Joanna Castañeda

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TOKYO ON A BUDGET: Travel Guide & Itineraries

One of the most difficult questions I usually get is: What’s your favorite destination? It’s tough to pick just one when a mere mention of the word …

Japan

Light Painting the Outline of a Person with Long Exposure Photography

Unlike most photographers, Jason Page creates his images in complete darkness. After experimenting with long exposures of the moon reflecting over …

Light Painting

12 Cute Snakes In Tiny Hats Who Will Help You Conquer Your Fear

Don't be afraid, they are SO CUTE.

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival: Pictures

Chinese Art

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

Castles

6 ways virtual reality will shape up in 2016

The VRX event last month in San Francisco brought together 500 of the top executives in the VR space across gaming, entertainment and brand marketing to demonstrate the latest hardware, unreleased content and real-world uses of virtual reality. It was one of the most intelligent groups of people …

Artist Handcrafts Pocket-Sized Paintings Waiting to Be Discovered within Charming Lockets

NYC-based artist Khara Ledonne paints magical, miniature worlds that double as works of wearable art. Ironically, she started out by painting huge murals when she was only 16 years old and living in Washington state. She then transitioned over to sign painting when she moved to New York City in …

Art

Why Everlane Is Running A "Choose Your Price" Sale

The online retailer is offloading excess inventory in a novel way. Are some customers willing to pay more than the lowest possible price?<p>Everlane, like many retailers, is holding a big sale right now to get rid of excess merchandise, from shoes to sweaters. But in a twist, the online-only clothier …

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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Travel

How 'Hijabis of New York' Is Shattering Stereotypes About Muslim Women

"The hijab is an empowering part of my identity and is my choice."<p>When Rana Abdelhamid was told by a friend, "You're pretty normal for a woman who wears the hijab, I thought you would be really quiet when I first met you," she realized how the head covering worn by many Muslim women fueled shallow …

Peep the gorgeous winners of this year's National Geographic Photo Contest

For the last 127 years, <i>National Geographic</i> has produced some of the most gorgeous and powerful photographs in existence. More than anything, the …

A physicist just wrote a paper on why destroying the Death Star would have wiped out the Ewoks

That's the disturbing first line of a white paper a physicist exclusively submitted to Tech Insider.<p>With "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" storming movie theaters, we had to know if George Lucas overlooked a critical moment where the last film in the series, "Return of the Jedi," left off 32 years ago.<p>…

Physics

14 Adventures to Add to Your 2016 Bucket List

Your resolution for 2016: spend more time outside. We asked Outside readers for Instagram shots of their most memorable trips and activities in 2015—tagged #OutsideBucketList—and we weren’t disappointed. From scuba diving between continental plates and river surfing in Germany to climbing one of …

National Geographic Travel

We are surrounded by tiny particles, and scientists have no idea how they are affecting us

In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing—whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention, or high-performance materials—have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials.<p>Working at the nanoscale—which can mean the near-atomic scale, with substances a …

Nanotech

This Mind-Bending Optical Illusion Will Completely Mess With Your Sense Of Perspective

This video from the YouTube channel Brusspup shows a mind-melting optical illusion that will get you thinking about the limits of your perception.<p>The …

Solitary Superheroes Find Quiet Moments in Stunning Landscapes

French photographer Benoit Lapray believes that “a photograph has to tell us a story,” and he achieves just that in his series, entitled <i>The Quest for the Absolute</i>. The playful collection of portraits offers insight into the world of well-known superheroes, including Captain America, Spiderman, …

Photography

Things You Should Know About Photography Competitions From A Judge's Perspective

Photography contests aren't for everyone, that's a given. And rightfully so–not everyone wants to parade their work around in front of a bunch a …

Expressive Dog Portraits Capture the Soulful Essence of Man's Best Friend

While many pet photographers take portraits highlighting the outer beauty of canine companions, photographer Anne Geier captures something a little more—the intangible essence of man's best friend. She also showcases the grace of a canine's soul. Amidst the enchanting, Austrian wilderness, the …

Winners of National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010! (3 photos)

<b>Grand Prize Winner</b><p>National Geographic just announced the winners of their global photography contest! Out of over 16,000 entries, Aaron Lim Boon Teck of Singapore won the grand prize (and Winner of the Nature category) for his amazing shot of the eruption of Indonesia's Gunung Rinjani volcano. His …

San Francisco

This Optical Illusion Quiz Determines What Type of Thinker You Are

If you have things to do, it's best not to go on PlayBuzz — a black hole of quizzes and games. And this quiz by user Samantha Jones that's quickly rising on its charts tests your optical perception through a series of illusions. After being shown an image, you choose which of the two objects you …

Pixar co-founder warns virtual-reality moviemakers: 'It's not storytelling'

Ed Catmull says he’s open to being proved wrong by new generation of VR creators: ‘I think they should keep running the experiments’<p>Pixar Animation co-founder Ed Catmull has warned that virtual reality technology may not be the revolution in storytelling that some of its evangelists have …

Virtual Reality

Which airline is number one for premium economy? The answer might surprise you

Bridging the gap between business and cattle class is premium economy. This once novel concept is now increasingly being adopted by airlines that are seeing financial benefits in offering passengers that little bit more comfort for a little bit more money.<p>Even the US has finally caught up, with …

Air New Zealand

Many Child Refugees Travel All Alone. Here Are Their Stories.

LESBOS, Greece -- Among the flood of migrants and refugees arriving in Greece this year from war-torn countries in the Middle East are thousands of unaccompanied minors. These children made the difficult journey alone.<p>Some of the young refugees lost their families in war or on the way to Europe. …

13 Outdoor Christmas Decorations To Inspire Your Own Winter Wonderland

You'll be glad you skipped the inflatable Santa for these ideas (sorry, Santa).<p>Outdoor Christmas decorations can sometimes be a hassle, but the end results are totally worth it. From beautiful big wreaths to snowman to mailbox swag, It is important that your outdoor Christmas decorations really …

Decorations

Those Blasts of Radio Waves from Deep Space? Not Aliens.

For years, mysterious blasts of radio waves coming from billions of light-years away have stumped scientists on Earth. Lasting a mere several thousandths of a second, the blasts – called fast radio bursts – appear randomly in the sky and are often discovered hiding in data sets, months or years …

First light

Baked Potato Recipes That Can Count As Dinner

There was a time when baked potatoes were exciting. Sadly, over the years they've lost some of their sparkle in people's eyes (and stomachs). We're here to bring them back because baked potatoes -- when made right -- are truly amazing. Like, skip-dinner-and-just-eat-a-potato amazing.<p>Making a baked …

Cooking

America's Best Ranked Cities to Stay in 2016

Reviews give us the best restaurant recommendations, lead us to the best buys - even the best neighborhoods to live - and when you're checking into a hotel, they're also the best way to make sure you're getting exactly what you want to book.<p>So which American cities have the best online reputations …

Online

Here Are 2015’s Biggest Pop Songs–All Mashed Up Into a Single 4-Minute Earworm

DJ Earworm just released his annual United State of Pop mash-up for 2015’s hit songs and you will not be able to resist jamming out to it.<p>“You already know what it is” is something rappers and singers have lately taken to saying during the intro to some songs. Whip/Nae Nae-exhibitionist Silentó is …