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Artist Folds Photographs into Endless Geometric Sculptures

Christiane Feser’s ‘Photoobjects’ blur the line between photography and sculpture.<p>German artist Christiane Feser cuts and folds photographs into expansive, abstract panoramas. Her U.S. solo debut at Los Angeles’s Von Lintel Gallery stages a diverse series of these <i>Photoobjects</i>. Hanging on the walls …

Modern Art

Cosmic 'signal' found in data collected in 1920s

A 50-year-old puzzle about the movement of our Solar System, and maybe the origin of life, may have been solved thanks to data collected in the 1920s.<p>…

Could mini black holes power Earth? Stephen Hawking thinks so

Quick, what's the best way to provide an alternative source of energy for the Earth?<p>If you answered, "Get a mini black hole to orbit Earth," then you …

How the Preset Options on Your Camera's Mode Dial Affect the Settings

If you just got your hands on your first ever DSLR camera then no doubt you've noticed it has a lot more options than a regular point-and-shoot …

Aperture

Expand Your Coffee Horizons

Track your favorites with the Coffee Passport<p>Great coffee is an experience all its own. The aromas, flavors and sense of adventure when you delve …

Coffee

40 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Make Something Of Your Life

<b>1. “Don’t count every hour in the day. Make every hour in the day count!”— Mark Amend</b><p><b>2. “It always seems impossible until its done.”— Nelson</b> …

Einstein's most incredible prediction may be proven right this week — or a big rumor debunked

Gravitational waves may have been detected for the first time, but we won't know for sure until February 11, 2016 — when scientists will either …

Physics

Visualization of the Sun's Invisible Magnetic Field

Most of us can appreciate the Sun and all its complexities, but there is a lot going on with the big ball of gas and plasma that goes unnoticed. To …

83-year-old math problem solved

It took more than 80 years, but a problem posed by a mathematician who delighted in concocting tricky ones has finally been solved.<p>UCLA mathematician …

A Meteorite Explodes Over the Mojave in This Incredible Timelapse Video

It sometimes feels like Mars, Pluto, and planets beyond our solar system get all the attention. But let’s be real: Earth is the best goddamn planet …

Newly discovered deep-sea worms, including one named 'churro,' could shed light on animal evolution

Here's one churro you won't want to eat.<p>A team led by California researchers has discovered a pink, flatworm-like critter in the deep seas off the Pacific that they've named <i>Xenoturbella churro</i>, after the long, delicious fried-dough treat that you will never look at in the same way again.<p>The …

Biology

A 'Star Trek' must-see: Smithsonian transforms USS Enterprise into its original model

The voyages of <i>Star Trek</i>'s USS Enterprise now include an extensive restoration at the hands of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in …

High-potency pot smokers show brain-fiber damage

People who use especially potent pot show signs of damage in a key part of their brain. The results, reported online November 27 in <i>Psychological</i> …

The 20 photographs of the week

The Zika virus in Latin America, protests in Greece, Curiosity on Mars, the earthquake in Taiwan – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

Abdulnasser Gharem doesn't have the background you might expect for a successful artist – let alone one famous for edgy work from Saudi Arabia. He was once a lieutenant colonel in the Saudi army. He went to high school with two of the 9/11 hijackers.<p>But his first major art work sold for a whopping …

Saudi Arabia
Astrophysics

Elvis Presley and His Gift-giving

<i>Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.</i><p>Elvis Presley's …

Here's a close look at SpaceX's historic rocket landing

SpaceX's much-hyped rocket landing was impressive, but you didn't exactly get a good look at it if you were watching live. It seemed more like a matchstick putting itself out, really. Not to worry, though: SpaceX has delivered an ample supply of photos and video documenting every step of this …

Space Exploration

The Mechanics Behind this DIY Wooden Expanding Table are Fascinating

You’ve probably seen this kind of expanding table online, but have you ever seen how it actually works? Scott Rumschlag of Mechanical Lumber walks …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

Universe

An Informative Illustration That Explains What Cats Are Communicating Through Their Body Language

Artist, animator and animal lover Lili Chin has created Cat Language, an adorable illustrated guide to what felines are saying with body language. …

Pets

Woman Dressed in 18th Century Fashion Lives in the Modern World for Funny Photo Series

Photographer Thibault Carron imagines what modern life would be like if our fashion was from the 18th century. In his playful series <i>And If Fashion Was…</i>, the Montreal-based creative juxtaposes scenes from contemporary culture with a woman whose outfit and hairstyle recall a time from centuries past. …

Koko the Gorilla Adopts 2 Kittens to Fill Her Heart with the Joys of Motherhood

For her 44th birthday, Koko the gorilla received the present she'd long been waiting for–motherhood. The famous primate, known for her ability to master American Sign Language, has achieved a great deal in her life, but she never had the opportunity to be a mother. With the ability to communicate …

Cute Animals

"Origin of the Universe Riddle Solved- and,er, It Wasn't God" Claim Canadian Physicists

A Group of researchers have made what may turn out to be the most significant discovery in HISTORY – how the cosmos came into being from nothing. The …

Physics

5 Alternative Photography Processes That Challenge Convention and Realism

Some photographers live by a set of rules: they follow the standard conventions of exposure and image development to produce realistic photographs …

Pluto at Dusk: Spectacular, and Spookily Earthlike

There’s a world near the solar system’s fringe that, in many ways, is more Earthlike than anyone could have imagined. Here, frosted glaciers slowly drain moisture from icy mountains that tower over smooth, lowland basins. Overhead, the sky is filled with haze – lots and lots of it, carved into …

Incredible Time-Lapse Footage of a Developing Supercell

Yesterday, while I was enjoying relatively clear skies in Colorado, just one state north of me the weather was just a tad more dramatic. A group of …

Time-lapse Photography