A healthy seaweed that tastes like bacon has just been invented

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 24 July 2015

At the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Oregon State University, scientists have come up with a strain of seaweed that is not only healthy, but also tastes like everyone’s favourite food: bacon.

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If the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looked like the artists they were named after

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 24 July 2015

Cowabunga! Kiwi artist Owen Dippie just put up a mural in Brooklyn that depicts the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, albeit with less shells and green skin. At a wall along the railway track, Dippie combines pop culture with classical art by creating an artwork that sees the beloved turtles as the Renaissance artists they were […]

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Clever shower curtain will stab you if you take too long

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 24 July 2015

How to make sure your roommate doesn’t take too long in the shower? You have them stabbed, but in a gentle manner, of course. Six years ago, London-based artist Elisabeth Buecher created a clever contraption that kicks you out of the shower using plastic spikes.

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Artist chops up paper to create these hyper-realistic photos

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

South Korean artist Yoo Hyun creates portraits of iconic figures using an unconventional medium. While other artists use ink to depict their works, Yoo on the other hand, uses space.

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Put rainbows in your home with this Nyan Cat paint roller

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 23 July 2015

In celebration of same-sex marriage legalization all over the US, hobbyist Antzy Carmasaic decided that it wasn’t enough to turn his Facebook profile picture into a rainbow – he had to include everything else as well!

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Instagram photos of strangers get better after this guy doodles on them

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 23 July 2015

In the hands of New Delhi-based artist Suraj Sirohi, oranges come to life, a dog gets pampered, and a koala mistakes a guitar for a tree. How does he do it? Definitely not by using filters.

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Watermelon carved into a dragon will forever change the way you see this fruit

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

Everybody loves watermelon – that is until it tries to set you on fire. Italian sculptor Valeriano Fatica has set the bar for carving fruit by turning a beloved summer food item into a menacing, realistic dragon head.

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Unusual white patch looks like a small horse on the back of a horse

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Thursday 23 July 2015

In North Yorkshire, England, there’s an adorable foal that, at first glance, looks like he has a white shadow. But as it turns out, it’s just a really recognizable patch!

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Stand out in the crowd wearing these super dope wooden headphones

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 July 2015

If you don’t have the right pair of headphones, you could be listening to your favourite songs all wrong. The bass could be off or tunes can sound ‘tinny’. If you’ve got a pair of headphones that deliver music to your ears like this, put those down and grab yourself a pair of headphones from Grain Audio.

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Costumed characters get a more human look in this cool photo series

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 July 2015

On any given day, Hollywood Boulevard is packed full of tourists wandering up and down the area taking selfies and photographs of anything that looks mildly interesting. Making sure that neighbourhood is as glitzy as ever are the costumed characters – the people who dress up as iconic movie and cartoon characters for people to take photos with.

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This magical unicorn umbrella will brighten up your rainy day

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 23 July 2015

Why wait for the rain to stop until you see a rainbow? This here is the Magical Unicorn Umbrella from Think Geek. It might not actually have real unicorn powers, but it can sure make you smile on the gloomiest of rainy days.

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Two dogs hug each other hours before euthanasia, get saved just in time

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Thursday 23 July 2015

In a shelter in Atlanta, two dogs Kala and Keira badly needed a miracle after they found out they were scheduled to be euthanized. Luckily for them, it only took a hug and a viral photo to do the job.

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The stunning night skies of rural Greece captured by a 22-year-old photographer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 23 July 2015

For those of us who live in big cities, it’s difficult to see the beauty of the skies every night due to tall buildings and smog (sigh). But nevermind – Konstantinos Vasilakakos is here to show us all what we’re missing with his intense photography and time-lapse video of the Milky Way.

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This is what Happy Meals would look like if created for big kids (ahem, adults)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 23 July 2015

There’s no shame in ordering yourself a Happy Meal from McDonald’s after your 25th birthday. Really, there isn’t. There’s just so much to love about a Happy Meal – the addictive junk food, the toy inside, the colourful box. 

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This Kickstarter project gives us an intimate look into the triumphs and struggles of a famous Romanian architect

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By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Thursday 23 July 2015

The Romanian architect and aristocrat George Matei Cantacuzino was separated from his family in 1939 and suffered under war, fascism and communism for twenty years, before dying without laying eyes on his wife or children again. His story is one of sacrifice, heartache and above all, the resilience of the human spirit. And in his honour, a documentary is being made by his great-grandson, George Rowell, and a small team of talented young people.

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