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Does wearing glasses weaken your eyesight?

Many people believe that the longer you wear spectacles the worse your eyesight becomes. But are they right? Claudia Hammond takes a clear look at the evidence.<p>There are lots of reasons why people don’t always wear their glasses. They might dislike the way they look, get teased or simply feel more …

Optometry

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Cranberry Upside Down Cake Recipe Demonstration - Joyofbaking.com

And the latest in weird fashion news... clothing from a spray can?

You'll never say "it <i>just</i><i>doesn't fit right</i>," again. In case you were hoping for another cool/weird trend in fashion (after the incredible 3D printed …

Fashion Shows

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Homemade Holiday Lollipops

Shares 0<p>Help the kids make festive holiday lollipops this year. Bundle them together as a gift or use a single lollipop as a gift topper. Adult …

Crafting

Capture 360-degree panoramas with the throwable Panono ball

Two years ago, Jonas Pfeil posted a video to YouTube about a funny-looking ball he’d created that was filled with cameras and could capture panoramas of the entire world around it. Three and a half million people have watched that video in the time since, and with all the attention, Pfeil has been …

Lorde Is Significantly Cooler Than We Were at 17

Many of us spent our teenage birthdays composing amateur poetry in our LiveJournal, or wondering if some now-forgotten crush would show up at our …

New York City

92-Year-Old Hero Meets 8-Year-Old Girl Whose Life He Saved

John Shear is 92. He’s about 5-feet-tall, he’s worked as a guard at the Santa Anita racetrack in California for 51 years, and he can still do 30 …

Old Age

Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

Banksy in NYC

At the beginning of October, the famous street artist known as Banksy announced an upcoming "residency" on the streets of New York City, titled "Better Out Than In". Nearly every day this month, Banksy's website announced the appearance of a new piece somewhere in New York's five boroughs. New …

Shake: Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs Shaking by Carli Davidson | Colossal

<p>Published just today, Shake is a new book of photos from Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson who used a high speed camera to capture …

Watch A Monitor Lizard Decompose In This Freaky Timelapse

What happens after you die? Let this friendly savannah monitor lizard show you.<p>Uhhh, good news for lizard-skin purse owners? Above is a video showing the quite thorough decomposition of a savannah monitor lizard, which naturally lives south of the Sahara Desert, but is also a common pet and source …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the …

Black Holes

2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships at the House of Blues in New Orleans

The 2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships took place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Las …

10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

Mermaids

Life in space 'discovered by scientists in Sheffield' - video

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have made an extraordinary claim, firmly debunked elsewhere, to have discovered living organisms arriving at Earth from space. The team sent a specially designed balloon 27km into the stratosphere during the Perseid meteor shower where they discovered small …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Hot New Trend: Naked Straight Guys Recreating Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball"

And I'm totally okay with this. More please. Also this cover is pretty good.<p>H/t Calvin, of course.

Miley Cyrus

10 ways America has come to resemble a banana republic

What will it take to reverse this trend?<p>In the post-New Deal America of the 1950s and '60s, the idea of the United States becoming a banana republic would have seemed absurd to most Americans. Problems and all, the U.S. had a lot going for it: a robust middle-class, an abundance of jobs that paid a …

Tyra Banks' Model Photos Show Her Amazing Ability To Transform

We've seen Tyra Banks teach her "Top Model" protégées the art of transformation for 20 cycles now, so it's nice to see the model practice what she preaches... and then some.<p>When Banks released three images of her uncanny supermodel impersonations on Saturday, we were stunned. Little did we know, …

Sunday Sweets: Princess Party!

For all the little girls who are in that 'princess stage,' and the big girls who never really grew out of it (I can't be the ONLY one who was …

Paneer and Queso Blanco D.I.Y. Cheese Kit, Easiest Cheeses to Make- 8 batches

Do you love Indian food with those delicious soft cheese cubes soaking up the curry? That's Paneer! Queso Blanco is another yummy farmers' cheese often seen crumbled onto Mexican and Latin American dishes but it's equally wonderful on pizza, pasta and salads. Now you can make your own in one …

Strawberry Basil Sorbet

An overripe strawberry is one that is sweet and juicy, but starting to lose a little bit of its firmness. It’s not the kind of berry that you want to …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

Photography

These Surreal Video Portraits Are Terrifying In The Best Way

Once you're done recoiling in fear, they're pretty great<p>Artists Enrico Ascoli and Donato Sansone (who goes by the name Milkyeyes and whose very, very NSFW work you can find here) teamed up to create these nightmarish video portraits as part of a project simply called "Portrait." The mini-videos are …

Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices

<i>These children [to be sacrificed to the mountain and other gods] would be collected from all over the land and would be carried in litters together … They should be very well dressed, paired up female and male.</i><p><b>Juan de Betanzos, 1551</b><p><i>Human nature would not allow them to kill their own children … if</i> …

Baking Revolution Of The Future: The Stuffed Peach

Every now-and-then we have to remind ourselves that simplicity is important, even when it comes to dessert. That’s why we’re so into this easy summer …