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9 indie tabletop games that will make game night fun again

If you haven’t played a board game in a while, you’re probably thinking “Board games? Like <i>Monopoly</i>?” That’s a classic for sure, but the indie board …

Pictures of the Week 7.10.15

World Records

Unravelled - Photographs and text by Kajsa Gullberg | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Visual Storytelling Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>In <i>Unravelled</i>, Kajsa Gullberg looks at the marks …

Awards

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Consciousness

Couple Lives Off-the-Grid in Incredible Floating, Self-Sustainable Home

Since 1992, husband and wife Wayne Adams and Catherine King have lived completely off-the-grid in a floating home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, British Columbia. The Canadian couple and their two kids are completely self-sustaining, eating whatever King grows in her garden as well as the …

Off-grid

A reality check for gau rakshaks

Anti-slaughter laws don’t recognise the reality: the cow has a future only in states that permit at least selective culling.<p>Written by |<p>Would anyone …

India

Pictures of the Week 4.3.15

Portraits of People and Their Essential Everyday Items

How much can you tell about a person from the small items they carry around every day? Do they provide a more comprehensive picture of who a person …

Photography

Frozen Facades, Frolicking Red Pandas, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

The Magical Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits of Ukrainian Photographer Anita Anti

Anita Anti is a photographer based in Ukraine who uses elaborate costumes, props, and makeup to create magical portraits that are often inspired by …

Artist Amusingly Adds Strange Details to Old Photos

Artist Colin Batty puts an amusingly strange spin on photographs of the past. Taking cabinet cards from the early 1900s, he uses acrylic paint and crafts entirely new and surprising scenes directly on the image. His additions are often hilarious but also creepy, and he does a fantastic job of …

Art

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

Newly Discovered 31 Rolls of Film Shot by an Unknown Soldier During WWII

Founded by photographer Levi Bettweiser, the Rescued Film Project works to recover and develop unclaimed rolls of film from the 1930s to 1990s in an effort to reveal hidden memories and significant moments from past decades. In late 2014 at an auction in Ohio, Bettweiser came across one of his …

History

Ricoh WG-M1 Is A Rugged Action Camera Designed For The Outdoors

<b>Ricoh WG-M1</b><p>Currently GoPro dominates the action camera industry. However, there are alternatives to this big name in capturing a first-hand glimpse …

Cameras

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

2014's Biggest Moments Highlighted in Detailed Illustration

To commemorate 2014, both good and bad, Beutler Ink created an amazingly-detailed graphic highlighting some of the most newsworthy things of this year. The Washington, DC-based digital content agency gave a nod to Wes Anderson's <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i> movie poster and cross sectioned it with …

Eric Garner

Revealed: Aston Martin’s new Bond car

Meet the Aston Martin DB10. It arrived in a whirlwind of excitement on 4 December at the official naming ceremony of the new James Bond film, christened Spectre.<p>The DB10 will be Daniel Craig's wheels in Bond's 24th big-screen outing, due in 2015, continuing 007's affiliation with Aston that helped …

Aston Martin

FBI investigating Qatar World Cup bid

Conservative MP Damian Collins reveals that FBI officers are investigating Qatar's bid for the World Cup<p>FBI officers are investigating the Qatar World Cup bid, a conservative MP has disclosed.<p>Damian Collins, Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe, said during a Parliamentary debate on the 2018 …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Track Down

Destiny's first expansion looks to bring major changes to loot drops, gear, raids and more

<i>Destiny</i>'s first expansion, <i>The Dark Below</i>, sounds like it may end up being more notable for the major changes it makes to the game's systems rather than the new content it contains, according to a preview from Game Informer.<p>With <i>Destiny</i>'s most recent patch, which was released this week, developer …

9 Crazy Details About The Unprecedented Sony Hack

Hackers shut down Sony's systems and then released an estimated 11 terabytes of data.<p>Stolen information was sent to reporters and is available to download online.<p>It's not clear who is responsible for the attack.<p>Here are some of the most eye-opening things we've learned so far:<p>• Sony thinks it was …

This Memorial For Qatar’s World Cup Workers Grows As Tragedy Mounts

Nearly 1,000 migrant workers for the 2022 World Cup have lost their lives in Qatar. Controversy abounds over FIFA’s decision to host the World Cup in the scorching Middle Eastern country, as allegations of vote buying circle the long-criticized organization. The speculative architecture collective …

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel