Shane Santner

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21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."


Behind the Scenes of How Chocolate Is Actually Made

In recent years, Brazil has become a leader in the international chocolate market: It is the seventh-largest cacao producer in the world, known for …



Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

Star Wars

Ancient Trees: Beth Moon’s 14-Year Quest to Photograph the World’s Most Majestic Trees | Colossal

<p>Criss-crossing the world with stops on almost every continent, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon spent the last 14 years seeking out some …

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

Morgan Freeman

Watch the magic of sound and science in 'Cymatics'

Sound never looked so good<p>Tallying up nearly two million views across Vimeo and YouTube in two weeks, my favorite thing on the internet today is still "Cymatics," a music video from Nigel Stanford from his new album Solar Echoes. Stanford put together a series of science experiments that …

Here Are the American Counties That Struggle Most With Hunger

While millions of Americans prepare Thanksgiving feasts, 23 million households will get by with the assistance of the federal Supplemental Nutrition …

These Award-Winning Photographs Show Life 'At Home' On Earth

For this year's competition, the judges decided on the theme of "Home, Habitat, and Shelter," and all the photos play on that concept of where nature seeks haven.<p>After receiving over 800 submissions, the judges have whittled them down to a short list of 12 photographs, which we share with you …

Artist Spends Over a Decade Carving Out Elaborate Caverns By Hand

Artist Ra Paulette has hand-carved elaborate and awe-inspiring caves deep into the rock faces of New Mexico for more than a decade. Making a daily trek into the sandstone mesas of New Mexico, Paulette crafts these magnificent caverns completely on his own with only simple hand tools. To adorn the …

New Mexico

Massive Supercell Thunderstorms, Mammatus Clouds and More by Mike Mezeul II

Mike Mezeul II is a Texas-based photographer who's used to shooting everything from professional sporting events to music concerts. It's when he positions his camera up to the sky, however, that the real magic happens. The photographer isn't afraid to chase huge thunderstorms or surreal-looking …