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The Year’s Most Beautiful (And Bizarre) Bird Photography

Since 1905, the National Audubon Society has dedicated itself to the appreciation of birds in all their fine feathered splendor. The annual Audubon Photography Awards haven’t been around for nearly as long–just seven years–but the content is in many ways the purest expression of the Society’s …

Photos: Colombia’s “lost city of marijuana”

The jungle around Toribío in southwestern Colombia is filled with vast pot plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see. At night, the greenhouse lights glow like a sea of fluorescent plankton.<p>Colombia’s 50-year civil war devastated this region. Fighting between the Colombian army and the …

Ancient God discovered in ruined temple: Archaeologists find evidence of mysterious deity worshipped by ancient Europeans

Archaeologists have dug up a stone tablet which is thought to contain evidence of a mysterious God worshipped by an advanced ancient European …

Reebok and Fox set to release Ripley's 'Alien Stomper' sneakers

No price tag as of yet<p>Sneaker heads and cinephiles, rejoice! To properly celebrate the 30th anniversary of James Cameron's iconic sci-fi film, <i>Aliens</i>, Reebok is making Sigourney Weaver's shoes available for fans to purchase.<p>Similar to what Nike did for the anniversary of <i>Back to the Future</i> in …

Blade Runner sequel hits theaters 2018

It's really happening, folks<p>A sequel to the sci-fi classic <i>Blade Runner</i> will arrive Jan. 12, 2018, Warner Bros. Entertainment announced.<p>Ryan Gosling will star alongside Harrison Ford, who will reprise his role as bounty hunter Rick Deckard in Ridley Scott's 1982 film. Dennis Villeneuve, who helmed …

BMX legend Dave Mirra dead at 41

WNCT - GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - BMX legendary athlete Dave Mirra died Thursday afternoon in Greenville, North Carolina. He was 41.<p>Greenville police …

'Pocket Mortys' Is The Mobile 'Pokémon' Game Nintendo Should Have Made Years Ago

It may be surprising that a <i>Pokémon</i> clone based on an Adult Swim cartoon is currently tearing up the iOS and Android charts, but if you didn’t see that coming, you underestimate two things: Just how much people like <i>Rick and Morty</i> and how much people have been dying to play a <i>Pokémon</i> game, <i>any</i> type of</i> …

A Traffic Camera Captured This Gorgeous Shot of a Snowy Owl in Flight

Traffic cameras aren’t really known for taking particularly interesting images of the local wildlife (or anything interesting for that matter), but …

Snowy Owl

Why 'Making a Murderer' Is Netflix's Most Significant Show Ever

Netflix is no stranger to successful shows, and many of them have had their moment in the sun at one point or another the past few years. <i>House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bojack Horseman, Master of None, Daredevil, Jessica Jones</i>. All of these shows have been …

Street Art Project Uses Building Facades to Spread the Word About 314 Endangered Bird Species

In a visually captivating public art venture, the Audonon Mural Project seeks to raise awareness for species of birds threatened by climate change in a rather unconventional way–street art. A collaboration between the National Audubon Society and Gitler &_____ Gallery, scatterings of stunning avian …

Here Are the Winning Photos of the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic just announced the 2015 winners for its prestigious photo contest. Over 13,000 entries were received from around the world, and …

Rio De Janeiro

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards: The Ultimate Funny Animal Photos

Nature can be beautiful and majestic—but it can also be pretty funny. The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, which accepts photographers' (amateur and professional) submissions, honored some of the cutest and funniest animal photos taken in 2016. The real winner? Everybody who gets to look …

Nature Photography

Feast your eyes on the stunning pictures that won this year's iPhone Photography Awards

Earlier this year, the iPhone Photography Awards announced the winners of their eighth annual contest.<p>Judges sorted through thousands of entries to pick the three best photos, as well as category-specific highlights.<p>"This year's entries were especially impressive, ranging from intimate, …

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Artist Carves Pencil Lead into the Tiniest Train on Rails

Using a magnifying glass and X-Acto knife, artist Cindy Chinn has carved a tiny train out of a pencil and its lead. The miniature piece is less than an inch tall and over five-and-a-half inches long, showcasing part of the locomotive barreling through a dark tunnel. Here, the wood casing plays an …

Locomotives

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Stunning Aurora Borealis Photos Taken in Norway

Photographer Ole Salomonsen has had his photos featured on My Modern Met a few times over the years (see here and here), but we've never dedicated a full post to him. Recently, he's come out with some spectacular aurora borealis photos taken in northern Norway that we just had to share.<p>The one …

30 Inspiring Photos Shortlisted in 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The shortlist for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, the world's biggest photography competition, was just announced and they include some incredibly inspiring entries from all around the world. Cumulatively, the three competitions – Professional, Open and Youth – received over 173,000 entries …

Awards

Man who said 'You ain't no Muslim, bruv' after Leytonstone attack denounces extremism

The man who shouted at a suspected terrorist during a stabbing at a tube station,coining the phrase “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv”, has denounced extremists as “evil, pure evil”.<p>The bystander was heard shouting in video footage of the incident at Leytonstone underground station in east London last …

Sealed chambers at ancient Aztec site in Mexico City could hold rulers' tombs

The answer to the mystery of leaders’ ultimate fate could be revealed behind two doors at the end of a tunnel into a platform at Tenochtitlán’s Great Temple<p>Archaeologists in Mexico have found a passageway and two sealed chambers beneath one of the largest temples of the ancient Aztec capital, …

Hatton Garden heist was 'largest burglary in English legal history'

A gang including pensioners and serious criminals planned to carry out the biggest burglary in English legal history when they broke into a Hatton Garden security vault and stole £14m worth of jewels, gold and cash, a court has heard.<p>The claim was made by the prosecutor on the opening day of the …

Spectacular “Space Glass” Pendants Let You Hold the Cosmos in the Palm of Your Hand

Ever wanted to know what it felt like to hold the cosmos on the end of a string? Japanese glass artist Satoshi Tomizu gives you the opportunity to experience something kind of close, with his stunning handmade art, <i>Space Glass</i>. His pendants are very simple, but incredibly beautiful, as Tomizu …

Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant, coming October 2017

The sequel to Ridley Scott's <i>Prometheus</i> finally has a release date.<p>20th Century Fox confirmed today on Twitter that <i>Alien: Covenant</i> will hit theaters Oct. 6, 2017, one year before Neill Blomkamp's own Alien installment.<p>There was originally some concern that Blomkamp's Alien film would be released the …

Ridley Scott details opening scene of Blade Runner sequel

In between promoting <i>The Martian</i> and hedging questions about <i>Alien: Covenant</i>, director Ridley Scott took a moment to outline how his sequel to <i>Blade Runner</i> would begin.<p>Talking to a group of people at AFI Film Fest, and transcribed by JoBlo, Scott went into quite a bit of detail about the upcoming …

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British winter could feel longer and colder because of El Nino

This year's El Nino will be one of the strongest in 50 years and is likely to bring a cold snap at the end of winter<p>Winter could feel longer and colder than normal this year because of the El Nino weather event, the Met Office has warned.<p>Yesterday the World Meteorological Organisation said the …

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‘Gomorrah Girl’ Captures the Life of Young Women Growing Up in the Mafia-Dominated Region of Naples, Italy

“On March 27, 2004, Annalisa Durante, at the age of 14, was killed in Forcella, a Naples area under the Giuliano clan’s dominance. Annalisa and two …