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Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

Natural Gas

22-Year-Old Designer Stunningly Blends Art with Fashion

Yesterday, our friend and ever so talented photographer Alex Stoddard emailed us to tell us about a Kickstarter project that deserves our attention. Michelle Hbert is a 22-year-old up-and-coming designer that creates fashion that seems larger than life. Her dream is to produce her first …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

<i>Fear of Flying author Erica Jong reveals the inspiring titles that need a place on every woman's bookshelf.</i><p><i>As told to Leigh Haber</i><p>Before Sex and the City, before Girls, there was Fear of Flying, the now-classic novel that encouraged women not just to enjoy their sexuality but to feel downright …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Costumes

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

Don't Look Down<p>From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …