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Photographer invents new landscape astrophotography capturing the Milky Way

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By Nicole Hughes in New Photography on Friday 5 December 2014

Ben Coffman is a landscape photographer based out of Portland, Oregon, but Ben isn’t just any landscape photographer. He is unique in his craft, specializing in what he calls ‘landscape astrophotography’. Featuring the Milky Way at night, Ben’s photography allows us to appreciate the great outdoors in a light. His work his truly awe-inspiring, showing […]

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Mums share their kids’ ridiculous eating habits

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Websites on Friday 5 December 2014

This is just a phase, hopefully. When New York City-based blogger and mother of two Ilana Wiles asked her readers to send in ridiculous stories of picky eaters, they surely did not disappoint. From a kid whose food must be pre-tasted by the cast of Frozen, to a boy who only eats stuff stolen from his baby brother, to a girl who believes that purple grapes are trying to kill her, these children truly define the meaning of ‘ridiculous’.

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All you need are PVC pipes and flip flops to make sweet, sweet music

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Friday 5 December 2014

Pipe Guy is one of Adelaide’s most famous street musicians. Though, instead of heading to the city’s Rundle Mall with a guitar, this guy sets up a set of PVC pipes and a pair of flip flops to play for the masses. What kind of music can pipes and flip flops create?

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This self-taught Singaporean artist makes his drawings come alive on wooden boards

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 4 December 2014

Give Ivan Hoo some simple basic boards, coloured pencils, pastels and ink and the artist from Singapore will produce some breathtakingly real animals and everyday objects out of them. Even the water he draws seem to be trickling silently. Hoo prefers boards of wood to paper as he feels that the former gives the background a unique texture.

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You’d wake up on time too if your mum made breakfasts like these

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By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 4 December 2014

Anne Widya’s four kids are always on time for their breakfast. You would too if your mum wakes up an hour earlier to make them look as irresistible as these. Innocent cucumbers become killer whales and languid sausages morph themselves into car racers. Anne revealed, ‘I get inspiration from my four children, friends and everything […]

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Incredible time lapse shows what women have looked like over the past 100 years

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 4 December 2014

In a time lapse video by YouTube channel ‘Cut Video’, a model time travels through different eras with the help of makeup artists and hairstylists. Called ‘100 Years Of Beauty In One Minute’, the video takes us through 11 different eras in the past century in just a little over 60 seconds.

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YouTube literally can’t count all the views Psy’s Gangnam Style has, it actually broke the Internet!

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 4 December 2014

Since Psy’s Gangnam Style music video went viral in 2012, two years later it’s still going strong. It was the first video to pass 1 billion views, and in May it passed the 2 billion mark. However, now instead of breaking YouTube records, Psy just broke YouTube itself. YouTube wrote in a short post: ‘We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met Psy. Gangnam Style has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade!’

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Best dad ever was caught dancing at a music festival and our lives may never be the same again!

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Thursday 4 December 2014

This is the best duo to spot at a music festival. The overly-prepared dad and the half-enthusiastic son. This dad definitely made up for his kid’s lack of excitement with some stellar dance moves. Dressed as only the best dads should be: shorts with long black socks, a fanny pack full of all the important dad gear, a safety string for his glasses (so he can safely groove out, of course) and ear plugs to comfortably listen to the loud bands.

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Sticky notes that look just like a Piet Mondrian painting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 4 December 2014

When Oscar Wilde said that, ‘Life imitates art’, I didn’t think he meant sticky notes. ‘Monde Riant’ is an artful sticky note made by designers Catherine Denoyelle and Assia Quetin for Pa Design. It’s inspired by the minimalist and abstract works of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. Just like the real-life artworks, ‘Monde Riant’ is composed […]

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This feline can accurately predict who’s about to die in a Rhode Island nursing home

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Adopted by the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island seven years ago, Oscar the kitten grew up to become a reliable source of information as to which patient will soon pass away. He does this by curling beside these patients in their final hours. At the nursing home, Oscar paces from room to room and will then choose a patient to lie with.

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Parents post a birth announcement correction, 19 years later

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 3 December 2014

This mum deserves a trophy for her encouragement and support! Yolanda Bogert took to the births section of The Courier-Mail this week to place a retraction like no other. ‘In 1995 we announced the arrival of our sprogget Elizabeth Anne as a daughter. Oops our bad. We would like to present our wonderful son – […]

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Video game screenshots juxtapose the Paris of today and of the French revolution

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Thanks to technology, we get to compare modern-day Paris with photos of itself from the French Revolution, a time where photography hasn’t been invented yet! In his series ‘Then & Now’, gaming enthusiast Damien Hypolite went around 1790s Paris in the video game Assassin’s Creed Unity and took screenshots of iconic places. He then biked around the city – the real one – holding up the photos to stage a meeting between past and present.

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The very hungover caterpillar is a book we can probably all relate to

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 3 December 2014

If you’re a drinker, you’ve no doubt suffered ‘the worst hangover in history’. But can you imagine a hangover while being a parent? Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd are back with a hilarious take on the sweet children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar where a poor father wakes up with a hangover and spends each page […]

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Feeling alienated? This isolation pod will cut you off from the outside world at a snap

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Design student Eden Lew took inspiration from a sandwich wrapper he threw out to prototype a personal pod-like isolation cocoon for anyone to take a quick retreat anywhere. His target audience? Busy students and professionals who routinely find it hard to take a break from their work. Initially prototyped as an isolation pod for people […]

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One very curious koala takes in the serenity of the Australian shoreline

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 2 December 2014

We’re used to seeing koalas out in the Australian wilderness, perched high in gum trees, maybe out on the road while crawling from tree to tree. But a koala enjoying the beach? Yup. Over on Queensland’s Magnetic Island, it’s quite common to see koalas enjoying an ocean view on the sand while tourists look on […]

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Photo series shows the otherworldly views of Hong Kong’s architecture

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 2 December 2014

With little space to accommodate seven million people, Hong Kong’s homes had nowhere to go but up. As a result, the cityscape is a truly unique sight composed of towering skyscrapers, cramped housing developments, crisscrossing laundry lines, and countless apartment windows.

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Dog protects baby from horrifying vacuum noise!

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By Nicole Hughes in News on Tuesday 2 December 2014

Mum’s are typically the ones to protect their young from any harm. But, in this case, the dog does the mum’s protective work. Discovering their pets’ protective nature while vacuuming, this family decided to film the instinctive behaviour and upload it to YouTube. The results are hilariously adorable.

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America’s first vegan butcher is about to open in Minneapolis

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 1 December 2014

Not all butchers sell meat, which is evident from Aubry and Kale Walch’s animal-friendly butcher, The Herbivorous Butcher. Due to open its first brick-and-mortar doors in April, this butcher is going to look exactly like a regular meat butcher shop with ribs, bologna, pepperoni, sausages, and jerky in the windows, except none of the products will contain meat.

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A bird enthusiast created an entire collection of realistic LEGO birds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 1 December 2014

Bristol-based gardener and tree surgeon Tom Poulsom had been building LEGO replicas of cars, trucks, and spaceships for over a year when on one fateful day, his true passion literally landed in front of him. ‘One day during a break from digging in a customer’s garden a Robin Red Breast landed on my fork handle’, he tells twobirdersandbinoculars. ‘This was the eureka moment behind what is now the LEGO Bird Project’.

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Your man (or woman) cave needs this millennium falcon rug

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 1 December 2014

We’ve all seen the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we all basically geeked out. Now let’s all just calm down and relax on this Millennium Falcon rug as we impatiently await December 2015. This six-and-a-half feet long rug is perfect for any Star Wars fan’s living room, office, or den. If […]

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