Month: December 2021

  • Picasso and ‘Guernica’: Exploring the Anti-War Symbolism of This Famous Painting

    Picasso and ‘Guernica’: Exploring the Anti-War Symbolism of This Famous Painting As one of the most famous artists in Western art history, Pablo Picasso is known for his remarkably prolific career that spanned 79 years and included multiple disciplines. In particular, his paintings went through several stylistic evolutions like Cubism and Surrealism, reflecting the artist’s […]

  • Daring ‘Oasis House’ Concept Has a Massive Pool Perched on a Desert Mountain

    Daring ‘Oasis House’ Concept Has a Massive Pool Perched on a Desert Mountain A daring residential concept called Oasis House imagines a home cantilevering from desert rock. Designed by Omar Hakim, the structure is visualized as two distinct volumes primarily comprising glass to preserve the unobstructed views of the Wadi Al Disah in Tabuk, Saudi […]

  • Photographer Captures Poetic Photos of Strangers on the Paris Metro During His Commutes

    Photographer Captures Poetic Photos of Strangers on the Paris Metro During His Commutes When French street photographer Sébastien Durand began his practice in 2017, he was looking for inspiration. Luckily, it didn’t take him too long to realize that he could take advantage of his commute to work and get creative on the metro. What […]

  • Merry Christmas! Santander Claus made a $176 million payment mistake

    Merry Christmas! Santander Claus made a $176 million payment mistake

    Photo by HUSSEIN FALEH/AFP via Getty Images Some tens of thousands of people woke up on Christmas Day to doubled wages and a higher-than-expected bank balance after Santander did an oopsie, depositing £130 million ($176 million) into accounts held by its UK customers. Santander would now like the money back, please. The deposit mishap was […]

  • Poll: What product are you most excited to see from Apple in 2022?

    Poll: What product are you most excited to see from Apple in 2022?

    Next year has the potential to be one of Apple’s biggest years. With tons of products rumored to be unveiled, which one are you most excited to see the company launch in 2022? more… The post Poll: What product are you most excited to see from Apple in 2022? appeared first on 9to5Mac.

  • Physicists captured, quantified the sound of champagne’s effervescence

    Physicists captured, quantified the sound of champagne’s effervescence

    Enlarge / The physics behind champagne’s bubbly delights is surprisingly complex—including the source of its distinctive crackling sound. (credit: Jon Bucklel/EMPICS/PA/Getty Images) There’s rarely time to write about every cool science-y story that comes our way. So this year, we’re once again running a special Twelve Days of Christmas series of posts, highlighting one science […]

  • Biden administration will continue ISS cooperation through 2030

    Biden administration will continue ISS cooperation through 2030

    The US will continue to work with other countries’ space programs on the International Space Station through 2030, NASA announced today. That will allow for an uninterrupted transition to a planned commercial space station (or stations!) in the late 2020s. Funds for the ISS have already been approved through 2024. NASA administrator Bill Nelson told […]

  • CES 2022 will close a day early because of COVID concerns

    CES 2022 will close a day early because of COVID concerns

    Amelia Holowaty Krales CES has dropped the last day of its 2022 tech conference in Las Vegas, and the show will now end on January 7th, the Consumer Technology Association announced today. The shorter schedule is “an additional safety measure” in the face of a surge of COVID-19 diagnoses. Over the last two weeks, a […]

  • 9to5Mac Happy Hour 362: A look back at every Apple product from 2021

    9to5Mac Happy Hour 362: A look back at every Apple product from 2021

    Benjamin and Zac look back on all the Apple hardware releases in 2021, from the iPhone 13 to the long awaited release of the AirTags accessory, revamped iPad mini, the colorful M1 iMac, and the ultimate MacBook Pro update. Happy New Year! Sponsored by Prisoner Wine: Go to ThePrisonerWine.com/HAPPYHOUR for 20% off plus shipping included on […]

  • Colorado fires close out a year of disastrous drought

    Colorado fires close out a year of disastrous drought

    Fires continue to burn into the evening in neighborhoods on December 30, 2021 in Louisville, Colorado. | Photo by Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Devastating fires in Colorado cap off a year of awful drought across the US. Dry conditions helped set the stage for blazes that scorched hundreds of homes […]

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