Vladimir Sierra

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Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

This Instagram-famous pilot's photos of thunderstorms, blinding sunrises, and the Northern Lights show what it’s like to work from the cockpit at 37,000 feet

Van Heijst is also a travel blogger and photographer. He takes photos of the incredible views he enjoys from the cockpit via his Instagram account, then writes about them on his blog.<p>From blinding sunrises to the Northern Lights — or navigating his way through a violent front of thunderstorms — …

Landscape Photography

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken mind-bending new photos of the gas giant

NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days while traveling at up to 130,000 mph.<p>It can take days or sometimes weeks to …

Astronomy

Sofia Bonati's amazing ladies – in pictures

For the past couple of years, Sofia Bonati has been drawing intricate portraits of women against a backdrop of mazes and floral patterns. A self-taught artist from Argentina, now based in the UK, Bonati uses pencils, watercolours, inks, gouache and markers to portray “the intricacy of the female …

Gustav Klimt

Marvelous Beauty and Fashion Photography by Jeff Isy

<b>Jeff Isy</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and filmmaker, who was born and raised on a little tropical island in the Indian Ocean off to the …

Photography

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

Mississippi River

When cream hits coffee, the math is magical

There’s some pretty incredible physics happening in your morning cup of coffee. Cream and coffee obviously mix, but when they first come into contact, the cream actually tends to hover briefly on the hot surface—and researchers just figured out exactly how it works.<p>By recording the process at 2,000 …

Coffee

7 Steps to Quickly Becoming an Influential Expert in Any Field

Developing the relationships you need to succeed can't be done if you are self-absorbed and transactional.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing highly influential work is a process that can be mastered. Not only mastered, this process can be replicated again and …

Self-improvement

How to become a highly paid freelancer while keeping your day job

Since I began freelancing just over a year ago, I've had the opportunity to work with nearly a dozen high-growth startups and world-class experts.<p>What's more, I've never had to negotiate for the premium prices I charge for my content marketing services.<p>Because I've done such an effective job of …

Can You Create Sexual Chemistry If It's Not There?

What to do when you two are great on paper...but not in bed.<p>You're on a date with a really great guy. He's smart, sweet, funny, and just your type. You almost can't believe how perfect he is…until you hook up. No butterflies, no goose bumps, nothing. You completely fall flat. This guy who's so good …

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

Dot-com

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

How to Effectively Use Visual Content in Social Media Marketing - #infographic

Social media has two purposes: sharing information and marketing.<p>For those who engage in social media marketing, visual content is almost a …

How to balance a design career with creating your own art

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>It’s a challenge many designers with full-time careers face: how do …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

Christian Bale landed Steve Jobs role without an audition but will ‘crush it’ , says Aaron Sorkin

In an interview with <i>Bloomberg</i> confirming that Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said that there wasn’t even a need for an audition …<p>There was, he said, only a meeting.<p><i>“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age</i> …

Meet the Empanadas of Latin America

"Live rabbits hopped out of some of the large empanadas; birds fluttered from others." That's how food historian Rachel Laudan, in her book <i>Cuisine and Empire</i>, describes a feast eaten by Hernán Cortés and the Spanish Viceroy in Mexico City in 1538. Among the myriad dishes at the three-day feast were …

11 Ideal Facebook Tools for Contests and Analyzation

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Test Drive the New Flipboard Bookmarket

MagMaker / February 5, 2014<p>A crack team of Flipboard designers and engineers recently gave Flipboard’s Flip It web bookmarklet a handsome makeover …

Five Things You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know About Your Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / August 16, 2013<p>Flipboard magazines are a beautiful way to curate and share your favorite articles, photos, videos and audio tracks. Yet …

How to Craft an Awesome Title and Description for Your Flipboard Magazine

MagMaker / October 18, 2013<p>The cover of your Flipboard magazine is like a blind date, or a job interview or meeting someone new at a party: First …

Oops! How to Remove Stories from Your Flipboard Magazines

MagMaker / September 19, 2013<p>It happens: Perhaps your finger slipped, so you ended up adding a story to the wrong magazine by mistake. Or maybe you …

In Three Minutes, We Can Teach You How to Create Your Very Own Flipboard Magazine

MagMaker / November 7, 2013<p>If you’re just getting started with Flipboard magazines — or just thinking about getting ready to maybe possibly create …

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

Popular iOS note taking app Notability comes to Mac

Popular iOS note taking app Notability is today making its way to the Mac, allowing users to seamlessly switch between platforms with notes synced via iCloud.<p>The Mac app has been designed specifically for the desktop but features a familiar look and feel to users of the mobile apps. It also …

The Colors of Motion Is a Visualization of Movie Color

The Colors of Motion is a beautiful, interactive experiment that looks at the use of colors in movies, showing them off in a way that you’d usually never see.<p><i>The Matrix in color</i><p>Built by interaction designer Charlie Clark, the site uses a bash script to analyse movies frame by frame in order to get …

Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500

The English workshop Auto Fabrica is fast developing a distinctive style. It’s the reduction of the motorcycle to its simplest form, finished to the highest standard with low-key paintwork. And it’s incredibly easy on the eye.<p>If there’s a four-wheeled parallel, it’s those super-sanitary hot …

Motorcycles

The Durable Led Zeppelin

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin‘s bassist and keyboard player, was quietly playing backgammon and half listening to a phone-in radio talk show on New …

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …