedly, all roads lead to Carrie Bradshaw. Bradshaw either favored brightly hued multi-layer …

Carrie Bradshaw

President Obama Could Really Use New Sunglasses (PHOTOS)

If Vice President Joe Biden has a style signature, it's his Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses. They're mature yet youthful, retro yet trendy and signal to the world that while he may be older, this dude still knows what's cool.<p>President Obama could use to take note. On Tuesday, the president showed off …

Fashion Gives Back: Max Mara Bag

Hold the power to support women in media in your hands<p>TWELVE YEARS AGO, Italian fashion label Max Mara began its partnership with the nonprofit Women in Film. The two had similar missions: to empower women to achieve their potential in matters of style and substance, which is celebrated annually …

The Best Street Style Moments of 2013

These style stars were the major standouts of the last 12 months.<p>All year our photographers have been trotting the globe from Milan, to Paris, London, and New York snapping up the most fashionable women they can find. From their ability to mix prints, wear bold brights, and translate the catwalk to …

Street Style

The Truth About Turtlenecks

Patrick Varone gives a man's take on the winter staple<p>When <i>BAZAAR</i> first told me that their readers were keen on sporting the turtleneck this season my first thought was, "Who are these women and why have they completely given up?" To me, turtlenecks are the fingerless gloves of the neck …

Bobbleheads

Naked new year in Japan, 1946 - a picture from the past

Horace Bristol/Getty Images<p>Young Japanese men, clad only in loincloths, dive into the crowd to search for two camphor-scented batons that have been thrown to them in utter darkness in the belief that by retrieving them, they will be granted good luck in the year ahead. The annual festival at the …

Beauty Lighting Comparison Tests: Broncolor Parabolic vs Beauty Dish vs Octabox by Karl Taylor

In this video ( "go to minute five" ) Karl Taylor tests and compares some of his favourite lighting modifiers for fashion and beauty photography.<p>Via …

Magical Tokyo Cityscapes Seen Through Colorful Bokeh

In this ongoing series, photographer Takashi Kitajima blurs the details of Tokyo's buildings and bridges into beautifully abstract landscapes. He creates each gorgeous composition by standing on observation decks of high-rise buildings or overpasses throughout the city.<p>By gaining a bird's eye view …

Bridges