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Starshot: Russian billionaire and Stephen Hawking want to use lasers to send tiny spacecraft to nearby star

This is not your granddad's moonshot. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking have announced Breakthrough Starshot, a $100-million initiative to develop spacecraft that would send probes all the way to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system.<p>These nano-craft would have to …

Space Travel

Loops and Animated GIFs by Markus Magnusson

Well illustrated and animated GIFs of funny loops created by Markus Magnusson.<p>Markus Magnusson is a Swedish freelance graphic designer, illustrator, …

Secular activist who criticised Islamism killed in Dhaka

Nazimuddin Samad, whose family live in London, was hacked to death by at least four assailants after posting on Facebook<p>Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Dhaka to demand the capture and punishment of those responsible for the murder of a law student who criticised Islamism on his …

Extremism

Photographer Captures The Breathtaking Beauty Of Mexico’s Indigenous Communities

Diego Huerta's goal is to document all of the indigenous groups in the country.<p>"Oaxaca was something that had to happen, it was something that I didn’t look for. It simply occurred."<p>That's how photographer Diego Huerta describes his work in the southern Mexican state, where he has diligently …

Mexico

An Uber Driver Photographs His Drunken Passengers

In this week's installment, we gave a disposable to Arthur, an Uber and Lyft driver in LA. On the Friday he snapped pics, he witnessed some weird stuff before taking his own taxi home to document the experience from the other side.<p><i>Welcome back to First-Person Shooter, a photo series that offers a</i> …

Brussels explosions: what we know so far

There have been reports of multiple casualties with at least 34 dead after explosions at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels. Here’s what we know so far:<p><b>The explosions at the airport were minutes apart and took place at about 8am local time (7am GMT),</b> according to local media. …

Terrorism

Simple figures: the surreal beauty of Hans Breder's transfigured forms

Given that our recent fashion stories with photographers Noé Sendas and Brigitte Niedermair have focused on the human form of late, it felt only apt to highlight the work of Hans Breder, the German-born, self-taught photographer who made his name in New York by blurring the lines between …

Art

See Striking Photos of Harlem Street Life in the 1930s

A young girl walks down the street in Harlem, 1938.<br>Hansel Mieth—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 11<p>By the late 1930s, Harlem was a …

Music you may have missed in the last three months

The past three months have been crammed with twists and turns: Kanye West finally released his punk gospel odyssey <i>The Life Of Pablo</i> via a truly chaotic public unveiling, Rihanna came back into our lives and speakers for good with sexy stoner creation <i>ANTI</i>, Beyoncé unleashed the powerful and defiant …

David Bowie

The Wild, Wild West of Beauty at New York Fashion Week Fall 2016

From the glittery ears at Opening Ceremony to the bold brows at Hood by Air, here are the 5 most outrageous beauty moments from New York Fashion Week Fall 2015.

Remix OS, a desktop-focused version of Android, is coming to older PCs

A beta version being released on March 1st will support 32-bit machines<p>Earlier this year at CES we saw Remix OS — an Android fork with desktop features that you can load on to pretty much any x86 computer. Now, the company behind Remix OS, Jide, has announced the release of the software's beta for …

Photographer Laurent Kronental Captures Eerie Dystopian Scenes of Paris

With a flourish in migration from the 1950s through to the ’80s, the city of Paris was inundated with modernist project housing that quickly became …

Chloë Sevigny on Her New Perfume Obsession—And the Beauty Staple She Won’t Leave the House Without

When Chloë Sevigny walked into East Village’s Cafiero Select shop this Sunday, wearing a floral red Gucci dress, her golden blonde pulled back into a bun, it was clear she felt right at home. There to celebrate her recent collaboration with the Los Angeles–based fragrance house Régime des Fleurs, …

Beauty

9 Gorgeous Photos of a Working Mom Breastfeeding That Are Seriously Inspiring

And they're the perfect response to being "misunderstood and bullied."<p>Photographer Jen Pan created The Magical World of Breastfeeding photo series to inspire and empower nursing moms. She also wanted to take a stand for the "many nursing mothers [who] face issues at their workplace but fear …

Canon EOS 80D gives budding filmmakers even more performance

Declining DSLR sales aren't enough to stop Canon from pumping out updated versions of its DSLR workhorse cameras.<p>Canon's new prosumer EOS 80D is the …

Cameras

South Dakota passes law to force trans students to use bathrooms based on sex at birth

South Dakota would be the first state in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond …

Award-Winning Photographer Drains the Color from Fruits and Veggies

"We’re destroying our world, and sooner or later someone has to pay the bill," explains Giorgio Cravero with photo series, 'Colors.'<p>Decaying food spurs an instant emotional reaction when encountered by any sense: revulsion at the smell, upset stomachs at the sight, and the thought of touching or, …

Photo highlights of the day: the Pope in Mexico and a close encounter with a whale

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Westminster dog show and a flock or budgies

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Pictures of the day: 17 February 2016 - Telegraph

Spring Trend Report: 5 Little Details That Will Make a Big Difference

You’ve exhausted your rotation of tried-and-true staples that reigned supreme in 2015 (see ya later, button-fronts skirts and lace-up everything!) and are more than ready to add a slew of new style basics to your wardrobe. Thankfully, you won’t have to do a complete 360 to achieve a game-changing …

10 Beauty Trends That Blew Up at New York Fashion Shows This Weekend

Beauty Trends

Patrick Topping presents 45 minutes of classics

Patrick Topping presents 45 minutes of classic house and techno in new mix<p>Still hot off several recent performances as part of Kaluki’s 10th …

This photographer captured the same couples over a 30-year period — and the changes are remarkable

In 1982, photographer Barbara Davatz found 12 young, interesting, urban couples and decided to take their portraits. Little did she know, her little side project would continue for up to 30 years.<p>"I started [the portraits] in 1982 with initially no intention of continuing the series," Davatz told …

A Look Into Four Photography Industry Power Couples

The photography industry is one that requires the best of everyone. We have to constantly be producing quality at the drop of a hat. Amid being so …

Who needs faster computers?

Fifty years ago, Gordon Moore, the co-founder of the chip manufacturer Intel described a regularity he had observed that would one day make him a household name. What he had noticed was that the number of transistors that could be fitted on a given area of silicon doubled roughly every two years. …

Moore's Law

The 2016 BAFTA Awards: Fashion Winners of the Night, Highlights, and More

It was a very long night at The BAFTA Awards, from the freezing red carpet outside the Royal Opera House to the ceremony, to dinner at Grosvenor House, to the after-parties. The fashion winners on the women’s side were numerous: Cate Blanchett in an ornate embroidered McQueen with a black feathered …

A Curved Museum Dedicated To The Ocean

New York-based studio Steven Holl Architects and Solange Fabião designed a museum in Biarritz, France dedicated to oceanic issues.<p>“This is a poetic …

NASA Space Travel Posters

An illustrated poster series that gives us a vision of the future of NASA’s space tourism.<p>Inspired by their commissioned work for NASA Jet Propulsion …

Graphic Design

This designer lit up the runway with Intel technology

NEW YORK — Fashion's future is looking bright.<p>During the second day of New York Fashion Week on Friday, architecture-inspired clothing line Chromat …