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One of the Most Convincing Climate Change Visualizations We've Ever Seen

But we had so much snow this winter! But it’s only a couple degrees! But the temperature in my hometown feels fine! We’ve heard it all from climate …

Untwisted Ropes Tacked to Gallery Walls Appear to Sprout like Trees | Colossal

<p>Brazil-based artist Janaina Mello Landini creates tree-like installations with untwisted ropes fastened to the walls of galleries. Titled …

Bent Wood Objects by Joseph Walsh Studio Twist and Spiral into Extraordinary Forms | Colossal

<p>Designer Joseph Walsh believes that the quality of life can be improved by surrounding ourselves with work that is valued beyond both its form and …

Incredible Balloon Sculptures of Animals and Insects by Masayoshi Matsumoto | Colossal

<p>Don’t show these to your kids unless you want them to be completely underwhelmed by every balloon animal they see for the rest of their lives. …

Radically Diverse Australian Fungi Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>Photographer Steve Axford (previously) continues his quest to document some of the world’s most obscure fungi found in locations around Australia. …

Photographer Laurent Lavender Plays with the Moon | Colossal

<p>In his ongoing series of photos titled Moon Games, French photographer Laurent Lavender has subjects play with a rising moon, effectively …

Emptied Gestures: Physical Movement Translated into Symmetrical Charcoal Drawings by Heather Hansen | Colossal

<p>Splayed across a giant paper canvas with pieces of charcoal firmly grasped in each hand, Heather Hansen begins a grueling physical routine atop a …

Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich | Colossal

<p>Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich shoots phenomenal portraits of Siamese fighting fish (betta). The intimate photos are perfectly lit in …

Little Rickina is a baby orangutan that was rescued from a suspected poacher, and is now being cared for at the Ketapang Orangutan Rescue…

Little Rickina is a baby orangutan that was rescued from a suspected poacher, and is now being cared for at the Ketapang Orangutan Rescue Center, operated by International Animal Rescue. As a critically endangered orphan, she’s had a very difficult life, but this video shares a bit about the safe community that she’s now adjusting to. For more information, visit RedApes.org.<p>There are more babies and a family of orangutans in the archives.

The Most Beautifully Terrifying Spiders You Never Knew Existed | Colossal

<p>Wow! Ick. Oooh. Whaaaaaaat. No. <i>No</i>. NOPE. That pretty much summarizes my reactions while looking at these incredible macro shots of spiders …

The Ex from Holland - "Frenzy" Live in Olympia

New Light Paintings by Darren Pearson | Colossal

<p>Photographer Darren Pearson (previously) has been perfecting his long-exposure light painting techniques over the last few months. While I really …

Michael Moschen's The Triangle

The oldest glue in the world is over 8,000 years old and comes from a cave near the Dead Sea. Today, we have enough types of tape and glue to build …

Google Earth

Green Box is a Private Building Designed to be Consumed by Vegetation | Colossal

<p>Designed by Italian firm Act Romegialli Architects, Green Box is a small camouflaged garage for a private residence situated on the Raethian Alps. …

Spend four minutes looking at and listening to this Galapagos Tortoise, the largest species of tortoise, the 10th-heaviest living reptile…

Spend four minutes looking at <i>and listening to</i> this Galapagos Tortoise, the largest species of tortoise, the 10th-heaviest living reptile, and one of the longest-lived vertebrates on our planet. These animals can live over 100 years average in the wild, and over 150 years in protected captivity.<p><b>Extreme Tortoise Close-Up!</b><p>Arlo Midgett set up his camera near a tortoise and the old creeper moseyed on over to investigate. I promise you, if you set this to full screen and HD, you’ll never look at a …

Watch Cirque de Soleil performer Adrienn Banhegyi demonstrate the skills that have earned her two world records and a few World and Europ…

Watch Cirque de Soleil performer Adrienn Banhegyi demonstrate the skills that have earned her two world records and a few World and European Jump Rope championships.

Underwater Ink Photographs by Alberto Seveso | Colossal

<p>Over the past two years or so there’s been no shortage of photography and short films featuring the sensuous curls of ink plumes dispersing …

Electroluminescent Light Suits Create the Illusion of Stop Motion Dance | Colossal

<p>Wrecking Crew Orchestra are a dance crew out of Japan consisting of eight men who in these videos are seen dancing with perfectly synchronized …

Pre-teen engineer turns cardboard into college fund

A nine-year-old who built a games arcade from cardboard has earned enough cash to fund his way through college.<p>It’s a story that’s almost too perfect …

The Geometric Food Art of Sakir Gökçebag | Colossal

<p>And I have trouble cutting a sandwich on a perfect diagonal for my son. From watermelons to green beans and apples to pomegranates, Turkish …

Cosplay Feature: Sunset Dragon, Artist and Costumer

Cosplay is art – That statement has never been more true than looking at the designs and creations of SunsetDragon. A concept artist and designer for …

Photographer Takes a Boy with Muscular Dystrophy on an Imaginary Adventure | Colossal

<p>Slovenia-based photographer Matej Peljhan recently teamed up with a 12-year-named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy, to create a wildly …

A character in a moment, one created each day for 30 consecutive days, animated as an exercise of skill and imagination by UK-based anima…

A character in a moment, one created each day for 30 consecutive days, animated as an exercise of skill and imagination by UK-based animator Geoff King. He writes:<p>It was difficult to even think of what to animate most days. I spent a few hours on average for each day, sometimes it felt like all day. I originally intended to do them quicker but they usually didn’t get going till the late evening. This also meant all the days where only ‘first passes’ or 'straight aheads’. After the first 5 days …

A Duet for Leaves & Turntable | Colossal

<p>Composer and sound artist Diego Stocco released a brief clip today featuring his experiments with a new turntable and a few freshly gathered leaves. …

Watch these Lego Bionicle toy robots make music with drum machines, xylophones, synthesizers and other makeshift instruments

Watch these Lego Bionicle toy robots make music with drum machines, xylophones, synthesizers and other makeshift instruments. This is the Toa Mata Band, a project by sound designer Giuseppe Acito.<p>Each member is controlled by an Arduino Uno which is hooked up to an iPad running the MIDI sequencer app Nord Beat. Acito either gets them to play a pre-programmed song or they can do a live show with Acito controlling the MIDI sequencer in real-time.<p>Photo by Giuseppe Acito.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – Let Yourself Go

Showing off some fancy footwork and lots of practice, Lucie Plevova and border collie Jump won the International Freestyle Heelwork to Music …

The Arts

Bottle by Kirsten Lepore, a 2010 stop-motion animated story about a transoceanic, message-in-a-bottle conversation and the emotions that…

Bottle by Kirsten Lepore, a 2010 stop-motion animated story about a transoceanic, message-in-a-bottle conversation and the emotions that come with it.<p>We’ve featured Lepore’s work previously. You can also watch how she made Bottle in this behind the scenes vid.