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Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, Lyon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425055405150/b9048c18-9711-4d60-b857-31d33a772037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, …

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The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Ghosts: AK-47 guns made from beads and wire - in pictures

New art installation of replica AK-47s from wire and beads, made by Zimbabwean craftsmen, offers powerful comment on South Africa's continuing obsession with guns

Fire, Music, Tech: An Audio Visualizer to End All Audio Visualizers

Fire and heavy electronic beats may not be the first things you'd associate with a children's classroom lesson. The team at science/tech blog …

Anti-gravity

Awkward Moment Seal meme shares your embarrassment

Behold Awkward Moment Seal, the latest addition to the mighty pantheon of Advice Animals memes.<p>We all know the feeling he represents: It comes when a …

Optical Illusions Update

"QUANTUM SHOT" #228(rev) <br>Link - article by Stefan Van den Bergh & Avi Abrams<p><b>Your eyes see one thing, your mind believes another!</b><p>Welcome our guest …

A new post-carbon era dawns as the old fossil fuel system dies. It's time to step up.<p>Last Friday, I posted an exclusive report about a new NASA-backed scientific research project at the US National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (Sesync) to model the risks of civilisational collapse, based on …

Samba Offers A New Video Messaging App That Records Your Friends’ Reactions

Thanks to Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition yesterday, the tech industry is going to be on the lookout for the next great mobile messaging app. With fortuitous timing, a new mobile video messaging app called Samba is debuting today – and, no, they didn’t move up the launch to take …

Ordinary Objects Cleverly Interact With Simple Line Drawings

The world is filled with possibilities according to clever Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. From the graphic designer's perspective, any little object can be redefined to communicate a whimsical idea that will make just about anybody smile.<p>Perez first began his <i>Instagram Experiments</i> last fall with …

A Punt Gun. Used for duck hunting only 120 years ago, but were banned because they depleted stocks of wild fowl. http://t.co/T5qY5IRqJw

Artist Creates "Paintings" with One Sheet of Intricately Folded Fabric

British artist Benjamin Shine creates textured “paintings” by carefully folding and ironing one giant sheet of tulle fabric. His subjects range from portraits of iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor to realistic renditions of elderly hands and beautifully abstract faces emerging from the flowing …

Mirrored Reflections Produce Beautifully Complex Landscapes

American photographer and director of photography Cody William Smith mirrors the world upon itself in these contemplative landscapes. The series, entitled <i>A Moment's Reflection</i>, features a large, round mirror placed conspicuously into the dirt, the sand, or the sea in various settings. Standing …

36 Vintage Images That Are The Very Definition Of WTF?

Many of you love our story featuring 38 Of The Most Unexplainable Images On The Internet, so today we thought we'd take you back before the advent of …

Why Do We Feel Nostalgia? by Vsauce

In his most recent video, Vsauce (Michael Stevens) explores why humans feel nostalgic, talking about “reminiscence bump,” earworms, and more.<p>In …