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Innovative UV Ray Camera Helps You See Where You Still Need Sunscreen

With so much sun left to soak up this summer, don't let your skin be exposed to harmful UV rays. Sure, there is sunscreen, but it's an invisible protector. How do you know if it's working or if you've put on enough? David Cohen and Jon Meyer of Voxelight wondered this exact question, which led them …

Skin Care

Cat Wearing a Tiny Captain’s Outfit is the Cutest Sailor Onboard a Russian Cruise Ship

Cats are famously fearful of taking baths, but if this feline is any indication, they might be alright with the high seas. Since 2008, a Persian cat named Sailor has been aboard a Russian tourist ship that cruises between Moscow and St. Petersburg. He earns his keep by “working” with captain …

Cruise Ships

Street Art Project Uses Building Facades to Spread the Word About 314 Endangered Bird Species

In a visually captivating public art venture, the Audonon Mural Project seeks to raise awareness for species of birds threatened by climate change in a rather unconventional way–street art. A collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery, scatterings of stunning avian …

Birds

A simple property of water created this gorgeous photo

Ontario-based photographer Michael Davies and his friend Markus stood at the top of a mountain and demonstrated this by throwing leftover tea into the air, dramatically photographing it instantaneously freezing.<p>This mountaintop was just 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) south of the Arctic Circle, and …

Pocket Sized Greenhouse Self-Sufficiently Purifies the Air

Designer Xindong (Jonathan) Che wants to add more greenery to the modern world without the hassle that comes with taking care of plants. That's why he transformed an average hourglass into a miniature greenhouse called <i>Lives Glass</i>. The plant lives in the bottom half of Che's glass creation and, in …

Miniature

Century-Old Photographs of Adorable Cats and Dogs

Harry Whittier Frees, an American photographer who lived from 1879 to 1953, may have created the original LOLcat images! His funny photographs show adorable animals dressed up in clothes and posed in human situations. Often accompanied by humorous captions, the photographs depict the furry little …

Pets

Mount Etna in pictures: Volcano spews lava and clouds of ash in latest eruption - Telegraph

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Dutch Museum Renovation Features Living Roof

We love it when museums take a step forward in creativity, highlighting the design trends of the moment. The bold look of the <b>Biesbosch Museum</b> in …

1,400-Year-Old Gingko Tree Sheds a Spectacular Ocean of Golden Leaves

Once a year, this towering 1,400-year-old tree showcases a transition into fall in a spectacular way—its thousands of leaves change into a radiant shade of gold. Located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Zhongnan Mountain region of China, this brilliant autumnal display …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Scientists Find 15 Amazing Benefits Of Listening To Music

If you love listening to music, you’re in good company. Charles Darwin once remarked, “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule …

Flute

If You Want To See The Best Starry Nights, Head To Arizona

Oh my starry eyed surprise.<p>Stargazing is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy wherever there's a beautiful night sky. But if you want to take your stargazing up a few notches, head to Arizona.<p>Arizona cities Flagstaff and Sedona, in particular, have some stellar nighttime sights. According …

Grand Canyon

Adventurous cat hikes in America’s wilderness with his owner and loves every bit of it

STEPHEN SIMMONS IS A WAR VETERAN who is fighting PTSD by practising “adventure therapy” — healing by hiking one’s way out of stress and anxiety.<p>But …

The 'poetic mystery' of the world's leading dancers - CNN Style

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Artist Bought Rundown Building for $1, Transformed It Into Magnificent Arts Center

Artist, urban planner, and Chicago resident Theaster Gates can easily add “progressive thinker” to his list of credits–after all, only someone with a clear, forward-thinking vision could look beyond the dilapidated appearance of an early 20th century building and see so much more. After purchasing …

The Arts

FoxType wants to help you write more polite emails

The trouble with communicating via text, whether it’s an SMS, IM or email, is that the tone of your message may not always come through as you expect. It’s especially difficult when you’re conversing with a business associate or someone you’ve never met before.<p>FoxType tries to help you write more …

Apps

Monaco Yacht Show 2015: Forget the boat, here's the island you can sail

Kokomo Ailand, the futuristic floating island you can sail, proves there's no such thing as "over-the-top" in the world of superyacht design.

Boating

Why your cat needs an iPad

<b>(CNN) —</b> The old ball of yarn isn't cutting it anymore when it comes to cat toys.<p>As with kids' toys and adults' favorite board games, diversions for pets have overwhelmingly gone digital. A slew of apps and other tech toys are now being marketed to our cats and dogs. (OK, marketed to us, who then …

Pets

This genetically altered micropig is being sold for $1600

One of the most revolutionary techniques of modern biology is being put to work making smaller pigs. <i>Nature</i> is reporting that the Chinese genomic institute BGI has begin selling genetically altered micropigs, created as a byproduct of the institute's gene-editing work. At a summit last week in …

How to piss off a Norwegian

Suggest Sweden is better.<p>Or Denmark. Or Finland. But especially Sweden. We see our welfare system as absolutely perfect; and we’re better than them …

Why We Can’t Be Happy All the Time

<b>“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.” ~Ram Dass</b><p>Suffering by definition: the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. …

Artist Cultivates 1.2-Acre Field Into Massive Crop Art Paying Homage to Van Gogh

Displaying a talent cultivated throughout his lifetime, Stan Herd‘s aptly named “earthworks” are a uniquely rural form of art. His latest piece (a massive reformation of Van Gogh's 1889 <i>Olive Trees</i>) <i></i>sits in a field in Eagan, Minneapolis, gaining worldwide attention. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, …

Art

What is a supermoon lunar eclipse?

On September 27, the moon will enter a phase called the supermoon lunar eclipse - find out what it means with this animation<p>Nasa has released a video to explain an upcoming cosmic display that has only happened four times in the last century.<p>On September 27 2015 the moon will enter a phase called …

Supermoon

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

Biology

Aggressive mountain goats close down Idaho hiking trail

CLARK FORK, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service has temporarily closed a northern Idaho hiking trail over concerns about aggressive mountain goats after …

Zen Foxes: Photographer Documents Wild Foxes Enjoying Themselves

These photos by Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specializes in taking beautiful photos of wild foxes, show how foxes are experts …