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Looking Up at Hong Kong’s Densely Populated Skyscrapers

<i>Stacked</i> is an intense series that features the compact urban architecture of Hong Kong. Standing from below, Australia-based photographer Peter Stewart points his camera upwards to capture the abstract shapes which form the densely populated public housing structures.<p>Clothing hangs from railings, …

Intricately Detailed "Litter Bugs" Created With a Collection of Vintage Objects

British artist and illustrator Mark Oliver calls his on-going series of assemblages <i>Litter Bugs</i>, but they're much more than the name might imply. A childhood fascination with his father's collection of electrical and engineering components influenced his creation of these intricately-crafted and …

Aye art: alternative Scottish independence referendum posters – in pictures

We asked illustration students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee to come up with original artwork ahead of the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September. Will they swing the 15% of Scots still to make up their minds?

Landscapes Sculpted into Layered Antique Dinner Plates by Caroline Slotte | Colossal

<p>Helsinki-based artist Caroline Slotte manipulates artwork found on acquired antique ceramics to create layered landscapes and isolated images. One …

Intricate Animal Portraits Painted on Delicate Feathers

Indiana-based folk artist Jamie Homeister uses delicate feathers as her canvas for intricate paintings of animals. Giving a nod to her Canadian heritage and Native American culture, Homeister meticulously builds up layers of paint on the fragile surface, depicting parrots, owls, eagles, finches, …

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Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Stephan’s Quintet. Four galaxies merging into one - Exploring Space

The Swine Flu You Can Get From American County Fairs

A new genetic study finds just how closely related human and pig flu viruses were during a 2012 outbreak.<p>Before 2012, outbreaks of so-called "influenza A variant" infections in the U.S. only popped up once in a while in the medical literature. The strain normally infected pigs and was rarely seen …

Andromeda Galaxy

Beautiful shot of M31 – closest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way – by our friend Tom Wildoner.<p>Tom Wildoner captured this image on August 28, …

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Russia’s Zero-G Sex Geckos Died Before Returning to Earth

Russia’s troubled experiment to study how geckos, fruit flies and other organisms reproduce in weightlessness ended with a huge downer: When the …

Nearby Star 'Alpha Centauri A' May Harbor Rocky Planets; 'Find' Heralds Planet-Hunting Shortcut

NASA’s Kepler mission may have made planet-hunting seem easy, but the hard truth is that most of the time looking for planets around other sun-like stars is painstakingly slow. And most of the extrasolar planetary search grunt work is still done on the ground using tried and true methods first put …

Sex Geckos Sent To Space Are Dead, Frozen And Mummified

Five brave geckos sent to space for zero-gravity sex experiments have died, Russian officials announced.<p>On Monday, the descent module containing the lusty lizards and other experiments from the Foton-M4 satellite launched in July returned to Earth.<p>"All geckos, unfortunately, died," the Russian …

Mars rover to get a long-distance memory wipe and reformat

NASA is about to do a task that many a sysadmin has tried before -- it just happens to be doing it from a distance of well over 100 million miles. The Mars Opportunity rover, Curiosity's older sibling, has been having some memory problems lately, requiring increasingly frequent resets that have …

Cheap Camera Challenge: Harold de Puymorin Makes the Most of a 3.1MP Vivitar P&S

The Cheap Camera Challenge is back, showing us once more that it takes creativity, not expensive gear, to create an interesting photograph. Pairing a …

Artistic laundry

Project info<p>The artwork series "Artistic laundry" presents the artistic beauty hidden in simple everyday tasks like clothes hand washing.

HAIKUS DE LUZ - HAIKUS OF LIGHT

Project info<p>Fotografía etimológicamente significa “escribir con luz”, del griego phos( “luz”) y grafe (“conjunto de líneas, escritura”), por ello la intención de estas imágenes es proponer “Haikus de luz” para que la imaginación los escriba.<br>Etymologically photography means "writing with light", …

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Why the calls of the wild may be more complex than zoologists first thought

From ultrasonic bat chirps to eerie whale songs, the animal kingdom is a noisy place. While some sounds might have meaning – typically something like “I’m a male, aren’t I great?” – no other creatures have a true language except for us. Or do they?<p>A new study on animal calls has found that the …

Fatal Superbugs: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness, WHO Says

"Genetics is working against us, almost like a science-fiction story."<p>The spread of superbugs—bacteria that have changed in ways that render antibiotics ineffective against them—is a serious and growing threat around the world, according to the World Health Organization's first global report on …