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Archeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

Taj Mahal

Antarctica's crumbling glaciers, Argentina's guitar forest and a 621-mile dust storm over Sahara are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Packaging Design

This Origami Toothpaste Tube Squeezes Out Every Last Drop

Our modern toothpaste tube designs have survived from the 1890s, despite the fact that they can waste up to 13% of the goods. Can this collapsible version change that?<p>Before a 19th-century Connecticut inventor named Washington Wentworth Sheffield came up with the idea of using a collapsible lead …

Origami

ROOM Collection: Modular Shelving That Embraces the Shape of Your Stuff

In college, I became the master of bin organizing. I'd stack towers of those black and blue mailing bins—you know, the ones where you'll win a hefty …

Furniture

Beautiful High Speed Photographs of Ink and Water

Italian graphic designer and photographer Alberto Seveso was fascinated by the art on album covers of heavy metal albums and skateboard plates. and …

Glory Box

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

Land Rover invention makes front of car 'transparent'

As part of Land Rover's Discovery Vision Concept car at the New York International Motor Show this week, the manufacturer has unveiled technology …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

Unforgettable Pictures By The Award-Winning Photographer Killed In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus, a critically acclaimed photographer for the Associated Press, was fatally shot in Afghanistan. She had covered everything from war to sporting events.

27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Photography

Food painted to look like other food

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

2014 World Press Photo Contest

The results from the 2014 World Press Photo Contest have been announced. The World Press Photo of the Year is a picture by American photographer John Stanmeyer, who is a founding member of the VII photo agency. See more of the winners here.

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Stuntmen from old movies

Bizarre Landslide Photos: Boulders Roll Onto Farm, Narrowly Missing House

A landslide in northern Italy hurtled boulders into a family vineyard.<p>Two huge boulders sent tumbling by a landslide narrowly missed a farmhouse in Ronchi di Termeno in northern Italy on January 21, 2014. The above photo, taken two days later, shows one of the boulders after it rumbled down the …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

Automatic’s Smart Driving Assistant Can Now Turn Your Car Into An iBeacon

Automatic‘s smart driving assistant, which combines a small piece of hardware with powerful mobile apps, was designed to provide vehicle owners with new tools to understand how they can get more out of their car’s performance. Well, it recently added iBeacon functionality, which could fundamentally …

Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

WaterWheel Water Carrier for Urban India

In India, collecting and carrying water is women’s responsibility. In rural areas, they have to carry water from distant sources and most often than …

Mum Takes Enchanting Photos Of Her Kids With Their Farm Animals

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova is the immensely gifted individual behind these simply flawless images of her two young boys and their animal …

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

Chris Power<p>First published on Tue 14 Jan 2014 12.00 EST

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

Stephen Wilkes' Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

In each caption, Stephen Wilkes shares his thoughts on each of his iconic cityscapes. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2013 This<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Stephen Wilkes<p>1 …

Piet Hein Eek uses offcuts from his scrap wood furniture to make Waste Waste 40x40

Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek has created a collection of furniture made by meticulously gluing together tiny squares of wood, which are cut from the …