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14 Raw Photos That Show What Giving Birth Really Looks Like

These images give new meaning to the miracle of life.<p>Birth and breastfeeding photographer Leilani Rogers calls watching a baby take its first breath a "heavenly experience." The founder of the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project has documented 50 mothers going through their uniquely beautiful …

Italy’s fabulous five: planning your visit to the Cinque Terre

The Italian Riviera is not short of rugged coastline or romantic towns and villages, but the five fishing communities of the Cinque Terre are its most iconic highlight. The five villages are no longer the isolated hamlets they once were, but there’s still a feeling of remote authenticity, with few …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From The Japanese

If you've ever spent an extended period of time in Japan, you know that life in Japan and life in America are totally different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a thing or two from daily life in Japan. The culture is filled with rich traditions based on …

21 Phrases You Use Without Realizing You're Quoting Shakespeare

William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Famous quotes from his plays are easily …

Literature

10 Biting Facts About Snapping Turtles

Here in the Americas, lake monster legends are a dime a dozen. More than a few of them were probably inspired by these ancient-looking creatures. In …

Zoology

10 Things to Do Before a Big Presentation

<i>“The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.”</i> <i>—George Jessel</i><p>In the 15 minutes before …

Fire Breathers Captured in Slow Mo and Bullet Time Using 50 Cameras

In addition to running a giant stock footage archive of over 1,500 4K clips, Philadelphia-based DOP Mitch Martinez also shoots Time Slice, or …

‘Heart in a box’ keeps beating until transplanted

Experts say device could increase the pool of eligible heart donors, though ethical concerns remain<p>A device that reanimates organs taken from dead patients has shown promise in heart transplant surgeries, though it's raising some ethical concerns, as well. As <i>MIT Technology Review</i> reports, the …

6 gadgets to help you keep track of your kids

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When kids are young, most parents have some kind of monitoring device at home to keep tabs on the tots when they're in another room. Whether they're audio-only or combo audio/video contraptions, baby monitors are extremely common. In addition, though, there's a slew of other devices …

Gear & Gadgets

Game of Thrones Directors Revealed for Mysterious Season 6

If there wasn’t enough mystery surrounding the next season of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, now there’s a veteran of ABC’s <i>Lost</i> joining the show too. Below is the …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …