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First-Person Video of a Paraglider Sailing Through a Gap Between Two Tall Buildings

Paraglider Derek Dutton captured some jaw-dropping first-person video of him jumping off a hill, maneuvering his paraglider incredibly close to the …

Fractal Experience: geometric GIFs by Erik Söderberg

Erik Söderberg's “Fractal Experience,” a series exploring the relationships between geometry, nature and the human being.<p>"I’ve limited each animation …

Postmodern Jukebox and Singer Karen Marie Perform ‘Creep’ by Radiohead as a Classic Soul Song

Pop song re-interpreters Postmodern Jukebox and Illinois-based jazz singer Karen Marie have reimagined Radiohead’s debut single “Creep” as a classic …

Massive whale shark lashed to truck

A fisher in China's Fujian province hauling home his catch of the day, a giant whale shark that reportedly weighed two tons and was 16 feet long.<p><i>(ABC</i> …

The Big Picture: Gaza conflict as seen from space

Earth's view from the International Space Station always makes for interesting imagery, and the latest to come from up there is no exception. Recently shared by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, a telling picture shows what Gaza and Israel looked like as the ISS traveled over the …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art | Colossal

<p>Last week Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma attempted to go where most artists only dream of going: to space. In a project titled Exbiotanica, …

An Amazing Version of the Trance Song ‘Sandstorm’ by Darude Played on a Toy Trumpet

Brooklyn-based trombonist Chris Ott plays the 1999 trance song “Sandstorm” by Darude on a toy trumpet in a recent video. Ott has also mastered the …

‘How to Have Cybersex on the Internet’, A Hilarious Instructional Video From 1997 on the Art of Cybering

“How to Have Cybersex on the Internet” is a 1997 instructional VHS that demonstrates how to get the most out of the web surfing experience and …

The Winners of the 2014 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

Selected from more than 18,000 entries, a photograph of a dramatic storm cloud, taken by Marko Korošec of Sezana, Slovenia, has been chosen as the …

Delicate Sculptures Animals

The Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos likes to experiment or invent new craft techniques. One of those she prefers is the hook. With this …

GoPro Video of Massive Schools of Jellyfish Off the Coast of Denmark

YouTube user Kenneth Pagh captured some amazing video of a giant school of moon jellyfish with a GoPro while sailing off the coast of Langeland …

Reflection Collection

Image: Philip Cornish<p>One of the best pieces of photography advice I've been given is "the best photo is often right behind you." You can be walking …

Goldfish Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap is so much fun! Each delightful pop lets us feel some tiny, immediate impact on the world. But Daisuke Akiyama’s <b>goldfish bubble wrap</b> is …

Hawaii's spectacular ocean waves – in pictures

Hawaiian photographer Clark Little gets to the heart of the action and shoots ocean waves in Oahu as they roll over him

Scope Vintage Photos of '60s and '70s-Era Celebs From a New Art Book - PAPER

<i>Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston</i><p>Jack and Anjelica in their skivvies. Babs in her iconic Scaasi suit. Iggy Pop sweaty and in a speedo. All these images and more appear in photographer Julian Wasser's recently-released art book, <i>The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser</i>, documenting the fun …

Surreal and Twisted Conceptual Art by Fabian Buergy

Swiss artist Fabian Buergy explores themes of dysfunction and transformation in his surreal and often twisted conceptual art installations and …

CANCUN’S UNDERWATER MUSEUM

Cancun’s Underwater Museum is an amazing ecological project that is a continuous effort to recuperate and enhance the reef areas surrounding Cancun …

A Pickpocket’s Tale

The spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins.<p>A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, Penn Jillette, of the act Penn and Teller, was introduced to a soft-spoken young man named Apollo Robbins, who has a reputation as a pickpocket of almost supernatural ability. Jillette, who ranks …

Battleground America

One nation, under the gun.<p>Just after seven-thirty on the morning of February 27th, a seventeen-year-old boy named T. J. Lane walked into the cafeteria at Chardon High School, about thirty miles outside Cleveland. It was a Monday, and the cafeteria was filled with kids, some eating breakfast, some …

Brain Gain

The underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs.<p>A young man I’ll call Alex recently graduated from Harvard. As a history major, Alex wrote about a dozen papers a semester. He also ran a student organization, for which he often worked more than forty hours a week; when he wasn’t on the job, he had …

The 8 Ugliest Animals You’ll Ever Lay Eyes On

Source: Imgur<p>Ugliest Animals: Pangolin<p>Source: YouTube<p>The pangolin is named after the Malay word, <i>pengguling</i>, which literally translates as “something …

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