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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

Pearl Jam: Five Against the World

The band emerges from the strange daze of superstardom with a new album full of rage and warrior soul<p>There are two Eddie Vedders. One is quiet, shy, …

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

Using Giant Mirrors to Light up Dark Valleys

The villages of Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to six months every year. To illuminate those darker winter months, the two towns have built gigantic mirrors that track the sun and reflect daylight downwards. …

Robert Rodriguez Discusses His Favorite Cult Films

<b>Robert Rodriguez</b>, director of <b>Machete Kills</b>, has spearheaded some of the most daring, groundbreaking, thrilling movies of all time.<p>Blockbuster hits like <i>Machete, Planet Terror</i>, <i>Grindhouse,</i> and <i>Sin City</i> not only achieved incredible box office success, but also earned cult-status honors among film buffs. …

Richer Than Mami? Ay, the Guilt!

As more U.S.-born <b>Latinas</b> attain the American Dream and the financial freedom that comes along with it, they have to deal with the guilt of having more money than the <b>immigrant parents</b> who sacrificed all to help them thrive.<p>When <b>Angelica Rios</b>* is networking with her multimillion-dollar clients and the …

Paraguayan Couple Together For 80 Years Finally Decides To Get Married

By most accounts, it was a traditional wedding ceremony. The bride wore a white gown with flowers woven into her hair. The groom opted for a dress shirt.<p>They held hands as the priest conducted the ceremony.<p>But this wasn’t just any regular wedding.<p>Jose Manuel Riella, the groom, is 103 years old. The …

The Countries of Origin of U.S. Latinos Identified

The <b>U.S. Census Bureau</b> released a data visualization gallery to highlight the distribution of the <b>Latino</b> population by specific origin throughout the United States.<p>The census mapped 22 different groups of origin for those who identified as Hispanic or Latino on the 2010 census. According to the maps,</b> …

10 Latin Recipes for a Delicious Fall

Celebrate the start of the new season by heading to the <b>farmers market</b>. Take in the deep and vibrant colors of the fresh produce (purple, orange, forest green) and let your imagination run wild with possibility. As the temperature drops and it's once again safe to turn the stove on, let your home …

EXCLUSIVE: Danny Pino Talks 'Law & Order', Miami & Being Latino in Hollywood

<i>Law & Order: Special Victims Unit</i> star <b>Danny Pino</b> returned to the city of Miami—where he was born and raised—to donate 40,000 Duracell Quantum batteries to first responders of the Miami-Dade Police Department and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue yesterday. With his brother <b>Detective Jaime Pino</b> by his side, …

Ted Cruz's Father Compares Obama to Fidel Castro -- Repeatedly

Sen. <b>Ted Cruz</b>'s father <b>Rafael Cruz</b> took the stage at a Freedom Works Free the People event this summer and gave a speech in which he compared <b>President Obama</b> to <b>Fidel Castro</b> numerous times.<p>"It is such an honor to be here with so many patriots," said elder Cruz. He then went on to share with the crowd …

Mexico City Plans To Legalize Marijuana

You know that smoky haze that hangs over <b>Mexico City</b>? Soon, the pollution from traffic won’t be the only cause!<p>According to <i>the Huffington Post</i>, legislators in Mexico City are planning to draft a bill that would decriminalize marijuana use in the city. Lawmakers are pushing to make it legal to carry …

Say Hello to Mr. Education: Pitbull's Miami Charter School Opens!

<b>Pitbull</b>'s Miami charter school, <b>Sports Leadership and Management</b> (SLAM), opened this fall in Little Havana. And now, thanks to his efforts, Mr. Worldwide has received a new title: Mr. Education.<p>"They're already labeling me 'Mr. Education,'" Pitbull said during an interview with <i>NPR</i>.<p>"A lot of these …

Education

“CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” The Past, Present and the Future of TLC

Think you know the story of <b>TLC</b>? Think again. Those of us who grew up in the early 90s may be familiar with the music of TLC but there is much more to know about one of the world’s most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time.<p>Celebs including <b>Diana Ross</b>, <b>Christina Milian</b>,</b> …

Self-esteem

The Walking Dead: 5 Things We Hope to See for Rosita Espinosa (aka Christian Serratos)

Attention all Walking Dead Fans: are you ready to meet <b>Rosita Espinosa</b>?! We are!<p>Back in September we reported <b>Christian Serratos</b> from the <b>Twilight Saga</b> would play Rosita on <b>AMC’s</b> <b>The Walking Dead</b> in its fourth season.<p>According to <i>Deadline</i>, Rosita is a tough and beautiful character. But come on, what …

7 Terrifying Latin American Legends

As a child we loved listening to our <i>abuela</i> tell us terrifying tales of weeping women, murderous ghosts, and magical witches. These ghastly legends kept us awake half the night as kids...and, <i>en serio</i>, even as adults, we're still petrified everytime we hear the tale of <i>Ll Llorona</i> or <i>La Luz Mala</i>.<p>Check …

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Latina Magazine Arrives on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / January 20, 2012<p>You’re a philosophy major in college who goes on to get a law degree in 1992 from Stanford University (where you …

Culture of silence limits Latinas battling higher depression rates

Sitting on her living room floor, Aurora looks like a typical young American girl.<p>She’s 19 years old, wears colorful pants, a T-shirt, and multiple rings on her fingers. She’s constantly checking her smart phone for new text messages.<p>“It was after I turned 15 that things went downhill for me, in a …

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30 years of space shuttle missions: A salute in images

The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring NASA images from the space shuttle’s 30-year service history."<p>"Space Shuttle: …

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

Living Rooms

Filament Eruption Creates 'Canyon of Fire' on the Sun [hd video]

35mm Photography by James Goddard

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Austria

Absurd Creature of the Week: Elusive Goblin Shark Has World’s Most Terrifying Jaws

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In the movie <i>Labyrinth</i>, David Bowie stars as …

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Samsung fined $340,000 for faking online comments

After being caught paying for false praise and negative comments about competitors, Samsung has been fined just over $340,000. The issue first arose internationally in April, when Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) announced it was opening an investigation into the allegations. That investigation …

A Miracle New Plastic, Made From Anything But Nasty Stuff

A material called Zeoform can be made from plants or recycling, but can be used just like plastic.<p>Plastic was once a miracle invention, but these days the wonder is wearing thin. Mounting pollution, the fact that plastic has an association with toxic substances, and its fossil fuel roots are just …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …