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19 of the world's coolest playgrounds designed by top architects

In countries around the world, architects are becoming increasingly innovative to create environments where children can explore their imaginations.<p>Today, playgrounds can float entirely on the ocean, or take the shape of an enormous, colorful crocodile.<p>Keep scrolling to see some of the best …

The original smartwatches: Casio's history of wild wrist designs

I was struck by how many smartwatch features were around decades ago<p>Instead, a company representative tells me, the intent behind the exhibition is to lend context to Casio’s current lineup of more traditional watches. Barring a huge spike in the mid-‘90s when the G-Shock line gained popularity, …

Wearable Tech

5 Topics For…Comic-Con

Comic-Con, the biggest comics and fantasy event of the year, officially kicks off Thursday. Thousands of comics creators, science fiction authors, film and television directors, producers, writers and more are expected in San Diego for the 46th anniversary of the four-day long event. Batman v. …

Pictures of the Week 7.24.15

Track Cycling

Hot-Air Ballooning in France

11 Pixar Short Films That Are Guaranteed To Brighten Up Your Day

All the emotion of Toy Story or Wall-E, but in just a few minutes.

Pictures of the Week 7.31.15

World Records

Photos: Stunning images of California’s 21 wildfires show nature’s terrible beauty in action

When California governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency this weekend (Aug. 1), he said that severe drought and recent extreme weather have turned the state into a “tinderbox.” There are 21 wildfires raging throughout California today (Aug. 3), with many of them sparked by lightning …

California

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Art

Freaky fast food: From black buns to Batman burgers (pictures)

Photo by @amivitale. "No matter how much one may love the world as a whole, one can live fully only by living responsibly in some small part of it." -Wendell Berry. Bryan Ulring and his horse at conservation-friendly J-L Ranch (@jbarlmontana) in the Centennial Valley in Montana. The land is an important wildlife corridor for elk, moose, antelope, deer, wolverines, grizzly bears, wolves and hundreds of bird species. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa @natgeo #jbarlmontana #centennialvalley #horses #ranching #ranchlife #natureisspeaking #conservation #montana #nature #seetheworld #bestdestinations #nikonnofilter #nofilter #nikon #d4s #nikonambassador #photojournalism #montana #americanwest #montanamoment #montanagram #montanalife #montanalove #montanasummer #summer #west #inspiring #wendellberry #amivitale

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

A Lightning Bolt and Rainbow Captured in One Shot

Tucson, Arizona-based photography enthusiast Greg McCown recently managed to capture a shot of a lifetime. While shooting landscapes near the small …

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