Illusion

What these optical illusions say about our brains

Kim Ransley and Alex O. Holcombenews.com.au<p><b>VISUAL illusions show us that we do not have direct access to reality. They can also provide an inkling of</b> …

Neurology

China warns India not to harbour illusions in border stand-off

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's defence ministry on Monday warned India not to harbour any illusions about the Chinese military's ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute.<p>The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up …

China

Illusion Alphabet Bookmarks by PHAIdesign

Shanghai-based PHAIdesign’s latest project has them revamping the bookmark into something you’ll want to keep around. The folded clip Illusion …

Design

This Artist's 3D Illusions Have Over 900K Instagram Fans

Leave the average person to their own devices with a pen and pad and they're bound to create your run-of-the-mill doodle, complete with squiggly …

Statue of Liberty

Artists Delete Graffiti Photoshop-style with a Painted Illusion

Now this is clever: a group of street artists in Russia have “deleted” the graffiti covering a dumpster and abandoned car with a clever anamorphic …

Street Art

Deleted Graffiti

Dmitry Chabanov and fellow graffiti artists who joined Stenograffia 2017 painted an anamorphic illusion on an abandoned car and the structure beside …

Cool Stuff

22 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks

What you think is reality is a lie. And we have the proof.<p>Back in 2015, the nation—nay THE WORLD—came together to furiously debate an issue that …

Ziff-Davis

Falling Books Bookend

Add an amusing touch to your reading nook by propping up your literary collection using this falling books bookend. It’s crafted from metal and …

Shopping

Photographic Illusions Mirror Our Connection with Nature

Luisa Azevedo makes magic with her surreal, beautiful photo manipulations.<p>Eighteen year old photographer and digital artist Luisa Azevedo doesn't want to create realism, she wants to create magic. The Lisbon native's surrealist photo manipulations are known for their serene tone, crisp composition, …

Artists

Brilliant 3D Illusion Drawings That Add Depth to Everyday Scenes

A photo posted by HuskMitNavn (@huskmitnavn1) on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:29am PST<p>Danish artist HuskMitNavn, whose work we’ve previously written about, is …

Instagram

The bench that plays mind-games!

“Defying expectation, hard becomes soft”. The Stix bench uses 121 spring-loaded wooden members as a part of its hard-yet-soft upper surface. Upon …

Furniture

Meet Norway’s Matilda, the thrilling new voice behind “Illusion”

"Illusion" marks Matilda Gressberg moving away from her folk-pop roots into elegant electronic music with new-found bite.<p>From sweeping strings in the …

Music

The illusion of bigger

One room in the home that everyone wishes was bigger is the bathroom. In a survey conducted by a plumbing supplies company, almost half of the …

Bathrooms

The Hollow Mask Optical Illusion Explained

In a fascinating educational video by the Royal Institution, mathematician and host Rachel Dorris explained the disarming optical illusion created by …

Cool Stuff

21 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks

<b>1- Imaginary Colors</b><p>Hit play above and then stare at the screen (apologies for the magic show soundtrack music; it's not part of the illusion). The …

Tutorials

This camera illusion makes a speeding SUV's wheels look perfectly still

They cause mass confusion and make us question everything we thought we knew, but we still can’t get enough of optical illusions. The latest visual …

Cool Stuff

Best 5 Exercises For Butch Bodies

We don’t have mainstream training goals, so let’s not train like we do.<p>By Mo Yvonne<p>Published: 2017.05.07 08:33 PM<p>Body sculpting is an art that …

Bodybuilding

Massively Intelligent

In a classic Monty Python sketch, panelists on the talk show "How to Do It" promise to teach viewers how to split an atom, construct a box girder …

Psychology

ONEDUO – Illusion (feat. Jackie Legere)

<b>ONEDUO</b>, made up of Michael Scimeca and Stephen Georgilis, have released a remarkable new track “<b>Illusions</b>“. Enlisting the help of <b>Jackie Legere</b> for a …

Music

Germany Says Merkel’s ‘Illusions’ Warning to U.K. Was Unprompted - Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn’t need prompting from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to warn the U.K. against harboring …

Brexit

May says Merkel talk of UK illusions shows how tough Brexit talks will be

LONDON (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about Britain having illusions over its future relationship with the European Union show how tough the upcoming Brexit negotiations will be, Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Thursday.<p>Earlier Merkel said some people in Britain still …

Brexit

Merkel Warns Against U.K. ‘Illusions’ in Hard-Line Brexit Speech - Bloomberg

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel laid down a tough line for …

Brexit

Time Is An Illusion – But You Are Not!

Lately, I went up the attic. I checked some furniture and came across items covered with layers of dust. Immediately I had the picture in my mind …

Parenting

This makeup artist's optical illusions will blow your mind

Mimi Choi, 31, is a Vancouver-based make-up artist carrying more than just the one trick up her sleeve.<p>Never using Photoshop for any of her pictures, …

Lifestyle

Gaudreau headed to Paris for worlds, Giordano considering it

Johnny Gaudreau wants to play more hockey this season.<p>His NHL season over after the Calgary Flames were swept in the first round by the Anaheim …

Sports

Want Thicker Hair? Try This Bizarre Trick

Full disclosure: this trick works better on brunettes and dark blondes, as the contrast between hair and scalp is much more noticeable.<p>“Using a brow …

Fashion

‘Cut the Rope: Magic’ is Apple’s Free App of the Week

Magical puzzle game, Cut the Rope: Magic has been named as Apple free App of the Week in the iOS App Store. The app will usually cost you a single …

Apple

'Cut the Rope: Magic' Available for Free as Apple's App of the Week

Puzzle game Cut the Rope: Magic has been named Apple's App of the Week, and as a result, it will be available for free for the next seven days. Normally priced at $0.99, this is the first time Cut the Rope: Magic has been available for free since it was released in December of 2015.<p>Anyone who has …

iPhone Apps

Clever Ad Campaign Promotes Pet Adoption Using an Optical Illusion Silhouette

Ask any pet owner, and they’ll probably tell you that their furry friend has made their family feel complete. Translating this idea into an ingenious advertising campaign is photographer Amol Jadhav and art director/retoucher Pranav Bhide. They've recently produced a series of creative pet adoption …

Pet Adoption

Andy Rubin’s Essential Smartphone Gets Benchmarked

It looks like we have some more information on Andy Rubin’s essential smartphone as the handset has recently appeared on some benchmarks.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets