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Furniture that Flattens Into Wall Art Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

Just because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t want to entertain. So here’s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating …

Cuphead Artist Shares Hand-Drawn Animations

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the mermaid boss and Jelly.<p>Over the past month, Cuphead artist Jake Clark has shared a collection of hand-drawn …

Cuphead

Guy Throws Basketball Off of Dam to Demonstrate Crazy Effect of Backspin

Also, some maniacs tried to make ships and airplanes work on this principle<p>Last month these guys spent a day doing what most of us do in summer: …

Photo of the Day: Balancing ActPhoto by Satpal Singh (Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India); Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaSubmit…

<b>Photo of the Day: Balancing Act</b><p>Photo by Satpal Singh (Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India); Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India

See Inside The Human Heart Like Never Before

Most of us envision the human heart as some 2-D illustration from a middle school science textbook, or maybe a crude animation from a Discovery Channel special.<p>This new heart simulation, created by researchers at University of Tokyo, is so accurate that it will at times make you queasy. It takes …

Artist Gives Snail Shells an Upgrade So People Don't Accidentally Step on Them

For several years, artist Stefan Siverud has been decorating snails' shells with colorful, eye-catching designs for his <i>Snailpimp</i> project. Thus far, the series has featured tiny mollusks sporting anything from a vibrant rainbow or an impressive miniature lighthouse to the McDonald's logo. Aside from …

Art

A Bird That Perfectly Mimics the Sound of Power Tools

The avian version of music piracy has unintended consequences<p>Earlier we showed you the amazing structures that bowerbirds build, like little avian …

Adorable Orphaned Baby Bats Cared for by Australian Bat Clinic

File this under “cutest thing we've ever seen.” These orphaned baby bats, swaddled in cozy blankets and fed milk in baby bottles, are the incredibly adorable residents of the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre in eastern Australia's Gold Coast Hinterland. Volunteers and employees at the …

Cute Animals

A Photographer Lovingly Captures the Unlikely Bond between His Family and an Orphaned Bird | Colossal

<p>The stories of a unique bond between a child and their pet are as timeless as they come, but rarely does the pet have wings. Such is the case with …

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Zoology

Hackaball for Little Programmers

Hackaball is an interactive educational toy that teaches kids the basics of programming through play. Kids can “hack” the ball on a free iPad app …

Make Games On Your iPhone With Playr

Aside from the money-making behemoths like Candy Crush Saga, one of the most interesting trends in mobile gaming is the rise of flash-in-the-pan viral hits like Flappy Bird and Timberman. These games takes seconds to learn, days to master, are free or cost a few bucks each, and are basically …

Nocturne of Shadow

Photo of the Day: Spiral Rhythm Photo by Minghui Yuan; Wuhan, Hubei, China

<b>Photo of the Day: Spiral Rhythm</b><p>Photo by Minghui Yuan; Wuhan, Hubei, China

Animated Typographic Architecture Is A Design Nerd’s Dream

Elaborate typography + fantasy architecture + GIFs + clever logo design = German creative firm Deepblue Networks latest promotional campaign and a design nerd’s complete breakfast. The firm collaborated with illustrator and graphic designer Florian Schommer of Hamburg-based Kjosk Collective to …

The Intersections Photo Series by Bertil Nilsson

Intersections, a photo series of dancers & acrobats in an urban environment.<p>Bertil Nilsson was born in Sweden. Nowadays, he lives and works as a …

Cheetah cubs unveiled at San Diego Zoo

A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs has been unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.<p>The cubs, which were born at the zoo's Cheetah Breeding Facility, are being reared by hand as their mother, Allie, has been unsuccessful at raising previous litters.

Wildlife

Fukushima: Trouble in Mushi Mushi Land

Andrea Appleton<p>TAMURA, Japan — Yoshinori Yoshida has loved beetles since he was a boy. In the lush forests of rural Fukushima, Japan, rhinoceros beetles were abundant. Yoshida often gathered the lumbering, charismatic creatures on his walks home from school. The beetles, two-inch-long insects with …

Woodworker Creates Detailed Stop-Motion Films of his Process | Colossal

<p>Designer and woodworker Frank Howarth has a passion for building things with his hands, he makes everything from shelves and chairs to toys and …

In Pictures: Tunisia town embraces street art

"I think the best part of things, of projects like this, is that they are very community oriented, so many people get to communicate with them, see them, experience them."<p>Speaking to Associated Press news agency, San Francisco-based artist Monica Canilao gets to the heart of why such a diverse …

Deer slow traffic on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO — What a sight.<p>Two deer that made it onto San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge during Friday's evening commute stopped traffic for about 30 minutes.<p>The deer had gotten onto the bridge going north, heading out of the city towards suburban, leafier, Marin County.<p>The California Highway …

Are These Baby-Shaped Pears Creepy Or Adorable?

Have you ever been eating a pear and thought it could be improved by being shaped like a fat, sleeping baby? Well, if so, you’re in luck: Suzhou, China-based company Fruit Mould makes plastic baby-shaped molds that it fits around budding pears, so that once big and ripe, the fruits resemble little …

Photo of the Day: Baby Octopus Rolls the Dice

<b>Photo of the Day: Baby Octopus Rolls the Dice</b><p>Photo by Tobin Munsat (Longmont, CO, USA); Longmont, CO, USA

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How to Make DIY Concrete Nesting Tables with Legos

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Artist Skewers People With Neon Bars

Artist Aakash Nihalani works often with black and neon tape, crafting faux-3-D geometric shapes. His “Landline” project, a performative art piece, shows what you can do with a little tape and a little perspective.<p>Landline creates the illusion of people being impaled with rods, though it’s less …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Deadly US tornadoes strike Nebraska

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1085000/1085231_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1514594477_fe986f47f7f3cc23004fc1f9da457ea0<p><b>At least one person is dead and at least 19 are hurt after two massive tornadoes hit the US state of Nebraska.</b><p>The town of Pilger, about 100 miles (160km) …

This Hellish Desert Pit Has Been On Fire for More Than 40 Years

<b>This Hellish Desert Pit Has Been On Fire for More Than 40 Years</b><p>In the Turkmenistan desert, a crater dubbed “The Door to Hell” has been burning for decades

Breathtaking Macro Portraits of Bees by Sam Droege

Bees have received an enormous amount of publicity lately due to the massive decline in their numbers across the globe. While most tend to focus on …

Nature Photography