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The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

The Spirit of Winter

A series of Winter photos, all taken 2012 and 2013 in Finland.

Welcome to the third installment of #ArtThursday! Today we make our way to National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, home of "The Awakening." This dramatic sculpture, created in 1980 by J. Seward Johnson, Jr., is made of five separate pieces to give the impression of a giant struggling to free himself from the earth. The tallest piece of the aluminum sculpture is the arm, which extends 17 feet (5.2 meters) into the air. To see more photos of "The Awakening," tap the blue location link above. Photo by @heyterri.

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Graft: Disposable Tableware That Looks Like Vegetables

We’ve seen this design floating around the internets and we fell in love with it. Project designer and recent graduate from the Masters program at …

Europa Gets the Movie Treatment: Here's Why Jupiter's Ice Moon Is So Cool

Ladies and gents, I'm here to tell you that nerd dreams do come true. Hollywood made a feature film about my favorite thing in science: Europa.<p>It's called <i>Europa Report</i>, it opens on Friday and, surprisingly, the reviews are not awful!<p>I am <i>obsessed</i> with Europa. Not Europe (though I like it there, …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Beautiful African Beach Calligraphy by Andrew van der Merwe

While we've seen incredible sand drawings before, like those by England-based artist Tony Plant, and while we'll always be a fan of calligraphy, especially when it's mixed with graffiti, we've never thought of putting the two art forms together…until now. Today, we stumbled upon the work of Andrew …

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LightRails: A Neglected Railroad Underpass Illuminated by Artist Bill FitzGibbons | Colossal

<p>Built in 1931, this Art Deco railroad underpass in Birmingham, Alabama is a vital gateway between the heart of downtown and a new urban space called …

Behold FATBERG!

Toilet not flushing properly? Perhaps you've got FATBERG in the sewers.<p>That's what happened when residents in an apartment building in London noticed …

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Picture of the Day: The Giant Amazon Water Lily

THE GIANT AMAZON WATER LILY<p>Photograph by The Living Rainforest<p>Seen here is the underside of a Giant Amazon Water Lily, growing at the Living …

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Honor Among Thieves

The San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office suffered a burglary on July 31st. Thieves took several desktop computers and a laptop. It …

Better Book Titles For Children’s Books With Questionable Morals

Comedian Dan Wilbur has renamed a number of children’s books that contain questionable and sometimes downright unsavory morals for his blog, Better …

Why Didn’t I Think of That? 101 Inventions That Changed the World by Hardly Trying

<i>Why Didn’t I Think of That? 101 Inventions that Changed the World by Hardly Trying</i> is a collection of simple yet highly successful inventions, from …

The Earth’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” as Seen from Space | Colossal

<p>We all know that as the seasons change on Earth, temperatures rise and fall, plants grow or die, ice forms or melts away. Perhaps nobody is more …

Hero Shark

When someone is in need, this shark will rise to the occasion! This is one of 20 funny pictures, memes, and Photoshoppery devoted to Shark Week at …

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Adult-Sized Big Wheel

(Photo: Keith Schofield)<p>When you ride a kid's big wheel, people look at you funny. That's because it's too small. But this one made by High Roller …

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner | Colossal

<p>Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner (previously) has been referred to as “the greatest living collage artist” and even “the Michael Jordan of glue”. …

A Couple Leaves their Jobs to Build a House of Windows in the Mountains of West Virginia | Colossal

<p>For their very first date, photographer Nick Olson took designer Lilah Horwitz on a walk in the mountains of West Virginia. While chatting and …

Dad Tricks Little Girl Into Eating Her Vegetables Using a Kit Kat Bar

In order to get her to eat vegetables, a dad tricks his little girl into opening her mouth with a Kit Kat bar and then feeds her the vegetables she …

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers | Colossal

<p>Think about it, when was the last time you asked for directions? Or even used a paper map? Armed with smart phones and fancy GPS apps that map the …