Emma Chidster

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Cave Art Has Been Discovered on an Isolated, Empty Caribbean Island

The legacy of a forgotten civilisation.<p>Thousands of art pieces produced by a vanished civilisation have been uncovered on a Caribbean island, shining …

Puerto Rico

These eerie space 'sounds' recorded by NASA are creepy enough to make your skin crawl

It's deathly quiet in the vacuum of space, save only for the faint whisper of gravitational waves.<p>However, space scientists sometimes take signals from beyond the mortal realm of human senses — including radio waves, plasma waves, and magnetic fields— and convert them into audio tracks.<p>This clever …

Magnetism

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here's what it's like

"North Brother Island is among New York City's most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places," wrote the authors of a recent University of Pennsylvania study about the location.<p>The city owns the 22-acre plot of land in the East River, which sits between the South Bronx's industrial …

New York City

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, …

Urbanism

World's largest flawless diamond ever to be auctioned will be unveiled this week

A 163-carat D flawless diamond, described as the largest ever put up for auction, will be unveiled in Hong Kong on Thursday.<p>‘D’ graded diamonds are colorless.<p>The diamond, which will be unveiled by jewelry specialist de Grisogono, is cut from a 404-carat stone named the “4 de Fevereiro” that was …

Jewelry

Glowing slinky-like 'creature' is actually a mass of eggs

A massive, glowing, Slinky-like "creature" photographed by a scuba diver off the coast of Australia has spurred intense speculation about what the mystery beast could be.<p>Is it a sea monster of the deep? A giant sea squirt? An enormous, fire-bodied sea worm?<p>As it turns out, it's none of the above. …

Eggs

This Faceless Makeup Illusion Will Haunt Your Dreams

Mimi Choi’s latest makeup tutorial is almost too spooky to face.<p>The 32-year-old makeup and visual artist, who is based in Vancouver, Canada, recently wowed her followers with a faceless makeup illusion.<p>“If you look closely, you will see my features disguised in the black and red paints,” she wrote …

Art

First time in 99 years: US total solar eclipse on 21 August excites scientists

Entire US will fall into shadow as eclipse passes, with darkest path, or ‘totality’, contained in 70-mile (113km) ribbon from Oregon to South Carolina<p>The sun, moon and Earth will line up perfectly in the cosmos on 21 August, turning day into night for a few wondrous minutes, its path crossing the …

South Carolina

Michelle Rodriguez Thanks Vin Diesel For Supporting "Strong Women" On The Fast & The Furious Set

It's no secret that the movie industry is unfairly male-dominated. From sexism to pay inequality, there are major issues in the way women are treated …

Mesmerizing Video Of Hawaii Beach Sand Reveals Unsettling Reality

It’s easy to appreciate the beauty of a beach in Hawaii, with its electric blue waters lapping over a coast of golden sand. But hidden in plain sight is a devastating reality that nonprofit Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii captured in a video.<p>During a recent beach clean up in Kailua on the island of …

Pollution

This Website Lets You Download, Print Old Graphic Design Posters For Free

<b>If you’ve</b> always been in awe of people who have never designed with lasso tools or color adjustment functions, here’s some good news—a website lets …

Graphic Design

12 Pup Photos for National Puppy Day

Nothing is cuter than a puppy. But did you know that dogs aren’t the only animals with pups? Other species (even some that are not members of the …

The 5 Paint Colors That Will Make You Happiest

Just in time for spring!<p>The colors in your home can have a <i>huge</i> impact on your mood — particularly paint colors. The shade of your walls has been shown to affect emotions: There are certain shades that will bring you down, ones that will help you relax, ones that will suppress your appetite and a …

Photo: Yosemite's view of the Milky Way and Andromeda

<b>Not one galaxy, but two, afforded by the pristine skies of Yosemite National Park.</b><p>Many of us have had the pleasure of viewing our very own galaxy, …

National Parks

Ten Incredible Pictures That Showcase Astronomy's Future

A visible-light telescope can reveal incredible views of nebulae, thanks to multi-wavelength imaging and advanced camera technology.<p>But in order to view what happens inside, you have to go into space.<p>Visible light can reveal the wispy tendrils of evaporating gas, the presence of various elements …

Cosmology

39 stunning photos that will make you fall in love with Earth

Earth Day isn't officially until April 22 this year, but it doesn't have to be Earth Day to admire this beautiful rock we live on.<p>Despite being approximately 4.5 billion years old, the Earth proves age is just a number. No amount of photos can capture the full scope of it's geodiversity and beauty, …

National Parks

This incredible Mars video took 3 months and 33,000 images to create

Photos from NASA have given us a sense of what it discovered on the surface of Mars, but a recent video from Finnish filmmaker and space enthusiast …

New Jersey

Canada spending $650-million on reproductive rights, including fighting global anti-abortion laws

In a sharp reorientation of Canada's foreign-aid strategy, the Trudeau government plans to spend $650-million on sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide – a move that could see Canada paying for a battle against anti-abortion laws in dozens of countries.<p>The three-year plan, announced by …

Canada

Canadian Town Apologizes After Its Drinking Water Turns Pink

The Canadian town of Onoway, in Alberta, has apologized to locals after its drinking water turned bright pink.<p>Residents started complaining about the …

Drinking Water

There's Now a Statue of a Fearless Little Girl Staring Down Wall Street's Charging Bull

On Tuesday, State Street Global Advisors issued a strong statement about gender equality. The money manager, with roughly $2.5 trillion under …

Wall Street

Meet the Award-Winning Seeing-Eye Cat

Baby the seeing-eye cat, 1947.<br>Loran F. Smith—The LIFE Picture Collection<p>1 of 8<p>We can only imagine the reasons why Carolyn Swanson forewent the …

Pets

Liquid Lava: Yosemite's Firefall Is Back

Yosemite National Park is an outdoor icon known for its ancient sequoias, the towering cliffs of Half Dome, El Capitan, and its thousands of …

National Parks

We Might Have Been Wrong About What Makes People Left- Or Right-Handed

It might not be our brains.<p>Scientists have long been intrigued by why people tend to naturally favour the use of one hand over the other. We still …

Neurophilosophy

9 crazy concept cars already unveiled in 2017

Concept cars are only getting crazier.<p>Automakers use concept cars as a way to showcase their vision for future production models. Sometimes, the cars are tame, though innovative, offering a realistic example of features to come. But more often than not, car makers pack concept cars with features …

Autonomous Cars

Cambodia’s hidden jungle temple

Beng Mealea, an eerie jungle temple that invokes the earlier, less-discovered days of Angkor Wat, gives plenty of hope to the Indiana Jones in all of us.<p>Siem Reap has become one of the world’s tourism darlings over the past years, ranked in 2015 as the second best spot on the planet to visit …

Asia Travel

A new dinosaur species has been discovered in Australia

Thunder down under<p>Paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur in Australia. The wide-hipped, long-necked, four-legged plant-eater was about half the length of a basketball court, and its shoulders stood as high as the hoop. Dinosaur fossils in Australia are exceedingly rare, and this …

Paleontology

The Most Haunted Places in Every State

Get your freak on.<p>An unexplained chill in the air, a whisper in an empty room, a flicker of movement in the corner of your eye: ghost-hunters and …

Horror

17 Photos of the Most Eerie Abandoned Sites in the World

And in some cases, actually haunted.

Hero saves smallest kitten ever on busy highway

Cats may have nine lives, but kittens only have one.<p>On Sept. 12, a tiny kitten ran onto a busy highway in the city of Kalingrad, Russia. For minutes, …