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Surreal Paintings of Whimsical Hybrid Creatures by Jacek Yerka

Polish artist Jacek Yerka has the ability to transform ordinary concepts into incredibly imaginative, surreal scenes, as he demonstrates in his paintings of extraordinary creatures. With vivid colors and lush details, Yerka brings to life whimsical beasts that inhabit worlds filled with fantasy and …

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Disney Animators Study Their Reflections in Mirrors to Draw Classic Characters’ Facial Expressions

For decades, professional animators have relied on mirrors and their own facial expressions to be able to produce the dynamic, expressive characters that audiences know and love. Using themselves as models, the artists leer, grin, and grimace at their own reflections so that they can recreate the …

Philae: ‘I’m feeling a bit tired, did you get my data? I might take a nap’

It began with a bumpy landing and ended with a touching tweet. “I’m feeling a bit tired, did you get all my data? I might take a nap …” tweeted @Philae2014.<p>It was early Saturday morning, and after 57 hours performing science experiments on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko the …

Hu Shaoming’s Mechanical Sculptures of Time and Civilization | Colossal

<p>Hu Shaoming is a young Chinese sculptor and graduate of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. With a deft mastery of metal he creates intricate sculptures …

Facebook Conducted Experiments With Users Through Their News Feeds Because They Can

Since Facebook is one of the main reasons people stare at their smart phones, Facebook thought it would be fun to conduct a massive psychological experiment on some of their users. Why not with such a captivated audience?<p>Three studies have laid the groundwork for testing these processes via …

Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …