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The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

Though it’s sometimes easy to get down about what’s happening on a global scale in the world around us, the minutia of an artist, an album, or a song can be a saving grace in our day-to-day lives. Music has never been able to fix what’s wrong with the world, but sometimes it feels like it can fix …

remembering 'the beige icons' through nostalgia-inducing animated gifs

jun 25, 2018<p>using the visual metaphor of a coral reef, artist rogan brown draws inspiration from the microscopic organisms living inside our …

Art

YubiKey's new iOS SDK lets developers bring hardware 2FA to their apps

Yubico, the maker of the popular YubiKey hardware two-factor authentication (2FA) token, has announced the launch of its iOS SDK. This allows developers to bake truly secure 2FA (read: not based on SMS) into their apps, based on the company’s YubiKey NEO NFC-equipped hardware.<p>Support for the …

How the Quantum Eraser Rewrites the Past | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Commuting

DL

Lenovo At CES: Mirage Solo Google Daydream VR Headset Price, Release Date Unveiled

Lenovo has announced the Mirage Solo, a new standalone VR headset powered by Google’s Daydream VR platform. The Lenovo Mirage Solo is expected to …

12 Creative Costumes That Will Make You the (Art) Star of Any Halloween Party

Art World<p>These costumes will turn your Halloween party into a masterpiece.<p>,<p>Halloween isn’t just a night to play dress-up—it’s a chance to get …

Hybrid Mechanical Sculptures by Pierre Matter

French artist Pierre Matter uses scrap metal for his sculptures and gives them second life by transforming them into bulls, whales, and mythological …

Sculpture

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

Why Chile has emerged as a big solar market

It might surprise you to learn that Latin America — including Mexico, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean — was the region that showed …

South America

Apple is building a giant, $850 million solar farm

The facility is being built with First Solar and will cover 1,300 acres. Cook said it would provide more than enough power to supply Apple's new campus in Cupertino, which is under construction. The solar-power facility will cost $850 million to build, but Cook said it would save the company money …

Apple To Power New Data Centers With Renewable Energy

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it would spend 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) to build two data centers in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs.<p>The company said the centers, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the …

Solar Is Growing Faster Than Non-Renewable Energy in the US

<i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as a part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>We've noted here before the …

Solar-powered plane continues flight around the world

Solar Impulse 2 has taken off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay and is heading for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.<p>The single-seater aircraft's team spent more than a week waiting in Mandalay for weather …

Solar Impulse

Texas city opts for 100% renewable energy – to save cash, not the planet

Georgetown, Texas decision not about going green: ‘I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find,’ says city official<p>News that a Texas city is to be powered by 100% renewable energy sparked surprise in an oil-obsessed, Republican-dominated state where fossil fuels are king …

Al Gore

Costa Rica hits 75 days powered entirely by renewable energy

This year has been a pretty special one for Costa Rica -- for the first quarter, the country's grid has required absolutely no fossil fuels to run, the state-run power supplier the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has announced. It relied almost entirely on four hydropower plants, the …

Blue

Container: Surreal Paintings by Alice Lin

Works inspired by traditional Chinese painting techniques, Pop Art and magical surrealism by Beijing-based artist Alice Lin. Her paintings harmonizes …

Art

Story Objects by Vera van Wolferen

Miniature architectural sculptures made of balsa wood, paper and cotton by visual artist Vera van Wolferen based in The Hague, Netherlands. The …

Sculpture

Freezing Flowers by Paloma Rincón

This self-initiated project by Madrid-based photographer Paloma Rincón highlights flowers frozen in blocks of ice. She wanted to feature this classic …

Flowers

Pop Culture Dystopia by Filip Hodas

This ongoing series by Prague-based 3D artist Filip Hodas takes pop culture icons such as Hello Kitty, Invaders, Pac Man, etc. and applies a …

Pacman

Rainbow Chapel by Coordination Asia and Logon Urban Architecture Design

Rainbow Chapel by Coordination Asia and Logon Urban Architecture Design is a wedding chapel placed inside the Shanghai Museum of Glass Park. The …

Architecture

Carved in Stone: Sculptures by Song Kang

Mixed media sculptures by Portland-based artist Song Kang in which architectural forms are imposed onto the surface of rounded objects or "rocks." …

Sculpture

A Starbucks Inside a 100-Year-Old Converted Teahouse in Kyoto

Situated along the historic Ninenzaka street in Kyoto, this new Starbucks, which opened on June 30, is located inside a 100-year-old converted …

Japan

Visual Strangeness: Photos by Bjørg-Elise Tuppen

This ongoing series by Norway-based photographer Bjørg-Elise Tuppen explores the expressions created by combining contradicting and out of context …

Photography

23 Temple Street: Miniature Sculpture by Joshua Smith

An intricate miniature sculpture of a building on Hong Kong's Temple Street by South Australian artist Joshua Smith. Using Google Street View, Smith …

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Between Dreams and Reality: Illustrations by Jenny You

Digital illustrations of everyday life that border between the edges of fantasy and reality by Chinese-American artist and illustrator Jenny Yu based …

Los Angeles

Amtrak vs snow, in slow-mo

An Amtrak train pulls into a station somewhere up east. The only problem? The tracks are already occupied by snow, piled a good six inches higher …

Amtrak