Suzy Walker-Toye

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Google's My Activity reveals just how much it knows about you

Search company launches new opt-in ad service for non-Google sites and tools that show how it tracks your internet activity<p>Google has rolled out new tools to let users see what its ad-tracking service has learned about them, and to let users opt in or out of a new personalised ads service.<p>The …

Climate scientists have warned us of coral bleaching for years. It's here | John Abraham

Coral bleaching is becoming an increasingly frequent and severe problem in a hotter world<p>Readers may have noticed that it’s been about a month since my last article. In recent weeks I presented guest articles in place of my own pieces. The reason for my absence was due to the adoption I was …

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

Sony World Photography Awards 2016: the final shortlist

More than 230,000 images were entered into the World Photography Organisation’s professional, open and youth categories, encompassing the delicate handling of private moments to the capturing of the year’s biggest news stories.<p>Themes covered include the Ukraine conflict, Europe’s refugee crisis, …

Oceans Will Have More Plastic Than Fish By 2050, Study Says

The world’s oceans will be filled with more plastic mass than fish mass by 2050, the World Economic Forum said Tuesday.<p>The use of plastics has …

15 incredible photos that were taken by drones

Drone photography is incredible. Just look at this!<p>This is just third place winner in a two-month competition challenging people around the world to submit their best aerial photos taken by drones. The winners were announced Thursday after 10,000 entries poured in from 146 countries.<p>Check out the …

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Tides Are Turning for the Shark Fishermen of Indonesia and India

A group of divers descends 14 to 16 m from the surface of the turquoise ocean off Raja Ampat, a marine sanctuary for sharks and manta rays in West …

5 art and photo books we can’t wait to read in 2016

Here’s what to make space on your bookshelf for this year, from Olivia Bee's youthful lens on love and lust to a deep dive into David Lynch’s musical influences.<p><b>Nan Goldin, Diving for Pearls</b>For her newest project, the celebrated photographer will pour over hundreds of years of art history. At the …

This Squid Could Help Humans Repel Dangerous Flesh-Eating Bacteria

The bobtail squid stays alive because it attracts and keeps a specific kind of bacteria. Scientists still don’t know exactly how it does this, but …

Fish Feel Pain: Let's Get Over it and Do Something About It

"<i>I have argued that there is as much evidence that fish feel pain and suffer as there is for birds and mammals — and more than there is for human</i> …

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

Sea snake thought to be extinct 'rediscovered' in Western Australia

A species of sea snake thought to be extinct has been rediscovered off the Western Australian coast.<p>A wildlife officer spotted two courting short-nosed sea snakes while patrolling in Ningaloo marine park on the state’s mid-north coast. Sightings of the species of snake were last recorded at Ashmore …

Colorized Photos Bring the Vintage Cheer of Holidays Past to Life

Santa Claus with Christmas toys on a sled drawn by white turkeys. 1909.<br>Library of Congress<p>1 of 30<p>The spirit of the holiday season is wrapped up in a …

Interview: Exploring the Ocean Depths with NatGeo Traveler Photo Contest Winner Anuar Patjane Floriuk

We recently announced the winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Now, we bring you an exclusive interview with photographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk, who took home the contest's grand prize for his breathtaking underwater shot of scuba divers swimming close to a humpback whale …

Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in 1950s New York Discovered in Attic 50 Years Later

These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered antique portraits showcase the city in the midst of the 1950's, as seen through the Rolleiflex lens of the undiscovered photographer Frank …

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11 Ways to Make 2016 Your Most Creative Year Ever

This time next year, you'll be giving yourself a well-deserved pat on the back.<p>You do this at the end of every year; I know I used to. You'll be sitting there, going about your business, and suddenly it'll dawn on you that this year is just about over. <i>What? How did that happen? Where is my life</i> …

Courageous Cancer Patient Recreates the "Birth of Venus"

Washington DC-based portrait photographer Jonathan Thorpe captures an incredible image of his friend and model Heather Byrd, in which the young woman (who also happens to be a cancer patient) is at the center of a thought-provoking recreation of Botticelli's <i>Birth of Venus</i>. Standing in as the …

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Floating Rubbish Bin That Cleans Oceans

Two Australians, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, created the Seabin, a floating rubbish bin that can collect plastic bottles, paper, oil, fuel, and …

The best thing to happen to oceans in 2015 was the rise of the citizen scientist

The year 2015 saw advances in ocean conservation big enough to kindle hope in the heart of even the most despairing marine scientists. But the most exciting development this year was the push to put ocean research in the hands of the public.<p>In the world of eco-friendly legislation, the past year …

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4 Counterintuitive Tricks That Can Make Anyone More Creative

Abundant resources seem like a good thing, but they can be paralyzing. Creating your own constraints helps you get things done.<p>Talk to creative types and you often hear this: An unlimited budget is the kiss of death. You can do anything, but unlimited choice is paralyzing. You also never have to …

The Soul of an Octopus: How One of Earth’s Most Alien Creatures Illuminates the Wonders of Consciousness

“While stroking an octopus, it is easy to fall into reverie. To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege… an uplink to universal consciousness.”<p><i>“Despite centuries of investigation by everyone from natural</i> …

Where All Your Creativity Went And How To Get It Back

We’re coaxed out of creative, big-picture thinking from a very young age. Here’s how to get it back.<p>This week I got a call from my son’s school, informing me that he’d thrown a chair. He’s four years old.<p>He hadn’t hurt anyone, and he’s never done a thing like this before. He was chastened, but his …

USA. NYC. 9/11/2001. A dazed man picks up a paper that was blown out of the towers after the attack of the #WorldTradeCenter, and begins to read it. ( Larry Towell/ #MagnumPhotos) @larrysgeneralstore

Inside the Crater That Leaks Neon Blue 'Lava'

Reuben Wu loves volcanoes. It started as a childhood obsession rivaled only by space travel and dinosaurs, which explains his life goal of …

Street Photography Rules Are Dumb

Image Copyright (c) Jonathan Higbee, 2015<p>One of the unfortunate side effects of the street photography craze is the plethora of people trying to make a living from "teaching" the genre to all the eager newbies. Indeed, some do seem to paying the bills from this endeavor - at least for the moment, …

Venomous jellyfish ‘size of 5 London buses’ invading Britain

Deadly Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish, with tentacles as long as five London buses, have been sighted around the English coastline, prompting fears of invasion among conservationists.<p>The species usually lives far out in the ocean, but experts from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) say that the …

Manta Resort Underwater Room and 5 More Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms

Not just any hotel room, the Manta Resort Underwater Hotel Room in Zanzibar, Africa comes complete with a rooftop deck, living space, bathroom / …