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Hand-tinted photographs capture Japan on the brink of modernization

Photography changed the way the country saw itself<p>In the 1870s, Japan was a place on the cusp of massive transition. Less than two decades after …

Japan

32 Beautiful/Bizarre Graphic Design Ads From the '70s

Print continues its quest to document vintage printer and graphic design ads through the decades. Here, we feature the trippy and gorgeous ads of the …

8 dangerous HIV myths debunked by the experts

<b>(CNN) —</b> HIV/AIDS is one of the highest profile diseases of our times, but many of us are still ignorant about key aspects of the illness, how it works and how to live with it.<p>HIV has killed an estimated 39 million people to date, but making it more dangerous are the misunderstandings and stigmas …

Public Health

16 super-collectible 'Star Wars' toys your mom probably threw out (pictures)

Behold: The rarest, most collectible "Star Wars" toys in the galaxy. Do you still have them, or did they fall victim to deep cleaning? For example: This is the holy grail of rare toys. Before "The Empire Strikes Back" came out, there was a mail-order ad for a Boba Fett figure that fired real …

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Powerful Portraits of Interracial Couples Paired with the Hateful Comments They’ve Received from Others

Interracial couples have been free to marry—and to have their love recognized in the eyes of United States law—for nearly half a century, but as a …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

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Here's a peek at the incredibly detailed diary Heath Ledger kept to play the Joker in 'The Dark Knight'

The late Heath Ledger won an Oscar for playing the Joker in "The Dark Knight" for good reason. His committed performance brought the iconic comic book to character to life in the most terrifying way imaginable.<p>Ledger passed away in January 2008, unfortunately unable to see the remarkable impact his …

Comic Books

The Best And Worst Booze To Drink If You Want To Lose Weight

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(Main photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Alcohol can either give you a beer belly or help you uncover your abs. After all, while one Archives of Internal Medicine study shows that people who put back one or two drinks a day are less likely to gain weight, research in The American …

Omar Sharif and Me: Remembering the Dr. Zhivago Icon

Caroline Taylor recalls a night out with Sharif in Paris, a loss of childhood romance, and a return to the Sharif she always loved.<p>A dozen years ago, my husband, James, and I decided to take advantage of a lull in schedules and move to Paris with our twin two-and-a-half-year-old boys. We packed up …

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Tips for Shooting Food Photos with Simple Tools and Natural Light

With a little ingenuity, you can use everyday objects to craft a beautiful photoshoot of professional proportions. In her latest video on Vimeo, …

Concept Trooper Created by Liam Ball

These Ten Actors Made Remarkable Physical Transformations To Star In Biopics

The above image of Don Cheadle as Miles Davis is one of the numerous biopics coming out in the near future — Jimi Hendrix, Elton John and White Bulger movies are all on the way, too. And if there’s anything Oscar nominations have taught us, it’s that the Academy loves itself a good biopic. If an …

Tarte aux Framboises

Though Simon's Tarte aux Pommes is the most beloved and evocative tart from my childhood, Tarte aux Framboises comes second. It's one of my favourite …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Charting the video game console evolution | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Click through the gallery for a few of the milestones in the evolution of video games. (William Lu / For Hero Complex)<p><b>1972:</b> Ralph Baer’s Brown Box was licensed to Magnavox and released to the North American public as the Magnavox Odyssey, which came with poker chips, dice and score sheets. Its 1978 …

Retrogaming

13 Rarely Seen Photos of Marilyn Monroe

So no, not the one of her in the white dress blowing up over the subway grate.<p>Marilyn Monroe rose to fame in the '50s and '60s, becoming one of America's most favorite actresses and most beloved blondes. Today, on what would've been her 89th birthday, we've rounded up some images of her that aren't …

Mother's Day Turns 100: Its Surprisingly Dark History

Born of war, Mother's Day grew to horrify its own mother, whose fight to fix the holiday "cost her everything, financially and physically."<p><b>As Mother's Day turns 100 this year, it's known mostly as a time for brunches, gifts, cards, and general outpourings of love and appreciation.</b><p>But the holiday …

Cat Tries to Catch the Bass

(YouTube link)<p>What manner of sorcery is this? This cat feels the bass vibrations coming from the speaker, but he can’t <i>see</i> them. He knows there’s …

Stunning Video Shows London In 1924 And 2014 Simultaneously

The times are a-changin.<p>Last week, London-based director Simon Smith followed the footsteps of Harry B. Parkinson and Frank Miller through their 1924 film "Wonderful London." Lining up the shots from the original and his new film, Smith gives a fascinating look at London that combines footage of …

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in aging mice. Harvard reported …

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Skyscrapers

Drawing Animals using Moirée Patterns

Using the contrast effect called Moiré, the Milanese Andrea Minini stunning vector illustrations of various animals with a design of the most …

The STAR WARS Sequel that Almost Replaced EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

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