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Can you catch a yawn off a wild animal?

It's well-known that yawning is contagious. Dogs will even respond to a yawning owner by producing a yawn of their own, thought to be an indication they are capable of cross-species empathy. But what about the other way round? What does it mean if you catch a yawn off a wild animal like a lion?

Wild Art: Revealing Today's Most Eye-Popping Artworks

Though you probably won't see these artworks in your local art museum, you have seen a number of them right here on My Modern Met. <i>Wild Art</i> is a new book by authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro that takes a look at today's most offbeat and outrageous art. From Tilt's half-graffiti hotel room …

Art

This Is The Jacket To Wear On Doomsday

Live for fashion! Anticipating natural disaster and other apocalyptic events, a designer sends you out in style.<p>So the Mayan calendar was wrong and the world didn’t end in 2012. But that doesn’t mean we can relax about it. A growing movement of Preppers insist that we’re still on the edge of …

AMC Breaking Bad Posters by Shelby White

With the final season of the infamous and popular TV Series Breaking Bad, we’ve been seeing a lot of fan art around different platforms celebrating …

Posters

Invisible Cities Emerge in the Most Unexpected Places

Marcin Kolpanowicz creates imaginative cities that exist in swirling clouds overhead. <i>The Invisible Cities</i> is a series of oil paintings and pastels that features bustling towns emerging from the whirling dust of a tornado or the puffs of smoke from a train. The compositions, filled with soft yellow, …

Art

Mind-Blowing LEGO Recreation of LOTR's Helm's Deep Battle

We've all seen some incredible LEGO builds before, but this one, by Rich-K & Big J, takes the cake as one of the most impressive pop culture recreations of all time! About 150,000 LEGO bricks and 1,700 mini-figures were used to recreate the Helm's Deep battle scene from Peter Jackson's <i>The Lord of</i> …

Lego

The Unbelievable Beauty Of Papercraft Plumage

A Colombian artist has re-created hundreds of birds out of paper in exquisite detail, feather by feather.<p>The design of a bird is breathtakingly intricate. The trajectory of those bright splashes of color streaking through the sky depends upon the precise arrangement of thousands of feathers, each …

Mind-Boggling Flame Dances Atop a Water Fountain

<i>Water Flame</i> is a mind-boggling installation by artist Jeppe Hein that features two opposing elements coexisting–water and fire. The artist, who is based in both Berlin and Copenhagen, leaves viewers guessing at how the anomaly is possible as they look on in awe. Hein says that his work is meant to …

Natural Gas

100,000 Miniature Porcelain Skulls Explore Life and Death

In this thought-provoking exhibit, visitors were invited to walk along the surface of 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls. The project, entitled <i>What Will You Leave Behind?</i>, was created by artist Nino Sarabutra to explore the idea of death in contrast with our connections to a living, physical world. …

Art

What Happens When You Combine Hi-Tech Scanning and Printing with 3D Printing? Art Forgery! (Well, Not Really)

Tim Zaman is doing a PhD in "photothermal tomography" (hi-tech imaging, to nutshell it) at Delft, presumably because his background in biorobotics …

Surreal Digital Paintings Showcase an Amazing Dream World

Artist Artyom Chebokha, aka Rhads, dreams up all kinds of surreal moments in his spectacular digital creations. In each painting, he creates a swirling blur of land and sky, ships and animals, and even gondolas floating along the clouds. In the enchanting scenes filled with flying fish venturing …

Digital Art

20 Jim Henson Puppets Make Their Big Museum Debut

On the anniversary of the late Jim Henson's birthday, the National Museum of American History received a donation unlike any other. Twenty Jim Henson puppets, including some of the very first constructed of the famous characters (see below for a green Grover), will go on view in the museum later …

Pop Culture

The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …

One Man's 40,000km Journey Across the World By Bicycle

Originally starting in London, photographer and writer Rob Lutter set off on an ambitious global journey, hoping to travel across 40,000km on his bicycle. Along the way, the goal has been to not only photograph the many sites he visits, finding inspiration from his travels and the people he meets, …

Cycling

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Whales

Starry Light by Anagraphic

The Starry Light, a collection of constellation lamps, comes from a collaboration between graphic designer Anna Farkas, of Anagraphic, and interior …

Incredible Blue Squash Carvings by Ray Villafane

It's that time of year again! Master sculptor Ray Villafane and his crew at Villafane Studios have just started traveling all over the world again to create their masterful works of art…all on pumpkins! From September 19 to 22nd, they were in Ludwigsburg, Germany to attend the biggest pumpkin …

Pumpkins

Incredible Fragmented Sculptures Convey Powerful Strength

This striking collection of contemporary sculptures is filled with a powerful strength conveyed through dramatic gestures and unique forms. Entitled <i>Edge Sculpture</i>, the collection was designed and sculpted by Matt Buckley, the Creative Director of Robert Harrop Designs. The series includes a variety …

Art

15 more must-see iPhone 5S slow-motion videos

We've compiled more 15 must-see slow-motion videos shot on the iPhone 5S using the new time-bending feature.<p>The iPhone 5S has been out for more than a week, and the collection of slow motion videos has ballooned in size.<p>Earlier this week we posted 15 of our early favorites people had shot in their …

iPhone

Spectacular Geometric Forms Find Balance in Nature

In <i>Back to Nature</i>, artist Fesson Ludovic produces incredible sculptures that have the appearance of simplicity, but are actually quite complex. Each piece features basic lines, arcs, and geometric forms that are buried directly on land or placed in water. The artist relies on nature to intervene …

Art

Photos of Human Chameleons Blending Into Scenes Thanks to Body Paint

Chinese photographer Liu Bolin has made a name for himself by creating photos showing his body blended into various environments with the help of …

design

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Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

Forests

The Time You Have (In Jelly Beans) | Colossal

<p>In a poignant new video, online performance artist Ze Frank physically illustrates how most people spend the majority of their life using jelly …

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Interesting Photo of the Day: The Edge of the Earth

Rising 530 feet above sea level, South England’s Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. Standing on it gives one a stunning panoramic …

BuzzFeed Says New ‘Flight Mode’ Campaign Shows ‘The Consumerization Of B2B Marketing’

BuzzFeed always seems to be the first online publication that comes up when people want to talk about smart, creative approaches to “native” advertising, so here’s a cool example of what the site is doing with advertisers — it’s partnering with GE to allow readers to navigate the site in “Flight …

In pictures: Sea angels and other amazing undersea creatures

For centuries we've looked to the stars, dreaming of the weird and alien worlds that exist beyond the confines of Earth. But beneath the sea live …

The astounding athletic power of quadcopters | Raffaello D'Andrea