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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting …

Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child's Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …

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Inside the Bizarre Genome of the World’s Toughest Animal

Tardigrades are sponges for foreign genes. Does that explain why they are famously indestructible?<p>The toughest animals in the world aren't bulky elephants, or cold-tolerant penguins, or even the famously durable cockroach. Instead, the champions of durability are endearing microscopic creatures …

Orangutan Rescue in the Land of the Chainsaw

Human Journey<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p><b>Text and photos by iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton.</b><p>I’m back in …

100 Quick Weight-Loss Tips

Small, simple changes can lead to major results.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight is a journey composed of a million healthy choices we make each day. So keep these 100 tips in mind to continue on that healthy path, little by …

Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist 2015 - Photographs from the shortlist of the World Photography Awards | LensCulture

<i>Once again, the shortlist demonstrates the vibrancy, diversity and skill of both today's established photographers and, as importantly, the growing army of citizen photographers for whom the awards offer unprecedented exposure and opportunity.</i><p>—Astrid Merget Motsenigos, World Photography Awards …

Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Tourists travel by camel caravan along Cable Beach; twenty kilometers of pristine white sand between the vast red Australian Desert and warm Indian Ocean. #notadrone #Broome @thephotosociety

19 Portable Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

All muffins, all the time. That's our new rallying cry, especially now that we’ve discovered muffins can be healthy. But did you know that your …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

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37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

Nature Photography

Here's What 44 Countries List As The Greatest Dangers In The World

Amid rising conflicts engulfing the Middle East, most of the 44 nations surveyed in a new Pew Research Center study listed the top threat in the world as "religious and ethnic hatred."<p>Nations were given the option of selecting between five dangers: nuclear weapons, pollution, AIDS and other …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

The Sunni-Shiite Divide Explained With Extremely Useful Maps And Timelines

"If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resolved, we cannot take our eyes of the Shiite-Sunni conflict, says Vali R. Nasr, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins …

Black Tomato on Twitter: "That's right, swimming pigs. In the #Bahamas. And they even have their own island... http://t.co/YM54WeL8ro #newswire http://t.co/7yVeyQAbCT"

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The Daily Flakes — Can Snowboarding Be Saved?

Can Snowboarding Be Saved?<p>Outside Magazine:<p>Shortsighted marketers are riding snowboarding into the ground, but there may still be hope to keep the …

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 – in pictures

The annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition has produced another fantastic set of images. Scroll through to see this year's winners, including portraits of an Indian skateboarder and a Japanese snow monkey

The Top 10 Ski Resorts In The United States For 2014

This is the list for 2014 — There is an updated Forbes Best Ski Resorts List For 2015, which can be found here. Rankings for all 221 of the best ski resorts in North America are here.<p>As we arrive here at the precipice of a new winter, we’re pleased once again to offer you the Forbes Top 10 U.S. Ski …

French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers

To coincide with Paris Photo's opening, French newspaper Libération has chosen to remove all images from its 14 November issue in a bid to show the …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

Beautiful Rainy Day Reflections Captured on City Streets

When it starts to rain, you will most likely find French photographer Yodamanu outside, documenting the reflections that bounce off of wet sidewalks and glisten on window panes. Based in Strasbourg, Yodamanu concentrates his attention on the shadowy figures of people walking in the rain and their …

18 ways to save money in an hour http://gu.com/p/3jzab/fb When the clocks go back this weekend, you can get an extra hour's sleep. Or you could use the bonus 60 minutes to boost your bank balance. Joanne O'Connell makes some suggestions for ways to save and make money in an hour. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

20 Creative Headboards That Make a Major Statement

These are not your basic backdrops.<p>The most important design decision in your bedroom is the headboard. After all, it's the focal point and can change the vibe of a room instantly. Whether you want to elevate your space, make it cozier, or add some serious color, these ideas will get your creative …

Interior Design

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

Stunning photos of gorillas, dugongs and mushrooms? It must be the Wildlife photographer of the year competition 2013 - here are this year's commended entries: http://t.gu.com/oln97?CMP=OTCNETTXT8115 Photograph: Diana Rebman/2013 WPY