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This Instagram Is Dedicated To Seamless Mash Ups of Album Covers and Classic Art

Björk is as an alien art muse who has time-travelled from the past? Why not. Anything is possible on Instagram.<p>All illustrations via Instagram<p>Instagram is becoming an increasingly surreal place where Kim Kardashian’s perfectly-crafted belfies reign supreme, 50 Cent posts photos of himself …

15 Vintage Crafts We Should Bring Back

Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to crafting. Some of these vintage crafts are already enjoying a resurgence; others may be …

This Breathtaking Chart Shows Just How Far Humans Have Ventured into Space

At least, how far our probes have explored.<p>The solar system is big. It may stretch out up to a light year across, depending on the outer boundary of the Oort Cloud. But considering it's barely been 50 years since humanity has launched objects into space, it's amazing where we've been able to …

Astronomy

There's A Festival In Nepal With A Day Especially For Dogs

Why have we not all moved to Nepal?

Nepal

Ceramic Flowers Sculptures by Angela Schwer

Californian artist Angela Schwer creates explosive flowers from her hands and ceramic. Her decorative and ultra-detailed creations, made of polymer …

Revealing Portraits of Heavily Tattooed People Who Normally Cover Their Whole Bodies

For many people, their skin is a canvas on which to display beautiful body art. Some folks are satisfied with one or two tattoos, but others keep going until entire areas of their body are camouflaged in colorful ink. British photographer Alan Powdrill documents these brazen bodies in <i>COVERED</i>, an …

Realistic Embroidered Portraits Explore the Complexity of Human Identity

Cayce Zavaglia‘s portraits capture her subject's natural beauty through textured layers of hand stitched embroidery, emulating the brushwork of classical oil paintings. Trained as a painter, Zavaglia made the switch to embroidery as her primary medium over 14 years ago. Her latest work finds her …

Art

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Queen Elizabeth II

This Ancient City in Yemen Is in Danger of Destruction

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>For the past six months a devastating …

A Massive GIF-ITI Mural Animates a Portland School

The street artist INSA helped school kids draw a giant psychedelic goat.<p>Ten years after street artist-turned-GIF-pioneer INSA began making animated GIF-ITI murals, he's using his craft to buoy creativity in the Oregon education system. A five-week residency with Portland's Open School North and …

Streetwear

Charlotte Brontë sketch identified as self-portrait

A sketch of a woman’s head by Charlotte Brontë, previously thought to be of another pupil drawn while the author was at boarding school in Brussels, has been identified as a self-portrait.<p>The literary biographer Claire Harman said the drawing, which she suggests shows Brontë looking into a mirror, …

Literature

Do the write thing: why fashion has a fetish for stationery

It began, as character-defining crushes so often do, on French exchange. I was 13, immersed in Frenchness for the first time, and it was fabulous. First because each morning for breakfast we were given a bowl of hot chocolate and a stack of creamy, scallop-edged biscuits to dip into it. But also …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Scientists Calculate Calories Needed To Walk To Mordor

Lord of the infinite supply rings<p>Napoleon famously quipped that an army marches on its stomach, and a fellowship of the ring is no different. Throughout the series of fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, we are treated to complaints about the lack of food to meet a hobbit’s voracious appetite. Now, …

Heroism

Your Ultimate Guide to Fall Boots, 2015 Edition

There are few fall and winter essentials as pivotal as boots. But with seemingly limitless options, shopping for them can be pretty overwhelming. Not to worry, that's why you've...

20 Bucket Bags for Winter

The practical bucket bag has been given a simple and charmingly feminine twist this season, ready to carry you from day to night. Take a look at our …

Ancient tunnels discovered underneath Mexican city of Puebla

Watch the footage showing the ancient tunnels of Puebla which were considered an urban legend<p>Workers have uncovered tunnels thought to be as much as 500 years old underneath the Mexican colonial city of Puebla.<p>The head of the city's historic downtown district, Sergio Vergara, said two structures …

Mexico

Surfing in High Heels

Maud Le Car, a professional surfer, is currently ranked the 15th best in the world. She wanted to show that although her sport is physically …

The Best Street Style From Stockholm Fashion Week Spring 2016

See the best street style photos from Stockholm Fashion Week.

This Talented Street Photographer Spent Two Months at a Swimming Pool in Prague

Earlier this year, Czech Republic-based street photographer Rishabh Kaul was hired to document the Podoli Public Swimming Pool in Prague. Over the …

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there’s a way out,” Stephen Hawking told the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm<p>Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, professor Stephen Hawking has claimed.<p>Although physicists had assumed that all matter must be …

Black Holes

Boy trips in museum and punches hole through million-dollar painting

A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy lived out a slapstick nightmare at the weekend when he tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a painting, smashing a hole in it.<p>Oops, butter fingers! I live in ultimate fear of ruining a million-pound painting<p>Read more<p>Exhibition organisers said the painting was a …

Art

Grizzly Bear Rolls Down a Hill in Denali National Park

David Pangborn was recently visiting Denali National Park in Alaska when his guide-led group spotted a playful grizzly bear on a nearby hill. As …

This Infographic Shows You What to Look for in a Pocket Knife

Carrying a pocket knife can come in handy no matter where you are, from opening your mail to cutting seatbelt if you’re in a car accident. If you’re …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

Watch Johnny Depp Jam Out on a Guitar for Charity

Johnny Depp has proven that he's no pretender when it comes to rocking out. On Sunday the <i>Pirates of the Caribbean</i> star joined Kiss's Gene Simmons and …

Mallarino's Dulcinea Serpent Ring

The animal kingdom comes to life in a duo of yellow and white gold and a piercing emerald gaze.

Jewelry