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Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell | Colossal

<p>Nashville-based artist and illustrator Drew Tyndell creates these looping animations which he paints frame by frame in Photoshop. He was first …

In 1947, Ten Comic Strip Artists Were Asked To Draw Their Characters Blindfolded

A comic strip artist will end up drawing the same characters so many thousands of times, that you’d figure they could draw them with their eyes …

How Emotional Intelligence Landed Mr. Rogers $20 Million

If your project needed $20 million in funding and you had to send someone to appear before the US Senate to get it, would you choose former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer or the beloved children’s television show host Fred “Mr.” Rogers?<p>I imagine most people would choose Ballmer for his energy, …

The Invention Of Fire May Explain The Preference For Evening Entertainment

It seems a universal human rule that the day is for work and the night for play. So a study showing this applies to Kalahari Bushmen as much as to city sophisticates might look unremarkable. But the Ju/'hoansi of northern Botswana do not have electric lighting (or, at least, they did not in the …

An Open Letter to My Neighbors Regarding Drought and My Dead, Weedy Lawn

Dear Neighbors,<p>Hello! My name is Jonathan Kim and I have been living at the house on the corner of _____ and _____ since December 2011. I had previously lived in an apartment just two blocks from my current location, and I am very glad that I decided to stay in this terrific neighborhood.<p>Many of …

Unbelievable Stacks of Chinese Goods Piled High on Bikes

Totems is a new photographic series by French photographer Alain Delorme that looks at the new pillars of society - goods "Made in China". These …

Breathtaking Aerial Landscapes of Iceland by Sarah Martinet | Colossal

<p>While on a recent trip to Iceland, photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to shoot these amazing landscapes from a plane with open windows. …

Defensive urban architecture: How city planners are giving you the finger

Has this ever happened to you? You’re on a lunch break, it’s hot, the sidewalk smells like raw eggs again, you hate your life, and you just want to …

Getting Stoned on Soil

I love digging in the dirt. Something about the soil, and all that life teeming inside, makes me feel alive. I love to work in the garden with bare …

How the Sun Sees You: People Discover What They Look like under Ultraviolet Light, and the Startling Power of Sunscreen | Colossal

<p>Artist Thomas Leveritt recently setup a special UV motion camera in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with the intent of filming random passersby. …

The World's Most Fascinating Tunnels

Whether for enemies of America, rebels of legends, or droppers of acid, underground passageways make for some of the best stories on Earth.<p>Whether for enemies of America, rebels of legends, or droppers of acid, underground passageways make for some of the best stories on Earth.