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A New Exhibition Celebrates The Beauty Of Crushed Cars

Ron Arad presents contorted, crushed metal as a collection of pressed flowers.<p>People relish a good wreck. Just look at the audience interest in the television show <i>Jackass</i> and its big-screen offspring, <i>America’s Funniest Home Videos</i>, along with the reality show <i>Human Wrecking Ball</i>–entertainment …

Picture of the week: Blood Sacrifice In Sumba, by James Morgan

Perched in the branches of a tree, these boys have a bird's eye view of the Pasola, a ritualistic battle in which hundreds of men on horseback hurl …

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Tianzi Mountain in China

The Tianzi Mountain in China is no less magnificent from the ground, but some say it is best viewed from a cable car. It takes only a few minutes for …

SEE: The 'New Yorker' Cover That Has People Talking

Bert and Ernie — yes, <i>Sesame Street</i>'s Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.<p>This time, for its July 8 and 15 issue, <i>The New Yorker</i> decided to use an illustration of Bert and Ernie for their coverage of the Supreme Court's decisions on two landmark gay marriage cases. The …

Ikea produces flatpack refugee shelter

The United Nations' refugee agency said on Friday that it has turned to Swedish furniture giant Ikea to produce a flatpack refugee shelter which can be rapidly assembled in crisis zones.<p>The first prototypes of the new shelters - which can be set up in just four hours without tools - are to be set …

Cheaper, Sportier Google Glass Competitor Is Now Available For Pre-Order

The XTREME Google Glass. Google Glass 2000! (It's actually called the Recon Jet, and it looks pretty sweet.)<p>With all the hubbub about Google Glass, it's easy to miss all the other companies that are also taking advantage of the availability and power of tiny smartphone components for head-up …

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 …

An amazing sand sculpture

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

The Evolution of Superman

The Beginning<p>If Cavill's Superman is an immigrant having trouble assimilating into his adopted homeland, he's actually come a fitting full circle …

Comic Books

Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

6 Apps to Unleash Your Mobile Photography Creativity

<i>“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”</i> – Ansel Adams<p>The connected camera and mobile photography currently …

16 Sweet Pictures of Kissing Birds

When birds are cuddling, preening or feeding each other, they can sometimes look as if they’re kissing. Although it’s not quite the same as kissing …

18 Peaceful Pictures of Animal Mothers

A mother’s love is what allows its baby to feel safe, nurtured, and cared for. Photography gives us the opportunity to capture this often unseen …

Animals

5 Fantastic Vine Users You Should Follow Right Now

I’ve never been a huge fan of the social networking video service, Vine. Not for any real good reason, mostly just because I was already perfectly …

Supermoon Photography: Photographers Comparing Shots from all over the World

The biggest supermoon of 2013 occurred in the last few days (and is still huge), over the evening of June 22-23 – it was a celestial phenomenon which …

Watch How Google Maps Photographs the Tallest Building in the World

Google Street View’s massive database of images covers thousands of locations all over the world. Biking and walking routes have been added along …

15 Amazing Pictures of Piers

Piers are unique architectural structures that are located all around the world. Not only do piers provide a beautiful place to walk along to view …

Youth in Focus: Changing Lives in Seattle Through Art and Photography

When I saw the work of photographer “Fiddle Oak” last month, I was so blown away by the level of maturity, boldness, and confidence exuded from his …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Three Weary Wolves

On a foggy morning at Omega Park in Quebec, Cananda, photographer Daniel Parent was able to capture this shot of three arctic wolves cautiously …