Today's gadgets and electronics are beginning to bump against the ceiling of what is possible under classical technology, so scientists and engineers are turning to quantum physics to bring our sci-fi
In 1695, Edmond Halley discovered that eclipses recorded in ancient history did not match calculations for the times or places of those eclipses. Starting with records of eclipses in his day and the observed
Make every day Nature Photography Day! National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best photography advice ever given: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand
Ordinary graphite gets a sharper outfit with designer Andrew Pyza‘s pencil+, a pencil holder and extender that includes an eraser at one end and a sharpener at the other. The tool fits any average pencil
Scientific illustrator Jane Kim (of Ink Dwell) spent over 16 months painting one member from each of the world’s 243 modern bird families. To make this feat even more impressive, Kim painted the individual
As the years go by, tattooing has become an increasingly popular way to express yourself. In 2012, a poll found that 21% of adults had at least one tattoo. For people that are between the ages of 18 to
Belgian graphic designer Lukas Costeur uses Snapchat in a unique and surprisingly creative way. Known as Snapdad, he has transformed his baby son Felix into icons of popular culture. Using a Nexus 5 smartphone
LEGO blocks are commonly used to build colorful structures, but they can also effectively help kids with their math skills. According to school teacher Alycia Zimmerman, these plastic blocks allow students
When enjoying the outdoors, it’s nice to have a sanctuary to protect against bugs and sudden inclement weather. The Garden Igloo is a transparent canopy for your garden that allows you to cherish the all
Mount Hood National Forest’s Lost Lake is the source of a natural phenomenon that has Oregon residents stumped. When winter arrives, nearby streams drain into the lake and cause it to fill with water.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is on his way to becoming the first American to travel on the world’s longest spaceflight. Since his launch in spring 2015, the commander has been documenting this extraterrestrial
Inspired by Australia’s brilliant flora and fauna, Melbourne-based jeweler Britta Boeckmann fuses wood fragments with colored resin to form gorgeous wearable accessories. Each pendant, ring, and pair earrings
London-based artist Ana Enshina uses her creative eye to envision majestic animals as an abundance of multicolored spots. Dot by dot, the watercolorist forms diverse creatures including a statuesque, pink
Dogs are known for their loyalty, so it should come as no surprise that man’s best friend makes for a fantastic camping companion. Whether they’re snuggling in a tent, trekking across a rocky terrain,
Button connoisseur Ran Hwang uses her distinct style both as a form of expression and as a form of meditation. When designing large installations made solely of buttons, beads, crystals, pins, and thread,
A basset hound named Phoebe and a setter named Tillie have demonstrated what an inseparable connection truly looks like. For an entire week, both Washington-based dogs went missing and all hope seemed
Animals can offer a powerful form of therapy for those who have suffered a traumatic experience. Dogs are common companions, but there’s also a lesser-known creature who makes a big impact–miniature horses.
Polish photographer Jakub Polomski used a camera drone to produce a collection of breathtaking scenic photos. For two weeks in July, Polomski spent his time capturing Iceland’s incomparable landscapes.
Artist Jay Mohler meticulously weaves together strands of colorful yarn to assemble mandalas known as Ojos de Dios. “Ojo de Dios, or the plural, Ojos de Dios, which is Spanish for Eye of God or Eyes of
Located in the French Alps is the Refuge du Goter, a futuristic-looking mountain lodge that’s the final stop for climbers as they ascend nearby Mount Blanc. Also known as the Goter hut, its exterior features