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19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his …

Environment: News & features

Environment

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

New Yorkers applaud World Trade Center comeback with the opening of tower four

The World Trade Center site is once again becoming part of New York life.<p>The first and smallest of four main towers built to replace the twin towers destroyed in 2001 when hijacked airplanes crashed into them has just been opened by the city’s mayor.<p>At the inauguration ceremony Michael Bloomberg …

Macro Underwater Photography of Reef Dwellers by Felix Salazar

Reef Dwellers.<p>This is a selection of breathtaking macro underwater photographs of colorful reef dwellers by California-based photographer Felix …

Underwater Photography

Underwater photography: a beginner's guide - in pictures

Underwater photography is addictive, but there are some important rules to follow for conservation and safety reasons. Once you've mastered these basics, you can't have much more fun in the sea than this. If you'd like to share you own underwater images, you can upload them via GuardianWitness<p>With …

Traditional Pinup Photos with Splashes of Milk as Clothes Captured with High-Speed Photography

Inspired by the classic pin-ups of the 1940’s and 1950’s, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz came up with a current version of those iconic …

Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook

The book suggestion of this week is about UX design and how to sketch user interfaces. The title is Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook by Saul …

Roaring Hoofs, Tempera on cotton, 125 x 170cm, Years 2003-2005 OTGO art: www.mongolian-art.de

10 Famous Artworks That Remain Lost

Van Gogh’s <i>Sunset at Montmajour</i> sat in an attic in Norway for six decades, believed to be a fake, but the 1888 landscape painting has finally been …

Art

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Art

Artist Creatively Re-Imagines Iconic Paintings

Cuban-American painter Cesar Santos recreates iconic paintings with a contemporary twist for his series known as <i>Syncretism</i>. His intriguing works simultaneously pay homage, merge, and play with Renaissance art and Modernism. Santos' collection of paintings tackle the famous works of some renowned …

Art

'We've won the State's War on Drugs because of Bitcoin' - Silk Road's Dread Pirate Roberts http://bit.ly/16wdJnD

An Artist Turns Books Into Stunning Crystallized Sculptures

Artist Alexis Arnold uses a bit of science to freeze–and immortalize–a small library of classics.<p>When was the last time you revisited your high school copy of, say, <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> or <i>Crime and Punishment</i>? (That long, huh?) However meaningful they’ve been to you, they’re likely shelved, blanketed …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

Dessert

A very thorough illustration of the dangers of oversharing: http://trib.al/dRC89VM

Swirling, Psychedelic Self-Portraits by Nikos Gyftakis | Colossal

<p>Greek artist Nikos Gyftakis created this wonderful series of swirling self-portraits between 2004-2005. The works are made with oil pastels on …

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger.</i><p>Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. There’s a science …

Google ordered to hand private customer data over to FBI investigators http://gu.com/p/3g9cy Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

People who like whips and chains in the bedroom are ‘healthier than those that don’t’

If you like using whips and chains in the bedroom, you may be healthier than those who do not, a new survey suggests.<p>People taking part in bondage, …

Disabled trio make dance track with their minds

A group of physically disabled music fans have released the world’s first dance track using the power of their brains.<p>Mindtunes was created by Jo …

3D printing with the mind: objects from thought by reading small electrical impulses detectable in the brain, thinker thing has just created the first ever 3D printed object whose design was directed from thought alone. more details: http://www.designboom.com/technology/3d-printing-with-the-mind-objects-from-thought-by-thinkerthing/

Did A Hedge Fund Guy Unlock The Biggest Question In The Universe?

A Grand Unified Theory is the greatest missing piece of contemporary math and physics. Now, Oxford believes that a man 20 years out of academia may have discovered it.<p>If you aren’t a space or physics geek, you may have missed one of the big, looming questions left by 20th-century scientists. …

Mt. Gox--which controls well over half of all Bitcoin trades--said it would begin requiring 'verification' for all accounts seeking to deposit or withdraw currencies other than Bitcoin. The measure means users need to submit government identification to trade Bitcoins for traditional money, in effect ending anonymous use of the service. http://bit.ly/13698Ep