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Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible

Whoa, evolution. Just... whoa.<p>The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic …

The family out-sculpting Mount Rushmore

For 70 years, the Ziolkowski family has been carving a sculpture out of South Dakota’s Black Hills that will be nearly 10 times larger than Mount Rushmore.<p>Dirty patches of snow dotted the roadside as we drove the winding route through the evergreen forests of south-western South Dakota, the van …

National Parks

Humans Accidentally Made a Space Cocoon For Ourselves Out of Radio Waves

Praise be to the radio-induced space bubble.<p>Humans have accidentally created a protective bubble around Earth by using very low frequency (VLF) radio transmissions to contact submarines in the ocean. It sounds nuts, but according to recent research published in <i>Space Science Reviews</i>, underwater …

'Reverse Prisma' AI turns Monet paintings into photos

Impressionist art is more about feelings than realism, but have you ever wondered what Monet actually saw when he created pieces like <i>Low Tide at Varengeville</i> (above)? Thanks to researchers from UC Berkeley, you don't need to go to Normandy and wait for the perfect light. Using "image style …

UC Berkeley

OldNYC is like time travel for Google Street View in New York

We’ve all grown accustomed to Google Street View and its growing coverage of the world. It’s hard to imagine a time without it.<p>There may not have been Street View between 1870 and 1970, but people did take a lot of pictures — especially in New York City. Thanks to the New York Public Library, these …

Time Travel

Tech-savvy squirrel steals GoPro camera, shoots ‘Up the tree’ documentary

Squirrels in Montreal, Canada, are not tech-shy, as was proven by a recently uploaded YouTube video.<p><i>“This is the BEST POV EVER! Absolutely out of a</i> …

Amazing Photos Of Abandoned Soviet Infrastructure Will Show You the Meaning of Desolate

When the snow reclaims a nation.<p>From 2013 to 2015, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko traveled thousands of miles to some of the most remote regions of the country to photograph once-proud structures of the Soviet Union that have fallen into ruin. The collection, titled Restricted Areas, focuses …

I Believe Street Art Is All About The Placement

Hi! I am the UK street artist JPS and here is a small selection of my works chosen for their placement.<p>You can also see my previous post here.

Street Art

The Story of Disney's Abandoned America Theme Park

Once upon a time, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner dreamed of building a new kind of Disney theme park: one that combined all the fun and thrills of …

Snowboarder Films Herself Being Chased By Bear, Doesn't Even Notice The Animal

It's behind you. No, really.<p>A snowboarder has filmed herself cruising down a slope completely unaware she is being pursued by a massive bear.<p>Kelly …

Mom Turns Her 3-Year-Old's Drawings into Incredible Art

“As soon as she could grasp a crayon,” a toddler began collaborating with her artist mom.<p>Many parents hope their kids develop an interest in areas like debate, science or software design. But Canada-based painter Ruth Oosterman wanted her daughter Eve to love art as much as she did -- so much so …

HCI

Just a check-up? Bird acts as dentist to clean giraffe’s teeth

Amazing photos show a meticulous bird cleaning the teeth of a giraffe in Tanzania<p>How does a giraffe clean its teeth?<p>It may sound like the start of a poor Christmas cracker joke but a wildlife photographer may have just found the answer.<p>It appears some birds seemingly bored with flying around 24/7 …

The Pentagon Spent Nearly $43 Million On A Gas Station In Afghanistan

"It’s hard to imagine a more outrageous waste of money."<p>WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense spent almost $43 million to build a compressed natural gas station in Afghanistan that would have cost up to $500,000 anywhere else and which may no longer even be operational, a congressional watchdog …

Afghanistan

Amazing American Civil War photos turned into glorious color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s, but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black-and-white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

War

Scientists find you can reduce peoples' belief in God by directing magnetic energy into the brain

They found the same results when trying to reduce intolerance towards immigrants<p>Scientists from the University of York have found a way of performing mind control<p>By directing magnetic force towards the posterior medial frontal cortex of the brain, they were able to reduce belief in God and decrease …

Three-Dimensional Human Collages Encased in Layers of Glass

Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Dustin Yellin has received worldwide recognition for his technique to creating large-scale, fantastical collages encased within layers of glass. <i>Psychogeographies</i>, his newest exhibition commissioned by the New York City Ballet for the annual Art series, is a …

Art

Photos Show A Rare Glimpse Of The 'Real' North Korea

But do pictures ever tell the truth?<p>It's no mystery why North Korea is known as the Hermit Kingdom. The government, officially called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, relies on a combination of isolation and propaganda to communicate its image to its citizens and the world. Because it's …

18 rare color photographs of the Russian Empire from over 100 years ago

In 1907, the photographer decided to systematically document the Russian Empire, and he was given a specially equipped railroad car darkroom by Tsar Nicholas II for the project.<p>To create his images, he used an oblong glass plate through three different color filters of red, green, and blue, …

Photographer Revisits His 30-Year-Old Photographs of New York’s Chinatown

Revisiting photographs you took 30 years ago can be an eye-opening experience, and not simply because of the sharp realization of just how much has …

Impressive Father and Son BattleTech Costume Imagined Years Before Son Was Born

Years before his son Geraint was born, his father, Ryan, was planning a Halloween costume for just the two of them. The new dad is a BattleTech game enthusiast and created an impressive Sunder mech outfit that he and Geraint can wear at the same.<p>Imgur member and wife PutABowOnIt explained that her …

Famous Album Artwork Extends Beyond the Edges to Reveal Funny New Perspectives

If you ever wondered what existed beyond the edges of a music album cover, now's your chance to find out. For this series called <i>Album Covers–The Bigger Picture</i>, web design studio Aptitude was inspired by famous artwork from bands and musicians like Nirvana, Fatboy Slim, and Michael Jackson. Clever …

Michael Jackson

Hilarious Captions by Moms Highlight Absurd Parenting Stock Photos

Many of the images that you'll find on stock photo websites don't accurately convey reality. And sometimes, the difference between the real world and these sites' fantasy lands are so far apart that it's absolutely hilarious. No one knows this better than parents, who, according to these stock …

Parenting

Berlin Wall Being Rebuilt in a Dazzling Display of 8,000 Glowing Orbs

In 1961, the infamous Berlin Wall was constructed and completely cut off West Berlin from East Germany and East Berlin. The infrastructure was taken down in 1989 and with it reclaimed free movement between East and West. That was nearly 25 years ago, and to commemorate this occasion, light artist …

Germany

Cyclists Build Skeleton Car Frames to Make a Clever Statement About Vehicle Size

For this year's European Week of Sustainable Mobility, Latvian cyclists that are part of the <i>Let's Bike It</i> community made a clever and creative statement about cars. The group hand-crafted bamboo constructions that were vehicle frames built to-scale, and they then proceeded to ride the streets of …

Roads

One Man’s Photos from an Epic Road Trip Spanning 26 Years, 177 Countries, and 500,000 Miles

A 76-year-old man named Gunther Holtorf is back home in Germany now after an epic road trip. How epic was it? It could very well be the world’s …

Humans Just Got A First Close-Up Look At A Comet And It's Mind-Blowing

Ten years ago the European Space Agency launched Rosetta, a first-of-its-kind spacecraft on a mission to meet a comet.<p>That comet? 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>It finally accomplished that goal earlier this month — getting into the comet's orbit. But it's not done yet.<p>This November, Rosetta will deploy …

Explore Pyongyang North Korea Like Never Before in Mind-Bending ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse

The ‘Enter Pyongyang‘ flow-motion hyperlapse by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth debuted to the public two hours ago as of this writing, and already it has …