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NASA's Shapeshifting Airplane Wings Pass Flight Tests

From trailing edge to cutting edge<p>It’s not reinventing the wheel, but it’s close. NASA, working together with the Air Force Research Laboratory, announced yesterday that they’ve successfully flown a plane with a new, flexible wing--the kind that could change how all future fixed-wing aircraft …

Music videos of the month

<b>GRIMES – “REALiTi”</b><p>Sometime in 2013, Grimes lost this gorgeous slice of digi-pop in the Ableton abyss when she scrapped the follow-up to <i>Visions</i>. Luckily for us, she found it again and promptly released this vibrant, acid-spiked video of her dancing and singing in front of Asian landmarks like a …

New Music

Extreme Body Painting Turns Humans into Animals

While at first glance you think you're seeing ordinary paintings of animals on canvas, look a little closer and you'll notice that the canvases are actually naked human beings. Shannon Holt is a body painter based in Florida who has the incredible ability to transform the human body into a canvas …

Meet Brent Ray Fraser, the Artist Who Uses His Dick As a Paintbrush

The self-described "artsexual" has painted President Obama, Marilyn Monroe, and his balls.<p>In the late 1940s, Jackson Pollock faced extensive criticism from the art establishment after presenting his now-famous drip paintings, where his paintbrush never touched the surface of the canvas.<p>"It doesn't …

Art

The Life of Vivian Maier, the Nanny-Turned-Photographer Whose Incredible Story Was Nominated for an Oscar

Vivian Maier may have been virtually unknown during her lifetime, but she will go down in history as one of the most iconic photographers alongside the names of masters like Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary titled <i>Finding Vivian Maier</i>, …

Street Photography

Dark Summer review – psycho-scarer delivers a sly stab

A cyber-stalker’s illicit Skype link unleashes all kinds of horror in Paul Solet’s sharp role-reversal thriller<p>Paul Solet, a former protege of Eli Roth, is the creator of this psycho-supernatural scary movie. It is an efficiently crafted, small-scale film with an interesting premise, although it …

Stolen art returned to Italy from New York

<b>An ancient statuette and an 18th Century painting have been returned to Italy, having turned up in New York decades after being stolen.</b><p>The painting, The Holy Trinity Appearing to Saint Clement, is by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, a Venetian artist born in 1696.<p>Prosecutors believe it was stolen from a …