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Apple's AI Team Publishes First Research Paper Focused on Advanced Image Recognition

Earlier in December, Apple announced that it would begin allowing its artificial intelligence and machine learning researchers to publish and share their work in papers, slightly pulling back the curtain on the company's famously secretive creation processes. Now, just a few weeks later, the first …

Machine Learning

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival: Pictures

Chinese Art

Epic Flooding in Midwest: Pictures

Mississippi

Silicon Valley’s most creative designer reveals the next wave of innovation — and we can’t wait

Fuseproject founder and head designer, Yves Behar, creates products that blend seamlessly into human experience.<p>Best known for the Sayl Chair by Herman Miller, the AUGUST Smart Lock and One Laptop Per Child, his approach reflects the environment and culture of San Francisco. Making him one of the …

Hilarious Photo Series Explains How to Make a Baby

If you were ever wondering how a baby is formed, Quebec-based photographer Patrice Laroche has created a easy-to-follow, almost instructional, series of photos. Of course, it's only a joke! Laroche and the soon-to-be-mother of his child, Sandra Denis, found a humorous and creative way to share …

Pat Rice

Ōkunoshima Rabbit Island

Ōkunoshima Island was the site of Japan's secret chemical-weapons-production factory during World War II.<p>During the war, the island factory produced more than 6 kilotons of poison gases, which were tested on rabbits.<p>Today, the island has been reborn as a tourist attraction and is called "Us agi …

Picture of the Day: Mulberry Street, New York City 1900

Photograph via Library on Congress In this fascinating time capsule from 1900 we see what life was like in New York City at the turn of the century. …

New York City

A gang of turkeys love harassing this mailman every day

Santa Visits Migrant Children in Berlin: Pictures

Kids

20 photos that will make you want to travel to Budapest

The results were based on millions of ratings and thousands of comments from over 128,000 travelers.<p>This year, Budapest, Hungary, ranked as the second-best city in the world, right below Florence, Italy.<p>We decided to take a deep dive into Hungary's capital city, which is known for its rich culture, …

12 American National Parks You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

Explore The Subway Top-Down | Photo: Chris Burkard<p>American writer, historian, and environmentalist, Wallace Stegner, once said that the National Parks are "the best idea we ever had". We couldn't agree more. The only problem - and it's definitely a good problem - is there are so many parks and so …

Artist Illustrates Untranslatable Love Words from Around the World

Illustrator Emma Block and jewelry designer Vashi have collaborated to visually display the language of love. There are 6,500 languages in the world, some of which have less than 1,000 people who speak them, and not every expression in one language has an equivalent word in another language. In …

Language

The 13 Coolest Abandoned Hotels and Resort Towns

<b>By Nicole Theodore</b><p><i>This article originally appeared on Playboy.com.</i><p><i>PHOTO COURTESY OF BINOMIALPHOTO / FLICKR</i><p>Located in some of the most luxurious and coveted spots around the world, these hotels and resorts used to have guests filing in and out for summer getaways and honeymoons. Now, the only things …

Artist Brilliantly Imagines What Disney Villains Would Look Like in Real Life

Thanks to Finnish artist Jirka Vtinen, we can now confirm that Disney's cartoon villains would look just as scary in real life. In honor of Halloween, the illustrator decided to expand his portfolio of iconic princesses and princes by adding the wickedly witchy villains from classic Disney films …

Walt Disney Company

This Trippy Makeup Tutorial Is The Most Terrifying Halloween Idea Ever

This trippy makeup tutorial from Promise Phan is just what the doctor ordered to get you in the Halloween spirit! With a steady hand and the right …

Makeup Tutorials

To The Roof!: Guy Builds Fully Functional Assassin's Creed Rope Launcher And Hidden Blade

This is a video of Colin Furze demonstrating the fully-functional rope launcher and hidden blade gauntlets he built to celebrate the release of …

25 Of The Most Beautiful Staircases That Have Ever Existed

What is it about stairs that draws us to photograph them? People have always had a fascination with steps not only because they are functionally necessary to our daily lives, but also for the unintelligible draw they have on our psyche.<p>Songs like "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin have been …

Starbucks' Vice President of Design + Content Jeffrey Fields Reveals Their Red Cup Design

While coffee preferences vary and CH often prefers to consume local, indie coffee brands, Starbucks plays a critical role in global coffee adoption—and they aim to do so responsibly. Moreover, they're one of only a handful of brands whose iconography has reached the world over. Since 1997, …

Graphic Design

Lofoten, Norway

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Refugees who changed the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are destitute, desperate but determined. Thousands of them flee their homes every year, risking their lives in unseaworthy boats or crammed in trucks.<p>Refugees struggling to find a new life in Europe have seized the world's attention. In some places, they have faced a backlash from …

South Africa

Submerged 400-Year-Old Church Resurfaces from the Waves

Drowned in 1966, the Templo de Quechula has recently re-emerged from receding waters in Chiapas, Mexico. A drought in the area allowed this 400-year-old church to reappear from the watery depths, with recorded levels in the Chiapas state reservoir dropping by 25 meters (82 feet). This is the second …

Entrepreneurship

35 Creative Pumpkin Carvings to Spice Up the Season

As the leaves turn red, temperatures start dropping, and the sharp scent of pumpkin spice fills the air, one thing is clear–the spookiest time of the year is almost here! In honor of Halloween and all things autumn, many creative souls use this month to turn ordinary pumpkins, squash, and gourds …

Decorations

Incredibly Detailed Miniaturized Rooms Meticulously Reconstruct Actual Film Sets

At first glance, these elaborate rooms appear as normal, everyday places. Once you look closer, however, you'll see that a human hand easily dwarfs the architecture and everything is on a minuscule scale. They're part of the Muse Miniature et Cinma in Lyon, France, a five-story museum that contains …

Miniature

Stunning Photographs Show Brooklyn Before and After Hipsters Took Over

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Kristy Chatelain)</i><p>In an ongoing effort to record the ever-changing urban landscape of Brooklyn, New York, photographer Kristy Chatelain began capturing the gentrification of neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Dumbo in 2007. Several …

Biology Teacher Uses Own Body To Teach Anatomy

These are a couple pictures and video of Dutch biology teacher Debby Heerkens teaching anatomy to her class by wearing different spandex suits …

Teaching

A Stone's Throw From Stonehenge Lies a Massive New Mystery

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>Located in Wittshire, England, Stonehenge is one of the world's most iconic man-made landmarks. Tourists flock to the raised stones to ponder their origins and meaning. Are these the marks of an alien burial site? Were ancient sacrificial rituals conducted here? How were …

Ladybird books introduce Peter and Jane to hipsters and hangovers

The children’s publisher has embraced the trend for spoofing its classic guides by launching a humorous series for adults dealing with modern problems<p>Once famous for its earnest, wholesome books that introduced British children to topics such as space travel, nuclear power and the gunpowder plot, …

Books

Nature-Inspired Tattoos Combine Vintage-Style Etchings of Fauna and Flora

Pony Reinhardt‘s naturalistic monochromatic tattoo pieces reflect deep artistic flair and amazing talent. Her intrinsic tattoos are rich in detail and visual texture, and often feature elements of the natural world with a modern twist. She tattoos using vegan ink with plant-based glycerin, and is …

Vintage

Would Road Rage So Hard: Insane Chinese Traffic Jam

Seen here on what appears to be a 4,000-lane highway, a checkpoint on the other side of a tollbooth causes a bottleneck and massive traffic jam …