Zachery Guenard

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Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Siamese fighting fish

These stunning portraits show Siamese fighting fish seemingly floating in mid air, displaying their long, flowing fins and brilliant colours. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich uses specialist lighting and crystal-clear water to capture exuberantly finned and coloured varieties of Betta …

Essentials: The Beginning Street Photographer

<i>Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be</i> …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

The world's first underwater museum – in pictures

From algae-encrusted VW Beetles to classical busts covered in psychedelic coral, dive into the magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s seabed sculptures. He covers his exhibits – which include a dream collector and a dozing dog – in a cement that attracts growth, then plunges them to the ocean …

Surface Interactions of Nail Polish with Household Cleaners Look Like Star Systems

From frozen flowers, glass bottoms with dried spirits, to close-ups of exploding soap bubbles, leave it to today’s photographers to exploit just …

Nails

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

Climbing On Mount Denali

Samsung’s New Gear 2 Smartwatches Drop Android for Tizen OS, Coming in April

Only six months after the introduction of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung has announced two new smartwatch models: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. The Korean …

The great tunnel of China? Beijing's plan to build world's longest underwater passage will cost more than $40B http://natpo.st/1dXOx7E

Will It Beard: Fun Photo Series of Random Household Items Stuck in a Man’s Beard

Here’s something that’ll help you start off the week with a grin (or a grimace, if you harbor an aversion to beards). <i>Will it Beard</i> is a fun photo …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

'Life' Photographer Showed Africa Through A New Lens

Before World War II, many Americans got exaggerated ideas about Africa from movies like <i>Tarzan the Ape Man —</i> movies that were filmed on Hollywood sound stages<i>.</i><p>It took time to change that view. But after the war, <i>Life</i> magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon sought to shed a new light on the vast and …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 16 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Top 10

Black Desert House Contrasts Nicely in the Mojave Desert

<i>The Black Desert House</i> is a minimalist getaway designed by creative director Marc Atlan in collaboration with architecture firm Oller & Pejic and interior design company Moderne Builders. Located just thirty minutes outside of Palm Springs, the incredible landscape boasts the untouched environment …

Architecture

BBC Travel

The emergence of luxury floating hotels provide a new route to Komodo, a remote island named for its reptilian inhabitants: http://bbc.in/1gJVX2v …

The more I watch it the funnier it gets

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

Ten things to do while you’re stuck at the airport

Your flight has been delayed for hours and the terminal is starting to feel like a prison. You've read every magazine in your possession, eaten as many mediocre meals as you can muster and downed as many drinks as is reasonable. Now what are you going to do?<p>Here are 10 suggestions to keep you from …

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week

Colorado marijuana dispensaries made huge sales in the first week of legal recreational marijuana.<p>Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around the state reported first week retail sales to The Huffington Post that, when added together, were roughly $5 million.<p>That's a lot of green for Colorado's legal …

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …