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Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Optical Illusions

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

It looks like Google has been working on an oversize secret project on San Francisco's Treasure Island. A water-based data center? Could well be.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San …

San Francisco

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

Sculpture

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Mexico’s Secret Beach

I don flippers and a life vest, leave my goggles, smartphone, and camera behind, and line up to dive into the waters off the coast of Mexico’s Marieta Islands.<p>Clusters of people jump off ahead of me — couples, friends, families, all bobbing in the water like Halloween apples. I survey the landscape …

Reports of flesh-rotting drug krokodil popping up in Oklahoma and NYC clubs

As awareness of the super-addictive substance spreads, doctors are sounding the alarm<p>There have now been at least eight cases of the skin-rotting Russian drug krokodil reported in the US, according to medical professionals who spoke with <i>The Verge</i>, and at least three resulted in death.<p>Krokodil is …

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down To Your Death, Because YOLO

You wait in the doctor’s office with a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. When he returns, his face is somber and his eyes concentrate on the clipboard in front of him.<p>“You’ve only got a little time left,” he says apologetically. “If there’s anything you want to do before you die, now’s the …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Motor Authority

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Mountains aren’t just for wintertime skiing. This summer, check out these high-altitude resorts instead.<p>Oyster

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Sign us up! Fabregas and Lewandowski give United green light to join Moyes revolution

By and<p>Manchester United are increasingly confident they can bring Cesc Fabregas and Robert Lewandowski to Old Trafford this summer after being given …

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Launch “This Holiday Season” For $399, $100 Less Than Xbox One

Following up on their oddly detail-light press conference a few months back, Sony used their E3 press conference this evening to finally disclose a bunch of important details: the price, a launch window, and, at long last, what the PlayStation 4 will look like.<p>The PlayStation 4 will launch in the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Taking its name from 15th-century Italian mosaic artisans who …

Architecture

Flawless Dream Home: Two Storey Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

The Promenade Residence is a two-storey luxury home envisioned as the perfect “resort-like” house. The project was designed by BGD Architects in …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder

The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from …

Motor Authority

Articles about blue facade on Dwell.com - Dwell

Canada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its...<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>A 450-square-foot apartment in the Upper West Side needed to accommodate the resident’s working, entertaining, and resting needs,...<p>An …

Architecture

Amazing Places Cost Nothing (BOOK EXCERPT)

Herbert Ypma, the creator of the HIP Hotels series (that stands for highly individual places) is at it again, this time with "Amazing Places Cost Nothing," a new book which states, essentially, that the world's most amazing places don't cost all that much to see.<p>The book highlights thirty …

Creepy Short Film about a Robot Serial Killer - ABE

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These Laser-Cut MacBook Lids Will Take Your Mac Décor To An All New Level

Putting a sweet decal on your MacBook’s lid is cool and all, but if you’re looking to take things to another level with your MacBook decorating skills, maybe you you should try cutting some artwork into it with a laser.<p>The process of laser cutting artwork into your MacBook’s lid isn’t easy, but the …

Radical roads drive robot cars

A lot is written about the rise of autonomous cars, such as those developed by Google, but these vehicles will also change our highways forever.<p>One of the world’s most famously gridlocked cities in the world may be about to shed its image and get on the move again.<p>Los Angeles in California has just …

Autonomous Cars