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This man folds cans into intricate pieces of art using only his hands — and sells them for £1,400

These amazing sculptures are created by Noah Deledda. He sculpts each one using just his hands, using his thumbnails to achieve a precise pattern.<p>Noah came up with the idea while he was bored and in the back of a car.<p>He started playing with a can and realised he could create interesting patterns …

6 Habits That Are Guaranteed to Put You in a Good Mood

Wake up. Get the kids ready. Go to work. Come home. Eat. Go to bed. Do it all again. Sometimes it feels like we’re running on the hamster wheel of …

Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

Picture Stories<p>Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants.<p>Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>. Brightly …

James Cameron

This is why 'lb' stands for 'pound'

I know every fact on the internet is described as mind-blowing but this actually is.<p>Most measuring abbreviations are pretty straightforward ('tbsp' for tablespoon, 'cm' for centimetre, you get the gist).<p>But there's one major exception: 'lb' for pound – what?!<p>People are always talking about losing …

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies

New Minimalistic Single Line Tattoos by Mo Ganji | Colossal

<p>With a single delicate black line, Berlin-based tattoo artist Mo Ganji (previously) creates the faces of intertwined portraits, the details of …

Art History: How Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ Came to Be and Continues to Inspire Artists

Vincent van Gogh is arguably one of the most iconic artists of all time with a well-known and universally adored body of work. As a pioneering Post-Impressionist painter, Van Gogh played a key role in paving the way for modern art. Among his many famous paintings, <i>The Starry Night</i> (1889)<i>,</i> a piece …

This guy makes amazing coffee art that is seriously next level

How could you bear to take a sip from this cup of coffee?<p>26-year-old Lee Kang Bin makes the most amazing coffee art designs — from Van Gogh's "Starry …

Muslims too revere Jesus Christ, and Easter should be a time to commemorate his teachings

Easter is a time for thinking about Jesus, for Christians and others. Sadly, though, we in Britain today take too little notice of the example of the man whom the holiday commemorates. That might sound odd coming from a Muslim like me, but it's true – and I'm not alone in thinking so.<p>Jesus, who is …

These painted Pokémon cards are so damn beautiful you'll be desperate to catch 'em all

You know what's better than catching 'em all?<p>Painting 'em all.<p>Lunumbra, an artist based in Kentucky, has been steadily building a large Facebook …

22 Stunning Photos From The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

📸<p>Some of the world’s best contemporary photographs have been revealed.<p>Over the last few months, photographers from across the globe submitted 105,000 entries to the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards’ “open” competition, spanning 10 different categories including “wildlife,” “portrait” and “street …

Artist warps landscapes into Inception-style images

Turkish artist Aydın Büyüktaş recently visited the United States, which inspired him to create the Flatland series of digitally-warped …

6 Best Fictional Art-History Novels for a Beautiful Springtime Escape

We’ve found out exactly where all the best art galleries are and have our book club game on lock. So it only follows that we’re currently craving some serious literary-artsy action between the pages of our next read. Art-history fiction is a super-niche genre that relies on historical fact to bring …

Art

A Stanford ophthalmologist explains how we see color and art

Photoreceptor cells in our retinas (the rods and cones) receive light and change it to a neural signal. But they cannot transmit images directly to …

Stanford University

Reza Aslan: Why I am a Muslim

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a writer and scholar of religions, I am often asked how, knowing all that I know about the religions of the world, I can still call myself a believer, let alone a Muslim.<p>It's a reasonable question. Considering the role that religion so often plays in fueling conflicts abroad and …

Watercolor Cake Is the Dreamiest (and Most Delicious) New Wedding Trend

Check out these edible works of art.<p>Watercolor wedding cakes are having a moment right now, and it's no wonder why. Decorated with beautiful brushstrokes of all shades, the edible works of art are a sure way to elevate your wedding day dessert. Whether floral, marble, or abstract, these bakers' …

Weddings

These illustrated Persian manuscripts depict the highs and lows of love

Be it platonic adoration, romantic affection or star-crossed disappointment, Persian poetry has something to say about it all.<p>For anyone inspired by …

The first month of Trump’s presidency looks like a missing chapter from “Lord of the Rings”

<i>Lord of the Rings</i> is an enduring metaphor for the cyclical struggle against a “destroyer who would devour all.” So it’s not surprising that after November’s US presidential election, many turned to LoTR for solace—and inspiration.<p>As the first weeks of Donald Trump’s administration unfolded, the …

How MLK can get you out of your 'Trump Slump'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are you experiencing the following symptoms?<p>Insomnia: No sleep because you dread what happens over the next four years.<p>Hallucinations: You keep thinking that what you saw on TV last November must be a bad dream.<p>Fits of rage: You've unfriended half of your Facebook friends and you won't talk …

10 MLK quotes to inspire you in 2017

Had he not been assassinated in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. would be 88 on Monday. While his life ended after being shot at the Lorraine Motel in …

Canada Just Opened a Massive Museum Dedicated Solely to Music Photos

The latest building from Allied Works Architecture (AWA), the Portland, Oregon–based firm helmed by visionary architect Brad Cloepfil, may be many things—among them a 300-seat performance hall, a museum, and the home of Canada’s National Music Centre—but it certainly isn’t shy. The …

Canadian Music

Edvard Munch's The Scream Is Infinitely More Horrific as an Action Figure

The latest masterpiece to get the action figure treatment in Figma’s Table Museum series is the tortured soul featured in Edvard Munch’s famous <i>The</i> …

Watch: The Japanese Art of Candy Sculpting

18 Breathtaking Photos Of Ballet Dancers Featured In 'The Art Of Movement'

Watch a Lego Death Star build in super-smooth stop motion

Building the mammoth Death Star Lego set is the kind of project that can take weeks to finish, especially for beginner brick enthusiasts.<p>Amsterdam-based Lego fan Bart van Dijk didn't just build his Death Star Lego set, he also filmed the process. The result is an impressive stop-motion animation …

Illusion Knitting Turns Angles and Stitches Into Hidden Art

Seen close-up and head-on, an illusion knit wall hanging might look like a mundane collection of stripes gently snagged by cat claws. But step a few …

Ancient Greeks may have helped design China's Terracotta Army, experts say

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence that ancient Greeks may have helped design the famous Terracotta Army, which could shed new light on China’s early contact with the west.<p>The 8,000 warriors guarding the tomb of China’s First Emperor Qin Shi Huang date back to the third century B.C. and have …

18 Genius Ways To Repurpose Your Old Jeans

Don't let great denim go to waste.

Crafting

A French Recruit Tells ‘Why I Left ISIS’

“<i>As-salāmu ʿalaykum. Je m’appelle Abu Omar al-Firansi.”</i><p>Our new age of sacred terror is multilingual, and yet I was still surprised to click on the …

Islamic State (ISIS)