Christina Bianco Performs Impersonations of 25 Different Celebrities While Singing ‘Forget You’ by Cee Lo Green

The incredibly talented Christina Bianco (previously) performs impersonations of 25 different celebrities (including herself) while singing Forget You by Cee Lo Green during a September 2014 show in London. Included in Christina’s amazing roster are such stars as Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Liza Minneli, Kristin Chenowith, Barbra Streisand, Gwen Stefani, Kira Knightley, Judy Garland and Cheryl Cole, just to name a few.

A New Series of 3D Illusion Street Art by Pejac in Istanbul

3D Illusion Street Art by Pejac

Spanish artist Pejac (previously) has created a wonderful series of 3D illusion street art on a recent trip to Istanbul. The paintings, which include a keyhole, a window that appears to be peeling off a wall, and a set of shutters, are all examples of the trompe l’oeil art technique. Pejac posts his latest work on his Instagram account.

3D Illusion Street Art by Pejac

3D Illusion Street Art by Pejac

3D Illusion Street Art by Pejac

3D Illusion Street Art by Pejac

photos by Julian Santiago

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A New Trailer for the Political Web Series ‘This Is Not a Conspiracy Theory’ by Kirby Ferguson

Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix, has posted a new trailer for his latest web series, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory. The new series focuses on politics in the United States, and the factors that have led to the present-day status quo. Episode two of the series was released back in September. We previously posted about the Kickstarter campaign that launched the series and episode one.

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Google Releases Hundreds of Material Design Icons on GitHub

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Google — specifically Google Design — has released hundreds of Material Design icons on GitHub. The release is part of the updated Material Design guidelines and Google’s ongoing effort to create a “visual language for [their] users” that was first published in June 2014.

Google Design are open-sourcing 750 glyphs as part of the Material Design system icons pack. The system icons contain icons commonly used across different apps, such as icons used for media playback, communication, content editing, connectivity, and so on. They’re equally useful when building for the web, Android or iOS.

Google Material Design Icons
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Google Material Design Icons
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images via GitHub

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New Fossil Discoveries Answer Decades-Old Questions About the Duck-Billed ‘Deinocheirus mirificus’ Dinosaur

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New fossil discoveries made by a team of paleontologists answer decades-old questions about the Deinocheirus mirificus, a dinosaur whose arm bones were first discovered in 1965. Due to the limited fossil resources scientists could only speculate on the shape of Deinocheirus mirificus beyond its arms, but new fossil evidence shows it to be duck-billed, ostrich-like dinosaur that was larger than a Tyrannosaurus rex.

A team led by Yuong-Nam Lee of the Geological Museum, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources found additional specimens of Deinocheirus mirificus fossils at a site where fossil poachers had already dug up other dinosaur bones, and at a fossil shop that had the skull as well as parts of the dinosaur’s hands and feet. From that, they were able to piece together a more complete idea of what Deinocheirus mirificus may have looked like.

The team published their findings in the journal Nature.

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images via Michael B.H., Yuong-Nam Lee/Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

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