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Some People Are Convinced NASA Is Covering Up a UFO That's About to Land on Earth

Open your eyes, sheeple.<p>One of the nice things NASA does is stream live footage from the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth 16 times a day. It's pretty calming stuff—until a UFO enters the picture. Then all bets are off.<p>On July 9, NASA was streaming footage from the ISS when …

South Korean 'Illusion Artist' Dain Yoon Wows the Internet

Dain Yoon describes herself as an "illusion artist."<p>Since last year, the 22-year-old student from South Korea has been busy painting -- on …

11 qualities in men that women find attractive

Luckily, a bunch of scientists have wondered the same thing.<p>These types of studies are often small, and frequently rely on self-reported feelings in a lab, which may be different from how women truly react in real life. And the participants are often Western college students, who are not an …

Photographer Undergoes Cosmonaut Training to Become the First Civilian Artist in Space

gravitational stress at the edge of space, <i>2013</i> <i>© Michael Najjar/Courtesy of Benrubi Gallery, NYC.</i><p><i>This work was photographed during an edge-of-space</i> …

Space Exploration

Photographer captures the wild and dangerous streets of New York City in the 1970s

New York City in the 1970s was a wild and dangerous place. After peaking in population in 1950, the city began to feel the effects of large-scale …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Picture Stories<p>Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and …

Nature

Louisa Seton captures Ethiopia's Surma people | CNN Travel

29 of the most surreal landscapes on the planet

Some are land formations molded over thousands of years by Mother Nature, while others are man-made creations that have altered the earth in strange ways.<p>From the bubbling lava lakes of Ethiopia, to a lake that has been nestled in the desert for 2,000 years, here are 29 landscapes that are so …

National Parks

Brutalist Buildings Made From Lego Bricks

“For example, a building from Zaha Hadid or Juergen Mayer H is very hard to realise with Lego bricks.” After discovering the possibilities of the …

This "Puppy Or Bagel" Meme Is The Best Thing To Happen To The Internet

What do you get when you combine two things people love? i.e. pups and pastries? Twitter user @teenybiscuit, apparently, who's been blowing up Twitter with her incredible collection of dogs that look like foods, and vice-versa.<p>Behold, the image that started it all:<p>A delicious optical illusion that …

The Breathtaking Urban Density of Hong Kong, As Seen From Above

Landscape photographer Andy Yeung has lived in Hong Kong for his entire life, but it wasn’t until he gazed out his window on a recent flight that he …

Extraordinary Photos of a Gay Motorcycle Club in the 1960s

It was a sunny weekend in 1967 when photographer Sylvan Rand hopped on the back of his friend’s motorcycle and headed for a sequestered farm in the …

Spectacular warped beauty of Mumbai interiors - CNN Style

Written by Thomas Page, CNN<p>Architecture is a precious thing; delicate and worth preserving. Whether by the slow slip into decrepitude or wanton destruction at the hands of terror, our heritage is at risk.<p>That's the driving force behind "Look Up Mumbai," an installation overseen by Professor Sarah …

Emil Rashkovski on Capturing Enchanting Landscapes

<i>All images by Emil Rashkovski. Used with permission.</i><p>“I don’t just shoot the landscape I see but put my own interpretation of the scenery through …

What These Artists Do with Ballpoint Pens Is Unreal

Artists Kai & Sunny turn straight lines into straight-up hypnotic artworks.<p><i>Whirlwind of Time (section), Kai & Sunny. Image courtesy of the artists</i><p>The ballpoint pen may be a humble tool for creating art (although it has earned its place in MoMA's permanent collection) but that doesn't mean to say …

Sweet Photos of a Man and His Best Friend, A Giant Dog

For Minnesota-based photographer Chris Cline, his dog Juji is more than his best friend; he’s his guardian.<p>A few years ago, the photographer made the …

Pets

Has Anyone Ever Actually Enjoyed a Live Techno Set?

Guess what: forcing a club full of people to turn around and watch you play with some synths is actually pretty boring.<p><i>Defending the Indefensible is a semi-regular series which sees us trying to find merit in the abject, the terrible, and the deathly dull—or vice versa fault in the otherwise</i> …

How Will We Live In 2116?

Super-skyscrapers, virtual holidays (involving electrodes stimulating the senses) and Hologram pets may seem like elements of a sci-fi movie, but according to Samsung’s SmartThings Future Living Report, they are likely to exist a century later. Put together by space scientist Dr. Maggie …

Planetary Habitability

Scientists Studied How Our Brains Would React to Teleportation

Neuroscientists offer some surprising results about how the brain finds its way around.<p>Teleportation turns out to be an easy thing to simulate, neurologically speaking. The rhythmic brain patterns that appear in real-world spatial navigation reappear as subjects navigate virtualized environments on …

The Cryptic Visual Language Of Russian Prison Tattoos

A Russian photographer spent decades documenting prisoner tattoos–now, his archive has been turned into a book.<p>Tattoos occupy myriad places in our culture, whether as works of art, the future of wearable tech, reality-show fodder, or just reminders of our terrible decisions. But for Arkady …

The race is run: America's abandoned space history – in pictures

Roland Miller is on a mission to document the deserted sites of America’s space race. He has photographed launch pads, bunkhouses and research facilities across the country, some of which no longer exist or are closed to the public on secure military bases. His book, Abandoned in Place, is …

Grandmothers - Photographs and text by Magda Kuca | LensCulture

<i>Six years old and going strong, Circulation(s) is a Paris-based festival that showcases young and emerging photographic talents from across Europe. In the weeks leading up to this year’s edition, we will be sharing some of our favorite photographers from the program. We’re also excited to be</i> …

Chilling Oil Paintings Conjure Images From the "Other Side"

Artist Sam Wolfe Connelly depicts the strange and mysterious with an uncanny ability.<p><i>This is the second story in a series exploring the connections between art and magic. Click here to read the first.</i><p>Sam Wolfe Connelly's haunting, eerie images look like they're right out of a classic German …

21-Year-Old Artist Will Not Be Shamed for Using Period Blood as Paint

Samera Paz is trying to destigmatize women's bodies.<p>Samera Paz, a 21-year-old student at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, uses her menstrual blood to paint on canvases. She recently posted a few of her paintings to Twitter in an attempt to "erase these stigmas society has about women, …

Archaeologists Unearth More of a Massive Underground City

In 2013, construction crews in the city of Nevşehir, in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, were demolishing low-income housing ringing a Byzantine …

Surreal photos of China's failed 'city of the future'

The once flush-with-cash town of Ordos, China, has been called the world's largest ghost town.<p>Roughly 15 years ago, a coal-mining boom led local government to throw money at urban development there, in the hopes of creating a new epicenter of culture, economy, and politics.<p>Ordos New Town — also …

Stunning Works Of Macro Photography Ask You To Look Closer

The world will never look the same.<p>From a distance, an eye looks like nothing more than a little black marble. The closer you get, however, the more peculiarities begin to bubble up to the surface -- the specks of gold and green, a reflection of light, hints of moisture that build up around the …

Peace, Love and Freedom: Hippie Fashion From the Late 1960s to 1970s

When we get dressed in the morning and prepare for our day, we don't typically think of our clothes as serving a broader purpose beyond making us warm, comfortable, or fashionable. However, looking at and studying vintage photographs reminds us that fashion can speak volumes. To transport ourselves …

Study Skills

How to Cultivate Your Creativity [Book Excerpt]

Around the time that his cult-classic, drug-culture novel <i>Naked Lunch</i> was released, author William S. Burroughs was experimenting with a writing …

Creativity