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29 incredible close-ups of snowflakes shot with a homemade camera rig

Kljatov was inspired to try his own snowflake photography after seeing a website called 'Snow Crystals' created by a CalTech physics professor named …

Crystals

Women’s Energy - Photographs and text by Eleonora Pecorella | LensCulture

“Women’s Energy” aims to represent female emotions and sensitivity. I asked my subjects to pose in intimate spaces in their homes and then asked them questions which prompted the women to relive specific memories and emotions. The questions were invoked in specific locations:<p>Standing in the closet,</i> …

These Light-Paintings Are Straight-Out-Of-Phone

Photographer Keow Wee Loong of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, just got his hands on the new Huawei P8 smartphone, which has an innovative “Light Painting” …

Kuala Lumpur

​Waria​: Transgendered Communities - Photographs by Fulvio Bugani | LensCulture

In Indonesia, where 90% of the population are practicing Muslims, openly identifying as transgender becomes even more complex. Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani explored what it means to be both Muslim and transgender through his documentary work in Java.<p>After covering a variety of stories in …

Alan Watts: What do you desire?

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …

The effect that various drugs have on the web building abilities of the common garden spider. http://t.co/t15G6DnJhk

Famous Paintings Recreated with Layers of Masking Tape

Japanese artist and senior at Musashino Art University Nasa Funahara builds beautiful painterly compositions completely out of masking tape. She has an extensive collection of the material that she collects and eventually transforms into impressively detailed works of art. “I own about 450 rolls,” …

Digital Art

Hacked Hearing Aids Let You Hear Wi-Fi

Imagine if we could use technology to sense information that, up until now, only computers could interpret. Writer Frank Swain, who has progressive hearing loss, hooked up with artist and programmer Daniel Jones to attempt to transform the invisible data that surrounds us at all times in the form …

Hearing Loss

Incredible Body Wallpaper Art by Emma Hack

Were it not for the birds perched on the nude model's hand, we may not notice that she was even there. Emma Hack is famous for her incredible body illustrations that seamlessly blend her subjects into backgrounds. The live birds include everything from an owl to a cockatoo. The series, called <i>Birds</i> …

Birds

Nigel Stanford makes sound visible for Cymatics music video

<b>Music:</b> this video by New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford shows a series of experiments that demonstrate how sound waves affect different types of …

Biodegradable fishing nets could prevent sea mammal deaths

Engineering student Alejandro Plasencia has created biodegradable fishing nets and tracking tags for fishermen to help stop aquatic mammals getting …

Explaining the Fascinating Photographic Trick that Lets You See Sound Waves

NPR just released a fascinating video that does a fantastic job of explaining something called Schlieren Flow Visualization or Schlieren Photography: …

For this touching photo series, prisoners wrote letters of advice to their past selves.

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We Animals: Powerful Photos Highlight the Plight of Animals in Captivity

It took photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur 13 years to compile the photography found in her book <i>We Animals</i>, but it will take only moments for your …

Photographer Ryan Muirhead Talks Depression, Creativity, and What It Means to Be Human

There’s no way of knowing when you’ll wake up in life, or if you ever will. Only after getting down the track a ways do you realize you were in fact …

Artist Fantastically Photoshops Homeless Dogs to Find Them Homes

Budapest, Hungary-based photographer Sarolta Bn is best known for her stunningly surreal scenes that include sky high paintbrush trees and flying origami birds. To change the perception of abandoned shelter animals, and to help find them homes, she recently embarked on a new series that all feature …

Carolee Schneemann: 'I never thought I was shocking'

In 1968, Carolee Schneemann caused outrage in Britain simply by giving a talk about art. "I wore farmers overalls," she says, "and I had lots of oranges stuffed everywhere. It was about Cézanne, so I showed slides and talked about his influence – and I kept undressing and dressing. I was naked …

Unbelievable Stacks of Balanced Stones Seem to Defy Gravity

Artist Michael Grab of Gravity Glue is incredibly skilled at achieving beautiful harmony in the most surprising rock formations. His delicately assembled stacks, entitled <i>Balancing Rocks</i>, seem to defy gravity. However, he says that gravity is the only “glue” that holds his structures together.<p>The …

E.U. to Debate Making Buying Sex Illegal

Perched on high stools and tugging at tight uniforms of spandex, satin and lace, the women in the windows of Ghent’s red light district barely …

Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Bill

The President of Uganda on Monday signed a bill bringing into law harsh measures against gay and lesbian people, the BBC reports.<p>Homosexuality is …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams helped make two of 2013's biggest songs: He sang on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and co-wrote Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." He received seven Grammy nominations, in some categories competing against himself. His song "Happy" was featured prominently in the film <i>Despicable Me 2</i>. <i>Morning</i> …

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Photography