Illusion

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 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 …

Optical Illusions

Why your brain thinks these identical lines are different lengths

The Müller–Lyer illusion toys with how your brain remembers the world around you.<p>Our minds are so used to the world we live in that we often judge it based on past experience—not on our current view. The Müller–Lyer illusion, at left, is a near perfect case of this visual and mental muscle …

The Brain

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

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 …

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 expects tough talks; EU alarmed at Brexit 'illusions'

| LONDON/BRUSSELS<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May expects divorce talks with the European Union to be tough, she said on Sunday after EU leaders agreed stiff terms and voiced alarm at "illusions" in London that may wreck a deal.<p>"What this shows, and what some of the other comments we've seen …

Brexit

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

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 had illusions over …

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

Your Love Horoscope for May 2017

Glamour<i>'s love horoscope comes from Jessica Lanyadoo, an astrologer, a psychic medium, and an all-around nice lady who wants to help you help yourself. She gives readings full-time, has lectured extensively, and has petted many cats with great enthusiasm. Read her horoscopes, get a personal</i> …

Relationships

Nordstrom Is Selling Dirty Jeans For The Filthy Rich

And now the internet has decided this is a very bad thing.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Marketing is the art of making people feel good, as they buy things they don't really need.<p>Today's exemplar of this genius is …

Nordstrom

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

Internet Roasts NFL Player For Embarrassing Tattoo

One NFL player got a tattoo he might certainly regret.<p>There are good tattoos and there are bad tattoos. Whether purely for arts-sake or to make a …

NFL

Mae Whitman’s throwback pic with crimped hair and Michael Angarano just absolutely made our day

Have you ever seen a throwback photo that is just so epic, it takes you a minute? former child star Mae Whitman just blew our minds with the ultimate …

Fashion

Can You Spot the Flaw in This Blacker Than Black Illusion?

You can't unsee it.<p>Vantablack is the blackest material known to humankind, made of vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays that can absorb 99.965 of the light that is shone on them. The result is something almost comically black, like a movable hole from a cartoon.<p>The almost complete blackness …

Black History

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

‘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

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' 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 …

Photography

Gordie Howe Hat Trick Explained

From the Ted Lindsay Award to the James Norris Trophy, hockey (and sports) have a history of naming things after former players, coaches and integral …

NHL

You won't be able to unsee this Tickle Me Elmo skinned alive

The Canada Science and Technology Museum had the best worst idea of all time: they stripped the fur off a Tickle Me Elmo to show kids how it …

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

This Illustration Is Full of Terrifying Secrets

Don't say we didn't warn you ...<p>At first glance, this picture might look like your standard '40s or '50s diner. But after about 30 seconds, you'll quickly realize it's no where you'd ever want to grab a cup of coffee. Once you take a closer look, you'll see it's full of frightening secrets.<p>The …

Fantasy Flight Games

This optical illusion (if that's what it is) will drive you completely nuts

Once you start looking at this, it’s very had to stop.<p>Your eyes just can't see all 12 back dots at the same time. pic.twitter.com/21tNPy1DrR<p>— Max …

British Humour

Roxie Jane Hunt’s Optical Illusion Hair Designs Take Over Instagram

See her technicolor transformations here.<p>Rainbow bubbles, the Solar System and, a giant eye are just a few of the dazzling hair designs Roxie Jane Hunt has created during the past few days. The hair stylist has a history of doing experimental looks. In the past, she has also painted plenty of …

Fashion

11 actually adorable tattoos to get to celebrate your new baby

Babies are adorable tiny humans who enormously change and shape our lives. They may be small, but their wails are mighty and whether you’ve just had …

Babies