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Christini Announces Return of 2 Wheel Drive Bikes, Fat Bike to See Production

Known for their 2 wheel drive systems on vehicles with only two wheels, Christini has been developing 2 wheel drive bicycles since 1995. The company …

Five of the best: Strava art

Hirst, Banksy, Emin. These are just some of the artists who will soon become redundant as a new wave of art takes over; Strava art.<p>Of course we …

Cycling

Finalists Of The 2014 Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Competition

No wonder these pictures made the cut to the final level of the most incredible competition held on the field of wildlife photography. Every picture …

Google’s HTML5 Web Designer Gets Animation Tools, Deeper AdWords And DoubleClick Integrations

Last September, Google launched Web Designer, a free tool for Mac, Windows and Linux that makes it easy for anybody to build interactive HTML5 sites and ads. Since its launch, Web Designer got a couple of minor updates, but today’s release is the first major update in a long time and brings quite a …

7 Reasons You Should Date a Girl Who Travels

Several years ago, I was sitting in my cubicle at work, as the coworker who sat beside me tacked up a new photo of his fiancé. He looked over at me and said, "Did you ever notice what people put on their desk is a representation of what they care most about in the world." I smiled nervously as I …

Best Summer Trips 2014

Travel Photography

Over 200,000 People Apply to Become First Colonizers of Mars

The numbers are in, and in just six months a phenomenal 202,586 people have applied to join the very first Mars colony. Frequently dubbed a “suicide …

Petitioners Demand Arturo The Polar Bear Be Moved From Hot, 'Deplorable' Argentine Zoo

Arturo, known as the "World's Saddest Bear," spends his days in allegedly "deplorable conditions" at an Argentine zoo. But thousands of petitioners are trying to change his life before time runs out.<p>Arturo is a 29-year-old polar bear who lives in a concrete enclosure -- with only a 20-inch-deep …

EDF, Google Earth Outreach and the Most Innovative Trend in Environmental Protection

Not so long ago, people who worried about pollution in their local environment had few options. Getting answers required hands-on testing by trained experts with specialized equipment, or finding and sifting through scarce, hard-to-come-by data.<p>Today all of that is changing. A convergence of tech …

Trailer for Sharknado 2: The Second One

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>It's here. That whirling wonder of fintastic. Revel in the cinematic magic that is <i>Sharknado 2: The Second One</i>. Will Ted McGinley grace …

Paleo Ultra, ‘Barefoot’ Running Shoes Made From Stainless Steel Chainmail

Paleo Ultra is a line of shoes by German footwear maker Gost-Barefoots designed to embrace the natural running trend. The shoes are built from a thin …

Shoes

A Dad Makes His Six-Year-Old Son a LEGO ‘Star Wars’ Boba Fett Minifigure Costume

The Dented Helmet member and father CGS1 recently made his six-year-old son an awesome LEGO <i>Star Wars</i> Boba Fett minifigure costume to wear at a local …

Lego

Sneaky Octopus Dismantles Camera

(Video Link)<p>We've seen an octopus steal a human diver's camera before. It was a great a video that inspired interesting comments on YouTube, such as …

Adventure Photo of the Week

Photos

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (see last …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Photographer Captures Triple Lightning Strike on the Willis Tower, Trump Tower, and John Hancock Building in Chicago

Photographer Craig Shimala, who also serves as Creative Director at Threadless, managed to capture a triple lightning strike on the Willis Tower, …

Trump Tower

A fisherman's son makes a rainy trek home in Bangladesh. See more standout submissions to the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1mTj4I0 Photograph by GMB Akash

Ideo Releases A New Photoshop For Interaction Design

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.<p>A few months ago, Facebook released a bit of open-source code called Origami, which lets designers create and test user interfaces without any coding.<p>Now, Ideo has …

Prototyping

Pastello Draw Act, An Immersive Kids Space Filled With Whimsical Custom Crayons and Drawing Surfaces

Children are invited to draw with abandon using a whimsical array of custom crayons at Pastello Draw Act, an immersive kids space at the National …

Crayons

Ditch the Saddle for a Harness with the new Flying Bike!

Inventors are always targeting the bicycle saddle as an area of improvement – after all, for non cyclists they always seem to be a source of …

How the teddy bear taught us compassion

In 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt legendarily spared the life of a black bear -- and prompted a plush toy craze for so-called "teddy bears." …

Toy Story

Banksy’s New York City Artist-in-Residence Video From the 18th Annual Webby Awards

In lieu of showing up in person to accept his 2014 Webby Award for Person of the Year, street artist Banksy submitted this acceptance video about his …

Art

A Beautiful Time-Lapse Video of the Past Seven Years of Meteor Showers

Professional photographer Thomas O’Brien has compiled footage of seven years worth of meteor showers filmed around Aspen, Colorado into a single, …

Time-lapse Photography

Adorable 'Dumbo' Octopus Proves Deep Sea Creatures Aren't Always Creepy (VIDEO)

Usually deep sea creatures give us the willies, but this one really surprised us with its cuteness.<p>The <i>Grimpoteuthis</i> octopus, which was recently captured in very rare footage by the NOAA research vessel Okeanos Explorer, is so sweet and innocuous-looking that it actually shares its name with Dumbo, …

The International Zip Line between Spain and Portugal

(Photo: Limite Zero)<p>The Spanish town of Sanlúcar de Guadiana and the Portuguese town of Alcoutim are separated by the Guadiana River. You can take a …

A Revealing Look At The Globalisation Of Beauty

From Boston to Beirut and everywhere in between, the globalisation of beauty continues unabated.<p>Countries like India, Singapore, Japan, France and …

Clothespin Pocket Pistol

When my father was a child he used to sit on the kitchen floor with my grandmother and they would modify matchsticks to become tiny rockets. They would shoot them inside and leave tiny scorch marks on the walls. Grant Thompson, the self-proclaimed “King of Random,” has compiled a fantastic project …

Selfie by National Geographic

National Geographic asked Heads agency in Sao Paulo in Brazil, to make posters of animals doing selfies with their mobile phones in front of their …