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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has been transformed into a giant glass flower garden

Glass blower Dale Chihuly likes oversize art and vibrant colors. "I'm obsessed with color," he says. "Never saw one I didn't like." These preferences are obvious in his new exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, "Utterly Breathtaking," an immersive experience that transforms the museum …

Are People Quick to Judge You for Having Multiple Cats?

In my world, the more pets I can love, the better. If I have the time, space, and budget to welcome multiple four-legged friends into my home, why …

Pets

Cat righting reflex

The <b>cat righting reflex</b> is a cat's innate ability to orient itself as it falls in order to land on its feet. The righting reflex begins to appear at …

9GAG

Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

Baking Revolution Of The Future: The Stuffed Peach

Every now-and-then we have to remind ourselves that simplicity is important, even when it comes to dessert. That’s why we’re so into this easy summer …

Photos by Shihya Kowatari

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Travel Photography

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner | Colossal

<p>Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously) as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural …

Intense Acrylic Storm Paintings Portray the Power of Nature

Texas-based artist Michelle Manley explores the intensity of nature through dramatic acrylic paintings. In her <i>Storm</i> series, she uses earthy color palettes to create landscapes filled with dark clouds swirling together into distant and powerful storms. As the severe weather overtakes the atmosphere, …

Weather

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Former Walmart Transformed Into Modern Library Space

When Walmart vacated this large warehouse building, the abandoned space sat empty for quite a while before Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle decided to do something about it. The architecture firm transformed the former retail store, located in McAllen, Texas, into a huge, functioning library.<p>124,500 …

Architecture

Spacesuit X-Rays And Other Amazing Images From This Week

The Must-See Makeup Look of the Day: Julianne Hough's Hypnotic Bronze Eye Look (UPDATED With the Exact Shades Used!)

Julianne Hough showed up at the premiere of her new movie, <i>Paradise</i>, with her eyes made up looking like this:<p>Bam. So much hotness coming at you through your screen right now. Can you handle it?<p>Her blue eyes seemed to glow in the middle of a halo of bronze eyeshadow. Let's see the detail.<p>Not even …

The Big Bang Theory Roommate Agreement Journal

• Looking for a new roommate?<br>• Journal inspired by the TV series <i>The Big Bang Theory.</i> ,li> Includes 320 watermarked lined pages, plus a 4-color cover.<br>• Take …

5 ways fundamentalists misinterpret the Bible

<b>(Mark Yarchoan via Shutterstock)</b><p>Christian extremists choose to read the good book literally — unless it supports crazy ideas like environmentalism<p>Sean McElwee<p>August 6, 2013 4:20pm (UTC)<p>Right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalism claims to “go back to roots of Christianity.” In fact, the “literal” (i.e. …

Stomach Virus Tied to Olive Garden and Red Lobster, Lawsuits to Follow

The FDA announced this week that a Mexican salad mix served at Iowa and Nebraska Olive Gardens and Red Lobsters contained parasites that cause a …

Olive Garden

Famous Sights Then And Now: The Colosseum (PHOTOS)

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, site of historic gladiator battles, has clearly had some structural issues: bits of rocks have fallen from it, causing many renovations and a 25 million dollar plan to build a barrier to protect tourists from falling rocks that should be finished in 2015.<p>But given …

Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

<b>First Place Winner: Dig Me River</b><p>It's finally time to announce the winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest! Out of more than 15,500 entries, this year's first place winner is Wagner Araujo for this energetic black and white shot of the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and …

Travel Photography

China's rainbow mountains - in pictures

The Danxia scenic area in Gansu province, north-west China, is a landform of reddish sandstone that has been eroded to create unusual rock formations

408 Hot Air Balloons Just Took Off at the Same Time — Here's Video

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner

Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner <br>+<p>Colorful explosions captured after a balloon covered with paint is pricked with a needle.<p>This series is a …