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Emoji love: The Science Behind Why We <3 Emoticons

<i>Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at ooomf, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I’ve never felt particularly comfortable in public spaces. I’m the …

If It Fits, I Sits: These 21 Cats Prove That No Space Is Too Tight

Cats never fail to amaze us with their determination to fit into tight spaces, but the cats in these photos are the best of their best. Although it …

Rare Historical Photos Show 1910s Imperial Russia In Glorious Color

Given how many historical photos are video are shot in black and white, many of us can forget that the past was also in full color – we just don’t …

Russian Media Claims Ukrainian Warship Defects To Russia, Ukraine Denies [Reports]

"Ukraine's Navy flagship the Hetman Sahaidachny has come over to our side today. It has hung out the St Andrew's flag," Sen. Igor Morozov, a member of the committee on the international affairs, told Izvestia. "The crew has fulfilled the order by the chief commander of Ukraine's armed forces Viktor …

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The Last Meals Of Death-Row Inmates Photographed by Henry Hargreaves

There are about as many opinions on capital punishment as there are prisoners on death row, but most can agree that it’s a sobering practice. New …

Before And After: Kiev’s Independence Square After Ukrainian Riots

(click to enlarge)<p>This striking composite photo from the riots in Ukraine helps put the extreme devastation occurring in Kiev right now into …

Tiny LEGOgrapher Travels The World In 365-Day Project By Andrew Whyte

UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte has documented the adventures of a brave lone LEGO photographer in his “The Legographer” photo series.<p>The process …

Man With 18 Cats Spends $35,000 On Turning His Home Into A Cat Paradise

While we did write recently about home walkways for cats and pet furniture, we never had any idea that anyone would take it this far: an unidentified …

10 Jobs That No Longer Exist

Plenty of jobs exist today that didn’t exist 10, 20 or 30 years ago – social media analyst, app developer, etc. – but we’re not exactly awash in …

An Oral History of Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Everyone in the cast of Ghostbusters.<p><i>UPDATE:Soon, you can see it in theaters again!</i><p><b>Aykroyd. Murray. Ramis. Reitman. Believe it or not, it was 30 years ago that four brave men came together to battle ghosts, goblins, and, even scarier, New York City traffic. We take a look back</b> …

Meet the Handsome Face of Namibia's Budding Vintage Craze

Meet Lourens Loux Gebhardt: internal auditor by trade, fashion designer by choice, and dapper gentleman for life. Dapper may even be an understatement for the impeccably groomed, fastidiously outfitted Namibian blogger, who goes by Loux. Despite his background in finance, Loux is known as the …

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central …