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Japan Plants Renewable Energy Village in Fukushima's Contaminated Farmland

A Renewable Energy Village has taken root in farmland contaminated by radiation fallout from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster. The …

Renewable Energy

Surreal Images of Faceless Men Stuck Between Two Worlds

Photographer Christopher Ryan McKenney plays with the visibility of men in nature, masking their faces in draped cloth or removing their heads entirely. Each surreal image depicts an incomplete man who appears to be in the process of either materializing or disappearing into thin air. Mystery …

Photography

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

Optical Illusion Paintings Distort Ideas of Reality

In a continuation of his intriguing <i>Millenium</i> series, Armenian artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan developed a number of oil paintings that will force your eyes to make sense of the distortions. The artist painted stunning portraits along the most unexpected surface, creating a surreal illusion of …

Art

30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever

A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, …

These Mind Blowing Infographics Will Change The Way You See Your Favorite Companies

Almost every product you use is owned by the same ten corporations.

The Dainty way to Eat A Hamburger

A Japanese hamburger chain, Freshness Burger, found that while men loved their flagship large Classic Burger, women rarely ordered it. It turns out …

Make-A-Wish Will Turn San Francisco Into Gotham City So a Child Can Be Batman – /Film

Here’s a fantastic, feel-good story to star your week off right. Next week, the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco, CA is going above and beyond …

Comic Books

29 Things That Are Way More Important Than Work Right Now

Work can wait. There are more important things happening.

North Face, K2

Photos of the Day

Countdown Begins For India's Mars Orbiter

If all goes as planned tomorrow, India will be the fourth country to reach Mars.<p>India's first interplanetary mission is only hours away from liftoff. The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission is scheduled to launch at 2:36 p.m. India Standard Time (just after 4 a.m. East …

Associated Press News

A 15-Foot-Wide House You’d Kill To Live In

Australia’s hottest young architect has transformed a skinny Victorian rowhouse into a dreamy sustainable dwelling. If only every shoebox could feel like a palace.<p>Editor’s Note<p>12/26/13<p>Happy (almost) New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. …

Architecture

Aluminum Cans Become Stools by Studio Swine

Studio Swine’s latest project takes aluminum cans and vegetable oil waste and turns them into something much more interesting!<p>‘Can City’, as the …

Meticulously Wrapped Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park | Colossal

<p>Korean artist Seung Mo Park (previously) continues to amaze with his astonishingly crafted figurative sculptures made with tightly wrapped layers of …

National Geographic Travel